I am so impressed with the outstanding work and career of this powerful woman entrepreneur, actor, mother and workshop leader, Angie Gei. She has been using acting skills to coach hundreds of women and men to find their voices, confidence and communication skills to become successful in many aspects of their lives and careers.
Angie has a degree from the University of Western Ontario, with a psychology major, studied Theatre at Ryerson University and received a Canadian flag and numerous awards for her leadership and community involvement.
Angie’s acting career started over twenty -five years ago and has taken her across Canada. Selected credits include leading roles in Talley's Folly, The Glass Menagerie, The Woods, The Killing of Sister George, Sense and Sensibility and I'll Be back before Midnight. She also was a founding company member of the Blyth Summer Festival and has worked with many writers on new scripts.
Selected TV and Film work include roles in The Divide, Odyssey 5,Twilight Zone, Newsroom, Traders, Street Legal, Kung fu and Top Cops and The Day Reagan was Shot. Although her claim to fame (according to her sons) is playing "mom", to a young Ryan Gosling, in an episode of Goosebumps.
Angie co-produced and acted in the indie feature film "Expecting" which won numerous awards in Film festivals across North America and was distributed in Canada by Equinox Films.
She is the co-founder of the company Scene and Heard Inc. specializing in communication and presentation coaching, utilizing actor's techniques and in the last year she has formed her new company under her name – Angie Gei
"I have always been fascinated by “how” people communicate, connect and express themselves. My interest in behaviour, character and communication resulted in a passion for acting. Along the way I received a degree from the University of Western, Ontario with a major in Psychology. Theatre school was next and then a twenty- five-year career as a working Canadian actor with roles in theatre, television, film and voice work.
Six years ago my business partner Cheryl and I started a company called Scene and Heard Inc. coaching communication and presentation for executives, utilizing the actor’s craft. I enjoyed enabling people to express their messages more powerfully using my experience.
This has become my new passion and this new company encompasses so much more than acting techniques. I am learning and gathering, all the time, so that I can pass more information and tips on to my clients, who come from all walks of life.
I know for myself, I can walk into a room and “disappear” or I can walk in to a room and be told I am “dynamic” This realization led me to develop this program filled with techniques, enabling you to be seen and heard and to be present with presence. I’m looking forward to working with you!"
Testimonials from participants:
“I have been working in my field for over 30 years and I have taken a lot workshops, training and conferences but yours was one that was particularly moving and helpful for me…Aside from the solid “meat of your information and exercises which were very good and relevant to the goal of developing and enhancing confidence…your sensitivity humour and passion created the energy in the environment and made it safe”
J. Carere, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Having participated in this workshop has given me some new tools that will allow me to be able to focus more on the material, message and delivery. These tools will also allow me to impact the participants with the intended emotion and response.
Sometimes we get stuck in our conventional methods and accept mediocre results. Breaking out of the box, exploring new ideas and feeling a little uncomfortable will sometimes give you the results you thought were not possible.
Magid Girgis, CFP CHS –
I highly recommend Angie to anyone who is not afraid to go deeper into how to become more present - whether as a speaker, presenter or leader. Angela's work was focused, creative and exceeded my expectations.
Trish Barbato Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at Revera Inc.
“ Angie has depth, creativity, intuition, insight, intelligence and passion. She will show you how to light up your runway so that you can fly and soar in life.“
Julian Wise, Principal Wise Advisory Group Inc., and co-founder, WiseMouth Media .com