A DIFFERENT KIND OF COMMUNICATION COACH
I’m a different kind of coach. More like a 1-on-1 consultant. I blend together the best of my experience and expertise from being a consultant, professional speaker, trainer, and adjunct professor.
I am an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where I earned my MBA. My course, Enterprise Communications, teaches public speaking, communication, and business storytelling to about 70 honors students. The student final is a five minute, TED-Style Talk. Each student picks his/her own topic, develops engaging presentation visuals, crafts a compelling narrative told through the eyes of a personal story, and teaches us something new, as all good TED and TEDx speakers do.
YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER FOR SUCCESS
Depending upon what we are working on, sometimes I act like a coach, sometimes like a consultant, and sometimes like a professional trainer. The professional trainer comes into play when you need to build, hone, or maintain various communication skills. I draw from over 100 written and verbal Smart ExercisesTM developed by The Chief Storyteller® team.
FLEXIBLE & CUSTOMIZED COACHING
Since starting The Chief Storyteller® in 2002, I continually develop and refine our exercises, tools, and frameworks. And I continually refine our approach to coaching. Consistently, I have found co-creating your engagement structure for our meetings works best. The structure will be a blend of your goals, milestones, timetable, and availability.
Sometimes we will practice, sometimes we will collaborate, brainstorm and strategize, sometimes we will revise, sometimes you’ll do some exercises, sometimes you’ll share your activities and the results. I use a combination of in-person meetings, Zoom video, telephone calls, and email during your coaching engagement.
Whatever we do, my approach to your coaching, is to ensure you achieve your personal and professional goals, in your own authentic way.