Meet the team

JENNI STECK, MFA, MS, CCC-SLP

Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking english pronunciation
Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking english pronunciation

Jenni is a licensed voice and speech therapist and experienced performance coach. Through her private practice, Jenni provides voice and speech training for companies that recognize the importance of professional communication and prioritize high levels of customer care. In addition, she works one-on-one with individuals that wish to speak with greater confidence and clarity.  

As part of her practice, Jenni provides support in the preparation of speeches for public appearances. Clients range from corporate leaders to motivational speakers to cultural icons including legendary NFL linebacker Ray Lewis for whom she wrote and coached his Hall of Fame Induction speech.

Having worked extensively as a voice, speech, and dialect coach for stage, film, and television productions, Jenni has also shared her expertise with actors such as James Woods, Alexander Skarsgard, and Alicia Silverstone.

As the Voice and Speech Specialist for Barry Nash and Company, which provides services for broadcasters and sports personalities, Jenni is the current vocal coach for CNN, CBS, and ESPN, as well as NBC and Telemundo stations around the country.

Jenni holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University, an MFA from the University of California at San Diego, and an MS from the University of Texas at Dallas.  She is a licensed speech language pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has served as a faculty associate at UT Southwestern’s Clinical Center for Voice Care and as a Full Sail University Guest Lecturer.

Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking english pronunciation
Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking english pronunciation

Stefan Novinski, MFA

Stefan Novinski Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking English pronunciation

Stefan is a nationally recognized professional theatre director and performance coach. He is chair of the Drama Department at the University of Dallas and directs professionally across the country, primarily in southern California where he spent a decade working at multiple Tony-award winning theaters.  He has directed artists such as Emma Stone, Tessa Thompson (Thor Ragnarok), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives, Selena) and Dan Castellaneta (voice of Homer Simpson).

As former a consultant for Disney Creative Entertainment, Stefan worked on several Broadway-scale projects including Toy Story the Musical, which he created, working closely with John Lasseter.

Stefan is a frequent guest speaker for the Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas where he coaches MBA candidates on how to develop an authentic leadership presence through public speaking.

Stefan Novinski Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking English pronunciation
Stefan Novinski Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking English pronunciation
Stefan Novinski Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking English pronunciation

Jessica D. Turner, MFA

Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking english pronunciation

Jessica is an accomplished performance coach, professional actress, and voice over artist.  Through her coaching she has helped a wide range of clients, including executives, scientists, motivational speakers, ministers, actors, and opera singers strengthen their public speaking, performance skills, and executive presence.  Jessica has also worked extensively as a video communications consultant helping organizations successfully pivot to an online presence during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Jessica holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, a BFA from Southern Methodist University and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. As an actor, she has performed across the country in major theater houses including The Cherry Lane Theater in New York, ACT, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage in Boston and over 15 productions with Dallas Theater Center. Her voice can be heard in many cartoons on Cartoon Network, at Six Flags over Texas, and in marionette shows at other Six Flags Organizations. 
 

Jessica finds the work of helping others find clarity and specificity in their communication invigorating and delightful.

Jessica Turner Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking English pronunciation
Jessica Turner Jenni Steck voice and speech coach public speaking English pronunciation

Jason Hall, MS, CCC-SLP

Introducing Our Speakers Mechanic of Voice and Speech: Jason Hall!
 
Get ready to embark on a transformative journey as we proudly welcome the newest addition to our stellar team at Jenni Steck Voice and Speech Services – the dynamic and highly accomplished Voice & Speech Coach, Jason Hall!
 
Hailing from the vibrant city of Memphis, TN, Jason brings a wealth of expertise to our community. A licensed MS, CCC-SLP, Jason is not just a coach; he is a true maestro in the realm of speech and vocal wellness. You might also recognize him as the author of the enlightening book, “Vocal Owner’s Manual: A Healthy Voice for the Struggling Speaker,” available on Amazon. His passion for the art of communication extends even further, as evidenced by his engaging podcast, ‘@thespeakersmechanic.’
Jason is not your average Speech-Language Pathologist; he is The SPEAKERS’ MECHANIC! With a mission to empower speakers and vocalists to reach their full potential, Jason specializes in providing practical strategies for vocal wellness, tackling issues such as chronic soreness, pain, and vocal fatigue. As a Communication Coach, he is dedicated to supporting expert entrepreneurs, influencers, and professionals in mastering the nuances of effective communication.

 

Jason’s expertise goes beyond the ordinary. He is a go-to resource for individuals facing challenges like Spasmodic Dysphonia and Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD). Through targeted support, he guides clients not just through diagnosis and treatment but also through the journey of mastering the art of communication in professional and personal settings.

“We believe helping people speak with clarity and confidence is the best job in the world. 

Nothing makes us happier than watching clients realize their potential and embody the vision of who they want to be.”

OUR COACHES ARE PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS