Karen Gallinger

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Karen Gallinger has been part of the ExecuProv teaching staff for the last 4 years. She joined the Orange County Crazies as an improv player and soon began assisting Cherie Kerr with classes. She has taught for ExecuProv, the OC Crazies and in the community with various OC Crazies outreach programs including both the Community Development Block Grant, and the "High Life" Juvenile Rehabilitation Programs. She loves being part of the ExecuProv team!

Long regarded as one of Southern California's premiere vocalists, Karen Gallinger has a lifetime of experience as a performer. Her background as a musical performance artist gives her an unique approach to many aspects of presentation including effective vocal technique, public speaking, communication skills, timing, and confidence. She also assisted with the critical work needed for "What's So Funny?" which teaches speakers how to incorporate humor and good storytelling into their speeches and presentations where timing is such a critical element.

As a jazz recording artist Ms. Gallinger has 4 CD's in international distribution; "Live at the Jazz Bakery", "My Foolish Heart", "Remembering Bill Evans", and "Kinda Blues". She performs in the U.S., Europe and Asia garnering reviews such as: "A voice of extraordinary range and quality."... L.A. Weekly," An original issue ... she's got it all." L.A. Jazz Scene "A voice that is nothing short of astonishing"... O.C. Register "An amazing ability to cover boisterous blues and quiet ballads ... gathers you into her head as well as her soul ..." Bill Kohlhaase-O.C. Weekly

A private voice and performance teacher for over 20 years, Gallinger has done clinics and master classes ranging from technique to performance skills. She teaches vocal workshops annually in Berlin, Germany and is a staff instructor at the Jupanesti Summer Jazz Camp in Romania. She has recently published her first book: The Zen of Singing (ExecuProv Press) which is available at various retail outlets including Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble. Besides her busy private coaching schedule, she is on staff at the award winning Orange County High School of the Arts since 2003, where she teaches jazz voice and theatre.

Professional Affiliations: International Association of Jazz Educators, Musician's Association Local 7.

 Who We Are

ExecuProv is a presentation and communication skills training company serving business professionals, Fortune 100 and 500 companies, government institutions and nonprofit organizations. Since 1983, its seminars and workshops have offered innovative techniques for public speaking, one-on-one communication, PowerPoint, leadership, meeting facilitation, humor, team-building, email communication and improved business writing skills training.

The company also provides one-on-one private coaching sessions (in person or via Skype) for those who wish to prepare and rehearse speeches and presentations, and for those who wish to work through various on-the-job communication challenges. Class sessions for companies and groups are always custom-tailored. On-site open enrollment classes are kept to a minimum to ensure highly-individualized attention. 

Private coaching now available via Skype!

Keep an eye out for our new webinar series - coming soon.



Our Featured Upcoming Classes 

Presentation Skills

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

"Email LIVE!"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

How to BE Presidential

Wednesday, January 17, & Thursday, January 18, 2018  

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

How To Think Fast On Your Feet

Tuesday, December 4, 2017 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Workshops Include All Materials, Prep, and Follow-up.



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