Now accepting clients for the All-Inclusive Journey to TED!

How TED Ready Are You?

How close are you to making your TED dream real?
Do you know your “one big idea worth spreading”?

Are you really ready to present your unique idea that could change the world?

Teri, this is beautiful. I agree that if we talk about it, we can make the journey gentler.

Janice Weir

Excellent job, Teri Kingston. As a licenced funeral director, I appreciate anybody who promotes end-of-life discussions.

John Andrews

What a beautiful story, Teri! So much of what you said resonated with me. While we may accept that a friend or a loved one is going to die, in our heads, it is so much harder to accept, in our hearts.

Wendy Curran Martin

Very thought provoking and of extreme value to many… a difficult topic for most to discuss, yet you did so in such a real, heartfelt manner!

Katheryn MacKenzie

Beautiful Teri. Thank you for sharing your story. I know it will help many people. Your husband ringing the phone was perfect and priceless comic relief.

Lisa Cavender

You are a remarkable and special speaker, coach and person, Teri. Sharing insights and lessons learned through your own pain is enormously helpful for all of us. Thank you!

Terry Lipovski

What a heartfelt speech Teri. I was moved by it and could feel the loving relationship you two had. Thank you for this superb moment you offered us.

Francine Provost

You tell this story with so much vulnerability and with so much grace. You are a living testament to Harry’s journey. I’m so proud to know you.

Angela Sutcliffe

Programs and Workshops

Sink or Speak (SOS)

Are you preparing for a key presentation and want expert one-on-one coaching to help you clarify your message, create maximum impact, and leverage the power of storytelling to drive your message home? Get custom coaching tailored to your needs.

Get Ready for TED

Corporations are increasingly using TED-like events to motivate and inspire their employees, and top executives are now learning to “Talk like TED.” Get expert coaching to master the key ingredients that make TED talks so captivating and effective!

Spotlight On Storytelling

Brilliant stories have the power to ignite change, inspire action, and change lives! Learn to use storytelling as a speaking “power tool” to drive key messages home, position yourself as a leader, and gain the edge you need to advance your career.

Meet Teri Kingston

Teri Kingston is a certified World Class Speaking Coach and TEDx Speaker coach. In 2008 she received her Distinguished Toastmaster accreditation, the highest designation in Toastmasters International and has won numerous contests at the District level in Toastmasters.

Through her business, Real Impact Speaking, she coaches speakers on how to amplify their message through the delivery of a TEDx talk or TED-style talks that are focused around one idea worth spreading.

From TED to Keynotes, Teri understands how to help speakers discover, design and develop their best talks!

Teri has a unique ability to help other people get their valuable perspectives and ideas out into the world in a way that will truly resonate with their audiences every time they step out on stage.


It was a pleasure working with Teri and all our speakers spoke highly of her engaging process and coaching skills.  She gives you a specific process to prepare for public appearances, a way to focus and center yourself, and most importantly the tools you need to connect fully with your audience to deliver a powerful message. Teri is passionate about speaking and it shows in how much she cares for her speakers. I highly recommend Teri for anyone who makes their living speaking in front of others or has a dream of giving a Ted Talk.
Christopher Dore

Curator, Algonquin TEDx Talks, Professor, Algonquin College School of Business

After 15 years of public speaking, I believed that I had developed the necessary skill set to be good at it. Recently, I was fortunate to have had Teri Kingston as a coach for a recent presentation. Through her wise counsel, I was able to enhance my skills and speech delivery. She has an excellent approach to coaching and offers concrete suggestions for improvement. Overall, my experience with Teri has been positive and I found her to be highly effective.
Dr. Jack Kitts

President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital

I learned to hone the art of storytelling and that brought my speeches up to the next level… now, when I am approached by colleagues and clients who say, “I’d love to speak like you,” the first thing I tell them is, go to Teri Kingston. Not only will she teach you – she’ll bring out the best of you to deliver in any way you need. It’s one thing to be an engaging speaker – now I know it’s another thing to be one who connects.  Thank you so much Teri – you’ve brought my speaking skills to a whole new level.  And in my business, that’s a money maker!
Angela Sutcliffe

Business Consultant,

After my coaching session with Teri, I was able to analyze, organize and present my thoughts clearly to bring out the crucial elements of my story.  The impact my presentation had on so many people who approached me afterwards was overwhelmingly positive. As a coach, Teri takes a sincere interest in you in a way that leaves you confident. You know that you have a hundred percent of her attention. I can definitely say that in my case she really helped me sharpen my presentation.
Isobel Granger

Staff Sergeant, Ottawa Police Services

Let’s Talk!

  Are you ready to become an awesome, effective communicator from the boardroom to the podium and anywhere in between?

I provide professional coaching through VIP 1-day Intensives, 1:1 Executive Coaching, small group coaching, and custom-tailored packages. Not sure which program is right for you?

Contact me and let’s explore how I can help you master the skills you need to speak with clarity, confidence, and real impact!