Hi there, and welcome to the Glorious! voice coaching blog

First, let me say a big welcome! Thank you for visiting. I hope this blog will bring you and your families a greater understanding of what voice and communication coaching is all about.

Let me begin by saying what it’s not – it’s not about getting rid of a beautiful accent and talking like the old-fashioned BBC of the 1950s! Your accent may diminish during our work together, but that is just as your enunciation improves, and as your vocal habits get worked on.

It is, however, all about giving you the confidence in your communication to be an interesting speaker who people want to listen to. Not everyone can achieve the perfect grades they want at school, but a good voice and knowing how to use it will take you far. Read my story here: click!

Glorious! is about your voice, which is your ultimate tool of personal expression – whether you are young or old – this is the tool we never care for, we never consider the impact of, yet it’s the second thing people notice about you after your physical appearance – that’s HUGE! And, no, it’s not about what you are saying, but the tone and timbre of your voice.

So who are my clients? Well, thanks to Skype, I will work with you wherever you are in the world! I work with youngsters from about the age of 10 all the way up to adults who want to improve their voice to improve their chances of promotion, or who are actors (whether amateur or professional), or who are involved in public speaking of any kind which requires a good voice to engage their audience.

Lessons are fun! I choose material which is engaging and interesting, and which makes us think! I always include, within lessons, snippets of useful information and a Q&A about words which have come up in the works we’ve used. Words are the way we express ourselves vocally – and not being afraid of long words is vital if we are going to navigate through life (or even read the ingredients lists on our food!), so I like to help students by teaching them how to break down words into their constituent parts, which can help them later to have a good idea of what a word means without being taught that specific word. I also set occasional homework, but nothing too onerous.

This blog is here to back up our work, provide a resource for great poetry (one of the prime tools I use in voice coaching – read about ‘Why poetry?’ here: click!), and also to share the other things which I think are important to education. There are times this will stray into seriously political areas, but that is because I believe this information is vital for parents at this pivotal time in history.

I consider this blog to be PG rated – please feel free to share posts which you think are appropriate for your child’s age group with them directly. Political items are aimed at parents.

To contact me, click here: click!

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Thank you for visiting

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach


Salvation – a poem by Lis Goodwin

I’ve said, time and time again,

that the knives you’ve sharpened

will one day stop hurting me,

and I shall live.


I am healing, and as my life now grows,

those knives of yours are less fearful

to me.


I no longer flinch when you use them:

your sharpened, wounding words.

I no longer blink.


Am I hardened? Am I well?

Have I developed a shell?

Or is this true strength?


Only God knows the work He has wrought in me.

Only God knows why He chose to save me from you.

Only God knows His plan

for me.


Lis Goodwin ©2016

Getaway – a poem by Lis Goodwin


I came here to get away from you.

For a break from our stress:



I came to admire this place,  and found

that I had walked into your

cold, cold heart;


that I had booked myself a place – a room –

inside your feelings for me:

inside you.


I shivered, and spun on my heel.

I knew I had to leave:

both this place, and you.


Lis Goodwin ©2016


To read more about the ice-hotel, click here: Link

Thanks for reading!

Melt – a poem by Lis Goodwin


I knew when I met you, you’d hurt me.

I saw the bitter disappointments of your past

And thought I could out-weigh them.


The see-saw tottered for all those years – yet I felt I’d won;

Then you walked away – tired, you said – exhausted by my kindness and my care,

when you were used to abuse.


My weight – my love – was too soft for you.

Lis Goodwin ©2016

Thank you / mulţumesc to Alex Blajan for the inspirational photograph. You can find Alex at www.unsplash.com/alexb

‘The Tree and the Pool’ – a poem by Brian Patten, read by Lis Goodwin

Well, I think I’m catching up with the major hiatus of the last couple of weeks (is it a month? Tsk!). I hope you enjoy this video, there are more to come, hopefully next week! Please share these – it really helps my business for people to hear how good English can, and should, sound.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach


‘My True Love’ – a poem read by Lis Goodwin

A fun and whimsical poem for all ages. I hope you enjoy it!

Remember that lessons can be booked to begin at any time, anywhere! 🙂 Visit my website, link below, for more details and to contact me.

Thanks for watching!

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach