History and Approach
Embodied Minds co-founders Shira Lahav and Leticia Warner graduated from the NYU Drama Therapy Masters program in 2010. After working as drama therapists in hospitals, agencies, and privately, we realized our backgrounds in theater and psychology could combine to create a unique, exciting approach to public speaking consulting.
Most public speaking companies focus on surface solutions rather than delving deeper and addressing underlying sources of anxiety. Embodied Minds is different! We have devised a revolutionary approach to public speaking focused on client creativity and confidence. We are dedicated to helping you work through your fear of public speaking.
We tailor each session to your needs. We use creative methods and will not ask you to simply stand up and present. The goal is always to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe enough to put your best presenter forward.
Leticia Warner, LCAT, RDT
Leticia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Drama from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts Degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist. Leticia has been teaching self-presentation and public speaking skills to children, young adults, and adults for years. She has both directorial and managerial experience in interactive programming. She is the former Administrative Director of the Partial Hospitalization Program at Kings County Hospital.
Shira Lahav, LCAT, RDT, LP (candidate)
Shira holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Hunter College, and a Master of Arts Degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist, and is currently pursuing licensure in psychoanalysis from the Institute of Expressive Analysis. Her developing interest in public speaking has grown since she first conducted presentation and communication skills sessions with patients at Bellevue Hospital in 2009. Shira has conducted therapy in various hospitals, as well as several countries, and thus has experience working with diverse client populations using creative arts therapy methods.