We’re going to let you in on a little secret: you may not be the speaker that you think you are.

Without getting feedback, you're relying on your internal barometer to judge your effectiveness, and it's usually very wrong. The good news is that this is true for just about everybody, and the better news is that the people who know this secret are the ones who have the power to hone their skills and become the speakers they’ve always admired.

Speak Wells was founded on the premise that everybody possesses at least one innate super-skill to be a great communicator and public speaker. The key to success is to identify what that is and then figure out why you are presenting this particular information. What is the audience getting by hearing your voice or watching your presentation, that they wouldn’t get from reading the same information in an email?

We’ve coached individuals and groups from Fortune 500 companies, major law firms, and leaders in marketing, branding and financial services industries in the art of persuasive, dynamic public speaking for over 15 years.

Read what some of our clients are saying about us, here.


Cushman & Wakefield
24 Seven
Massey Knakal Realty Services
Ameriprise Financial
Top Tier Capital Partners LLC
Quandrangle Group LLC
Willett Advisors LLC
Noridian Administrative Services
The Bank of New York-Mellon
D.E. Shaw & Co.
Smithsonian Institution
NYU: Stern School of Business
City Year Programs


Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells turned her greatest fear – public speaking – into her greatest passion,  and has since taught thousands of professionals to do the same.

Nicole has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Stern School of Business as well as the School for Professional Studies. She also taught courses at The New School.

The foundation of her skills comes from her extensive acting training – she earned her Master of Fine Arts at Rutgers University under the direction of William Esper.

We work in small groups and individually, and can travel to your corporate offices to deliver signature workshops.