Acacia Duncan


Acacia Duncan 

Senior Director

Executive Communication Coach and Trainer 

Before becoming an ICF Certified coach and joining Articulation in 2016, Acacia spent fourteen years as a corporate coach and trainer in the retail sector. As a coach, she specializes in helping clients discover their authentic voice and unlocking the confidence to achieve their goals. As a facilitator, she has created and led training and development courses for groups of up to fifty. By keeping the room lively and curious, and asking questions before answering them, she creates an environment that fosters adult peer learning.

In addition to coaching and facilitation, Acacia is a professional theatre director and actor. Her years of experience on and off stage have taught her to how bring out the creativity in any individual or team and how to engage an audience.

Acacia graduated from Miami University with degrees in Theatre Performance and Economics and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and with the SITI Company. She lives in Columbus with her husband, Matthew Slaybaugh, and her adorable Weimaraner, Beckett. 

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Public speaking tips- why do we need a problem

What’s the Problem: Getting Your Audience to Care

In public speaking, defining the problem that your idea addresses is far from a waste of time. In fact, if it is not clearly identified, you will have an even bigger problem on your hands: an audience that doesn’t care.
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Our Top 8 Thought Leadership Articles of 2018

Happy New Year! If you’re looking for top tips for public speaking and executive communications, this post is for you. we’ve rounded up our most popular articles from 2018.
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one idea worth sharing speech

How do you choose the one idea worth sharing in your speech?

Three public speaking tips from executive communication coach Acacia Duncan that can help you hone in on your one idea for a successful TED-style talk.
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