Hilary Blair, CEO & Lead Coach
Hilary Blair, presentation and speaking voice expert, is a highly regarded coach and facilitator working extensively across the US with a variety of businesses including American Express, Janus Funds, Staples, Liberty Global, and Hunter Douglas. She trains high achievers craving honest feedback in order to grow. Hilary’s years as a stage, film and voice over actor, teacher, and voice coach present a unique skill set. She sees beyond habits and learned behaviors to what is unique and authentic in the individual or group. In addition, she facilitates workshops that use improvisation in order to improve leadership skills, team building and creativity. She is on faculty for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and has been adjunct faculty for a number of universities. Hilary is CEO and lead coach for Articulate: Real&Clear. She is an active member of Toastmasters and is a board member of VASTA – the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She holds an MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University.
Robin Miller, COO & CPCC
Robin A. Miller is energized by guiding the well thought individual to become confidently well spoken. She is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach focusing on executive and professional development, sales communication, keynote creation, interviews, and communication Aikido.
Her clients come from a variety of businesses including Coors, University of Denver Daniel’s School of Business, the NFL and Sterisil.
She is an energetic teaching artist who has also spent her lifetime performing as well as over 20 years in coaching groups and individuals, including trainers.
Her experience as a business communication coach at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, as Customer Relationship Manager in the financial industry, Development Specialist in some of Denver’s leading Level 1 trauma centers, and her advanced training in mediation and crucial conversations have provided expertise in navigating all forms of business communication.
She earned an MM in Music from Baylor University, a PhD from the University of North Texas in Musicology, and a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology.
Courtney Knapp, Facilitator & Lead Coach
Courtney Knapp focuses on aligning and clarifying individual and team goals in order to uncover vision, identify roadblocks, and strategize solutions that supports transformational change. As an organizational development consultant, she facilitates workshops and training programs in communication, culture development, collaboration, leadership and team building.
Courtney is an executive board member for Emerge Colorado, an organization that recruits and trains women to run for political office. Other interests include guiding group backpacking trips in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, instructing yoga classes, working with Denver’s urban farming and local food network initiatives, and participating as a community member with Colorado Youth at Risk.
Courtney has been consulting business, not-for-profit, education, and political leaders for the past 9 years.
Kenny Storms, Relationship Manager
Kenny Storms has been registrar and teaching artist for the Denver Center Theatre Academy, Children’s Coordinator for the Denver Center Theatre Company, and served as the Artistic Director for the Denver Repertory Theatre Company. He has directed and self-produced productions both regionally in Denver, CO and abroad in Baltimore, Ireland. Most recently he was worked as a resident Sound Designer for The LIDA Project. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Acting, Directing, and Theatre Education.
Gabriella Cavallero, Voice, Voice-Over & Dialect
Associate Coach (English and Spanish)
Gabriella is devoted to helping you discover and improve your presence and your voice (both literal and figurative) in order to show up in the world with confidence, strength, and grace. Whether in a business or personal setting, she coaches individuals and groups in finding and finessing their unique messages clearly and authentically. She specializes in voice and speech, breath work, and body awareness and movement as well as accent acquisition.
Gabriella brings her 25 plus years of experience as a professional actor, teacher, director, voice, dialect, and movement coach into her work with ARTiculate. She has been an adjunct professor of voice, speech, acting, and movement and at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and guest instructor at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As a professional actor at the highly acclaimed Denver Center Theatre Company and on many of Colorado’s top stages, she has played a wide range of roles for the past twenty-six seasons. Gabriella is also a voice–over artist, having narrated several Emmy-nominated documentaries for PBS, over 900 audio books for the Library of Congress’ National Library Service, and countless commercials and industrials in both her native Spanish and English. Gabriella holds an MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA in Theatre from Vassar College.
Diana Dresser, Presentation and On-Camera
Diana Dresser is a professional actor, coach, theatre director, choreographer, and teaching artist. Recently she appeared in Jackie and Me, The Giver, and Girls Only at the DCPA, and she was a company member with Creede Repertory Theatre for 15 seasons, where she also served as Resident Choreographer. She has worked with theatres around the country, including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Diana is also a commercial actor and has appeared in many commercials, films, and industrials. She is currently in pre-production for the independent feature film What We’ve Become. Diana graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with a BA in History and a BA in Theatre and Film.
Catherine Sheehan, Voice-Over
Catherine Sheehan is a voice actor and business woman. Having grown up on stage both in the theater and the concert hall, it was a big shift when her life turned in the direction of working in the corporate business setting. She realized she enjoyed it as much as performing. After 15 years in the corporate world as a consultant and technology sales rep, she decided to find a way to do both. Voice-over work seemed to be the perfect blend of business and performance. She utilizes her years of vocal and acting training and her business speaking and experience to bring life to radio and television commercials; narration for sales videos and elearning; Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems for large corporations; and radio imaging. At some point you have probably heard her tell you your bank balance, your flight status, your medical claim information or had her give you directions in your car.