Testimonials

Elia is a masterful and compelling speech coach. She gets down into the trenches with you to bring out the best of your talents. Her dedication to helping you take your coaching to the next level is beyond anything I have ever experience. I am beyond thankful for her unwavering support to get my speaking skills to the level needed to be a professional and captivating speaker. Her ability to be there with you in a non-judgmental, kind manner allowed me to take a leap of faith and go to places that were uncomfortable and unknown. My confidence in my speaking and my personal life has grown tremendously by working with her. I would recommend Elia for anyone that wants to be a world-class speaker and communicator. I was blown away working with her and can’t wait to continue.

Terry Sidford
Keynote Speaker – Coach – Author
www.terrysidford.com

“Elia è una persona di elevato profilo professionale, culturale e umano. Ha grandi capacità comunicative, e riesce a trasmettere energia positiva durante le sue interazioni con il cliente o nell’ambito di un gruppo di lavoro, nell’ambito del quale evidenzia innate doti di leadership e mediazione. E’ sicuramente una persona affidabile e puntuale.”
Pierpaolo Chelo
International Trade and Marketing project manager
PromoFirenze (Intl. Agency of the Florence Chamber of Commerce)

“It was a great pleasure to be in this wonderful workshop with Elia. I want to say a huge thanks to her. I think I can speak for all of us that she has given us a life changing experience.”
Zheng Wang, Economist, European University Institute

“This was absolutely a transformative experience. The most important thing is that it totally changed my mentality about myself and about public speaking.”
Anonymous Client who attended a corporate public speaking workshop

“I had the pleasure to take part in a two-day workshop on public speaking delivered by Elia at the European University Institute in Florence. I can firmly assert that this was a life-changing experience that trained me to control my anxiety so as to give the best of me when speaking in front of an audience. I have tried to apply all the tips and tricks that Elia gave me and I have even passed them on to colleagues that were feeling stressed or nervous before giving a public talk. It worked every time! Thank you very much, Elia, for all your effort, commitment and devotion to helping your trainees become better speakers!”

Claudia Badulescu, Researcher, European University Institute

“This workshop was an amazing experience for all of us, we really felt that a transformation occurred within us by the time we finished it. The implication, passion and energy of Elia were so impressive that you could simply not resist but listen to her and wish to learn how to gain such public speaking skills and power like hers. Thank you for this! “
Anonymous Client who attended a corporate public speaking workshop

“I am so thankful to Elia for all that she taught me. I still have much work to do, but what I know because of this class has changed my life forever. Instead of being a lazy-sounding hunchback, I am now a confident and aware person! I can never thank Elia enough for the gift she has given me.”
Rebecca Niner, undergraduate college student

“I was in Elia’s Body Language and Communication Techniques class. Elia was such a wonderful teacher. I learned so much from the interview workshops she led us in as well as the public speaking lessons. A few weeks after finishing Elia’s class, I applied for two internships and I was offered both of the positions I applied for! In addition, my parents said they saw a major change in my articulation, projection, and the overall way in which I carry myself. I know that I owe most of the improvements that I made to Elia because her class is the reason that I have become more collected and mature.”
Katherine Conlin, undergraduate college student

“I took part in a two-day workshop on Public Speaking taught by Elia. Elia is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She had us do exercises that were challenging, but helped me tremendously. I now understand how I come across in presentations and how I can change that impression, if desired. I highly recommend her course.”
Matthias Schmidtblaicher, Economist, European University Institute

“I attended Elia’s two-day workshop on Public Speaking skills at the European University Institute — without any doubt, a top notch learning experience! Elia was extremely well prepared, fun to work with, and she spent considerable time on one-to-one feedback throughout the workshop. She drew from her professional public speaking experience, acting career, and personal experience to deliver a high-level, high impact training. I personally feel that I learned a lot, and would definitely want to work with Elia again! I strongly recommend her classes.”
Massimiliano Santini, Policy Leader Fellow at European University Institute

“I found the course very engaging. Elia was very dynamic in her explanations and also with the types of activities she had us do. There was never a dull moment. Elia was very hands on, which I felt made for a much more deep learning experience. Though she had us practice speaking, which was for me something I was not super comfortable with (hence why I joined the workshop), Elia managed to create an environment that was so positive and non-judgmental that it was actual fine for me to speak/perform publicly. The material covered was very useful, not just for public speaking but it also can be applied more generally.”
Anonymous Client who attended a corporate public speaking workshop

“I had the chance to take part in a public speaking training led by Elia. She has all the necessary know-how, practical experience, personal energy and individualized attention to help beginners and advanced speakers alike. And it was lots of fun!”
Tomas Jungwirth, Policy Leader Fellow at European University Institute

I had the absolute pleasure of being in Elia’s class at te European school of Economics (Florence). Before joining Elia’s class I had the misconception that I did not need a class on Public speaking. I opted for her class by chance and I couldn’t have been more elated with this choice. Elia is a master of the art of personal (self) improvement and she makes everyone record the process every step of the way through videos and photos. By the end of the term, I had recorded evidence of the immense changes my confidence, speech and posture had gone through for the better. Elia is so involved with her work that she has a set number of students she takes in each class so that each student can be given required time. You would be lucky to get in. She never thought twice about working extra hours after class with students who were struggling with any area of her subject. She is passionate about her work. There was never a dull moment in her class. We all loved taking the sessions with Elia. Elia teaches you ways to constantly practice these changes even after the sessions are over. It’s a gift that keeps giving. Thanks Elia!!

Vandana Pathak, Public Relations Professional, P4C.in

“Elia was my professor for the Body Language and Communication class that I took during my Fall semester in 2010. Throughout the semester I learned a lot about the significance of body language and how often we use it in day to day life. As a class, we grew very comfortable with one another as Elia created an efficient, judge-free learning environment. It was obvious that Elia was dedicated and always prepared for class. What I have learned from Elia continues to be useful and relevant to my everyday life.”
Shalyn Benway, undergraduate college student

“Elia paid considerable attention to each participant and his/her problems. Also, she provided participants with instruments they can implement prior to a public speech they will deliver, making it practical.”
Anonymous Client who attended a corporate public speaking workshop

“Elia is very passionate and professional, and she knows what she is talking about. I feel safe to be my inadequate self in front of her and just let her help me.”
Anonymous Client who attended a corporate public speaking workshop