with Lauri Smith
A transformational program for change-makers, teachers, speakers, entrepreneurs and leaders.
Learn to be YOU - deeply, passionately, presently, RawThentically YOU …
Let the crowd in to see you and feel you in all of your sensitive, tender, powerful, graceful and hysterical glory.
It's time to make your mark.
Are you a change-maker who's ready and willing
to stand in your power and speak your truth?
Do you feel that you have something to say to the world but, when you do speak, your experience varies greatly? Sometimes you’re vibrant and in the flow state, while bringing your audience to tears. Other times you feel like a deer in the headlights, stuck in energetic quicksand or that you’re going through the motions with your audience only politely tolerating your presence.
That “hit or miss” experience can be frustrating and confusing.
Would you like to be fully present in your own skin while deeply connected to the crowd?
Would you like to awaken, energize and move them (to laughter, to tears, to action) from there?
And I will teach you how.
Who is this for?
This program is for change-makers
who are ready to step up, be the change they wish to see in the world
and use their voice to evoke that same change in others.
Do you want to?
- Go beyond your comfort zone into your charisma zone
- Move from surviving to thriving when you speak
- Embody and convey confidence and authority ... anytime, anywhere
- Move your audience with the heart-centered power of your presence
- Feel grounded, vibrant and in flow while evoking transformation in your audience
You will be able to do more than communicate clearly and articulately.
You will be able to unleash your innate, unique charisma and to move people
– to laughter, to tears or to action.
This is not a quick fix. It’s a powerful practice that will create lasting transformation.
My commitment to you is this:
I will respect you enough to tell you the truth.
I will help you embrace your gifts while walking the path of growth.
I will hold safe and sacred space for you to express your full self.
I will help you step into your true power and to hold the same safe, transformational space for others.
Go beyond the resistance. Say yes to the voice within.
Now is the time to stand and speak your truth.
What is it?
This program is a transformational master class in creative, charismatic speaking.
Bruce Lee said, “We do not rise to the occasion, we fall back on our training.”
Long before winning an Academy Award, actors spend time, energy and focus developing their instrument – themselves. They train their body and their voice, ensuring that their instrument resonates to its full capacity when they get cast in the role of a lifetime.
Whether your biggest dream as a Leader is giving a TED Talk or, like Rosa Parks, being able to stand up for what’s right when it matters most, you must approach your leadership with the same commitment and dedication as a serious actor – And the time to start is right now.
In order to enroll others in your cause and to mesmerize and inspire crowds, you need to train your body and your voice. You need to become a vessel for your message - an organism of purpose.
I will help you to unleash the power of your instrument so that it resonates beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll prepare to simultaneously fall back on your training and rise to the occasion – in other words to give the talk of your life – when you give your TED talk.
This is like a Master's program for actors - but it's for speakers.
It’s a six-month program designed to help you unlock your creative self, tap-in to your potential and unleash your full expression. It combines group classes with one-on-one coaching. While this program is focused on speaking in public, it will also have a powerful and empowering impact that ripples through your entire life.
During our 1:1 coaching sessions we'll focus on your gifts - and what's holding you back from fully expressing those gifts.
(The amount of 1:1 time depends on which program level you choose - Essentials or Immersion.)
Weaving together my extensive experience in the fields of leadership, theatre, speaking, yoga, voice work and mindfulness, I work "from the inside-out" & "from the ground up."
You do not need to pretend to be someone else or to do it “their way”.
You will be YOU - with the volume turned up.
You will be taking this journey alongside a group of humans going through the same struggles, triumphs and transformation as you. The combination of focused one-on-one attention with the empowering experience of small group work creates exponential learning.
“Lauri holds a very safe space for everyone to express their authentic, flawed, and perfect selves. She models what she teaches beautifully, standing in herself confidently and effortlessly ... I would recommend her work to anyone with a message that they want to get out to the world.”
Relationship and Dating Coach
“Lauri Smith is one of the most personally motivating and inspirational instructors I’ve had. Her ability to see and draw out her students potential is empowering. ”
“Lauri attacks the skill of speaking from a unique perspective – the voice as an instrument of connection. ”
– Claudette Good-O’Neill, CC and CL
2014 Semi-finalist in Toastmaster’s International Speaking Contest, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Voice Matters Mastering Presence Program includes:
• The Charisma Unmasked Kickoff Event
• Integrative self-paced lessons
• Six Monthly interactive video classes
• The Body, Breath & Energy Workshop
• The 21-Day Walk the Vocal Presence Path Audio Program
• The Charisma Unleashed Celebration “Recital”
• The ESSENTIALS Level includes one 1:1 coaching session with Lauri
• The IMMERSION Level includes six 1:1 coaching sessions with Lauri
Plus all participants receive:
• Early Access to New Products
• Special Product Discounts
• FREE admission to speaking mastery labs during the program
• Additional 1:1s at a reduced rate
*IMMERSION is intended for leaders who want to experience the momentum of an ongoing leadership program while working with a dedicated one-on-one coach.
*ESSENTIALS is intended for people committed to and focused on growing their voice as a leader in the world who have schedule limitations due to travel or family commitments.
This powerful program is only offered once a year.
Space is limited so sign up early.
The group classes take place on Tuesdays at 1pm PST.
(September 17th, October 1st, 15th and 29th, November 12th and December 3rd ... optional practice labs October 22nd, November 5th and 19th)
1:1’s are TBD – Scheduled Individually
Before doing the Voice Matters Mastering Presence program with Lauri …
I was just getting back into facilitation after a bit of a hiatus and this time, it was my own original content. I was feeling shaky and I knew I wanted to reach a higher level of mastery in my work.
During the Mastering Presence program …
I experienced a community to learn from and grow with as I faced my fears. Lauri offered a comprehensive approach to understanding what gets in the way of authentically using one’s voice and offers tools to overcome those barriers. I felt safe to know my story, share it and to open to what is possible on the other side.
As a result of Mastering Presence, …
I feel “warmed up” to take on bigger opportunities in my work and seek out experiences that might have felt too risky before. I have a tool set to use on my own moving forward and this helps me know that I am prepared for a bigger stage than I previously allowed for myself.
Owner, Resilient Leadership
I had this idea of the way I "should be" and "should speak" - especially at work where it's "just business". I also get overwhelmed with my own emotions so I didn't trust myself to be able to express how I was feeling. I was constantly running into this issue of my intentions and perceptions not matching up and felt frustrated at not being able to move past this feedback that I had received over and over again.
I realized that my "Soul Suckers" were holding me back, my emotions were not overwhelming other people, but helped humanize me and provide context for the other party to be able to connect and hear me. The insight was that I needed to let go of something that doesn't serve me - this idea that I need to speak and act in a certain way and begin to trust myself and my power and wisdom. Because I had the opportunity to practice and the ability to try out this new approach in the program, I had tools to take and leverage in other areas of my life.
I have been able to prove to myself that I can do this, and I trust myself more. I feel more confident in tapping into my emotions, channeling them in a productive way which allows me to be a better leader and influence others by creating a safe space for people to share their ideas and concerns. This shift will help me be a better manager, teammate, partner, and friend.
Before doing the Voice Matters Immersion program with Lauri I …
had a lot of confidence building to do. Especially in the area of public speaking. Any and every time I would have any sort of small speaking event I would completely fall apart. My brain would take over and I immediatley became someone who didn't believe in themselves.
I always knew this about myself, but it became really clear when I had to practice public speaking during my yoga certification and as soon as I started speaking I fell apart and started hyperventilating.
During the Immersion program I …
slowly started to gain some more confidence. By having Lauri there guiding me and asking me questions that helped me look deeper into my psyche I could start focusing on the task at hand and dismantle all the negativity that always took over. Having her there by my side and working closely with her and other students, I was able to practice the art of public speaking and not get so caught up in the habitual negative self-talk that I often experienced.
The most helpful thing I learned was going through the steps that Lauri taught us starting with acknowledging the, as Lauri called them, "soul suckers" which is our brains way of 'protecting' us. They actually serve little purpose but we've learned to take them for face value instead of acknowledging them for what they really are, soul suckers. They really do suck the soul out of you.
As a result of Immersion, I …
My biggest accomplishment this year was being a part of an active portfolio for the company I work for Salesforce. A team from Salesforce was participating, as they do every year, in the Best Places to Work awards and the team asked me to be a part of their submission. I had to lead a meditation to a group of 30 strangers and answer any questions they had about meditation and mindfulness. I was nervous, as usual, but the best part was I ACCOMPLISHED IT with great success! I was so proud of myself and I attribute that to Lauri, 100%.
What's possible for me and my future is sharing myself more to the public. I care deeply about people and by being able to have more confidence in public speaking and more confidence in myself, I have a bigger audience to share this with and to help. My aim has always been to help people and now I feel like I can in a whole new way.
Celeste Tandy, Health and Wellness Program Manager at Heroku/Salesforce
VIP Immersion Level Early Bird $3200 (Regularly $4000) Essentials Level Early Bird $2000 (Regularly $2400)
*Payment plans and scholarship options available.