"Voice is instinctual. As an infant, without hesitation we fill the world with sound until someone says, 'Shh, you're too loud', 'Quiet down!' or 'Shut up!' Later we might hear, 'You sound funny!', 'I can't understand you', 'You have an accent' or 'You don't know what you're talking about!'
learn to hold the voice inside.
God gave us voices to get the sound and feelings out-to express our needs, insights and observations and to communicate. Helping people express themselves has become a very spiritual experience for me.
As a coach, my mission is to help people 'let go' and rediscover the power and beauty of their natural voices, thus restoring the passion and convictions they still feel, but have difficulty expressing."
Judith Sullivan brings to her clients an unusually rich combination of training and experience in both professional and personal voice/speech proficiency. She has served as a Voice Consultant for CNN, CNNI, The Weather Channel, and Christian Broadcasting Network and has worked as a broadcasting coach for NBC, FOX, ESPN and NPR. Judith is corporate trainer to some of the top executives in America. She was the Executive Communications Coach for InterContinental Hotels Group for six years, BellSouth for over ten years and JABIL for almost 6 years. She has developed training programs and conducted private training sessions for: Arcapita, AT&T, AutoTrader.com, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chick-Fil-A, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola, Deloitte Consulting, Delta Airlines, DIY Network, General Electric, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Public Television, Golden Key Society, Gulfstream, Home Depot, Honda Marine, IBM, ING, InterCall, LaFarge, Publix Supermarkets, Reynolds Metals, Rock-Tenn Company, The Southern Company, Surgical Information Systems, UPS and WebMD. In addition she has conducted international trainings in Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Jamaica, Malaysia, Scotland and Singapore.
In 2007 Ms. Sullivan worked in Atlanta with Tyler Perry Studios on House of Payne. She was hired as Dialogue Coach for the series and is the voice of the Dispatcher in several episodes.
Also in Atlanta, she has served on the faculty of Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Clark College. For 16 years she was the voice, speech and dialect coach for the Alliance Theatre and is one of the most sought-after dialect coaches in the Southeast, having worked with such stars as: Polly Bergan, Harry Connick, JR., Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patsy Kensit, Thandie Newton, Jason Patric, Peter Postlethwaite and Jayne Seymour.
Her acting career in New York included: Grease (on Broadway), the NBC soap opera Somerset, and She Stoops to Conquer and Taming of the Shrew at the famed Roundabout Theatre. She has been featured in hundreds of radio and TV commercials as well as industrials and major motion pictures.
Ms. Sullivan received a B.A. in Speech and English from Carson Newman College, a Masters degree in Theatre and completed all PhD course work in Interpersonal Communication at Southern Illinois University.
Judith is a member of Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association.