A few key principles of my approach
to communication coaching and
training in the workplace.
“After only two sessions there is already a marked improvement in office communication. We are learning to listen to what a person is really saying and to say what we really mean. We are learning new tools with which to deal with conflict and stressful situations. These tools are tools of connection, efficiency and peaceful resolution. I know it is sometimes hard to see the ROI on these types of sessions in a business, but I cannot emphasize enough that Newt Bailey will bring your company or group great returns.”
John Vars, Founder, Dogster, Inc.
Communication Skills are Real
I’m frequently asked whether I believe people can really improve their communication skills, and whether it’s actually possible to resolve conflicts peacefully. The question always surprises me, as I see real change and resolution happening for so many people on a weekly basis.
We can absolutely become better communicators, and it’s a great idea for us to do so! It takes some effort and attention, just like improving our abilities in any other field, but the rewards are huge.
Improved communication skills are likely to transform not only your personal and professional relationships, but also your enjoyment of life. These skills help reduce stress, and make conflicts less frequent. They also let you spend less time on “clean-up” after unsuccessful interactions, and help curb that exhausting habit of playing out conversations again and again in your mind.
“The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.”
—Edward R. Murrow