Upcoming Events and Webinars

Do people really hear what you think they do?

We provide you with a lighthearted collection of 50 of the most embarrassing words in North American English specific to your industry.

You will be surprised by how young, awkward, weak, and embarrassing simple, everyday words you use in your field can sound.

From silly to extremely rude, pronunciation mistakes can be humiliating and make you ashamed of the way you speak English.

If you depend on clear communication to…

  • Support your company
  • Lead a team
  • Make a sale
  • Protect people’s rights
  • Save a life

It is essential to be seen as powerful and confident

Finally understand…

  • Why people don’t understand you
  • Why even after 20 years in Canada or the States they still say “Sorry. What did you say?!” With a shocked look on their face.

Do people really hear what you think they do?

We provide you with a lighthearted collection of 50 of the most embarrassing words in North American English specific to your industry.
You will be surprised by how young, awkward, weak, and embarrassing simple, everyday words you use in your field can sound.

From silly to extremely rude, pronunciation mistakes can be humiliating and make you ashamed of the way you speak English.

If you depend on clear communication to…
  • Support your company
  • Lead a team
  • Make a sale
  • Protect people’s rights
  • Save a life
It is essential to be seen as powerful and confident
Finally understand…
  • Why people don’t understand you
  • Why even after 20 years in Canada or the States they still say “Sorry. What did you say?!” With a shocked look on their face.

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Speaking For Personal Connection

Take advantage of guest speaking opportunities
June 2, 2021 | 4:00 pm Pacific

Catherine Steele

The Guest Speaker Strategist
English Pronunciation For Success - English In Your Pocket

Creating Your Brand

Stand out from your competition
June 16, 2021 | 10:00 am Pacific

Val Low

Digital & Efficiency Strategist, Mindset Coach, Keynote Speaker
Val Low Group

April 21, 2021 | 10:00 am Pacific

Do you find it difficult to get to the next level during interviews for senior and executive level roles? Is it a challenge to understand exactly which leadership skills companies are looking for? Are you unsure of where to focus your energies when it comes to owning the interview process?

The ability to excel during interviews is a critical skill for anyone transitioning into new career opportunities, and yet most people find it difficult to know what a successful executive-level interview looks like.

In this webinar you will:

  • uncover four leadership skills needed for today’s senior and executive positions
  • gain a glimpse into what an executive interview process timeframe looks like
  • prepare yourself with interviewing tips
  • take away a framework that will teach you how to own your senior or executive interview

Teresa Duke

Teresa is an executive and leadership coach with over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and HR leadership roles coaching leaders in tech companies such as Netflix, FB, Amazon and more. Prior to her coaching practice, Teresa operated as Head of Recruitment for Unbounce, Director of HR for Venture Media, and has held senior positions at BlackFriday.com, Vivendi Games, Blizzard, and Electronic Arts. A trained Co-Active Executive and career coach, Teresa is also a commissioned writer with multiple published works focusing on workplace culture (The BC Workplace Culture Scan Report 2020), mental health, talent development and acquisition. Passionate about helping leaders grow and reduce unnecessary suffering in their lives, Teresa can be found overloading her Instagram account with pictures of flowers (yes - she is obsessed with springtime), and spending time with her husband and two sons.

3 Public Speaking Strategies

Access the full power of your voice
July 21, 2021 | 10:00 am Pacific

Marjorie Saulson

Communication Confidence Coach
Vibrant Vocal Power

Do you find it difficult to connect with your listener? Is it a challenge to speak confidently when it comes to selling? Are you unsure of how to showcase your credibility?

The ability to connect with your audience is an essential skill for anyone who speaks to sell products or services, and yet most people find it difficult to know why people buy them and their message.

Carol Stanley, communication skills and voice mastery expert at That Special Touch Of Excellence, will show you how to step into your own unique brand of stage brilliance and gain confidence, poise, and command over your voice, spirit, mind, and body.

On May 19th Carol will be here to share with you. Her talk is for entrepreneurs, and aspiring speakers and singers who want to transform from unsteady, shaky, and fearful to capable, confident and compelling presenters, as well as anyone who wants to make a big impact on audiences large, small and on video.

In this webinar you will get a new perspective on:
-credibility and its importance
-the sweet spot of your voice
-the language of connection and effective communication

Do you have a scheduling conflict? Register to receive the recording!

How To Interview For Senior & Executive-Level Roles

Connect more deeply with your audience
May 19, 2021 | 10:00 am Pacific

Carol Stanley

Communication Skills and Voice Mastery Expert
That Special Touch of Excellence

Do you find it difficult to stand out in the marketplace? Is it a challenge to understand exactly what your customers are looking for? Are you unsure of how to provide an exceptional customer experience?

The ability to create a brand that helps you stand out from your competition is a critical skill for anyone hoping to build a thriving business, and yet most people find it difficult to know how to create a message that resonates with their ideal customers.

Val Low, message clarity and profitable brand strategist and founder of the Val Low Group, will show you how to create your brand.

On June 16th Val will be here to share with you. Her talk is for experts, coaches, service providers and entrepreneurs, as well as anyone who wants to understand how to create their brand.

In this webinar you will:
-discover your brand and how to stand out in the marketplace
-create a message that resonates with your ideal customers
-understand your customers and provide an exceptional customer experience

Do you have a scheduling conflict? Register to receive the recording!

Comment se faire des amis en Colombie-Britannique

(How To Make Friends In British Columbia)
March 18, 2021 | 10:00 am Pacific

L’amitié est un élément important dans le processus d’intégration sociale.

Il est parfois difficile de surmonter les différences culturelles et de comprendre les codes. Notre intervenante vous donnera quelques conseils pour comprendre les liens d’amitié en Colombie-Britannique, comment créer des liens d’amitié et les entretenir.

Attention, cet atelier est réservé aux inscrits du programme Pré-départ Passerelle Ouest et aux détenteurs d’un statut d’immigration au Canada.

Merci pour votre compréhension.

Catherine Steele

Catherine Steele, B.Ed, TESOL, known internationally as The Clear Communicator, is a speaker, coach and consultant who trains corporate teams and individuals on the clear speaking skills necessary to be competitive in today’s global marketplace. Catherine holds a degree in education with a focus on languages, literature and linguistics, combined with experience coaching over 7,000 clients on pronunciation.

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