Develop and Strengthen your authentic voice.
Take advantage of this time to build your skills through classes and/or 1-1 online coaching. Using the Linklater Vocal Progression, we'll release vocal tension to discover a more connected, clearer, and expressive voice. Actors and creatives can use this work to bring more feeling and depth to monologue and scene work, reduce vocal strain, and increase voice power. Non-actors can use this work to develop a stronger and more compelling personal presence, and to build stronger relationships.
A limited number of students are accepted for this work. Contact Christine to apply.
Accent Softening and Accent Acquisition - Custom Coaching, 100% Online.
Improve your Neutral North American English Pronunciation, or learn an accent for the stage or screen.
Whether the accent you need is from across the pond, south of the 49th parallel or all the way around the world, I can help.
Book a session or contact me to find out about my one-month Accent Sprint.
ONLINE Storytelling & Presentation Skills Workshops for executives and their teams.
For Executives and Senior Managers, it is almost impossible to overestimate the value of effective verbal communication on a daily basis. You are already experts in your business, and coaching can help take your presence on the corporate stage to the next level. Taking the time to learn effective communication techniques for both large audiences and smaller encounters will enhance both your personal and corporate brands.
Services for executives and senior managers include:
Christine Berg is the Founder of SHINE Creative Coaching.
She is a voice, presentation & dialect coach with over 15 years of experience helping actors and executives take their communication skills to the next level through developing engaging presentations, developing a more impactful presence, and fully embracing leadership opportunities. She regularly coaches groups and individuals in the c-suite and boardroom, as well as in the theatre and studio.
Christine’s work on presentation coaching is wide ranging - from large scale keynotes, to conference presentations, pitches for new business, board and investor presentations, and motivational & inspirational true story talks. In 2018 she served as an Expert Advisor to the ACSE (Active Citizens Social Enterprise) Programme run by the United Nations Association (Canada). .
In the artistic realm, many of her actors and students have appeared on stage and on screen in shows such as Reign, Saving Hope, Grey’s Anatomy, The Book of Mormon (Mirvish), Kinky Boots (Mirvish), Spoon River (Soulpepper), Hamlet (CanStage) and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. She is currently coaching for a forthcoming CBC Television production, as well as on-air personalities for TSN and TSC, and is a regular coach for Disney Cruise Lines.
Christine was on the Theatre Performance faculty at Humber College for 6 years. While at Humber she taught on all 3 years of the program, and coached on a wide range of department productions. She holds a BFA in Acting (UBC) an MA in Voice and Speech (University of London). She is one of only 5 voice coaches in Canada to hold a post-graduate Linklater Voice Designation.
There is not such thing as a perfect voice. Christine believes that truth is more beautiful than perfection, and that sharing our hearts and minds through our voices (in the boardroom and in life), is a powerful and revolutionary act.
I worked with Christine to take my upcoming speech at Cornell University up a notch or two. She worked with me to tap into my energy, my personal passion and even my heart, transforming a good speech into a highly impactful one!
I highly recommend Christine and will definitely hire her again!
Jo-Anne Hill - Hotel Consultant, JH Consulting
Christine is the best accent modification expert I could have asked for. Her keen insights and approaches helped me transform my accent by leaps and bounds. This work has boosted my confidence (surprisingly so) and I've observed that my interactions with people feel more satisfying and complete. This journey had a profound impact on my voice, accent, and personality.
Ravi Dhanwani - Team Lead, Lixar
Christine's approach was very relaxed and hands-on. Her intuitive coaching helped me make new discoveries with pieces I had been working on for years!
Jennifer Villaverde, Actor
"I love coming every class knowing that I'm going to progress and learn so much. I come out with a little bit more confidence in myself. Confidence in my speech and confidence in my performance.
Anastasia Marinina - Actor
Christine helped me to discover the potential for change and growth in a voice that was locked up from habitual tension and lacked support. Christine is an understanding and patient instructor who truly cares about the progress and well-being of her students. She is very
in-tune with who she is working with. Every time I travel home from a session with Christine
I feel proud about how much I discovered that day.
Nolan Molfetta - Actor
My presentation to potential investors went extremely well. We generated quite a lot of interest. The work we did together was exactly what I needed to be prepared.
Executive VP of Finance and CFO, Global Manufacturer, Consumer Products
Christine Berg has significantly aided my voice-over career. First and foremost, she worked with me to neutralize my regional accent when necessary, allowing me to compete for national jobs. Her direction was professional and constructive without advising me to completely lose my authentic, natural voice. I encourage anyone who is serious about enhancing their voice potential to work with Christine.
Kendall Nelson - Actor
Christine's class is not only a great class to reduce your accent, but you also learn a lot of tricks to get more confident with the language. I learned that our entire bodies can impact
Zoe Huber - Student
It was so great getting to work with you and I really valued and appreciated the time we had together
and our lessons. If there's ever an opportunity to do something similar in my next job, I'll be sure to give you a call.
Executive Producer, Digital Marketing Agency
Just a really quick note to say thanks for all your guidance, craftsmanship, and coaching in the past few weeks. Our presentation on Friday went really well and was received and discussed in positive energy over the course of the past few days.
Partner, Digital Marketing Agency
Your program helped me to communicate with confidence at work and outside of the work environment. Thank You!
Maya Chy - Quality Assurance Analyst
Christine's approach is genuine, personalized and results-focused.
My sessions were holistically valuable and I highly recommend working with Christine!
Dan Clark, Global Client Partner, Jam3
Speaking from the heart: This really resonated with me as an effective way to tame my nerves. Promising to channel more authenticity from here on out! I'm sure we'll see each other again — been singing your praises to the team.
Strategist, Digital Marketing Agency
Christine, you will be happy to know that my speech was well received. To my surprise many people congratulated me on it.
I can say that the speech was one the proudest moments of my life.
I want to thank you for making one of the most important days in my life a success. I couldn’t have done it without your help.
“I want to hear YOU, not your voice.”
― Kristin Linklater