“With her ‘Vocal Presence – Find Your Voice’ workshop, Lauri displayed world class professionalism, polish and focus. Our participants were blown away. She capitalized on every moment for each participant to have a powerful experience and to come away with a unique set of tools. By the end of the workshop the participants expressed themselves in heightened situations using their individual, authentic Leadership voices. To this date, many of the participants are still talking about the workshop as it has made a difference in their professional and personal lives.”
Partner, GSR Ventures
Lauri has conducted individual and group Vocal Presence-based Leadership work for many organizations including eBay, Genentech, Electronic Arts, Next Step Partners, HYSTA, Lean In Palo Alto, The Packard Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. Lauri specializes in helping emerging leaders expand their range and step into their authentic charisma to increase productivity and maximize their impact. Lauri provides a range of services from speech preparation to leadership programs (for individuals and teams) to team-building experiences and large-scale conference events.
Her customized programs…
- Foster Dynamic and Effective Public Speaking
- Enhance Communication
- Develop Authentic, Confident Leaders
- Promote Acceptance of Diversity in the Workplace
- Build Collaboration, Teamwork and Trust
- Increase Individual and Team Productivity
If you are interested in exploring how Lauri can help the emerging leaders within your organization, contact Lauri to schedule an appointment
“When I think of Lauri, the words “Leadership presence” come to mind. Her posture, her voice, and even her silence convey a strong presence that any leader would dream of.
She is creative, inventive, and has an original approach to addressing important psychological and physical realities. Her workshop “Vocal Presence – Find Your Voice” has helped many women in our organization improve their self-confidence at the negotiation table and choose to be vocal about what is important, coming from a space of contribution and commitment rather than self-doubt or insecurity.
Lauri is very professional, understands and adapts to the needs of her clients, and I strongly recommend her services. “
Head of Education, eBay Women in Technology
Senior Manager, North America Markets, PayPal
Yoga Teacher Training
Lauri works with Emerging Leaders, helping them to find, trust and share the voice of their Soul with the world when it matters most to them. She loves working with Yoga Teachers – a vital set of Emerging Leaders – because their work in the world lies at the heart of the evolution of human consciousness.
Lauri’s work aligns beautifully with the practice of Yoga. She has integrated Vocal Presence work into Yoga Teacher Training Programs for the past five years. With the resonance of our voices and our silences, we create the atmosphere in our classrooms. With Vocal Presence Pathways™, budding Yoga Teachers will begin to …
- Create and hold sacred, transformational space
- Find and express your unique voice as an instructor
- (Re)Discover your natural gifts and what’s holding you back from expressing them
- Learn to feel more confident and dynamic
- Increase volume while maintaining authenticity
Email Lauri if you’re interested in bringing her Vocal Presence work to your Yoga Teacher Training.
If you are a Yoga Teacher looking for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education units, look at Lauri’s events page. Her programs qualify for the following Yoga Alliance Educational Categories:
- Teaching Methodology: Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.
- Practicum: Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
As a speaker, Lauri is known for her engaging, charismatic presence and her range. She creates a sacred space, connecting deeply with the audience and taking them on a journey from wackiness to wisdom. Lauri inspires audiences to connect to and create from their deepest Selves.
Lauri specializes in speaking and workshops on creativity and the literal and figurative voice. If you are interested in scheduling an event or in discussing speaking topics in detail, please contact Lauri at speaking@LauriSmith.com or 650-888-3950.
“Words have become the things we hide behind rather than the tools we use to enhance connection. As leaders, our impulse to speak must begin in the pre-languaged, connected space – the space of the cry, the scream, the gurgle and the laugh. It is from that space that we can truly inspire our audience and increase our impact.”
– Lauri Smith
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