My job is to probe the relevant potent questions.
Finding the key to unlock the places where we are stuck varies hugely from one individual to another.
I offer organic, individual-based communication strategy. The aim is to be the authentic you, comfortable in your skin, with a specific goal and a clear map of how to accomplish that.
The idea is not to act like someone else but to have a deeper understanding of what it is to embody yourself, in contrast to many of the speaking strategies that can just turn you into a robot.
Sometimes just a shift in stance, articulation, and body movements can change the whole game.
And sometimes it is a question of deeper investigation, for example: What is the Inner Saboteur up to?
Being your natural self and owning your voice sometimes means just getting out of your own way.
Every speech can be interesting, and everyone is capable of a level of artistry. I specialize in helping individuals organize their presentation so that it is creative and engaging, and can be delivered effectively.
When I work with you as a speaker coach, we work with both you as the speaker and with your specific presentation. The presentation must have shape, emphasis, rhythm, just like a play.
Establishing your message with conviction, and creating a roadmap for the delivery of that message that is simultaneously exciting to you and the audience is the key. Every speech can be interesting , and everyone is capable of a level of artistry. I specialize in helping individuals organize their presentation so that it is creative and engaging, and can be delivered effectively. I assist people in becoming the author of their entire onstage experience.
Sometimes simply remembering what you are most inspired about can turn things around and move the speaker out of monotony and predictability. Remembering what you are saying, why exactly you are saying it, and why the message matters can ignite or reignite your enthusiasm and inspiration for the presentation.
I aim to help people hone their natural skills, casting light on their blind spots, and bringing awareness to any strategies of disconnection such as rambling, aggression, under-assertion, and so on. The result is natural rather than forced communication, and an enjoyable presentation experience.
I found Justine’s work transformational. Her capacity to hear what is needed (and not needed) is exceptional. Justine offers deep insights that help open up the talk and give it life. I have worked with a great number of speaking coaches and I can honestly say that Justine is the most exceptional coach I’ve experienced.
Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., Professor, Santa Clara University; Author, TEDx Speaker, Mindfulness Consultant
Justine works with laser precision to identify the essence of your talk, facilitates the most impactful delivery and helps you to discover obstacles that could be getting in the way of either. Her understanding of human character is epic and her particular magic lies in helping you to connect to your biggest and best self. Justine is a treasure and a keeper and I consider myself beyond lucky to be able to work with her.
Kristin Kaye, Author and Playwright
Justine showed up in my life as I was struggling to find the structure and thematic thread for my upcoming TEDx Talk. She very quickly understood what I was trying to say, and helped me not only dive straight in, speaking it, to help me develop visceral trust in my voice and wisdom to shine through, she also helped me see how to connect the parts with structure and weave a compelling story. I highly recommend Justine for her gentle yet sharp ability to intuit and guide you towards the essence and through line of your project, and jump start your courage to just dive in and learn by doing it…
Lone Morch, Photographer, Storyteller, Speaker, Adventuress
I am a visual artist and spend most of my day behind a canvas, in silence. Speech is not my strength. I show my artwork at DZINE gallery. I had been asked to speak about my art process for the event Artists in Conversation and to also speak about how I felt showing in their gallery space. I was told that this talk was to be filmed. I was very nervous to speak in public so I turned to Justine. In our first meeting, as soon as I arrived she had me begin. Within two short sessions I felt I understood the language of public speaking. She helped me with my physical presence and movement. She helped me develop my speaking voice. I highly recommend Justine. She is brilliant and made the process fun and light-hearted.
Melissa Parhm, Visual Artist