At Voice Matters our mission is to expand the range, resonance and impact of emerging leaders’ voices. We believe this is vital because it supports the evolution of human consciousness. Our programs offer an integrated approach to speaking for current and emerging leaders. We teach you the “how” and “being” of speaking at the most profound level. And we show you the way to embody your words so that they resonate deeply and broadly – allowing you to truly affect people, move them to action and create change.
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper.
It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
– Maya Angelou
If you were standing in a desert and you heard the sound of a toy drum in the distance to your left and a real drum in the distance to your right, which one would you be called to follow?
Consider the difference between the sound of a toy drum and a real drum. Most of us are walking around as the toy drum equivalent of our full-fledged drum-sound selves. We have spent a lifetime training our voices to do the opposite of what we want as leaders. We have trained our voices to suppress our emotions – and therefore our life force and our soul’s expression – and then attempt to communicate, expecting the words to do all of the work. This has turned us into the toy drum version of ourselves as leaders.
At this time in history we need more leaders who are present and connected with themselves and those around them. Your voice matters … and its time to unleash the drumbeat of your soul so that those who need you can hear your call and together we can create transformational change in the world.
Every Journey Begins With a Single Step
The best place for you to start is to sign up for our mailing list using the form on the right to receive the three free gifts we’ve prepared for you.
If you’ve already received your introductory gifts or you’re already craving more, then we encourage you to participate in a one hour teleclass .
If you’re in a hurry to get started and don’t want to wait for the next teleclass, then you can schedule a complimentary Breathe Deep & Breakthrough Session.
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About Lauri (aka”The Voice Whisperer” )
Lauri Smith, a Leadership Presence expert, is the author of Your Voice Matters: A Guide to Speaking Soulfully When It Counts. Drawing on her 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, actor, director, educator and coach, she developed The Vocal Presence Path™ to help people live their most authentic, creative and powerful lives. Her passion is elevating leaders’ voices and consciousness, which then transforms and amplifies their impact in the world. She helps Leaders do more than communicate, she helps them move people.
With a master’s degree in theatre, she earned certification as an Associate Instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and co-founded Front Line Theatre Company. A certified professional Co-Active coach (CPCC) through the prestigious Coaches Training Institute, she is also a graduate of CTI’s Co-Active Leader Program and certified as a professional certified coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation.
“Lauri truly acknowledges the person in front of her and, because of this, she is unusually sensitive and perceptive.
She will see you even when you do not.”
– Ara Glenn-Johanson, Actor and Educator, Toronto ON
As CEO of Voice Matters she has coached clients individually and in groups around the world. Known as “The Voice Whisperer,” Lauri has been coaching for over 20 years. While initially focused on actors, she eventually integrated co-active coaching and transitioned to working with professionals and speakers. From California to Dubai, Lauri has worked with thousands of individuals and corporate teams to connect to their deeper purpose and empower innovation. For the past six years, since developing her own method, she’s coached emerging leaders at a range of levels across organizations including senior executives. She has worked with eBay, Paypal, Electronic Arts, Genentech, and more. Lauri evokes the full creative expression of each and every client she works with – enabling them to speak from their authentically compelling selves when it matters most.
The Vocal Presence Path™
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The Vocal Presence Path is our unique method – a holistic body-mind-soul approach to speaking for current and emerging leaders. We use The Vocal Presence Path in all of our offerings to expand the range, resonance and impact of emerging leaders’ voices. The Vocal Presence Path is a powerful practice, not a quick fix. You will learn techniques and methods that will immediately help you become grounded and confident – even in the most nerve-wracking situations. And, as with any practice, the more time you spend, the more you benefit.
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