You’re smart. You have extensive knowledge, wisdom, and expertise to share with your team, with your clients, or with an audience.
But stepping onto a stage, into a meeting, or onto a Zoom call is your worst nightmare.
As soon as you’re called upon to speak and share, you freeze, and all your speaking anxiety spills out.
Just thinking about speaking in front of others makes you break into a cold sweat and feel sick to your stomach.
At some point, after yet another frustrating or embarrassing moment in front of your team or your clients, you decided enough was enough. You were going to get over your fear once and for all.
You watched a bunch of TED talks to learn from the speakers.
You practiced in the mirror.
Maybe you joined a Toastmasters group, watched YouTube videos, enrolled in classes, and felt like you were making progress.
But despite your best efforts, when the camera turned on or all heads turned to you during a live presentation, the words got stuck in your throat — if you even made it that far.
I’m a GENUINE INTROVERT. Being in the spotlight used to be my worst nightmare. Literally.
A traumatic speaking experience when I was 10 turned me off of public speaking for good... or at least I believed so.
But after years of turning down opportunities, ducking out of meetings to avoid answering questions on the spot, and saying no to networking events, I decided I could no longer afford to stay quiet.
As an entrepreneur struggling to grow my business, I knew that I had no choice but to step it up and figure it out.
If I wanted to succeed in my career and become financially prosperous, I had to overcome my fear.
I practiced and practiced, and nothing changed. I still felt paralyzed with fear every time all eyes were on me.
What I discovered after years of experiencing public speaking anxiety is that it’s not about practicing more, or imagining your audience naked (to this day, I hear this advice from some gurus!).
🌟 changing the way you view your audience
🌟 changing the way you think about your topic
🌟 changing the way you see yourself
Once I realized that I needed to learn how to FEEL confident rather than how to APPEAR confident, things started shifting for me.
Instead of hiding from the spotlight and dreading upcoming presentations, I embraced every opportunity to practice and improve my newly developed mindset shifts.
And it worked! I completely demolished my fear of public speaking, developed unshakable self-confidence, built a successful corporate career, and founded several thriving businesses.
And I attribute all of my success to learning how to speak assertively, effectively, and powerfully in any situation, be it in a meeting with company executives, on a zoom call with potential clients, on a livestream, or on stage.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been terrified of public speaking all your life and hate the spotlight.
It doesn’t matter if English isn’t your first language.
It doesn't matter if you think you aren't attractive or polished enough to appear on stage or on video.
It doesn't even matter if you have failed before in front of an audience.
Because anyone can become a confident, compelling, and captivating speaker... anyone!
"I have done a lot of public speaking classes as I embark on a career that also includes doing talks and coaching, and your program is by far the best that I have done! It really clicked for me and has made a real difference! Love your program so much."
"The program gave me the confidence and tools that I needed to effectively speak in front of groups of strangers live or on video. Victoria is a coaches’ coach. Her coaching style is smooth, fun, entertaining, and very enjoyable. She coaches from a place of experience, authenticity, and honesty. I would highly recommend her coaching and her program to anyone looking for help and guidance in the area of public speaking."
"Prior to joining, I was afraid of forgetting my speech, of not keeping my audience’s attention, and of not being enough to step into the spotlight. Throughout the course, Victoria put me at ease and gave me a simple plan on how to handle my fears, how to structure my speech, what to do so that my speech feels like a natural conversation, and how to handle unexpected things. I highly recommend Brilliant Speakers Academy. In all honesty, this has been one of the best online courses I've taken in a while. It has been a true blessing!"
✨ Fear of putting yourself out there
✨ Fear of speaking live or on video
✨ Fear of being judged
✨ Fear of not being seen as an expert
✨ Fear of not being seen as a leader
✨ Fear of not knowing what to say and how to say it
✨ Fear of not delivering a powerful presentation
✨ Fear of something going wrong
✨ Fear of making a mistake
✨ Fear of failure
"This program will help you, step by step, feel more confident about speaking on camera and in groups. Victoria is a great coach and mentor. I love her commitment, integrity and support. Don't worry about the investment, it's worth it, especially if you feel there's more inside of you and you want to share your wisdom and grow personally and professionally. "
Access to the entire Brilliant Speakers Academy® curriculum through our private online portal.
While Brilliant Speakers Academy® is very intentionally designed to be a 6-month coaching program, you'll have access to all the materials right away. You'll be able to immediately access all the modules, lessons, and implementation journals inside the program so you can consume them at your own pace.
6 months of weekly group coaching calls directly with me to help you overcome challenges, ask questions, get coaching to move forward, and create a deeper community with other members.
Completely rewiring your mindset is challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. I'll be right there with you, coaching you through it all.
This is where a lot of the program's magic happens. You'll get laser-focused coaching and feedback specific to your questions. At the same time, you'll hear me answering questions and coaching other students. It's literally the best of both worlds: one-on-one coaching ("hot seats") and group interaction.
Connect with the other high-level members of this exclusive program, surround yourself with successful business professionals and entrepreneurs, ask questions, and get support in our private FB group.
"A lot of times when we have problems in life, we aim at fixing the symptoms; however, the program addresses the cause of the problem. For me, I was able to gain confidence in the process of change that truly decreased my fears, increased my willingness to step out of my comfort zone and gave me the tools for long-term change. I feel empowered and am so thankful I found this program! It has made a huge difference in my personal life and in growing my business."
🌟 The program is the best of both worlds: deep one-on-one work with me during our group calls and learning from other clients as I coach them. You'll never feel you're not doing it alone. You're a part of a small but mighty community.
🌟 You go through the program working at your own pace on your own goals and challenges, independently of everyone else, but at the same time, you still learn from each other.
🌟 You get tremendous momentum at the beginning of our work together, and we continue riding this momentum all the way through. When you stay on track, you get the fastest results.
We’re going to work through your limiting beliefs and mindset to build unshakable self-confidence and forever conquer the fear of public speaking by utilizing my Brilliant Speakers Formula™ and learning to summon your Inner Superhero.
You’ll learn how to craft a powerful message that lands, impacts, and moves your audience to take action using my proprietary Brilliant Speakers Talk Crafting Framework™.
I’ll show you how to coach yourself as you prepare and practice for any presentation, big or small.
I’ll teach you what to do once you’re in front of an audience (in a meeting, on a zoom call, on a podcast, on a livestream, or on stage) to connect and engage with your audience to create the biggest impact.
"Victoria is super talented and owns the KEY to public speaking. She is responsive, supportive, and has excellent problem-solving skills. She communicates in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. And she doesn't stop at teaching, she follows up to ensure you achieve your purpose. She uses all the tools necessary to move participants to their goals. Victoria, you are amazing, very few people have these traits. I am super happy and grateful to be part of this program!"
Let me show you how to conquer your public speaking anxiety for good and finally step into your true power like you’ve been dreaming of for so long.
"I graduated with my Masters and got a PhD offer from another university. I successfully defended my thesis and was able to write two first author papers out of my work. I practiced just before the defense, and everybody praised my performance. This wouldn’t be possible without your great mentorship, Victoria. You transformed me. Thank you!"
The group coaching program is 6 months long. We do NOT start and go through the program simultaneously. Instead, everyone joins at different times and goes through the program at their own pace in order to achieve their specific goals and milestones.
You can extend the program by another 6 months at the end if you would like to continue working with me inside the program.
You get lifetime access to the Brilliant Speakers Academy® core curriculum.
While you'll have access to all the modules right away, I recommend pacing yourself rather than binge-watching the entire core curriculum Netflix-style. I also recommend you watch all the modules in order as they do build on one another.
Remember, it's not about watching videos and hoping you remember everything I teach you at the moment you have to speak. It's about changing your whole perspective on speaking in public, implementing and internalizing everything you learned, establishing daily routines around it, and making it a part of who you are.
Public speaking is not something you’re either born with or not. It’s not a talent. It’s a skill, and like any skill, it can be taught, learned, internalized, and practiced. Anyone can become a great public speaker. Anyone!
Having said that, I can’t force you to do the work and I can't do it for you. This program will only work for you if you put in the work and follow the steps and my coaching.
We all have a limited amount of time we can invest in ourselves. Remember, even if you only invested a few minutes a day into the right program, it would be way more transformational for you than if you invested no time at all or if you invested lots of time into practicing the wrong things over and over.
My recommendation is to set aside 3-4 hours a week. You don’t need to do it all in one sitting. Maybe an hour one day and another couple of hours on another day. Or maybe just a few minutes every couple of days. You’re free to budget your time however you need to.
This program is taught step-by-step, module-by-module. And on top of it, you get weekly coaching directly from me.
This method is tried and true to give you the best possible chance of success. Each module reinforces a previous module and builds the foundation for a new one. I want to make sure that you have had a chance to learn, implement, and practice everything that we cover in each module before starting the next one.
And remember, you have lifetime access to the entire core curriculum so you can always come back and go through the course if you need a refresher.
You can certainly learn from other resources, but most don’t address changing your mindset around speaking in public and assume that somehow you'll overcome your fear of speaking simply by doing it. Which is not the case, as I'm sure you already know.
It’s not about learning the theory of overcoming your fear; it’s about practical and logical steps to get from point A (scared and uncomfortable) to point B (confident and enigmatic). It’s for people like me and you, who never thought that speaking confidently and actually enjoying being in front of an audience could be our thing.
My system is unique because it's designed to make fundamental changes to the way you think about your audience, yourself, and public speaking in general. I don't teach you to APPEAR confident (a.k.a. fake it till you make it). I teach you how to Truly Feel Confident. Nobody else teaches it this way.
Let’s do it right. Let's skip over years of trial-and-error and get straight to the results with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step system that’s been proven with hundreds of students. Let’s start from where you are and grow together by tapping into your mind and into your heart at the same time.
I'm so excited to see if you're a good fit to work with me on upleveling your communications skills, overcoming the fear of public speaking, and growing your career or business!
Please read this before applying so we’re on the same page:
✔️ Please try to answer this short application in as much detail as possible. Giving one-word answers won’t help me get to know you and certainly won’t make a good first impression.
✔️ I'm very picky with our applicants and your application might get rejected. This isn't because I don't want to help you sky-rocket your career or business. It's because my team and I only want to work with people who are willing to take action, put in the work, and be coachable. We don't have time for those that aren't 100% committed to taking action and getting results.
✔️ Another reason your application might get rejected is simply because we're not a good fit. If I know I am not the best coach for you and your situation, I won't accept your application. I want to give you the best chance at success, and that might mean working with someone else.
✔️ Please note that submitting this application does not obligate you to join the Brilliant Speakers Academy® nor does it automatically enroll you.
Fun fact #1: Surprisingly for someone teaching public speaking, English is NOT my first language. And after living in the U.S. for 25 years, I'm still rocking my Eastern European accent.
Fun fact #2: I'm a massive introvert.
Listen, I've been where you are right now. I used to be absolutely terrified of public speaking. In fact, the spotlight was something I avoided at all costs.
Today, speaking in front of virtual or live audiences is one of my favorite things. Overcoming my fear of public speaking propelled my corporate career and helped me build several successful businesses. I appeared on Fox Morning News and have been featured in numerous publications, including NBC, CBS, and BizWest Media.
But most importantly, it allowed me to create a unique step-by-step program to help hundreds of people conquer their fear of speaking, build unshakable self-confidence, and make massive changes in their careers and lives.
I can’t wait to help you do the same!