I loved working with Natalie. She hit the right balance of challenge and support - she made me a better speaker, and more importantly, helped me realize the talk that I ultimately wanted to give.
Dr. James Beckerman, MD
Delivering a speech that is relevant, fun and memorable, is no easy task. Thanks to the countless hours of direction and support from Natalie, I pulled it off.
I’ve known Natalie as a speaker, presentation coach, and writer. Is there anything this gal can’t do?! Natalie’s approach to her work and with her clients bespeaks the smart, caring, authentic person that she is. She’s a joy to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to communicate effectively in spoken or written form.
Natalie’s unique approach blends thorough research with real-world problem solving, and the effect of this makes abstract concepts accessible to everyone, without compromising the message. She has a very gifted approach to presenting information in a way that fosters participation and discussion, and is able to guide others into drawing their own concrete conclusions.
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