There’s ample research which demonstrates that business and professional success depends on our ability to communicate at least as much as on our technical know-how. As recently as 2017, Edmonsdson and Saxberg, a Harvard Business School professor and a learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, urged CEOs to focus on the soft, communication skills that will enable organisations to thrive. As more of our work becomes ‘thinking, creating and deciding’ rather than just ‘doing’, it is the ability to empathise, innovate and collaborate effectively that will bring competitive advantage.
If the adage that “organizations hire people for their hard skills, but end up firing them for their lack of soft skills” is true, then companies and organisations of all sizes and in all sectors need to offer soft skills training. Our workshops and masterclasses can develop leaders and potential high-flyers, train sales and new business teams to be more productive, help new hires find their feet quickly, and encourage innovation and cooperation.
Why choose us?
We have over a decade’s experience working with senior (and not-so senior) managers in companies to polish their communication skills. We have worked with companies large and small in a huge variety of sectors – from management consultants to pharmaceutical companies, hedge funds to barristers chambers.
We consistently receive excellent feedback. Usually, over 95% of workshop participants think attending was time well-spent, and would recommend the workshop to colleagues. You can’t really ask for more than that!
- Content 82% 82%
- Presentation 88% 88%
- Usefulness 83% 83%
- Enjoyment 84% 84%
- Interactivity 83% 83%
Judith presents an excellent framework not only for understanding the inherent strength of one's existing network, but also the tools to make it more powerful.George Ajjan
I thoroughly enjoyed the session on networking. It was very different to other sessions I have seen and I loved hearing about some of the research behind it.Ruth Leach
Many thanks for an excellent session: I came away thoroughly enthused and have already put some techniques into practice at a wedding I attended at the weekend.Phil Ion
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READ OUR BOOK
A guide to making – and keeping – the connections that make your, our and everyone else’s world go round.
The book walks you through everything you need to know about connecting with other people.
Judith and Tony’s goal in the book is to get away from the manipulative ‘working a room’ concept of networking. Instead, they use the results of research into human interactions coupled with real case studies to justify the hints, tips and suggestions they propose.