LIVING INSIDE YOUR HEAD IS WHAT ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I work with a wide variety of professionals including designers, creative directors, writers, and programmers, who just like you, want their ideas seen, heard and respected.
You too can be the creative expert in the room and turn your confused teammates and frustrated clients into happy, convinced collaborators.
Many people think that public speaking is an innate talent but it’s just a skill that can be learned, like anything else you’ve picked up.
Sure, it takes time and practice, but you don’t have to be a natural performer to be a powerful presenter. You just have to take that first step.
It’s time to give that talk you never thought was possible.
SO WHY ME?
I’m Madeline and I help creative professional communicate their work in ways that your teammates and clients understand.
I studied design at Cornell and Fashion Institute of Technology and received my coaching credentials from the Institute for the Professional Excellence in Coaching.
I have spent my career working side by side with creative teams, leading large scale environmental design projects for Coach, Adidas, Luxottica and Diesel.
Now I spend my time coaching, facilitating workshops, and giving presentations at design companies, college and nonprofits.
I have 15 years of experience in creative industries, from publishing, to fashion, to design and build, so I understand the demands put on visual thinkers
I went through extensive training with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
I have degrees from Cornell University and Fashion Institute of Technology
I have led workshops and moderated panels for Ellevate Network, Cornell, Pratt, FIT, global financial service companies and nonprofits
I am an active member of Toastmasters and bring a wealth of experience as a speaker, evaluator and audience member for hundreds of speeches.
For years, I thrived in the fast paced world of retail. I loved seeing my projects come to life in stores. But after 10 years of late nights, early morning and managing projects in 4 time zones on 3 continents, I realized I had lost my passion for building store environments.
I stopped pretending I liked project management, enrolled in an intensive coach training program, and walked away from a 15 year career in fashion and retail design.
I knew I wanted to surround myself by creatives and I noticed that the skills that made people great at creating didn’t always go hand in hand with the skills that made them great at talking about their work. I set out to fill this gap. Now I teach teams and individuals how to organize their thoughts and articulate their ideas so they can succeed in the world of design.
I’m a long time New Yorker but I’m a child of hippies and grew up on a farm in rural West Virginia surrounded by chickens, goats, and 80 acres of open land. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and young daughter and look for every opportunity to incorporate the outdoors into our urban existence.
NOW WHAT ABOUT YOU?
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