Rachel Woodward, the founder and principal of Peregrine Communications, LLC, discovered her passion for public speaking early on. Over the course of her career, Woodward has evaluated and judged 1000’s of nationally competitive speakers, assessed and given critical feedback to 2,200 students, and improved more than 11,000 presentations. As a teenager she was already successfully qualifying for national-level debate and oratory competitions. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in English with a minor in Creative Writing. She earned her Master of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Literary Studies.
After graduate school, Woodward was selected from 350 applicants to coach the United States Air Force Academy's highly-ranked Debate and Forensics Team. In the 12 years Woodward coached, the team consistently placed in the top 5% out of 500 colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to coaching, Woodward was the Director of senior-level Advanced Speech and Composition courses at the Academy. In this role, Woodward designed a rigorous curriculum and trained fellow instructors to coach their students (train the trainer).
After coaching at the Air Force Academy, Woodward was a Senior Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. An instructor of English Composition, Literature, and Public Speaking for 10 years, Woodward taught students to research and tailor speeches, presentations, and essays to specific audiences
Woodward’s work is informed by the latest studies on how to help people maximize their potential. As an avid reader and researcher, you are assured of getting the most up-to-date methods and trends from Peregrine. Known for being detail-minded and goal-oriented, Woodward is adept at understanding her clients’ strengths and needs. She then structures a detailed plan to meet her clients’ goals.
If you're looking for a remarkable, time-tested coach who will guarantee public speaking improvement and game-changing presentations, your search is over. Contact Rachel Woodward to experience the benefits of one-on-one coaching and see your performances soar.
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