"Life Has No Limitations, Except the Ones You Make"
- Les Brown
Pat Durham, Professional Coach
So, you’ve done your research. You’ve prepared for that big presentation. You know your “stuff”. But, you can’t seem to connect and engage your audience; whether it’s a one on one or a room full of people.
I get it. Our audience’s first impression is what they see and it only takes a matter of seconds. Working as a fashion model, vocal soloist, and music director, taught me stage presence. I became aware of my body’s every movement and nuance. (And so can you.)
I’ve been singing since I was four years old, studied voice and choral directing as an adult, and have been coaching professionals in presentation and communication skills for 25 years.
Sounds like something you’d be interested in? Let’s schedule a time to talk and see if we’re a good fit.
Wishing you the best,
Doing OK so far? How’s your sound? Are you easily understood? Are you pleasant to listen to or are you more “fingernails on the chalkboard”? As a soloist or a musical director, two of the most important basics are clarity and tonal quality.
Guess what! The above can be taught or improved upon. My training is easy to understand and easy to implement.
What People are Saying
"Pat's coaching and expertise was instrumental in helping me achieve my goal...becoming a vice president of my organization. She helped me create a more professional and confident image. In addition, she helped me to take a more personal interest in the lives of the individuals that I deal with each day. I continue to use her advice and have found many suggestions carry over to my personal life and I've made changes there as well. Thanks for a great learning experience and thank you for this wonderful service." A.F.
"To be honest with you, I was very skeptical in the beginning, however being around you, I came to realize that there was more substance to the time spent with you than I had anticipated...you gave me the opportunity to see myself the way I wanted to be seen by others.
I especially want to thank you for the talks about the self-esteem issues. I believe they helped the most." - M.S.D.
"My (grown) son brings up your sessions with him at least once every time I see him. When we went to dinner with friends, I noticed his behavior has really changed. Thanks!" D.M.
"The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and our Board of Directors are most grateful to you for your support of the Women 2 Women Conference held at the Lone Star College District Training Center. The conference registrants were very complimentary of you as our speaker." - B.T.
Pat Durham is an exceptional instructor in social etiquette for our students. Regardless of the ages or size of the group, Mrs. Durham effectively and graciously instructs them in the necessary skills for them to successfully navigate any social situation. Our younger students grew in confidence through guided practice in personal introductions and table etiquette. Our older students benefited from her patient and persistent instruction in how to love one's neighbor through gracious deference to others. What is remarkable about Mrs. Durham is her rapport with the students. They love her and appreciate her wit and warmth. Her wealth of experience and Christian perspective only adds to the quality of her work.
I wholeheartedly recommend Pat Durham as an etiquette coach for any student of any age, in any circumstance. - L. Collins, Covenant Academy
Pat Durham has been coaching communications, business and social protocol and image for 25 years. Her client list includes large corporations, small businesses and individuals. Pat's emphasis in working with people is to help them develop skills for confident living.
Pat is a former model, has sung professionally, and she has directed choirs in Texas and Louisiana.
In 2014, Pat became a published author, her second book was published in 2017. Find her books and the story of Nyger at NygersJourneys.com.