Coaching sessions

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We are offering one on one public speaking coaching sessions to help you craft an engaging presentation. Each student can sign up for one session only with the coach of their choice. The sessions are planned from May 11- May 20th, based on our coaches availability. The coaching session are not mandatory but is highly recommended. Each coaching session is 20 minutes long, students must have their presentation outline ready before the session and if you would like feedback on your slides, please have them ready as well.  

Bri McWhorter is the Founder and CEO of Activate to Captivate, where she teaches communication techniques from an actor’s point of view. She specializes in public speaking, scientific communications, interview skills, and interpersonal communications. She has taught workshops at Fortune 500 companies, privately coached CEOs at nonprofits, and led certificate programs at top universities. She is the creator of W.A.V.E.®, a program where she teaches speakers how to overcome nerves, use body language, and rely on their voice to tell an engaging story. She has coached speakers for academic symposiums at various institutions including UC Office of the President, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara. She has an MFA in Acting from University of California, Irvine and a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley. 


Please use register for a coaching session with Bri here.


Sara Rodriguez is in her last quarter of her Directing MFA in the Drama department at UCI. She has been working in theatre and live entertainment for over a decade. Her work has been seen in Canada, the US, and Europe. Her most recent theatre project was directing Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad at the Claire Trevor Theatre at UCI last February. Last year she produced and co-wrote Odyssey & Chill, a three-episode podcast giving you the highlights and insights to Homer’s The Odyssey. As a director and educator, Sara has spent much of her career enhancing presentations, performance and public speaking skills of actors, storytellers, and students. 

Please use register for a coaching session with Sara here.