January 23, 2019

Our Team

Carol Carter

Public Speaking 

Carol won second place in the Toastmasters International World Championships of Public Speaking Semi-Finals in 2012. She is also a Master Instructor of Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest.

Shay Waters

Storytelling and Drama

Shay has been involved in the Spoken Arts for over 30 years. She directed and performed in several plays, and was nominated for 2 Theater BC Awards. She won one of them.

Fredrick Ni


Fredrick has a Degree of Excellence with the National Speech and Debate Association. He is a debate coach of: Stanford 2017 JV semi finalists, Harvard 2016 International Champions, and Georgetown 2017 JV Champions.

Darren Frew

Interview Skills 

Darren won Toastmasters District 96 Table Topics Champion in 2015, and Toastmasters District 96 Evaluation Speech Champion in 2016. He is a distinguished Public Speaking Trainer and Interview Coach.

Andy Krieger

Accent Reduction

Andy graduated from Stanford University and has taught foreign actors to speak American English in Hollywood. He has worked as an Accent Reduction Specialist for 14 years, and is the inventor of the K-Method.

Shalyn Ferdinand

Drama and Public Speaking

Shalyn Ferdinand is a professional Actress and Communications Consultant. She has worked with a variety of corporate clients, creative arts organizations, and has on-set experience with AppleTV, NBC, CBS, The CW, TNT, and Novus. As a former public speaking competitor and elite athlete, Shalyn loves working with children and young adults to train for competitions, debates, and teaching dramatic interpretations.

David Fisher

Public Speaking

David is an actor and public speaking coach. He graduated with a major in public speaking and communication, and holds rich experience, including TEDx Speaker and TEDxStanleyPark Coach. He is also an award-winning speaker in Toastmasters, Optimist Club, and Civil Air Patrol.