From women just starting their careers through to women transitioning into leadership roles, this Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women will empower you to use the power of your voice, messaging, and body language for maximum impact at work and in your personal life.

Improve your public speaking skills and practice them in a safe and encouraging environment created for women. The skills you learn in this bootcamp are ideal for work presentations and greater confidence during job interviews, management reviews, and leadership tasks. The event includes informational materials and individual coaching for each participant. Gay, straight, femme, trans, cis het, all are welcome.

What we will cover:

  • Vocal projection

  • Breath support

  • Body language

  • Vocal health



“Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women” is Tuesday January 22nd from 5-7pm in downtown Seattle. This event sells out quickly, so get your ticket HERE.






Inspiring, supportive, and thoughtful coach...

"Alicia is an inspiring, supportive, and thoughtful coach. She leads her Public Speaking Bootcamp by example: with incredible poise and presence. She takes time to work with every individual in the class, so we all walked away with concrete suggestions and tips to put into action right away. This was truly an opportunity to learn from a master." - Karen Q

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Extremely inspiring...

"I highly recommend Alicia Dara for voice coaching. She does not try to make women's voices lower or higher (and she gleefully goes against the common masculine-centered critique that women's voices are "too high"). She also teach[es] women strategies for holding vocal space for each other in meetings. Also: her "women's" workshops are inclusive of cis, trans, and queer women. I took her voice bootcamp for women tonight and will be going back for more." Kari Lerum, Associate Professor: Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington


"There we were, a group of women knowing that we would have to step out of our comfort zones. I was so impressed with how Alicia handled this delicate situation.  She was able to share such positive feedback, pinpointing each person’s vocal type and give not only amazing general group instruction but was able to benefit each individual according to their own strengths. Within such a short period of time I was able to see changes in everyone, including myself.  We were sitting up a little taller, projecting a little louder, and even though we were all from different areas of the studio there seemed to be a feeling of comradery that will live on after this workshop." -Linda Hayashikawa, Microsoft Halo group

"Alicia's Pubic Speaking Bootcamp for Women made for an extremely valuable evening. Her passion combined with in depth knowledge and professional/personal experience was so evident. I have historically struggled with flushing cheeks and feelings of embarrassment when speaking to small and large groups and Alicia was able to pin point the problems (which I wasn't even aware of) and provide practical, easy to grasp solutions. We were able to practice in front of her and receive individualized feedback which felt encouraging and safe. The process shifted my overall perspective and awareness; my level of confidence when speaking has increased vastly already. I left feeling empowered, supported, and equipped with a toolbox of skills that I have been practicing in every day life ever since."- Sasha B

"I took Alicia's Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women and left feeling energized, confident and with a new found focus for my voice. From the moment I registered to post-event, Alicia has been engaged with positive suggestions, has provided tips and tools for breathing and posture that promote my vocal growth, and she has given me links to websites for some of her personal favorite products and readings/TedTalks! What a star! My key takeaways have left me with the momentum to move forward in discovering and nurturing my true voice, with gratitude." - Alison M


"The workshop provided good instruction on how to speak publicly. I especially enjoyed the confidence building tips. I used them today!"- Natalia M



Alicia is a Seattle-based voice teacher (singing and public speaking) with over 20 years experience. Corporate clients include Microsoft, Planned Parenthood, and the National Women's Political Caucus. Clients include members of Amazon, Meryl Lynch, Seattle Trade Commission, Premera, Core Power Yoga, Windermere, and Lake Partners. Her "Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women"regularly sells out. Her "Vocal Strength for Attorneys" workshop is approved by the WSBA. As a musician she has released 5 solo records and 3 with her current bands Diamondwolf and The Volcano Diary. Her writings about creativity have appeared on The Write Life, and Daily OM. She also serves on the Board of Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands. In 2017 Alicia became Board President of the U-District Community Acupuncture Clinic