Company Background

We create an exciting learning experience that engages your natural ability to speak, present, act or communicate authentically.

At the Self-Expression Center, we believe that each person has natural gifts and talents and a unique way of expressing that is compelling to others. Our mission is to create rich, learning experiences and communication skill training where business professionals and sensitive achievers discover their natural abilities to express themselves in the world.so they overcome stage fright and feel confident to share their gifts, talents and expertise to make a difference.

The Self-Expression Center was founded by Sandra Zimmer in Houston, Texas in 1992. Sandra developed a unique approach to communication training - offering step-by-step processes delivered in an environment where people are supported for being authentic rather than critiqued for mechanical imperfection. In our programs, people are honored for who they are, allowing them to relax and let go of tensions and anxiety. When people are acknowledged, their natural gifts and talents emerge. They begin to shine with confidence and they express themselves more freely and fully.

Initially Sandra taught all the communication programs. In 1996, she began to train others to teach her programs. Dennis Gallagher joined the staff in 1999, eventually taking over all the acting for non-actors classes. In 2004, Teya Sparks joined the company, taking over Office Manager duties and sharing her gifts in Communication Coaching. Currently, Sandra Zimmer and Teya Sparks offer a range of courses at The Self-Expression Houston and also at corporate locations around the country. Training programs are offered in public speaking, presentation skill training, acting classes, communication skills and more to individuals, small businesses and corporations. Sandra and Teya also work personally with individuals at the Center, by telephone and by Skype.


It's Your Time To Shine: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, Develop Authentic Presence and Speak from Your Hear by Sandra Zimmer

It's Your Time To Shine:
How to Overcome Fear of
Public Speaking,
Develop Authentic Presence
and Speak from Your Heart

...the book that has helped thousands transform
stage fright into powerful, authentic presence.

Paper back, eBook, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac.

Sandra Zimmer at the Eastside Chamber of Commerce, Houston
Sandra Zimmer presents short talks and speeches for your organization.