I have always had a gravely voice, and for the past 20-30 years, I’ve struggled with hoarseness and a chronic dry cough. Because I am a consultant and speaker, I need my voice to be in top shape for me to be at my best. After working with an ear, nose, and throat specialist and a gastroenterologist, I ended up working with a speech therapist, which helped, but at a huge financial cost, and only addressing my strained vocal chords.
After seeing and hearing me speak on group video calls a few times, and knowing nothing about my vocal background, she told me what she saw and heard — precisely what my speech therapist had said! Only she took it a step further. Not only did she reinforce some of the exercises given to me by the speech therapist that I had been neglecting, she coached me beyond my vocal chords.
As a speaker — and now that I’m starting a podcast -- I need to make a connection with my audience. My voice, when used well, is a powerful way to accomplish that, as Freya pointed out. She very clearly described and demonstrated actionable ways to improve the dynamics of my voice AND keep it from getting hoarse or strained. From physical exercises to my mental game, Freya’s coaching is resulting in improvements in all aspects of my life — professional AND personal.
As a trained and experienced actor and singer, Freya has an amazing amount of knowledge to share. Even better, she has the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. Through her own journey and her work with and direction of hundreds of actors, singers, and voice performers of all types, Freya has the professional chops take anyone’s vocal abilities to the next level.
Best of all, Freya is a true advisor, coach, and mentor — kind, caring, and generous, while being direct with feedback and suggestions for improvement. She tells it like it is and then takes you by the hand to support your achievement to the next step in your journey. My clients are battling content roadblocks — especially around video — and I recommend Freya to my clients who need to find their own voice and confidence and who want to learn how to make that crucial connection with their audiences using their voice.
Andrea Ames, Consultant & Speaker