Since 2014, my work has been focused on helping academics present and entrepreneurs present and pitch more effectively. This work has included running workshops and coaching both researchers and research-based start-ups. My work helps these presenters identify the most important aspects of their message, figure out how to wrap that message in a story that will connect, and learn to deliver it with a credibility-inspiring clarity. My formal education includes a PhD in curriculum development from McGill University, an MBA from the University of New Hampshire and a BA in psychology from Cornell University. My early professional career was spent working in program development and marketing in the private school sector.
My work originated within academia working with researchers presenting beyond traditional research conferences (general audience science talks / start-up pitching / grant pitching to individual donors or the private sector) and has now expanded to include solopreneurs working on keynote talks about their area of expertise as well as corporate executives.
1on1 and cohort presentation prep coaching. I have a teaching curriculum for groups as well as a robust 1on1 coaching practice working with individuals prepping for high stakes events. With this combination of expertise, I also do a lot of event coaching where the event organizers hire me to work with a cohort of speakers.