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VOICE.

I teach Empowerment Through Voice. I close all my seminars by writing the following acrostic on a whiteboard or flip chart. VOICE is: V—victory  O—over I—inconsistent C—conscious E—energy In the most dramatic upheaval of our time, to achieve Empowerment Through Voice is more critically important than ever before.To do so requires our commitment to not…
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COVID 19—Doing our Best in this Challenging Time To be Here for Our Self

Those of you who have been following Vocal Awareness know that my lifelong purpose  since creating Vocal Awareness over five decades ago is to teach Empowerment Through Voice—life mastery through the metaphor of Voice. Those of you who may be new to the Vocal Awareness Community—Welcome! We are certainly living in a challenging moment—a time…
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The Power of Voice.

As the creator of the Vocal Awareness Method, I have been teaching about the Power Of Voice for over 5 decades.  This extraordinary Work that I have been privileged to shepherd all these years, teaches virtually everything there is to know about Voice. Whether one seeks to study this Method to enhance their leadership skills,…
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A Champion Does it Differently.

It’s appropriate that I write this latest blog today, 2/24/2020, as it is the day of the Memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who tragically lost their lives January 26 along with 7 close friends. This past Saturday 2/22 was another tribute. This one a tribute to another great basketball player, my student…
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Live Life On Your Own Terms

The other day I was writing a commencement address with the President of a global hotel chain. Even though he was studying with me, I learned so much from working with him. Something he said in the closing remarks of his address to the student body were: “I can live my life the way I…
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Shift Your “Center of Living.”

Throughout my life I have always taught that the integration of mind/body/spirit is fundamental to personal Mastery. To teach it, I also strive to live these same principles. There is a Hindu proverb that says: “Be mindful of your thoughts, for your thoughts will become your words. Be mindful of your words, for your words…
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To Choose or Not to Choose.

This weekend I was sharing a story with a nephew, of an extraordinary moment in my life a number of years ago when I was a Professor in the Theatre School at the University of Southern California. I had just finished teaching my first Vocal Awareness class and was standing stage right in the Bing…
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Fulfilling Your Life’s Purpose

I recently watched a documentary about the seminal Broadway composer, Stephen Sondheim. Stephen Sondheim is as important to the last 50 years of musical theatre as Rodgers and Hammerstein were to the previous 50 years. He, as they did,changed the course  of musical theatre.  In the documentary, Mr. Sondheim made the following statement, “The only reason to write…
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