Transgender and Gender Diverse Communication
Sound Your Best offers speech coaching to people who are working on matching their speech style their gender identity - wherever on the spectrum it may be. Sessions are completely customized to each client's goals and incorporate everything from physical posture to use of slang.
Sessions will focus on learning new patterns of intonation within one's existing pitch range. In work with past clients, this has led to significant differences in listener perception of gender identity and speaker confidence. It can also be a really fun way to think about nuances of self-expression that extend beyond solely how high or low our voices are.
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 transgender teenagers, and particularly enjoys working with them.
A note from Ariela:
I approach my coaching work with each transgender and gender diverse 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.