Deep down, you know it too.
The problem is—you don't think of yourself as a speaker. Speaking found you; you didn't seek it! And yet, you speak. Turns out, you're an unspeaker. Unspeakers are often unsure of taking the stage because they believe some common myths about public speaking, like:
But guess what? Your job is simply to connect. And perfection kills connection.
Becoming a speaker who truly moves audiences is a process of peeling back layers of vulnerability to reveal yourself—in down-to-earth ways people feel a natural resonance with. And this is a skill that can absolutely be learned.
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Maybe you're an entrepreneur who wants to grow a community of like-hearted fans (and know that sharing your ideas is the best way to do that), but you get 'butterflies' at the thought stepping out front.
Or perhaps you're a CEO or leader who loves numbers, but hesitates to tell the emotive story that makes those numbers meaningful.
Or maybe you've been feeling the pull to do a TEDx talk - but are just not sure where to start or how to do it in a way that really matters to the audience, and isn't just another forgettable 20-minute talk.
Do you have an idea that you want the world to hear... but can't quite wrap your head around the title of 'speaker'?
Unspeakers are idea-driven leaders and changemakers who buck the typical speaking approach because they want to bring their authentic, connected and courageous voice to the world!
I'm a mom, wife, bubbly water addict, Minnesotan, and professional speaking coach who's spent the last 20 years helping thousands of people all over the world learn to peel back layers of public speaking myths to share powerful ideas with authenticity, a cohesive narrative, and a powerful point of view.
I don't believe in formulas. There are a million ways to approach speaking and once you find the best approach for you, speaking can begin to feel less terrifying and more exciting.
I also don't believe in perfection. The things you think make you seem 'unpolished' or 'uninteresting' are often the very aspects of your personality people find truly refreshing and fun!
I know—you want to cover your fears, self-doubts, and mistakes and get yourself pitch perfect. I totally get it.
When we're on stage or in front of a room, what comes out of our mouths feels like it carries the weight of the world. Like it has the potential to make or break our credibility.
Clients hire me to:
To some extent, I can. (I'm really good.)
We practice and build their skills—which expands their confidence.
But then I tell them something surprising:
I don't want you to be perfect.
And here's why...
"Perfect" speaking skills don't really matter. What does? The ability to truly connect with your audience.
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Over the past twenty years as a professional speaker and speaking coach in high-demand, I can help you transform the way you approach public speaking so you learn to love it and truly excel at it!
Here are a few reasons why:
Because it's hard to know how you're really doing. Your friends and loved ones can give you feedback, but often it's conflicting feedback; or it's feedback that's not grounded in what really works onstage; OR they care about you too much to tell you the awkward truth.
Because when you've prepped your talk and it isn't feeling quite right, it's hard to know what to fix because you're simply too close to the material. This is a scary place to be—especially alone—because when you don't know how make your talk better, your mind goes bonkers with your worst fears of bombing on stage.
Because many of my clients have backed into public speaking—it's not something they ever truly desired for themselves but their careers have made it necessary—and they feel totally out of their element (despite being impressively accomplished in other areas of their lives).
Can you relate?