Voice instruction with Barbara centers on the Five Elements Framework™, an approach she developed by combining extended range vocalization, Jungian psychology, yoga, and leadership development principles. The work incorporates all aspects of voice including speaking, singing, and overall self-expression.
Sessions also include basic vocal technique, presentation preparation, and life coaching.
Clients receive resources to support their ongoing practice between sessions.
Barbara offers in-person sessions at her Minneapolis home studio and on-site at client locations. She also offers online sessions.
Full payment is required if a session is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, unless the session can be rescheduled in the same week. Exceptions are made at Barbara’s discretion.
Barbara's clients speak....
Who knew working with the voice could be so life-giving? Or maybe it is Barbara’s unique way of meeting you right where you are and knowing just what you need? It’s uncanny! What I know for sure is something magical happens working with Barbara - I feel alive and ready to face life with more joy and more presence.
Rebecca Brockelman, The Hale Group
Would that I had known the power my voice had to liberate all that I have long desired to create. I play with it now with more reverence, more intention, more joy. Thank you for this gift. I am grateful beyond words.
Gretchen Hansen, Sr. Project Manager, OPTUMHealth
Barbara was exactly the coach I needed to help me work through the voice issues affecting both my work and personal life. In contrast to my past efforts which were focused on technical voice fundamentals, Barbara took a holistic approach to understanding and addressing the voice challenges I was facing. We uncovered a number of key insights and tactics that have enabled me to improve my voice and my confidence. Barbara was a true pleasure and inspiration to me.
Kendra Krolik, General Mills
Full Voice Fundamentals: An Online Vocal Adventure in Expanding Your Expression
with Barbara McAfee and Tom McSteen
September 11, 25
October 2, 9
5:00 - 6:30 pm
More information and registration here.
Based on Barbara's #1 Amazon bestseller,
Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence
Minneapolis Full Voice Intensives
Interested in jump-starting your vocal development?
Prefer working in person to virtual coaching?
Barbara is now offering coaching intensives that include:
Initial vocal assessment (over the phone or online)
5-6 hours of intensive vocal coaching over two days
Materials and resources for continuing the work on your own
People from diverse walks of life have made use of the intensive to prepare for major presentations, address vocal challenges, build vocal flexibility and health,
and become more expressive and alive in everyday communication.
Arrive late morning, lunch and checkin with Barbara.
Voice coaching session #1 in the afternoon.
Evening on your own for integration and rest.
Breakfast and check-in with Barbara
Voice coaching session #2 in the morning
Plans for continuing the work at home
Depart midday or early afternoon
Includes airport transport, two meals, and one night's lodging at the Danish American Center (clean, cozy rooms across the street from Barbara's home studio).
My Full Voice Intensive experience was delightful and illuminating. I have never been so comfortable being uncomfortable! I voiced my speaking and singing foibles, gained self-awareness, and all the while felt embraced in humor and grace. I was emboldened by the instruction, wisdom and encouragement Barbara so skillfully shares.
Chaplain Barb Tieszen, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital