Individual Coaching - (Online)

taught by Doreen Downing, Ph.D.

Course description

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

The program includes weekly 30-minute calls, the Signature 7-Step Essential Speaking Course, Instructional videos, exercises, assignments, practice, and ongoing email support.

We meet together live for 30-minute weekly calls on a telephone or Zoom video.

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

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

Path to public speaking confidence

by Mira I
A couple of years ago I changed my job to one that required periodic speaking in front of audiences that could range from 10 to 50 people with a potential in the future to become as big as 500 people. My experience of speaking at that time was one of utmost terror: my heart would be pounding, hands shaking, my mouth scorched dry, my voice trembling, and I had a bad stomach pain to boot. I decided to deal with this issue and after trying several different things, came to found this program. The program offers 12 30-min online video coaching sessions with Doreen along with text lessons and recorded videos. Initially, the way it went was I reviewed each step of a 12-step online course before meeting with Doreen, then we discussed my answers to the online exercises and delved into underlying issues that came up during this discussion. With time, we began focusing more on these issues, of which the fear of public speaking was only a symptom. It was deeply fascinating and enlightening to learn how a natural creative spirit in some of us can be so smothered and suppressed in childhood that speaking from a heart or speaking in front of strangers feels like a life-threatening situation. I couldn't have come to know it without seeing Doreen. She is a very calm and gentle but deeply compassionate therapist. She lets you lead the conversation and listens attentively but she quickly detects the areas of concern and guides you toward exploring and resolving the difficult issues. She is able to tap right into the heart of very old and painful wounds and help you gently and slowly untangle and heal them. As a result of this "untangling", I was able to have public speaking experiences that went from slight nervousness in the beginning of the program to complete confidence and even excitement and joy while speaking these days. I highly recommend this program.

Path to public speaking confidence

by Mira I
A couple of years ago I changed my job to one that required periodic speaking in front of audiences that could range from 10 to 50 people with a potential in the future to become as big as 500 people. My experience of speaking at that time was one of utmost terror: my heart would be pounding, hands shaking, my mouth scorched dry, my voice trembling, and I had a bad stomach pain to boot. I decided to deal with this issue and after trying several different things, came to found this program. The program offers 12 30-min online video coaching sessions with Doreen along with text lessons and recorded videos. Initially, the way it went was I reviewed each step of a 12-step online course before meeting with Doreen, then we discussed my answers to the online exercises and delved into underlying issues that came up during this discussion. With time, we began focusing more on these issues, of which the fear of public speaking was only a symptom. It was deeply fascinating and enlightening to learn how a natural creative spirit in some of us can be so smothered and suppressed in childhood that speaking from a heart or speaking in front of strangers feels like a life-threatening situation. I couldn't have come to know it without seeing Doreen. She is a very calm and gentle but deeply compassionate therapist. She lets you lead the conversation and listens attentively but she quickly detects the areas of concern and guides you toward exploring and resolving the difficult issues. She is able to tap right into the heart of very old and painful wounds and help you gently and slowly untangle and heal them. As a result of this "untangling", I was able to have public speaking experiences that went from slight nervousness in the beginning of the program to complete confidence and even excitement and joy while speaking these days. I highly recommend this program.