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.
Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany)
Davis Wright Tremaine
Attorneys at Law
Fenwick & West LLP
Fidelity Bank (Ghana)
Highland Private Wealth
The Information Lab (UK)
Johnson & Johnson
Launch Consulting Group
Providence Health & Services
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
The School of Visual Concepts
Amazon Freight Partners
Amazon AWS re:Invent
Amazon AWS Summit
Grace Hopper Celebration
Microsoft Azure + AI
Microsoft Black Hat
Microsoft Windows Tech
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.
John Osebold // Communication Coach & Chief Operations Officer
John is a performer, presentation coach, animator, and musician of more than 20 years, with many years of administrative and development management. He has worked professionally in the Seattle theatre scene for over 15 years, creating his own shows, directing, acting, and writing. As COO at Montana & Co., John handles the bookkeeping, website, copy editing, video production, and the endless spreadsheets.
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.
Marianna de Fazio // Communication Coach
Marianna received her MFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Washington, after which she began coaching dialect for stage and screen. This focus on voice and speech led to coaching accent modification in addition to presentation prep. Clients past and present include individuals and workshops at the Archdiocese of Seattle, Shell Corporate, Applied Materials, Humanities Washington Speaker Bureau, University of Washington Law Library, Prettybooks Accounting, and WeWork Corporate, to name a few. She has coached presenters at several tech conferences (AWS Re:Invent, Tableau Conference, Microsoft STRIKE and Tech Ready) and was recently an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University teaching Voice for Theatre.
Dakota von Fliss // Chief Client Officer
Dakota 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 manages client relations and works behind the scenes in social media management, marketing, and systems analysis.
Photo of Montana von Fliss by Naissance Photography