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My clients are from India, France, Iran, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, China - all over the world. Some are diplomats and CEOs. Others are parents raising children born in the states. I am passionate about human connection through language no matter what country we are born in.
We all learn in our own unique ways, at our own pace. I do not have pre-conceived "curriculums" or lesson plans. Your sessions are based entirely on you, your universe, how you learn and your goals. These criteria are exciting to discover together.
I have a passion for learning and natural talent/skills for teaching/coaching spanning nearly 20 years, including workshops at the University of Chicago.
I moved alone to France knowing no one and not speaking the language. I know the challenges of language learning intimately.
I invite you to schedule a brief chat at no charge intended to help you decide if I am the right person for you to work with.
An Emmy awarded television, radio and print journalist, I moved to Paris alone, not speaking French and knowing no one. I know the challenges of language learning intimately. By the time I left France 15 years later, I'd coached people from all over the world including diplomats, journalists and individuals who loved speaking English for the pleasure of it. My main commercial clients included LVMH, Canal+ and Microsoft. My clients are available to you as references.
I offer 1 hour sessions at $80/hr, 45 minutes at $70/hr and 30 minutes at $50/hr.
This website is not set up to post my CV. I will happily provide it upon request as well as professional references in both English and French.
Laura showed me how my relationships, job, and emotions were making me turn to food which led to my gaining weight and feeling unhealthy in every way. I didn't know I was doing that. She showed me my habits which I didn't see for myself and taught me real ways to change them. Now I've been feeling much more clear about what and who I want in my life. I am energetic and look forward to my day instead of waking up tired and not caring. I always thought it was about finding the right diet and losing weight but now I know it isn't.
I am so grateful Laura is on this journey with me. I have lived with food/body related issues most of my life and felt hopeless so many times. A friend recommended Laura to me and I am so grateful! I have never felt so well in my entire life! I needed to find someone who could understand and give me practical ways to tackle and solve this issue permanently, not just tell me "how to eat." These issues go so much deeper. Laura works with all the components: physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. She holds me accountable, is a cheerleader and always has encouraging, kind, sensitive words to keep me on track.
Thank you so much, Laura!
Laura is an exceptional coach! We neutralized my accent, the main thing that has always bothered me and made me hesitate to speak in front of native English speakers. Now I'm confident when my job requires me to speak with clients or in front of meetings or groups. She catches old, bad habits and gives practical solutions for correcting them. I recommend Laura for non-native speakers who need to use English in their professions or just for the pleasure of feeling confident to speak well.
I love my sessions with Laura. She really hears the details in my accent and vocabulary errors, coaches me with warmth and humor. She is never judgmental and this has been a problem for me with other ESL teachers. She makes me want to improve, makes it easier to advance and fun again!
English is not my first language and my profession requires me to speak publicly. I always felt terribly anxious and shy about my accent and fearful of not saying what I meant to say, choosing my words correctly. Laura's coaching built my skills and confidence so strong that I now enjoy speaking publicly, something I never imagined I'd feel. Her warmth and sense of humor make it all so natural, like being coached by a friend. HIRE HER WITHOUT HESITATION!
My experience with Laura was awesome! She helps bring out the best of you. She has the kind of disposition that makes you relax and enables you to receive instruction and then be able to perform. I experienced all this in our first session.
Laura helped me draft my speech and provided wonderful feedback to make my speech more lively, natural and fluid. With Laura's coaching, I gained the confidence I needed to do a great job, deliver my message and enjoy speaking in front of a group - something I've never enjoyed, only felt anxious and fearful in the past. Thanks, Laura!
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