Premier American Accent Trainer & Communication Skills Coach
Something happened to me when I was near the end of my singer/songwriter career…I was robbed at gunpoint with my then-boyfriend and mother just after my record release party. We got out of our taxi, and as we were entering our New York City apartment building, two men asked us to hold the door for them. They came in behind us. They followed us past the stairs to our front door and, calmly, with a gun in hand, said: “Open the door and no one will get hurt.” Sure enough, no one got hurt, but they did manage to take our valuables.
And for me? Well, I somehow got it in my head that this incident was a sign that it was time for me to focus on a career as an entrepreneur.
One of my teaching pals from The World Trade Center had recently started a language school. His father, however, was sick in Paris, and he needed to go take care of him. He’d be gone for about six months…could I “watch” his company for him, he’d ask. “Sure!” I thought. He had two classes running out of his midtown Manhattan apartment that I would maintain. I started to think..."Hmmp, I might have a knack for this business thing!"
(Looking back, it is hard to believe that those six months turned into more than twenty years, but they have.)
Sometimes we don’t understand why things happen the way they do until we stop trying to understand.
That’s exactly true of this situation.
Although my business had shrunk, I was able to create a way of working that suited me and my Brazilian husband’s lifestyle. We began spending a lot of time in Brazil—Rio, Sao Paulo, and eventually in the mountains of Minas Gerais where we’ve had the privilege to build a house and work from paradise.
Another accomplishment that came out of these years has been the building of my own online program. I've created exciting offerings alongside a scholarship program that I am so proud of. My 1:1 training and corporate coaching engagements continue, and I’ve also got a Membership Site that brings me incredible joy every time I meet with the amazing international professionals in our regular Zooms.
And so it goes, I’ve got everything that 2-year-old-wanna-be-movie-star never knew she wanted or that she was capable of achieving.
Proudly, I am with you today because of my life experience and I thank you, not only for being a part of my learning but for taking the time to read about me and my journey.
Now that you know how I got where I am, I hope you’ll find what you are looking for on my site.
My mission is to help international professionals polish their spoken English to a point of true self-expression and communication confidence.
Amazing Human Love
Financial Institution, Latin American Head
Jill has been an invaluable coach from the time I landed in New York City until I moved on to head up the Latin American team. Her communication skills work across borders mixed with her sense of humanity are high signs of her professionalism and needed skills in the corporate world. Jill’s dual residency between Brazil and the United States makes her a great asset for anyone living and working between the Americas. And from my experience, her vocal presence work is both unique and effective.
Executive Coach & Peer
Jill Diamond is a dynamic, creative professional and an outstanding partner. Her passion for helping people be more effective at work carries over into our own partnership. Her long success as an entrepreneur and business owner speaks to the relevance of her services and the quality of her results. I recommend Jill wholeheartedly to my own clients whenever I see a match between her skills and their needs.
Pharma Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Jill prepared a terrific webinar focused on the challenges of courageous communication. It's clear she understands the importance of preparing a well-defined webinar and the critical elements to success
Former Tech Giant Manager at Fortune's #1 Best Companies to Work 2021
Jill’s English communication program has helped our delegates become more effective English speakers, as well as listeners. It has helped them drive critical business meetings more confidently and more professionally in English.