What We Do
CLEAR SPEAKING PROGRAMMES (DB&I)
For native and non-native English speakers. Acquire techniques to optimise your diction and pronunciation so you can communicate with greater clarity and confidence.
PERFORMANCE SKILLS & BODY LANGUAGE
Learn proven performance skills - adapted for business - and discover how body language increases voice quality and energy to help you communicate with eloquence and authenticity.
WELLBEING & DB&I PROGRAMME (VIRTUAL VOICES)
For staff at all levels and areas across the organisation. A social engagement project to create a virtual ‘choir’ to learn, rehearse and record a song, providing creative development, improving wellbeing and perception of physical and mental health.
VOCAL HEALTH & VOICE CARE
For teachers, lecturers, therapists, lawyers, coaches, presenters, or any other profession that requires extensive use of your voice. Identify how to increase vocal stamina and combat vocal strain, fatigue, and other common issues.
WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
Reclaim your voice and presence by developing strategies to help overcome negative patterns of nerves and stagefright, and enable you to confidently deliver a presentation, contribute at meetings or perform well at interview.
BREATHING FOR VOICE AND WELLBEING
Learn breathing techniques to relax and improve your speaking voice, and enhance your general well-being.
TRANSFORM YOUR SPEAKING STYLE & CREDIBILITY
Enhance gravitas and confidence by utilising greater vocal range and expression to influence team members, key stakeholders and C-Suite executives.
CREATE CONNECTIONS & ENHANCE BRAND
Elicit trust and create strong connections by conveying your message and values with empathy. Allow your voice to reflect your intentions, making your voice an integral part of your brand.
How I Work
After a lengthy and successful career as a theatre director, creative producer, vocal coach and educator across the cultural, corporate and education sectors, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the business arena.
My bespoke, individual programmes centre on the essential principles of voice production, combined with enduring performance techniques from theatre – restyled for business – to create maximum impact, enhance connection and transform vocal presence.
Following a preliminary strategic session, a personalised programme is designed for you with individual, private coaching and customised assignments to ensure optimum results. A minimum of three contact hours is required. All consultations are conducted in complete confidence, with the utmost discretion and sensitivity.
Understandably, not everyone wants to broadcast the fact that they engage a voice/speaking coach, but so many successful leaders do. My favourite feedback is, “You are my secret weapon!”
Corporate Engagement, Wellbeing and DB&I
Extensive experience in directing and training for stage provides the basis for my range of corporate engagement, wellbeing, and DB&I performance & voice programmes. Our Virtual Voices programme has been successfully delivered to Women At Indeed and Glanbia, amongst others, and the Clear Speaking range of programmes offer speaking, accent and clarity solutions to both native and non-native English speakers.
Applying our clear, practical vocal and performance techniques promotes confidence and belonging in the workplace, and empowers people at all levels to become more compelling and authentic in their communication – a skill which is increasingly in demand.
Clear Speaking and Performance Anxiety in the Workplace
Our voices help shape our business in terms of external and internal communication, and I can help you to harness your voice to most effectively deliver your message and communicate more effectively with customers and colleagues, thereby increasing your productivity and business growth.
By applying my clear and practical vocal techniques, I assist business leaders in developing a more compelling, confident and authoritative presence in the workplace, equipping them with tried-and-tested techniques to combat stagefright, insights to help non-native English speakers communicate with real authenticity and confidence, or rehearsing the C-Suite executive for that all-important speech.
Vocal Health | Voice Care
If you’re a teacher, lecturer, speaker, lawyer, presenter or involved in a business that requires you to use your voice extensively on a daily basis, let me show you how to maintain voice health and increase your vocal stamina. Group workshops or 1:1 consultations can be arranged online or in person.
I am an authorised instructor at Vocology in Practice - a global network of voice experts who are at the forefront of Vocal Health, Science and Pedagogy, an accredited Vocal Health First Responder, and I have completed specialised Singing for Lung Health training in the UK, while continuously progressing my vocal health and science education. I was an original faculty member of the first ever musical theatre degree course in Ireland, where I lectured in Voice, Acting and Music Theatre History and I continue to be active as a guest lecturer and facilitator.
My original training was in Voice and Piano at the Conservatory of Music & Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and I hold a first-class MA in Theatre Studies (Directing) from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Distinction in Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship from Trinity College, Dublin. I am a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS), Vocology in Practice, the British Voice Association, Network Ireland, and the Stephen Sondheim Society.
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