Originally from New Jersey, Ariela discovered her interest in the science of speech while living in Montreal to attend McGill University for her undergraduate degree. Ariela's experience learning French in Montreal inspired her to become a CELTA* certified English teacher and to study Communication Sciences & Disorders. In her master's program at Emerson College in Boston, Ariela learned to clinically evaluate her clients' speech and design targeted exercises to improve communication skills. Ariela applies these methods to her work with lawyers, professors, students, and actors to guide her clients toward clearer, more effective speech.
Over the past seven years, Ariela has developed an approach to working with transgender and gender-diverse clients to help them align their communication skills with their gender identity. It's not a one-size-fits-all approach! She tailors sessions to meet each client's individual goals. Ariela is a proud ally of the trans community and is constantly improving her coaching techniques based on client feedback and new research in the field.
* Certificate of English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages
Ariela Quetant, M.S.
Ariela (she/they) founded Sound Your Best to use her speech expertise to help others accomplish personal and professional goals. Ariela knows that changing the way you speak is not easy, and values creating a supportive relationship with all her clients. Ariela applies her in-depth knowledge of vocal anatomy, speech mechanics, and non-verbal communication (i.e. gestures & facial expressions) to her work. Sound Your Best's clients include teenagers, students in higher education, established professionals, and clients at turning points their careers. Ariela believes that everyone deserves to be heard, and looks forward to helping YOU sound your best!