I already had a “story” that I never fully fleshed out or reflected upon. Vivian helped me develop it and transform it into a way that was interesting and let others know more about me. It was cool to see it all come together and realize that who I am today is very much because of my experiences in the past. As a result of this coaching, I have more self-awareness and clarity, reduced nervousness, and more motivation. I know how to practice public speaking and communication skills. I learned about intentional storytelling!—Dee Rodriguez
My biggest take-away from the coaching is that the shift of my attitude, more than anything else, will make me more effective on camera and in interviews. I learned to create a clear intention, pair it with strong alignment, and practice both!—Kellett Letson, MD, MHA
I always looked forward to my coaching sessions with Angie, which were essential to developing my presentation and public speaking skills. Because of her influence and the valuable practice sessions, I became much more comfortable and focused as I prepared for my thesis defense in graduate school. Her approach allowed me to become more relaxed, personable and effective – all of which contributed to great evaluations of my work.”—Drake Thomas, consultant
I needed to refresh my public speaking skills before a keynote session (after an almost 20-year hiatus). Angie has a lively style and solid approach that helped me focus on my message – which is, of course, the point. I particularly appreciated the videotaping of the many different “takes” – very valuable. Her confidence gave me confidence to step up and out and I’m grateful for her support.”—Kathleen Osta, keynote speaker
Working with Neela is a true pleasure. She’s innovative, open, and sincere. Together, we worked on shaping and delivering my message for an impact that is both authentic and compelling.”—Michael Whelchel, Big Path Capital
Thank you so much for working with me on my Ignite Asheville 2013 talk. I was amazed and delighted with how you managed to help me improve my talk in such a short amount of time. I’ve given many presentations but none have been more challenging for me than this Ignite talk. The format of the event (length of 5 minutes with slides auto advancing every 15 seconds) required me to refine and focus my message.
It was also challenging for me because the topic was so personal for me and this made me feel vulnerable. By the time I met with you I was a little frustrated and very nervous because I wasn’t sure I would be able to communicate my message.
Thankfully, your spot-on coaching helped me get to a new place with my talk. Because of your help I am happy to report that I was able to stand on that stage and deliver my talk from my heart. Best of all, I had fun doing it! The surprise of the evening was winning first place! I couldn’t have done it without you!”—Tom Heck, founder of International Association of Teamwork Facilitators