What We Do

Montana von Fliss and her team of trainers transform presenters into passionate, powerful, and confident storytellers. For the past 13 years we’ve been coaching regularly for companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google—as well as a myriad of start-ups and individuals—on a broad range of communication issues, including content strategy, storytelling, and of course, seamless delivery. Our many years as professional actors, directors, and playwrights give us unique insight into how to disrupt the tradition of boring presentations. Our passion is helping people own the stage and find ease, confidence, and a new toolset to tackle the daunting task of public speaking.

Serving the Community

Montana & Co. offers pro bono coaching to 1-3 low-income clients every month to help prepare for job interviews or presentations. Priority is given to women and people of color.

Clients Served




Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany)

Cisco Meraki

Davis Wright Tremaine

Attorneys at Law

Deutscher Fußball-Bund


Electronic Arts

Exasol (Germany)



Fidelity Bank (Ghana)



Highland Private Wealth



The Information Lab (UK)

Johnson & Johnson

Launch Consulting Group


Olson/Kundig Architects

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency



The School of Visual Concepts

Seattle Chocolates

sepago (Germany)


Tableau Software




Zonar Systems

2A Consulting


9Mile Labs Startup Accelerator

Conferences Served

Amazon Accelerate

Amazon AdCon

Amazon AWS re:Invent

Amazon AWS Summit

GitHub Universe

GitHub Satellite

Grace Hopper Celebration

Microsoft Azure + AI

Microsoft Black Hat

Microsoft Build

Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Ready

Microsoft STRIKE

Microsoft Windows Tech


Tableau Conference


Meet the Co.

Montana von Fliss // Communication Coach & CEO

Montana has coached countless speakers all over the world. She loves helping people become better speakers. Her 30+ years as a professional actor, director, and playwright gives her unique insight into storytelling, content strategy, and knowing how to build relationships and trust with an audience.

Kate Kraay // Communication Coach

Kate has been acting since she was small, performing in theater, radio and film throughout the west coast. In 2013, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London with a masters degree in theater. Kate has coached clients at companies ranging from Microsoft to Raymond James to help their employees prepare for conferences, deliver pitches, and assess their workplace culture and Emotional Intelligence. Currently Kate plays a genius detective and matriarch of a crime fighting Victorian family in the Brass series of podcasts and films.

John Osebold // Communication Coach & Chief Operations Officer

John is a performer, musician, and animator with years of administrative and development management on his resumé. He has worked professionally in the Seattle theatre scene for over 15 years, creating his own shows, directing, acting, and writing. In addition to coaching at Montana & Co., John handles the bookkeeping, the website, the copy editing, the endless spreadsheets, and makes sure Montana is well-fed.

Dakota von Fliss // Chief Client Officer

Dakota is a mild-mannered Seattleite with a striking resemblance to the illustrious Montana von Fliss. He has a long tenure in creating customer connection and a passion for making people's day a little brighter by helping them overcome obstacles, technological and beyond. At Montana & Co., Dakota works behind the scenes in client relations, social media management, marketing, and systems analysis. He also has a super-cute cat named Tybalt. Aww!!

Photo of Montana von Fliss by Naissance Photography