Founder – Lynn Kirkham

The moment she said YES, pushed through her terror of public speaking and delivered her powerful story in front of a crowd of 400, Lynn Kirkham went from a wallflower to a woman on a mission.

She now empowers others to feel comfortable in their own skin, come out of their shells and step firmly into their own powerful voices.

Her passion and her San Francisco Bay Area company, Yes, You Can Speak! has successfully coached over 1,000 to speak with unstoppable confidence – corporate professionals, high-tech CEO’s, TEDx presenters, solo entrepreneurs, small business owners and underserved women.

Lynn’s students leave her one-of-a-kind training with a YES, excited to share their messages from important job interviews to large public stages. Her secret sauce is in her exceptional ability to see people in ways they’ve never been seen before, so they can show up in ways they had only dreamed they could.

Prior to launching her company, Lynn spent 20 years as a top-producing commercial printing executive/manager. Her success enabled her to embark on a seven-year sabbatical dedicated to giving back, three of those years –  a solo journey around the globe. It was during her stay at an orphanage in India, taking care of 36 girls who had no voice that she made the commitment to unleash as many voices as possible in the time she has left on this planet.

Lynn’s gift swiftly brings students to the other side of the age-old fear of public speaking. Before they know it, they feel freedom in front of a crowd and enthusiastically share messages that light up the room.

Her inside-out approach identifies and brings forth the innate talents and abilities of each individual presenter, making it easy to find words relevant to their audience, without memorizing scripts or relying on PowerPoint slides.

She was chosen as the official TEDx Berkeley speaker coach for the last two consecutive years and has worked with executives at Google, Singularity University, Genentech, Intel, IBM and many others. In addition to her Yes, You Can Speak! company, she co-founded  The Inspired Heart Foundation – a non-profit 501(c)(3) helping low income, at-risk Bay Area women to find their authentic voice, align with their highest potential and become inspired, courageous leaders in their families, workplace and communities.

In her free time, she contributes to animal shelters and organizations focused on improving the earth and lives on it. Lynn lives in Belmont with her husband and their two very cute rescue cats.

Lead Trainer – Klaudeen Shemirani, M.A.

Klaudeen found her authentic speaker’s Voice as a graduate of Lynn Kirkham’s trainings in 2015, and quickly discovered she had a unique purpose to serve the mission of Yes, You Can Speak, as a co-facilitator and communications coach for this transformative public speaking training program.

She brings her expertise in trauma release and a heartwarming mama bear presence that helps students easily step into their true voice with ease. She naturally creates a uniquely safe space for others to be seen and heard.

Klaudeen is gifted in facilitating life-changing conversations and workshops that teach people, and couples, how to feel, speak, heal, connect, and transform in extraordinary and meaningful ways.  She is a modern day healer, communication coach and mistress of ceremonies and rituals.

In addition to her work with Yes, You Can Speak, she founded SoulBody Rituals, offering spiritual healing bodywork, communication coaching, somatic-based meditation, and meaningful rituals. Most of her clients are awakening couples, and women reclaiming their spiritual-sexual connection, authority, and voice.

Klaudeen received her Master’s degree in Women’s Spirituality from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and her Bachelor’s degree in Peace & Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley.

She also received trauma bodywork training from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, and studied at the Strozzi Institute for Embodied Leadership. Klaudeen is also a certified massage practitioner and Reiki II practitioner, specializing in facilitating deep relaxation, energy balancing, and self-regulation healing for stress, trauma, anxiety, shame, blame, self-worth and self-esteem. More information about Klaudeen can be found at


Lead Trainer – Aliki Helman, CPC, SPHR

Aliki is an accomplished and industry-certified executive coach and consultant with 20+ years of management, consulting, human resources, staffing, and employee engagement experience in start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She holds an M.S. in both Education and Chemistry from Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

She is a graduate of the Yes, You Can Speak! program and has helped many speakers ascend to new heights. Her passion is growing companies that positively change people’s life. Aliki’s clients include Mindosphere (a management and technology consulting company), Abaxis, Micrus Endovascular, Avantis Medical, NeoGuide Systems (acquired by Intuitive Surgical), as well as early stage start-ups such as Optimizing Mind (Artificial Intelligence) and Data Weekends (Data Science). Her social impact clients include Singularity University, and Kiva.

Aliki is also an entrepreneur and built her own successful HR outsourcing and staffing company Alitek Solutions, and she recently founded Leap2Genius ( to make genius possible for people, teams, and organizations. Aliki presented about Exponential Organizations, and Activating Genius and Human Potential as a guest speaker at Singularity, Stanford and Santa Clara Universities. Aliki has presents at events and conferences including a recent workshop on “Exponential Human Technologies” at Singularity University Global Summit.

Aliki applies to coaching her 20+ years of executive human resources, and consulting experience as well as a wide range of coaching methodologies including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), neuroscience, and Core Energy Coaching process discovered and developed by Bruce D Schneider, founder of IPEC. These coaching methodologies are founded on more than 10,000 hours of research and application over the course of 30 years. These interdisciplinary processes have its roots in psychology, adult development, integral psychology, mentoring, consulting, quantum physics, adult and accelerated learning theories, emotional intelligence, leadership development, and theories of conscious evolution.




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