What happens in a LABAN Lead individual session?
For individual sessions, we will analyze your preferred styles in a number of different contexts and develop a sense of
your baseline. Then we will set a short or long term working plan, devising some exercises and activities for you to work
on that will enhance and increase your performance and interactive choices. We might videotape your presentations or try some
new approaches in everyday activities. And we will practice observing patterns in others, in order to increase your
"reading the room" abilities.
What do I wear for
You can come with the clothes you will need to wear for any special occasion, or
you can come with clothes that you will feel comfortable to move. This is your own choosing. As we practice more, you will
wear clothing you will be wearing for your pleasure times, and for your meetings, speeches, or interviews
Who have you coached?
We have coached politicians,
business man and women, communicators, dancers and ators, but my coaching work is completely private and I never reveal the
names of those I have coached. If we do our work well enough, no one will even be able to tell you have been coached. People
are not significantly different as a result of this work, they are just much more confident and comfortable in a variety of
situations and in their own skin.
What is the difference between
what you do and what a speech or body language coach does?
Speech and body language coaches tend
to focus on these specific aspects of communication. While we address these aspects as movement (the rhythm of your
language and of your gestures and body postures) we go beyond that, addressing all aspects of human communication, including
how you organize your body movement for vocal support and clarity, facial expressions and gestures vocabulary, how you use
the space around you and the space of the room, and how to relate to others within those spaces. We also look at cultural
patterns and build up your ability to adapt and attune.
long have you been doing this work?
R. Miranda has been coaching actors, media people,
polititians, business executives, and dancers for over thirty years, and has been applying the Laban System in corporate
and political settings since 1992 . In 2002 she started developing her specific approach to leadership development,
which is now called LABAN Lead. The other consultants at Centro LABAN-Rio have been
working with Miranda for over 20 years, forming an excellent and very experience team.