About Communications Coaching

ABOUT COMMUNICATION COACHING

What is Communication Coaching?

Communication coaching is the process of using an experienced coach to guide you through your personal challenges and help you become a more effective speaker and communicator.  This is a partnership between you and your coach, where your coach asks questions and helps you see what changes you can make. Coaching provides a safe space for you to openly discuss goals and setbacks, try out new techniques, and discover or hone your authentic speaking style.  

Effective communication is a skill and an art.  We provide training to help you get your message across to your intended audience – whether that is to clients, investors, stakeholders, teams or others – while developing your personal, authentic style.  We give you opportunities to practice and to receive valuable feedback, so that you can become a more confident and polished speaker.

Fundamentally, coaching is an investment in yourself and your long-term career.  Communication coaching can help you:

  • Structure and deliver your message
  • Understand your audience
  • Improve team dynamics
  • Prepare for a pitch, panel or presentation
  • Reduce anxiety and nervousness
  • Build relationships 
  • Develop your authentic style
  • Propel your career upward

Why Communication Coaching?

Many people experience a gap in their communication skill set, which becomes more pronounced as they move up in their career.

The “Skills Gap” exists because: 

  • Oral communication is not taught at many schools
  • Many companies offer little or no formal communication training 
  • Employees often have few opportunities to learn and practice good communication techniques

As a result of the “Skills Gap,” many people:

  • Pick up communication styles, and often bad habits, from the people around them
  • Are unsure how to communicate in a professional setting with colleagues, superiors and clients
  • Do not learn how to make their message clear and succinct
  • Struggle to convey complicated concepts at a high level to a superior or client
  • Unintentionally display a lack of confidence in their work and in themselves

When you improve your communication skills, you can demonstrate confidence in your thoughts, build better client relationships, and improve your interpersonal skills.  All of these can have long-term benefits, such as a more balanced perspective, increased job satisfaction, or quicker advances at work.

Becoming a better communicator also has spillover effects to your team(s) and organization.  When you communicate clearly with your team members, you allow them to more effectively and efficiently do their jobs, which can reduce frustration and re-work.  Effective communication can also help foster trust and transparency in leaders and organizations.