“The most important thing a coach can do is empower their clients. I have lived my entire adult life with this goal in mind” – Lisa Wentz
Lisa Wentz is a public speaking expert, who has been featured in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, INC, L.A. Daily Journal, Glamour Magazine and on CNBC. In 2019, she authored the breakthrough book Grace Under Pressure: a Masterclass in Public Speaking. She is best known for helping her clients quickly overcome internal blocks, develop their presence, and transform into fearless, eloquent speakers.
Considered one of the top coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lisa has written articles on public speaking and leadership for Business Insider, Authority Magazine and Women in Leadership. Lisa regularly coaches keynotes, speeches, presentation and communication skills for executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies. Her resume includes Adobe, Genentech, Google, Intel, Oracle, Salesforce and VMware among others. Lisa is passionate about serving the non-profit sector and has coached keynote speakers from Change.org, the Humane Society and ChanZuckerberg Initiative. testimonials
Conference appearances include, the Festival of Marketing, London, BSR Conference, Pacific Voice & Speech Association, Burning Man Global Leadership Conference, the Association for Theater in Higher Education and the American Society of Alexander Technique Teachers conference. For videos of Lisa speaking please visit the resources page.
Lisa holds a master’s degree in Voice and Speech Pedagogy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She earned her three-year teaching certification in Alexander Technique from the ATEC in Berkeley, CA., holds a BS in Psychology and was a professional stage actress for ten years. Her extensive training has enabled her to create unique, comprehensive public speaking programs.
Lisa was the primary performance coach for TEDxSF, and has taught master classes in acting, speech, accents and Shakespeare in drama schools throughout London and the United States.
Lisa was the primary performance coach for TEDxSF from 2014-2016, and has taught master classes in acting, speech, accents and Shakespeare in drama schools throughout London and the United States.