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Coaching, facilitation, and workshops in Emotional Intelligence, Storytelling, and Communicating Through Conflict.

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Storytelling Can Help You Land Your Next Job (Or Get That Promotion).   

About Us

Laura Lewis-Barr training in public speaking and presentation skills and emotional Intelligence.

Our Experience

Laura Lewis-Barr and associates have been exploring authenticity on theatre stages and corporate boardrooms for 20 years. We specialize in helping executives and staff communicate their ideas with humor, vitality, and presence. An award-winning writer, Laura is practiced in the art of storytelling and often coaches on perfecting stories to inspire, motivate, and persuade others. She has worked with managers from Chase Bank, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, AOL, Toyota, and many other large and small companies. 

Workshops in authenticity, leadership, building trust, storytelling, conflict resolution, team build

Our Specialties

We specialize in intra-personal  (Emotional Intelligence) and interpersonal communication. 

Some favorite workshops

· Changing Thoughts to Build Resilience

· Using Emotions to Drive Change

· Dealing with Difficult People

· Having Courageous Conversations

· Understanding Types at Work

· Using stories to Influence and Inspire

· Building Rapport Quickly

· Improving Collaboration

Facilitation, seminars, workshops, emotional intelligence, team building, manager training, conflict

Why Us?

Laura and her associates use their backgrounds in theatre and psychology to create dynamic presentations.  We are DISC certified, DDI certified, Mind Gym certified, Achieve Global certified, and 6-seconds Emotional Intelligence trainers. In addition to coaching, training, and facilitating, we are awesome virtual instructors.   

A year of training -- in one small box!


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Six years in the making! Developed from Laura's many years of coaching adults in emotional intelligence and the practical uses of positive psychology.    

Improving Communication at Work -- 52 Tips, Techniques, and Tools to Build Emotional Intelligence -- A Card Deck for Workers, Managers, and Teams.

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Philanthropic Team Building

Laura is now partnering with The Leaders Institute to offer philanthropic team building events.  Call for more information on  how your team can have fun and give back to the community.  


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Training locally in the Chicago area and traveling throughout the U.S.

Training 4 Breakthroughs

(630) 531-0000