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My Offerings

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
– 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.

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: Pricing: $500 / person

Leadership Impact – The New Laws of Relating

Strong relationships give people a reason to be aligned with us, they open doors, create connections, and propel your business forward. Weak relationships, on the other hand, breed mistrust, slow business down and leave us feeling depleted. This workshop is designed to give leaders new awareness, insights and practices to deepen their impact through relationships.

Instructional Objectives:

– Building awareness about the importance of relational dynamics in business.
– Creating a link between leadership impact and relationships.
– Creating a distinction between your role and the role of others in relationships.
– Understanding how the New Laws of Relating look in real life.
– Dissecting individual relationships to better understand how to have a bigger impact.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this program, participants will understand the importance of relationships and how the new laws of relating apply to them. They will have deeper insight into their internal relationship strategies (the good and the not so good), their your role and their patterns in relationship success or failure. They will be better able to build deeper, lasting relationships to advance their business objectives.

Format: In person. Half-day or modular training (5 instructional hours)
Pricing: Pricing: $500 / person

Mastering Q&A

Answering questions is one of the most misunderstood skills for business leaders today. Yet, it is also one of the most important. Questions from an Executive, Client, Colleague, as uncomfortable as they may be, are a rare insight into how your audience is reacting to what your trying to communicate.

When a leader is able to respond effectively, questions become one of the most valuable parts of their talk or presentation. The challenge is not that that responding to questions is overly difficult, it’s that it’s not well-practiced.

This workshop that is heavy on practice. It will demystify the Q&A process and equip participants to make the most of the questions they’re being asked in any situation.

Instructional Objectives:

– Creating an awareness about the importance of questions in business communication
– Creating a distinction between an answer and a response
– Outlining the why and the how behind effective listening during Q&A
– Establishing a repeatable framework for responding to questions
– Providing space to practice and learn how to apply this framework

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will see that questions are an opportunity to get access to what their audience is really thinking about what they’re communicating. They will be able to better listen for resistance, confusion or other barriers that the audience may have. They will have a repeatable framework for responding to questions (written and oral) and they will be able to apply this framework with confidence in their day-to-day interactions.

Format: In-person or virtual. Full Day Training (8 instructional hours)
Pricing: $800 / person

Leading Through Uncertainty

Uncertainty is the business world is nothing new, yet in recent months, it has become even more relevant. When people are in a state of high uncertainty, they will often react through the following behaviours: Micromanagement, excessive control, indecision, avoidance, and a slough of other behaviours that create friction and hold the business back.

This is often the result of them being poorly led by their leaders. Often, because their own leaders aren’t equipped to lead themselves or their teams in highly uncertain times.

This program is designed to give leaders practical guidance and a repeatable approach that they can apply when leading themselves and their teams through uncertain times.

Instructional Objectives:

– Establishing the context for uncertainty and how it impacts people and results.
– Creating a distinction between order, complex and chaotic systems
– Building awareness of how leaders must lead themselves well before leading others
– Building awareness and skills around empathy during uncertain times
– Establishing a repeatable framework identifying and leading through uncertainty
– Providing space to practice and learn how to apply this framework

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will understand how uncertainty is always present, but fluctuates in its intensity. They will be equipped to distinguish between ordered, complex and chaotic systems and contexts and will have a framework for identifying these systems in their organization. They will be better-equipped to empathize with their teams and lead them through uncertainty and they will be better able to lead themselves.

Format: In-person or virtual. Full Day Training (8 instructional hours)
Pricing: $800 / person

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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)