“Becoming skillful with your interpersonal communications makes life easier.“
– Eleanor James
The way we speak to each other, especially at work, can help you or cause you harm. How fortunate to choose to be skillful and to navigate easily in new or difficult situations like:
How to approach people, asking questions?
How to make small talk, and fit into the circle?
How to deal with difficult people?
How to diffuse situations in a considerate way?
If you have questions like these, especially if you are an immigrant wondering what a skillful local person would do in your situation, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get some professional “insider’s” guidance, for good and free!
In our monthly Communication Skills Coaching Hour, professional Interpersonal communication skills coach Eleanor James will take your questions, and share her insight and expertise to help people make their own decisions based on a good understanding of Canadian culture, social norms, and customs, plus maybe some little witty words or doings to ease the situation.
Time: The fourth Thursday evening of the month from 8-9 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the first half of the year
Dates: In 2023, it is March 23, April 27, May 25, and June 22.
Venue: online Zoom meeting. Please click below link to register for each session. Registration is open right after the previous session is finished.
After university for a degree in Literature, Eleanor James worked in television production, including a series that won three Emmy Awards. That was followed by several executive roles with broadcasters, including ten years spent as a production executive, helping to launch HGTV and Food Network Canada in the countless days working with talented yet not necessarily the most agreeable people, Eleanor’s practical know-how with inter-personal communication gained her popularity in the industry and was often admired and studied by young colleagues. It triggered the start of her coaching career. She is certified by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the National Communication Coaching Association of Canada (NCCA). She is also a Designated Communication Coach/Trainer with NCCA, and a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF). You can visit Eleanor’s website for more details: www.thejamesthinkstitute.ca.
• We encourage you to frame your questions beforehand in a concise manner with necessary details but without disclosing personal information to make the most out of the coaching hours. You are also welcome to send your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can ask Eleanor on your behalf, while not disclosing your identity. Depending on the time, questions may or may not be taken at the meeting. Sessions will NOT be recorded.
Professionals or homemakers, parents or students, everyone is welcome! For inquiries, please send an email to: email@example.com. Thanks!
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