I have dedicated my career to teaching people how to minimize and manage their fears of public speaking through building confidence and learning speaking techniques.

The enthusiasm and outgoing personality I bring has helped me to train more than 25,000 individuals to communicate more effectively!

Through interactive exercises, real life examples, and accessible tools, I can help anyone improve their public speaking ability and have fun doing it! My passion shines through my coaching, as we connect to form strategies for speech preparation and delivery that are unique and natural to each person.

In addition to speaking, writing has also been a great passion of mine and I believe further strengthens my role as a coach.

I have been fortunate to gain the skills I have today. I have had the pleasure of getting to know people from all industries.

What I am proud of!

  • Helping over 25,000 people excel at public speaking

  • Founder of the Chicago Writers Conference, which brought community and opportunity to many aspiring writers in Chicago

  • Author of 21 Ways to Engage Your Audience

  • Former actress and graduate of Second City

  • Storyteller active in Chicago’s lit scene

  • Former founder and director of a non-profit

Things I hope to be proud of someday!

  • Playing the Ukulele

My education so far!

  • BA in English from Northern Illinois University

  • MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College

  • Graduate of Second City’s Conservatory

I truly believe my unique ability to communicate effectively across numerous platforms has truly provided me with the opportunities to grow as a conference speaker and communication skills coach. I have always been good at bringing people together through storytelling and interactive exercises and activities.

Most importantly, I love what I do! My number one goal will always be to help my clients be more comfortable, developed speakers.