What we're about
Dear Brilliant Woman,
Do you wish you had more confidence to speak up and share your voice?
Are you longing to speak up about something, but fear that you don't have the skills to do it?
Does self doubt get in the way of sharing your message with the world?
You’ve come to the right place – because here with WomanSpeak’s unique training and techniques, you can overcome ALL OF THAT.
WHAT IS WOMANSPEAK?
WomanSpeak is where women learn the art & soul of public speaking.
WomanSpeak Circles consist of local, ongoing, bi-monthly public speaking gatherings. WomanSpeak Circles are designed to offer places for consistent practice. Why? Because consistency of practice is the key to becoming a powerful and effective public speaker.
The members of a WomanSpeak Circle can come, whenever they wish, to practice and deepen their own artistry of standing up and speaking their truth, telling stories, giving mini talks, etc.
Imagine a transformational Toastmasters for women that has a rockin’ fun & supportive community and a lot of emphasis on speaking authentically, effectively, and from the heart.
WHAT MAKES WOMANSPEAK UNIQUE?
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.
WHY IS WOMANSPEAK SO EFFECTIVE?
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 the circle. They have each other’s backs as they are out in the world speaking up in their communities, their work, and on public stages.
ABOUT YOUR WOMANSPEAK CIRCLE LEADER, JESSICA LIBBEY
Jessica has a passion for transformation and a love for the intricacies of the human experience. With a degree in psychology, as well as training certifications in counseling and holistic health, she has a people-oriented background in counseling, life coaching and holistic health.
In her coaching business, Bashful to Bold, Jessica loves bringing together empathy, intuition and insight to guide and support introverted women to build their confidence, find their voice and discover a path that truly brings them alive.
Jessica trained with KC Baker for 3 years before becoming KC’s first Lead Trainer & Facilitator. She has also played a critical role in co-creating the WomanSpeak curriculum.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER, KC BAKER
WomanSpeak’s founder, KC Baker (http://kcbaker.com/), 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 splits her time between Sedona and San Francisco, and is the mother of a precious four year old boy.