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The Corporate Speech Pathology Network
CORSPAN is an international organization of Speech-Language Pathologists who specialize in communication assessment and training for businesses and professionals.
  • Why Join CORSPAN

    A wonderful collaborative community

    CORSPAN is a wonderful community where members collaborate, share resources, and help each other navigate the world of corporate speech training. SLPs with every level of experience can benefit from being a part of this network because members are so generous with their time and knowledge. I felt welcome from the moment I joined, and it has been a pleasure to make so many personal and professional connections with other SLPs who share my interests. ● Bob McKinney ● Accent and Communication Training, SDSU

  • Why Join CORSPAN

    Goldmine of Resources

    CORSPAN has been a ‘“goldmine' of resources and colleagual support in my fourteen year (post “retirement”) adventure as sole proprietor of Triangle Speech Services, starting with the founder, Katie Schwartz’ book, The World of Corporate Speech Pathology, right up to a recent interactive webinar where I had the opportunity to be an active contributor and share practical tips with several individuals just starting their practices.” ● Judith L. Bergman ● Triangle Speech Services

  • Why Join CORSPAN

    Education, Support Success

    Corspan offers the opportunity to network and build relationships with Corporate Speech Pathologists around the country- and around the world! Corspan members share knowledge and expertise to educate, and support the professional success of all. Membership in this organization is highly recommended for all Corporate SLP’s. ● Anne Marie Strauss, M.S., CCC/SLP ● iSpeakClearly

  • Why Join CORSPAN

    Educational Opportunities

    It was so easy to second guess my decision when I expanded my practice and entered the world of corporate speech training. Luckily I found CORSPAN and the networking and educational opportunities it provides. My professional road would have been much rockier without CORSPAN.” ● Mary Brawley ● PurpleCow

  • Why Join CORSPAN

    Best Investment Yet

    CORSPAN has been the best investment I've made in my business this year! I love the small group networking where you can ask questions and really connect with other corporate speech trainers. ● Adrienne Wallace, ● OnlineSpeechServices

  • Why Hire a CORSPAN Corporate Speech Trainer

    Cutting-Edge Strategies

    An SLP who belongs to CORSPAN is someone who is knowledgeable and well-trained in the area of accent modification and corporate speech pathology. We have frequent online and interactive meetings, keeping our members apprised of the most current and cutting-edge strategies, techniques and methodologies being used today. A member of CORSPAN is at an advantage because he or she has a well-respected and valuable organization as a resource and is going to be knowledgeable and well-suited for your corporate needs. ● Alexis Malis, ● Accent Reduction, Inc.

  • Why Hire a CORSPAN Corporate Speech Trainer

    Resources & Referrals

    Corspan was created so that members interested in serving corporate employees could help each other and possibly share resources and referrals. Corspan has benefitted from the expertise and ideas of many members working together. Businesses/organizations can get communication coaching in presentation skills, accent modification, diction and much more from scientifically trained communication coaches/corporate speech pathologists. Corspan helps businesses easily find these experts, now in several countries! ● Katie Schwartz ● Business Speech Improvement CORSPAN Founder & President Emeritus

  • Why Hire a CORSPAN Corporate Speech Trainer

    Develop at your own pace.

    Communication is one of the most sought-after soft skills among employers. Professionals who feel that their communication skills can sometimes hinder their progress should consider working with a corporate speech trainer. A corporate speech trainer is specialized in various aspects of communication, and can deliver highly customized training designed to help professionals achieve their workplace communication goals. ● Robin Changarathil, ● Progressive Speech

  • Why Hire a CORSPAN Corporate Speech Trainer

    Unique Skillset

    CORSPAN Corporate Speech Trainers offer a unique skill set by providing customized professional coaching and training to individuals, organizations and businesses based upon clinical knowledge and real work experiences. ● Angela M Cooley, ● Life Communications

  • Why Hire a CORSPAN Corporate Speech Trainer

    Trainers around the World

    If your company is looking for a qualified professional to improve the clarity and efficiency of your employees' communication skills, you've come to the right place! CORSPAN gives you access to corporate speech trainers from around the world who can provide accent modification and communication programs that are specific to the needs of your site. ● Julie Cunningham, ● San Diego Voice and Accent


Our mission is to provide information, resources, networking, and client referrals to our members, while also promoting corporate speech pathology as a service to the public.
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Welcome to CORSPAN! We are delighted that you are taking an important step towards improved professional communication by visiting us here! We well understand how vital effective communication is to the success of any situation or relationship. Whether you are an individual looking to improve your professional presence, or an organization looking to improve communication among your leadership/employees/prospective customers, investing in the right resources, and more specifically, the right Trainer, is key to developing strategies for success.


Ann M. Pannell, MA CCC-SLP

CLARITY Speech Coaching

Ann M. Pannell is a Corporate Speech Language Pathologist, and the owner of Clarity Speech Coaching in Cary, North Carolina. Nationally, Ann is a CORSPAN Board Member and ASHA member (American Speech and Hearing Association). Locally in the Raleigh – Durham area where she lives, Ann is a member of the Women’s Business Groups WIN (Women in Networking) and TWIB (Triangle Women in Business). As a practicing Speech Language Pathologist since 2003, Ann founded Clarity Speech Coaching in 2018: “it’s the greatest gift to help someone communicate and gain confidence, this doesn’t really feel like work”. Ann is a certified COMPTON P-ESL Trainer (Pronouncing English as a Second Language), and her second language is Spanish. She is currently completing her TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification course.  Ann feels that brilliant people are often misunderstood, or don’t get the recognition they deserve, related to English pronunciation and cultural communication barriers or their speaking style. Ann shared a desire to start a POD Cast in order to further educate the public about Corporate Speech Language Pathology and how important it is for both business and personal success.

As a Board Member for CORSPAN, Ann has been able to connect with fellow Corporate Speech Language Pathologists from around the country and world. Ann speaks about the importance of CORSPAN:  “Guidance and support from a colleague is just an email away, as well as access to value training information and other’s training experiences.  CORSPAN is my go-to resource to connect with a colleague for information and to problem solve”.

Ann sees the future of CORSPAN as “one of growth from educating within each member’s community and with adjunct professions. The credibility and impact of CORSPAN from the enormous base of expertise and diversity within the group, are what make each member a stronger service provider and leader.” Ann’s pastimes include tennis, SCUBA, and local community service. She is a proud wife and mother.


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 May 2020

Happy Better Hearing & Speech Month!

May 14 (Thursday) -- Professional Development / Networking Conference: "Tools, Tips, & Talk"
Expert Presenters: Clayton Terris & Jon Hopkins, SpeakPulse
Expert Presenters: Julie Cunningham, San Diego Voice & Accent
Open Forum Networking: All CORSPAN Members

May 17 (Sunday) -- Professional Development / Networking Conference: "Tools, Tips, & Talk" 
Expert Presenters: Clyton Terris & Jon Hopkins, SpeakPulse
Expert Presenters: Julie Cunningham, San Diego Voice & Accent
Open Forum Networking: All CORSPAN Members

May 31 (Sunday) -- Professional Development  Webinar: "Coaching Clients for Dynamic Presenations"
Expert Presenter: Karla Beck, Naturally Speaking

 JUNE 2020

4 Sessions of Small Group Networking Conferences for CORSPAN Members-Open Forum to ask questions/share resources/offer guidance
related to corporate speech/best business practices and collaborate with other Corporate SLPs

June 17 (Wednesday) -- 9am Central/10am Eastern/7am Pacific

June 18 (Thursday) -- 8pm Central/9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific

June 25 (Thursday) -- 12pm Central/1pm Eastern/10am Pacific

June 28 (Sunday) --7pm Central/8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific