Tribe 12 Fellowship Alumni

  • 2024

Sara Schmuckler

Venture Name: On Your Voice

Coach: Rebecca Etter

Peer: Sophia Barrett ’23

 

Venture Description

On Your Voice LLC (OYV) was founded amidst the upheaval of the pandemic. At the time, Sara was working in a skilled nursing community when she courageously embarked on a new path, creating a private practice offering speech therapy services to a wider demographic range.

Her unwavering passion for holistic vocal health and wellness and dedication to the advancement of On Your Voice, led her to Tribe 12.

Now, Sara’s vision for OYV is clearer than ever. Thanks to the help and support of Tribe 12, OYV is undergoing a transformative pivot, with a renewed focus on inclusivity, seeking to uplift marginalized voices through professional development, workshop offerings and private vocal coaching.

At the heart of OYV’s mission lies a profound belief in the transformative power of voice. By equipping individuals and teams with the tools to express their authentic selves, OYV aims to ignite a ripple effect of confidence and empowerment. In every interaction, OYV strives to amplify the voices that have long been silenced, fostering a culture of belonging and innovation within organizations.

About the Founder

Sara Schmuckler is the founder and owner of On Your Voice LLC (OYV). She is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Voice Specialist and Vocal Health/Wellness Trainer and Educator in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Temple University, Pre Graduate Certificate in Communication Disorders and Sciences from West Chester University and Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in Maryland.

Sara holds a Certificate of Distinction in Vocal pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) and Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).Sara works part-time as a clinical rehabilitation speech therapist at Jefferson University Hospital in Center City providing rehabilitative care for adults with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to voice disorders, gender voice dysphoria, Parkinson’s related vocal changes, post-stroke speech, cognition and swallowing disorders.

Sara knows first hand how devastating it is when your voice doesn’t do what you want and need it to do. She, herself, is a speaker, singer and daily voice user. Sara loves to share her passion for the human voice through her expertise in vocal health and hygiene, and to help individuals develop long term vocal wellness and voice optimization.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Sara is a dedicated crafter and choreographer, finding inspiration in adding personality and character to her home and collaborating with local schools on musical productions. Her greatest joy, however, comes from her role as a parent to her two young children, Talula and Thomas, whose developing voices and imaginative outlook on life continually inspire her. Residing in Elkins Park with her husband, children and their English yellow lab, Rosie, Sara finds fulfillment in the harmonious blend of family, creativity, and professional purpose.

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