About the Creator
Lisa Bjerke, MSLP, R.SLP S-LP (C)
Director of Optima Communications
Lisa is a registered and certified speech language pathologist who graduated from the University of Alberta with an undergraduate degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, with Distinction, in 1987 and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1996. She is the director of Optima Communications and the Accent on Clear English (ACE) ™ Training Program. She is a corporate communication coach working with clients to enhance communication skills. Lisa consults with the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine Post Graduate Medical Education Program as a communication coach.
A recognized expert in accent assessment and training, Lisa is the author of Accent on Canadian English: a pronunciation program for speakers of English as a second language™ , Accent on Canadian English™ e-book, Accent on Clear English™ e-book and the Accent on Canadian English Pronunciation Assessment Kit™. She coaches and facilitates accent modification programs to support English as second language (ESL) speakers in corporate, educational, and private settings.
Lisa also facilitates “Train the Trainer” Accent Modification Workshops across Canada and internationally. These workshops are designed to assist speech language pathologists and ESL instructors to accurately evaluate pronunciation and provide effective accent modification program.