I'm Skyler but please call me le red balloon.

I am not your average coach.

I am here to coach leaders through the process of negotiation and self advocacy, breaking through all of the systemic factors and barriers that keep their professional and financial advancement stagnant, together we are bringing greater equity to their tables of leadership, companies, projects, families and lives.



Skyler is a dynamic speaker, trainer and Madame of Ceremonies who designs and facilitates critical courses that enable leaders {of any age, seat, culture, and creed} to engage with work, the world and themselves in a real, deep, and metamorphic way.

If you’re looking to hire a trainer or speaker for your team building event or consultant to design and deliver powerful professional development offerings.


Every transformation begins with the desire for something to be different.

If you’re great at advocating for others but not yourself, if you know you’re making less than your colleagues and you’d do anything to avoid rather than approach a conversation about your income, rates or value - it’s time for us to self-advocate. Skyler will coach you to the other side, where freedom resides.

workshops & programs

Skyler hosts team building, creative workshops and professional development programs around the city in collaboration with community partners.

If you’re interested hiring her for your event or in sponsoring an upcoming event that builds equity, knowledge within your organization or the communities it serves, we would love to connect.

Your Advocate, Skyler McCurine

“Earning your value through self advocacy is an act of social justice.”  My own journey towards earning my value began seven years ago when I started my consulting business, Le Red Balloon.  It was in my business that I came to truly understand all of the ways I had internalized that I should be grateful for the opportunities that I had earned. Anaïs Nin said, “the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” It was in this spirit that I enlisted the help of my mentor and colleague, negotiation expert and confidential advisor to some of our country’s most influential leaders, Ann Marie Houghtailing.  Learning the language, strategy, and skill of advocating for my value deeply transformed my own life and my immediate community; the need to not only do but bring others along and proselytize this work became my focus. Once my work was devoted to styling my Butterfly Queens, women for leadership, now I focus on the language, strategy and inner strength to self-advocate for a more equitable world. I do not merely have a profession, I have a devotion. While I still work with private styling clients, my primary focus is coaching individuals through the self advocacy and negotiation process and speaking unto that end or beginning rather.

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