Mary Falkenstern, CCC-SLP is an instructor with Speakeasy – a personal development and communication consulting firm with offices in Atlanta, San Francisco and New York. She works with business and professional leaders all over the world to help them connect more effectively with the people around them – bringing more of their unique, personal style to all of their communication.
Mary delivers our core Style Impact programs, and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Syracuse University. She is a member of VASTA – the Voice and Speech Teacher’s Association. She’s a clinically certified speech pathologist with the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in New York and California. She’s also a registered yoga instructor.
You learn a lot about great communication just by watching Mary listen to others. When someone is that present with you, it’s life changing. People are able to make change, because as she so clearly sees the potential in them, they begin to see it in themselves. She’s constantly seeking ways to explore and integrate different approaches to improve voice, movement and communication.
Mary believes that most of us tend to put our dreams on a pedestal or somewhere out of reach when they are often in front of our faces and come from deep within us. When you look at her life, you see the results of that philosophy. Since Mary loves music, she sings in a choir and regularly studies classical voice and piano. Her love for theatre led her to improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade and she continues to perform sketch comedy, most recently Off-Broadway. She meditates every day and practices yoga around the world – Central America, England, across the United States and is planning her first venture to India as we speak. Just when you think you have Mary pegged, you discover something unexpected. For instance, she also brews beer.