Rich Swingle, Freedom Finder
"I have seen fear visibly melt away as clients learn to connect with their listeners. It's exhilarating to see people go beyond what they thought possible!"
Born in Medford, Oregon
Tours the world performing his one-man plays
Has appeared on stage, film, television, radio and CD-ROM
(Thought of being an aeronautical engineer and test pilot)
Published articles on using the body to communicate
Worked with Alzheimer's patients
Performs for kids as Farmer Fred, Ed the Grocer and Sludge
Jen Hebblethwaite, Champion of All Things Grace
"At Graceworks, we speak from a place of passion and focus on the listener, but most importantly, we laugh!"
Born in Atlanta, Georgia
Teaching artist for 10 years at Tony Award-winning regional theatre
Previous clients range from corporate real estate firms to municipal police departments
(Thought about opening a children's bookstore)
Gets excited about semicolons
Taught at elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels
Tucked children into bed over 4000 times
Kevin Hebblethwaite, Connection Builder
"Life is way too short for dysfunctional teams or boring presentations. Strike up the band!"
Born in Gastonia, North Carolina
Previously president of a technology consulting & design firm
(Thought about being an arts administrator)
Has been marketing professional services for over 15 years
Coaches high-school student praise band
Has seen every Rush tour since 1987
Eric Daniels, Freedom Finder Born in New Rochelle, New York
Has his own practice as a licensed architect
Published several articles for design trade magazines
(Thought about being a musician)
Studied drama in London & performed Shakespeare in the Park
Assistant professor of architecture & interior design in NY
Teaches design students presentation skills
"As an architect, I know how critical it is to communicate with truth and passion. We help our clients reach deep within to find and share their true selves."
Judy Straalsund, Freedom Finder
"It's a joy to witness clients' presentations take the leap from "ho-hum" to "wow." We love being part of that journey of discovery."
Born in Denver, Colorado
Founding Artistic Director of Tapestry Theatre Company in Portland, Oregon
Guided mountaineering trips in the Canadian Coastal Mountains
(Thought about living in Denmark)
Player at ComedySportz and Shakesprov
Has written and performed for corporations ranging from Intel to the Portable Sanitation Association (ie, the "Porta Potty" folks)
Teaches drama workshops locally, and in Kenya and Egypt
Kurt Robbins, Freedom Finder
"Graceworks brings freedom; a tool that breathes new life into how you work and live."
Born in Santa Barbara, California. Sup dude.
Has been to every continent except Antarctica (it's next!)
Has coached & trained corporate professionals around the world for over 8 years
(Thought about being an archeologist, like Indiana Jones)
Has been acting and singing since age 6
Genuinely likes people
Teresa Parker, Vocal Coach
"The way we speak conveys not only content, but intent as well. Vocal freedom can be key in communicating."
Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee
Performed on Broadway and continues to give concerts
Teaches music at the college level
(Thought about being a mathematician)
Works with children's choirs
Does career counseling
Travels abroad yearly to do missionary work