Meet Sarah

Sarah Gershman, Executive Speech Coach and Presentation Skills Trainer in Washington, D.C.

Sarah Gershman is an executive speech coach with more than 20 years of teaching and theater experience. Sarah specializes in helping clients clarify their message in order to cultivate stage presence and inspire an audience.

Whether preparing for a keynote address, briefing senior officials or presenting to a client, Sarah helps clients find their core message – and make that message stick. Sarah works with executives in Fortune 50 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, including Microsoft, national political campaigns, the Kauffman Foundation, and the United States Department of Defense.

Sarah is an Adjunct Professor of Communications at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where she lectures regularly to students from around the world.

Sarah has a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and a Masters in Judaic Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is a Wexner Graduate Alumni and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Literature.


“Sarah is an outstanding trainer. Her workshops are sharp, relevant, and fun. She has an amazing ability to both build participants’ self-confidence, while at the same time challenge
them to reach past their comfort level.”
-Elie Kaunfer, Executive Director, Mechon Hadar