Understanding, adjusting and improving communication skills and habits.

Working with me, you can expect to:

  • Recognize patterns in communication habits and styles that undermine your ability to advance in your chosen career.
  • Understand what holds you back in meetings, makes you less effective at the podium.
  • Understand what leaves you confused or self conscious after conversations with colleagues and friends.
  • Recognize patterns that leaving you feeling uncomfortable in your personal life.
  • Develop a communication style that will help you consistently state your opinions and observations in a relaxed and confident manner.
  • Appreciate and identity both your strengths and weaknesses as a communicator and as a leader.
  • Build on your strengths and re work your weaknesses.

Only 7 % of what you communicate is done through the words you speak: know what you are saying with your non verbal communication.

93% of what you say is unspoken, often unconscious and therefore potentially confusing, contradictory and problematic.

By looking at persona, body language, vocal qualities, clients will become more aware of how they are perceived by colleagues, senior partners and audiences.

Be the best and most conscious communicator you can be.


  • Communication and Voice Coach on CBC’s Redemption Inc. – 2012 Season
  • Clayton Ruby’s Law Firm
  • David Connelly – Ile Royale Enterprises Ltd.
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Markham)
  • Kim West – Novopharm
  • Ariel Alons – Novopharm
  • Zoe Lucas
  • Paul Stojanovski – Teva
  • Esther Bast – S.V.P. Investor’s Group
  • Tony Comper – President, Bank of Montreal
  • Ron Foxcroft
  • John Wood – President and CEO Scudder Maxxum Co.
  • Christopher E. Ciuk – Curator, R.O.M.
  • Guylaine Saucier – Past Chair of the Board of Directors, CBC
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • John Caldwell – President and CEO, CAE Inc
  • Greg Guichon – Scotia McLeod
  • Peter Gundy – Chairman, CEO & President AMR Technologies, Inc
  • Barry Gilmour – Bank of Montreal
  • Barbara Fedoryk – V.P. Corporate Trust, Bank of Montreal
  • Elizabeth Fowler – Omnicom Services
  • Margaret Priest – Artist, Professor, University of Toronto
  • Harriet Staire – Senior V.P. Bank of Montreal
  • Kiloran German – President, Sage Corporate Communications Inc.
  • Linda Gray – The Independent Schools of Toronto
  • Sue Croft – V.P. Human Resources Mbank
  • Peter Brendau – President, Wood Printing
  • Christine McDonald – Director, Operations & Destinations Services, Signature Vacations
  • Dr. Trevor M.Born, B.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.S.C. – The Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Rose Reisman – Author & Inspirational Speaker
  • Jim Cherry – President, CAE Inc., Montreal Branch
  • Wendy Cross – Torys LLP
  • Chris Broughton – Bank of Montreal
  • Roger Obonsawin – O.I. Employee Leasing, Obonsawin-Irwin Consulting & Native Leasing Services
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Kate's wealth of acting and directorial experience, as well as her substantial knowledge of the text, allows her to guide and shape your current work, but also, gives space for you to leave with more ideas. I wouldn't dream of going into an audition without her kind guidance and her keen eye pointing me along the path and ensuring that the work stays intelligent, centered, and very truthful. I owe her a huge debt of gratitude as her approach got me my dream job!


Kate Trotter has been a wonderful friend, actress, coach and mentor to me over my entire acting career. She demands truth, honesty, strength and passion from the work of her students. Kate is a brilliant actress and brings her wealth of knowledge of the business and expertise of the craft to every session.

Kate Todd

Kate took two wonderful students-at-law from my office during the year they were articling and taught them how to speak effectively as lawyers: they were brilliant, but without Kate's transformation they would not have been half the lawyers they are now.

Clayton Ruby

My experience with Kate proved to be extremely positive and beneficial. I found her to be very dynamic, insightful and inspirational. Her coaching was extremely effective and it exceeded my expectations. Along with enhancing my public speaking skills, I now approach my numerous responsibilities with a great deal more confidence and ease.

Maria V

The coaching and speaking tips gained from Kate have helped me with all aspects of my public speaking. I still use her tips on voice inflection, importance of stage presence, image suggestions to this day. After working with Kate over several private sessions I was able to take my personal strengths and build on them. I now know the art of how to “Tell a Story” on stage – thanks to Kate!

Esther Bast

We called Kate for help after we started work on a video. Kate re-thought the project, re-wrote the script, re-planned the shots and re-directed the video. The results were what we hoped for – a motivational video. It told our corporate story in a way that made us proud. Kate was fun to work with, collaborative, incredibly professional and passionate about what mattered to us. I would absolutely hire her again. But this time I would hire her first!

Ruth Brothers

Kate Trotter helped me move from the uncomfortable to the comfortable in making public addresses. She is a true professional in providing the highest public speaking training. I continue to be her pupil and best supporter. I cannot speak too highly of the professional skills and approach Kate brings to helping executives overcome the traditional concerns about public speaking. Working with Kate is engaging and fun.

John E. Caldwell

Kate Trotter is able to work with an anxious presenter, offer highly effective ways to reduce that anxiety, and in the process free the speaker up to be the best they can be at the podium. I have worked with Kate in all kinds of groups, ranging from non-profit managers, to crown attorneys, to CEOs and their boards. All of them came away feeling as if they have a new lease on this important part of their life.

Bob Ramsay