Lynn is a very inspiring and engaging speaking coach. As a Toastmasters Division B Director I've attended the "Power of Connection" and "Impromptu Speaking Made Easy" workshops she facilitated for several local Toastmasters clubs. Everyone really enjoys Lynn's workshops and fresh perspective on public speaking. They are always fun, interactive, and very empowering. Her methods are very relevant and immediately applicable to anyone who values the importance of effective communication. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned speaker, Lynn will give you techniques and practical exercises that will help you to become an even better communicator.
I participated in Lynn’s two-day Irresistible Public Speaking program after practicing public speaking with Toastmasters for three years. Observing numerous speakers at various Toastmasters clubs and contests, I have noticed that speech content is irrelevant without connection with the audience. But HOW can you connect? Lynn shows you HOW to stay connected with your message and the audience. She led us through exploring several best practices that connect. It was a transformational experience for me and everyone else in the room. We all became better speakers.
Lynn’s work is a great compliment to the Toastmasters program. One of the things I like best is that she helps people quickly desensitize themselves in front of the room and discover inner qualities that effectively connect them to others. After just two days I can much better control stress, and focus much more on the audience and delivering a great talk. Lynn creates a uniquely personalized and supportive environment that transforms people from the inside-out. I highly recommend Lynn.
Monique Marie DeJong
Imaginative Book Editor, Visionary Marketing Writer, & Personal Brand Alchemist
I am really excited to recommend Lynn Kirkham and her program Yes, You Can Speak! because it really helped transform my life in many ways. Throughout my life, I had social anxiety to the point that I would be sick from school. It was truly disabling. As I got older, I pushed myself because I was taught that I should "just get over myself" and that "practice makes perfect," but even when I would lead lectures and study groups in college, practice wasn't making me perfect, and I still experienced horrible anxiety at work. Shortly after I worked with Lynn, I went from speaking in front of our small group to speaking on a panel in front of 100 people, and I was such a successful speaker that several people came up to me afterward to thank me and network with me! This is huge. Lynn's program is truly remarkable because it is nothing like Toastmasters or other public speaking programs. Instead of creating an environment of blame or criticism that is all too common, Lynn's program creates a wonderfully uplifting environment that only celebrates accomplishments. Lynn also teaches unique and essential techniques that are not taught elsewhere. I am so thankful I met Lynn because I have much less anxiety and have found the power of my voice. I am showing up for myself in ways I never believed were possible, and I am a more successful entrepreneur because of this. Thanks so much, Lynn!
Dr. Pardis Kelly
San Carlos Podiatry
A year ago, I could hardly introduce myself in a group. A month ago I got invited to be a guest on a 30 minutes Public access TV program, broadcast live!! I said Yes without hesitation. I did the interview with confidence, clarity and composure and I owe it all to Lynn, the fabulous mentor at Yes, You Can Speak! Lynn, I am forever grateful. See my interview here:
After having been through Level I and almost finishing Level II, my life changed dramatically. I realized I didn’t have to risk my health and creativity for a job that didn’t serve me. I managed to work out an arrangement that allows me to be happier at this organization, while also making time to pursue other passions that I’m now in the midst of turning into another income stream. I’ve also been able to be more honest and real in communication with my loved ones and have seen relationships deepen as a result. These workshops are so much more than just becoming a captivating speaker - which you’ll learn all kinds of techniques for. It’s really about having the courage to answer your unique call. It’s about showing up fully in your relationships, career and life with authenticity. Her whole-hearted workshops address the deep-down insecurities nagging at us constantly whispering in the background that we’re not good enough. The work is not easy, and can even be uncomfortable, but it’s through that discomfort where I was able to see where that voice of inadequacy was coming from. And only in the supportive space that Lynn so masterfully creates did I feel for the first time that this squandering voice was not mine. It had kept me down for so long and I was ready to let it go.
Business and Executive Coach
If you speak to groups you have to take this class. You’ll learn how to connect with your audience on a deep level so that you influence and move them to action. What I liked best was it gave me the space to learn and practice without judgment. This class is a 10 out of 10.
Business Development, Payments Advisor
I felt such an inner transformation during and after taking Lynn’s classes. Not only am I now able to speak well but it also gave me the courage to finally declare to others and to myself that my joy, my passion is to sing healing songs that comfort the heart and soothe the soul. I now touch people’s hearts with my music and just recorded my first album, “Tears of the Heart”. The loving energy from Lynn and other women in the class fills my heart and inspires my soul every time I attend her class. It truly helped me connect to my own authentic voice within. This is a class you will not want to miss, it’s gift for your heart and soul.
Executive Assistant & Singer Songwriter
I highly recommend this course! I had a big fear of public speaking and performing. The past couple shows I have played there has been little to no anxiety or fear that used to present itself in such a huge way, thus inhibiting me from really following my bliss to sing. This course has helped remove old patterns that said I am not worthy of being listened to, I can’t trust myself, blah blah blah… Through this work I have had the repeat experience of trusting myself, trusting spirit, and seeing how the “right” words really do show up when we allow and trust them to. I have so much gratitude for Lynn and her dedication to helping others speak their truth. Lynn is a master at creating a safe and sacred container where participants can really open up and shine!
Sr. Engineering Leader
If you have trouble standing in front of tens, hundreds, and thousands of people, if you think you are not good enough, if you speak too fast on the stage, if you can't connect with the audience, if you don't believe that you can get a standing round of applause, then this is a course for you. You will come out believing in yourself, able to connect with the audience and hence engage much better, you will feel comfortable on the stage with words flowing, you will slow down yourself naturally, your body and mind will be in complete harmony. This course fundamentally focusses on the foundation of public speaking so that you feel comfortable speaking on the stage anytime on any topic rather than preparing an introduction or ending message, or prepare for a particular presentation or what to present or learn some magic tricks. The reality is that if you feel comfortable on the stage, and can connect with the audience, the rest is just good slides and your domain knowledge on the topic. For all left-brained people, it may look awkward at first but just hang in there till the end of the session and you will see a remarkable transformation in yourself. I personally went from 1000 knots/hour to 10 knots/hour in my delivery speed and can connect with my audience significantly better. Here is the presentation I gave to hundreds of folks at reinvent 2018: youtube.com/watch?v=U42m…, after taking the course. And I promise you that I was so fast before due to stage fear and natural tendency that it was really hard to even for me to follow the recorded video, forget about the audience. At the end of the day, you will feel that you ARE good enough and even though you may not know exactly what to say, you will have the trust in yourself that it's going to be great! Not only on the stage, but Lynn's principles also have a huge impact in the day-to-day life - you will learn how to be an effective leader, how to get over tough times, and even have a better personal relationship with your partner.
Mark Shihadeh Life & Business Coaching
I received so many golden nuggets from the Level I class and really appreciate the love, compassion and commitment Lynn brings to public speaking and leadership. The results for everyone were Amazing! I can’t accurately express how valuable it is to work with Lynn. Transformative, Life Changing, Empowering, Absolutely worth it!!
Founder - The Mama.Academy
I’m in awe of my experience with Lynn’s class; it’s transformative, rejuvenating, magical, and more. Lynn is unique in her ability to take a stand for you, just like she says she does, until you are ready to step into your power. I am blown away by her fierce belief in me (and my classmates) as a speaker. I learned so much, beginning with how insanely full of self-judgment I was, which put me in fear whenever I had the spotlight on me, whether with one person or 20. The fear was drained completely out of me, and I am ready to speak up. Look out world! I keep referring people to Lynn, and I forever will, because she's the real deal. So don't think twice. Just jump in. You'll thank yourself.
Radiant Health Living
This class went way beyond my expectations. In record time I was able to discover my talents and gifts as a speaker and captain of my own ship. Lynn creates a transformative space which brought forth the greatest expression of myself and everyone in the room. I now have much more appreciation for myself and all the resources within me to make the difference I’m meant to make. It also helped to give me the courage to let go of a business I’ve had for 15 years, and I feel great!
Optimal Business Consulting Services
Lynn presented to CSIX Peninsula. This was my first time in hearing Lynn present. I was immediately taken by her enthusiasm and interest in each of the attendees. She helped us all find our sweet spot in mastering verbal communication. She is very experienced and we were all spellbound by her transformational life story, including the risks she took, which resulted in the most satisfying life experiences and career change. She’s a testament for saying “yes” to life.She always advocates for positive, confident, strong, clear, connected and enthusiastic communication, both within ourselves and with others. Her tools will enable all of us to create a successful future and easily say “yes” to opportunities that are right for us.I would most enthusiastically recommend Lynn for any large or small group speaking engagement.
San Carlos Toastmasters Officer
On behalf of San Carlos Toastmasters (and personally), I wanted to thank you so much for your workshop last night, Lynn! It was energetic and energizing, heartfelt and practical, and a whole lot of fun. I know I personally got some “life” tips like “I don’t know what I’m going to say but it’s going to be great!" so I’m grateful. The workshop was a generous gift that you gave our San Carlos club Thank you again…
I found my confidence, joy and acceptance of who I really am, speaking, being, living and laughing! This class is so empowering and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone! Thank you! Lynn, You are awesome! I will bring you with me as a mentor in my circle of confidence wherever I go.
Absolutely transformative! I now feel safe speaking my truth and being seen. Thank you Lynn!
Check this out if you want to experience a new level of joy, bliss and freedom while speaking in front of a group!
Lynn, I feel so much gratitude for showing me how to shine brilliantly. You have a gift for blessing those who come to your class with your beautiful love, spirit and wisdom. Thank you from the depths of my heart. You are special.
Transformational Coach & Group Facilitator
Lynn, thank you for being the light in the world you are. The Yes, You Can Speak! experience was wonderful. Not only am I more comfortable speaking to a group, but I had a number of realizations about myself, my passions, and especially how others view me. I experienced an opening of the heart and eyes too. I definitely want to be in another group with Lynn. She is gentle, compassionate and her energy really helped us all get up in front of the room.
Best and most valuable class I’ve ever taken! AND I’ve taken a lot of classes!
Director Acupuncture Sciences of CA
"Amazing! Lynn’s work is about getting connected with yourself and to show up much better in your life, so you’re brave enough to speak for yourself in your authentic voice. I am now speaking up for myself in myself authentically. I really enjoyed the safe, supportive interactions with Lynn and the group dynamic with other women was awesome."
Lynn, I just want to say (again) what a wonderful experience your class has been. I have taken so many courses, explored so many ways to find my voice and become a better speaker and leader — and your class was IT. It was the magic wand I have been looking for. Hooray!!!
In the past when I attended networking mixers or meetings, I always felt quite uncomfortable and uncertain with those I perceived as professionals. I always felt that ‘they’ were somehow better than me, especially doctors in lab coats. I thought if I had to speak in front of them they would not hear me or think less of me. It felt safer to say nothing at all. After taking Lynn’s Level I workshop I was blown away to find that this is no longer the case. I’m shocked that I no longer feel uncomfortable or not good enough around anyone, and my insecurities are completely gone! Lynn’s class was nothing short of A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I’m finally becoming the person I’ve dreamed of and looking forward to participating in the Level II class!
After this course I felt more confident leading workshops and speaking in groups and I healed parts of my self in ways I didn’t expect. I learned how to really claim my space in the world and step into my life with greater ease, confidence and grace. Lynn really helped me reclaim and stand in my feminine power so that I move through the world as the brightest version of myself. Lynn really cares so much about her clients and I could feel her total support in allowing me to stand in my value. These skills will be with me for the rest of my life and I am eternally grateful for this powerful work! Thank you Lynn!
Virtual Assistant to the Stars
Best workshop on speaking EVER! This is so much more than a straight speaking class and is NOT Toastmasters. Lynn provided a safe environment for the class to learn and practice the tools and techniques to speak in front of others. She helped me find the confidence to stand taller when I walk into a room and believe in my voice. I loved every single part of these workshops!
The Success League
Lynn has touched my life immeasurably. She is a dynamic, generous and inspiring teacher, with a gift for bringing out the best in people. When I was asked to write down the names of five individuals I admire, naturally Lynn was one of the five. She made each one of us in her course feel that we are gems, just like she is to us. Giving lectures or presenting on a business level may come easily for some, more difficult for others. Regardless, most of us have not learned how to relate and connect to each person in the audience on a deeply personal level. And that’s the gift Lynn imparts onto her students – the gift that transcends personal or business interactions, reaping the rewards of love, understanding and sharing in the human experience in which we all exist. From the moment I met Lynn, she has made me feel special, like what I have to offer truly matters in the world. And that the world needs to hear my story, because no one else can tell it the way I do. Not only does she teach you how to be fully present with your audience, she teaches you how to reach them deeply by being authentically yourself.
Donna Marie Scheifler
Your Time to Blossom
This is so not just a public speaking class. A safe space is created where you can be your real self, discover that you have something to say, say and be totally received. There were countless opportunities to get up from my chair and “wing it” and discover the thrill of flying. Thank you Lynn!
Rotary Club of Foster City
Prior to Lynn’s class, I said “no” to facilitating workshops. Now, I have a new found self-confidence and actually jump at the chance to speak in public. I never thought this would happen to me! I highly recommend YES, YOU CAN SPEAK! If you don’t invest in yourself, no one else will. Just do it!
Owner Radiant Electrolysis
OMG! Lynn made a HUGE difference in my life. I am now able to speak in public comfortably and even accepted an invitation to be interviewed on a local French TV program and it was easy and fun! THANK YOU LYNN!!! This series will definitely transform your life!
I completed the first level of Lynn’s very powerful public speaking class and have never felt more confident and excited to put everything I learned into practice. It is different from other speaking classes because she helps you discover the speaker that you already have within you, along with developing a personal strategy for success. I have spent over $5,000 in other classes and have never felt this certain about who I am as a speaker. I highly recommend Lynn’s program.
Color & Wardrobe Stylist
I’ve spent years working on myself and after the Yes, You Can Speak! series, not only do I now feel much more confident and connected while speaking in public, but I am more focused and have a new sense of clarity in my life as well. This series has been the most encouraging, enlightening and profoundly loving experience I have ever had.
Dr. Neesa Ginger Mills
Midlife Women's Creative Awakening
Seriously people, if you are on this page, you probably need some support with your ability to speak effectively in front of a room. So you NEED to take this class!!! Lynn Kirkham’s awesome program goes way beyond public speaking. It is unique in that it combines the mind/body/spirit to give you a new sense of self in front of a room.It will transform, inspire, and motivate you to new levels in all aspects of your life. Privately, Lynn can identify the root cause of why you shut down or go into fight, flight or freeze and assist you on letting it go so it no longer triggers you. She’s warm and caring, and creates a very safe place for you to become your best self. I took this class after having taken other speaker trainings, and it made all the difference in being able to relax into my true voice.
Mei Ling Liu
After Lynn’s class, speaking is a very positive and rewarding experience. I feel a sense of certainty and inner peace which I never thought was possible. In the past, I used to worry for days before a presentation, wondering if my message and delivery was going to touch and move my audience the way I would like to. Now I don’t. I now look forward to giving a talk because I am able to access a place of deep authenticity that creates a resonance with my audience. Many speaking classes are focused on critiquing to make you a better speaker. But Lynn’s program is the most nurturing and supportive class ever. Knowing that no matter what I did I could not fail gave me the courage and confidence to show up as my true self and to speak from my heart. This feels amazing!
Founder Patient-Centered Engineering, Medical Robotics
I’m so pleased that Lynn was the official speaker coach for TEDxBerkeley. She came highly recommended by my curator. She’s a real pro and an absolute pleasure to work with. She is amazing at helping to bring out your best performance. This was a truly transformative experience for me. I would highly recommend Lynn!
Holly Battey, PsyD
Find Love At Last
For anyone who fears public speaking or simply seeks greater confidence in life, run don’t walk to Lynn Kirkham’s speaking classes! She is a true angel and her classes will transform how you think of yourself and feel in your own skin. Lynn teaches that speaking is an inside job and she expedites lasting growth quickly (unlike most). I’ve been a member of Toastmasters for 1.5 years, and while it’s been helpful, Lynn offered me a quantum leap in my progress as a speaker. Lynn gives you the tools to thrive as a speaker and creates a safe, supportive environment where everyone is affirmed and seen for who they truly are. These classes are game changers and the gift that keeps on giving. I give Lynn my very highest recommendation.
Ellen Petry Leanse
Author, Speaker, Coach
Insightful, impactful, and 100% encouraging – Lynn’s talent and passion for speaking shines in her coaching work. We met as I prepared for a TEDx talk. Within our first hour together, Lynn helped me focus on key points and improve my confidence on stage. I watched her do the same for other speakers and saw major improvements to all of our talks based on her guidance. Her expertise measurably increased my impact and I look forward to learning more from her in her training sessions. I’m grateful to TEDx for introducing me to Lynn.
Sr. Solution Program Manager at NetApp
Lynn Kirkham and Marcia Hancock provided just what I needed to hear. Right away, I started to practice the postures they demonstrated, and implemented their voice and communication tips. The results continue to amaze me. I believe the methodologies Lynn taught propelled me to the next level with my marketing skills. I landed a good job that I’m excited about, and going forward I plan to use these communication tools during presentations, marketing and sales situations. Lynn really hit the mark with professional advice on voice, speaking, posture, and more. I’m grateful for getting this great information at the perfect time.Thanks once more,Katie
Account Executive, Oakwood Worldwide
If someone said you could be transformed to become the speaker you have always wanted to be in less than a week, would you believe them? It’s true! In just four days, Lynn Kirkham will teach you how to speak from the heart, make real connections with your audience, and deliver your message in a way that is the most authentic to you. She will show you how to clear your mind of past fears, and you are given the tools to redesign your present and future. Join our tribe and be in awe of a new person you will admire – YOU!
Allign with Maria LLC
I had a life-changing experience because of Lynn’s Worth - Your Key to Success workshop, and I'm beyond excited to be taking her Level I & II trainings this spring. The work we did was heart-centered and powerful and exactly what is needed if you’re looking to connect with your Truth and speak from your heart. You will learn to touch your audience with your words and your presence, just like she does. I noticed a big shift the next morning when my partner challenged me on something. Typically I would immediately feel myself getting smaller, begin doubting myself and to keep the peace tell him he was right. Instead, I took up space, stood my ground and felt strong, resolute and therefore was respected. I honored myself and my truth regardless of his opinion. This would not have happened without this class! If you are ready to rewrite the story of your worth, stand in your value and speak from your heart this work is for you. Thank you, Lynn!
Communications Coach and Relationship Healer
I agree with everyone’s reviews. Lynn's program is above and beyond Public Speaking training—and the foundation every communicator and speaker needs, whether you want to speak up in a meeting or present on the TEDx stage.
No where else will you teach your mind AND body in TWO DAYS, how to speak with greater ease and authenticity than in the "Yes, You Can Speak!" trainings.
And no where else will you learn how to become an “Improvisational Channel” so the words you speak really resonate with your audience. All this happens in such a short amount of time too.
In just a couple of weeks this program will totally rewire your nervous system so you don’t get triggered and automatically go into fight, flight or freeze—when you want to public speak or present, or have a big heart-to-heart.
I used to have a lot of performance anxiety, fear of judgment, and if I didn’t perform well I would dread losing credibility too. During my training in 2015, I experienced a huge leap in my self-confidence so that I could actually have fun when public speaking. It felt like a miracle. At first I thought it was just my classmates and I who were exceptionally gifted at learning this unique work, but that wasn’t the case. It was so extraordinary that I began supporting many of Lynn’s trainings in 2016-2017 and witnessed the same magic and miracles happening for everyone, every time. It’s like a SPARK ignites in you, making you an unapologetic speaker with unforgettable presence.
Lynn, her program, and the people who are drawn to her are people you want to know too. What makes it different is that it will change your relationship you have with yourself - your self-worth, confidence, ease with being seen, how you communicate and your connection, forever. I wouldn't hesitate another minute if you are thinking about doing this program. Thank you Lynn! We ALL LOVE YOU!”
CEO/Consultant Renaissance Consulting Group
Lynn was incredibly helpful to me as a personal coach. More importantly, she is an inspiring example as a person and as a professional. She has helped me to grow personally and professionally through her expertise in communication and in helping me to find and understand my own true authentic voice. My life has changed dramatically and I am so thankful.
Adams Street Partners
I went from playing small to knowing I light up the room when I walk into it. My life is completely different and I'm much more alive. I now feel comfortable in my own skin and people respond to me completely different now too! There is great strength in vulnerability. Thank you Lynn for your life changing class!
Integrative Health Coach, Thewellnesstransformation.com
This program is amazingly powerful, deep and completely unique! I used to struggle finding my voice in a heart centered way when speaking in public. I run my own business, and I used to avoid accepting speaking engagements because of this struggle. I’m now comfortable shooting videos and sending them out in my newsletters which I didn’t think would ever happen! I love this program so much that I am committed to assisting others to make the same shifts as we all did! In my private CORE Repatterning sessions, I dug deep with Lynn to identify and release the root causes of why I felt uncomfortable speaking. These sessions were super potent, and I feel like I'm ten pounds lighter too! Jumping into the classes after doing the private sessions was great because Lynn taught us fantastic strategies and tools to step into our confidence fast, and we built on my unique strengths as a speaker.
Lynn’s class is a 10! For years the minister at my church has often called upon me to lead a meditation or speak to the congregation. Each time I felt nervous, ungrounded and contracted. After the Level I class I was asked to lead a meditation and I felt the words I spoke filled with presence, calmness and heart. I felt completely at ease, grounded and loved every minute of it! WOW! I never thought that I could change how I feel about myself and be able to speak with confidence, knowing that who I am and what I have to say matters. This class was absolutely life changing!
Post Doctoral Researcher
I really enjoyed working with Lynn. Her bright energy easily transferred to me. The private sessions were great. We identified and released exactly what I needed so that I now feel confident to speak. The Level I and Level II classes were just wonderful too. I never thought I'd feel confident in front of any audience, especially with English as my second language, but I do. I've actually enjoyed giving three talks at large conferences and really feel proud that I was able to deliver my message well! Thank you, Lynn!
I came into Lynn's speaker/leader training absolutely incapable of giving a talk without the painstaking process of doing a lot of preparation in advance, writing it all out word-for-word ahead of time, memorizing it, and then feeling stiff and separate from my audience while delivering it . . . to feeling the freedom and confidence to be able to speak and connect with any group and trust the wisdom of my heart to "live stream" what's wanted to be said, in a way that's fresh, alive, and spontaneous. It's thrilling! I am transformed.
Lynn's Levels 1 and 2 trainings are profound and inspired. Her bottomless cheerleader spirit and the the way she sees every participant with her ever-affirming sparkling eyes of God/dess indicates her mastery of the heart!
Founder and CEO at Sea Mist Consulting
I *highly* recommend Lynn Kirkham, and Yes, You Can Speak! She is an experienced and truly inspired public speaking and leadership coach and mentor. In her strengths-based courses I overcame fears, truly connected with my audience, found my unique voice and developed my own personal leadership style. It’s unbelievable, but now I am no longer afraid to speak in front of groups large or small, and currently facilitate a group of professionals which I would have never considered before, AND love it! No more sleepless nights worried that I won’t be a good enough speaker. I have much more confidence, know that I have value and that what I have to say matters. I no longer allow fear of failure to derail me from pursuing anything I am interested in professionally or personally. This work has literally ignited my life in a multitude of ways.
Kathy Jacobson Battat
Marketing and Branding Leader
Lynn’s Level I class was fantastic! It really helped me to identify and learn about my values and emotions, and I feel so much more comfortable speaking in front of groups. I was able to get up in front of a group of 200+ last night and felt more comfortable than I have before in owning the stage. I highly enjoyed the camaraderie with other participants. I definitely want to keep utilizing all that I learned and continue to stretch myself.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Lynn's program is incredibly transformational and so helpful if you want to change your nervous system so that you will be able to stand in front of a group and deliver a message that you are proud of. Before this program, I spent so much time in my head overthinking what I was going to say. The pressure was so intense that I turned down many speaking opportunities. Every time I did this it reinforced me playing small. It's amazing, because now I can trust that when I am connected to my audience the message will channel through me in a way that it can be received! This program is a 10!
Senior Program Manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment
Lynn is fabulous! Her sessions totally changed my speech skill and also my life. Before working with Lynn,I got nervous when I talked to in front of people even if at a small meeting and could not give a speech without memorizing a script.
Now I'm capable of making eye contact and providing speeches without notes. More importantly, I am calm and poised and do not get nervous at all.
In addition, I became confident and now I believe in myself. I feel I am more than enough. My way of thinking changed from negative to super positive! I feel miracle has happened inside of me and I have completely transformed through her coaching sessions and classes.
I highly recommend Lynn. She is outstanding. Thank you very much, Lynn. You are the best!
Sr. Product Marketing Manager at My.com
Lynn's class is much more than your regular public speaking workshop.
I am a Toastmaster member, and I will tell you this: with Lynn you will get something you won't get even at the best Toastmaster club. Lynn will help you better understand yourself and discover what is holding you back from speaking your truth. She will help you connect with your natural strengths and let them shine while you are speaking.
Lynn will also teach you a great deal about public speaking strategies: speech organization, body language, eye contact, pauses, a tone of voice etc. You will get her personal attention and practical exercises vs just generic principles you can read about in the books.
I also had several private sessions with Lynn to help me prepare for my professional speech at a digital marketing conference. Her extensive knowledge of business and marketing was extremely useful and helped make my speech advanced and digestible at the same time.
Founder, Talent and Genius
When I had a big talk to give, Lynn helped me pull out important stories from my life that would make the presentation more impactful. When I sat down to figure things out on my own, I got nowhere. But with her insightful mind and extremely intuitive style, she zeroed in on something I could share. Not only that, but she modeled for me how to use a presentation style that completely lands with audiences. I highly recommend Lynn for help with public speaking.
Frank De Martini
Franchise Owner, Juice Plus
I released a lot of fears about many things in my life that had been keeping me from saying and being who I really am. For me, Lynn’s biggest skill is helping people release baggage that’s been keeping them from moving down the path of their personal spiritual evolution.
Social Media Designer at Monica May Design
What an incredible, knowledgable and inspiring person Lynn is. I highly recommend her for speech and leadership courses, seminars and workshops. She creates better speakers quickly and can help write a great talk too. And now she's dedicating a big part of her life helping at-risk women and girls who have aged out of the foster system to access their confidence and voice through her non-profit The Inspired Heart Foundation. Lynn, you rock!
I met Lynn a couple of years ago and was intrigued, but – I didn’t think ANYTHING could help me get over my fear of public speaking. I decided this was MY YEAR and would try! I started with her intro class and within 2 hours she had me up and speaking and CONVINCED! (And I’m a hard sell!) I just completed her Level I class and It’s been truly an amazing journey. Not only have I gained more confidence professionally, I’ve also changed personally with my interactions with family and friends. Plus I gained a whole new set of friends from her classes! Yes I would absolutely take her class! Yes I’m already signed up for another one!
Rakuten Technical Recruiting Manager
Lynn’s program is transformative, invigorating, inspirational - so much so that I intend on helping her with classes in the very near future! I used to struggle to stand in front of a room and authentically connect. I diminished my own value and it was difficult to receive acknowledgments or applause. It’s different now. I get who I am as a person, that I am valuable and that when I have a message to share, it’s worth hearing. Now I can be present and much more effective when I speak. The experience was so great that I can think of 100 people I will be sharing it with! Not only that but I will be helping her gift this program to women who have been forced into the world of trafficking. Wow! Thank you, Lynn!
Lynn is a an inspirational leader and a fantastic public speaking coach! I attended Lynn's training two years ago, and am still using all of the techniques she taught me. She has inspired hundreds of charismatic leaders to connect with their audience. She's simply brilliant and magical!
Postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley
In the short time that I have known her, Lynn changed my entire universe by making me believe in miracles around my voice. She sees the best in you, believes in you and loves you for who you are. Just by being with her, you can’t help falling into full acceptance and appreciation of yourself. I am certain that only through fully accepting yourself can you gain your voice and speak potently from your heart. Lynn helps you on this journey of self-acceptance and claiming your power. Spending time with her is rest for my soul and I always feel empowered and capable of anything I want to accomplish. After her classes and a few private sessions where I “let go of the triggers,” I see myself as a beautiful, forgiving, strong woman, worthy of being seen and heard, and so much more. After learning several simple techniques from Lynn, and inspired by how she uses them herself, I was able to enjoy speaking in front of a group for the first time in my life. And this after years of suffering and feeling empty. What is most amazing about Lynn is how she believes in you and stands for you, unconditionally. I see my strongest ally in her. She's never doubted for a single moment that I am amazing, creative and a natural speaker. Lynn is on a mission to empower people, to teach them how to let go of their fears and self-doubts and become the contribution they are meant to be.
Senior Product Manager at MobileIron
Meeting Lynn and taking her classes has quite simply changed my life. I transformed after my first 3-hour private session. Her classes are about so much more than public speaking, her classes are about identifying what is holding you back and focusing on what you have to offer the world. Sound difficult? It's not, Lynn has guided exercises to enable you to see your true value and how people see you. She helps you meet your authentic self, transforming you into the speaker and leader you were born to be. These classes are a must.
Head of Product Marketing at BuildingConnected
Lynn is unequivocally a mastermind behind tapping into each and every individual who desires to improve their public speaking, empowering them to lead by removing mental blocks that prohibit them from reaching and speaking their voice.
From dramatically improving my eye contact to eliminating my nerves, I'm now capable of standing in front of executives and sales teams as well as conducting high-pressure meetings with ease. In both Level I and II, "Yes You Can Speak" workshops take you through exercises that help break down perceptions that impede feeling empowered while speaking publicly.
Lynn's delivery is unique, deep, thorough, but incredibly fun. I not only formed a deeper relationship with myself but also with equal-minded professionals. While most of the speaking workshops cover specific techniques that make you look and sound great, Lynn's workshops ensure you're consistently great no matter the situation. She designs her workshops to cut through the fat and achieve core mastery of connecting with your audience so that your material is delivered with relevance.
If you're really serious about mastering public speaking, you can't afford to not try at least her introductory class.
Executive Director at Phase2Carrers
Lynn presented Seven Keys to Making a Great First Impression for a Phase2 Careers' audience. She was an immediate hit with our group. She quickly created an engaging, learning environment through her interactive style. Her practical exercises of authenticity and being present helped to build confidence while improving communication skills. She is such a dynamic presenter! A must for any individual or group that wants to find and communicate their real voice.
Partner Marketing, Cisco
Before working with Lynn, I struggled with being in the spotlight and avoided speaking opportunities. Her private sessions were incredible. During those sessions, I realized that to achieve lasting change, it required an inquiry into why I shied away from public speaking. It was simple and very effective!
Her public speaking classes are indescribable. No matter what I say it won’t do them justice. The environment is beyond encouraging. We were able to discover our unique gifts as both speakers and leaders. She gave us the tools and the confidence to embrace speaking to large groups, and everyone in the class went from feeling nervous on stage to feeling like they deserved to be in the spotlight! I highly recommend this program. It will allow you to discover your unique brilliance. Just do it!
Lead Business Solutions Consultant
Don't let the fear and anxiety of speaking to others hold you back any longer. There is a whole world out there waiting to hear from you and to connect with you in amazing ways. Learn to speak up and speak out and become your true, best self by taking Lynn's class. You will meet others in the class who share your fears and discomfort of speaking and they will become your biggest supporters and encouragers. Lynn's class is truly life changing. It's hard to describe the transformation that can happen in such a short amount of time. You really need to experience it to understand the power and magnitude of what it can do for you. You will hardly recognize yourself afterwards. The growth is truly astounding!!!!
Lynn is just fantastic. She has helped me to feel great about giving talks about my business and I now lead dynamic workshops that get rave reviews. For the last 3 years she has been my business coach. I can't imagine not having her by my side. She has endless ideas about how to move my business forward, helps me with copy, creating meetup groups, marketing, speaking topics, done for you scripts, sales conversations that convert, outreach and more. Lynn's commitment to me is exceptional and I give her the highest recommendation!
Sr. Project Engineer & Palo Alto Lean In Founder
Lynn is a magician and anyone who takes her class is changed for the better! I was quite skeptical and took my sweet time before taking class. Shortly after, I delivered a powerful talk that was very well received! Thank you Lynn!
Founder, Heart-Fueled Giants
Before I went to Lynn Kirkham's Yes You Can Speak class I secretly lived in fear that I would bomb in front of an audience. That I would be 'found-out' to not know what I know simply because I felt so self-conscious and unable to focus on what truly mattered. After just one day with Lynn I was able to give my very next talk with fully embodied ease and confidence. I felt comfortable in front of the room and connected with each person in there. It is truly magical what Lynn is able to achieve with her clients, no matter the issue. She is absolutely chosen to do this work, and she does it with such love and commitment. I highly, highly recommend Lynn Kirkham for any professional, CEO, or student whose message depends on their direct impact through speaking.
Social Impact Manager at Lyft
I met Lynn less than 24 hours before I was going to give a TEDx talk, and it’s hard to put to words just how grateful I am that she came into my life. Lynn is this shining presence who so graciously shared her time and expertise with me . She provided important and constructively critical feedback in the most kind, loving and supportive way possible. I learned more in maybe 40 minutes with her than I had in any/all other speaking-trainings I'd ever done.
Lynn sees the absolute best in you and draws it out in a nurturing and beautifully cultivating way; she polishes you to the point where you reflect the absolute best in yourself and the message you seek to deliver. With her help you can speak from a place that shines with belief in yourself and your words; she believes in you so much that you cannot help but fully believe in yourself - and that translates into a powerful and impactful message. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Co-Founder at SpaceBase & International Space Consultants
Lynn’s program is great for breaking down the barriers and getting to the root cause of why you aren’t able to speak at the level you are capable of. Before working with Lynn I struggled with low self esteem, had too high expectations of myself, and always very critical of all my talks. This caused me much stress and anxiety before and after a presentation. After working with Lynn I have stopped analyzing my every step and instead look for and appreciate what I did right. I feel more comfortable in my own skin whether in front of a group or a large audience. Today, when I speak I “teach and inspire” instead of just “present,” and focus on how my audiences really receives my message.
Product Strategy Director
Yes You Can Speak is simply amazing and transformational! I have transformed in so many ways, especially with my confidence in myself. I also met a fabulous group of people to stay connected with and we cheer each other on. I highly recommend this workshop. It will transform you into a confident, authentic speaker. You will find your true voice and shine! On a scale of 1 to 10, it's definitely a 10!!! Lynn is truly a gifted teacher and an inspirational leader. The workshop helped me quickly to find my voice and stand in my power. What's great is that I felt safe to be authentic and vulnerable too, which is the key to becoming a great speaker.