Live Fully Coaching
About this pro
12 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
My colleague and I were looking for a public speaking instructor who could help us build our confidence speaking in front of small and large audiences. We both had the goal to become excellent speakers, and each of us had different areas we wanted to focus on. My colleague wanted to work on being able to speak eloquently, using humor, expressive words, storytelling, and creating a strong opening and a powerful closing. I wanted to work on projecting my voice, have better breath support, be relaxed physically, and feel confident in front of an audience. Through our time working with Joanna, we have both improved significantly. The changes to both our styles and general public speaking skills are obvious even though we have only been working with Joanna one day a week for several weeks. She is patient, kind and very understanding with us. We joke and make fun of the awkward exercises that she prepares for us. Those exercises are meant to remove us from our comfort zones and allow us to grow very quickly as they can be quite challenging. She creates a very trusting environment. We would highly recommend Joanna to anyone interested in improving their public speaking abilities.Mar 4, 2014Verified
Joanna is very talented public speaking instructor. The techniques that she uses to help you get where you want to be are beyond expectations. Because of her help, today I am better professional, less nervous, and more relaxed person when conducting presentations. You might have thought that breathing correctly when doing presentations is not part of how you present, in fact knowing how to breath correctly when presenting is a major role on how your audience is interested about what you are presenting and what they can learn from you. Working with Joanna, has helped me achieve this issue that I had for years and now I am more confident in myself and I know what to say to grab or get engage with the audience throughout my presentations. If anyone needs improvement on their public speaking techniques/skills, I suggest that you do not spend one minute more to think, just go ahead and contact Joanna right away because when your sessions end, you will see a big difference in you for good. Joanna, thank you again!!!Feb 12, 2014Verified
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes, I am always learning more in the field.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have a passion for the theater, for connecting to my emotions, and to touch others. I get great joy from helping others achieve their goals and dreams.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Coach clients individually and in small groups on the presentation skills. Coach clients on their acting skills and navigating the "business of acting." Individual counseling. Work with clients to get past their fears and challenges, and create positive changes in their lives. Life Coaching. Work with clients in groups and individually to work on where they are stuck, and help them take step by step actions towards reaching their personal and professional goals.