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ANXIETY EXPERT SHOWCASE
with Doreen Downing, PhD

Get each Expert’s Insight on How to Speak with Confidence

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Doreen Downing, PhD

Doreen Downing, PhD

Psychologist, Founder of Essential Speaking & Author

Matt Abrahams

Matt Abrahams

Co-Founder of Bold Echo LLC, Lecturer Stanford University School of Business

Billy J. Atwell

Billy J. Atwell

Host Unshakable Self-Confidence podcast, Author & Confidence Coach

Geraldine Barkworth

Geraldine Barkworth

Founder of the Goddess of Public Speaking & Coach

Marla Genoa

Marla Genova

Social Anxiety and Fear of Speaking Coach

Lee Glickstein

Lee Glickstein

Founder of Speaking Circles© International & Author

Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison

Trainer, Facilitator, Coach, Consultant & Mentor

Jennifer Hennings

Jennifer Hennings

Executive Presentation and Speaking Coach

Susan Kavanaugh, M.div., C.P.C.

Susan Kavanaugh

Founder of KavCom Conscious Communications, LLC

Jezra Kaye

Jezra Kaye

Public Speaking Coach, Speechwriter, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Leader & Author

Daniel Kingsley

Daniel Kingsley

Founding Director and Trainer at Presence Training

Dr. Nick Lazaris, Psy.D.

Nick Lazaris, Psy.D.

Performance Psychologist, Anxiety Coach & Author

Marti MacEwan, MA

Marti MacEwan

Professional Counselor and Coach at The Stage Fright Cure

Fred Elliot Miller

Fred E. Miller

Public Speaking Coach @’NO SWEAT’ Public Speaking!

Robin Sacks

Robin Sacks

Confidence and Speaking Coach, Speaker & Author

Dennis Simsek

Dennis Simsek

Founder and Host of The Anxiety Guy Podcast, Coach & Author

Kristen Ulmer

Kristen Ulmer

High Performance Facilitator, Fear and Anxiety Expert & Author

TJ Walker

TJ Walker

CEO, Media Training Worldwide, SelfieSpeak Bootcamp

Lisa Wentz

Lisa Wentz

Founder of S.F. Voice Center, Public Speaking Coach & Author

Sandra Zimmer

Sandra Zimmer

Founder and President of The Self-Expression Center

Doreen Downing, PhD

Dr. Doreen Downing is a Clinical Psychologist and founder of Essential Speaking. She is also Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, an organization dedicated to helping people speak with full presence and connection.

In Doreen’s journey to find her authentic voice, she discovered that being centered in your Essential Self is the key to relaxed and confident speaking.

Her book, Essential Speaking: The 7 Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice takes you beyond scripts and techniques to a deeper connection to your true self. Once you can access who you really are, you have tapped into the ease and power to express yourself.

Matt Abrahams

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He teaches Effective Virtual Communication and Essentials of Strategic Communication at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills.

Matt published the 3rd edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who wish to present in a more confident and compelling way.

Billy J. Atwell

Billy J. Atwell is host of the “Unshakable Self-Confidence” Apple podcast. He is Confidence Coach and an author.

“Unshakable Self-Confidence” is the podcast where Billy J. Atwell and his guests help you to get to the root of all your self-doubt, overcome your painful past, and most importantly, help you to transform into a truly self-confident person.

Subscribe today, and never let fear and self-doubt keep you from living life as your truest confident self!

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Geraldine Barkworth

Geraldine Barkworth is an Australian public speaking coach who specializes in working with avoidant, fearful, nervous speakers. Yes, the delightful end of the communication spectrum! Delightful, because Geraldine herself is a long term anxiety sufferer. She well understands the nuances of irrational fear and grossly awkward moments, in the eternal quest for a simple life of meaning, purpose and peace.

Geraldine’s coaching & training business, Goddess of Public Speaking, works not only with the mind, but with the body and emotions to re-embody the ancient art of speaking in public. These days, Geraldine works mostly online 1:1 via Skype & Zoom. She’s making use of the pandemic lockdown by writing a book on, you guessed it, overcoming fear.

Marla Genova

Marla Genova has worked with hundreds of people with social anxiety and/or public speaking phobias for 15 years through facilitating support groups, weekend workshops, and coaching. With these experiences, she has learned what helps and hinders others. Marla will teach you how to change your anxious thought patterns by co-creating action plans to gradually accept and face your fears.

Your specific needs will be met, you won’t be judged and you’ll not feel alone anymore. The healing experience of sharing is crucial for your progress. Take it from someone who truly understands what you’re going through, has lived it, and has seen hundreds of others overcome their fears to lead a more fulfilling life. The only thing required of you is to be ready for change and commit to working on it.

Lee Glickstein

Lee Glickstein founded Speaking Circles® International 1989 when a lifetime of stage fright motivated him to develop a radical approach to authentic and effective public speaking. This process of discovery led him to a deep understanding of the principles of natural communication through Luminous Listening and Relational Presence.

Author of Be Heard Now! Tap into Your Inner Speaker and Communicate with Ease, Lee is committed to facilitating ease, power and effectiveness for anyone who needs or wants to address groups.

His innovative protocol for healing public speaking anxiety is offered in 6 languages around the world.

Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison is a professional speaker, trainer, author and consultant, and the founder of the training firm Expressions of Excellence!

As a past president of the National Speakers Association of Northern California, he founded its Speakers Academy, which has graduated hundreds of speakers to the professional ranks. Later, Craig co-founded a Storytellers Special interest group for the nationwide NSA.

Craig also led a Northern California district of Toastmasters International to distinction, and his 90 articles on aspects of communication, leadership, culture, excellence, humor and interviews with difference-makers, including John Wooden, “Sully” Sullenberger, Harvey Mackay, and Dr. Doreen Downing, have been featured worldwide in Toastmaster magazine.

Jennifer Hennings

Jennifer Hennings helps people say yes to the next level in their careers by breaking through their fear of public speaking.

As an executive public speaking coach, she trains leaders at organizations like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Salesforce, and Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as numerous startups.

What makes Jennifer’s approach unique is she doesn’t have a background in acting or theater. She doesn’t naturally crave the spotlight—in fact, she’s an introvert who used to throw up before speaking and teaching.

Jennifer is on a mission to help others conquer their fear once and for all so they can speak up with confidence when it matters most.

Susan Kavanaugh

Susan Kavanaugh presents workshops on Conscious Communications for employers and conferences. She belives consciously communicating whether through conversation, writing, or public positioning, requires you to embrace authenticity.

As a business executive coach one of the biggest topics she addresses is overcoming anxiety through a conscious, authentic approach allowing her clients to successfully scale their businesses.

KavCom’s communications services will support your journey with specialized consulting, grant writing, blog, marketing articles, public relations guidance, and strategic planning. Think of KavCom as a growth strategy organization for any business focused on creating good.

Jezra Kaye

Jezra Kaye, President of Speak Up for Success is an acclaimed public speaking coach, speechwriter, keynote speaker, and workshop leader who’s taught thousands of people how to manage their anxiety and speak more effectively for business and in their personal lives.

Jezra has more than 25 years of experience in corporate, not-for-profit, and start-up communications. Her clients range from CEOs to celebrity chefs, and from scientists to social entrepreneurs. A former jazz singer, she is the author of three popular books on public speaking and a novel, and has authored or co-authored four books on management, negotiations, and fundraising.

Daniel Kingsley

Daniel Kingsley was a barrister (UK trial attorney) who became fascinated with discovering more authentic ways of communicating and being, and devoted himself to studying these for many years.

He happily gave up the law and founded Presence Training in 2012 as a way of combining his knowledge of Communication Skills with the principles of authentic embodied learning (how to be at ease in yourself and in your body and to relate with others from there).

Daniel’s calling is to help people to reconnect with who they really are and to step forward into the world from there with confidence, making real connections. 

Nick Lazaris, PsyD

Dr. Nick Lazaris, a Performance Psychologist and Anxiety Coach, has specialized for 38 years in helping entrepreneurs, performing artists, and creatives achieve a life and career that they never imagined possible.

By helping them dramatically increase their self-confidence and overcome their stage fright, his clients have developed the ability to consistently perform at or near their personal best regardless of the circumstances.

In addition to coaching and speaking, he has authored 4 books, including From Panic to Peace; The Fearless Business Speaker; The Assertive Communicator; and Stress, Resiliency & Taking Charge of Your Life.

Click below to receive a free copy of his 5 Step Anxiety Road Map – Overcome Stage Fright Forever.

Marti MacEwan

Marti MacEwan is a long time professional counselor and coach with a specialty in overcoming stage fright, performance anxiety and the fear of public speaking.

Marti had severe stage fright herself and figured out how to eliminate it. She loves being able to say “I used to have stage fright, but I don’t anymore.” As a result, she has developed a unique method for overcoming any kind of stage fright in any setting.

Marti is author of the book The Stage Fright Cure and the Stage Fright Cure Online Course and coaches privately. She is also the co-developer of something called “The Rapid Relief Process”, which is a cornerstone of The Stage Fright Cure. She offers a free 2-hour online class teaching The Rapid Relief Process called Rapid Relief from Stress and Distress.

Fred Elliot Miller

Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international presentation coach, TEDx Talk coach, and his podcast channel is one of the Top 25 Public Speaking Podcasts on the web. He is author of NO SWEAT Public Speaking! and NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!

Businesses, individuals, and organizations hire him because they want to improve their networking, public speaking, and presentation skills. They do that because they know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities. They also know, we perceive really great speakers to be Experts. People like to work with Experts, and they command more money for their products and services.

He shows them how to Develop, Practice, and Deliver a “Knock Your Socks Off! Presentations and Elevator Speeches” with – NO SWEAT!

Robin Sacks

Robin Sacks is a confidence coach, professional speaker, author and motivator. She is a mom, wife, and friend.

In a nutshell, Robin provides a simple and humorous bent on Confidence, Stress Management, and Personal Branding to help you shift your self-talk, body language, and “mental game” so you can “get out of your own way,” stress less, and accomplish more. Her philosophy is simple…you are overthinking everything! Confidence is a skill – and, like any other skill, it can be learned!

Robin has facilitated personal and professional development training internationally for companies including Microsoft, Panera, and American Greetings. Click below for free videos, as well as a blog full of tools and tips.

Dennis Simsek

Dennis Simsek, known as The Anxiety Guy, is a CBT and NLP master practicioner/life coach.

Dennis continues to inspire millions worldwide with The Anxiety Guy Podcast on iTunes, his popular blog, as well as his many social media channels online.

Dennis’s approach is focused on healing trauma and regression work which in turn has led thousands to heal their anxiety disorders.

His fun loving, gentle, and yet straight forward coaching style has helped many people truly understand that they are more than anxiety. 

Kristen Ulmer

Kristen Ulmer is a thought leader on anxiety who draws from being the best woman extreme skier in the world for 12 years, studying Zen for 16 years, and facilitating thousands of clients.

She is author of the Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead. The book outlines a clear path to stop the cycle of avoidance/resistance (and repression) to Fear and learn how to feel and experience it in a healthy way. This new, revolutionary approach to Fear is an alternative for those who have had so far, limited success with other methods for dealing with their fear or anxiety issues.

Kristen facilitates and speaks about anxiety all over the world. Clients include Google founders, Citigroup top brass, Olympic athletes, and the US Air Force.

TJ Walker

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, U.S. Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament.

His book, “Secret to Foolproof Presentations” was a USA Today #1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller. A frequent network news communications analyst, Walker has made more than 2000 network TV and radio appearances.

TJ is the most prolific producer of presentation skills online training courses in the world, with more than 100 separate courses. He has more than 50,000 students enrolled from 172 countries. 

Lisa Wentz

Lisa Wentz is a public speaking expert, leadership coach, and author of Grace Under Pressure: a Masterclass in Public Speaking. Lisa has shared her deep knowledge of communication skills on CNBC and in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, INC., L.A. Daily Journal among others.  

Lisa regularly coaches executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies. Her resume includes Adobe, Genentech, Google, Oracle, Salesforce, and VMware among others. Lisa is passionate about serving the non-profit sector and has coached keynote speakers from Change.org, the Humane Society, and ChanZuckerberg. 

Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Voice and Speech Pedagogy from the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Lisa is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Sandra Zimmer

Sandra Zimmer nurtures professionals to speak from their brilliance. Her journey FROM being terrified TO loving to speak with groups makes her the perfect guide for people with public speaking anxiety. Her degrees in psychology, acting, voice, esoteric philosophy and meditation gave her the right set of experiences to discover how to overcome the #1 fear of Americans.

The Sandra Zimmer Method is a holistic mind/body/emotion system to transform fear of public speaking. Her book is It’s Your Time to Shine: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, Develop Authentic Presence and Speak from Your Heart. Her clients learn how to convert their fear into FLOW, and anxiety into presence so they feel free to speak with a deep sense of comfort, authenticity and confidence. Click on the link below to contact Sandra or call 281-293-7070.