Helping leaders find

and tell their stories

The personal voice of a leader is an essential element in the success of ideas.

The most effective leaders leverage their voice as a key strategic tool and strive to align their story with the vision and goals of the organization. Without this, even the best companies and most innovative ideas fall short.

We help leaders develop and execute high-level oral communication that turns great ideas into results.

The personal voice of a leader is an essential element in the success of ideas.

The most effective leaders leverage their voice as a key strategic tool and strive to align their story with the vision and goals of the organization. Without this, even the best companies and most innovative ideas fall short.

We help leaders develop and execute high-level oral communication that turns great ideas into results.

The Strategy of an organization 
can only be executed with communication that is itself strategic in purpose and form.

PRESENTATION
SKILLS

Public speaking is the most preferred method of communicating information to a large group of people today.
Our goal is to change business presentations from tedious, uncomfortable situations into opportunities for managers and executives to showcase their passion, expertise and competence.
We do not produce “Barbie and Ken Doll” spokespeople. Rather we emphasize the importance of content, clarity of expression, brevity, organization, audience analysis and dynamic, poised communication skills that inspire people to action.

MEDIA
TRAINING

Effectively communicating your story and your message to the public via the media is as critical a skill as it is complex. Quite frankly, the stakes are high and training is essential.
Our media training begins with an in-depth analysis of the brand image and how to best align your personal voice with the message and vision. We then work to execute the image through compelling, media friendly content and mediagenic delivery.
The goal is to leverage the power of the media to your advantage so your vision can be communicated accurately to a wider audience

EXECUTIVE
PRESENCE

Exuding confidence, credibility and professionalism is widely seen as the most important communications need in executives.
The key to this is the ability to perform “in-the-moment”, where thoughtful, informed and polished statements are required immediately in response to questions and requests for information, opinions and advice
Our executive presence program was designed to specifically target these areas and help executives develop the ability to deliver clear, focused and compelling messages in-the-moment.

PRESENTATION
SKILLS

Public speaking is the most preferred method of communicating information to a large group of people today.
Our goal is to change business presentations from tedious, uncomfortable situations into opportunities for managers and executives to showcase their passion, expertise and competence.
We do not produce “Barbie and Ken Doll” spokespeople. Rather we emphasize the importance of content, clarity of expression, brevity, organization, audience analysis and dynamic, poised communication skills that inspire people to action.

MEDIA
TRAINING

Effectively communicating your story and your message to the public via the media is as critical a skill as it is complex. Quite frankly, the stakes are high and training is essential.
Our media training begins with an in-depth analysis of the brand image and how to best align your personal voice with the message and vision. We then work to execute the image through compelling, media friendly content and mediagenic delivery.
The goal is to leverage the power of the media to your advantage so your vision can be communicated accurately to a wider audience

EXECUTIVE
PRESENCE

Exuding confidence, credibility and professionalism is widely seen as the most important communications need in executives.
The key to this is the ability to perform “in-the-moment”, where thoughtful, informed and polished statements are required immediately in response to questions and requests for information, opinions and advice
Our executive presence program was designed to specifically target these areas and help executives develop the ability to deliver clear, focused and compelling messages in-the-moment.

LeeAundra Keany

Paul Keany

LeeAundra Keany

Paul Keany

Amy Johnson

Lori Vincere, J.D.

Beth Kennedy

Manon Banta

Amy Goldrich, Esq.

Ada Matasovkski

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS…

(* denotes coaching with CEO or President)

Media, Entertainment, Sports

HBO Entertainment
New Line Cinema*
The Anaheim Ducks*
TVGN* (CBS/Lionsgate)
AEG Entertainment
Cox Media Group*
Cox Enterprises, Inc.*
TV Guide
Electronic Arts
IGN Entertainment
Full Picture*

Technology/Bio Tech

CDW
Yahoo
Apple
deviantART*
Cadence Design Systems
Salesforce.com
Monster*
TigerText*
ZS Associates
Takeda

Consumer Goods and Hospitality

TaylorMade-Adidas*
PepsiCo
Freudenberg Group*
DineEquity*
Sonic Drive-In
Cordoba Music Group*
Kohl’s Department Store*
SnapWare*
Guess?, Inc. N.A.*
Park City Mountain Resort*
Hale Bob*

Services

Latham & Watkins, LLP
Manheim
National Logistics Management*
Walton Isaacson

Finance

Kinecta Federal Credit Union*
Bank of America
Guggenheim Partners
Nuveen Investments

Utilities, Construction, Aerospace

Consumers Energy*
AECOM
ARINC*
Alcoa Fastening Systems*

Not-for-Profit/Education

The ASPCA
The Santa Fe Institute*
Ready to Run
Liberty Hill*
UCLA – Anderson School of Business
St. Mary Medical Center*
The Mary Pickford Foundation*
National Association of Women’s Lawyers*
WaterAid*
The Deming Insitute*

Artists, Performers and Media Personalities

Pierce Brosnan– Actor/Activist
Marcia Cross – Actor
Sec. Joe R. Reeder – Fmr. Sec. of the Army
Katie Finneran – Actor
Virginia Williams – Actor
Brianna Brown – Actor
Chris and Heidi Powell – Reality Star
Ruben Gonzalez – 4 Time Olympian

Beauty and Modeling

Marisa Miller – Model
Alessandra Ambrosio – Model, Designer
Doutzen Kroes – Model

Media, Entertainment, Sports

HBO Entertainment
New Line Cinema*
The Anaheim Ducks*
TVGN* (CBS/Lionsgate)
AEG Entertainment
Cox Media Group*
Cox Enterprises, Inc.*
TV Guide
Electronic Arts
IGN Entertainment
Full Picture*

Technology/Bio Tech

CDW
Yahoo
Apple
deviantART*
Cadence Design Systems
Salesforce.com
Monster*
TigerText*
ZS Associates
Takeda

Consumer Goods and Hospitality

TaylorMade-Adidas*
PepsiCo
Freudenberg Group*
DineEquity*
Sonic Drive-In
Cordoba Music Group*
Kohl’s Department Store*
SnapWare*
Guess?, Inc. N.A.*
Park City Mountain Resort*
Hale Bob*

Services

Latham & Watkins, LLP
Manheim
National Logistics Management*
Walton Isaacson

Finance

Kinecta Federal Credit Union*
Bank of America
Guggenheim Partners
Nuveen Investments

Utilities, Construction, Aerospace

Consumers Energy*
AECOM
ARINC*
Alcoa Fastening Systems*

Not-for-Profit/Education

The ASPCA
The Santa Fe Institute*
Ready to Run
Liberty Hill*
UCLA – Anderson School of Business
St. Mary Medical Center*
The Mary Pickford Foundation*
National Association of Women’s Lawyers*
WaterAid*
The Deming Insitute*

Artists, Performers and Media Personalities

Pierce Brosnan– Actor/Activist
Marcia Cross – Actor
Sec. Joe R. Reeder – Fmr. Sec. of the Army
Katie Finneran – Actor
Virginia Williams – Actor
Brianna Brown – Actor
Chris and Heidi Powell – Reality Star
Ruben Gonzalez – 4 Time Olympian

Beauty and Modeling

Marisa Miller – Model
Alessandra Ambrosio – Model, Designer
Doutzen Kroes – Model

Contact

LeeAundra Keany is the Founder of Keany Communications. She is an executive communications coach specializing in public speaking, media training, high-level presentation training and executive presence. In her twenty-five years as a coach, she has worked with former heads of state, Nobel Laureates, best-selling authors, award-winning producers, directors and actors, Olympians, high ranking officials in the U.S. Government and the CEOs of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations.

LeeAundra is a national award-winning public speaker and speech writer honored by the National Forensics Association. She was a speech writer and aide to former Under Secretary of State G. Mennen Williams and served in the Speakers Bureau in former Michigan Governor James Blanchard’s administration.

LeeAundra has published numerous articles in on-line journals and provides regular expert commentary and analysis on public speaking and debate for TV and radio such as CNN, BBC World Service, NPR, ABC Radio, and WOR (New York). She has been quoted in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Times (of London), The New York Times, The Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and has been featured in Smart Money Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine’s “The Best of LA” issue.

LeeAundra graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Rhetoric, Communications and Journalism from the Honors College at Oakland University. She earned her Master of Arts in Politics from New York University.

Paul Keany specializes in media training, on-camera presence, vocal technique, and platform skills for public speaking. He is an award-winning actor and spokeperson with extensive experience in theatre, television, films, voice-over work, and commercials. He trained in both New York City and Los Angeles. Paul graduated from the conservatory program at The Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School and has also trained with HB Studios and Beverly Hills Playhouse. He also has extensive studies in improvisational technique with Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.

Paul was one of the founders of the Sum of Us, an award-winning theatre company which developed and performed projects for off-Broadway venues, including the Fringe Festival in New York City.
He has appeared in over 30 commercials including national and international campaigns for Verizon, Apple, Nissan and Nationwide Insurance.

Paul is based in Los Angeles and works with clients around the globe.

Amy Johnson is an Executive Communications Coach specializing in High Level Presentations, Keynote Addresses, Speechwriting and Executive Presence.

She has over 20 years experience in communications coaching both academically and with professionals in several business sectors. She has worked with Toastmasters, TEDx and coached executives in presentation, executive presence and interviewing techniques.

Amy was a full-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, teaching advanced level courses in argumentation, non-verbal communication, persuasive and gender communication as well as performance classes. She was nominated for the University’s Outstanding Teacher Award and Who’s Who of American Teachers for multiple years. She was also the Assistant Director for EMU’s award winning Forensics Team and has judged at the National level for over 15 years. Amy continues to teach university level classes in Speech and Performance Studies.

Amy is an award-­­­­winning speaker, honored by the National Forensics Association and a member of over 12 professional speech and communication associations. She received a B.A. in Communications and English from Illinois State University and her Masters of Communication Arts from Eastern Michigan University.

 

Lori Vincere, J.D. specializes in presentation training, speech writing, “train the trainer,” women and communication, and witness preparation. She has been coaching students and professionals in business, law, the judiciary, and medicine for over 25 years. Lori is an award winning public speaker, receiving first place in Stanford’s prestigious Founders’ Day Speech Competition.

Before entering law school, Lori spent five years advocating on behalf of child abuse and sexual assault victims, presenting hundreds of seminars on communication and awareness to students, parents, teachers, religious and community leaders. For the next five years she advocated on behalf of victims of family and dating violence, representing victims in court, preparing victims and witnesses for court appearances, and presenting seminars to prosecutors, judges, police officers. She has contributed her time and talents to Volunteers in Parole where she was named Mentor of the Year in 2005.

Lori received her J.D. from Stanford University and her BS, Magna Cum Laude, in Gender and Women Studies from the Honors Program at the University of Washington.

Beth Kennedy is an executive communications coach specializing in public speaking, high-level presentation skills and media training. She has been working professionally as an educator, theatre actor, and producer for over 20 years. She applies her acting, improv and dance training experience and techniques to her coaching and teaching. She has taught acting at California Institute of the Arts and has worked with teens at a summer conservatory arts camp in Idaho. 

Beth is an award-winning actress with vast experience on stage and on camera.

She is a long-standing member and producer with L.A.’s notable Troubadour Theater Company, performing abroad and in the U.S. in such local venues as The Getty Villa in Malibu, The Roxy on Sunset in Hollywood and Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre in Burbank. Beth is the recipient of multiple Ovation Awards and Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards. She has appeared in numerous films, including three of Garry Marshall’s movies and Mr. Marshall’s operatic debut, The Grand Duchess, at the L.A. Opera. She also can be seen in a long list of TV shows and national commercials.

Beth received her BA in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in Theatre from California Institute of the Arts.

Manon Banta is an executive communications coach specializing in public speaking, high-level presentation skills and media training. With over 20 years experience coaching high-level communication skills, She has a unique background in non-profit management, education, film and theater, which enables her to provide practical, relevant communications training that is grounded in solid technique. As Founder and Executive Director of the Mobile Film Classroom, Manon empowered students to articulate their experiences and share their stories. A finalist in Los Angeles Social Venture Partners’ fast pitch competition, Manon refined her ‘elevator pitch’ to promote the innovative approach MFC uses to change the social fabric of under-resourced communities. She applies her acting, improv and vocal training to her coaching and teaching.

She is currently based in Los Angeles. Manon is a graduate of Louisiana State University (BA), American Conservatory Theatre (MFA), in San Francisco and Stanford University Graduate School of Business’ Executive Program for Non Profit Leadership.

 

Amy Goldrich, Esq. is a writer specializing in high-level talks, presentations, keynotes and testimony.  Amy has been writing for publication and oral presentation for over 30 years. Her work has appeared in both U.S. and international publications and been presented at conferences and meetings around the world.

She has also been quoted in publications as diverse as The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and Registered Rep Magazine. She is an adjunct Instructor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and a Lecturer at Christies’s Education.

After earning an AB from Bryn Mawr College, a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from New York University, Amy was selected as a Dean Acheson Fellow and stagiare at the European Court of Justice, Court of First Instance, in Luxembourg.

Amy is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the State of California. She is currently based in New York.

 

Ada Matasovski is an executive communications coach specializing in public speaking, high-level presentation skills and media training.  She has a unique background in both business and the performing arts which enables her to provide practical, relevant communications training that is grounded in solid technique. Ada began her career in finance on Wall Street over 20 years ago. Her clients were C-Suite executives and leading figures in entertainment, media, politics, architecture, law, and finance as well as entrepreneurs and family offices. She honed her communication and presentation skills in sales, business development, relationship management, marketing, strategy and project management.

Ada also trained with The William Esper Studio in New York and has appeared in several television shows, voice overs, commercials and PSAs.

For the past ten years, Ada has provided high level business consulting with an increasing focus on executive and high stakes communications coaching for tech start-ups as well as established firms in entertainment and finance.

In New York, Ada was on the Board of Directors of the Worldwide Children’s Foundation. She is currently based in Los Angeles. Ada is a graduate of Smith College, where she earned her degree in Economics and French Language & Civilization and is series 7/63 licensed.

 

LeeAundra Keany

LeeAundra Keany is the Founder of Keany Communications. She is an executive communications coach specializing in public speaking, media training, high-level presentation training and executive presence. In her twenty-five years as a coach, she has worked with former heads of state, Nobel Laureates, best-selling authors, award-winning producers, directors and actors, Olympians, high ranking officials in the U.S. Government and the CEOs of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations.

LeeAundra is a national award-winning public speaker and speech writer honored by the National Forensics Association. She was a speech writer and aide to former Under Secretary of State G. Mennen Williams and served in the Speakers Bureau in former Michigan Governor James Blanchard’s administration.

LeeAundra has published numerous articles in on-line journals and provides regular expert commentary and analysis on public speaking and debate for TV and radio such as CNN, BBC World Service, NPR, ABC Radio, and WOR (New York). She has been quoted in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Times (of London), The New York Times, The Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and has been featured in Smart Money Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine’s “The Best of LA” issue.

LeeAundra graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Rhetoric, Communications and Journalism from the Honors College at Oakland University. She earned her Master of Arts in Politics from New York University.

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