Fripp & Associates – Experts in Business Communication
Directory of Associates
Executive Speech Coaching, PowerPoint® Creation, and Training
Jim has mastered the art of presentation skills and shares his insights, techniques, and ideas to develop your skills as a dynamic presenter. Jim has been honored twice as “Instructor of the Year” at U.C. Berkeley Extension, in part because he has made his classes memorable, entertaining, and educational.
Trusted by clients that include the United States Air Force, Advanced Micro Devices, the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, the American Marketing Association, the Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, the Graham School of Business at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, SBC Communications, California Credit Union League, Xerox Corporation, California State Automobile Association, Meeting Professionals International, the Marketing Association of California, and Gloria Ferrer Wineries.
American Accent Acquisition Specialist
Rebecca Linquist is Fripp Associates’ recommended Accent Reduction and American Accent Acquisition Specialist.
She has pioneered a program that helps non-native speakers of American English transform their speaking skills in as little as two months. She begins by analyzing a client’s speech, defining critical areas for focus, and customizing delivery to maximize time and effort, creating noticeable and sustainable results in her client’s speech, via 1-1 personal coaching. Rebecca has also worked in business as a Senior Manager and is intimately familiar with the communication challenges of non-native American English speaking professionals in the US.
A wide variety of executives, authors, and professional speakers have benefited from Shirley Davalos’ creativity and understanding of television production and programming, both as an executive producer and media consultant.
Speech & Voice Coach
Kay Kostopoulos directs and teaches acting, acting pedagogy, voice, speech, and Shakespeare at Stanford University. She has acted in many Bay Area and regional theaters, including A.C.T., the Magic Theatre, the San Francisco and California Shakespeare Festivals, and Stanford Summer Theatre.
Executive Career Transition & Executive Communication Coach
Gary Purece is a senior executive communications consultant, executive coach, seminar leader, and facilitator who specializes in communication techniques. Gary’s skills and successes are in the art of communication for executives who are developing career transition campaigns, who need assistance in communication strategy, and who want to make their point more clearly.
CPCU Sales Process Expert— East Coast
Fripp Associate Tom Redmond, Jr. specializes in evaluating and improving client sales processes. He has over thirty-five years experience with specific expertise in the generation of and management of sales. He has worked with thousands of sales professionals conducting
in-person workshops, seminars, and public speaking appearances.