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Join us for this highly experiential workshop led by Camilla Burgess, CEO of Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio, to find your confident, authentic voice for public speaking and making the perfect pitch!

Learn tools to overcome anxiety and imposter syndrome. Find out your personal strengths as a speaker and how to prepare for your greatest success. Using a story from your life, you'll get to practice in building your credibility, speaking with presence, and forging deeper connections with your audience through vulnerability and authenticity. This is a safe, non-judgemental space for you to truly learn, explore and grow. Come and play with us, and boldly take the next step towards being the speaker you've always wanted to be.


  • Increased self awareness
  • Clarity on personal strengths as a speaker, and areas for growth
  • Understand why public speaking causes fear, and what to do about it
  • Gain physical and mental tools for calming your nervous system and overcoming imposter syndrome
  • Learn how to prepare for a successful public speaking engagement
  • Consider your own path for public speaking growth
  • Learn and practice a physical and vocal warm up for optimal performance - helping you connect to your authentic voice
  • Practice a speech/story in partners/small groups, peer feedback optional
  • Have an opportunity for front of room coaching and feedback from facilitator
  • Reflection and commitment to action

Participants are encouraged to bring a brief 2-3 minute presentation or story you are comfortable workshopping and sharing. The presentation topic can be anything; if choosing a story, it should be about a time in your professional or personal life when you faced a challenge.

This event is hosted by the Women of UD and KPMGI!

Please join us from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).

Executive Presence Coach

  • Camilla Burgess (CEO, Founder, CPCC, ACC, ARCT, ATCL of Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio)

    Camilla Burgess

    CEO, Founder, CPCC, ACC, ARCT, ATCL of Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio


    With over 15 years of experience helping individuals become confident, authentic speakers, and cultivating engaged, high-performing teams, Camilla Burgess, Executive Presence Coach and CEO of Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio, partners with organizations to help their executives, leaders and talent at all levels speak and lead with clarity and ease, raising their profile and improving their impact.

    Since founding Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio in 2012, Camilla and her team have helped more than a thousand people locally and internationally become the leaders and speakers they wish to be. She works directly with entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders of all levels, as well as partnering with organizations, including: HSBC, BDC, MLA, SFU, The West Vancouver Foundation, York House, Alcuin College, West Point Grey Academy, Crofton House, and Stratford Hall.

    Camilla’s powerful combination of executive coaching and voice & speech consulting helps leaders develop self-awareness, executive presence, and an authentic speaking style. Her small group coaching provides a safe place for individuals to work through personal blocks, receive key feedback, and get plenty of practice. Her group workshops are inclusive, interactive, and full of experiential learning.

    Camilla earned distinctions in her teaching certificates for Speech & Drama (ARCT, ATCL) and studied at Canada’s National Voice Intensive under Canada’s foremost voice, movement and Shakespeare teachers. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She has additional training in breath work, and Positive Intelligence (PQ), trauma, and somatic therapy, giving her numerous tools and best practices to help her clients to greater success.

    Her approach is supportive, playful, and with just the right amount of challenge to spur exponential growth.

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WUDI Workshop Series - Member Ticket

UDI Members Only.
Limited to 2 members per company.

Member Price CAD $175

Fine Print

-Course includes light snacks and beverages. (Please advise of dietary restrictions if any)

-We are accepting only two (2) people from the same company.

-Cancellation Policy: 14 days' written notice is required for refunds. Substitutions allowed.


KPMG - Ignition Centre (12th Floor)

777 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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