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Elise Fanney
Communications Coach 

Want to feel more confident communicating?Whether you get nervous about public speaking, being assertive, communicating boundaries, or speaking up for yourself during conflict, I can help! ​My goal is to have my clients feel more empowered. Communication is a key skill to master, whether you are speaking in front of a large audience, small group, or in a personal relationship. Don't let speech anxiety hold you back! 

"I used to be terrified of Public Speaking!  I once was so scared, I almost dropped out of my speech course as an undergraduate. I eventually overcame my fears and now teach it as a college instructor. If I was able to overcome my phobia, so can you!"


Meet Professor Elise Fanney

Communications Specialist

Elise Fanney is a Communication Specialist with more than ten years of experience teaching communication skills at the college level. She is currently an instructor at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, California, and Mira Costa Community College in Oceanside, California. She earned her graduate degree in Communication from the University of Montana, with a bachelor's in Psychology and a Minor in Education from the University of California, Davis.  


Elise teaches courses in public speaking, argumentation and debate, interpersonal communication, and group communication. She has worked with adults and children K-12. She has also worked with many clients in drug and alcohol facilities on communication skills, as well as consulting for local businesses.  


Elise's program equips her students with the necessary skills and confidence to effectively communicate in various scenarios. She has a passion for helping people find the confidence to speak up and not let speech anxiety hold them back. 


Business Communication

Having the ability to effectively communicate in the workplace can reduce miscommunication, increase effectiveness, and create a more healthy work environment. 

Communication Skills for Adults

Whether you want to feel more confident speaking up, or work on effective communication in your relationships, I can help! 

Communication for Teens & Children

Children and teens often do not have the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively. I can help! 


Gain confidence and build the necessary personal and professional communication skills to succeed!

"I took a class to become stronger with my communication, and I emerged a stronger person. I usually hate talking in front of a group even if it's just answering a question, and I was able to get more comfortable with that. Professor Fanney was great at pushing me and kept the class comfortable."


"I just wanted to email you and let you know that your class just helped me get a job!

This morning, I had a job interview for a Teacher's Aide position. I had no idea how many people were going to be present. It turned out to be a 4-person panel and I thought I was going to faint. Every unit we've had so far, helped me apply my knowledge to the interview.

I made sure my self-esteem was high, I thought positive, avoided miscommunication, was clear and concise in my answers, and concise language was definitely key in my interview. 

I was dreading communication because I was so nervous about learning about speeches and likely giving them, but the information was so invaluable, I've developeed a newfound respect and love for communication! Thank you so much!!"


"As a business owner, Elise has helped me immensely! I have to speak at various conferences and I used to be terrified and didn't know what I was doing. Elise gave me helpful tips that made a huge difference! She really knows what she is doing and has truly found her calling!"


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