STAND OUT, MOVE UP, and WIN MORE OFTEN in a crowded professional world.
If you want to move up in your career, you need an edge. Communication Awesomeness® coaching is designed to give you that edge through focused, strategic action steps that help you build on your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, and communicate strategically and effectively.
What is Communication Awesomeness® coaching?
Communication Awesomeness® coaching is a 10-hour professional communication coaching program. Your coach will guide you as you apply the 5 Communication Awesomeness® Principles to your professional life so that you can STAND OUT, MOVE UP, and WIN MORE OFTEN in your career.
What are the 5 Communication Awesomeness® principles?
Since 2006, we have worked with thousands of people like you, from first-time employees, experienced engineers, sales and marketing professionals, and entrepreneurs, to investors, SVPs, CEOs, and celebrities. Each person we work with is unique, but nearly everyone has the same goal: to overcome the challenges to greater success and a more rewarding career.
We have identified 5 key communication principles that are absolutely critical to success. We call these the 5 Communication Awesomeness® Principles:
PRINCIPLE 1: IF YOU DON’T DEFINE WHO YOU ARE, OTHERS WILL.
How do your coworkers view you? How do future employers view you? Are you projecting the image you want to project? How do others talk about you when you are not in the room?
As part of your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program, we will help you define your professional image and give you specific strategies for cultivating the professional reputation you need to get ahead.
PRINCIPLE 2: YOU CANNOT BE SUCCESSFUL ALONE.
Does the leadership at your company trust you? Does your manager? Do your coworkers value your opinions and input? Do you know how to build strategic relationships with others?
You cannot be successful alone. Trust is essential. If you understand how others prefer to communicate and how to adjust your communication style to fit, you can cultivate trust. As part of your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program, we will give you strategies to help you build trust through empathy and engagement.
PRINCIPLE 3: CONTROLLED COMMUNICATION IS POWERFUL COMMUNICATION.
Do you talk too much? Too little? Are you saying the right things? Are you adjusting your communication style to fit your audience? Are you angering people unnecessarily? Are you communicating in a way that commands respect?
Communication can be a huge barrier to career growth. Here are some common complaints:
We have this great internal candidate. She is an excellent subject matter expert and is well-respected in the company. We want to promote her, but her communication skills need work. She lacks executive presence.
There is a senior position open at our company. I want one of my team members to apply, but he has trouble communicating with senior leadership. He just can’t get to the point. If he can’t overcome this challenge, he won’t be successful.
The director level requires something different. It requires more disciplined communication. We need (name) to exhibit this level of communication consistently. That’s not happening currently.
(Name) is great at her job, but in critical meetings, she doesn’t show confidence. She needs to stop apologizing and demonstrate authority.
As part of your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program, we will coach you to communicate clearly, concisely, and powerfully.
PRINCIPLE 4: COMMUNICATION MUST BE STRATEGIC.
Communication is complex. The attitudes, experiences, goals, and frustrations of the people you work with should impact how you communicate with them. There is no single, perfect strategy. You must observe, adapt, and respond to changes in the room, in your audience, in yourself.
As part of your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program, we will coach you to read the room, adjust your body language, consider different communication approaches in the moment, and make quick adjustments to ensure that you are successful as you communicate in challenging situations. We will help you bring together multiple strategies and think differently and more strategically about how you communicate.
PRINCIPLE 5: NOTHING CHANGES UNLESS YOU DO.
We want you to be successful. Knowledge is not enough. You must change how you interact with the people around you. You must change your routines.
As part of your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program, we will coach you to action. We will recommend changes in your routines and help you identify opportunities for growth and success.
In addition to coaching in the 5 Communication Awesomeness® principles and supporting strategies, we offer support in three “bonus” areas. We can incorporate coaching from each of these areas into your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program as needed.
Bonus Topic 1: How to cultivate confidence
Confidence is a challenge for many professionals, but it doesn’t need to be. We can help you trust yourself more deeply and perform more effectively.
Bonus Topic 2: How to speak well in public and give an effective presentation
Have an upcoming presentation or speech? No problem! We can help you with content, delivery, or nerves! We have a lot of experience in this area: We’ve prepped executives for keynote speeches and major product launches and helped speakers at our client companies prepare to speak at numerous IT conferences and events. We have helped clients with internal projects such as customer events/conferences, product/resource/investment pitches, and all-hands meetings. We have also led presentation development and delivery workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, New York, and New Jersey.
We have trained thousands of people on presentations, public speaking, and related skills, and we are happy to help you with these skills as part of your Communication Awesomeness® coaching program.
Bonus Topic 3: How to overcome language insecurities.
Concerned about your pronunciation or vocabulary? Need to improve your writing? Getting complaints from your manager about your email tone? We have worked with professionals on everything from grammar to accent reduction. Just let your coach know that you have these concerns, and we will help you to address them.
How does the Communication Awesomeness® coaching program work?
- We begin with a free 30-minute consultation.The initial consultation will take place over the phone or video conference. We will learn about you and your goals, walk you through specific areas where the Communication Awesomeness® program can help you reach these goals, and answer any questions you may have. The consultation is completely free and there is no obligation to sign up for coaching. You can request a consultation here.
- We listen. Before the program starts, we want to learn more about you. This will help us customize your Communication Awesomeness® program to more effectively meet your needs. We will send you an onboarding questionnaire that will help us more fully understand your goals, strengths, and challenges.
- Communication Awesomeness® coaching begins. During your first meeting with your coach, we will introduce you to the 5 Communication Awesomeness® principles, outline your program for you, and give you access to your digital notes. We will also get you started on practical steps you can begin working on immediately.
- Coaching continues. Your coach will work with you for a total of 10 hours, typically meeting for one hour each week. During each session, we will discuss your communication challenges, review key principles, and practice essential strategies with you. Your coach will encourage you to come to each meeting with questions or observations about strategies you’ve practiced.
- Coaching concludes. By the end of your 10-hour program, you will have: 1) A new understanding and definition of your professional self, 2) A solid understanding of the 5 Communication Awesomeness® principles and the supporting strategies that can help you STAND OUT, MOVE UP, and WIN MORE OFTEN in a crowded professional world, and 3) A plan of action for reaching your goals strategically.
How can I get started?
The quickest way to get started is to contact us. We will respond to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with you, so we can understand your goals and answer your questions.
Is the program in-person or online?
For the vast majority of our clients, coaching takes place via video conference. We use Zoom, Google Meet/Hangouts, Skype, and other technologies, together with shared, online documents, to create a smooth coaching experience. We occasionally meet clients in person in Silicon Valley; however, due to our clients’ busy schedules, we find that video conferencing offers the best combination of focus and flexibility.
I just want one or two hours of coaching. Is that possible?
We want you to improve your skills and move toward your goals. We have designed Communication Awesomeness® as a 10-hour program, because we have found 10-hours to be optimal for long-term success. Once you have completed a full, 10-hour Communication Awesomeness® program, we are happy to meet with you on an hourly basis for ongoing support. If you have not yet completed a full, 10-hour Communication Awesomeness® coaching program, please contact us for a free 30-minute consultation. Still think only one or two hours is all you need? Let’s talk.
Do you offer Communication Awesomeness® coaching for teams?
Yes! We can deliver short (90-minute) or long (full-day) seminars on Communication Awesomeness® topics to small or large groups. We can also provide individual coaching to multiple team members. Please contact us so we can provide options for you.
How much does the program cost?
We use a simple pricing structure for our coaching programs: Pricing includes all coaching, materials, and other expenses. For specific pricing information, please get in touch. Many of our client companies reimburse their employees for professional development programs like Communication Awesomeness®. Please contact us so we can discuss options with you.
Can you give me some examples of successful outcomes from past Communication Awesomeness® clients?
Sure! Our clients have been hired into manager, VP and C-level roles at major public companies, transformed their professional images, changed careers, received promotions, and started companies. Our clients have applied their coaching to successful presentations and keynote speeches at major conferences, overcome team conflict and interpersonal communication challenges, discovered new levels of self-confidence, and changed their futures. We have delivered well over 20,000 hours of coaching since 2006 for clients at over 100 different companies. We know what it takes to be successful. We look forward to helping you too!