Hilary Blair is an energized speaker and trainer that capitalizes on her professional voice-over and stage training techniques to re-frame executive presence and leadership communication. She facilitates and leads programs internationally for corporate teams and leadership to elevate presence, communication, and authentic connection. Clients include AWS, Starbucks, ACLU, and MD Anderson. Hilary is a TedX speaker, a cofounder of ARTiculate: Real&Clear, and holds an MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University.
In this episode of Thrive, Meridith and Hilary discuss how Hilary was approached to work with business people while acting. They also talk about the importance of being self-aware as opposed to self-consciousness, being present, the art of good listening, and how to stay focused while listening. It's all about breathing.
Hilary tells Meridith how she discovered the difference between being a coach and leading a team and why it matters.