Meet the team
JENNI STECK, MFA, MS, CCC-SLP
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.
Stefan Novinski, MFA
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 theatres. 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.
Jessica D. Turner, MFA
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 finds the work of helping others find clarity and specificity in their communication invigorating and delightful.
“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