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Ann is a speaking and presentation coach who helps clients discover and embrace their unique leadership presence. Using her background as a professional actor, director, writer, and teacher, Ann shares her distinctive approach to communications training by giving each client personalized strategies for speaking success! Ann knows the key to effective, dynamic verbal communication is being fully present, so she helps clients by giving them the practical tools they need to  Mitigate nervousness, eliminating negative selftalk and distracting doubts  Energize and bring enthusiasm to the delivery of any message Connect with listeners on a deeper level, so they will hear and remember Ann also brings her skills as a playwright and speechwriter to content development. She can help refine talking points, write and/or edit keynotes, and help clients prep for Q & As or interviews. Her clients include current political leaders at the local, state and national levels, as well as national association leaders and executives. Ann has designed and run workshops for diverse organizations and businesses, including the Embassy of Switzerland, the Department of State/Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Program, The Ferguson Group, The Fulbright Program, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Cowell & Moring LLP. She has taught public speaking and presentation skills for the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and the Women and Politics Institute in the School of Public Affairs at American University, where she received the prestigious Alice Paul Award. When not helping clients become more dynamic communicators, Ann still plays a variety of roles in the professional theatre: actor, playwright, director, and producer. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists.

Maria Vakhterova