Our curriculum is a collection of interactive classes, coaching sessions and workshops that share a central focus on authenticity. Some are offered as public classes at Interact Studio. You can attend one of these as an individual, or build a unique team leadership track from our greater menu. Either way, you will stretch the limits of who you are being and become more of the 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.
The Art of the Pitch
You will lose people by talking about your company. People are not too interested in a company unless it’s their own. But your passion, ideas, stories and the problems you solve–they will fascinate us.
In this 3.5-hour workshop, you will learn the formula for sharing the story of personal connection to the problem you solve. You will find new confidence in commanding a 3-minute pitch that communicates your solution.
Details. Tuition, $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm.
Leading Through Authentic Communication
You can customize the agenda for this hands-on workshop and tailor it for your own leaders or emerging leaders. Since the workshop is scalable, we can work with groups of all sizes.
- Leadership Listening
- Creating a Team Environment of Feedback
- Intentionality, Clarity and Brevity in Communication
- Practical formula for building memorable presentations
- An understanding of how to use story-bites for engagement
- Meeting Makeovers
- Increased confidence in crafting a concise message
- An understanding of how visuals develop comprehension
Details: Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.
Tools for Success with Difficult Conversations
Difficult conversations are — wait for it — difficult. 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: Tuition, $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm. Quotes for teams and organizations are customized. This workshop is for small groups to allow for rich discussion. Put your name on the list to be notified of the next session.
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.
Your Authentic Voice: Leadership Presence for Women
“Your Authentic Voice: 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 Quesion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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