Article in the Wall Street Journal
Article in the Daily Journal by Susan McRea, 2012
Interview by Alice A. Debois-Frogé from French Connection
Article in the Association News
Lisa Wentz, M.A, AmSat
Lisa Wentz is the founder of SFVC, a communication expert, public speaker and accent specialist. Lisa regularly coaches speeches, presentation skills and accent reduction with executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies such as Adobe, Genentech, Google, Oracle, Salesforce and Symantec among others. Considered one of the top coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been featured as a Public Speaking expert in the Wall Street Journal, L.A. Daily Journal among others. Lisa has coached several C-level executives, TED speakers, and experts in the fields of business, technology, science and entertainment.
She has been a featured speaker at the BMP Global Leadership Conference, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference, the Alexander Technique Education Center, and the American Society of Alexander Technique Teachers conference. Lisa is an accomplished accent and dialect coach and serves as an associate editor for the International Dialects of English Archives.
Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Voice and Speech Pedagogy from the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Lisa is also a certified teacher of Alexander Technique, a modality for postural re-education taught in conservatories worldwide. Because she is the only person in California with a Master’s Degree in voice and speech studies, and teaching certification in Alexander Technique she has been a highly sought after guest lecturer, teaching master classes in drama conservatories such as the American Conservatory Theatre, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Marin Shakespeare and several conservatories in London including East 15 Acting School, Rose Bruford College, and the Performers College.
Flora D.H. Ojanen
Flora D.H. Ojanen is SFVC’s primary Alexander Technique teacher and expert in integrated postural re-education. She graduated from the Berkeley Alexander Technique Educational Center in 2002, and has been teaching full time for 10 years. The potent principles of the Alexander Technique teach the re-establishment of conscious balance and inner poise; it is a tool to calm our overtaxed senses and support a healthy upright posture. With these principles she has helped clients suffering from chronic pain, athletes, yoga instructors, and business professionals create sustainable changes in posture, balance and flexibility.
Flora is also a certified Yoga Teacher, and twelve year student of Kung Fu. She studies and teaches elements of both traditions in an integrated way for health and longevity. Flora is a teaching member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique.
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