Hilary Blair, CEO and Executive Communication Coach
Hilary Blair trains high achievers craving honest feedback in order to reach the next level in business and/or life. She is impassioned by moving beyond habits and learned behaviors to uncover what is unique and authentic in individuals and groups. A presentation and speaking voice expert, Hilary is a highly regarded coach and facilitator working extensively across the globe with a variety of businesses including American Express, Janus Funds, Staples, Liberty Global, Slalom, Merrill Lynch, and Hunter Douglas. Whether facilitating workshops that use improvisation to improve leadership skills, team building and creativity, or training trainers to hone their craft, Ms. Blair’s 30 plus years as a teacher combined with her professional stage, film and voice over career present a unique skill set. She has participated as a Making Cents’ speaker and mentor at two YSEALI exchanges (Singapore, 2014 and Vietnam, 2015) to deliver expert training on verbal communication and presentation skills. Her skills-building sessions were ranked highly by YSEALI young leaders and many have stayed in touch with Ms. Blair in informal mentorship relationships.
Ms. Blair is founder, CEO and lead coach at ARTiculate: Real&Clear, a communications company which has grown exponentially since its inception. She is an active member of Toastmasters International and was a former board member of VASTA – the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She is on faculty for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and has been adjunct faculty for a number of universities. Hilary holds an MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University.
Robin Miller, COO, Executive Coach, CPCC & PCC
Robin A. Miller, PhD is an energized executive coach and COO for ARTiculate: Real&Clear. She focuses on executive communication, leadership development, presentation, conflict management, and Aikido communication.
Her clients come from a variety of businesses including University of Denver Daniel’s School of Business, Bentek Energy, Slalom Consulting, The City of Northglenn, elected officials from Westminster, Denver and Jefferson Counties, Colorado Health Institute, Colorado Health Foundation, Strategic Connections and the NFL.
She has held positions as business communication coach at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, as well as a Customer Relationship Manager position in the financial industry with the Federal Reserve Bank Houston, TX, and in healthcare as a development specialist in some of Denver’s leading Level 1 trauma centers (Swedish Medical Center and Denver Health Medical Center).
She earned an MM in Music from Baylor University, a PhD from the University of North Texas in Musicology, a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology and executive coach training through CTI (Coach Training Institute).
Courtney Knapp, Lead Coach & Facilitator
Courtney Knapp focuses on aligning and clarifying individual and team goals in order to uncover vision, identify roadblocks, and strategize solutions that supports transformational change. As an organizational development consultant, she facilitates workshops and training programs in communication, culture development, collaboration, leadership and team building.
Courtney is an executive board member for Emerge Colorado, an organization that recruits and trains women to run for political office. Other interests include guiding group backpacking trips in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, instructing yoga classes, working with Denver’s urban farming and local food network initiatives, and participating as a community member with Colorado Youth at Risk.
Courtney has been consulting business, not-for-profit, education, and political leaders for the past 9 years.
Courtney Cauthon, PhD
Courtney Cauthon, PhD is forward-thinking researcher, educator, and artist. She is driven by projects that bring together her love of theatre and communication with her desire for creating a more equitable world.
Courtney loves the challenge of finding innovative ways to help people share their ideas more clearly and efficiently. Courtney brings over 10 years of experience in higher education to the creation and organization of programming at ARTiculate: Real&Clear. In addition to developing curriculum and managing projects at ARTicualte, Courtney is an adjunct professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Denver and the Special Projects Coordinator for Denver’s Athena Project. Courtney has worked at The Denver Centre Theatre Academy, The Community College of Aurora, The Aurora Fox, Theatre Research in Canada,
Toronto’s Summerworks Festival, and The University of Toronto. Courtney holds a MA in Performance Studies from New York University and a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto.
Danny Craig, Client Connections and Project Manager
Danny has a strong background in helping organizations and individuals grow. As an Apple employee, he helped grow and expand Apple's education initiatives. As a Development Director at a nonprofit, he increased the organizational budget by 30% and helped expand literacy programs to homeless shelters across Chicago. As a high school teacher, he helped his high school achieve Green status under DPS standards. Danny strongly believes in the true power and talent of ARTiculate coaches and desires nothing more than to help grow ARTiculate into another stratosphere. In his free time, you can find Danny at the batting cages, at a Rockies game, hiking, and trying new breweries.
Danny has a B.S in History-Social Science Education from Illinois State University.
Harriet Doyle, Stage Manager
Harriet Doyle is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver where she received a degree in Technical Communications. Her degree focused on the sociological effects of digital media and how those relate to the way people have communicated with media in the past. She has a passion for communication and the impact it has on society. She is intrigued by the ever-changing communication landscape and is curious to see how it grows in the future.
Growing up in Boulder, Harriet’s parents were actively involved in the folk music and Scottish music communities. She studied violin, voice and theater from an early age up until she graduated from Boulder High School. During her time in college she wore many hats and worked various jobs including bridal consulting, caretaking, and event planning for a local bookstore. For the past few years she has been working as a social media consultant for a digital marketing firm. Harriet enjoys escaping to the mountains to hike and camp regularly and loves to write and travel.
Gabriella Cavallero, Voice, Voice-Over & Dialect
Gabriella is devoted to helping you discover and improve your presence and your voice (both literal and figurative) in order to show up in the world with confidence, strength, and grace. Whether in a business or personal setting, she coaches individuals and groups in finding and finessing their unique messages clearly and authentically. She specializes in voice and speech, breath work, and body awareness and movement as well as accent acquisition.
Gabriella brings her 25 plus years of experience as a professional actor, teacher, director, voice, dialect, and movement coach into her work with ARTiculate. She has been an adjunct professor of voice, speech, acting, and movement and at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and guest instructor at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As a professional actor at the highly acclaimed Denver Center Theatre Company and on many of Colorado’s top stages, she has played a wide range of roles for the past twenty-six seasons. Gabriella is also a voice–over artist, having narrated several Emmy-nominated documentaries for PBS, over 900 audio books for the Library of Congress’ National Library Service, and countless commercials and industrials in both her native Spanish and English. Gabriella holds an MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA in Theatre from Vassar College.
Helping people to communicate effectively has been Diane's passion for the past 30 years. As a speech-language pathologist, she has focused on helping clients to find their voices, pronounce words, create sentences, and to connect with others; as a communication coach, she has focused on helping clients to feel confident, show authentic energy and to reach out and connect with the audience.
Diane has been instrumental in developing communication therapy programs for a hospital in Louisiana, early learning center in Denver, and for Down Syndrome Ireland in Cord, Ireland. While an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, she taught a variety of voice, speech, and language classes. She recently returned to Denver from Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he focus was on coaching clients to develop their authentic style of communicating. Her clients consisted of directors and managers from HP, EY, Microsoft, Merck and Accenture.
Diane holds a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology.
Kendra Kingsbury believes every person has the right to be heard, connect and live authentically in this world. Through her work as an Associate Fitzmaurice Voicework® teacher and Vocal Yoga® practitioner, Kendra continuously explores the connection between the breath, the body and the voice and how these tools affect our communication and message. As a Mentor Coach candidate, Kendra supports client's endeavors to reach goals through powerful questions, getting organized and accountability.
Tamara Meneghini is a professional actor, voice/movement coach, and teaching artist. She belongs to the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). She has taught courses in acting, movement training, and various sections of voice/speech to actors and non-actors. She holds an MFA/Acting, a BA in Theatre/Music Performance, and is a certified in the Fitzmaurice Voicework and the Williamson Movement Technique. Her coaching work includes working with professional speakers, period style performances, and specific dialect/speech and presentation projects.
She developed and has performed the award-winning original solo work, The Great Goddess Bazaar (written by David Rush and directed by Jane Page) at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013, Stratford Circus (London), United Solo Festival (NY, Best Variety Show), Boulder International Fringe Festival (Fringe Encore Award) and she garnered the Denver Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance in 2012. She is currently working on an original performance piece about Elizabeth I and will be playing the role of Mary in The Testament of Mary, for the regional premiere in the spring of 2017. She has studied with commedia del’arte master teachers and performers, Antonio Fava and Giovanni Fusetti. She is a recipient of a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Teaching Artist Fellowship, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Acting Teacher Award, and serves as a KCACTF VASTA representative.
Catherine Sheehan, Voice-Over
Catherine Sheehan is a voice actor and business woman. Having grown up on stage both in the theater and the concert hall, it was a big shift when her life turned in the direction of working in the corporate business setting. She realized she enjoyed it as much as performing. After 15 years in the corporate world as a consultant and technology sales rep, she decided to find a way to do both. Voice-over work seemed to be the perfect blend of business and performance. She utilizes her years of vocal and acting training and her business speaking and experience to bring life to radio and television commercials; narration for sales videos and elearning; Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems for large corporations; and radio imaging. At some point you have probably heard her tell you your bank balance, your flight status, your medical claim information or had her give you directions in your car.