For over 20 years, Connie has coached hundreds of singers and speakers, both in individual and group settings.
Speech coaching clients have included sales representatives, attorneys, clergy, professional coaches, fitness trainers, non-profit executives, entrepreneurs, engineers and even teens. Connie also offers singing lessons & presentation skills training to provide a well-rounded experience for all.
Connie has been called "the voice fixer" and has a reputation for being quick to assess the negative habits that are creating barriers and offer step-by-step strategies to replace them with supportive habits.
Connie is also intimately familiar with the frustration that voice issues and shyness or social awkwardness can create for speakers and singers. She has been hearing-impaired since birth (deaf in right ear), and had medical and dental issues that impacted her speaking and singing (TMJ jaw realignment and vocal cord paresis from a viral infection (for you curious types, that would be Superior Laryngeal Nerve Paresis on the right side).
We all have challenges that we need to find ways to transform so that we can thrive and express ourselves effectively.
Connie was also born into a musical family and has been singing and performing since the age of three in addition to enjoying a 40+ year career of teaching in a variety of educational settings from early childhood programs, to an adjunct faculty position at the college level, to a clinic intervention setting, to transitioning into private coaching in 2000.
In 2003, after observing unusual breathing patterns in a number of students, Connie obtained an Advanced Certification in Breath Therapy. This priceless training, along with ongoing study of the breath, is foundational to cultivating a strong voice, managing our stress response and developing good follow-through on your delivery.
Connie holds a BA in Social Work, a MS degree in Education; Advanced Certification in Breath Therapy; Certificate of Voiceworks Method & Pedagogy of Styles Training; college-level coursework in Piano Pedagogy; 10 years of private piano study; Certificates of SoP/People Skills and Presentation Skills Training and more.