I am here to guide you.
You're a motivated, hard-working professional who needs stronger communication skills in American English.
You would like to sound as articulate, expressive, and natural as you do in your native language.
You want to feel more confident that that people understand you and that they’re actually listening to what you have to say.
(And you'd really like people to stop asking you to repeat yourself — or mentioning your accent or your pronunciation.)
In other words, you would love to use your voice to express your ideas so that people connect with your message.
Simply put, you want to feel like yourself when speaking English.
Hi there! I'm Kim.
I’m an accent and communication coach for non-native English speakers.
My job is to help you clearly communicate your meaning through stress and intonation.
I'll help you understand how to use your voice so that you can express yourself confidently in American English.
I know you're concerned about about how you sound because I have definitely been there myself.
Even though I speak Spanish fluently, people still comment on how American I sound.
After years living in South America, people often expected me to sound more like a native speaker.
It took me a long time to realize I was speaking Spanish with American rhythm and melody, and that was why people kept commenting on my "unique tone."
Every time I interacted with new people or spoke up in meetings, I wondered if they would take me seriously or judge how I sounded.
But I finally realized that it's much more important to speak clearly and confidently, so now I focus on doing just that.
It's not about eliminating your accent completely.
It's about discovering how to use your voice to emphasize your most important ideas.
It's about making it easy for people to follow what you're saying so that your meaning and your message are crystal clear.
It’s about communicating your ideas effectively, and helping people connect with what you have to say.
I want to help you find your voice in English.
Since 2008, I’ve worked with non-native English speakers from very diverse backgrounds.
I focus on people living in the US and Canada because I understand both the unique challenges you’re facing and the opportunities you’re pursuing.
You belong here.
I have a Master’s degree with a TESOL certification and I've worked for language institutes, adult education programs, and international nonprofit organizations. Prior to graduate school, I worked for a corporate law firm in New York City.
I’ve lived in Chile, Peru, and Argentina and have traveled all around South America. I speak Spanish fluently, and I'm conversational in Portuguese. I'm fascinated by cross-cultural communication and this deeply influences my work.
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