Inter-personal Communications Coaching Hour @EAWLC 2022

Personal communication skills coach Eleanor James will be sitting in to chat with our audience, AND ANSWER questions ON dealing with co-workers or bosses at work, peers or teachers in school, or neighbors, acquaintances, or even strangers on the street; things like how to make small talks, how to approach people, asking questions, dealing with difficult people, or diffusing situations, and being generous. 

Eleanor will share her expertise, experience, and perspective to help especially immigrants make their own decisions based on a good understanding of the culture, social norms, and customs here, 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), except for summer and winter breaks

Dates: In 2022, it is March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, September 22, October 27, and November 24.

Cost: Free

Language: English

Venue: online Zoom meeting. Please click below link to register for each session. Registration is open right after the previous session is finished.


Coach Bio


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).


Message from Eleanor:


Inter-personal communication means how we speak to each other. We’ve all been spoken to with harsh words from others, and perhaps done it ourselves. We all know what it feels like: that it’s hurtful, harmful to relationships, and damaging to loyalty and productivity. It’s a perfect example of unskilled inter-personal communications, and it’s unnecessary and bad for business. The importance is to bring a clear understanding of the value of skillful personal communications, at work, at home, and in the community. There’s a better way, and all it takes is the willingness to polish the skills. “Becoming skillful with your interpersonal communications makes life easier. I’m not kidding about that.”


Professionals or home-makers, grown-ups or young students, if you have an inter-personal communication question or problem to tackle, this will be a good place to seek advice. 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 hour. Please note we will not record the sessions. However, the coaching hour is open to the public, and all participants will get to listen to the questions and answers. You are also welcome to send your questions to us at, 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.


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