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Everyones road to success has its own twists and turns. For more than thirty years, weve facilitated challenging conversations, helping individuals and teams overcome roadblocks, fill in potholes and see around curves. Ready to accelerate your journey? We’re ready to help.

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One-On-One Coaching

Whether you’re a senior executive or solopreneur, your success depends on growing your self-awareness. Coaching helps.

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Great ideas sprout faster from great teams. Accelerate your team’s performance by letting them grow together.

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Corporate Leadership Courses

Looking to invest in your high performers and rising stars? Our courses teach skills that are proven to make better leaders. 

The Look & Sound of Leadership Podcast

Executive Coaching Podcast

Hosted by Tom Henschel

An ongoing, monthly series of executive coaching tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived. Ranked in the top 1% of all 2M global podcasts!

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1.   Set Your Goals

During our very first, free conversation, you answer the question: “If the coaching were a fantastic success, what would be different?”

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2.   Design Your Program

Together, based on your goals and budget, we design your personalized professional development experience.

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3.   Build Your Skills

The real work – and rewards – begin here. We address only the issues that will move the needle for you. And we do it in a way that works for you.

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Political Savvy

Political Savvy

Ignore workplace politics at your peril. If you flinch and think, “I hate politics,” try swapping out “politics” for the word “relationships.” Our latest free Tool PDF will show you how politics are all around you all the time – and how you can manage them. Help yourself!

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Career Wellness

Ready to move up in your organization? Working with a guide can reveal the path to your next best thing. Long-time career coach Michele Calderigi has helped leaders discover success and satisfaction in the workplace for decades. Visit Michele here.

Difficult Conversations

Tough Talks

This month’s podcast episode challenges you to set healthy boundaries. A powerful skill-building tool is “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” from the wonderful folks at the Harvard Negotiation Project. A helpful, friendly, practical resource.

30 years of the Look & Sound of Leadership

More than thirty years of listening.

Whatever questions you have about leadership training, rest assured, the Essential Communications team wants to hear them. In more than thirty years of executive coaching, training and teaching, we’ve learned that many people share similar concerns about how they’re perceived in the workplace, but each leader learns and grows in their own way. Helping you find your way is one of our superpowers.

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Want to know how we can accelerate your success? There’s only one way to find out. Schedule your free conversation with Tom today. No pressure. No charge. And no time like the present to get started.

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