About Phyllis

“I’m told my passion for teaching is contagious. That’s because your goals are my goals. I care about every client, from actors who need to embody a new sound to professionals across all different sectors whose needs range from simple intelligibility to speaking with authority for sales pitches, team-building, or powerful presentations.”

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Professional Background

My extensive career has always involved performance, voice, teaching, and language.

I began as an actress and singer, appearing on stages across Canada and in the United States. Later, teaching performance and vocal technique to private clients and graduate and undergraduate students at York University, I learned how to adapt to a wide range of abilities and personalities.

Working with professionals as a TESL-certified language instructor with a specialty in pronunciation, I learned the needs of workplace communication for professionals from a variety of countries in business, academia, government, intergovernmental bodies, music programming, and private healthcare practices.

Throughout my career, I’ve been a bilingual anglophone conducting activities in French on a daily basis. As a result, I’ve developed a special appreciation for the challenges that international speakers face interacting in a language other than their own, in person and on the phone.

I bring my love of language, understanding of voice, speech, and presentation skills, and a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of students and professionals to my work as The Canadian Pronunciation Coach.

Language Instructor

  • Government organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and national associations
    • Statistics Canada
    • FINTRAC
    • Insurance Bureau of Canada
    • Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
  • Financial, automotive, and manufacturing sectors
    • Price Metrix
    • Unisen Canada
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Toyota
    • Volkswagen
    • Yamaha
    • IKEA