Anonymous responses from Jan 2019 digital survey:

“In terms of leadership coaching – I would recommend Mia highly. I felt that she was able to get to the bottom of issues and dynamics without being in the situation – purely on the basis on what I relayed and a few videos I shared.”

“Mia made me aware of myself. She is very insightful. I feel that I got a lot more confident about my interactions at work. And, I feel the benefits I experienced were from the insights she shared that made me more aware and helped me course correct.”

“It’s very personal work and you do a great job guiding and discovering what I need in a strong and supportive way while also actually allowing me to tap into more of myself.”

“Mia has a very calm, centered approach that is unique to voice coaches on the market. If I felt the same vibes from the person struggling, I’d recommend her to them.”

“Mia is attentive, knowledgable, and easy to work with. Her warm approach helped me to feel seen. Our work together not only helped me improve, but gave me tools to continue growing long after we met.”

“When stuff wasn’t working, I liked that Mia just adapted and tried something else. It wasn’t that *I* was broken. It was just a different technique was needed. I appreciated that!”

“She has a very warm and welcoming spirit which is very important to the types of clients she helps.”



TESTIMONIES from 2017-2018

I started working with Mia earlier this year to improve my public speaking. Mia is very patient and took the time to understand my strengths and areas where I can improve. I really appreciated it and she tailored the voice coaching program for me. In just a matter of few sessions, I saw a significant improvement in my confidence and public speaking. I learned how to use my breath to build my voice. Her depth of knowledge and vast experience of voice and public-speaking is quite evident once you work with her. I am very thankful that I met Mia and look forward to continuing to work with her to build my public speaking confidence and improve my voice. – Rahul, Engineer

Mia has a rare gift for sensing people’s authentic voices and helping them to step into it with conviction and clarity. With her unique background spanning the fields of acting, teaching, community organizing, and psychology, I’ve seen her be able to quickly intuit where people’s blind spots and patterns are in how they express themselves. And more importantly, support them in developing personal practices that give them a foothold in how to transform these patterns practically. She is naturally warm, kind, insightful and open-minded, and wonderful with children, teenagers and adults alike — having gotten to know her as a dear friend over many years now, I wholeheartedly recommend working with her. – Pavithra, Published Author, Film-maker

I had the pleasure to work with Mia on my vocal training. In my first conversation with Mia, it was clear to me she has not only deep expertise in voice coaching but also the ability to identify the trainees’ needs and customize her training to help students quickly improve their speech patterns. I learned a number of breathing and speaking techniques that will benefit my personal and professional life in the long term. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking a good voice or acting coach. – Jingchuan, Finance Executive, Strategy & Operation

It was delightful and edifying to work with Mia Tagano, who helped me bring out my speaking voice into its potential. What drew me to Mia was her coaching style and ability to help me speak more like me and not like someone else. I appreciated the specific vocal exercises and points that we went over, which were personalized and compelling. Her work has helped strengthen my speaking and presentation style. Mia’s work has meant a great deal to me, and I would highly recommend her voice coaching. – Sonia, Content Marketer

Mia Tagano helped me find my voice. Deeply knowledgeable and skilled, Tagano goes beyond technique. She helped me find what I really wanted to say. Working with her is a joy and a revelation. Highly recommended. – Tracy, Journalist

I first came to Mia for help controlling my breath and projecting my voice. I wanted to fix what I was doing wrong, but from the very start Mia encouraged me to avoid worrying about what I was doing “wrong”. Instead we worked on developing the strength and intention of my voice and as we did my breathing and volume problems just faded away. Mia’s gift to me, besides her rich knowledge of vocal technique, was teaching me to relax and connect with my voice. Since working with Mia my stage performance has improved remarkably and I owe it to her for helping me “find my voice”. I highly recommend her as a voice and performance coach. – Bennet, Nurse and Actor

In working with Mia I have found many ways to my authentic voice. We have used props, text, movement and breath exercises to “drop in” and let my voice out. Prior to working with her, I had a habit of holding my breath and therefore holding my impulses, preparation, and talent. The coaching I received not only showed me the habit but also gave me the confidence and encouragement to let it go. Her keen ear, sharp eye, and honest feedback has allowed me to open up to my own work in ways I didn’t know I could. – Laura Jane, Actor/Director

It was a very special day indeed & a treat to spend a full day with Mia attending “finding your own voice workshop “. It was so empowering to be “ present “ physically & mentally, sitting with a group of women practicing with Mia & getting honest feedback from other women attending on how to respond powerfully while being yourself & using your own voice to assert your response in different scenarios, a great eye opener in self-discovery. Since our workshop I’ve been practicing how to pause, be present while using my own voice on a daily basis & have found it quite useful running meetings and responding to tough situations. Mia is a gifted professional woman who gives her best in everything . She was eager to share her knowledge for the sake of helping others to succeed & enjoy what they do in their life journey. I absolutely recommend “ finding your own voice workshop “ as well as any other workshops she runs. – Seham, Physician

Mia has the ability to teach intensive exercises, blended with playful child-like fun elements. She co-creates a vulnerable yet welcoming learning environment. Thank you, for always bringing your authenticity and passion in every breath! My voice feels a new sense of freedom today. – Kara, Healing Arts

I was deeply inspired by Mia’s skillful, heart-connecting, and empowering facilitation. She not only helped me to connect with my own voice, but also with others in the group. She created a safe space for us to explore our inner truth together, and I walked away inspired and thirsty for more. – Xiao, Writer/Performer

I have worked with Mia of Tagano Coaching for over 7 years in her capacity as Social Media volunteer for KarmaTube.org and she is the most self-directed, reliable volunteer with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. Mia holds true to her values of honesty, kindness and love in everything she does, and has the most amazing instincts for how to reach people’s hearts. In group interactions, Mia is able to engender people’s trust instantly with skill and compassion. She is a gifted teacher – I can’t recommend her highly enough. – Yoo Mi, Program Development Consultant, Freelance Volunteer

I have been associated with Mia Tagano for 12 years. I want to express my gratitude, admiration and amazement on how she has year after year helped our community organization communicate and publicize our efforts across California. Her sense of grasping our organization and “reading between the lines” as she directs our facebook page and monthly team letter has kept our organization in tact and has given us a voice and identity. Her goodwill and skills are unique! Sincerely, John T Malloy Jr, Director of the California American Indian 500 Mile Spiritual Marathon Relay Team