Learn how to:

Use visual aids for maximum impact

Turn public speaking anxiety into enthusiasm

Prepare for the unexpected

Create a connection through eye contact

Build skills to build confidence

Grab their attention with voice and movement

Structure content for flow and persuasion

Impact your audience through interaction

Be in the moment

Relax and enjoy public speaking!


My Profile:

Master's degree in Education, UC Santa Barbara Bachelor's degree in Theater, Pomona College

School- and community-based training, education, and public speaking professional since 1989 Over fifteen years professional public speaking experience Theater performance background Expertise in adult learning principles Expertise in communication skills development Expertise in program and curriculum development Visit my website for more information:


1990 - 1992


University of California, Santa Barbara
Sep 1983 - May 1987


Pomona College

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2005 - Present

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Coach
Speaking can and should be fun, and by being your true, authentic self and demonstrating passion and enthusiasm for your topic, you can overcome a world of fear and anxiety.
Apr 2004 - May 2007

Jewelry Artist

Elle B.
Elle B. offered one-of-a-kind, high quality, nontraditional jewelry featuring vintage glass in modern designs: adornment for uninhibited women! "Retired" to focus on my coaching business.
Aug 1997 - Dec 2005

Founder/Executive Director

Body Electric
Body Electric's mission is to promote participation, recognition and celebration of local women and girls in sports and physical activity.
May 2002 - Apr 2004

Training Coordinator

Tri-Counties Regional Center
Together with a team of consultants and employees, created and implemented a training plan covering 250 employees in three counties, as well as board members and vendors.
Sep 2000 - Nov 2001

Director of Programs

Morgan Foundation
Morgan Foundation provided computers and Internet access to nonprofit organizations and NGOs in the United States and developing countries.