Powerful, articulate leaders are contagious. They change people’s pulse.
I’m grateful and honored to have worked closely with so many senior executives over the past 16 years. I help leaders to be bold communicators, so they can deliver results and stand in their own spotlight, without feeling arrogant or too showy. Whether you’re looking for 1:1 Coaching for you, your top talent, or a group of technical developers, engage me to help raise the bar.
1:1 Executive Communication Program
- Expand your executive presence
- Develop and deliver high stakes presentations
- Fine-tune your influence skills for positive outcomes
- Gain greater alignment with others
- Win more business faster
- Identify and leverage your professional brand
- Strategize your next career move
I’ll gladly customize a 1:1 Executive Communications Program for you.
Chris’ coaching style is supportive, intense, and tough. She’ll do whatever it takes to get you results. She won’t let up until you have conquered your biggest fear or obstacle. She demands more of you than you know you have to give. I’ve been through at least nine different presentation trainings and programs throughout my career as a sales leader. Working with Chris has made more of an impact on my speaking ability than all of the other trainings combined. She finds the gold in people, pulls it out, and lifts them up. She will change your life personally and professionally. She was born to do this – there is no one better!
-Susan Hughes, Regional Sales Leader, Universal Health Systems
I work with senior leaders for four to six months. We meet bi-weekly for 1.5-2 hours. I’m extremely competitive and enjoy helping leaders exceed their goals. I don’t just like to win, I’m compelled to win. My style is intense and sometimes referred to as ‘tough love’. I will challenge every ounce of your leadership and won’t sugar coat my feedback. Together we’ll get you where you want or need to be. Plus we’ll laugh and have fun in the process. I guarantee that.
1/2 Day / 1 Day / 2 Days
Next time you plan your Team Offsite, brainstorm ideas with me.
I realize one size doesn’t fit all, and I’ll gladly customize a program to fit your needs.
Cement Your Team’s Brand
What do other Business Units inside your company think of your team? Do they perceive the value your team brings to the table? Are they engaging your team in the way you’d like?
To cement your team brand, you need everyone signing from the same hymnal. Consistency helps reinforce a product’s brand. It’s the same for your team. Give me one day with your team, and I’ll help your group get on the same page to solidify your team’s value and brand. Give me two days, and I’ll also help each person explore their individual professional brand as well. In this Team Offsite, we’ll develop a team elevator pitch or messaging so you can emphasize and reinforce what matters.
Influence ‘Up, Across, & Down’
The driving force behind positive influence is the ability to listen with intention. Success is short-lived when people don’t respect one another. At the heart of sustained business transactions are positive relationships.
In this Team Offsite, I’ll show your team several strategies to influence others. We’ll role play and practice, practice, practice. I guarantee by the end of the training, you will see improvements. Plus, I’m optimistic each person will be able to identify a style that works for them. Being able to influence is as important as knowing how to stay on top of email. Being able to influence up, across, and down is essential, not optional.
Promote Your Team’s Accomplishments
Most of us have bought into the stereotype that when we sell our ideas to others, we’re bragging about ourselves. Yet if you look at the people who tend to get more visibility and high profile projects, chances are they are the ones who have learned how to promote what they’ve done, without sounding arrogant.
In this Team Offsite, I’ll show you and your team how to do that. It’s about keeping the focus on the desired outcomes, the motivation behind creating positive change or transformation. And it’s about learning to package your ideas succinctly.
If you sound passionate and communicate with enthusiasm, it’s more likely you’ll keep other people engaged.
Using Conflict to Strengthen Cohesiveness
Teams who learn to embrace differences, disagreements, or conflict have deeper connections and more cohesiveness. We aren’t meant to get along with everyone. Our ability to be honest with ourselves and our team members reflects the health of our professional relationships. Teams who trust one another achieve more together.
In this Team Offsite, I’ll teach your group a strategy for sharing honest impressions, expectations, frustrations, and differences of opinion in a structured way. We will explore negative consequences of blame, passive aggressive actions, denial or ignoring conflict, and how to stop unproductive communication patterns. This framework provides your team with the skills to move beyond disagreements.
Chris Melching is IMPACTFUL. She has changed my world. Chris sees deeply into me, pulls out the winning-est characteristics and helps me understand and correct my weak spots. She is truly a gifted coach, and I recommend her with enthusiasm.
-Bo Brustkern, Founder of Arcstone Partners and co-Founder of Lend Academy Investments