Jul 01 2011


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  • My intention is to guide and inspire leaders to be real and relevant heroes in their own stories and the stories of their organizations or causes, heroes who transform hearts and minds, and create solutions for a vibrant and peaceful world, every day.

I believe that everyone has something to say and everyone deserves to be heard and I have a passion for helping people express themselves.  I also believe that everyone has moments and times where they are more alive, effective, and filled with opportunity, strength and potential than others and that a focus on the intention that creates that vital energy makes us stronger and more engaged and engaging. I want to find that for everyone and get the world pumped up on that vitality, sharing ideas and creating stuff that moves us all to more glorious lives. That’s why I do what I do,  and that’s why I have this blog.

I lived and worked as a musical performing artist for the first part of my career life.  About 20 years ago, my life partner introduced me to the world of business, a world where many have trouble being heard and don’t even know it! At my first conference, I was horrified at the lack of engagement in the presentations and conversations I heard. Were they bored? Disinterested? Unprepared? Ever since, I’ve been working with business people as a public speaking and communications coach to help them clarify and express their ideas and deliver them with influential confidence so they can compete and win.

In 2005, I wrote a book, Can You Hear Me Now? 31 days to harnessing the power of your vocal impact.   It’s a primer in vocal impact for the uninitiated.  In addition, I am the executive communications coach for many successful executives. My colleagues and I work with executives at technology companies in Silicon Valley, manufacturing companies across the US, Europe and Asia, real estate developers in the US, large and small business consulting organizations, as well as politicians, non-profit leaders, radio personalities, educators, and others. We don’t kiss and tell but if you want to speak to someone with whom we worked we have referrals. We coach speakers for TEDMED, and TEDx and TED Global. One fascinating aspect of the work we do at Vocal Impact is the coaching we provide for global business people. We have worked with hundreds of people who must collaborate with others when English is their second language.

I have been a guest on the KNX Business Hour, the Wayne and Jane Show, and other national and internet radio programs.  I also love public speaking and have shared my ideas about vocal impact with organizations such as IABC, Women in Business, NAFE, E-Women, Rotary, The UCLA Alumni Association, CASE, and many others. I am a member of VASTA, NATS, and The Voice Foundation.

In my other life, I am still a performing artist.  I am a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association with commercials and stage roles in my credits. I am a Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Fellow, and have performed my solo act in Southern California at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the world famous Cinegrill, The Gardenia, and in Las Vegas.  My solo album, Sojourn, was released in 2000.  Later, I got a crazy idea for a holiday album that celebrated diversity.  Christmas Caravan was born.  Another project I am proud of is Musical Stories, with composer/pianist Edward Barnes.  My YouTube channel includes clips from various performances.  Please check them out here.




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  1. NICE and RICH « Word Juiceon 15 Feb 2012 at 6:20 AM

    […] a great post by a kindred spirit, Voice teacher Kate Peters. We’ve never met (she lives on the West Coast), though we have corresponded via email, but we […]

  2. […] Kate Peters is the Founder and President of Vocal Impact, Inc. a network of communication impact professionals dedicated to guiding and inspiring leaders to be real and relevant heroes in their own stories and the stories of their organizations or causes; heroes who transform hearts and minds, and create solutions for a vibrant and peaceful world, every day. Read her full bio here. […]

  3. […] Peters shared her statement of intention and noted that it is a living, breathing statement that evolves. Her statement is the first paragraph you’ll see on her website’s about page. […]

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