Last night, I attended Conversations among Women hosted by Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.  It was truly an inspiring evening which had me thinking long into the night.

At the center of my musings was the concept of building coalitions.  How the network of support around us makes professional life possible.  How asking for help and being of help is EVERYTHING.

So this is both a shout-out to my team and an invitation to you to assess your coalition.  Who is on your team?  Do you have the support you need to make it all work?  If not, what would it take for you to get it?

My thanks to:

Susan Eichhorn Young, the woman who keeps my voice on track.

My Laryngologist and his incredible SLP staff at The Voice Center

James Myers, my accompanist and accomplice

My office community at Impact Hub Boston

My dear friend and professional support guru, Tamsen Webster

My partner Karl

My ride or die posse:  Elizabeth, Pilar, and Tru

Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay.  She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user.  Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker.  For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit