We encourage a proactive and research-based approach to strategic communication training and strategy development. This helps individuals have a positive impact on others, on their organizations, and, aspirationally, the world.
Humans around the globe are more connected to each other than ever before. Yet each individual views the world through a strong cultural lens, forged from largely invisible forces. That lens can at times paint differences as negative, leading to misunderstanding and conflict. This workshop explores how culture directly influences how we communicate. It encourages participants to analyze their own cultural lenses in order to develop skills and strategies that can lead to more effective exchanges and collaborations.
It is not enough to hold a one-time awareness session about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Individuals from diverse backgrounds must learn to communicate with each other in meaningful ways. This workshop helps to break down the barriers to effective communication. We focus on three parts: analyzing ourselves, analyzing "the other," and then developing the mindset of a nimble, flexible communicator who builds bridges. In doing so, we consider how an each individual's knowledge, skill, and motivation contributes to or detracts from a wholly inclusive organizational culture.
Effective communications are built on strategic planning. We can help to identify and analyze audiences, craft goals and objectives, and fine-tune tactics that support an organization's mission.
A good presentation leaves a lasting impression. We can help individuals and groups organize and write speeches, build presentations, and hone their public-speaking skills.
For more than 15 years, he has helped organizations tell their stories to audiences around the world. He has led communication and marketing teams, written speeches for executives in a variety of industries, and produced a documentary filmed in four countries about the impact of English for business.
Chris currently sits on the Marketing Advisory Committee for National Ski Patrol. In the past, he served on a graduate advisory board for the Communications Department at La Salle University and as president of the Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) during a nine-year tenure.
Chris holds an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, a master’s degree in communication from La Salle University, and a bachelor’s degree in art history from Boston University.