I’m Barb and I have been teaching accent reduction (also called accent modification) for over 20 years which gives me a lot of experience but also gives away my age! My consulting business is Speech Advantage (www.SpeechAdvantage.com). I am also the author of Accent Freedom (www.AccentFreedom.com) which is an accent reduction software training platform.
I have a masters degree in Speech/Language Pathology and have in the past been licensed in many states providing traditional speech services (stroke rehabilitation, swallowing disorders, head trauma, voice, stuttering, child language development, etc.) but now choose to focus my time only with ESL clients who are motivated to improve their English clarity so they can excel professionally as well as personally. Teaching accent reduction is truly my passion!
We offer several packages to clients that vary in how much the instructor is involved (self-study to complete guidance) and price (starts at $150.00 USD). There truly is something for everyone! And please keep in mind that employers often times pay for this training as part of your professional development. We can help you with how to talk to your manager about paying for this beneficial training.
Courses are customized to meet your specific communication needs. This training is professional, detailed and intense but also FUN! I would not want to sit through a boring pronunciation class and I don’t think you would either. We work hard to incorporate your personal and professional vocabulary into our training so you will see the most benefit for your investment.
I also teach other accent reduction coaches how to provide accent training to their own clients. Many instructors currently use my Accent Freedom software with their own clients. If you are a trainer, please reach out to me to learn how Accent Freedom could be used in your own business.
I look forward to hearing from you and getting started on improving your English pronunciation so you can attain your professional as well as personal goals!