Public Speaker & Coach

Speak Powerfully and Effectively

Executive presence includes the ability to speak powerfully and persuasively. Leadership impact is inextricably linked with effective communication. Leaders must know how to articulate and convey their messages skillfully, often in public settings.

But public speaking isn’t just for business executives or politicians. Whether you are a fund-raiser, PTA President or simply want to deliver a great toast at your son’s wedding rehearsal dinner, your ability to speak well matters.

Dick offers a time-efficient means to high-impact communication that focuses on your objectives, not generic topics. This is individualized training and coaching specific to what you want to achieve.

Package 1: Get Ready To Talk

  • Prepare for a specific presentation – a fund-raising appeal, sales pitch, board presentation or wedding toast.
  • Address content, message and delivery.
  • Put your best foot forward.
  • Three-hour individual coaching session.


Package 2: Executive Presence

  • Build your personal leadership brand.
  • Develop powerful presence.
  • Communicate effectively to groups large and small.
  • Four, 3-hour individual sessions.


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Client Testimonials
  • “With Dick’s coaching, mentoring, advice and guidance, I successfully made the transition from manager to leader.  Dick is an experienced professional with a personable style and affable approach.  While retained by my employer and working with me, there was never a feeling of mixed loyalties.  There was never any question in my mind…Dick worked for me, with me, in a trusting, open, honest and direct relationship, focusing only on maximizing my personal and professional potential.”

    Keith Smith Vice President Investment Services, Fiserv
  • “Dick has been a major influence in my career. His advice has been invaluable.  He has an unusual combination of expertise. His business acumen has given me added perspective on key business drivers and helped me to better focus on them.  He also has great instincts about people and organizations. Through working with Dick, I am better able to understand how to be successful in a large, complex organization.  As a result, I have increased my leadership impact.”

    Ivan Tornos President, Europe, Middle-East, and Africa Regions, EMEA Division, C.R. Bard Inc.
  • “I really valued the time that we spent together and wanted to let you know that your impact on my career will not be forgotten. I especially appreciate the safe place to speak my mind and your honest feedback and thoughts. Your ability to take my sometimes incoherent and not politically correct thoughts and turn them into golden nuggets was invaluable.”

    Nicole Torgrimson Director of Operations, Audit, Deloitte Calgary
  • “You coaching was invaluable to me and I want you to know what an impact you made.”

    Mignona Cote Senior Director Information Security, Aetna