We knew that it would be difficult for Hersh to get through 15 episodes of TTF without using a British accent. It took his interview with Meridith Grundei - a passionate and charismatic public speaking and presentation skills coach - to set off that reaction. As she explains, Meridith created Confidently Speaking, a form of coaching that helps people perform in a safe space so they can analyze and improve upon the experiences.
It's really about being yourself, she says, "bringing yourself to the stage" - and leaning into all the flaws and foibles that make us the beautiful humans we are.
More about Meridith:
Meridith Grundei is an award-winning theatre director, producer, and former Second City improv teacher, who recognized the similarities between performing for audiences on stage every night and presenting to clients/colleagues every day, but the latter didn’t have the right tools to bring their stories to life.
So she decided to do something about it.
She specializes in presentation and public speaking consultation, individual training and development, and creative team solutions using improvisational theatre techniques to build trust, empathy, and out-of-the-box thinking.
11 Years and some change later, Grundei Coaching has helped thousands of individuals and corporations craft engaging presentations and authentic stories to achieve career growth and success.