As a coach, I combine my experience in arts and entertainment (20 years as a professional stage actor), education (25 years as a teaching artist) and business (10 years as role-playing consultant with Littler Mendelson) to help individuals build presence, confidence and leadership impact. I understand the importance of focused, connected, high-powered communication.

With this in mind, my goal will be to help you uncover your full potential, to be your mirror and offer transformational feedback.

Contact me at taganocoaching@gmail.com or call (650) 489-5018 for a free 30 minute phone consultation.  Let me know your name email/phone, good times to call and I will be in touch!


I received my B.A. in Drama from the Ohio State University and my M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, I have been working as a professional actor since 1997 and was a teaching artist upwards of 25 years.  My on-going work as a voice artist with clients in Emeryville and Palo Alto continues my vocal exploration.

My work this past decade as a Role-Playing Consultant for Littler-Mendelson through various corporate/HR investigative training scenarios influences and informs my coaching work. My work with NITA, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Training and as a Standarized Patient in Stanford’s School of Medicine has also been very informative.

As a vocal coach, I have had the honor of working with executives, entrepreneurs, English language learners – introverts and extroverts. My voice coaching is influenced by many master teachers of voice including Patsy Rodenburg, Cecily Berry, Arthur Samuel Joseph, Kristin Linklater and Dale Carnegie, working recently with Annie Morrison at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) in the UK. Finally, I consider my 4 years of in-depth study with the late Angeles Arrien author of The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary as important inspiration in my work.

I have appeared in theatres across the U.S., and the U.K., including the Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, George Street Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Capital Rep, Hartford Stage, Portland Center Stage, Virginia Stage, Berkeley Rep, ACT, Camden People’s Theatre (London), Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, (a UK tour ending in London at the Barbican).