Every time an employee fails to speak up in the workplace, it costs a company approximately $7500 USD. (Crucial Learning)
If every employee, from entry-level to executive, could speak up and influence?
Our Step into Your Moxie® vocal empowerment system is at the root of our training programs because we want each of your employees to be able to walk into any room, into any conversation, and onto any stage and speak up for themselves, the ideas and issues that matter to your company, and call people to take action.
While many communication development programs look at confidence, presence, and what to say in various communication contexts, Step into Your Moxie® training experiences support participants to develop their inner and outer voices.
Your employees will leave our training not only understanding what they are supposed to say but with the ability to navigate through the discomfort that often arises during high-stakes speaking situations.
Senior Business Leaders, Managers, Sales Professionals, Female Leaders, and R&D, Innovation, DEI, and Other Critical Teams
In the 2-day, in-person or virtual program, participants will strengthen their inner and outer voice so that they can speak up for themselves and the ideas and issues that matter most to your company. Through a mix of coaching, training, improvisation, real-world simulation, provocative conversations, and actionable communication templates, participants develop the mindset, skill set, and habits to speak with power and impact and move people to take action on their ideas whenever they speak.
The holistic curriculum focuses on setting participants up for multi-layered success. Through mastering their own self-leadership and practicing the nuanced skills of high-impact interpersonal communication, persuasion, and negotiation, program participants dive deep into their own thinking and behavioral patterns and role play different types of relevant communication and leadership scenarios. They emerge more cohesive as co-workers and eager to bring their new learning and habits to their roles within your company.
Departmental or Emerging Leader Training
Presentation Skills or Pitch Preparation
Patient Safety and Healthcare Staff Retention
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Women’s Leadership Intensives
Employee Engagement and Wellbeing Initiatives
What if your company focused on creating (or shoring up) a workplace culture that develops and champions its high potential women?
What would be the impact if your organization established a robust pipeline of skilled and confident women leaders who were ready, as opportunities arose, to move your company forward?
If your company is not championing women to lead and live into their highest potential as leaders, your emerging women leaders are probably not advancing within your organization the way they and you want.
This is simple to rectify. Your high potential women can immediately amplify their communication and leadership skills, and you don’t have to send them off-site to do it.
We offer a yearlong women’s leadership experience, just for your high potential women, where they will receive hands-on, practical, holistic leadership skill development that translates into real-world application.
Plus, we can help you create and execute a Corporate Gender Responsibility™ (CGR) plan. (CGR is a company’s ability to create and sustain a culture and brand that protects and empowers employees, board members, customers, and community members of all gender identities.)
Organizations committed to CGR look at women and non-binary employees’ experiences and how to improve them from recruitment, hiring, and onboarding through management, ongoing development, and advancement.
Curious to discover where your organization is succeeding (and has room to grow) in its support of women in the workplace?
Many organizations have diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plans and training. Yet too many employees don’t know how to show up as allies for employees with marginalized identities without centering their own voices and experiences in conversations and advocacy. Allyship, the practice of using one’s voice, power, and collective influence to draw attention to and address the needs of one or more oppressed groups, is the key to creating safety, belonging, and dignity for all employees.
Depending on your company’s existing programs and resources, we can support the creation of allyship in the workplace by:
*We partner with an international network of diverse consultants to lead dynamic, experiential virtual and in-person micro-training that brings awareness and understanding of the unmet needs of marginalized employee groups.
For most people, navigating conversations where there is the possibility of disagreement or conflict is uncomfortable. And yet, shifting conversations from difficult to daring is one of the most important skills a person can possess. Employees who make a habit of facilitating daring conversations create and sustain better relationships, engender more trust, better manage stress, and prevent resentment and burnout. In this training, participants will develop the self-awareness and tools to avoid staying silent, ruminating, or winging high-stakes conversations. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:
Through a mix of experiential activities, practical training, role play, and self-reflection, in this training, participants cultivate the confidence, strategy, and communication skills to be dynamic persuasive communicators. They develop the ability to manage fear and self-defeating thoughts connected to persuasive communication, and they learn how to address impromptu challenges by staying flexible, listener-centered, and on message. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:
*Note: Training can be designed specifically for sales professionals. This version of the training also includes how to tell relatable client success stories that show prospects your product or service will work for them, plus how to use compelling bonuses and limiters to prompt timely decision-making.
For too many leaders and business professionals, thought leadership is something you aspire to after you’ve achieved a certain level of success rather than something you are actively pursuing once you know you have something to say and contribute. Giving presentations, moderating and serving on panels, and being interviewed on podcasts or TV segments are effective ways to make a more positive impact. Unfortunately, too many people are waiting until they are chosen rather than positioning themselves (and their companies) for these important opportunities.
In this training, participants will develop the confidence, clarity, and charisma to speak up as thought leaders – on behalf of themselves and their companies. They will develop their speaking presence, practice communicating in front of an audience, and develop a “Yes, And” attitude toward visibility opportunities. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:
Design thinking is a common approach to addressing problems and surprising and delighting customers (or employees) by centering their voices in the creation and development of innovative solutions. It can be used to generate new products and services, identify and fix oversights in existing programs and offerings, and shape important written and verbal messaging. When improv is used in each stage of the design thinking process, as it is in this training, it accelerates idea generation, wards off perfectionism and groupthink, and heightens vocal empowerment.
In this unique design thinking training, through a mix of interactive improv exercises, experiential role play activities, provocative discussion, and rapid-fire prototyping and pitching, participants boost their communication skills and increase their ability to innovate irrespective of the constraints they face. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to: