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Is Your English Holding You Back from Reaching Your Full Potential in Your Career and Relationships?

Despite having learned English in your native country, you may not have been taught “American-style” pronunciation. It’s not your fault. Each language requires the mouth to move differently and has its own rhythm, speed and intonation.

The 16-Week Accent Modification Course is Designed to Help You:
  • Speak with correct pronunciation, voice quality, and intonation

  • Boost your confidence, credibility and authority when speaking

  • Improve your professional image and expand your career opportunities

  • Better nurture social relationships and be more socially accepted

  • Achieve the career advancements that you deserve

I have successfully coached people with accents from a wide variety of countries, including Brazil, China, Columbia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela, among others.

After working together, my clients are able to correct 7 out of 10 errors on average.

What You Get

  • 16 one-on-one private coaching sessions with an experienced speech-language pathologist specialized in accent reduction
  • A program customized to your needs based on a detailed pre-assessment
  • Extensive training and practice on correct pronunciation, voice quality, and intonation
  • Easy-to-follow lessons designed for quick speech improvement
  • Weekly homework and audio exercises to integrate lessons
  • 3 industry-leading books and corresponding audio for self-study
  • Learning and practice on how to hear your mistakes and fix them
  • Detailed post-assessment to track improvement and identify areas of opportunity
  • Written report that describes your achievements.
  • Simple tips for integrating new speech habits into your daily life

Training BEYOND Accent Reduction

  • Presentation skills training to strengthen your verbal message from team meetings to large conferences
  • Phone and video conferencing skills training
  • Training on casual English language/slang, idioms, and other social references
  • Exclusive practice materials developed by the trainer

Client Testimonials

Business Development Manager (native to Brazil)

“In 16 weeks, I had significant improvement with all the issues that prevented people from understanding me clearly. I have maintained those improvements in the year since Sharyn and I worked together. I am much more aware of pronunciation and intonation, and confident in my communication. Sharyn was very effective. She made the training program very easy to apply, interrupting my speech to correct my mistakes and practicing presentations in my field or work were very helpful. Now I feel more confident and people don’t look at me with a question mark face anymore.”

Actuary (native to China)

“The program was an eye-opener for me. It made me aware of the issues with my spoken English and improved my speaking on a whole new level. I received immediate positive feedback about my speaking after taking the classes. I feel much more confident in my ability to speak and communicate in public and private settings.”

Physician (native to Thailand)

“Sharyn is a great teacher. She is kind, patient and skilled. The facial and diaphragmatic exercises helped so much with my pronunciation. The precise word production and voice projection exercises were very beneficial, too. I had such a difficult time with certain consonants that I now can pronounce. My intonation has improved, too. I express myself more effectively and confidently in English after working with Sharyn.”

Project Supervisor (native to Iraq)

“I am very glad I participated in the accent modification training program. I learned how to speak using the American dialect and understand the American accent. I improved a lot, especially in my work, but also in my personal life. I recommend this program to everyone who wants to succeed in life in the United States. Though our work was last year, I still feel confident and comfortable with the changes in my speech.”

Physician (native to India)

“Sharyn’s accent training program was great. I met with her for one-on-one sessions, and got immediate feedback when I mispronounced words and I corrected them with Sharyn’s help. She was very experienced and taught me various breathing techniques and voice projection exercises to overcome the challenges I was facing with certain words and sentences. She brought many exercises to class and kept it more interesting and easy to remember. She also shared resources available to practice. I feel more confident and I can feel the difference in my speech. I found Sharyn’s course immensely beneficial and helped me improve communication with patients and colleagues.”

Pastor (native to South Korea)

“I was able to achieve my goal of effective communication with an Anglo-American audience. Without Sharyn’s help, it would not be possible for me to have the confidence and courage to engage with a different culture and people.”

An Accent Reduction Course You Can Feel Good About

Taking the time to refine your accent is a challenge and requires the courage to change! It’s a process of unlearning and relearning a habit that has been so ingrained in your being. Sharyn is more than a teacher delivering a proven, highly-effective program. She cares about her clients’ growth and success. By focusing on integrating the lessons into their daily habits, graduates of this program can feel confident and well-equipped to continue embodying these new speech patterns far beyond the final coaching session.

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