Feb 1, 2012
Saskia Shakin. She is SO amazing and we spoke so in depth about public speaking. This is a wonderful interview where this brilliant woman shared her true passion for speaking because you LOVE to be there, in the moment, allowing yourself to be free and to be heard. I love it and hope that you did too.
Saskia Shakin started coaching Leaders in 1980—in a career that never ceases to surprise her.
Her clients have worked in the White House; appeared before Congress; run global corporations; written Broadway plays; managed prestigious law firms; and held chairs at major universities.
She saw herself as a consultant; her clients called her
“coach.” She had expected to carve a niche in the world of PR
and advertising; she ended up coaching executives in
America. Her interest was in the Arts; her clients were more often in Finance.
One thing her career has taught her is: Expect the unexpected!
Another thing her career has revealed: Authenticity speaks louder than words. So, be yourself. Everyone else is taken!
Her book, More Than Words Can Say: The Making of Inspired Speakers unravels some of the mysteries of powerful presenters, whether speaking to one or 100.