Find your Voice,
Stand with Confidence,
Speak with Clarity
. . . & Impact

You CAN Become a  Great Speaker!

You are in the right place if ….

….fear and anxiety often hold you back!

…. you struggle with getting your ideas into a concise structure

…. you want to make a BIG impact in the world

Turn your presentations into profits

Grow your business and expand your influence.

Learn to connect with audiences in deep personal ways.

Increase your confidence and speak with clarity.

Meet Lisa Vanderkwaak

Lisa founded the Emerging Women Speakers Academy (EWSA) when she discovered that most women are not being invited to speak on main stages because they lack the skills necessary to keep audiences engaged, own the stage and give a clear call to action. What most women don’t know is that these are ALL LEARNABLE SKILLS!!!    As a World Class Certified Speaking Coach, Lisa has worked with 100s of women leaders and professionals who believed they lacked the talent to communicate effectively. After being coached by Lisa and engaging in her programs, these same women experienced first hand the difference it made in their effectiveness when they applied even a few of the proven techniques they learned in EWSA . They realized that they CAN become dynamic speakers……..if they were coachable.

As a coach, Lisa has spent thousands of hours coaching clients on how to overcome fears, increase confidence, and master the skills to speak  with clarity and connect in deeper, more meaningful ways, with any audience.  Although Lisa is an accomplished speaker today, she is intimately acquainted with the paralyzing affects of fears of all kinds. At one time, the thought of having to speak in a small group left Lisa feeling anxious and light-headed.  That was, until she discovered the keys that helped her overcome fear, control anxiety and unlock confidence. As a result, she discovered simple tools to easily turn her ideas and experiences into compelling messages!

Combining over 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and  her educational certifications as a Speech Language Pathologist (MSc.), Corporate Leadership Coach and World Class Certified Speaking Coach,  Lisa is uniquely equipped to  help you and your team take your communication skills to the next level and increase overall leadership performance.

Let Lisa’s long road of learning become your shortcut to success. JOIN TODAY and start developing the skills  that will propel you upward  in your industry.

Here’s what Others Are Saying!

“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.”

Craig Valentine

World Champion of Public Speaking (1999), Communication Factory

” I was actually stuck, not knowing what to do next.The information 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 programs are for you.”

Alice Wheaton

Extreme Sales Growth Expert, Core Growth Foundations Inc.

“I was so excited to get my first speaking invitation as CEO of my own company. I immediately contacted Lisa Vanderkwaak.  After her coaching, I found I was much more at ease and confident about being able to deliver a speech that I was proud of.  My goal was to build my membership. The closing Lisa helped me develop garnered a 63% closure rate. Lisa – many many thanks for your expertise and the gracious way in which your deliver it.”

Stacie Dickerson

Results Coach with Tony Robbins Organization, Healthy Lifestyle Institute

“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.”

Darlene Schindel

Transformational Leadership Coach / Speaker,

“When I attended one of Lisa’s events someone asked me why I needed a speaking coach since I was already an experienced speaker. I told them that I am always learning.  I had always struggled with putting too much content into my message and not effectively engaging my audience. From that training event with Lisa , I walked away with a new way to structure my message that allowed me to capture the attention of my audience more effectively as well as wrap up with a clear call to action. …..If you want to add speaking to your marketing model, to grow your business, I suggest you join one of Lisa’s programs.”

Mary Lou Gutcher

Business Accelerator, Magnetic Business Solutions

“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.”

Shannon Lang

Entrepreneur, Elder Move

Speak with Confidence & Keep Your Audience Wanting More!


1. Join EWSA


2. Implement the Training


3. Monetize Your Message!


Become a Member and receive access to:


12 Learning Modules segmented into short content-rich videos.


Downloadable templates


Monthly Coaching Calls


Guest interviews with seasoned women speakers


Exclusive access to the EWSA Members ONLY online community


Pre-registration opportunity for “limited- space” events & special Members seating


The beautiful EWSA journal where you can store all your learnings and creative ideas in one place.


…… and more special goodies.

Practice helps, ONLY IF you are practicing the right skills!

Do you ever find yourself trying to imitate what other speakers are doing, hoping to get similar results? I know I did several years ago, and it left me feeling awkward and inauthentic.  Then I thought “maybe I just need more practice.” After all, everyone knows that “practice makes perfect”….. RIGHT? Practicing does help, but not if you are PRACTICING the WRONG THINGS, and end up forming some bad habits that hinder your effectiveness as a speaker.

Secretly, I wondered “Do I have what it takes to become a great speaker?”,  That is until I discovered this truth!

Over 90% of effective communication are LEARNABLE skills?

Perhaps you can relate to what many women do and sabotage your speaking success by believing: “I’m just not that talented” or “I could never do that.” Becoming a great speaker  IS within your reach … if you are COACHABLE!    The truth is that talent only makes up 10 % of effective communication , the rest is 90% tools and skills. It is these very same tools that you will have access to you when you JOIN the Emerging Women Speakers Academy.

Are you an entrepreneur, coach, author or professional who wants to learn how to leverage speaking to grow your business , get your message out there and even increase your wealth? Did you know that the most successful women entrepreneurs, report that public speaking is the greatest contributor to their success! Consistently investing in improving their speaking skills was viewed as top priority and said to have given the greatest return on their investments.

 Don’t know where to start?

Join Women around the world and Learn to…

Step forward with confidence.

Deliver a clear, compelling message

Put together a message in less time using Lisa’s 7 Step System.

Secure more paid speaking engagements.

Identify your unique style and speak with authenticity and power

Topics include:

Harnessing public speaking jitters and anxiety to move you forward

Finding Your Unique Signature Message ™ and Unique speaking style

Capturing audiences attention and keep them wanting to hear more

Unlocking creativity, and uncovering your own humour

The top 5 Confidence Stealers and how to avoid them.

How to know what content to use in a given message

Habits of 6 figure speakers and how to develop them

How to go from free to fee and get paid to speak!

How to turn your messy experiences into powerful messages

How to expand your speaking platform

Keys to owning the stage and capturing attention

Simple video tools for expanding online exposure

Online marketing …. the way of the future

And so much more ….

What you have to say IS  important!

The Emerging Women Speakers Academy can help YOU become a more effective speaker!

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