It's knowing how to communicate in such a way that not only captures attention but also makes a meaningful connection with your audience. Most speakers struggle with this and lessen their impact.
Research shows that women who invest in honing their communication skills reach higher levels of success, earn more income and become more influential.
What are you waiting for ?
(Pronounced "van-der-kwok". I get asked it a lot)
I love helping women leaders become exceptional speakers so they can stand out as the authority in their industry and make a bigger impact on the world.
Even though today I'm often referred to as a communication expert and a transformation catalyst and have had the privilege of coaching and mentoring 1000's of women leaders, communication did not come easy for me.
You see, there was a time when I was scared to speak up even in a small group discussion. It wasn't until years later that I realized that somehow I had lost my voice.
As a Certified Executive Life and Speaking Coach, Lisa has worked with highly motivated leaders in both corporate and non-profit organizations for over three decades. Clients feel empowered with the tools they pick up to help navigate through transition, change and challenging times, and expand their personal capacity to speak with greater impact and move into the next level of fulfillment, personally and professionally.
No one achieves success on their own. That's the power of coaching. Even highly motivated women go farther when they engage a coach to help them stay on track and focused towards their goals.
Want to be seen as an authority in your field, and become more visible? Do you want to know how to use speaking to grow your influence, impact, or income? Do you lack confidence and are afraid of messing up? Do you want to learn proven methods of creating and delivering a clear, concise , and compelling message?
Lisa's online training The Emerging Women Speakers Academy (EWSA) was created with you in mind.
The right speaker can make all the difference. That's why Lisa takes time to understand your vision and desired outcomes for the event so that she can do her part to ensure it's success. Client's love how Lisa delivers relevant and thought provoking messages that are also rooted in research and real-life experiences. Lisa's ability to engage audiences and connect in meaningful ways, leaves them feeling equipped and empowered to move forward.
"If I started my public speaking journey today, I would cut out the long trial and error process and go straight to Lisa Vanderkwaak for coaching. She'll teach you how to own the stage and make a lasting impact on your audience. As a result, you can get booked again and again."
"I was so excited to get my first speaking invitation as CEO of my own company. I immediately contacted Lisa Vanderkwaak. The closing Lisa helped me develop for my speech garnered a 63% closure rate. Lisa - many many thanks for your expertise and the gracious way in which your deliver it."
"So if you are thinking that you are not a speaker, and don’t see the need to connect (with a speaking coach)– THINK AGAIN!! As a direct result of implementing the tools Lisa offers in her speaking tips, I have become a better writer and a better speaker. I have connected more deeply with my audience and am a better listener. All important pieces for my business growth."
"I was actually stuck, not knowing what to do next. What I received will help fast forward my business by about 3 years.Through Lisa's coaching I came up with a program and gained new tools on how to present it. If you want to stand on stage and be seen as a professional speaker, then Lisa's training programs are for you."
"I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Lisa's One Day Speaking Bootcamp.I almost cancelled the night before because I was so afraid of speaking in public. Boy did I learn a lot. I was so glad I went. It is a "must do" course for anyone having to speak in public."
I was a beginner speaker without any formal training. One of my biggest hurdles was preparation. After applying the tools I learned from Lisa’s coaching program, I now spend less time in preparing and feel more confident in what content to include and more clarity around the outcomes I want to achieve. I know how to give a clear roadmap to keep my audience engaged from start to finish. What I learned from Lisa really shifted my thinking around public speaking.
"Lisa is a tenacious pursuer of excellence.”
"Before meeting Lisa I had no formal training in public speaking but I knew I needed to start speaking in public. My goal was to gain confidence and become clear as to how to get started and what I needed to learn to be a great speaker. I understand more about what it meant to be a public speaker"
"Lisa is an amazing coach who supports and directs you in your journey towards your goal. She also helped me become more focused so that I could reach my goal sooner."
"…the material used in training was so helpful, so practical, and very easy to follow. ”
"With her outstanding oral and written communication skills, I always look forward to reading Lisa’s newsletters and seek every opportunity to hear her speak.….her ability to draw from a wealth of global perspectives… makes Lisa’s coaching authentic and truly life-changing. "
"The simplicity of (Lisa’s) message made it very easy to understand and digest, and helped me experience the powerful impact speakers can have."
“Lisa’s ability to ask the “right” questions helped me …focus on my plan of action to close the gap between where I started and where I wanted to go. “
“...Through (the) teachings I feel challenged and really charged to take up my tools and run with the vision God has given me."
“Words can’t tell and maybe the heart can’t stop at any point to count the great revelations that I have (received) after this one day of Lisa’s trainings.”