Group Managing Director
I am privileged to have had Anouska Taylor working with me in progressively enhancing my verbal presentation skills, focusing not only on vocal technique, but also in understanding the source of past impediments from a Jungian perspective.
The results of her coaching were highlighted in my address at a recent special event, where many commented on the professional presentation, depth of feeling conveyed, and a perceived comfort with public speaking!
The ability to keep any audience focussed and engaged is a competitive advantage, and it is often said that investment in oneself is one of the best that one can make.
Anouska is a most accomplished vocal coach, who has a firm focus on supporting her clients to achieve their desired results. I readily commend anyone seeking that competitive edge in vocal skills to seek Anouska’s coaching and guidance, it has truly worked for me.
Managing Director, Financial Services
As a busy professional, I am frequently attending all day back to back meetings with my teams and clients. Lately I started noticing that my voice is not strong as it used to be and in some instances I neglect this feeling which ultimately started to decrease my confidence in speaking out loud. I met Anouska online for the first time she quickly understood my issue and suggested action plan on how to bring my voice back and within the first free session I realised that techniques she uses are unique, simple and effective, I immediately signed up for a full programme and enjoyed the full training sessions having noticeable results. I keep practicing the guidelines Anouska provided me to date and they are very helpful to keep my voice and speech sharp at any time of the day and in any situation.
Senior Director of Engineering
The 6 weeks coaching sessions with Anouska has been a game changer for me. Beyond identifying nuances that are unique to me, she provided a solid foundation of tools and techniques that I can use for the rest of my life.
After doing the exercises she provided I have seen observable changes and even heard a few friends commenting about some differences they observed regarding my delivery, which gave me such a boost. I know for sure, I will come back to Anouska for further coaching down the road. Because, as I said before, this has been a personal investment for my own betterment, and I can't think of a better coach than Anouska.
Last but not least, when we work with a coach on something as unique and specialized as voice coaching, trust and openness play a significant role in the success of the coaching. Anouska is so easy to work with. Right from session one, I never had a single moment of hesitancy in asking questions or running more exercises. Anouska's style of coaching is open-minded, and she creates a safe-space to learn and improve. Anouska is an absolute joy to learn from.
I decided to work with Anouska as I had always struggled to project my voice. I work as a
children's author and often to do readings from my books or run workshops that involve a lot of speaking but I always struggled with a sore throat. I really enjoyed the way Anouska delved into the psychology behind what was making me hold my voice back, as well as her vast knowledge of the mechanics of speech. After 6 weeks of stretches, tongue-twisting sentences and some very peculiar noises, I can really hear and feel the difference in my voice. I have come away with a whole toolkit of warm-up exercises to use before have a new confidence, knowing that my voice won't let me down. Thank you Anouska!
From the first moment of speaking with Anouska I instantly felt at ease and knew I had made the right decision to work with her. The process was enjoyable but also challenging and insightful- Anouska really helped me to understand my voice and how to use it, but most importantly to feel confident when using it. Anouska has given me an understated confidence and the psychology behind what she does is so interesting and helps improve your communication skills not just professionally, but in all areas of your life. I would recommend Anouska to anyone who wants to improve their public speaking or simply improve how they communicate and connect with people.
I thoroughly enjoyed my voice lessons with Anouska. She not only introduced techniques to improve my speaking voice but also explained the reason why she recommended certain techniques. Anouska provided daily practice activities that were easy to implement in my schedule, so practicing never felt overwhelming. Her feedback was always on target, immediate, and useful. I also appreciated the fact that she helped me uncover the root of issues surrounding my voice, which has helped me become more aware of how I use my voice in certain situations. I am
grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Anouska. I now feel empowered to use my voice in a way that I never thought possible.
Actor & Writer
I'm blown away by Anouska's work with me, I didn't realise how much I was holding myself back and that I was actually afraid of being heard! Whenever I've done theatre work, I've always been so worried that I'm going to lose my voice, using Anouska's techniques have helped so much, it's the little daily exercises that make the biggest difference! Aside from the exercises, the biggest shift for me, was my belief, my voice was matching my limitations and working with Anouska has brought this to light and I'm so excited to get back on stage and use my clear, powerful voice that was waiting to be heard all along! I highly recommend Anouska's coaching and I'm extremely grateful at my results. Thank you!
Erin Mary Martin
Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Anouska gave me back my voice in more ways than one. She showed me that I am the masker of my voice, that I have the power to work with it to get it to do what I want and to reflect who I am. As a result of working with Anouska, I have increased self-confidence and deceased fear in giving presentations. I was once hopeless about my voice...now I know that my voice works for me and not vice versa. Thanks so much Anouska! I am incredibly grateful.
Chief Commercial Officer
Working with Anouska was a revelation. I had felt dissatisfied with my voice for years. Anouska identified why my voice was holding me back and got me working on pitch, articulation as well as some fascinating psychological elements. Anouska was incredibly responsive throughout the course, which allowed me to extract value far beyond the actual training sessions.
Senior HR Business Partner
For years, I've been told that I'm too quiet and that I need to have more presence but I wasn't sure what to do about it. Following a bit of research I discovered Anouska's voice coaching programme and I'm so glad I did! Her approach was very personal and tailored to me as an individual. After 4 weeks of individual sessions, I have already noticed a huge difference in my voice and have received positive feedback from colleagues confirming the same. I highly recommend Anouska as a voice coach and will continue to use her techniques in both personal and professional contexts.