LAURA SICOLA is a leadership communication and influence coach, trainer, speaker and author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and is the founder of Vocal Impact Productions in Philadelphia, PA. She has spent over twenty years coaching, lecturing, researching and publishing on topics such as executive presence, leadership communication, vocal empowerment for women in leadership, public speaking and communicating through conflict. Her TED talk: “Want to sound like a Leader? Start by saying your name right” has over 5.5 million views. She has appeared on Fox Business News, Fast Company magazine, Forbes.com, Conscious Millionaire podcast, Coaching for Leaders podcast, and more. Clients include organizations such as Comcast, IBM, Chubb, Vanguard and GSK. Sicola earned her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania where she also taught from 2001-2013.