The Art of Public Speaking
Your voice and the way you speak can reveal a lot about who you are and how you envision yourself in the world.
Sessions are designed for professionals who want to be more confident and engaging when speaking publicly. Whether you’re on a conference call, a board meeting, on a panel or giving a TedTalk, this workshop will help you feel more at-ease and more dynamic when you speak.
From breathing and alignment to tone placement, tongue position and overall clarity including accented speech. When we work together, I will customize the lessons specifically for you and your ultimate goal.
Working through the body
Somatic Experiencing (SE) offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states.
The SE approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms.
This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
SE sessions are usually one-hour in length but can be ninety minutes or more depending on the circumstances.
Please contact me or schedule a free consult so we can figure out what might work best.
Lauren is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division. She has additional vocal training from Patsy Rodenburg, Saul Kotzubei, Deborah Hecht, Robert Williams and Deborah Lapidus. In addition, she studied Education at Monmouth University and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine.
For 25 years Lauren worked as a professional actor in theaters across the country including the Mark Taper Forum and The Geffen Playhouse in LA. She also appeared on TV in ER, Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives and The Whole Truth. She was the voice of the “Childhood Is Calling” campaign for Rice Krispies for many years.
She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, and VASTA
As a vocal and presentation coach, Lauren has worked with executives from corporate companies; BSH, Morgan Stanley, Resmark, Raymond James, Daystrom Technology Group, as well boutique fitness/health companies, professors (UCLA) and graduate students (USC).
Let's Work Together
Teen Wolf, To the Bone, Flower, Nightflyers
Lauren has been my dialect coach for several years and is truly fantastic!! When I first moved to the states I sounded foreign, or so I’ve been told. Today, after a couple years of working with Lauren people are surprised when they find out i‘m not originally from the US. Oddly enough, Lauren was the first dialect coach who actually imitated my speech pattern, allowing me for the first time to really hear myself speak and recognize the sounds I mispronounce. She has a sharp ear, catching any sound that is out of place, a wide variety of dialects under her belt and her instructions are clear and specific, adjusted to the individual students needs. Lauren possesses many skills and applies them all in class as needed; physical exercises, text analysis, and acting/dialect coaching.
CEO, Square Software Executive Coach and Forbes Coaches Council
There are many things I love about working with Lauren, so I'll start with three: her ability to explain things in a way where I'm able to make instant changes resulting in immediate improvements, her depth of knowledge helps to lock in the learning in a way that makes sense and is easy to retain, and her commitment to her clients. I send my own clients to Lauren because I'm confident they will have a positive experience working with her and will get consistent positive results.
Chad T. Wood
Actor, Los Angeles
Lauren has a real gift for sizing up a person and seeing where their tension and habits are getting in the way of their full expression. Our class had a range of students at various levels of comfort and training in body and breath awareness. Lauren seamlessly worked with the entire range find just what each of us needed for our individual development. I continue to benefit from the awareness and exercises Lauren shared with me and I would recommend her to anyone wanted to experience themselves more fully.``
Damages, Copper, Once Upon a Time, Deep State
I have recently been introduced to The Speech Ring and am currently using it in my preparation for my new role, Amanda Jones on Fox Europe’s ‘Deep State’. Even though I am a dual national (U.S/UK) my natural accent is British. I have been finding the speech ring very helpful in practicing the musculature required for the US accent required for this role. When out of practice the American hard ‘R’s can be tricky to get your mouth around, as can some of the more open vowel sounds. I have found going over my lines with the speech ring in place has allowed me to be more dexterous once it is removed. It has been a quick pay off!
Leigh Rachel Faith
Actor, Los Angeles
Coaching with Lauren has changed my life and my acting work. She has the uncanny ability to see through my noise, and nail exactly what needs tweaking. Whether it’s voice, speech, breath or acting related, Lauren’s vast knowledge and experience are always on target - and she delivers it all with kindness and great humor. I love working with Lauren!
Get in Touch with Lauren.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (323) 536-1553