“Mia Tagano has a rare gift for sensing people’s authentic voices and helping them to step into it with conviction and clarity. With her unique background spanning the fields of acting, teaching, community organizing, and psychology, I’ve seen her be able to quickly intuit where people’s blind spots and patterns are in how they express themselves.” …
As a voice coach, I have had the honor of working with executives, entrepreneurs, English language learners – introverts and extroverts.
Through personalized virtual 1:1 sessions and a holistic intuitive approach, I will help you find and reveal your authentic voice and the kind of courage it takes to stand on a stage speaking in front of a large audience. I can help you show up confident, competent, and approachable whether that be in a zoom meeting among your colleagues and senior leaders, on a video profile, or for some of us, in person. I can help you show up both professional and approachable whether that be on a zoom call, a video profile, or for some of us, in person. If you want to be an engaging accessible motivating leader – I can help you with this.
As someone who has spent 4 of her over 5 decades working on her voice, I understand deeply the importance of focused and connected communication whether speaking one to one, one to a few or one to many. As your coach, I am also your mirror and offer transformational feedback.
My style is direct and honest but kind. I won’t BS you and I won’t criticize. We will look at what is working along with where you can move to the next level in your communication.
I received my B.A. in Drama from the Ohio State University and my M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, I have been working as a professional actor since 1997 and was a teaching artist for upwards of 20 years.
I have appeared in theatres across the U.S., and the U.K., including the Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, George Street Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Capital Rep, Hartford Stage, Portland Center Stage, Virginia Stage, Berkeley Rep, ACT, Camden People’s Theatre (London), Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, (a UK tour ending in London at the Barbican).
My on-going work as a voice artist with clients in Emeryville and Palo Alto continues my vocal exploration.
My work this past decade as a Role-Playing Consultant for Littler-Mendelson through various corporate/HR investigative training scenarios influences and informs my coaching work.
I consider my 4 years of in-depth study with the late Angeles Arrien author of The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary as important inspiration in my work.
Zoom or other Virtual Presentation Skills
- Presentation planning and execution
- Zoom classroom presentation work and feedback
- Presentation program planning
Voice and Speech Training
Website Video Coaching
Audio Recording Coaching
Solo Performance Coaching
Corporate Role-Playing Consultant
Narration Recording (ie PowerPoint presentations) – fees vary