A Different Kind of Coach
As part of your Data Storytelling program, you select the coaching participants. Ira develops a coaching program to complement and extend the concepts and ideas shared in the training and consulting services, as described above. Ira offers coaching in a safe learning and feedback environment.
Ira approaches coaching differently. Sometimes he is your coach… offering advice and making suggestions.
Sometimes he is your consultant… providing specific how-to’s on addressing situations, handling Q&A, practicing, and developing narratives, stories, and visuals.
Sometimes he is your “professional trainer…” suggesting exercises and activities to help you build, hone, and maintain your storytelling skills.
For every situation, Ira will advise and equip you with the skills and tools to be successful, in your own authentic way. As your Data Storytelling coach, Ira provides BOTH advice (strategy) and hands-on (tactics) help in several skill- and confidence-building categories.
Ira blends the best of his experiences and expertise from being a consultant, professional speaker, trainer, and adjunct professor. Ira is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where he earned his MBA. He teaches public speaking, communication, business storytelling, and data storytelling to about 70 honors students. The student final is a five minute, TED-Style Talk.