Welcome to Full Voice – a blog exploring, celebrating, and provoking more vivid expressions
What is Full Voice?
Full voice is having all of the colors and sounds available to paint your words with meaning.
Full voice means knowing how to listen to the essential cues underneath people’s words.
It gives you the tools to pay exquisite attention to all that voices say.
Full voice isn’t a skill you acquire.
It’s learning how to remove the barriers that block your true voice from emerging.
It’s speaking your truth,
singing your song,
stepping into the light,
and feeling wildly alive.
Full voice is also a key to transforming our relationships with each other and this beautiful planet we share.
Now more than ever, everyone’s gifts are calling to be expressed in service to our common good. Unless we give voice to these gifts – literally and metaphorically — they lie dormant and unexpressed.
So, welcome to Full Voice.
I look forward to hearing your voice here.
About Barbara McAfee
Barbara is a voice coach, singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, and author who merges lessons from 12 years in organization development with the transformational power of sound.
Her book, Full Voice: The Art & Practice of Vocal Presence (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) was a #1 Amazon bestseller in Business Communication. The book is based on her 25 years as a voice coach, supporting people from many professions in learning how to access the full power and expression of the voice in service to their work and relationships.
Barbara’s musical keynotes blend practical content, sophisticated humor, and thought-provoking questions on topics including voice, leadership, and engagement.
She was “the band” for Margaret Wheatley’s Women’s Leadership Revival Tour, which visited 15 North American cities. She also appears with authors Parker Palmer and Peter Block.
Barbara has produced seven CD's of mostly original music and is founder of the Morning Star Singers, a volunteer hospice choir in the Twin Cities.
She lives across the street from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
As someone who is just beginning to embrace the joyous possibilities inherent in developing my own voice (both literally AND metaphorically), I am astonished to find your blog! I’ve been silent for a long time, and your words give me courage. My voice is emerging through written journals, and I want to learn more spontaneity — I can always edit my writing; I want to be able to speak, unedited!
I’m happy to hear about your emerging voice! I started with years of journaling as well. It helped me find the voice inside so when it was time to put it into the world, I actually knew more about what I wanted to say. I look forward to more “conversation” here!