Is This You?
What my clients have in common
My clients want to do excellent work and make a positive difference in the world. They recognize that communicating well — within their organization and to the outside — will increase their impact.
I work with teams and individuals who are expertise-based and provide services. They are professionals and business people in a wide array of fields. I work with them in person in the San Francisco Bay Area, and remotely in other parts of the U.S. and internationally.
I help teams communicate more successfully, internally and externally. Communicating well enhances their workplace environment, improves their numbers, and increases their impact.
You will be most successful working with me if:
- You recognize that better communication skills are critical for your workplace environment, when talking with your clients, and for all your marketing efforts.
- You are motivated to learn and you’re willing to try out new attitudes and new behaviors.
- You love what you do and the clients you serve.
- You want your business to grow and you want more success.
- You value the members of your team and are committed to working collaboratively for the success of the entire team.
If that describes you and your team, why not provide the opportunity to build the communication skills you need, to bring out the best in each member? I can help expand your communication skills so that every member is more confident and effective in every conversation, meeting and presentation.
Is This You?
Do all members of your team have the communication skills they need? If they don’t, your team is not performing as well as it could, and that translates to time and money lost. Why not invest in providing your team the opportunity to build those communication skills, so that you and your business are more successful?
Are any of these statements true for your team?
We do great work but we have a difficult time communicating effectively to our clients and potential clients about that work. We’re probably losing business because we don’t know how to talk about our work so that we make a great impression.
We need to convey complicated material in a clear, concise, compelling way and we find that especially difficult. It’s as though we don’t have the language to make it simple enough, and we end up losing the interest of our listeners. They look lost.
Some of us need to make presentations but, quite honestly, none of us is great at it. We delay preparing and seldom practice. We promise ourselves we’ll do better next time, but we’re not sure how to do that.
Although we want to be the messengers, too often we just turn to PowerPoint and hope that our slides will do a good enough job for us. We know there’s got to be a better way. It’s just that we’re so used to doing it this way, we balk at trying to find that better way.
Our communication skills in the workplace, with our colleagues and reports, are not as good as they should be. We avoid having difficult conversations (or we have them too quickly) and when we do, they’re sometimes ineffective (or too contentious). We’re not getting issues resolved in a cost-effective or timely manner (or in a way that preserves relationships).
If we could better communicate expectations and feedback, we’d have a more collaborative culture and a lot more workplace satisfaction. As it is, we’re so busy, and we’ve developed some bad habits in the ways we communicate with each other. We’re not sure how to do differently.
Learn about how I work
If your team is the kind of client described here and has any of the issues discussed — and you have the qualities of an ideal client — please learn more about how I work.