Olivia Porter, M.H.S., CCC-SLP (Speech Pathologist Instructor) is a native Chicagoan who uses her unique background in training and development, speech-language pathology, and theatre to provide effective solutions to executives who want to become better communicators in all aspects of their lives.
Olivia developed a love for accent and communication training many years ago while working as a manager in a corporate environment. During this experience, Olivia realized the impact that clear and eloquent speech had on personal relationships and professional advancement. After leaving this position, Olivia traveled the world facilitating training workshops on over 20 communication and leadership topics.
Olivia holds a Compton PESL Accent Modification Certification and an Advanced Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Saint Mary’s College and Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University.
In her spare time, Olivia coaches children competing in oratorical competitions and acts in commercials and industrial films. In 2019, Olivia was honored to be one of the 10 speakers at TEDxChicago. You can watch her excellent presentation here.
“My main problem with my communication skills was my accent. I was born and raised in America but I have a strong New York accent so I was looking for a way to improve my speech, American accent, diction and voice… Language can sometimes create unconscious bias.
I wanted to maximize the value that I had to my organization. By the completion of this course, I had improved my speech intelligibility, accent reduction, production and language comprehension.”
-Samadhi Zuluaga, NYC
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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.