Private Custom Coaching
A successful full-time VO artist for 30 years (with an early background in theatre, film, and broadcasting) Kim Handysides also offers private custom coaching for voice acting in commercial, narration, eLearning, and explainer voiceover genres. After directing several documentary series, commercials, corporate videos, eLearning projects, and more, she began coaching voice over privately. She particularly loves being able to help people improve through performance lessons and practical exercises she gives to incorporate into their craft.
Working with people new to the business and those who want to learn new skills, Kim identifies and isolates areas to improve upon quickly and arms the people who work with her with an arsenal of tools. Kim also comes from a long line of teachers and has taught several subjects including drama and voice over for children and adults alike. A great facility for performance., she also helps identify niches for students to polish to enter specific genres of the biz. With this in mind, she also shares knowledge for custom marketing strategies.
As Kim is very busy with her own VO work, she is selective about the time she sets aside for coaching. Generally, she coaches private sessions Monday to Friday 4-5 p.m. EST with occasional excursions outside this time frame to accommodate different time zones/schedules. Private one-on-one sessions are $175 US per hour. If you are interested in contacting Kim and seeing if you are a good fit, please email her, and she will schedule a discussion. Sessions are payable online through PayPal or options on her Contacts page. Kim’s controller will send you an invoice, so you have that for your records.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
I had the pleasure of working with Kim on one of my very challenging projects. Kim is excellent at what she does and her professionalism is exemplary. She is very responsive and one can depend on her to get the job done! As a narrator she understands what the customer needs, as a result her work is flawless. It was a wonderful experience working with her and I am positive that she will be an asset to any team that she is a part of. I wish her all the very best and hope to work with her in the future.
I have worked with Kim on dozens of eLearning modules in the medical and scientific spheres over the past few years, and each time am impressed by her care and attention to detail, her deep knowledge of the subject area, and the high quality of her recordings. Kim obviously works very hard to stay on the leading edge of her craft, and I enthusiastically recommend her talents to my colleagues for their own projects. I look forward to working with her again in the future!
Kim is awesome. Great sound, super fast and very easy to work with!
Kim was great – she met our deadline and give us exactly the right mix of Medical and Educational voice we were looking for. She was also very responsive to my questions! Wonderful to work with – quality work in a very timely manner.
Quick delivery, fast communication and very good results. Happy client!
Kim was just awesome to deal with. Anytime again. Great job, love your work.
Kim is a total pro. Great instincts, great at taking direction. Very impressed with her nuanced performance. Looking forward to working together again!
Kim was professional, fast, and has a great voice! Gave us everything we needed. Highly recommended!
Kim is a consummate professional. We called into her studio with the client, and she was generously accommodating of our arriving late to the meeting. Plus, she has a great voice! We’ll be working with her again for sure.
Great time working with Kim. She has a great voice and is very professional. All the process was very easy and the result was great. Looking forward to working again with her in the future.
Kim was incredibly helpful and supportive of my project. She adjusted based on feedback and was very interactive in the process. I highly recommend Kim!
Excellent job. Quick. Professional. Responsive to revision requests. LOVE her voice. Kim was able to match appropriate tone, energy and pacing to my project. I’m very happy!
Kim did a wonderful job on this project. She has a fantastic range and creative insight.
Fantastic! Very patient with our client And a wonderful read!
Kim is amazing to work with. She’s super fast at getting takes to us and we have used her multiple years in a row on a specific project. Would definitely use her again.
Great job, Kim. Very quick response and client was very satisfied. Followed direction perfectly. Would use you again. Many thanks!
Thank you Kim, for working with us on making this spot what it is – without your voice it would have been lost. Thank you!!
Kim’s work reflects her versatility and talent. She’s able to represent a wide variety of tones, delivering a high quality content in a short time. Besides being an exceptional voice artist, Kim is caring and proactive, presenting not only the best results, but also personality to the tasks she performs. Couldn’t be more pleased to meet such artist. ♥
Kim did an outstanding job with your project and I would highly recommend her. A wonderful human quality and a consummate professional!
Kim is EXCELLENT at her craft. She recorded two variations of the script, each of which had a different tonality and energy. She was very easy to work with, and went a step beyond to get me the VO within 12 hours, so that my production schedule didn’t get slowed down. Kim is 100% perfect. She is a highly capable professional with many, many voices. She is easily directed to get exactly what you are looking for. Book Kim!
Excellent Work, did the voice as described and in a very timely manner. I would definitely work with Kim again.
Kim did awesome! Extremely prompt, excellent recording quality, and MOST importantly she really understood the nuance of the boring ordinary sales training video, and used her skill to bring this character to life. GREAT acting skills and instincts! A+++
Kim did great work on a short deadline. Very professional. I would highly recommend her.
Quick, sharp audition, great communication, and a stellar final project. Will happily work with Kim again any time.
Great tone and professional delivery. Perfect for our B2B productions. I’m glad to have found Kim. Reliable, fast and terrific customer service.
It was great working with Kim, she turned around the project on time and nailed every take. My client couldn’t be happier!
Kim’s VO was exactly what we were looking for. She was very flexible and able to turn the file over very quickly. She even completed last minute edits for us within hours! She was fantastic to work with. Thank you, Kim!!
Our first time working together but not our last. She’s so good at what she does there were literally no revisions from me or my client and that is a rarity.
Kim is a true professional through-and-through – her voice lends superb value to the scripts that she reads – nailed it first shot out of the gate. Thanks so much Kim!
Quick, easy to work with, with a great read. Our new animated explainer video sounds great thanks to Kim!
Kim was a pleasure to work with, provided quick turnaround and delivered top quality. As a producer, that’s all I ask for. Would enjoy working with her again!
A true professional. Amazing work, quick turnaround time. Voice was a perfect fit for our needs and the image we would like to project. Would definitely reach out to her again, highly recommended for any work.
From the first phone call I had with Kim, I knew she was the perfect e-learning coach for me. She immediately put me at ease with her down to earth personality. Through her coaching sessions, she was able to tap into characteristics I never thought I had. She honed in on how to bring a tedious script to life. She was encouraging (even when I messed up royally). She helped broaden my skills as a voice talent. And, we had lots of fun working together. I give Kim Handysides “5 Stars” as a coach and all around terrific lady. Thanks, Kim.
I had such a great experience working with Kim Handysides! She is a great coach. She offers amazing advice and guidance while in studio. She really made me comfortable during the session which allowed me to express who I really am as a voice actor. I will definitely work with her in the future for further coaching on different projects. Thank you for all your help!
Kim Handysides is a fantastic coach. I worked with her in four to five sessions and was able to gain the knowledge to book some amazing gigs!
I am so grateful to have Kim as a coach and for demo production. She will give you specific exercises so you can master a variety of reads for every genre.
How Kim’s Private Custom Coaching Sessions Work:
She sends scripts a few minutes before your session and opens a google doc for you to track both points learned in the lessons and homework assigned between sessions. She strongly encourages a solid commitment to doing the homework. The people she’s coached tend to get the best results if they commit to at least 30 mins a day for homework between sessions and if sessions are spread out every 10 days to 2 weeks - this gives you time to solidify improvement.
Often private coaching is tied to demo-preparation. After being hired as a demo director for over 30 voice over demos, Kim has recently begun producing them as well. Working with an excellent writer and top-quality sound engineer, Kim also coaches performance to help voice over artists become demo-ready.