Gender Affirming Communication
Sound Your Best offers speech coaching to people who want to achieve harmony between their communication style and gender identity. Come ready to explore! You may be surprised at how much control you can gain over your voice without any straining or tension.
Coaching plans are customized to each client's individual goals and the communication settings that are most important to them. Initial coaching sessions typically address pitch, resonance, intonation, and rhythm of speech. Guidance is also available in aligning facial expressions, hand gestures, and physical posture with your speaking style.
After an initial phone or video consultation, sessions are held in a private office space with the option of eventually going on outings (to a cafe, shopping, etc) to practice communication strategies. Please note that Ariela has experience coaching gender diverse youth and particularly enjoys working with them!
A note from Ariela:
I approach my coaching work with each client as a unique learning experience for us both. I recognize my privilege as a cisgender woman, and thank you for considering sharing your gender affirmation process with me. Wherever you are on your journey, I will do my best to meet you where you are and guide you toward your goals with sensitivity, encouragement, and support.