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Nicole Wells Kurtzman

Nicole Wells Kurtzman

Adjunct Instructor

Nicole Wells Kurtzman, MFA, turned her greatest fear–public speaking–into her greatest passion and has since taught thousands of professionals to do the same. She founded the communication consultancy, Speak Wells, and has run workshops and coached individuals at some of the world’s most prestigious law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations. Wells has taught courses at NYU’s Stern School of Business and the New School as well as NYU School of Professional Studies. Some notable clients are: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Cushman & Wakefield, DE Shaw, and the Smithsonian Institution.  Wells teaches Speaking without Fear and Speaking Impromptu at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Currently Teaching

Speaking Without Fear

Overcome the fear of public speaking with tried-and-true strategies that desensitize your fears and help you to perform well in spite of them.

Speaking Impromptu: Never Sound Unprepared Again (Even If You Are)

This course is designed to help you develop poise, clarity, and a sense of ease with impromptu speaking.