Testimonials

Corporate and Professional Speakers

Dr. Sushant Shinde M.D

Founder & Director, QUEST Medical Academy, TEDx Speaker, Mumbai, India

I am a doctor and a teacher. And teaching for long hours used to leave me with a sore throat very often. That’s when I met Dr. Sadhana Nayak. Before meeting her, I must admit that I was skeptical about how much she could help me as I had only read about her over the internet. Being a doctor added to my confusion, as this is a very unique field of medicine that not many doctors are trained in. However, meeting her was one of the best professional decisions of my teaching career. Her therapy and training helped me improve my understanding of the voice as a tool and to correct errors in my speaking technique while teaching. And the results have been amazing! Within weeks of her training, I could literally sing even after talking for 8 hours. I believe that anyone who needs to use his/her voice professionally should meet Dr. Nayak once. Learning the skills will prevent many mistakes that we all are prone to do. What’s more is your voice will find a new expression!

Dinesh Rahubedde

CEO, Seeds Intimate Apparel- JV Brandix Group, Visakhapatnam, India

I am fortunate to have met with such a wonderful professional and human being. She put me through a well-constructed and tailor made training program to transform my communication skills organically through mind and body. I truly admire Dr. Nayak’s professional approach towards the training program, the attention to detail and personal touch. She uses effective and excellent techniques and the entire training program is measured based on qualitative factors rather than being quantitative. In the end I had a great sense of achievement and had fulfilled the requirements as I had envisaged.  More importantly, with Dr. Nayak’s abundant knowledge and experience she was able to get the best out of me and elevate my confidence & leadership skills. With my experience of her coaching, I highly recommend Dr. Nayak’s corporate training program for aspirant corporate leaders. Thank you for your guidance and effort Dr. Nayak, all the very best!

Mr. Narendra Vachharajani

Head of Operations & IST, Essar Energy, Mumbai, India

I am a senior corporate professional and transitioning into life coaching & mentoring. As a precursor to my new career, I consulted Dr Sadhana Nayak for voice coaching as I wanted to improve my tone, diction and overall vocal delivery. Dr Nayak fulfilled all these requirements with perfect professionalism and great deal of passion and personal interest. Her training methods are personalized and are highly user friendly. As a person too, I found her very warm, friendly and approachable. I am very impressed with the voice training she did with me and wish her continuing success in her practice.

Mohit Kumar

Senior Vice President, IDFC Ltd., Mumbai, India

Unequivocally, I can say that I am a huge beneficiary of Dr. Sadhana Nayak’s training. It has been a great and exciting journey over the last 10 years. I met Dr. Nayak because my voice was not effective enough for my professional communication. Being schooled in vernacular medium, my pronunciation also was not in consonance with the requirements of the corporate world. The training started with unlearning all the bad habits that restricted my voice and learning all the basic building blocks of voice and speech. I can say with certainty that the training has helped me immensely. It has improved my confidence and helped me become a better speaker. I keep coming back and take training sessions even now, to hone my skills further.

Alishha Sachdev

International Image Consultant & Etiquette Trainer, Mumbai, India

As an international image consultant and etiquette trainer, I communicate with clients frequently, during one-to-one sessions and while conducting workshops. I realized that our voice is one of the most important mediums for communication. The training imparted by Dr. Sadhana Nayak helped me communicate effectively with my clients. Through her fun and interactive method of learning, she helped me understand the importance of relaxation along with breathing techniques and how it directly affects the pitch, strength and tone of voice. She also helped me globalize my accent resulting in effortless communication with people belonging to different countries and cultures. Thank you Dr. Nayak for the transformation you have brought about in me.

Shahwar Khan

Senior Executive, Glencore India Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India

First of all a big “Thank you” for helping me in my last minute preparation for my keynote presentation in Kolkata. Without your help it was impossible. You corrected and modified my presentation content and also directed me on how to present it in the right way. My presentation went off very well and got a lot of compliments…and the credit goes to YOU. With your training not only my voice was clear but also my confidence level was much better.

Ms. Delshad D Master

Indian Air Force Squadron Leader

Speaking without even realizing that I wasn’t breathing right and that my breathing wasn’t just the only cause of my discomfort but other deep seated anxieties and tensions also needed to be handled, before I could bring out a more confident and self assured voice. This is the lesson I take back from here. It takes a true professional like Dr. Sadhana Nayak to accurately and objectively analyze your voice problem, find the root cause of it and then work hand in hand with you to help you rectify it. This would not have been possible without the keen eye or rather ear and the expertise and years of experience of Dr. Nayak. Thank you for helping me find my breath and my true voice.

Mahesh Vishe Ph.D

Researcher, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, U.S.A

Dr. Nayak’s vocal training included many things ranging from breathing, posture to speech clarity and modulation exercises. I noticed a definite improvement in my voice in the few sessions that I did with her in Mumbai. I am sure I will see more improvement after I return to the U.S and practise regularly. Thank you Dr. Nayak!

Mehlam Zainuddin

Professor, Jamea Saifeyah, Surat India

You have helped me understand “Voice”. I look at it in a different light now.

Maya More

Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai India

I’ve always had a soft voice, which reduced to a mumble in daily speech and especially during presentations. Dr. Sadhana Nayak’s techniques have helped me go to the cause of the problem and it has immediately benefitted me in feeling confident physically and developing a better projection and better control over my voice.

Dr. Mita Dixit

Founding Partner, Equations Management Consulting, Mumbai India

Excellent training! It has helped me a lot, by learning things which are very important for a speaker like me. Dr. Nayak’s style of teaching is very good. Would love to learn more from you.

Supratim Halder

Lead, Business Process Excellence, Mondelez International, Mumbai India

I trained in accent neutralization and diction with Dr. Sadhana Nayak as I had a strong regional accent. Dr. Nayak teaches in a very unique and systematic way. The process that she followed is excellent.  I have learnt to pronounce correctly which has made me very confident and clear in my communication.

Vinayak Desai

Associate Director, Information Security, Mumbai India

As advocated by Stephen R Covey, ‘Sharpening the Saw’, i. e continually renewing yourself, your tools, techniques is one of the seven habits of highly effective people, which is mostly overlooked or underestimated by others. In fact the most important tool we use every day, almost non- stop in business meetings, presentations, interviews, is ‘our voice’. But we often neglect it or think that it cannot be improved. I have further observed that it is not only Amitabh Bacchan or Ameen Sayani, but also many corporate executives, whose success is attributable to their voice. When this dawned on me, I came to Dr. Sadhana Nayak to better my voice. With her accurate analysis of my voice and personally administered exercise plan, I got my natural, better sounding voice in 6 weeks. And of course, a better job too, with more authority and responsibility.

R Narsimhamurthy

Technology Manager, Givaudan India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

I had a very soft voice before I came to Dr. Sadhana Nayak.  This was affecting my presentations. Dr. Nayak’s personalized training has helped me learn how to energise my presentations. I feel a lot more confident than what I was earlier. Thanks!


Media and Performing Arts

Kathleen Mulligan

Actress, Vocal Coach, Associate Professor of Voice & Speech, Ithaca College, New York, U.S.A

In Dr. Sadhana Nayak I have found a kindred spirit as a vocal trainer for actors and other voice professionals. Her practical approach, extensive subject knowledge and years of experience allow her to offer the gold standard in the treatment of vocal health issues and training of the voice. Her commitment to treating the origin of vocal problems rather than simply treating the results of vocal misuse provides her clients with the tools needed to reverse vocal problems and prevent them from returning. I am proud to count her among my professional colleagues and will always continue to welcome opportunities to collaborate with her.

Seema Mody

Reporter Anchor CNBC TV, New York, U.S.A

Great experience for an Indian American to become familiarized with the Indian accent and pronunciation. Dr. Sadhana took me through the entire training program in an organized, clear and systematic way. It was an amazing way to get acquainted with the Indian dialogue. Thanks for everything Dr. Sadhana.

Shalmali Sukhthankar

Professional Singer & Finalist Zee Sa Re Ga Ma 2008, Mumbai India

Back in 2008, I was struggling with nodules on my vocal cords. I had my 1st episode of the TV reality show Sa re ga ma almost at my doorstep. My ENT recommended that I should go to Dr. Nayak for voice therapy. I wasn’t sure if I could sing at all for my episode which was to be shot in a month or two. But after I started my therapy with Dr. Nayak I was totally fine by the time of my 1 st episode. My nodules had completely gone. Cut to 2017…. I had to improve my range for some songs that were high pitched. So I went to Dr. Nayak again for range improvement and right singing and breathing technique…And her exercises are proving to be very effective. With regular practice I can go to my upper range more easily. I can feel more openness in my voice now than prior to the therapy.

Vishal Lal

Hockey Commentator, Star Sports, Mumbai India

Dr. Sadhana Nayak’s training was really outstanding. I realised that I could improve my voice with these simple but excellent power booster exercises. Three cheers to you Dr. Sadhana. Hip Hip Hooray!

Vinod Kumar Agarwal

Creative Producer - Motion Pictures, Feature Films & Entertainment, Mumbai India

I contacted  Dr.Sadhana Nayak when I was doing a theatre workshop with Ekjute. Nadeera Babbar was doing a new play “Pencil se Brush tak”. When she heard my voice she commented I had to work on my voice. I realised I need voice training if I have to get a role in the play. I consulted Dr Sadhana Nayak and did a one to one intensive voice training program with her. My voice showed a lot of improvement. I got the role and I fulfilled my dream of performing at Prithvi theatre.

Saloni Sharma

Actress, Mumbai India

I am delighted and pleasantly surprised with the changed quality and texture of my voice. I feel much more at ease with a voice that does not crack and does not sound rough. My breath has become stronger and my speech and diction has also improved. A big thank you to you Dr. Nayak.

Birjees Dost

Drama Artiste & Journalist, All India Radio, Mumbai India

I could never have imagined that voice training and care is available in Mumbai. And Dr. Sadhana Nayak can be singularly credited for bringing it to India. I trained in the voice as well as accent with her. She is an amazing teacher. Her training sessions are unique and she makes it both interesting and easy to learn. Her training has given me added confidence to infuse more depth and intensity into characterization. Urdu is my mother tongue and many people have asked me to teach them Urdu. But I didn’t know how to do that. But after her lessons in English accent training, it has interestingly given me the confidence to teach Urdu. I wish Dr. Nayak a lot of professional success.

Prrani Agarwal

Actress, Mumbai India

This is the best workshop, I have done. I learnt new techniques to improve my voice and connect it to my body in the right manner. I am clear about using my voice and projecting it. Dr. Sadhana is a brilliant coach for your voice and the connection of your voice, body and mind. She involved us with ease and interesting explanations, without pushing us. She took us effortlessly through different modules and was very supportive. It was a great learning experience for me. The knowledge she gave is something I will treasure my entire life.

Vaibhav Gupta

Actor, Mumbai India

I never thought one could work on the voice in such a scientific and logical manner. Being aware of the held up tensions in my body and being connected to my breath was my biggest learning from her workshop.

Sumit Kumar

Actor, Mumbai India

The science and physiology of voice that Dr. Nayak taught at the workshop was new and informational. I gained awareness of my body and breath. I can inculcate the exercises in my daily practice. I learnt a lot of warm up exercises which I can use before any audition or performance.

Natascha Chadha

Entrepreneur, Writer & Performer, TEDx Speaker, Mumbai India

I found Dr. Nayak’s voice workshop very useful for vocal warm ups, projection, widening the vocal range and relaxation. I loved the breathing techniques, which were very relaxing and also energizing.

Nikita Sudhir

Media & Public Relations Professional, Dubai

Dr. Nayak’s training has improved my vocal delivery significantly both in terms of voice and speech. The sessions were fun, useful and practical. Enjoyed learning from you Dr. Nayak.

Maneesh Philip

Singer, Chicago U.S.A

I have found Dr. Nayak’s voice training extremely useful and interesting. I feel as if it has opened a new and a different avenue in my voice. I learnt a lot of things about my voice that I would have never learned without this training. I appreciate the lessons you have given me.

Leena Kulkarni

Singer, Mumbai India

After searching for years, I finally received the right direction from you. You are a genius. You corrected all my errors in singing using simple & effective techniques. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me.


Medical

Dr. Pushkar Shikarkhane M.D

Physician & Singer, Mumbai India

I am a consulting physician & started learning vocal music at the age of 35. As a colleague, I’ve always known Dr. Sadhana Nayak as an excellent  ENT surgeon and voice specialist. But I consulted her for myself when I developed a hoarse voice. I was about two years into my classical music training and I would enthusiastically take every opportunity to sing. I was making mistakes & ended up hurting my voice. Dr. Sadhana checked me thoroughly and diagnosed a polyp on my vocal fold. She explained my wrong doings patiently. Her prescription of a few medicines & recommended voice therapy exercises pulled me out of the crisis. Now even after 7 years of this episode, Dr. Sadhana’s exercises help me even now and my music training continues unabated. I sing on stage and my patients and well wishers are very happy to see me perform. I am very thankful to Dr. Sadhana Nayak and wish that her expertise and healing touch helps one and all.

Sameha Tabassum

Telecommunications Professional, Dhaka, Bangladesh

My voice had become hoarse and got tired easily after speaking. My doctor in Dhaka did a surgery for a polyp on the vocal cord. After that, my voice worsened so much that I was afraid to hear my voice and I was always mentally stressed because of my voice problem. Doing voice examination and therapy with Dr. Sadhana Nayak in India, gave me a lot of confidence, which I feel was very important for me. The therapy sessions and conversations with her were very inspiring. I got a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of my voice with relation to my body and mind and how to use my voice in a better way in harmony with my everyday life. Thank you Dr. Nayak.

Veenapani Chawla

Founder & Artistic Director, Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts & Research, Auroville, India

I consulted Dr Sadhana Nayak because she is an E.N.T specialist as well as a voice coach, who is not only a singer of Hindustani music herself, but has also trained with various Western voice and speech experts in theatre and music. I took advice and training from her with regard to my voice, which had developed some serious problems. She was able to locate the physiological causes and to advise remedial measures and exercises, which I have found extremely beneficial.

Vinay Mahajan

Founder & Director Loknaad, Ahmedabad India

Before consulting Dr. Nayak, it was scary to think that I may not get cured and not be able to sing. The voice therapy exercises and a better understanding of voice production have been just marvelous. Extremely satisfying experience due to complete attention paid by Dr. Nayak. Voice is back to good cheer.

Apoorva Gajjala

Singer, Finalist Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Little Champs 2009, Mumbai India

I consulted Dr. Nayak because my voice had become very hoarse. I could not speak or sing clearly and I could not sing the higher pitches. With Dr. Nayak’s training and treatment, my voice is back to normal. I can reach higher pitches with ease. Not only my voice but my body also feels relaxed. I can sing clearly. In the past I used to have sore throats very often. That has stopped completely.

Dr. Shreedhar Archik M.S

Orthopedic Surgeon, Consultant Lilavati, Hinduja & Global Hospitals, Mumbai India

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and see about 40 patients a day on an average. I teach courses and conduct workshops and public awareness programmes. Eight years ago my voice just gave up one day. I was hoarse, could hardly talk even in whispers, had terrible pain when I spoke. I ignored it as a case of sore throat and it got really bad. I consulted Dr. Sadhana Nayak in sheer desperation. I had abused my voice so much that I had actually bled inside my vocal cords. I stopped my practice for a few days, went on voice rest. I recovered eventually but met a true specialist because of my illness. Dr. Sadhana put me on a voice therapy regime and taught me how to use my voice diligently. Thanks to her, I realized the importance of keeping the vocal cords moist, avoiding stress, precautions while exercising in the gymnasium. She has a holistic approach and made me realize that professionals like me who use their voice a lot, need to take special care.

Thanks to Dr. Sadhana, I reorganized my work schedule, my exercise routine and reduced a lot of stress generating activities. Since I was barred from raising my voice, I started to feel calm and became a good listener too. The testimony to her skills is the simple fact that I have had no voice related problems for the last 8 years, although I continue to teach and communicate with my patients on a regular basis.

Anand Prakash

Systems Engineer, TCS, Mumbai India

The pitch of my voice was very high. People mistook me for a woman on the phone. In just a few sessions of voice therapy, my pitch improved significantly to a normal range. Dr. Nayak has excellent therapy skills and in depth knowledge about the voice.

Madan Mohan Kabra

Bhilwara, Rajasthan India

My daughter had suddenly lost her voice completely in 2005. I had shown her to many ENT specialists. They found nothing wrong with her voice box and no problem was identified in any diagnosis. But Dr. Nayak’s diagnosis was excellent and my daughter’s voice was satisfactorily restored. I am really thankful to you.

Sandeep Pardhi

Software Engineer, Opus Software Solutions, Pune India

My voice used to be shaky and crack so much that I didn’t want to hear myself. Dr. Sadhana Nayak put me through a voice therapy program which has resulted in considerable improvement. Now I know that there are excellent voice treatments and therapy without medicines and surgery.

Sangeetha Narayanan

Singer, Finalist Gandharva Sangeetham Music Reality Show 2009, Mumbai India

My voice was very hoarse when I came to Dr. Sadhana Nayak for a consultation. I am very happy with the positive changes that I can see in my voice. With her voice therapy and training techniques, my voice got clearer, my pitch range improved and I am able to reach the high notes more easily. Her approach is very effective.

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