One day, at the University of Toronto, two family friends met in the basement of the Bahen science building. Nicky was an award-winning actor who had helped Will with many auditions and to get into theatre school. She was also a public speaking coach, and she’d invited Will to sit in on her “poster coaching” class, helping MSc students with their research presentations.
She knew Will had been an English teacher overseas as well as an actor, and she wanted him to see the work in case she ever needed a substitute. Within 5 minutes, a lightbulb had gone off in Will’s head as he watched her transform shy, introverted students to dynamic performers in a matter of minutes. “This is exactly what I do with MY students!” he thought.They went for coffee afterwards and realized the way they worked with people was based off their shared theatrical training and a deep curiosity about people, psychology and communication. 6 months later, OutLoud Speakers School was born.
Now they have 9 incredible coaches trained in their method, they’ve worked for some of the biggest companies in the world like Google, Wayfair and Ericsson, and grown their company to world-wide recognition with clients in every continent on earth (except Antarctica... but one day!). This special OutLoud Method they’ve developed is continuing to grow, and Nicky and Will hope to give everyone around the world, regardless of background, access to the confidence and skills to tell their story and make a difference.