“Ask yourself, would you rather learn from the person who ‘read’ the book or from the person who ‘wrote’ it?”
Dear Reader, I want to full-heartedly welcome you to this website. Thank you for taking the time to visit. I know how hard it is to find your way through the maze of information, media and resources that exist out there related to leadership communication and public speaking. It’s not easy, so to help you to understand how we differ from other suppliers in the industry, I’ve created a shortlist of our top four differentiators. I hope that they support you to find some clarity and direction as you search for communication solutions for yourself or for your team.
We’re different from other providers because:
1.) We teach craft, not superficial, bandaid-style solutions which are applied and then swiftly fall off. Our work is bespoke to the specific needs and interests of our students and we take pride in working from the point of view of “embodiment” where learning is holistic and requires the active participation of the whole human instrument, body, mind and soul. We like to say that we work our students from the inside-out and that deep-rooted self-awareness, muscle-memory and personal transformation happen as a result.
2.) We meet our students where they are, tailoring our solutions to the specific learning and work-related needs of those we teach. This is rare in the field of communication training because many providers have a one-size-fits-all template that is used for all learners regardless of their needs, interests or inclinations. This cookie-cutter-solution creates communicators who all sound the same and act the same when they speak in front of audiences. With us, each person’s authenticity and uniqueness is witnessed, valued and nurtured and our job is to “bring forth what is within”.
3.) There is one principal teacher, not a changing cast of actors, not teaching assistants, not a long list of consultants who have learned a method developed by someone else. The unique fact that I serve as the only teacher ensures the highest level of quality, substance and integrity and the learning is heighted and transformational as a result. Ask yourself, would you rather learn from the person who “read the book” or from the person who “wrote it”?
4.) Finally, we’re different because we’re based in Switzerland. Many training providers are either based online or are based in the UK or in the US. For those of you located in Switzerland, we’re just a train ride away and for those of you based elsewhere, we’ll travel to wherever you are.
I hope that this list of our differentiators helps your search a bit. If you have any specific questions or would like more clarity about something, please feel free to reach out. You can contact me through our contact form here on this website and I’ll get back to you right away.
Thanks again for your visit here on this website, I hope that you find what you’re looking for!
Dr. Laura Penn
Founder of The Leadership Speaking School