Project Be You is designed to do just that.
We instill confidence through teaching practical lessons to help our children communicate effectively, overcome fear of public speaking and develop leadership skills. Project Be You was inspired by my two children and created for them. What started as lessons for my children now, 7 years later, has touched the lives of more than 1000 students worldwide. Our classes, workshops, webinars and special events make a difference that lasts a lifetime.
We invite you to take a look around our site, contact us with questions or concerns and let us help your child build a better future.
My name is Anna. I am an award-winning speaker, communication coach, and the founder of Project Be You, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth.
A while back, as a mother of two, I was faced with the challenge of finding a place that focused on developing a child’s communication skills with no luck. To fill the gap, I started classes, and over time they became – Project Be You.
As a communication coach, I specialize in taking away the intimidating factors of public speaking. I teach public speaking engagingly and encouragingly to achieve the desired results.
My students come to me when they need help with confidence, boosting self-esteem, assistance with passing the interviews, nailing the presentations, or organizing their thoughts to be a part of the group.
I have been working with children for over 7 years now and have developed several unique programs to teach communication skills to kids of all ages.
I love what I do, as I believe that effective communication is the key element in future success for our kids.
Give your kids the gift of confidence, I can help.
Coach Anna has always been extremely supportive, enthusiastic, and insightful in her teachings. Her classes provide a safe environment where young students such as myself are able to realize the true value of communication and innovation. She's truly an inspiration. 🙂
I think we can all feel that you love teaching and communicating with us, you always find new ways to involve us in our club’s management process, especially those who don’t usually speak up. Personally, I learned many unique, valuable skills from your club, such as starting a creative project from scratch, speaking impromptu, and various speech tips in aspects that I had never considered before. Most of all, your clubs were one of the only opportunities for me to express myself in creative ways without a set topic or boundary and enabled me to set foot in a field that I am now working to further develop. Thank you so much for being our coach :))
Хочу поделиться нашей историей обучения у Анны Скоби. Моя дочка Настя (сейчас ей 12) занимается с Анной более 6 лет и я наблюдаю за эти годы потрясающие результаты! Дочка является победителем и призёром многих конкурсов по Public Speaking, в том числе и денежных. Она с удовольствием участвует во многих лидерских проектах, сама умеет находить себе проекты, регистрироваться, договариваться со собственниками бизнесов, обсуждать цены за свои услуги и товары, она не стесняется вести переговоры и добиваться нужных результатов. Она сама вела переговоры с Fullerton University, когда они пригласили ее быть их представителем для middle schoolers в Pitch Competition! Занятия Анны - это не только Public Speaking, это необходимое в наше время развитие всех soft skills! Ребёнку очень нравятся эти занятия, она с огромным удовольствием ждёт из каждую неделю! Поэтому мы от души рекомендуем занятия с Анной, поскольку это самые ценные вложения в образование детей! Эти знания очень важны и нужны нашим детям независимо от того, какую профессию они выберут в жизни! А Анна - талантливый педагог и ментор, который умеет нежно и аккуратно вложить правильные знания и навыки в наших детей! В этом году Анна набирает 3 новые группы, занятия проводятся на английском. Мы уже записали нашего младшего ребёнка в младшую группу по пятницам. Присоединяйтесь к нам! Location Aliso Viejo.
I think the feedback you give us is very helpful for our personal development! Also, the lessons and messages you inspire us with during each class are meaningful and thoughtful. Overall I am very thankful for the opportunities you bring us!! 🙂
Coach Anna not only demonstrates guidance to her students but also encourages us to step out of our comfort zone. She always provides constructive feedback on my speeches and I know I’ve improved to be a better speaker because of her feedback. Through her mentorship, I’ve not only improved my speaking but I’ve learned valuable skills such as speech structure and how to write a speech that draws in the audience. Coach Anna is a very easy person to talk to and I am thankful for her lessons.
Your classes were my first time being in a public speaking/ leadership club and I feel very thankful that I had you as my coach. Your lessons helped me to slowly get out of my comfort zone and become more comfortable speaking in front of my peers. When I was in the club, you made it a very enjoyable experience and made it feel like a safe space to practice my public speaking skills. I believe that I was able to start a public speaking club at my school because of the great advice and lessons I learned from you! Thank you, Coach Anna!
In my opinion, all of your classes are very valuable. Through your classes, I have learned the importance of leadership in a group environment. This will hopefully help me in my future endeavors as I continue to explore the world of business. Your classes have helped me to improve my speech and as well as the way I present myself in front of others. Your method of teaching is very intuitive and interesting and helped me to really focus on the topics I wanted to learn. I have always appreciated where you allow us, students, to try and apply the knowledge we have learned by letting us conduct meetings. Thank you.
Coach Anna has taught me so many things throughout my time with her. She has brought me out of my comfort zone and made me a better storyteller. I nailed my interview and I am so excited. In every class that I have with coach Anna, I always learn something new that I take with me in my daily life. I am so blessed to have her as a teacher and I recommend her to anyone wanting to be a better speaker!
Hi Coach Anna! I think that your classes are very valuable since they’ve taught me how to run a class and I appreciate how you give your students the ability to speak during every session.
Anna is an exceptional coach and advisor in helping individuals of all ages reach their full potential when it comes to presenting and public speaking. As a college student, especially during the time of the pandemic, I haven’t had much practice with public speaking, especially when it came to important presentations. With Anna‘s help, I was able to successfully present my project, clearly articulate my ideas, and find comfort in myself while my peers assessed my work. Yes, it was nerve-wracking - but with Anna’s preparation and coaching, I have never felt more comfortable speaking in front of an audience and felt good about it afterward!
Katherine (a college student at Chapman University)
Anna is amazing and very professional teacher. Her every lesson is unique and very interesting. Looking back I’ve realized that I’ve been able to achieve my goals within 5 months of regularly having public speaking classes with her. Initially, I was a bad communicator, always shy to speak and was terrified by having small talk conversations. I am not scared of small talks anymore and actually find a way to enjoy them. Also I was able to make a nice presentation at work. In addition to that, I think, it helped me to get a promotion as well! Thank you Ana ❤️. I am looking forward to having more classes with her!🤗
Olga (adult student)
My daughter was always very shy, but as she was growing up it started to worry me that she was having a hard time interacting with people outside of her family. If someone would ask for her name, she would hide behind me and would be ready to disappear. Every time she would start a new activity she would be extremely worried and would not speak during new lessons. So I decided to place her in the leadership/public speaking class taught by Anna. My only hope was that Anna’s lessons would help her be more confident and would allow her not to wish to disappear when a spotlight was on her. After about 8 months I began to see results. She participated in her first speech competition. Although she was extremely worried and nervous about it and to be honest I thought she would back out at the last minute, she did it! She gave her speech and was so surprised by how exciting the whole experience turned out. I also began noticing that she wouldn’t hide behind me anymore when someone new would ask her a question or would say hi to her. Finally, a few weeks ago she completely blew me away when she struck up a conversation with a salesperson at a groceries store and very confidently answered all of the questions and even volunteered some of the information herself. So, I’m extremely happy with the progress my daughter is gaining in Anna’s classes and I’m looking forward to more things that she can learn.
I’m so glad we met Anna and my daughter started to empower hour communication and empower hour problem-solving classes. My daughter absolutely loves it. My daughter was always shy about expressing her own opinion or speaking up during class at school. It affected her grades at some point. After taking classes with Anna my daughter developed great skills of creative thinking, putting her smart thoughts into words. She now speaks in front of other people and feels absolutely good about it. She is no longer scared to raise her hand and answer a teacher’s question. It is great to see her becoming a more confident and enthusiastic speaker. Thank you Anna for all the time and effort you put to make the classes so entertaining and cognitive.
Anna is such an amazing teacher! Smart and creative, kind and patient, great personality, excellent sense of humor. She is equally loved by kids and their parents. I strongly recommend Anna’s classes as they are always very educational and fun!Jessica (parent)
My daughter has been attending Anna’s classes for 5 years and I can see how her confidence and imagination grew over the years. Thanks to Anna, Elizabeth understands the concept of how to earn money and that it is ok to fail if something doesn’t work. Try it again and don’t give up if something doesn’t come easy. She also learned how to process her ideas and put them on paper and give presentations at school. Elizabeth has been complemented by her teacher in her regular school on how well and comfortable she feels in front of a large group of people. I am very grateful for Elizabeth to have such a compassionate, passionate and knowledgeable teacher such as Anna.Masha (parent)