• Learn how to communicate like an inspiring leader with Executive Presence and charisma.
  • Command attention and drive business results when you articulate your vision.
  • Learn to speak up, ask for what you want and say ‘no’ when you need to.
  • Receive the recognition you deserve when you convey your ideas with clarity, confidence and conviction.

Articles

Seven Steps to Kicking Career Destroying Communication Habits
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Carole Lewis No comment
20 May

Seven Steps to Kicking Career Destroying Communication Habits

The Bad - And The Good The bad news about communication habits is that they are ingrained and we do them without even being conscious of it, the good news is that once we are aware of our habits – we...
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Walking Coaching – Executive Coaching With A Twist
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Carole Lewis
2 May

Walking Coaching – Executive Coaching With A Twist

Putting your Best Foot Forward! There is nothing like a good walk to help clear your mind, boost your energy, and get you thinking of new options. I was working on a project some time ago and fe...
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Be Real, Be Human In Your Communication
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Carole Lewis No comment
19 Apr

Be Real, Be Human In Your Communication

As I opened a new bank account some time ago, the young woman serving me was efficient and professional and we proceeded through the process quickly. That was until she started to explain the fees tha...
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HR Insights into Communication Challenges – and What To Do About Them
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Carole Lewis No comment
10 Apr

HR Insights into Communication Challenges – and What To Do About Them

As an external coach and trainer, I’ve spent the past fifteen years or so supporting leaders to communicate more effectively. In doing this I’ve noticed common challenges that leaders face in consiste...
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Business Networking – Love it or Hate it?
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Carole Lewis
2 Mar

Business Networking – Love it or Hate it?

If you love business networking, you’re probably in the minority.  I haven’t got any official numbers on how many people love or hate this ‘thing’ we need to do in some form or the other to succee...
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W.A.I.T. – Why Am I Talking?
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Carole Lewis
14 Feb

W.A.I.T. – Why Am I Talking?

W.A.I.T… Why - Am - I - Talking? I love this acronym! It reminds me to consider what I’m saying and whether its the right thing to say in the moment. These are some of the questions that sit wi...
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Are You Listening?
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Carole Lewis
1 Feb

Are You Listening?

How often do you do these things while you’re ‘listening’ to someone else: You nod and smile and pretend to listen, but your mind is somewhere else You don’t give them your full attention (loo...
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The Science and Art of Navigating Awkward Office Interactions
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Carole Lewis No comment
21 Dec

The Science and Art of Navigating Awkward Office Interactions

When was the last time you experienced an awkward office interaction? Navigating the complex world of human interaction is something we do on a daily basis, yet can still get wrong after years of p...
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Are You Wasting Time and $$$ on Communications Training?
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Carole Lewis No comment
7 Jul

Are You Wasting Time and $$$ on Communications Training?

Organizations spend thousands of dollars on communication skills training yet so often nothing permanent changes. Sure, some useful techniques are learned and even used for a short time, but then the ...
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Avoiding Brain Drain
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Carole Lewis No comment
23 Jun

Avoiding Brain Drain

When was the last time you stopped to think about your brain? If you’re like most people you go throughout the day using your brain (although there is always the argument that some people don’t) and ...
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Slow Down. It Will Make You A Better Communicator
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Carole Lewis No comment
22 May

Slow Down. It Will Make You A Better Communicator

Have you ever been forced to slow down? I spent some time this week reflecting on how an injury two years ago forced me to slow down and reflect on my own communication habits. I’m an avid hike...
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Want to communicate well with your team? Get to know their brains
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Carole Lewis No comment
6 May

Want to communicate well with your team? Get to know their brains

Paul considers himself a reasonably good communicator. He leads a team of eight, reports directly to the CFO and deals with a handful of established clients. Generally things go well. However, there a...
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Tell them, Tell them, Tell them – Old Advice backed by Science
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Carole Lewis No comment
12 Mar

Tell them, Tell them, Tell them – Old Advice backed by Science

Tell them what you are going to tell them Then tell them Tell them what you told them Have you ever been given this advice about speaking? I began my training and public speaking career ...
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The Key to Developing Better Communication Habits
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Carole Lewis No comment
25 Feb

The Key to Developing Better Communication Habits

Bill knows that communication skills are not his strength. He also knows he wasn’t promoted to Vice President because of his communication skills. He’s worked in finance for years, knows what’s ha...
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Smartphones – Communication Aid or Enemy?
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Carole Lewis No comment
23 Feb

Smartphones – Communication Aid or Enemy?

Sorry I got our meeting time wrong, I’d read your message on my i-phone Could you please resend the document – I deleted it from my phone Sorry I responded in that tone, I read your message on m...
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Visualize Your Way to Communications Success
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Carole Lewis No comment
16 Feb

Visualize Your Way to Communications Success

Imagine these scenarios: You are presenting a plan for a new project at a board meeting, 10 senior board members are watching you. You stand up, deliver your presentation with ease and confidence...
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Simon Stevens – Executive Vice President, Product Development, Chery Jaguar Landrover, Shanghai

"Coaching sessions with Carole are a mental work out – challenging and a massively fulfilling experience in equal measure.   The course of 12 sessions had a truly profound impact on my career path and personal life, in ways I would never have predicted.  What sets Carole apart is her engaging style, a way of questioning that guides you to reach your own conclusions and an infectiously positive approach.  Each session brings clarity and leaves you with an energy for change.   I particularly appreciated Carole’s flexibility in scheduling sessions to suit my personal situation – this, in turn, enabled the outcome of the engagement to be substantially more valuable."

A Change In Mindset About How I Communicate – Senior Executive – Hong Kong

"Carole really helped me change my mind-set about how I communicate in different situations. I gained numerous insights into the way I interact with others and we generated some simple action steps that I knew I could and did take and that have really made a difference.    She is very professional, reassuring, supportive but gently stretching and is great at following up on points discussed previously, or points just mentioned in passing, to check on progress / relevance / readiness to discuss in more depth. I found that really helpful."

A Different Perspective on Communication – TM Entreprenuer Hong Kong

Before I met Carole, I used to think communication is just a way to pass information from one person to another. Now I see that communication is multidimensional. It is also a reflection of yourself. I learned a lot from Carole in this short time span, more than what I could have accomplished at my own pace. This has helped me grow personally and professionally and has been a valuable experience.

An Increase In Executive Presence – Marianne Johnson, VP/Regional Manager, Human Resources

"Through my coaching with Carole I was able to lift my executive presence, gain the confidence required to make challenging decisions and become a better leader.  The logical and effective frameworks Carole introduced in the coaching easily transferred into my everyday life.  Carole’s warm and personal style and inspired me. I cant recommend Carole highly enough to those looking to be inspired to make change."

 

 

Life Long Lessons – Philip Stride – Managing Director Sustainable Solutions Limited

"Carole’s patience and extensive experience helped me reach some very challenging goals. The most rewarding part of the coaching was overcoming obstacles that allowed me to continue to move forward. These are lessons that will stay with me for life! I would highly recommend coaching with Carole as an incredibly effective way to get the most out of life."

 

Transformational Training – Karey Pohn – PHD

"What an absolutely wonderful training it was.  I can't thank you enough for your knowledge, grace and for making it fun and keeping things going.  You are a great role model as a coach and that you really gave our cohort a firm foundation that has stood us in good stead throughout the training.  In short, all of the things that we learned in the training, you provided a living example of.  Transformation happens when the conditions are correct, and you helped to model that for me."

Great Workshop and Practical Techniques – Dr Simon Miles – Business Owner, My Writing Coach



"Take Carole's Goal Setting Workshop! It could be the most useful couple of hours you've spent in a long time. In such a short time it gives you practical techniques that you can use again and again." www.mywritingcoach.org