I am honored to have had Hannah as a coach in public speaking. I would not be the speaker I am today if it weren’t for her dedication, knowledge, and faith in me. I worked with Hannah at the University of Florida. In that one year Hannah was one of the most supportive, caring, and encouraging coach I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Hannah has always been there for me during my public speaking career. After Hannah moved back to London, she continued to take the time out of her day to coach me. We would set up FaceTime/Skype sessions where we would work for hours, just so I could be at the best possible level for competition. Despite being so far away, Hannah’s encouragement keeps inspiring me to work hard to be a better speaker. Hannah genuinely cares about each and every student and goes above and beyond to make sure she is doing the best that she can to help.
Hannah is more than just a coach to me. She has always been there to listen when I needed a friend to go to. She listens to what you have to say and gives great advice. Hannah is an amazing coach who is always there for her students. She does everything in her power to provide every possible resource to her students.
No matter how frustrated or down on myself I got, Hannah always encouraged me to keep moving forward. Because Hannah encouraged me to never give up I was able to qualify for the 2013 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament. I was the only freshman from the University Florida to qualify for the tournament. In addition, because Hannah has continued to inspire me to work harder I continue to grow as a speaker.
There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be the speaker I am today if it were not for Hannah. She is an inspiration to all. She has the unique ability to motivate her team to be the best that they can be. When times get tough, Hannah is always there to quickly pick things back up with her fun, positive attitude. Hannah is a joy to work with. Anyone will no doubt grow as both a person and a speaker through working with her.