Own Your Story


Why is it important to share your story? 

  •  You can use your unique, powerful story to promote your business

  •  People will get to know, like, and trust you (which they'll want to do before choosing to work with you)

  •  Identifying and telling your story can help increase your clarity and confidence in your work

Are you ready and willing to stand in your power and speak your truth? 

Are you ready to Own Your Story?

Lauri Smith and I are ready to help you! Join us for our

Own Your Story Program

Four 2-Hour Online Meetings with Optional Private Coaching
Presented by
Lauri Smith and Meryl Shaw

Tuesday afternoons
June 4, 11, 18, 25
1:00 – 3:00pm PST, Online

  • You’ll identify the powerful story you can use to promote your business, increase your clarity and confidence in your work, and allow people to know, like, and trust you.

  • You’ll break down the elements of your story into a compelling narrative arc that will have your listeners leaning in to hear it through to the end.

  • You’ll learn breathing and vocal techniques that will ground you when you tell your story, or do any public speaking.

  • You’ll acquire tools for speaking and a powerful story you can use in future presentations.

  • At the end of the program, every participant will have turn telling her own story to the group.

During the 4 weeks of the program, Lauri and Meryl are offering deep discounts on their one-on-one work for members of the class so you can opt to work with one or both of them privately before the final workshop.

Own Your Story Program


PDP Members: contact Lauri or Meryl for our special PDP discount!

($150/hour special rates to work 1:1 with Lauri and/or Meryl, feel free to contact us.)


Meryl Shaw uses her four decades in professional theater and her coaching skills to help successful women shine in high-stakes presentations. Meryl was Casting Director at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco for 17 years, and she has taught audition technique and led performance workshops for more than 20 years. She has taught or guest lectured at several universities, including Rutgers and Carnegie-Mellon, as well as at numerous theater companies. A trained Positive Psychology coach, Meryl works one-on-one with professionals, attorneys, entrepreneurs, actors, and others who want to advance their careers. Meryl has also coached groups of female attorneys, body workers, and recently coached the speakers at the Global Womens’ Leadership Summit.

Lauri Smith is the author of Your Voice Matters: A Guide to Speaking Soulfully When It Counts. Known as “The Voice Whisperer,” Lauri helps change-makers stand in their power and speak their truth – from the Bedroom, to the Boardroom to the TED Talks Stage. Lauri's passion is evoking people’s innate, unique charisma, so they can make their mark in the world while manifesting abundance and success on their terms. 

She helps Leaders do more than communicate, she helps them move people.