Authentic Presentation, Communication and Leadership Development.

Workshops. Programs. Coaching.

Learn to create great relationships

Connecting to your audience is a skill; it can be learned and it can be practiced.

Is your business in transition? Are you growing, shrinking, under new ownership? Perhaps there have been some personal changes in your organization - or changes to your products - or the market place. Many businesses are discovering the need for effective communication has never been greater.

We've talked to thousands of professionals and executives about what improving communication would look like and three critical questions emerged:

How am I showing up (under stress)?

  • I judge myself
  • I stop breathing
  • My heart races
  • I lose my place
  • I get defensive
  • I stop listening

How do I want to show up (under stress)?

  • I'm calm
  • I breathe well
  • I listen well
  • I stay present
  • I ask questions
  • I consider the best impact I can have

What do I want to get better at?

  • Connecting with my audience
  • Trusting the process
  • Collaboration
  • Inspiring my audience
  • Permission to fail/succeed
  • Having fun!

What does this look like for me and my organization?

Permission to Connect

Getting Out Of Assessment And Into Relationship

Connection Lab is an active exploration of some primary communication principles.This exploration can be done in a 1:1 coaching environment, in small groups or large cohorts. Participants get up on their feet and experience real-time feedback about when they have the most impact-and when they have the least.

Active Exploration

Participants get up on their feet and experience real-time feedback.

One on One Development

Connection Lab in a 1:1 coaching program is a developmental communication intensive. It is a deep dive into what an individual is currently practicing, deciding if their current impact is desirable and what they might want to get better at. Separating ones relationship with their content and their relationship with their audience is itself a practice and requires some time on stage to fully understand.Each 1:1 Connection Lab coaching program is unique, flexible and dedicated to supporting individuals through their journey to become a highly impact-full presenter and a model communicator for others in their organization.

Group Programs

Connection Lab in small groups and cohorts is extremely effective as an introduction to these powerful principles- as each participant has an audience built in to the experience. Supporting others as they take turns presenting on stage develops an appreciation and an appetite for high quality relationships- then participants go from audience to presenter themselves.Experiencing both sides of the collaborative creation of great relationships is a powerful invitation to start practicing these principles outside in the real world. Participants connect in new ways, work on new competencies together, and have a whole new relationship to feedback.

"No other methodology I've seen comes close to generating the lasting impact that Connection Lab generates for participants. These are not simply workshops with tips and tricks to avoid the pain of public communication. Instead, they are powerful experiences that make communication a joy and help people unlock their own compelling character."

Will Tynan, Harvard MBA Candidate

"We've used Connection Lab for leadership development across the company, and received feedback that it's the best training people have ever taken."

Cathy Hawley Sr. Director, People Development, Return Path

"My Connection Lab experience has opened a new door to my professional development. I see the benefits of my program in both my work and personal relationships, my staff is more responsive to me, as is the most senior management."

Chris Hamel P.Geo. District Geologist, Exploration, Cameco Corporation

"Equipped with the skills and methods I've learned through Connection Lab, I was able to help a group of eight senior leaders in ways that I simply could not have done before. One of the participants came up to me and said it was probably the most valuable time he has spent in his entire career from a developmental standpoint. The power of learning and development and the honoring and gratitude that comes with that is absolutely fundamental to what this firm stands for."

Mark Frein, Director of Operations, Return Path

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Phone: 646.780.9946