Global Experience 
Edith Barnard is an award-winning speaker who operated her 
own theater in Maine for 15 years, represented the United States 
as a cultural ambassador to Greece, and sat on the board of the 
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce while living in Barbados. 
A native Illinoisan, she returned in 2005 and is thrilled to roost at 
her roots. She is a member of Peoria's Downtown Rotary and 
sits on the boards of the Apollo Theatre and the Heart of Illinois 
American Society of Trainers and Developers. She holds a Master's 
Degree in Theater from the State University of New York and a 
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois. 
Based in Peoria, she continues to work worldwide.   

A new way to find your voice 
The effective public speaker is a good performer - good speakers 
are made, not born! Edith combines the best of traditional public 
speaking methods with a new approach based on techniques she 
has used in her theater career. Theater techniques enable you to 
appear relaxed and confident, even when your mind is reeling. 

Edith helps executives, corporations, and individuals discover 
and enhance their voice and mission through seminars and 
individual coaching. 

Edith's corporate clients include: 
    Proctor Hospital
    Institute of Physical & Medical Rehabilitation
    Junior League of Peoria
    The Peace Corps
    Barclay Bank
    Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airline