"This above all: to thine own self be true ..."
I'm Jennifer White, a leading Voice & Presentation Coach for creative entrepreneurs, speakers and businesses.
I truly believe that by elevating our voice, presentation and brand, we can elevate our life, career and income. And our joy!
Whether we're making a film, rehearsing for a launch or workshop, or upleveling our voice and presentation to help our work shine, we all have an amazing story to share.
We all want to feel, sound and look amazing!
Here's my story ...
People often ask me how I got into a career in voice, dialects and interior styling for professional performers and creatives.
In a nutshell ...
I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up from the age of 2 in Vanuatu (a French-speaking South Pacific tropical island off the east coast of Australia). I spoke 3 languages there: English, French and the national creole language Bislama. My darling Australian father spoke 9 languages and adored global music so my love of voice and human expression started at a very young age.
We moved back to Australia 6 years later but my sense of identity felt scattered. I spent years lost and adrift but I couldn't express it. In those unhappy school years, the creative arts called out my name to find my truest self expression and voice through them.
I trained as a singer then at 22 graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Acting.
I performed professionally in Australia and New Zealand as an actor, singer and voice overs artist ... at one stage touring in a show for 2 years, and another time as the guest singer at a VIP Dinner for the Prime Minister of Australia.
During my acting degree, a Dialect Coach came in to train us in accents and my world changed. My Australian and Vanuatu lives suddenly came together ... cultures, languages, dialects, voice, authenticity, communication and storytelling. A heart zing moment!
I graduated as a Voice and Dialect Coach from the renowned National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. There began my career in training actors and creatives to find their own authentic self, voice, expression and success.
I’ve spent 20 years coaching award winning actors including Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, David Wenham, Rebel Wilson, Yvonne Strahovski (star of The Handmaid’s Tale), Jacki Weaver, Celeste Barber and many others for international and Australian film, television, theatre and musicals. For more details visit the Credits page.
I’ve worked alongside Academy Award winners including film director Steven Soderbergh and coached for the top theatres including Sydney Theatre Company under the Artistic Directorship of Cate Blanchett and her husband writer/director Andrew Upton.
I’ve taught at prestigious arts institutions including the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and I've had the joy of coaching speakers, authors, nutritionists, yoga teachers, stylists, designers and TV presenters to be their best.
In 2014, my beloved father was diagnosed with a second bout of cancer and my life changed again. I looked at the bigger picture ... personally and professionally ... and decided to expand my self, my skills, my life and my career vision.
In 2016 I graduated with my Certificate IV in Design and in 2017 I graduated with my Styling Diploma, both from the International School of Colour & Design (ISCD). I studied everything from creating design concepts & mood boards, colour psychology, business identity & branding, residential styling, office styling, visual merchandising, editorial styling, floor plans, furniture & décor selection and more.
I won 6 awards during my design studies: two Awards of Excellence (first place) and four Highly Commended Awards (second place). I also won an internship with Temple & Webster, a leading Australian homewares and furniture retailer.
My work is focused on empowering and transforming leading actors, creative entrepreneurs, visionary businesses and inspiring speakers to lead a bigger life. To feel, sound and look amazing. To have a vocally and visually beautiful business. To gain the skills and mindset to go for your dreams ... in your voice, presentation, workspace style, brand and life success.
"There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling
for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
J E N N I F E R W H I T E C O A C H I N G
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