My name is Karen Fowler, the founder and owner of Pronounced Success. I’m a certified and licensed speech language pathologist, since 1997. I’ve had the opportunity to help people with complex communication needs in medical and educational settings, and in clients’ homes.
Over the years, I have worked in a variety of locations across the United States. One element shared in all regions is the growth of accented English-speaking professionals from around the world. For instance, I have experienced firsthand the need for physicians to clearly communicate their findings and recommendations, not only to other medical professionals, but to patients’ families as well. A heavy accent can make a pressured situation more challenging to all involved. Having seen this repeated in intensive care units, meetings, on the phone and within the community, I decided to turn my attention to the specialty of accent training.
Professionals who are non-native English speakers have worked hard and accomplished a lot to get where they are. It’s never easy to take on a new culture and a new language and carve out a career doing so. Why should an accent be the barrier to what professionals can offer and what they can achieve? It’s exciting to help remove that barrier and motivating to watch clients learn a new skill that brings them success. The more energy a client puts into his or her efforts, the harder I want to make success happen. I like being part of a team and I view my client relationships as a partnership. Together we can reach your speech goals and unlock opportunities. Let me show you how!
Karen Fowler, M.A., CCC-SLP
Affiliations and Certifications:
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Corporate Speech Network (CORSPAN)
- Level 2 Preferred Trainer of the LDS & Associates Training Program
- Certified in Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language program (P‑ESL)
- Toastmasters International
- President of RTP Power Speakers
- ACE Award for Continuing Education
- The Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)