Olivia Porter is an upbeat and enthusiastic speech pathologist instructor, hailing from the Windy City of Chicago. Olivia has a diverse background in accent modification, speech-language pathology, and acting for the screen and stage – all which make her an excellent communicator and coach.
Olivia discovered her passion for accent training while working as a corporate manager, where she saw firsthand the impact that clear and effective communication could have on personal relationships and professional advancement. She has since traveled the world, facilitating training workshops on over 20 communication and leadership topics, helping executives become better speakers and leaders.
Olivia is certified in Compton PESL Accent Modification and has 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 Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Disorders from Governors State University. Olivia also spent a memorable year in 2005 as a theater fellow at Oxford University developing her acting skills.
In her free time, Olivia enjoys volunteering to coach children in oratorical competitions and works as an actor in commercials and industrial films. Her talents as a presenter and actor were recognized in 2019 when she was invited to be one of the 10 speakers at TEDxChicago (watch her thought-provoking TED Talk here).
Olivia’s energy and enthusiasm for her work are contagious, and she brings a positive and uplifting attitude to everything she does. Whether you’re an executive looking to improve your American accent and presentation skills or simply someone who wants to communicate more effectively in your daily life, Olivia is the perfect guide to help you achieve your goals.
“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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