Voice Over Coach Guy Michaels

Transform Your Career Today




Guy Michaels is one of the UK’s most established voiceover artists and producers.  With thousands of projects under his belt and still voicing for worldwide clients and brands large and small since 1999, you’re in good hands if you need some coaching.  He's widely regarded as one of the best voice over coaches around today!

He’s voiced for Vodafone, Nintendo, IBM, Paypal, Microsoft, Warhammer, Uber, Unicef and many more.  In addition, he owns and runs both Voiceover Kickstart®, the training platform and Voiceover Profiles® the voice over directory.  He runs the Pro Voice Actor studio in Cambridge, England.



Voice Over Coach

5.00 - EXCELLENT
Based on 93 reviews

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BOOK your voice over coaching session - 60mins £85  / $105 /  €100 on Zoom






How can I help you become a better voice actor?




Voice Over Home Studio Help

You are a voice actor. You are looking for an experienced voice acting coach because something is not working.  I'm guessing you are here because you are stuck and trying to work out which specific steps to take.  As a working voice, I'm also one of the most experienced coaches you'll find.  As a voice over coach, I can help you with pretty much any aspect of your career.  I've been in the voice acting industry for 25 years and am happy to share my wealth of experience with you.

Do you want to improve your studio recording quality?

Any voice actor worth their salt knows that achieving a professional level of audio is a must! Sub-par quality can severely hinder an otherwise healthy voice over career.

Do you want to expand your Voice Acting business? Gain more clients?

Working with an experienced coach can propel a voice talent to the next level of confidence and income.

Do you want to learn new techniques at the microphone to improve your confidence and employability?

Voice talent need to keep flexing their voice over muscles to remain competitive.  A voiceover artist is only ever as good as their voice and the knowledge of how to use it effectively for each and every job.

As you probably know already, VO is a competitive field and even the most experienced voice over talent attend regular training in either group sessions, personalised coaching or both.

No matter where you are in your voiceover career, I can help.  Of course you can always access the free voiceover webinar but if you want advice specifically tailored to you, your experience, your goals and budget then book a 121 Zoom session with me today.  I've worked with hundreds of voices worldwide and we can cover a whole range of topics in these sessions to help you make your mark in the industry.

How much does voice over coaching cost?

I charge £85 for 60 mins ($105 /€ 100). 

How many sessions will I need?

You'll be very surprised about the amount we can cover in a single hour.  I will not be encouraging any voice actor I work with to keep booking training sessions.  Please see below on how I believe a voice acting coach should empower you to work alone without the need for ongoing coaching.


George Gibb
George Gibb
2021-07-30
The voiceover industry suffers from everyone being a "the best in the biz". People start coaching when they've got a few years experience under their belt and there are a lot of charlatans out there. Guy is not one of these people, he really is incredibly knowledgeable. When recording my demos with Guy it was basically a coaching session too as the direction made me take reads in ways I'd never have thought of myself, and they're all the better for it. Great service, nice guy. Ha.
Sarah Barron
Sarah Barron
2021-03-01
Voiceover Kickstart is a brilliant voiceover network - high quality training, regular events to meet with other voiceover artists and frequent opportunities to practise voiceover in a safe environment. Very good value for money and can't recommend highly enough.
Keely
Keely
2021-02-26
Great meeting and training place for anyone at any level in their voiceover career. Very friendly and supportive and encouraging but honest and realistic too. The platform has really developed into a major resource for voiceovers.
Helena Thomas
Helena Thomas
2020-12-16
Voiceover Kickstart has been invaluable in getting me started properly on my voiceover journey. The quality of the resources is great, the community is itself really useful, and the added extras, like the regular home studio sessions and Supercharge weeks, have been super. Guy also recorded my voice reels, which, together with VOK, have helped me to progress further and faster in my career than I expected.
Maria Gray
Maria Gray
2020-11-05
Voiceover Kickstart is a great place to learn, communicate and expand your skills. Full of expert advice, tools, modules and more! Whether you are an established voice over artist or interested in learning more I would highly recommend taking the 7 day free trail and seeing how Voiceover Kickstart can help you.
Astrid Olofsson
Astrid Olofsson
2020-10-28
Really enjoyed the process with Guy - he was very helpful and encouraging with scripts and was great during the recording session. He feels very genuine and "real" - he helped me realise what I actually need so as not to spend too much money on things that won't benefit me. I really appreciate it and am very happy with the result!
Charlotte Cracknell
Charlotte Cracknell
2020-10-28
I can not recommend Guy’s services enough! He has a wealth of experience and guides you through the whole process: From the initial consultation, to sourcing material, to the brilliant direction in the session itself. I went into my session feeling totally prepared and excited to work. The session itself was fantastic, I felt completely at ease and Guy’s direction ensures that your best performance is captured. I couldn’t be happier with the finished Demos! The audio quality, editing, post production: everything is top notch! The result of a session with Guy are current, top quality demo reels that represent you and your unique voice. Thank you so much again!
Alexandra Carmo
Alexandra Carmo
2020-10-02
Loved the online 7 days workshop. Will become a member very soon
Andre Refig
Andre Refig
2020-07-27
A great resource for ongoing training for professional voice artists, covering all aspects of this career, including the equally important vocal, technical and business sides of the job.




Why choose me as your voice over coach?




Well, I believe that the aim of any top level coaches in any industry should be to enable the 'coachee' to work independently; in this case, to no longer need a coach as a voice actor.  I want you to develop an entire voice acting toolkit to use in a live session with a client. With my personalized coaching, you'll feel confident to do just that!

I don't run the coaching sessions as an overly structured voice over training programme. Your specific needs are what matter most. I will tailor my advice to you, whether it comes under Vocal, Technical or the Business sides of the VO career.  I'll help you take positive steps towards landing more voice over work.

In an ever-evolving industry, with more focus on conversational reads and great home studio recording, my advice will be up to date and 'lived' (as a voiceover myself, I continue to work with brands large and small worldwide daily).  I'll help you to establish yourself, to really make your mark in the VO world.

Since 2006, I've also run voice-reel.com, one of the front-runners in demo production and the opposite of the conveyor-belt types of demo producer cropping up everywhere these days.  A truly custom service for professional voices.  If you would like to work towards recording a voice over demo that will help you stand out, then just let me know in our 121 voice-over coaching session!

Teach a man to fish...

A good coach helps individuals define clear goals and objectives. They break down larger goals into smaller, achievable steps, supporting the coachee throughout the process.

I know nothing about fishing but after 25 years, I do know a lot about this industry, the specific skills needed and how to make you ready to take control and take your career to the next level, without needing me or any other coach. Yes, that's right, as a voice over coach, I will actively encourage you to stop spending money on coaching.

Most of the voiceover artists I work with end up booking just a handful of sessions with me over a long period.  They are encouraged to action the advice given in the training sessions, reflect upon their progress and then, if needed, book in for another to to refine the next steps.

I think you'll struggle to find a voice over coach who will try to put you off spending money with them!

Keep an eye on your business finances

Voiceover talent need to invest in their careers. You may already have invested in studio equipment, voiceover demos, a website etc. A voice over coach is just one important investment.  But please be careful.  Although I am a firm believer in professional development at whatever stage of your career (I'm currently enrolled in 5 courses myself),  I see voiceover artists needlessly spending out money on courses and coaching, thinking that this is the key to success.

Don't rely on coaching alone

Successful voices who have benefited from guidance from a voice over coach, continue to build upon their knowledge and skills each and every day.  Okay, there may be a time where you want to book in for a session to get advice on a very specific area of your voiceover business but don't let coaching be the crutch.  A pro voice over coach should 'free' you to be truly autonomous.

A recent trend

If you are auditioning for voiceover using online casting sites, you do not need an audition director.  New talent beware! If you work with me I'll teach you to successfully direct yourself. You will be your own coach!  I'll help you to develop your ear and voice and teach you to masterfully direct your takes.

"As soon as you engage with Guy you realise that his advice and direction comes from a place of extensive knowledge and experience (in terms of vocal delivery and technical processing).  Guy is an approachable, patient professional; widely regarded as a master reel producer (as well as a great voice talent in his own right), Guy has a deep knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing voice market - what's relevant now and what to watch out for." Andrew Vevers

Move your career forwards faster

Many of today's top voiceover artists and coaches have either attended my programmes, worked with me personally to develop their career in voice overs or engaged my services for demo production.

Instead of wandering around the internet or forums full of 'experts',  personal 121 voice actor training  sessions can move your career forwards faster and save you time and money.   Voice-over demands the development of a very wide skill set and successful voice actors know this.

It's really not enough to, for example, have a naturally great commercial voice.  If no-one gets to know about your skill, if you don't know how to get out there and get heard then it's all for nothing.  Saying that, be careful not to simply rely on endless voice over coaching.  There's a time to take action and only you will know this.  Do not allow a coach or demo producer to dictate when you are ready.

I work with both new voice actors and established voice talent.

I'll push you out of your comfort zone and together we'll create a new zone where you can give your best performances with your best voice as a confident voice actor with a growing career.  Get started by booking a session today.  See my hourly rate below.




Voice over coach or VOCAL coach?




I'm not really a 'voice coach'.  Although, I've taught 'voice' for years and come from a very traditional background of drama school training, sometimes I'd recommend working with a VOCAL coach on the mechanics of voice.  It is ultimately important that a voice actor understands what is going on when they speak, if and when they experience vocal problems and how to correct them.

In voice acting, sometimes you are better off working with a 'voice coach', especially if you don't have any background or training in voice or acting. If it is voice coaching you are looking for as opposed to VO coaching then I can highly recommend Yvonne Morley who is a leading light in professional voice coaching for actors and voiceover artists.

I also highly recommend Michael Hill who is a simply wonderful teacher.  I've worked with and employed many coaches over the years on projects but these two are my favourites!

So if you want to work with a voice acting coach, then please book a session with me today, but if you need a voice coach and specifically want to learn to improve your stamina and flexibility as a vocal performer, contact Yvonne or Michael or perhaps look for voice coaches in your vicinity for an in-person session.



What can I cover in an online voice over coaching session?





Generally we first assess where you are in voice acting in general, where you want to go and then make a plan to get you there!  Sound simple?  It's not really because you will have strengths, weaknesses, gaps in knowledge etc and instead of just jumping in it's important to approach your voiceover business strategically.

We can cover:

  • Improving your recording studio (or setting one up)
  • Making the most of your equipment and software
  • Noise reduction or specific studio production skills
  • Branding, websites and marketing your voiceover business
  • Running the 'business side' of voice overs
  • Making the most of online casting sites
  • Acting skills at the mic including developing character voices
  • Script interpretation
  • Finding your authentic voice
  • Demo production
  • Working remotely
  • Booking work
  • and much more...

As your personal voice over coach, you can tell me what you would like to focus on at the point of booking.

Other voice over talent who have worked with me over the years sometimes want to solve a very specific technical issue or take a look at their career as a whole.  With my many years of experience, I can help you too!

As the UK's leading demo production service, we can help you to create the perfect showcase for your talents too.  Find out more at VOICE-REEL.com




Work with me to become a voiceover expert!




Although I don't run EXPERT EDITION (an old programme) anymore, here are some of the voices who have gone on to develop tremendous award winning careers in voice overs.

This was a very popular voiceover training program (or programme for Brits!).  Today, my coaching students can cover the same essential and career-boosting topics and techniques. In just one session with me, we'll work out the specifics steps you'll need to take to move your work in voiceovers to the next level.

I'll empower you, like those before you.




Voiceover Coaching



PLEASE NOTE: In a coaching program or individual session with me, we can cover any combination of specific voiceover, career or technical topics or queries.

Script approach? Improved confidence in live sessions? Specific techniques for genres such as commercials, corporate narration, explainers, documentaries or even character work?

I’ll help you to develop your unique bullet-proof toolkit so you can tackle any voiceover job.

No matter whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned pro, my 25 years as voiceover, engineer and producer will shake you up, push you in new directions, develop you further and re-inspire you to fulfil the greatness that lives inside of you!

I have taught voice acting skills for RADA, GSA, LAMDA and Mountview, on university programmes, in studios throughout London and to many hundreds of individual actors and voiceover artists through my programmes and live sessions. I draw upon my experience as a trained actor and 25 years at the microphone delivering all kinds of projects for clients all over the world.

I love one on one instruction in which I can tailor the advice and experience for everyone who books me as their voice acting coach. Even in just one session, you’ll come away from it feeling more confident and ready to put the skills into practice.

In our first session, we’ll work out together what you both want and need to cover. We’ll get to the action right away and jump in with some script work that will help you to develop key skills that have made me one of the busiest and most successful British voice over artists working today.

I’m as passionate about my work as a voice over coach as I am about audio engineering and my ongoing career as a voice actor.

We can work on:

  • Vocal flexibility and stamina
  • Achieving your full expressive ability
  • Improving confidence for live sessions
  • Acting skills at the mic
  • Developing character voices
  • Script interpretation
  • Upping your voiceover audition hit-rate
  • Finding your authentic voice
  • Making you ultimately more employable as a voice over talent



Career Coaching



PLEASE NOTE: In a coaching program or individual session with me, we can cover any combination of specific voiceover, career or technical topics or queries.

I run my own very successful voiceover business. I have also coached hundreds of voiceover artists all over the world to create, develop and ultimately sustain theirs. Together we’ll review your business and create a clear action plan to take it to the next level and beyond.

You know that you can be the best voice, the ultimate voice-over talent but if no one knows you exist…

Voice acting as a career is about so much more than simply being good at ‘voiceovers’. Working with me as your guide, you can rest assured that you are learning from a working voice, someone who has a thriving career in VO.

I’ll teach you the self-sufficiency skills and career-enhancing practices that have helped me to develop and sustain my career over the past 25 years.

THE COACH OF COACHES

Work with me to learn the true business of voiceover, something I have been teaching my students for years, some of whom have gone on to create their own coaching businesses in addition to voicing.

We can work on:

  • Branding, your website, social channels and marketing your voiceover business
  • A website review - how to optimise the user experience, keep them on the page and turn a visitor to an enquiry to a booking
  • Running the 'business side' efficiently
  • Making the most of online casting sites (p2p)
  • Booking work
  • Retaining and developing clients by overdelivering
  • Demo assessment with actionable feedback from a class-leader in demo production
  • How to create a content calendar
  • Approaching direct marketing
  • Creating realistic business goals that meet your personal objectives
  • Transforming your voice over business with the help of a real expert who lives it



Technical Coaching



PLEASE NOTE: In a coaching program or individual session with me, we can cover any combination of specific voiceover, career or technical topics or queries.

Any voice actor worth their salt knows that achieving a professional level of audio for a successful voice acting career is a must! Dodgy recording quality can break an otherwise healthy voiceover career.

I’ve engineered thousands of projects over 25 years. I know what clients want and what media production companies expect. I can help you with every aspect of your home studio, from software to hardware, acoustics to processing and troubleshooting.

We can work on:

  • Improving your home recording studio (or setting one up)
  • Noise reduction and optimising acoustics
  • Learning and implementing specific studio production skills
  • Demo production
  • Improving efficiency and increasing your hourly rate as a self-op voiceover artist recording in your very own studio with confidence
  • With 25 years of real-life studio experience, and having produced for brands large and small - I know what is expected and crucially how to achieve it even on a limited budget
  • Editing skills
  • Using plugins
  • Understanding and applying compression and all other dynamic processing
  • Troubleshooting your home studio problems - studio set-up guidance for beginners too
  • Gear recommendations for all studios on every budget
  • Creating the perfect recording chain and template for all voiceover projects



Here's some free and actionable voiceover tech advice






I'm a 'working' voiceover artist




As a leading voice over coach, I will give you proven actionable advice to SUPERCHARGE your voice over career!

This knowledge and expertise is rooted in real world experience.

As an established voice across a range of genres including corporate narration, commercial and more, here's me in action:





My coaching students range from absolute beginners discovering voice acting for the first time through to very experienced pros who have already worked with some of the best voice over coaches around.  There's always something new to learn and I look forward to working with you to help you in your career!

Guy Michaels