Front Page

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION COACH

Be sure that when you speak, you are heard.

Learn to structure your thinking and be fully present in the moment.  By drawing on my 20-year career in theatre and 23 years as an executive coach, I will help you develop your personal presence, whether you are delivering an executive presentation, or simply making a comment in a meeting.

Barn owl sitting in a window

Offerings

Don’t take my word for it, here’s what my clients say:

LoriAnn Girvan
Chief Operating Officer / Artscape

One of the best training experiences I've ever had.

Thank you for one of the best training experiences I've ever had (and I've had a few)!

Greg Gulyas
Former SVP, Business Development and Outsourcing / IBM Canada

Our day with the Client was a success!

We used Simon’s help on a number of specific occasions when we had critical presentations. I remember a large deal where we had a complex set of executive presentations to do. The Client wanted to hear from the technical experts and not the sales team. These folks weren’t confident in their ability to present and would have preferred to have root canals instead of speaking assignments. Simon worked with each person individually and coached them on an effective message and approach. Our day with the Client was a success!

Randee
OLG

I never knew how much a pause could mean to me as a speaker!

I never knew how much a pause could mean to me as a speaker! Wow! I liked that the course was practical, not a lot of jargon (B.S.).

Mike Goffin
Regional Director General, Ontario / Environment and Climate Change Canada

I have never seen such a positive response to training.

After the first time I brought Simon in to provide training, I had many staff come into my office, completely unbidden, to thank me and tell me it was the best training they had ever received. In all my years in government, I have never seen such a positive response to training.

Marie
Loblaw Company Ltd.

Best course I have ever taken.

Best course I have ever taken; fantastic positive 1:1 feedback and extremely effective.

Lally Rementilla
President / Quantius

Life-changing course.

Thank you once again for inviting me to join this “life-changing” course. It has given me so much confidence and structure that will truly alter the course of my life… I am sure of it.

Dalton Philip
Former COO / Loblaw Companies Ltd.

You're a class act.

You’re a class act – and by far, the BEST coach I’ve ever worked with.

Anonymous
Bruce Power

Highly effective.

I hope every leader in our company is fortunate enough to take this course.


Latest Articles

Am I the only one who finds the term ‘personal brand’ slightly distasteful? How to use communication to build your reputation with integrity

I am occasionally asked to speak to groups about personal branding.  I understand why, as I teach executive presence, leadership and communications.  But I’m not overly comfortable with the term.  It feels less than genuine, smacks of crass self-promotion.  It feels fake and Machiavellian.  Typical advice for building your personal…

Continue Reading Am I the only one who finds the term ‘personal brand’ slightly distasteful? How to use communication to build your reputation with integrity

Sorry I was on mute, could you repeat the question? How to bring more life to your conference calls

We’ve all been on a conference call and heard someone apologize for being on mute and ask to have the question repeated.  This baffles me.  There is nothing associated with being on mute that impedes an individual’s ability to hear a question.  So, what are they really saying?  That they…

Continue Reading Sorry I was on mute, could you repeat the question? How to bring more life to your conference calls