What we're about

Hi there,

I'm so delighted that you are here! I wholeheartedly believe in the effectiveness of this gentle, fun, and rich public speaking approach as a holistic healer and WomanSpeaker who'd been through political censorship in my childhood, selective mutism as a teenager, and second-language anxiety as an adult. The WomanSpeak teachings and circle experience made a world of difference in my ability to stand in front of a crowd and speak my truth in a super short period of time.

What exactly is WomanSpeak?

WomanSpeak is a regular gathering where women learn the art and soul of public speaking.

Click here: Images of a recent visit from KC Baker (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k6shS6V-rze3ed5nD9f3iHD_B-1NTi52) guiding 75+ women at the Veterans' Memorial building in Pleasanton.

It's for women and thought leaders who feel called to be incredible public speakers. It is also for women who simply desire to feel the freedom to speak up in meetings, at dinner parties or anywhere in life where they've felt silenced.

WomanSpeak is a circle of women who so deeply celebrate and support you that your soul's message is magnetized out of you. It's a safe community where you learn what it’s like to feel free to tap into your deepest wisdom and inner knowing. And where you develop the courage and confidence to speak up anywhere in your life – in front of audiences, in work meetings, at dinner parties, in all of your relationships - no matter who is listening.

I'm excited to share that I've started a brandnew WomanSpeak Circle right here in Dublin/Pleasanton, CA. If you have a desire to be in community with women where you get to feel seen, supported, celebrated and experience the freedom to share your voice on stage and anywhere in your life, I would love for you to attend an introductory meeting to get a taste of WomanSpeak.

I'm hosting Introductory WomanSpeak hours the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, from 6 pm till 7 pm, which are followed by circle meetings from 7-9 pm which you get to experience as well.

The introduction cost is $15.00. There is no obligation or pressure to become a member. Either way, whether you are ready to become a member or not, you will have this experience to know what WomanSpeak is and be able to offer WomanSpeak as a resource to all the women in your life (clients, family, friends, co-workers, all women that you meet) that are looking for this type of community.

I believe that getting women to speak their authentic truths effectively will change the world for the better! And boy do we need that now more than ever! To reserve your spot for the introductory hour or ask me any questions you may still have, please send me a private message so I can explain the process to you and share our meeting location.

At this WomanSpeak Circle, you will:

✓ Experience how the fear that we often experience around public speaking can actually connect you to your power!

✓ Learn tools to use for when you get the pre-stage jitters that can totally transform what it's like to speak in front of people, on stage and in important conversations.

✓ Gain other tips and tools to support you in speaking effectively and clarifying your message.

✓ Get to experience what an actual WomanSpeak circle is like firsthand.

✓ Leave the workshop feeling uplifted, enlivened and inspired from the safety, celebration and fun that you experience in this community!

You'll leave with a huge dose of oxytocin (the happy hormone)! Way healthier and cheaper than drinks for a ladies night out! Come see what this amazing work is all about and experience what it’s like to form and be supported by an incredible community of like-minded women.

Who is this circle for?

It doesn’t matter if you’re already a speaker with a clear message or if you don't even know what your message is. It doesn't matter if you're an entrepreneur, work in the corporate world or are a stay at home mom with a desire to speak her authentic truths in all of her relationships.

This circle is for you, no matter where you fall in the wide spectrum of women who are desiring to share their voice and speak authentically.

Are you looking for: Connection - Clarity - Confidence?

These are the things that my members say that they are getting out of coming to my WomanSpeak Circles!

To reserve your spot in this circle experience, please send me a private message to discuss the details and complete your payment. You will receive the location address after we complete this process.

If you would like to read more about WomanSpeak, see all of the global locations and read about the founder KC Baker here: http://www.WomanSpeak.com

Please feel free to private message me with your contact info if you would like to ask any questions before registering. I hope to connect with you at the next WomanSpeak Pleasanton Circle!


Loraine Van Tuyl

Click here for my WomanSpeak page: http://womanspeak.com/lvantuyl/

For too long, public speaking trainings have fostered a masculine model of what leadership and professionalism looks and feels like.

This can have a detrimental effect on the self-esteem of women and girls who desire to speak up and lead. They look around at masculine leaders (male and female) and subconsciously think to themselves, “I can’t be a leader because I don’t look or feel like that.” Or, “I have to hide or suppress parts of myself in order to speak up and be taken seriously.” This sparks feelings of self doubt, a lack of valuing the wisdom within, and a resistance to speaking up.

It erodes a woman’s sense of inner freedom to lead and share her mind publicly.

It’s time for a public speaking training that supports women in harnessing the power of their feminine energy, and in being fully who they are, as they stand up to speak, lead and change our world.


WomanSpeak Circles are filled with true celebration, support and fun.

The women you share your circle with will always celebrate you and your voice.

We literally help women to re-wire their nervous systems so that speaking up becomes an experience of safety, power, joy and freedom.

At WomanSpeak, we are not looking for what’s “wrong” in your speaking and how to “fix” it. Instead, we look for what is already brilliant and then, using our proven, unique public speaking techniques, we explore how to make it even more amazing, effective, and powerful.

This is a departure from traditional public speaking training programs. And it works. Women feel SAFE to fully be themselves, to be seen and heard, and to speak their truth and share their ideas. Women and their voices blossom in this kind of environment and culture.

The best part about WomanSpeak is that women form wonderful, supportive friendships with other women in their circles.

They have each other’s backs as they are out in the world speaking up in their communities, their work, and on public stages.


There is a one-time initiation fee and your monthly membership fee. Your one-time initiation fee covers your set up costs, your Membership Curriculum manual, and your donation to support a young girl attending GirlSpeak! Your monthly membership fee is charged every 30 days. You can cancel at any time and you will not be charged the next month’s fee.


Sign up here: http://womanspeak.com/lvantuyl/ (http://womanspeak.com/loraine-van-tuyl/)


Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, CHT, is a holistic psychologist, shamanic healer, and Depth Hypnosis practitioner, and happiest when exploring how the natural world relates to our true nature in healing sessions and retreats, on the page, and in her meditation journeys and dreams.

She's devoted to helping wisdom keepers, seekers, healers, and teachers awaken their fierce inner warriors and carve out their sacred dream paths in service of their dynamic whole self and the greater good. Visionaries, educators, holistic healers, artists, change-makers, and psychotherapists from the Native American Health Center, the UC Berkeley Counseling Center, the Space Clearing Society of the Sacred Stream, and at her private practice, the Sacred Healing Well (http://www.thesacredhealingwell.com), have benefited from her gift in holding sacred, creative space, and seamlessly weaving modern psychotherapeutic knowledge and ancient wisdom in her holistic approach.

She is currently working on her second book, Own your Genius Zone: Get out of your Way, Stand in your True Power, and Lead with Integrity and Clarity, to compliment her debut memoir Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist's Memoir of Spiritual Awakening (October 2017), and her signature Soul Sanctuary Alchemy online courses. Loraine lives in Pleasanton with her husband, two delightful teens, two Labs, two parakeets, two turtles, and many fish.


WomanSpeak’s founder, KC Baker, has helped thousands of women from all over the world in becoming authentic, powerful public speakers. The practices you’ll learn are unorthodox, fun, and highly effective, and you’ll explore them in an environment filled with celebration and a supportive community.

Previously an investment banking analyst and assistant for two US Senators, KC Baker is an international women’s thought leadership & public speaking trainer, speechwriter, and two-time TEDx speaker and is renowned for her unorthodox and highly effective methodologies.

She believes that the key to positive transformation in our world lies in supporting women in unleashing the brilliance of their voices.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Love, and Women 2.0, KC has been hailed as “One of the Top Planetary Changemakers” by Origin Magazine.

She is also an Advisor on the Creative Counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.

She has supported thousands of women around the world in finding the freedom, confidence and clarity to speak up and create change. Her clients are women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, authors, founders of foundations, Olympians, TED/TEDx speakers, politicians and non-profit social changemakers. Women who have worked with KC have gone on to speak on stages such as The American Heart Association, TED/TEDx, Wisdom 2.0, Bioneers, Emerging Women, Lamaze International, Princeton, Hass Business School at UC Berkeley, conferences and symposiums around the world, and local community gatherings.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a lover of dance, singing and nature. She lives in Sedona and is the mother of a precious five year old boy.

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WomanSpeak - Unleash Your Voice and Brilliance!

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WomanSpeak - Unleash Your Voice and Brilliance!

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DON'T MISS: WomanSpeak's Founder KC Baker visiting BAY AREA - Pleasanton

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