Approach

Communication can be taught, and we get results

Everyone can become an expert communicator

"Once a poor communicator, always a poor communicator" is a popular myth. Ironically, the primary reason this damaging myth exists stems from current models of communication coaching.

Communication instruction has roots in one of two approaches:

Academic

  • Taught by academics or former journalists.
  • Focuses on messaging and sentence structure.
  • Uses research which assumes homogeneous workplace populations.

Artistic

  • Taught by actors or voice coaches.
  • Focuses on physical and vocal adjustments.
  • Uses acting techniques appropriate for actors, not professionals.

In short, most communication coaching uses a narrow approach which simply doesn’t work.

Combining research with hands-on tools

Adjustments to body language, tone, and messaging are important tools used to enhance communication. That said, in order to facilitate buy-in and achieve lasting results, clients must also gain a deeper understanding of communication skills, and why they're important. For this reason, our work always incorporates the latest, most compelling research.

Our clients know…

WHY…

  • communication patterns emerge for certain populations
  • certain strategies are effective for them

HOW TO…

  • expertly use various tools: vocal, physical and verbal adjustments
  • consistently use strategies to optimize on-the-job performance

Our clients understand the research behind the art of persuasive communication and how to translate research into action. They persuade, collaborate, and lead most effectively.

This is what sets us apart.

"Our trainees find it thrilling and fascinating to work with [VCC]. Eliza vastly improves her trainees' public speaking skills within minutes."
Polly Endreny Holmberg
Training Lead
The Alliance for Science