Katya is an ESL teacher, and Liz is a Voice and Speech coach. We've been friends since elementary school and originally created Beyond Fluency together to address the needs of our students who are non-native English speakers. They shared how their fear of being misunderstood, self-consciousness over pronunciation, and struggle to find the right words inhibit their self-expression. The more conversations we had around these issues, the more we recognized a divide between having a working knowledge of the language, and feeling authentic as a speaker. Through exercises that tap into the subconscious connection to words, the musicality of speech, and the playfulness of communication, we invite you to unleash the full power of your voice in a language that, while foreign, is very much your own.