Lip Service is my passion project. A dream born out of more than a decade of working with, what we in the biz call, professional voice users: PVU’s. A PVU is anyone whose voice is essential to her livelihood: actors, singers, and broadcast personalities often come to mind first but the list also includes teachers, clergy, lawyers, salesforce, receptionists..you get the idea.
As far as I’m concerned, all women are PVU’s and their voices should be honored as such. Do you know a mother whose voice isn’t essential? Let’s expand that. Do you know a woman whose voice isn’t essential to her career, her family, the world? Imagine a world without the voices of Maya Angelou, Malala Yousafzai, Gloria Steinem, your mother, your best girlfriend, your midwife, your hair stylist. I don’t know about you, but I’d be an uninspired puddle of loneliness with postpartum PTSD and a really unfortunate asymmetrical bob.
Officially, I am on faculty in the School of Theatre & Dance at East Carolina University, maintain a private client list of PVU's nationwide, and am a researcher focused on the intersection of brain science and voice science. Here at Lip Service, I am a woman hell bent on empowering other women by giving them the tools to drown their fears and raise their voices.
If you stopped by because it’s been awhile since someone reminded you that you have a voice, and that voice can move mountains, please, allow me. If you already feel fierce like Michelle O. with a story to tell, please, allow me to help you speak your truth in a voice that is strong, stable, and sustainable. If you find yourself in meetings, with clients, at book club, and keep swallowing the impulse to say that you deserve a raise, you have a creative solution, and Drinking & Tweeting should absolutely be on the list for June, Karen. You belong here. Welcome.
Hi, I'm Jessica. Wife, toddler mom, beach bum, aspiring foodie & Broadway super fan. I’m also a vocal coach, professor, and researcher who is hell bent on helping women get what they want and change their lives. Truth? No one’s going to give you what you want, you have to ask for it.
95% of success is determined by those in your inner circle. I want to be in yours.
Your voice is powerful! In the way you speak to others, and the way you speak to yourself, lies the power to change your entire life. The best part is - you have the ability to harness that power! You are in control. I know it may seem like it’s the other way around, but it doesn’t have to be. Think of how much more centered, how much more confident you would be knowing that you can deliver your message in a voice that makes people want to listen to you. Knowing that, regardless of situation, you can speak clearly and confidently, stay on track (or get back on), relax your body, and, dare I say, enjoy the moment you’ve worked so hard for!
Your voice is the secret weapon to success you've always had but never knew how to use - until now.