A Communication Coach is someone who can help you improve your communication competencies. These refer to your interpersonal, written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. Why should you spend professional development money on a Communication coach? Because everything you do, write, and say communicates something about who you are. Every email you send, every conversation you have, and every gesture you express communicates information to the people around you. This may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s true.
For example, most people know that maintaining eye contact and having good posture are important aspects of non-verbal communication; but did you know that your feet also signal key information to other people? They convey information about your confidence or anxiety and whether or not you are interested in what other people have to say. Even without saying a word, you are literally communicating information from your head to your feet. A Communication Coach can help you become a more intentional communicator. She can help ensure that what you say, write, and physically express to other people is delivered exactly how you intend it.
We often take for granted that what we think (internally) is the same thing we express (externally); but this isn’t always true. For example, do you phrase questions in such a way so they always generate the information you need? Or, do you have to explain what you mean most of the time? Do you go back and forth over email with clients to reach consensus? Do you ever feel misunderstood by colleagues because of a simple miscommunication? Or want to learn how to project more confidence during meetings and networking events?
Whether it’s online or in person, verbal or non-verbal, to one or one thousand people, a Communication Coach can help strengthen your communication competencies to enhance your professional goals. And, an added bonus is that the professional skills you develop with a Communication Coach will transfer to your personal life, as well. You can directly apply what you learn with your family and friends to minimize miscommunication and maximize your personal connections. Other professional skills may only help you at work. (When was the last time you used Excel or C++ to solve a problem with your family at home?) However, working with a Communication Coach and developing your communication skills can improve every aspect of your life.
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Dr. Alexis Carreiro
Dr. Alexis Carreiro earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin in 2010. As a professor, presenter, and public speaker, she has spent more than 15,000 hours sharpening her communication competencies. As The Pitch Prof, she coaches and mentors her clients to help them reach their professional goals.