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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

Adobe

Amazon

AT&T

Atlassian

Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany)

Cisco Meraki

DataGrail

Data Literacy

Davis Wright Tremaine

Attorneys at Law

Deutscher Fußball-Bund

(Germany)

dinext (Germany)

Electronic Arts

Exasol (Germany)

Expedia

Facebook

Fenwick & West LLP

Fidelity Bank (Ghana)

GitHub

Google

Highland Private Wealth

Management

Honeywell

The Information Lab (UK)

Johnson & Johnson

Launch Consulting Group

Microsoft

NCSoft

Olson/Kundig Architects

Parker University

Providence Health & Services

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

ReacHIRE

RingCentral

Salesforce

The School of Visual Concepts

Seattle Chocolates

sepago (Germany)

Snowflake

Smartsheet

Tableau Software

T-Mobile

Toyota

Vercel

Whitepages

Zonar Systems

2A Consulting

98Point6

Conferences Served

Amazon Accelerate

Amazon AdCon

Amazon Freight Partners        

          Summit

Amazon AWS re:Invent

Amazon AWS Summit

GitHub RKO

GitHub Satellite

GitHub Summit

GitHub Universe

Grace Hopper Celebration

Microsoft Azure + AI

Microsoft Black Hat

Microsoft Build

Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Ready

Microsoft STRIKE

Microsoft Windows Tech

Summit

Tableau Conference

TEDx

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