I work with creatives and technical professionals (and their teams of fabulous designers, creative directors, writers and marketers) who want to get their ideas seen, heard, and respected.
I teach creatives how to connect with the audience and deliver presentations that engage so you can own the room and be seen as an authority.
If you’ve ever:
Sat through meetings in silence
Passed up opportunities because they involved presenting
Kicked yourself when someone else chimed in with your idea before you…
It’s time to speak up.
The world needs your ideas. With preparation, practice, and guidance, you can:
Be the creative expert in the room
Give a presentation that isn’t dull or robotic
Connect with your audience so your presentations are more conversational and collaborative
Stop rambling and stay on point, even when you’re nervous
SO WHY ME?
I’ve led workshops at Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, nonprofits and financial service companies. I’ve spoken at colleges such as Pratt and FIT, and networking groups such as Ellevate Network and the Cornell Women’s network.
Before I started a business, I spent 15+ years in creative industries, from publishing, to fashion, to design and build.
I worked side by side with creative teams on window displays and high-end environmental design projects for companies like Coach, Adidas, Luxottica and Diesel.
I’ve sat in many chairs – designer, project manager, publicist and client – so I am uniquely positioned to see different perspectives and bring diverse teams together.
I studied design at Cornell and Fashion Institute of Technology
I’m a certified coach and Energy Leadership Master Practioner from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
I’ve coached creative directors through their first conference talk, team leaders through their staff reviews, and professionals across industries to be more engaging in presentations
I am a long-time Toastmaster and an expert at boiling down complex ideas into clear, concise, memorable presentations
YOU TOO CAN BE THE CREATIVE EXPERT IN THE ROOM AND TURN YOUR SKEPTICAL TEAMMATES AND FRUSTRATED CLIENTS INTO HAPPY, CONVINCED COLLABORATORS.
Many people think that public speaking is an innate talent but it’s a skill that can be learned, just like baseball or knitting.
How did I go from window designer to communication coach?
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 them great designers and problem solvers didn’t always make 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 vision so they can share their amazing creative work and move forward in their careers.
I’m a long time New Yorker but 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. When I’m not coaching or running workshops, you can find me playing legos with my 5 year old, mentoring new members at Toastmasters, and community organizing around local school issues.
NOW WHAT ABOUT YOU?
I can’t wait to help you tell your story.
Get started with 4 Steps to a Winning Work Presentation.