Rena Cook is a TEDx speaker, author, trainer, coach and the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy serving corporate clients – attorneys, politicians, teachers, sales teams and CEOs – who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Oklahoma School of Drama. She holds a M.A. in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an M.F.A. in Directing from OU and an M.A. in Guidance & Counseling from TU. She is the author of Empower Your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life; Her Voice in Law published by the ABA; and Voice and the Young Actor, used in drama programs throughout the US and the UK. She co-edited Breath in Action: The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice. Rena taught high school drama for 16 years before she graduated to higher education. For the next two decades she taught professionally bound actors, many of whom can be seen on Broadway, film and television. Through Vocal Authority, Rena adapts actor training techniques to help individual and groups be more confident and dynamic communicators. Her guilty pleasure is voicing video games and animation.