authentic communication : speaking | messaging | media | strengths coaching

Our goal is to provide you and your team with relevant and meaningful learning experiences. You can attend a public course as an individual, or build a unique leadership track. Either way, you will become more of the compelling communicator you were meant to be.

  • Your Authentic Speaking Style™

    Your Authentic Speaking Style™ (YASS) is the acclaimed,1.5-day on-camera learning experience at Interact Studio, offered as a monthly open-enrollment course and customized for teams to reflect your company culture and communication challenges. As a participant, you will give several recorded video presentations with real-time feedback to provide a new level of comfort, presence, command and influence.

    In addition to breakthrough personal development, clients tell us that YASS provides a transformational team experience, and members come away with a deeper level of trust that resets high-performance. You will gain:

    • Awareness of your authentic style of communication and stretch areas
    • An understanding of your story, and how it can increase your natural authority
    • Comfort with physical command as an element of presence
    • Experience with the level of listening that influences others
    • Insights into designing a message for listener engagement

    Details: Tuition, $1200 per person. YASS runs 1.5 days: 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Day One; and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Day Two. Development package includes an additional private coaching session at $500.

    April 30th - May 1st, 2020

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    June 4th - 5th, 2020

  • Customization

    We’ve been listening to you for 20 years. We know you’re exhausted by canned courses. You want something relevant, meaningful and fresh. Our curriculum is a collection of interactive programs that share a central focus on authenticity and results. You can attend one class for a tune-up, or build an entire leadership track, customized for your organization. Interact has no “off the shelf” programs. We’re in the customization business.

    Leadership Presence

    Speaking and Presenting

    Mastering the Media

    Messaging, Storytelling

    Executive Coaching


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  • Leadership Presence

    Leadership Presence is a experiential workshop that offers a practical look at presence and how to leverage it for greater influence. The program can be tailored for your leaders and your culture.


    • Leadership Listening
    • Physical Confidence
    • Clarity and Brevity in Communication
    • Warmth and Likability
    • Authenticity, vulnerability, storytelling
    • Articulation of vision
    • Conflict handling styles
    • Healthy Confrontation

    Details:  Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.

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  • Engage: Tools for Difficult Conversations

    A crucial trait of leadership is the ability to craft messages that support understanding, acceptance, engagement and positive public relations.

    Whether it is a performance discussion with an employee, a challenging meeting with customers, or a media interview, we have some tools that can help you prepare and deliver.

    In this 3.5 hour workshop, led by Susie Adams, veteran corporate communications executive and leadership coach, you will be introduced to the tools, see them at work in some real life video examples. You’ll also practice in role play scenarios relevant to you.

    You’ll leave more confident and more prepared for your next challenging conversation.

    Details: Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.

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  • Your Authentic Story

    Have you noticed that the most interesting, authentic people have a strong sense of self?

    They know who they are–and what their life has taught them. They’ve made sense of their lives. They have insights about who and what have helped shape them. When they share what they’ve learned from these influences, we lean in.

    We will be engaged by you, too, when you’ve gone through the sense-making of owning your story. After all, we see you as you see yourself.

    The workshop covers five modules:

    Module 1: Your Backstory

    Module 2: Defining Moments and Turning Points

    Module 3: Mentors and Messengers

    Module 4: Your Take on Life

    Module 5: Stories for Your Organization

    Details. Tuition, $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm. Development package includes private coaching. Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.

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  • Leadership Presence for Women

    “Leadership Presence for Women” is a new learning experience at Interact Studio for women who want to uncover the strength of their voice, embrace their power, and experience command in an authentic way.

    The 1.5-day on-camera course is offered as an open-enrollment course. As a participant, you will give several recorded video presentations with real-time feedback to provide a new level of confidence and influence.

    You will also gain:

    • Insights into “Telling, Owning and Planning Your Story”
    • Experience with open postures and physical command
    • Resiliency: the value of personal and professional set-backs
    • Navigating the Difficult Conversation
    • The Art of the Question

    Details: Tuition, $1200 per person. Hours on Day One, 2:00-5:00pm; Day Two, 8:30am-4:30pm. Development packages include a private coaching at $500.

    To schedule a call with Lou Solomon and discuss this program, contact Tina Tyler at

  • Introduction to CliftonStrengths®

    There is a reason that over 20 million people have completed Gallup’s CliftonStrengths® assessment. It is a positive, strengths-focused approach to understanding who you are, what you like and how to turn your talent’s into strengths.

    In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will be introduced to CliftonStrengths® and your top 5 strengths. Susie Adams is a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® and she will lead an interactive workshop that is fun and enlightening. You’ll leave with your assessment reports and other information you can use at work and at home.

    Details: Tuition is $375 per person (this includes the CliftonStrengths® assessment). Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm. Team, organization options are also available (see below). This workshop is for small groups to allow for rich discussion. Put your name on the list to be notified of the next session.

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  • Private Studio Sessions

    Our private studio sessions are designed to give you an individualized understanding of your strengths and the stretch areas—all within the safe environment of Interact Studio. Most sessions involve script review, the development of story, on-camera practice, and video viewing.

    Speaker Development

    Are you facing a moment in the spotlight? Maybe it’s your first time speaking to a big crowd, or you’re making an important presentation to your board. Could be you’re working on your personal development as you advance in your career. Whatever your goals around delivery, presence, messaging or even slide simplification, we will embrace them as our own and help you succeed.

    Executive Media Sessions

    Many people are anxious about media interviews. But when you practice with expert coaching, you’ll be ready. We will help you define short and sturdy key messages, and bridge back to those messages to stay on track. These sessions are designed to help you be authentic in high-stakes moments, with the confidence of knowing how to answer any question that comes your way.

    Leadership Communication

    Commanding tough conversations, motivating teams, inspiring confidence, creating alignment – all are crucial in the role of a leader.  Whether you manage people or lead work, we can help you translate your vision into a compelling message for your team.

    Details: All quotes are customized according to the number and nature of sessions.

  • CliftonStrengths®

    People with a strengths mindset focus on their talents, leverage them for greater personal impact and enjoy quantum growth. People with a deficit mindset work hard to overcome flaws, but achieve only incremental growth. Managers who understand their own talents and those of their teams can leverage that understanding for stronger relationships and improved performance

    Susie Adams is certified in The CliftonStrengths® program, developed by our friends at the Gallup organization, pioneers in employee engagement and personal development.

    We can include this classic profile in combination with one of our courses, or as a stand-alone learning experience.

    • Individuals — 3/6/9 hour options — in studio, virtual, phone options
    • Managers — 3/6/9 hour options — in studio, virtual, phone options
    • Teams — 1/2 day, 1 day and 1.5-day options  — in studio or at client location

The level breakthrough you experience is up to you. The Interact Ah-ha ranges from an ah-ha such as, “Wow, that’s helpful,” to an insight such as, “I’m a better communicator than I thought,” to a breakthrough that sounds like, “If I dare to show up as myself I can make the impact I want to make in my work, in my life.” Leaders who are all-in and committed to transformation will find what they’re looking for.