Founder & President
In 2008, Christine Clapp founded Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based leadership communication and presentation skills consultancy that elevates the presence and expands the influence of professionals, and promotes inclusion in their organizations. Since then, Christine and her diverse team of presentation skills experts have provided online and in-person training programs and coaching engagements to hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders, emerging leaders, and subject-matter experts.
Christine is the co-author of Presenting Now: A Guide to Public Speaking and Leadership Communication Online, in Person, and Beyond (2022), Presenting Virtually: A Guide to Public Speaking in Online Contexts (2020) as well as Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts (2014), and a collaborator on Let ‘Em Speak, a podcast launched in 2020 that explores the intersection of presentation skills and inclusion. She holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at the George Washington University for thirteen years.