Our founder, Rochel deOliveira: “I was trained by a master”
“I worked with Sam Chwat, known as the “dialect coach to the stars”, at the Sam Chwat Speech Center for about 6 years. He was warm, well-read, charismatic, VERY funny, and passionate about his work. I nurtured my love of accent and speech training by learning from one of the best in the industry.
“I started my company AccentsOff with a feeling of great excitement, knowing that I could take Sam’s training to the next level. My background as a speech pathologist and classical musician continues to give me insights into how to help our students improve their speech, accent, and communication skills.
“As a child of immigrants, I totally get how people want to be understood, fit in, and get ahead. Assimilating successfully into a new culture and society can be so challenging. A key ingredient to success is to feel confident and be clearly understood. I’m fortunate to have such a great team of instructors who know how to teach – and love seeing our students progress.”
Meet our founder and her team of speech pathologists who work with professionals to improve their American accent and speak more clearly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to the questions new clients ask about our training, how accent reduction works, and what HR and employers want to know.
Google • United Nations • Marie Kondo • Verizon • Calvin Klein • Merrill Lynch • Bank of America • Sophis • Weill Cornell Medical Center • Morgan Stanley • Warburg Pincus • PSE&G • Aveda • Wilhelmina Models • Credit Suisse • UBS • Deutsche Bank • Standard & Poors • Mercer • Seneca Capital • Palladium • Heineken Americas (and many more)
Industries we serve
Finance • Consulting • Journalism and Broadcasting • Acting and Voiceover •
Legal • Government • Healthcare • Telecommunications • IT • Business Development • Engineering • Call Centers • Hospitality and Customer Service • Education • Graphic Design • Architecture and Interior Design (and more)
Where our clients are from
Japan • China • Ukraine • Russia • Mexico • Israel • Germany • India • France • Italy • Hong Kong • Singapore • Spain • Thailand • Taiwan • The Netherlands • Brazil • Canada • Croatia • Tibet • Nepal • Korea • Greece • Pakistan • Tajikistan • Chile • Nigeria • Romania • Austria • Argentina • Switzerland • Peru • Poland • Sweden • Norway • Finland • U.K. • Australia (and many more)
Who We Work With
What Our Clients Say About AccentsOff
Delivered impact and results
“We had a very important time-sensitive request to support a key training initiative. Rochel and her team jumped through hoops to prepare and deliver a first-class, very effective solution that delivered the impact and results we needed. AccentsOff is very professional, responsive and they deliver. We will work with Rochel and her team again (and again).
My coworkers noticed the difference
“I have always struggled with my accent. As a result, it was difficult for me to communicate with my coworkers, clients, and friends. In addition, my accent was preventing me from communicating effectively and sounding confident in job interviews. My coworkers and friends have noticed the improvement in my speech and are really proud of me.”
HELPED ME ORGANIZE MY THOUGHTS
“AccentsOff is a phenomenal resource to improve speech and diction. Aside from proper pronunciation and grammar, I learned Mind Mapping, which taught me how to better organize my thought pattern into a format parallel to how the brain works. Learning this simple tool boosted my self-confidence and improved my presentation skills during meetings tremendously. An investment in AccentsOff is an investment in a more successful future.”
Start speaking with clarity and confidence
We understand how critical it is to stay a step ahead of the competition and take control where we can. Learning how to become a crystal-clear, engaging speaker is one of the most important life investments you can make. Find out more about improving your American accent by scheduling a Discovery Call and complimentary Speech Evaluation..