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My approach

My approach
I work with your quirks.

Individual coaching:

No one likes or trusts someone they perceive as phony. Everyone is quirky in their own way and I work to make you a more persuasive speaker WITHIN your authentic personality.

Here is what I know: When your real personality shines through, your audience will trust what you have to say. Whether you are extroverted or introverted, straight-laced or irreverent, tranquil or neurotic, authoritative or timid, every personality type can be trained to be a more persuasive speaker. Without a doubt, upping your persuasion game will make you more effective in your job, and will escalate your success, and the success of your company.

My approach to individual coaching is to meet you 'where you are' and raise your game by giving you bite-sized enhancements that make sense and work for your specific personality.  My goal is to make you a more credible and more persuasive speaker within your authentic personality.


Clients I have trained have raised their persuasion game in just two or three sessions. That's the way I like it. I have no desire to try and turn clients into annuities. I hate when that is tried on me.

One on One Training

Individual persuasion training is worthwhile for those who have a critical presentation coming up, such as an investor pitch, an important client presentation, a media appearance, an new product launch, a book tour, or industry or company speaking presentation. One on One on one training is also especially effective if your business pitch just isn't working and you don't know how to fix it. 

We focus 1 on 1 on the content, the story, the analogies, the cadence and the delivery that will make your pitch convincing.

For those interested in exploring one on one training, the first hour is exploratory and it is on me. We meet over coffee, or Skype with coffee, and discuss your challenges and what you need to get from our time together. I do not take on a client unless I feel that I can make a difference in a reasonable amount of time.  When we agree that I can take your persuasion skills to the next level, coaching sessions after the first hour are $275 an hour. Training averages 2 to 3 hours in total.

Group Intensives

I conduct half-day intensives with the selected group from your organization. In these intensives I work with your team to story-fy your data and design your pitches to produce the emotional response necessary to spur your buyer or target audience to action.  Together, we create absolutely compelling and powerfully persuasive presentations for those critical proposals and pitches. The group intensives are appropriate for groups sized 2 to 20 people, and cost $3000.

Cactus Plant
Training for:
Client pitches
Media Appearances
Board Presentations
Panel discussions
Product introductions
Book tours
Keynote speeches
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