Judith L. Bergman, Owner of Triangle Speech Services in Durham, North Carolina, has been a CORSPAN member since 2006. Judith’s corporate speech practice has been focused exclusively on foreign accent and regional dialect modification since 2005. In 2017, Judith began pivoting her business model, focusing on her Legacy Coaching Program for interested colleagues who are just starting to offer corporate speech and accent services.
Judith sees herself as a “tribal elder” and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience from a 53-year career as a speech-language pathologist with her younger colleagues. The Legacy Coaching shares proprietary forms and expertise, “emphasizing motivating, and educating sophisticated adult learners to practice consistently with strategic, recorded feedback.” Judith emphasizes that her “strategies are grounded on evidence-based research on neural plasticity,” which she feels is essential for sustained carryover skills. The Legacy Coaching Program is primarily for colleagues who are already certified P-ESL Instructors (Pronouncing English as a Second Language) with its online client practice portal.
Judith describes herself as “a youthful octogenarian, and every day is a precious day.” In her free time, Judith is active doing Tai Chi, taking online classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and participating in her UU Fellowship choir and a memorial handbell choir, creating virtual choral and handbell productions.