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My daughter Jayda Texas and my son Abraham have had the distinct pleasure of having Guy Monroe as their Charisma Coach and teacher for several years. When my teens first came to Guy they were shy about speaking and singing in public. After working with Guy they haven gained great confidence to speak boldly and passionatly about their beliefs and they truly have fun interacting publicly.. Through working with Guy my teens have developed a strong sense of confidence. Guy has taught them outstanding leadership skills and helped them to develop a clear sense of their life purpose and destiny. You can depend on Guy to set the best example as an instructor. We truly appreciate Guys and we hold him in the highest esteem. I sincerely recomend Guy Monroe an extrodinary Charisma Coach.
Brian is personable, exceptionally gifted--both in teaching and in his own talent as an artist--and wickedly funny. I owe to him my foundation in vocal training and piano that allowed me to pursue a major in Theatre at the University of Michigan. But more importantly, it was with Brian that I had my very first voice lesson, and for that I credit to him an unending hunger to never stop learning and growing as a performer. He creates a safe and free space to both make mistakes in and sing the best you never expected from yourself. Brian strongly emphasizes a strong foundation in technique and challenges each of his students to go above and beyond even their own expectations.
First phone contact AND subsequent, in-person, one-hour session with Michelle Hannah was outstanding. She is polite, courteous, promptly responsive to your queries, professional, yet friendly, warm, inspiring, and NATURALLY vibrant, positive, and energetic. She is also sincere and authentic - what I truly respect. And she demonstrated her expertise immediately. I was thoroughly impressed. She is excellent at honing in right on my target desires and goals (be these implicit or explicit), and mirrors and articulates well my objectives. She also is very good at obtaining clarity from me on any issues or points that are relevant to my objectives. This indicates to me that she is listening very well, and accurately, and is responsible to not misunderstand or assume/presume what I feel, think, or mean to say. In doing so, I feel that I am clearly heard by her. As such, she recognizes nuances that may either hinder or help me as I proceed forward. Terrific communication skills, and which do not feel forced or mechanical. She's fluid AND precise in how she communicates. In her emphasis on the pragmatic, she quickly, effectively, and clearly breaks down my larger goals into realistic, do-able, non-intimidating chunks. This so that I will have a better chance at experiencing the positive re-inforcement of my having actually completed my step-by-step goals. Instead of feeling bogged down and discouraged, this gets me moving out of 'stuckness' and stagnation. (Getting unstuck is difficult to do on one's own, when it comes to particularly sticky or stubborn issues. Including counter-productive ones that I've been tolerating for too long and to my detriment. So, Ms. Hannah's positive 'shake-up' activates me in the best ways, and in alignment with what is best in me.) In her non-judgmental and compassionate way, Ms. Hannah affected my energy, my outlook, and my confidence immediately and for the better. And she did this without hype or false or artificial means, but in substantive and real ways (and matching what I feel about my true core self). I feel that, with Ms. Hannah, my life situation and desired goals are genuinely validated. Terrific to feel that I have someone in my corner, in a healthy, productive way. Just invaluable. She is also well organized. I was impressed with the introductory worksheets she asked me to fill out, before our first session, and the realistic, do-able homework she gave me to complete before our next session. She understands the importance of positive momentum, as do I. Accordingly, I appreciated her recommendation that I schedule my next session not more than 9-10 days after the first one. I told her ahead of time that that's the kind of accountability I want and need, to keep me on track with my goals at this early stage. In my estimation, Ms. Hannah went above and beyond for my first session. That said, I will not take her generosity of investment for granted. In fact, it's part of what motivates me to meet my goals: valuing her time and my time, and what we put into the work together, as client and coach. As I see it, this is not unlike an athlete who's inspired to do well, not just for herself but in appreciation of her coach's efforts as well. She also works with a partner-coach whose business/finance background will be very helpful to some of my goals as well. But the partner-coach is not involved with my private sessions with Ms. Hannah. Those, I presume, would be separate sessions on an as-needed basis. A great complementary choice for a client to have. The only area of improvement I would suggest, thus far, is that Ms. Hannah provide her office address on her initial intake material, once a client hires her. A simple, practical item of information.
Attending Beverly’s workouts and workshops are a MUST if you want to stay on top of your game! Whether you’re a newbie or a working professional, you will have the opportunity to learn and train under the tutelage of a seasoned veteran in the VO industry. Beverly knows VO and a whole lot more!! She brings real world experience from singing, acting, theater, voice over, agents, and in-depth knowledge of the entertainment industry to class in an effort to make you a more talented and better prepared artist! She has personally helped me in voice over, acting, auditions, and singing…and it has paid off! Thank You Beverly!!
I came to Oliver at Verbal Ninja ahead of a big speech that had career and even life changing potential. I was speaking to a large group of fellow doctors, several of whom were what you might call “celebrity doctors.” Frankly, I wanted to upstage them. I myself have an acting background but have always had a lot of stage fright for public speaking. I worked with Oliver over the month leading up to the big event. I knew what I wanted to say, just not quite how to say it. He made my words sound like nothing I’ve ever heard before—yes, that good. Yet it still sounded like me…I felt comfortable and spontaneous. He sort of gave me the voice that I always thought I had inside, if that makes any sense. He also coached my delivery, voice, gestures, movement, eye contact, etc. etc. His tricks to conquer stage fright—especially the psychological aspect—are brilliant. The result? I think I killed it that night. Even my billionaire friend who came to see me said I spoke better than a lot of people he sees that speak on a regular basis. Even the owner of the company had this to say: “Thanks for everything, the event was great and we were very happy that you gave that speech, it was amazing! Not only the way you presented (like an actor) but also the content was very emotional, some tears were shed from Melissa.“ People came up to me afterwards and shared how I changed their view on aesthetics and really motivated them. All the “famous doctors” who spoke alongside me on the panel were super impressed as well. In short, Oliver came to me highly recommended. He leaves me even more highly recommended. If the stakes are high, he’s the guy.
Kim was fabulous! She did a great job bringing out a message for all of us and really tailoring her speak to our small group.
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I have known Jose for sometime now in the professional world and have always admired his work ethic and creativity. I have had the privilege of hearing him speak from stage as well and his message is powerful, inspiring and thought provoking. Jose is the real deal and someone I am blessed to do business with and call a friend.
Mark and I worked together closely for the last three years. Mark has outstanding insight into the lives of others. He has great compassion and is a good listener, but he also is able to go beyond these and provide a genuine therapeutic touch. He is a person of great integrity and that shows in all he does. He also is able to help people with very practical strategies. He is not afraid to challenge someone to be true to the directions they want to follow and and need to follow. He directly challenged me a number of months ago to stop talking about and start investigating something that I had mentioned several times as a possibility in my life. His challenge helped me to take the steps I needed and I am very glad now that I did. Mark is very bright and insightful. He is an excellent communicator at personal and public levels. He is creative and innovative. He is also trustworthy and safe to speak to. I am grateful that having journeyed together with Mark for these last years that I now consider him a close, wise, trusted friend.
Stephanie has helped me on two separate occasions prepare to speak in public. The first was with my social media presentation that I had to give at an international dance competition to studio owners, and the other was my Maid of Honor speech for a wedding. Public speaking is definitely not my forte, but Stephanie helped me to feel confident and be successful. Stephanie is very professional and lovely to work with. I would highly recommend hiring Stephanie, I will definitely use her again next time I have to give a speech.
I have learned many tips to improve my ability of public speech. The training is worth my time.
I have known Deborah through Toastmasters International since 2010. Deborah is a consummate professional who working diligently to deter bullying in the workplace and schools. She is a huge believer in leadership training and mentoring programs. She is also a Certified John Maxwell Speaker. She conducts countless public presentations for students, parents, teachers, administrators and managers. I consider her a fabulous mentor and highly recommend her to any organization wanting a motivational speaker.
Working with Jamison was so helpful and a total pleasure. As an Australian, having to audition with a specific regional American accent can be pretty intimidating, but Jamison broke it down in a logical, easy to understand way. She recorded samples of her speaking in the accent that I could refer back to, and kept the lines of communication open once our session was over. I can't recommend her highly enough. - CLAUDIA O'DOHERTY, ACTRESS / WRITER Working with Ms. Bryant was an incredibly satisfying experience. Not only did she completely grasp my needs in our sessions, she was able to help me address them and achieve the results I desired. She also gave me concrete vocal tools and exercises that I've continued using. She is an intuitive and wonderful coach and I highly recommend working with her. -LUCY ENGELMAN, ACTRESS / VOICE OVER ARTIST / WRITER