from former students...

Video Testimonials

Elyse G.

Ryan G.

Greg S.

“As new and inexperienced as I was, Shelley never made me feel as such. She always encouraged me even when I was hard on myself and even though I felt at times I was in over my head, she kept telling me that I CAN succeed as long as I put in hard work and never give up!”

Private Coaching Student

“Great sessions, Shelley!  Every week was filled with nuggets of useable information and insight.  I really feel like I learned a lot and will continue to incorporate and integrate your teachings over the coming months!  Thanks again!”

Anonymous from coaching evaluation.

“From the moment I saw your photo on your website, I knew I wanted you to be my teacher.  I have been giving this much thought. I don’t know how you could improve the course… there should be an association for Canadian voice over artists.  Thank you, Shelley!”

Susan B.

“I think the course is very good as it is. It’s challenging without being agonizing, ( for the most part!) The subject matter is very interesting and the applied knowledge brings noticeable results, which is very encouraging. You are fair and critical without criticizing and that is important for students. I really enjoyed the course and I don’t think you need to change anything.”

Nam T.

Two-hour sessions can sometimes feel long but Shelley has a great way of condensing large amounts of information into something that feels manageable. As someone with no experience jumping into a new industry, her knowledge and matter of fact approach, as well as encouragement, made me feel prepared for what’s ahead and equipped to give it a fair shot. Thank you!

Julian A.

Private Coaching Student

Not only was it easy to get along with Shelley, but she is easy to listen to as well! I appreciate that she doesn’t sugar-coat anything and challenged me when I needed it. This course opened my eyes to the business and marketing aspects to which I was completely clueless to prior. Thanks to Shelley, I now have the confidence to pursue voice acting as the career I’ve always wanted. Thank you!

Mike B.

Voice Actor Graduate, Becoming a Voice Actor

The course is incredibly constructive and informative of all aspects of the industry. The extensive list of resources that the coach provides is very useful. If there is a corner of the industry that requires external expertise, the coach knows exactly where to point to it.

Lukas N.

Private Coaching Student - May 2021

Thank you Shelley, I really enjoyed your course.  I feel like I have a much greater understanding of the industry and what I need to do to be successful.  Great and constructive feedback, excellent guest speakers, solid content.

Gillian T.M.

Voice Actor Graduate, Becoming a Voice Actor

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Shelley is very flexible when it comes to her education methods. She started off the course by being very delicate and considerate about my feelings when giving criticism. When I informed her that I would be more responsive to harsh, even brutally honest criticism, she was able to make the switch and carried on with this style of communication for the remainder of the course. This showed me that she is not just a professional voice actor imparting knowledge on people who pay for her time, but rather an educator who genuinely cares about her students’ development. She accommodated my requests to change the timing of certain sessions and even has backup plans to make up for instances when her students can’t find the time to complete the script reading for that week. She was honest in her course’s framework by not making any promises she couldn’t keep. Before starting the course, she informed me that by the end of the course, I should have a general understanding of the fundamentals of the VA industry which would serve as the foundation for my development as a voice actor. On that promise, she most certainly delivered. I could not be happier about the result of this course!

Joseph S.

Private Coaching Student

Shelley provided me with top-notch training as a voice actor. Her years in the business have given her a deep grounding in the methods and principles required to become a success in this competitive field, and she can pass this knowledge on in an engaging way.
Timothy studied with Shelley at Algonquin College and became a coaching client afterward.

Timothy B.

Voice Actor Graduate, Becoming a Voice Actor