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COACHING FOR WHEN COMMUNICATION MATTERS

Whatever your situation, you must be able to know how to persuade, entertain, educate, and inspire at the right times to the right audiences. To be the very best leader you can be, you must also be the very best communicator. Ira Koretsky (bio), your executive communication coach, helps you become that “best communicator.”

YOUR EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION COACH

Ira’s specialties are simplifying the complex and communicating effectively when the stakes are high. He regularly works with executives, leaders, and rising stars in government, associations, and corporations around the world. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business where he teaches communication, business storytelling, and public speaking.

For every situation, he will advise and equip you with the skills and tools to be successful, in your own authentic way. Ira…

  • Inspires you to be the “best communicator” you can be
  • Offers ideas and suggestions sensitive to your background, culture, and preferences
  • Is easy to work with, patient, and politely persistent
  • Provides advice complemented with hands-on help and Smart Exercises
  • Helps you share your ideas clearly and confidently

Top 10 Executive Communication Coaching Company

We are honored and proud of the award from Manage HR Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Emerging Executive Coaching Companies for 2022.” Manage HR Magazine is one of the premier human resources, training, and talent development magazines internationally.

As part of the award, CEO Ira Koretsky was interviewed by the editors. He talks about how he started The Chief Storyteller®, some of today’s communication challenges, our coaching methodology, and more.

Learn More & Read Ira's Interview

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION COACH SUCCESS PLAN

Together, you and Ira will develop a personalized executive communication coach Success Plan to help you reach your goals.

Ira provides BOTH coaching advice (strategy) and hands-on (tactics) help in your executive communication coach sessions. You will work in 6 skill- and confidence-building categories (see drop down table below with “+”). As you build your skills, you will have access to a variety of Smart Exercises and practice drills for you to work on during and in between our meetings.

Before we talk, please ensure your answer to each question is an enthusiastic “Yes.”

  1. I am ready to try new things… that may be uncomfortable
  2. I will diligently try to complete the Smart Exercises, practice drills, and preparation on time
  3. I want to invest in my future success

Why Us? Key Differentiators

When it comes to differentiating factors, these are the ones that make us really stand out.

  1. First and foremost, we emphasize storytelling, the oldest and most effective form of communication
  2. I’m an active practitioner of what I coach. To date, I have delivered more than 540 keynotes and workshops, inspiring more than 38,000 people in a dozen countries
  3. I’m an adjunct professor of public speaking, data storytelling, and storytelling at the University of Maryland Business School for nearly a decade
  4. Coaching is hands-on (“coaching consultant”)
  5. Receive practical and proven learning materials such as frameworks, tools, worksheets, and tip guides — all designed to be immediately applicable and easy-to-use
  6. Benefit from more than 50 learning modules
  7. Benefit from more than 150 Smart Exercises
  8. We use improvisational humor like television’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? in our coaching to improve information retention, participant enjoyment, and impact. I performed in over 1,000 shows with ComedySportz
  9. We “get you.” I am a techie at heart, having started the computer club in high school. I won a science fair. I was a CIO of an Army hospital. I worked for three managed web hosting companies
  10. I nudge and push you to be better, helping you achieve your personal and professional goals

6 SKILL- AND CONFIDENCE-BUILDING CATEGORIES WITH OVER 30 LEARNING MODULES

Executive communication coach services spans 6 skill- and confidence-building categories. There are more than 30 learning modules with a few examples below. During our initial call, Ira can learn more about your goals and share more about the learning modules.

1 SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS

  • Board presentations
  • Team meetings
  • Vocal variety

2 BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

  • “What do You Do?” Answer
  • Moments of Impact
  • Attending networking events

3 PERSUASION & INFLUENCE

  • Executive presence
  • Body language
  • Building confidence

4 COMMUNICATION

  • Email
  • LinkedIn
  • Meetings

5 BUSINESS STORYTELLING

  • Today stories
  • Signature stories
  • Story library

6 ON-GOING SKILL BUILDING

  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Skill-building exercises
  • Maintaining confidence

COACHING SUCCESS STORIES / PAST PERFORMANCE

Collaborating for Success

Collaborating for Success

More Confidence. More Viewers.

More Confidence. More Viewers.

“You Saved the Day!”

“You Saved the Day!”

Storytelling Increased Revenue 80%

Storytelling Increased Revenue 80%

Doubled Revenue Over 3 Years

Doubled Revenue Over 3 Years

Best Presentation in My “American Life”

Best Presentation in My “American Life”

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