Interactive Workshop and Keynote Speaker Delivering Communication Skills

Emotional Intelligence  --  how to have that difficult conversation.

 Dynamic Presentation Skills -- learn to love public speaking

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I need a dynamic speaker for an event.

Want a fun, interactive speaker who will leave your group wanting more?

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My team needs to improve their skills in communication

Is conflict causing problems on the team?

Need to build rapport quickly?

Need help speaking in public?

Need to improve listening?

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I'm looking for a fun team building event that my group will love.

Afraid of boring, scary, or just lame team building events from the past?  Our team building events are field tested.  They get rave reviews.  

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About Us


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. 


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


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.   


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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.  

Just published!


A workbook to prep stories for career growth


Topics include: 

•Customizing stories for different parts of our employment search. •Understanding the power of stories. 

•Finding interview stories. 

•Crafting our stories. 

•Understanding story structure. 

•Examples and best practices on how to deliver our own stories. 

•How to tackle tough questions. 

•Dealing with nerves. 

•List of behavioral questions 

•And much more. 

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Contact Us

Training locally in the Chicago area and traveling throughout the U.S. as a keynote speaker and business consultant in emotional intelligence and public speaking.

Twitter:   @EQpoet4business 


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