As a kid growing up in Miami, FL, I hated my voice. I would answer the phone and people assumed they were talking to a girl. The playground was also ripe and fertile ground for harassment and bullying. There was nothing I could do to mask the voice, so I kept quiet and I shut down.
For someone who hated drawing attention to himself, it is ironic that I was a professional actor for 15 years. While in graduate school at UCSD, I had the privilege of working with internationally renowned voice teachers who gave me the tools and confidence to own my voice and harness its power. While at UCSD I taught Public Speaking to undergraduates. It was a natural calling to work with people to push pass their fear of public speech and find the strength and beauty of their voice. It was in these classrooms that I discovered the ability to “Sister Act” people. The seed was planted to launch a Public Speaking coaching business as I wrapped up my last year at UCSD.
After grad school, I found my home in repertory acting companies in New York and all over the US performing Shakespeare and Musical Theater. While pursuing my acting career I simultaneously started building Fearless Communicators. In February of 2015 I returned home to New York City to focus all of my creativity and energy on Fearless Communicators. As a Public Speaking Coach, I work at the intersection of voice, body, and mind. It is in this zone that clients create sounds they never thought possible. I work with people and organizations committed to playing and speaking big.