Why do I provide individual public speaking training?
I am Magda Kern. I work as a public speaking trainer and Head of Speakers in TEDxZurich. I also help, among others, lawyers, vocalists, actors, lecturers and business people in preparation for their speeches in front of hundreds of people in the audience, as well as in conducting small meetings or presentations.
For many years I worked on controlling the stage fright that kept me awake at night. I have always wondered how to manage the internal critic, not worry about the opinion of others, and how build a real sense of confidence on stage. Now I know the answer.
In 2021 I was chosen as one of the top 11 public-speaking coaches worldwide 2021, according to the Coach Foundation ranking.
Recently, I have given countless interviews, which made me aware of the importance of confidence in front of the camera. Having been involved in music since the age of 10, I know how stressful it can be to present to a wider audience. I studied music in cello and jazz vocal classes in the first and second grade of music school and right from the beginning I was faced with stage fright. After years of performing at many concerts, festivals and workshops and performing in a musical about Cuba, I have learned not only how to manage my stress, but also to turn the stage into a safe environment where I thrive.
I am an ICF accredited coach at PCC level and I operate two successful businesses. By combining my business and stage experience, I can guide you through the process of changing direction towards your goals. Based on my vast stage experience, I have gained the ability to provide adequate tools and methods of coaching that will support your development.
During individual coaching sessions, we will work on developing public speaking skills, such as creating interesting presentations using storytelling, improvising on stage, gesticulating, modulating the voice, and working with the breath. We can analyze your speeches and prepare upcoming presentations.
I have visited more than 30 countries and I continue this passion. I love meeting new people and trying new dishes. In my free time, I put on a polka-dot dress and travel to the 1930s, dancing the swing to the accompaniment of jazz big bands. And as an adult who did not like to play the cello in childhood, I have rediscovered its charm. I drink hectoliters of tea from small cups, accompanied by books and series. Because my work is my passion, I have a lot of energy, I use it during meetings with friends and clients.
Certifications & Awards
My self-development and education
University of Social Sciences and Humanities – psychology (last semester)
Postgraduate studies in life & business coaching
Accreditation of the International ICF Certification Organization at PCC level
Professional trainer- basic and advanced course- UW
Warsaw School of Economics – specialization in HR Management
PMC– basic mediator course
NOVO Business Coach Professional Study – accreditation course at the ICC PCC level
Improtheater– Storylab Zurich
Music School – jazz vocal
• Head of Speakers and trainer in TEDxZurich, coaching TEDx speakers for five years.
• Individual work on presentations with lawyers, managers, lecturers, musicians, students, etc.
• Conduction and design of training in the areas of communication, public speaking, stress management and self-presentation.
• Corporate experience in the Recruitment and Training Department at Skanska and Emmerson.
• Co-owner and Managing Director at Fenomeno. I manage up to 100 people in a season. The company deals with, among others, employee coaching, training, development programs, recruitment and coordinating the work of teams. Operation of three successful companies for the last seven years.