What is The Process Like?
Once we have taken the decision to work together, we start with a wide-ranging chat for 60 to 90 minutes. It covers areas like your personal and business life, your experience, your values, your ambitions and, perhaps most importantly, the things that keep you awake at night. Of course, we will also discuss the communication areas you want to focus on reviewing
Based on this you will receive a bespoke action plan to negotiate / sign off on. This plan will include benchmarks, milestones and targets to help keep us on track.
Situations and priorities change so, of course, the plan is not set in stone.
Expect regular iterations along the way.
1. How do I know if your coaching is right for me?
Book a free 15-minute consultation via Zoom to discuss your needs and what you want to achieve. Then I’ll send you a proposal based on our discussion. If you are happy with the plan, we can start working together.
2. What are the main benefits of doing a Comms 360 Review?
Continuous improvement in communication skills contributes to your ongoing professional development, positioning you for success in increasingly complex, challenging and dynamic business environments.
3. Will you help me to write communications?
While initially I will be happy to take on a ‘script doctor’ role for areas that need a lot of improvement, my aim is to train you as we work together so that, over time, you become more autonomous and need my help less and less.
4. As a leader I feel pressured to appear in videos but I'm too nervous. Can you help me with this?
One of the problems with the fear of doing videos is the perception people have of what a video is. It doesn’t have to be a 25-minute talk on a big stage. It’s possible to make a short, effective video where you only need to do three or four 10-second chunks to camera.
With a few hours’ training and practice you can easily master this format.
5. What if English is not my first language?
I have more than 20 years’ experience as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) lecturer. I have taught public speaking skills to school children, university students and business people from all around the world so I understand different cultural approaches to public speaking.