Speaking Coach

Maya Angelou quote

I've coached attorneys, teachers, poets, storytellers and businesspeople to be compelling speakers by freeing their voice in four ways: by adjusting their Pitch, Pace, Volume and Tone Quality. 

I show you how to move from merely talking in black and white to speaking in


(Some thoughts from a musical perspective)

What Carolyn does

  • Workshops

  • Small groups

  • Individual sessions

Available throughout the US and abroad.


Offered to students ages 16 and up.


Payments accepted by PayPal, Venmo and Zelle.

"Couple of months ago, I asked Carolyn to listen to my introduction speech for a cooking video I was planning to make. To my surprise not only she listened very attentively she also coached me how to throw my voice, which word to emphasize to bring out the importance of a point and what pitch and tone of voice to end my sentence with. ...when I heard my own video, I realized how valuable her coaching had been. Today I am making videos every other week and getting rave reviews. Thanks to Carolyn, people are ordering food from me and my catering business is happily on its way. Thank you Carolyn for your coaching and valuable suggestions."

— Mini Guleria

"I didn't know what to expect as I started your zoom class, but was surprised and delighted to meet other people, all with different styles of speech and reasons for wanting to improve their speech.  I was amazed at the transformation of their speaking voices after  just a few suggestions from your trained ear.  The improvements in breathing and timing was so obvious.


Thank you so much for sharing your years of experience."

— Sandra Sobel

"Carolyn Val-Schmidt has a refined talent for teaching voice that comes across to students of all levels. This was especially noticeable in her past webinar class for developing the speaking voice."  

— David Herrington

[After taping a podcast interview, coming soon!]

"You made that interview interesting!!!  'How we think is how we speak, live and love'  💓 There was so much wisdom coming out of you in this interview -- I loved it!!! 😅

— Lea Dayton

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Register now for Carolyn's next course!