We offer tailored private communication coaching experiences.
This leadership communication skills development program is customized to your learning goals. The program begins with two intensive launch sessions followed by 10 coaching sessions.
A speaking coach will focus on preparing the speaker for an upcoming event or teaching the fundamentals of exceptional speaking in a private format. These programs include 3-6 sessions, depending upon the session length and needs of the speaker.
3 months +
Through career coaching, we help people move gracefully to new roles and titles. We help new leaders prepare for higher-stake communications like speaking to the Board, investors, media, and all employee audiences. We also help people interview for bigger roles and step-up opportunities.
3 months +
Our accent reduction programs include “live” coaching and recorded lessons. We know how to improve your ability to hear and replicate new sounds. We work with you to convert those new skills to habits.
3 months +
A voice coach for speaking is incredibly personal and the improvements make you powerful. Speaking authentically is most influential. Learn how to use your voice to convey credibility and influence your audiences.
Our coaching is unlike any other
Your Speak by Design coach is invested in both your personal transformation goals and your business goals.
It is rare to find a speaking coach who know how to teach leadership communication skills that connect your personal transformation goals with your business transformation goals. Other coaches will only focus on personal transformation goals. Imagine that you are introducing a new process at work. Your coach will help you craft the message and the right delivery to maximize your influence in your upcoming meetings. We will help you better command the discussion, use the right body posture, vocal style, message structure, and creative attention-grabbing techniques. This helps you meet both your personal transformation and business transformation goals. This is how you and your ideas become the obvious choice.
The best speaking coach will help you set business goals alongside personal transformation goals so your growth happens faster.
Speak by Design coaches have you identify short-term and long-term goals and help you prioritize the activities to reach them. The greater your focus, the better your communication.
What are you doing in the next two weeks and over the full year? Your coach can help you jettison the tasks that are not aligned with your personal transformation goals and your business goals. Having a clear idea of exactly what must be done, clarifies your focus. Having clear priorities and goals helps clarify communication. This helps simplify the complex for your many audiences. We are looking for those small communication habits that are limiting your influence and impact. Suppose your goal is to be a more concise speaker. Literally, you should need less time in meetings because you are saying less. Try ending them sooner than you used to and see the ripple effect on your time management and productivity. That has an enormous compound effect on your year, and on your teams.
The best coaches help you decide the kind of role model you aim to be with your teams – mastering time management and sharpening your focus can lead to healthier communication habits.
Speak by Design coaches bring you new models, frameworks, and systems to share with your teams. These tools have long-term profound impact on careers and teams.
Nothing is more gratifying than hearing former clients using and teaching our models and frameworks years after their programs. We know that the best way to learn is by doing. We know the best way to master a concept is to teach it. We encourage our clients to teach the concept within 48-hours of learning it. We often ask them to teach it back to us at the next session.
The best coaches train you to be a good coach to others. As a leader, learning how to teach others is an essential part of your coaching experience.
Speak by Design coaches are builders.
Your speaking coach is helping you build systems and processes for how you think, speak, and react. Coaching becomes a fascinating experience when you can tell that what you are doing in your work is not from a manual. Speak by Design coaching begins with a clear set of activities and concepts. From that springboard, your coach builds a tailored system for you. Your coach can help you build scripts for videos and conference talks, talking points, FAQ guides, trainings, and materials for pitches. The more you let your communication coach into your business goals, the more your coach can help you build intellectual property, communication systems and plans that you can bring back to your teams.
The best coaches behave like a personal business partner who collaborates with you to build resources and knowledge assets you can use for the long term.
Your Speak by Design coach documents every interaction with your progress, the new tools covered, and where to focus forward.
We document every session, so you give yourself credit for progress and actions. We also document the tools and frameworks covered, so we can quiz you at the next session on what you remember and what you have been using. We always close a session on where your head should be. Mindset shifts are the best ways to change deep rooted habits.
The best coaches support you throughout your growth journey, reminding you to celebrate your own greatness.
Your coach ends with closing thoughts that leave you on a high note.
How you begin and end your coaching sessions is a sign of the quality of the coaching you are receiving. Come to your sessions prepared to share what is going well, what could be better, and what is coming up for you in the next two weeks. The coach will always come in with a topic, but your learning will be best if the coach can connect that to what is going on at work. Your coach reflects on the whole session and shares a more expansive view of what just happened together: “You said a couple of things that made me wonder if this feels like a competition with your peers. Put your blinders on. Your peers do not matter. Be a helper. It works like a charm and it feels great.”
The end of the session is a moment where you get to be inspired by your coach.
Speak by Design knows how to sustain the impact of communication coaching.
With our programs, you receive access to Speak by Design University to watch videos and download our best handouts and tip sheets. We have prepared a space for you to explore at your pace. After completing a program, you can decide to join Speak by Design University to continue learning. We are constantly uploading content and lessons.
The best coaches ensure each lesson sticks for years to come.
Your Speak by Design coach helps you become the obvious choice.
Think of a person who looked at you as greater than you see yourself. That is what a coach is. Your coach sees the potential and knows the path to reach it. They will help you overcome every obstacle.
“I want to be the kind of leader my coach thinks I am.”
We won’t forget the day we met
NEITHER WILL YOU