“New research shows the sound of a person's voice strongly influences how she is seen. We actually have the capacity to shape our voice to be perceived as leaders.” – WSJ
When you walk into a room, you may look the part. Your business accomplishments may indicate that you’re an achiever. But the moment you begin to speak, your audience will be listening carefully to gauge if your voice and message are congruent with your appearance and resume. How we show up vocally leads people to definite and immediate conclusions about how we show up in the world. How we say it is far more persuasive than what we say.
Your listeners decide in just seven seconds. Simply put, there is a strong relationship between vocal acoustics and the psychology of perception: who we are as individuals, our personality, our strengths, what we bring to the table and also our weaknesses are unmasked in the voice.
Hillary Wicht is a voice expert who has been tapped as a specialist by the Wall Street Journal and the Stanford Entrepreneurial Graduate Program for her work on the impact of gender communication styles in the corporate sector. In this experiential workshop, she will unveil the ways in which women unknowingly give up their power through the way they communicate. She will uncover the most common “power-leaks” in female communication styles and give insights and tools for communication “power-plays,” so you can have a voice at the table that’s as powerful as you are and be the leader you are meant to be in your business, community and the world.
About Hillary Wicht
Hillary Wicht is an executive voice coach who helps her clients develop their voice for leadership so they can step more fully into their power, influence and impact through the vehicle of voice. She has been empowering voices in the board room, the court room, the pitch meeting, at the negotiations table and on the stage giving her clients both the competence and confidence they need to have a voice and presence that creates success in their careers and lives.
In addition to her private clients, Hillary is passionate about empowering women to stand in their value in powerful and effective ways. She is a partnering coach to the Athena Alliance, 2020 Women on Boards, and Broadrooms focused on placing more women onto executive boards. Hillary is an adjunct expert in the psychology of influential communication to the Stanford Entrepreneurial Program and has been tapped by the Wall Street Journal for her work on the impact of gender communication styles in the corporate realm.
Hillary’s past experience as a performer in the studio and on the stage as both a session singer, actor and voice over artist bring a fun and rich foundation to her coaching practice. She has shared her voice with such diverse Grammy winners as American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis, Idina Menzel, Leonard Cohen, CeCe Winans and LL Cool J. She can be heard on commercials for McDonalds, Mattel, AT&T, Toyota and beyond. She has performed on television and film sets, and stages small and large.
Hillary combines her expertise in voice and performance with her background in Somatic Leadership Coaching and Psychology to deliver a comprehensive authority at what it means to have a voice and presence that can authentically connect with others, move people to action, produce results and create a legacy.