Group Coaching Program (Online)

taught by Doreen Downing, Ph.D.

Course description

The Essential Speaking Online Group Coaching Program is a 12-week live, online interactive experience led by Doreen Downing, Ph.D. 

The program includes weekly calls, the Signature 7-Step Essential Speaking Course, Instructional videos, exercises, assignments, practice, and ongoing email support.

The group meets together live for hour-long weekly calls on a Zoom video. With no more than 6 participants, each person will have time to share. Everyone is expected to commit to showing up for the weekly calls. A computer or phone/tablet that has a microphone and camera is required.

The goal is to build deep self-confidence so that you can speak from the calm, clear, powerful Essence of who you are.

Next program starts June, 2020! 

Monthly Payment plan available. Click Here to inquire. 

Doreen Downing, Ph.D.
Doreen Downing, Ph.D.

Based on my experience dissolving my own stage fright, my expertise as a psychologist and mindfulness teacher, and my years as Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, I have discovered that being present and connected to your "Essential Self" is the key to relaxed and confident speaking. 

Now I offer workshops, private sessions, E-Courses, leadership training seminars, and consultations for business groups. My innovative approach is based on connecting to and speaking from your authentic self rather than focusing on performance techniques.


Course Curriculum

ESSENTIAL SPEAKING GROUP COACHING - Lesson 1: GETTING STARTED
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ESSENTIAL SPEAKING GROUP COACHING - Lesson 9: LIVING AS A FEARLESS SPEAKER
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ESSENTIAL SPEAKING GROUP COACHING - Lesson 10: WHAT'S NEXT
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FEARLESS SPEAKING VIDEO SERIES
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Reviews (8)

Transformational

by John Basile
Doreen is an excellent teacher and communicator. The information she shared was truly transformational. Virtually experiencing this program with other individuals was extremely valuable, in that, we all learned from each other. I highly recommend this program! - John Basile.

Transformational Course

by Denise Rose
After years of trying different approaches to increase my comfort with public speaking, I learned about Speaking Circles. I participated in several of them and this was a game changer for me. Some time passed and then I learned about Doreen’s Speaking Essential’s course. I immediately contacted her to enroll and I’ve just completed the 12-week on-line course. It was excellent and can’t say enough about it. I appreciated the well-structured program and weekly material. Doreen was very supportive and attentive throughout the program and offered feedback and private sessions in between classes. She truly offers full-service support! And the group experience was tremendously supportive. I appreciated hearing the experience and wisdom my peers shared each week. In the end, I walked away from this program not only with new confidence and a solid framework in which to approach public speaking, but also with a deeper understanding of the power of presence. What a beautiful gift from this creative and effective program! Denise Rose

Fearless Speaking e-Course

by Niki Mott
I signed up for this course because I am drawn to Doreen's authentic warmth, candor, unashamed vulnerability, and support when I most needed it (last summer I was feeling like a failure at leading a Circle, plopped down next to Doreen, and she calmly and with heartfelt honesty said, "You absolutely have what it takes to be a Speaking Circles(R) Facilitator). I believed her and relaxed into my role knowing I had her support. During the course, I felt encouraged to discover that the processes Doreen has developed and leads dovetailed and filled in the blanks not only with my training as an SCI Facilitator but also with previous (40 years' worth) of psychotherapy and counseling as a child of alcoholic parents and as a "recycled" wife. Doreen gently guided me to explore early, and inaccurate, messages that I had nothing to offer intellectually or verbally, then pointed me toward my innate positivity and unbridled joy in discovering ways that people can share connections. She gently guided us, with a shared sense of humor, to absorb and turn to her 7 Secrets and also drew out several other strengths that were waiting underneath my conscious brain, including, among many others, following my intuition and having the belief in myself to go forward boldly, with caring. Thanks, Doreen!
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Transformational

by John Basile
Doreen is an excellent teacher and communicator. The information she shared was truly transformational. Virtually experiencing this program with other individuals was extremely valuable, in that, we all learned from each other. I highly recommend this program! - John Basile.

Transformational Course

by Denise Rose
After years of trying different approaches to increase my comfort with public speaking, I learned about Speaking Circles. I participated in several of them and this was a game changer for me. Some time passed and then I learned about Doreen’s Speaking Essential’s course. I immediately contacted her to enroll and I’ve just completed the 12-week on-line course. It was excellent and can’t say enough about it. I appreciated the well-structured program and weekly material. Doreen was very supportive and attentive throughout the program and offered feedback and private sessions in between classes. She truly offers full-service support! And the group experience was tremendously supportive. I appreciated hearing the experience and wisdom my peers shared each week. In the end, I walked away from this program not only with new confidence and a solid framework in which to approach public speaking, but also with a deeper understanding of the power of presence. What a beautiful gift from this creative and effective program! Denise Rose

Fearless Speaking e-Course

by Niki Mott
I signed up for this course because I am drawn to Doreen's authentic warmth, candor, unashamed vulnerability, and support when I most needed it (last summer I was feeling like a failure at leading a Circle, plopped down next to Doreen, and she calmly and with heartfelt honesty said, "You absolutely have what it takes to be a Speaking Circles(R) Facilitator). I believed her and relaxed into my role knowing I had her support. During the course, I felt encouraged to discover that the processes Doreen has developed and leads dovetailed and filled in the blanks not only with my training as an SCI Facilitator but also with previous (40 years' worth) of psychotherapy and counseling as a child of alcoholic parents and as a "recycled" wife. Doreen gently guided me to explore early, and inaccurate, messages that I had nothing to offer intellectually or verbally, then pointed me toward my innate positivity and unbridled joy in discovering ways that people can share connections. She gently guided us, with a shared sense of humor, to absorb and turn to her 7 Secrets and also drew out several other strengths that were waiting underneath my conscious brain, including, among many others, following my intuition and having the belief in myself to go forward boldly, with caring. Thanks, Doreen!

Group Coaching (Online)

by Angela Ocone
This course was valuable in that it was a pleasurable experience and it has given me tools to take with me into my everyday life. Doreen is very thorough and gentle, flexible and available. Her passion for this work is wonderful. I really appreciated the camaraderie of all of us who showed up each week. I missed it when they were absent...it helps to feel the company of others as we progressed through the classes. I look forward to deepening my ability to express and to share myself with authenticity. I feel that Doreen is there on the sidelines to reach out to for encouragement and support whenever I want. Thank you Doreen!

Great Format

by Karie Dewan
The Online Group Coaching Program helped me explore the root of my public speaking anxiety, gave me tools on how to navigate through these challenges and opportunities to practice them weekly. I appreciated the online group format as it was accessible for someone with a busy schedule, and I learned and benefited so much from the experiences of the other participants. Doreen structured the class to provide just the right balance of instruction, attendee participation, and feedback. Doreen was not only an incredible coach but truly cared about the growth and success of each member of the group. I still get anxious when I’m about to speak in a group setting but I now have the tools to successfully manage through the experience, thanks to Doreen and my online classmates!

More than a class!

by Claire Wood
I signed up for this course to address my fear of Public Speaking. However, the curriculum and the support received from my instructor and classmates provided a platform to grow and develop as a person. You will learn way more than you plan to and all of it will be beneficial. The class provides lifelong tools for engaging with everyone in your life, not just public speaking. Don't wait and don't hesitate! Sign up now!

Life Changing Course!

by sarah malik
Taking this class will change your life. If you want to find an inner, grounded, real sense of confidence, then take this course. Over the weeks, your skills will build. You'll go from tasting a sense of calm inside--while speaking--to experiences daily, on your own, and in your everyday, personal life and work life. You'll find your voice and your strength, which is awaiting inside of you. Please go for it! Doreen is a gentle, loving guide, who shows up with decades of experience. With decades of love and wisdom and care and confronting of fear--which translates into you having the support and space to grow in exactly the ways that you dream of.

Great course!

by Matthew Price
I've learned a lot about myself, where my fear of speaking comes from, and now have some tools to manage myself. Now I can acknowledge my anxiety, know it's there, then quickly get back to my place of inner stillness/peace and speak well like I know I can. I use the tools nearly every day in conversations, presentations and meetings that often gave me anxiety in the past (they still do at times, but I can now harness this).