I am very excited to announce here that, with my dear friend and co-creator Lindsay Walker, I am starting a new voice and communication skills coaching venture: BeSpoke Communication. Lindsay and I got our MFA's in Voice Studies together from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. During our time there, we bonded over many things, from a shared love of red wine to a mutual interest in developing a holistic vocal practice that addresses mind, body and voice. We are both fascinated by the theme of presence in communication. At the heart of BeSpoke's mission is that presence is as much physical and vocal as it is mental. We offer coaching that is a combination of body work, voice work, and mindfulness to promote practices encouraging your whole self to be present in the act of communication.
What is unique about BeSpoke is that it's not just in-person coaching. We also offer (free!) online audio content that is intended to help guide you through setting up a sustainable home practice of working on your voice and communication. This audio content is an excellent supplement to any classes you are taking or have taken, as well as to in-person private coaching. It's a way of keeping your voice work specific as well as a way of offering you a guide when you don't feel like guiding yourself. Voice work on your own can sometimes get lonely, so BeSpoke's online services are a way of creating an online community dedicated to working on their communication skills. To help bolster the community, we'll have a blog that regularly addresses communication issues.
Lindsay and I are really excited about this new venture, as well as about continuing to grow our own private coaching businesses (which you can still contact me about through this website, and which I will still be writing about on this blog!). If I have gotten you curious about BeSpoke, head over to our website at www.bespoke-communication.com. On the site, you can sign up to follow our blog so that you'll be the first to receive updates about new content. We are also on Twitter @BeSpokeSpeaks and on Instagram as BeSpokeSpeaks. We'll be using those platforms to update you about content and to encourage you on your communication journey!
I wanted to let you know that, starting this Tuesday evening, I will be teaching a 6-week 'Voice for Business' course through City Academy. The course runs from March 8th- April 12th, 7-9 PM. This is a class for business professionals who are looking to develop more vocal confidence and presence in their professional communication. For more information or to book, click here. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.
Hope to see you there!