Andrea is the Associate Director and designated Master Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork™, an Associate Professor and Head of Voice & Speech at Cal State University, Long Beach, and a presentation coach for Google executives, College Presidents, CEOs, and CFOs in contexts as large as a TED talk at the Dolby Theatre, and as small as a job interview over internet conference software.
She has been on faculty at UC Irvine and CSU Fullerton, and has been guest faculty at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, University of Cape Town, Penn State University, and the MotherTongue Project in Cape Town, South Africa, among others.
An award-winning scholar and author, she has performed and presented research at conferences and institutions internationally.
Amanda and Jason Vande Brake
Amanda and Jason Vande Brake are co-founders of Kindred — a consulting and design company based in Los Angeles. The Vande Brake’s marketing services center on the human experience of digital spaces: from designing stunning websites that convert visitors to clients, to developing positive customer experiences (CX), to devising sensible content strategies that get traction. Their clients include: Elite Educational Institute, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, The Strategic Hotbox, Teachers College Columbia University, Western Growers, Urban Confessional, Crash Acting, College Essay Guy, Heard Podcast, and The V.O. Dojo.
Sasha is founder of Innovation Protocol — an award-winning brand strategy consultancy with integrated teams in LA, SF, & NYC. Sasha’s expertise on branding is truly comprehensive: strategy (personal, for-profit, non-profit), brand architecture, brand storytelling, Brand Experience, Brand Engagement, Employer Branding, B2B Brand Strategy, Non-profit Brand Strategy, Personal Branding, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Nurturing Innovation. Sasha’s expertise has been called upon for over 500 speaking engagements, including SpaceX, Google, Nestlé, NXP, Hershey, LEGO, Disney, The Wonderful Company, Ship Compliant, Ingram Micro, Anytime Fitness, JP Morgan Chase, Terpel, Össur, CSN, Kofax, Pop Chips, Altegra Health, Puig, American Express, Gimbal, DoorDash.