Want to engage & empower your female workforce, improve team dynamics and instill positivity and peak performance?

Book a Commander-in-She presentation for your company conference, team-building retreat, education symposium or employee resource event.

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Valerie Gordon presenting at CareCentrix

Communication is no longer a simple message between sender and receiver. Storytelling involves illustration, interpretation, reaction and action. Stories can be used strategically to communicate business information, build a personal or business brand, motivate colleagues and ensure long-term growth and success.

Give your employees the confidence, communication and career advocacy skills to engage, grow and motivate others through these Commander-in-She interactive and introspective workshops.


What’s Your Story? Building Your Personal Brand (60 min. sessions through full-day facilitation) In this interactive workshop, participants explore how the main components of storytelling apply to our personal lives and subsequent success. Taking command of your own, ongoing career story and personal brand means knowing how to effectively encapsulate your backstory, navigate present-day plot twists and create the micro-actions necessary to reach future goals. Build a cast of supporting characters and re-cast your greatest influencer, your narrator.

A Storyteller’s Guide to Communicating with Confidence – Struggling to get your message across? Whether you are addressing an audience of one or an auditorium of hundreds, make your presentation meaningful and memorable with the 4-C method of communication. Learn how storytelling techniques can help you speak up and stand out. Grow your gravitas, exude executive presence and feel calm and confident with words that matter!

Connecting Conversations for Contributor and Company Success (60 minutes) Performance appraisals and yearly goal-planning can be stressful for both employees and managers. Take conversation beyond limited review framework and give and receive feedback with story elements that are key to highlighting past successes, addressing present day conflict and goal-planning for the future. Individual contributors and supervisors will learn how to speak objectively and conversationally and author the plot for a mutually beneficial next chapter. Stop avoiding your most challenging conversations!

The Art of the Ask: Set the Scene for Successful Negotiation (60 minutes) Successful negotiations demand communication that is clear, concise and convincing. Whether seeking a raise or promotion or to secure an advantageous business opportunity, participants will emerge with the skills to present their best selves, manage conflict and unexpected plot twists with confidence and fact-check a pesky internal narrator. Knowing what you want and whyis the first step to determining howto get it. Discover why negotiation is a two-step process and what must come first. Employ an author’s multi-perspectivity technique, practice “If / Then” scenarios and “Use No as Your Know” to “Get to Yes!”

Valerie Gordon - personal branding training

Other workshop topics are available along with customized content creation, team-building retreats and individual coaching.

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