English Pronunciation & Public Speaking Coach
English Pronunciation & Public Speaking Coach

English Pronunciation & Public Speaking Coach

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Introduction: Hi, my name is Sarah. I'm an English Language and Communication Skills Coach with 24 years’ teaching & coaching experience. I help professionals share their knowledge and insights with more confidence and ease in the global workplace. WHAT I OFFER Live and Asynchronous Coaching that gives you individualized feedback and step-by-step guidance for any of the following: ➢ Sharpening your English Speech Production Skills [Vocal Projection, Pacing, Diction, Stress/Intonation Patterns] ➢ Improving your Public Speaking Skills [Message Delivery, Body Language, Interacting with the Audience] ➢ Preparing for an Interview [Handling Mock Interview Questions, Communicating with Confidence] HOW I WORK WITH CLIENTS When you partner with me (Sarah Gallant), you get a professional who prioritizes your specific communication needs. Each coaching session typically includes (1) your work materials (e.g., PPT slides, meeting notes, excel spreadsheet) and (2) my training materials to help you reach your short-term goals faster. I provide very focused individualized feedback. If you are looking for someone who gets technical when it comes to speech, you will like working with me as we get into the nitty gritty of the English sound system. You will have access to a private online page that serves as a coaching space for review and completing homework assignments. I am responsive to your questions between coaching sessions. WHO I HAVE SERVED Executives, STEM professionals, and company employees worldwide. Government organizations hosting overseas programs. Medical professionals. Graduate students & academic professionals. Speakers of the following language backgrounds: Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Czech, Polish, German, Russian, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Hindi, Tamil, Thai, Bengali, Arabic and Korean. Corporate clients served: Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Hospira-Pfizer, The Marmon Group, Pepsico, Rational Production, Transdev, Angelo Po, Sirman, BNO Commercialisti e Revisori Legali (Italy), Rational Production, Fireex, YKVN—Ho Chi Minh City. Employees of Google, Caterpillar, Chevron, Ernst and Young, and others. MORE DETAILS ON WHAT I OFFER ✓ 1-on-1 coaching. I charge $90 per hour for a 10 or 20-hour coaching package. I typically meet with clients via Zoom or Teams. ✓ Individualized Speech Assessments to assess vocal projection, individual sound production (consonants & vowels), and speech rhythm (stress & intonation). I will give you recommendations for what to prioritize to improve your English speech clarity. I charge $150 per assessment. ✓ 1-on-1 and small group Speech and Communication Skills Coaching for company employees. Customized programs can focus on any of the following: English Speech Production, Speech Delivery, Vocabulary Building, Message Delivery, Public Speaking, Interviewing, Meeting Participation, and 1:1 interactions. ✓ Group coaching programs offered to the general public. For example, Global Workplace Speech Mastery, Fluency Booster for B-1 and B-2 Speakers of English, Fluency Booster for B-2+ and C-1 Speakers of English. ✓ Live virtual webinars and workshops ✓ 1-2 week mini-courses ✓ 1-6 month coaching programs ✓ Asynchronous coaching programs WHO I AM I am based in Oak Park/Chicago, IL (U.S.) and hold an M.A. in Applied Linguistics-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Before launching my independent small business (CommuniClear Global) in 2013, I taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Intensive English Program, English for International Professionals Program, and the International Teaching Assistants Program) for over 12 years. I enjoy the process of (1) learning about each client's short and long-term goals and (2) designing a results-driven program that is engaging and geared around real-life communication. A NOTE ON PRICING: There is customized pricing available based on the type of program and number of hours that you commit to. Typical programs include 10-20 hours of live 1-on-1 coaching. Reach out now for a free 30-minute consultation so that we can discuss your goals and how we can work together.
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Lena T.
Oct 6, 2023
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I really enjoyed my 5 sessions with Sarah. She taught me how to improve my English language skills and how to prepare professionally for my job interview using innovative relaxation and stress reduction techniques to speak more authentically and conversationally. I found this training very helpful and would recommend Sarah to any ESL speaker who wants to sound more natural.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Advanced • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Zifeng L.
Oct 25, 2022
Sarah has coached me for speaking American English for 3 months. She was able to catch many of my pronunciation mistakes and help me correct them. I still find this coaching very helpful, even though I’ve studied and worked in US for almost a decade. I would recommend Sarah to any ESL speakers who want to sound more native
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Margo W.
Nov 5, 2021
Working with Sarah to improve my American English pronunciation was the best decision I ever made. I moved to the U.S. from Poland 12 years ago and tried using a few accent reduction books, but it wasn’t working at all. I recently realized that without help, I would not be able to advance professionally. Thanks to Sarah from CommuniClear Global, my English speaking skills have improved tremendously. Her techniques proved to be very effective and I could see (and hear) the difference very quickly. The program was designed well and although somewhat intense, it fit my work and family schedule perfectly. Sarah’s assignments and feedback were excellent and I was able to apply what she taught me right away. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of CommuniClear Global and Sarah.
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Massimo a.
Nov 5, 2021
I have been extremely happy with Sarah's video call training. The lessons are engaging and well-structured with good online materials. I personally believe that they are quite unique and innovative. For me, it has been a big plus that I can attend the training sessions in the office, at home or during business trips, and the technology platform works well. After a few lessons, I saw real significant progress. Based on these successes, I decided to buy further (coaching) sessions with Sarah at CommuniClear because I would like to ride the momentum and strive for continuous improvements
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Oct 15, 2019
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What a difference her training made.How can I summarize what difference Sarahs accent training made in my life? Maybe by highlighting the path I took and the work I am doing now.As a German by birth, I was always reminded how strong my accent was. Not only made people fun of me (you sound like Schwarzenegger who actually is Austrian) but I noticed that some people just had difficulties understanding me as I slurred my speech at times and swallowed the end of a sentence. And importantly for me, I believe there was a glass ceiling for me, unable to reach the top unless I feel confident that I speak without a significant accent.Now fast forward 4 years, constant awareness, practice and monthly refreshers with Sarah and here we go: I am now CEO of a biotech company. Obviously, it took a few other skills getting me there, but reducing my accent to a minimum, being well understood by others due to the change in pronunciation were a major part of it.Thank you SarahUlrich
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    In addition to my 1-on-1 coaching programs, I offer small-group programs that have a maximum of 5 participants. These provide individualized focused feedback, step-by-step guidance, and small-group community support to help you steadily advance your spoken-English communication skills. For a 12-week program that meets LIVE weekly, the fee is $550.00. Head over to the program page on my website to learn more. This group coaching program is called "Global English Communication Mastery: A 12-week Speech and Communication Skills Coaching Program."

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an M.A. in Applied Linguistic with a specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I have attended (and led) half-day workshops on English Pronunciation and Clear Speech Communication in the global workplace.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have worked with global professionals in both academic and business contexts. I have worked with graduate students and international teaching assistant who were struggling to speak, present, and interact effectively in spoken English. I have also delivered 1-on-1 and small group coaching programs for company employees at major international companies, such as Hospira, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Pepsico, The Marmon Group. I also work with individuals entering the workplace.

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