Rave Reviews from Social Purpose/Social Profit Leaders

“Gail Larsen has a rare gift for teaching and inspiring people. I have worked with her personally in Real Speaking and she has offered programs at our conferences for three years in succession. I am constantly impressed by the ways she helps people get over their fear of public speaking and shows them how to speak from their hearts. I recommend her without hesitation if you are seeking a deep learning experience and a hands-on way to increase your effectiveness as a leader and a speaker.”

Executive Director, Social Venture Network, San Francisco, CA


“The rave reviews of Real Speaking turned my head, and I’m a convert. Wise and accessible, Gail will help you leap forward in your confidence and understanding with practical tools and a framework to support your unique voice.”

Renewal Partners, Vancouver, BC


“Real Speaking helped strengthen my inner confidence and address some of my deepest fears about public speaking while adding great skills for preparing and delivering effective presentations to my toolkit. It is a remarkably powerful way to build leadership skills and effectively integrates inner healing and transformation with practical skill-building.”

Co-Executive Director, Bioneers, Santa Fe


“Real Speaking helped me understand that it is fine, and in fact more effective, to be one’s self when speaking publicly. We don’t have to compare ourselves with others but simply find our own voice and speak authentically from our hearts.”

Founder, White Dog Café, Philadelphia
Co-founder/Chair, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies


“Since Real Speaking, I can get people to reach into their wallets and put the money we need on the table. Find the money you need to attend – from friends if necessary (that’s what I did) – because it’s powerful transformative training, something non-profit leaders need to continue and build the impact of our work.”

PATRICIA RAIN – “The Vanilla Queen”
The Vanilla Company, Santa Cruz, CA


“Real Speaking allows you to gratefully and fearlessly look in on yourself. Gail allows safety and growth to naturally blossom and expand.”

President, Manzimvula
South Africa




“Real Speaking is a most worthwhile way to spend time on self-development and self-awareness in combination with techniques for connecting to the public. It was an amazing experience that has changed the way I prepare for public presentations. I loved the group size and the chance to connect so deeply, both with my inner self and with others.”

Executive Director, Women Donors Network




“I now have the core message and speaking skills to go anywhere to share the concept of Many Mothers. I was eased into openness and discovered on camera how alive I am in the “home zone.” One month after Real Speaking, I am still learning and deepening the experience as I apply it to my day-to-day life. I would have paid twice the amount for the experience I had.”

Founder, Many Mothers



“Gail did a superb job of helping me create a structure which held the whole speech together, which is indeed the key to my being able to relax on stage. We are a non-profit organization where cash is tight. But I was impressed with Gail’s ability to accomplish so much in a minimum of time.”

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