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My Offerings

Communication: The Transmission of Leadership

Communicating effectively is one of the most important differentiators for leaders today, especially in a world where technological advancement means that human-to-human connections are becoming scarce and more valuable. This could be your emails, your conversations, your presentations, choice of words or even just the way you carry yourself in the workplace.

Instructional Objectives:

– Setting the context for communication being the transmission of leadership
– Bringing awareness to the importance of communication, no matter how small the interaction
– Defining the purpose, objectives and audience for every communication
– Establishing a repeatable framework for communication

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will understand that leadership is a transmission that is communicated through consistent interactions with the people around them. They will have a repeatable framework that they can use to plan for and deliver effective communication. They will understand their own patterns (both good and bad) of communication and how to make changes to be more clear, concise and audience-centred. They will be equipped to go into the workplace and make more from their daily interactions and their larger communication opportunities.

Format: In-person. Full-day or modular training (10 instructional hours)
Pricing: $3,500 / workshop (5-10 participants)

Beyond Presentations: Delivering Content that Matters

Presentations are often some of the highest impact communication opportunities, yet they’re often approached as a ‘show and tell’ rather than as a dialogue with their audience. This workshop is about helping leaders make the right impact with their content and delivery.

Instructional Outcomes:

– Setting the context for presentations being about focusing an audience vs. an information dump.
– Delineating between different types of presentations and what each calls for from the presenter.
– Determining how best to organize content for audience engagement
– Establishing a repeatable framework for building presentations

Learning Outcomes

At the end this workshop participants will be able to build and deliver presentations that spark discussion, focus the audience around key issues and use visuals to amplify a story line. They will have an understanding of their own presentation style and how it impacts their different audiences. They will have a repeatable framework they can use to build effective presentations for a variety of business settings.

Format: In -person. Half-day or modular training (5 instructional hours)
Pricing: $2,000 / Workshop (5-10 participants)

Embodied Presence in Context: Non-Verbal Communication

This is a deep dive into presence for leaders looking to refine and deepen their communication skills.

Instructional Objectives:

– Outlining the importance of non-verbal communication
– Breaking down the various components of non-verbal communication
– Working with voice and body language as the primary tools
– Understanding the difference between comfort and authenticity
– Developing an authentic presence that is a transmission of values, ideas and inspiration.
– Providing clear, actionable feedback to individuals.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to communicate more effectively through their non-verbal communication (voice and body language). They will have a clear understanding of their non-verbal communication patterns (both effective and ineffective) and will have actionable feedback and guidance on how to make improvements. They will be equipped to carry themselves as leaders in anything from hallway conversations to company or business unit-wide town halls.

Format: In person. Half-day or modular training (5 instructional hours)
Pricing: $2,000 / Workshop (5-10 participants)

The Art of Conversation

This is a two-part program that will equip leaders with the foundational basis for having higher impact conversations AND the skills to actually do it.

Instructional Objectives (Part 1)

– Setting the context for why conversations matter in the business world.
– Demonstrating how both the quality AND the network of conversations matter for leaders.
– Bringing awareness to listening as the primary conversational skill
– Bringing awareness to empathy / perspective-taking as core conversational skills
– Establishing a repeatable conversation preparation process

Instructional Objectives (Part 2)

– Setting the context for the important role of non-verbal communication in conversations.
– Demonstrating how non-verbal communication shows up in conversation
– Creating a delineation between presenting and conversing in the context of non-verbal communication
– Bringing individual awareness to where non-verbal communication is effective and ineffective
– Providing clear, actionable feedback to individuals.

Learning Outcomes (Part 1)

After the workshop, participants will be able to identify where their conversations lack quality and where their conversation network may be lacking. They will be able to listen more authentically and will be able to identify when they’re self-referencing or tuning out. They will have a repeatable process for preparing for important conversations.

Learning Outcomes (Part 2)

The second part of the program will focus on the application of these fundamental underpinnings. Following the workshop, participants will be able to identify how body language, pace and voice impact the quality of their conversations (both their own and others). They will understand how language choices can impact their audience and what to do about it. They will be equipped to monitor their own non-verbal communication and have clear, actionable guidance on how to make meaningful changes.

Format: In-person. Full-day or modular training (10 instructional hours)
Pricing: $3,500 / workshop (5-10 participants)

Feedback and Coaching

This program is all about equipping leaders to provide better feedback and coach their people to perform better. There are no shortcuts here, just practical guidance and exercises to help build this critical leadership communication skill.

Instructional Objectives

– Creating the context for the importance of regular, consistent feedback and coaching as the foundations of good leadership.
– Creating a distinction between feedback and coaching.
– Setting a relational boundary for effective feedback and coaching
– Laying out the basic framework for feedback and coaching
– Providing feedback on style, approach and delivery

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will clearly understand the importance and the difference between feedback and coaching. They will know where, when and how to apply each of them. They will be able to apply a consistent framework for each one while respecting the nuances and differences in their people. They will walk away with clear, actionable feedback on their own approach and delivery of feedback and coaching.

Format: In-person. Half-day or modular training (5 instructional hours)
Pricing: $2,000 / Workshop (5-10 participants)

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Your Facilitator

I’m a Facilitator and Coach for leaders and their teams. What I focus on is embodied leadership. This is about taking the abstract (presence, communication, leadership, decisiveness, relationships) and making them real through actions. I’m light on theory and heavy on making things happen. I work with my clients to be more effective leaders. Specifically, I help them bring their visions, values, strategies and ideas to life. I do this through intensive workshops, facilitated group workshops and raw, unfiltered feedback. My goal is to move individuals and teams into a new operating paradigm that is clearer, deeper and far more effective than they ever imagined.

My Philosophy

In my view, leadership is about two conversations (maybe three if you stretch it). The conversation you’re having with yourself and your team. The conversation you have in the world (how you carry yourself, communicate, achieve, etc.) And the conversation people are having about you and your team when you’re not around. This isn’t complicated. What is complicated is bringing this concept to life outside of our thoughts. This is where I come in. I’m your guide in the process of taking the conceptual and make it real… for you and your team. I’m not a guru or an evangelist. Instead, I’m the person in your corner helping you and your team navigate through it all.

Experience

Travis has delivered workshops and coaching across North America for nearly a decade. He has worked with government, crown corporations and private companies of varying sizes across Canada and with private companies in the Unites States. Beyond his work in this field, Travis has spent time working at a large, public electric utility and at a global consulting firm. His approach to training and coaching is highly practical and grounded in the day-to-day reality of his clients, no matter the field. Prior to starting his own coaching a training organization in 2017, Travis worked for Canada’s premiere communications firm as a facilitator, coach and as their Regional Director for Western Canada. Education,

Training and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) – Simon Fraser University (2005)

Master’s of Applied Science (Resource and Environmental Management) – University of Denver (2010)

Urban Design Diploma – Simon Fraser University (2008)

Leadership Circle Profile Assessment Certification (2017)

Project Management Professional (PMP) (2012 – present)

Embodied Leadership Training (2019)