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The Sound of Status Workshop

What is your voice really saying about you? When you walk into a room, you may look the part. Your business accomplishments may indicate that you’re an achiever. But the moment you begin to speak, your audience will be listening carefully to gauge if your voice and message is congruent with your appearance and resume.

How we show up vocally leads people to definite and immediate conclusions about how we show up in the world.  How we say it is far more persuasive than what we say.

Your listeners decide in just seven seconds.

Simply put, there is a strong relationship between vocal acoustics and the psychology of perception: who we are as individuals, our personality, our strengths, what we bring to the table and also our weaknesses are unmasked in the voice. Is he/she strong, do they take the initiative, can they motivate, is he/she confident? Or is he/she a non-starter, timid, and seems to lack the necessary energy to drive results?

In this experiential workshop we will uncover unconscious verbal and non-verbal communication habits you are likely using right now that are negatively impacting your message, undermining your authority and negatively impacting the way you are being perceived.

You will explore the elements of powerful communication for leaders so you can effectively establish the influence you want in every conversation and create the success you desire.  In addition, we will address the various communication power leaks as they pertain to characteristic male vs. female speaking styles.

Tickets for members are $50/person and $75 for non-members. 

Hillary Wicht is an executive voice coach that helps her clients develop their voice for leadership so they can step more fully into their power, influence, and impact through the vehicle of voice. She has been empowering voices in the board room, the court room, the sales meeting, and on the stage giving her clients both the competence and confidence they need to have a voice and presence that creates success in their careers and lives. 

In addition to her private clients, Hillary is passionate about empowering women to stand in their value in powerful and effective ways. She is a partnering coach to the Athena Alliance, focused on placing more women onto executive boards and a resource to Women2Boards and Broadrooms.  She was also recently tapped by the Stanford Entrepreneurial Program as a communications expert in the psychology of pitching for fundraising.

Hillary’s past experience as a performer in the studio and on the stage as both a session singer and voice over artist bring a fun and rich foundation to her coaching practice. She has shared her voice with such diverse Grammy winners as American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis, Idina Menzel, Leonard Cohen, CeCe Winans and LL Cool J. She can be heard on commercials for McDonalds, Mattel, AT&T, Toyota, and beyond. She has performed on television and film sets, and stages small and large. 

Hillary combines her expertise in voice and performance with her background in Somatic Leadership Coaching and Psychology to deliver a comprehensive authority at what it means to have a voice and presencethat can authentically connect with others, move people to action, produce results, and create a legacy.

Earlier Event: October 17
Gin & Aquavits Exploration
Later Event: October 19
Sandeman Port Tasting