Team Collaboration and Communication Skills

Team Collaboration and Communication Skills

Foster community and increase efficiency by helping your team members develop important skills for collaboration.

Individual Public Speaking + Presentation Skills

Individual Public Speaking + Presentation Skills

Give your individual team members the skills they need to present their ideas, demo their projects, and thrive in leadership roles.

Inspire Your Team + Foster Collaboration!

Communication and public speaking for today’s teams.

Open and skillful communication in the workplace increases team efficiency, productivity, and fosters community while lowering employee turnover and recruitment costs.

Developing a deeper level of self-expression, self-awareness, and confidence in your team members will help them thrive in any business context – from one-on-one and team meetings to sales calls, and onstage presentations. Empower your people with these important communication skills so they can experience:

  • Increased professionalism and presence
  • Ability to speak with clarity and intention
  • Enhanced relationships and cooperation
  • Ability to navigate situations on the fly
  • Confidence presenting in front of a group
  • Reduced social anxiety
  • Improved leadership

Increase each team member’s confidence.

We want to help boost the confidence of each team member, to increase their efficacy, and deepen their collaboration.

Whether on the management track or as an independent contributor, the questions are the same:

  • How do I know when it’s my turn to speak in a meeting?
  • What if I’m asked a question and I don’t know the answer?
  • I’m comfortable answering questions based on data, but it’s difficult to be creative in brainstorming sessions.
  • People say they can’t hear/understand me.
  • How do I pay attention when the person who is speaking is boring?
  • I know what I’m talking about, why don’t they just listen to me?
  • I have to give a presentation and I’m really nervous.

Specific tools to meet your specific needs.

In workshops, classes, events, and in 1-to-1 coaching, we build a custom plan to focus specifically on what your team needs to achieve their goals.  Some common topics we explore are:

Vocal Technique
Resonance, volumen, projection, stamina, control, consistency

Posture, breathing, grounding, owning the space

Articulation, non-verbal cues, listening, cultural differences, healthy dialogue

Enunciation, pronunciation, accents, intonation, pacing, timing

Intention, authority, influence, intuition, boundaries

Navigating different cultures, ethnicities, work styles, IQs

Perfectionism, vulnerability, authenticity, limiting beliefs, social anxiety, imposter syndrome

Gestures, pacing, timing, stage logistics, pre/post presentation self-care, content writing, recording

Improvisation, freeing, singing, narrative

What other people are saying.

“Sam coached me and a group of my colleagues at Aruba Networks (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) on presenting and public speaking. She made the session fun and interactive by peppering in the techniques and skillsets required for an effective and powerful singer as it would relate to a presenter before an audience… a very interesting addition to what other public speaking / communication / presenting courses that I’ve had in in the past are missing.

As would be required for a strong singer before an audience, Sam coached the group to vocalize, powerfully and confidently, which is incredibly important, but seems to be missing in your traditional presentation courses. At the same time, she honed in on the power of authenticity in connecting with your audience, not just didactically, but through example with her own refined skills in connecting with our group.

I have highly recommended her to former colleagues now at other firms and hope to see more presenters more effectively interact with their audience in the future… so much more fun, educational, and engaging than the vast majority of presentations most of us are exposed to routinely!” JK, Aruba Networks, an HP Enterprise Company

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To discuss your goals and needs in more detail, please fill out the form below, or email

Workshops, Talks and Coaching

Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

Our fun and experiential workshops and networking events are a perfect way to build confidence, develop communication and presentation skills, and foster belonging and community.

We'll work with you to create the perfect experience for your group or team.

For More Info:

Contact Sam, or drop us a line using the form below.

Brown Bag Sessions + Talks

Brown Bag Sessions + Talks

We'd love to come in and talk to your group or team! We'll customize the right talk for your group. Some previous topics have included:
- Communication and Presentation Skills for Sales and Marketing
- Communication for Women
- Communication Skills for Engineers
- Investor Pitch Preparation

For More Info:

Contact Sam, or drop us a line using the form below.

1-to-1 Coaching

1-to-1 Coaching

We'd love to give your team members the time and attention they need, with 1-to-1 coaching that focuses exclusively on their individual needs.

All coaching includes:
- Custom coaching plan based on your learning style, needs and goals.
- Personalized progress tracking and accountability.
- Private online folder for your notes and resources.
- In-between meeting check-ins.

For More Info:

Contact Sam, or drop us a line using the form below.

Who We've Worked With

Organizations and Clients

We’ve taken our workshops and talks into large companies such as Aruba Networks/Hewlett Packard, and Dell, as well as startup accelerators including 500 Startups and RocketSpace.

Our client list also includes folks from Magic Leap,, Apple, Cisco, Amazon, EA Games, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Chrome, Google Cloud, Google X, Airbnb, FitBit, Rev, Twitter, Zynga, Boostable, Twitch, June, RackSpace, ZeroCater, Texas Instruments, and more.


Our participants come from all types of professional backgrounds including attorneys, accountants, developers, engineers, marketers, sales people, managers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and more.

They also come from all over the world including China, India, Korea, Croatia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Netherlands, France, Lebanon and Switzerland.

We work with people of all genders and sexes, and seek to foster workplaces where all voices are heard, and all team members can thrive.

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