I was invited to speak at a wonderful event recently called Show Up; Sparkle & Be Heard run by the charismatic Kay White. Kay and I met at a day of training I was running on Voice for Business. She invited me to speak at here 3-day event for Women in the corporate world. The governing ethos at the heart of the event is to be true to yourself. That you are your most powerful, most memorable and most effective when you are in your true self. This ethos is so in keeping with my own coaching ethos that I accepted the invite with delight.
Working With Voice speaking at the Show Up; Sparkle & Be Heard Live event. March 2015
I gave a practical talk on the value and power of breathing when using your voice. On how freeing the breath gives your voice more vocal power and grounds you.
The women in the audience are ambitious career women, often working in sustained stressful, and often predominantly male environments.
Through the brief talk I shared with them some simple yet effective breathing techniques and linked it to using their voices and feeling strong. Many women approached me afterwards to tell me that they found the exercise really powerful, reporting that they really did feel different afterwards. For some there was genuine release! For some it was as though they were breathing again for the first time in a long time.
Participant doing a breathing and centring exercise
The work I do is holistic in nature, and its objective is to allow the real you to flourish with courage and ease.
No more pretending. No more holding your breath. No more feeling small and intimidated. Through body, breath and voice work lies the path to the Real You!
Teaching an Accent Softening workshop at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. The workshop targeted the rhythm and intonation of spoken English. It also showed you how to use your voice to become an engaging, interesting speaker and avoid misunderstanding due to accent.
Here is a link to the feedback in a blog post they did about the session: