Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Leadership Workshops

Communication That Builds Engagement

Words are powerful, they are the leaders most fundamental tools. We talk to people we care about; we listen to people we care about – this is the message leaders who communicate well send. Strong communication skills build trust and engagement, they help people understand what they are a part of. Poor communication practices distance leaders and can even give rise to cynicism.

In survey after survey, people name more communication as the key to improving morale and performance, yet few leaders know how to make the most of this opportunity. During this powerful half-day workshop participants discover the keys to effective group and individual communication as they prepare and deliver a staff meeting in small group role plays.

Workshop Overview:

  • The objectives of effective communication
  • The eight benefits of communicating well
  • The Power Problem and how best to counter it
  • Strengths and weaknesses of group and individual communication
  • A simple powerful formula for effective engaging staff and individual meetings
  • The eight qualities of effective communication
  • A Currie case study: communication as a key to victory at Vimy Ridge
  • Managing expectations
  • Making the most of questions
  • Keys to effective listening


December 2017

Lead Like Scrooge

At this time of year it seems fitting to turn to Dickens with A Christmas Carol for some seasonal leadership inspiration. Let's see what we can learn from one of literature's most well known bosses – Ebenezer Scrooge.  Read More »


The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"Dan Gaynor is a key contributor to the success of our Leadership Program for the development of both our current managers and our leaders of tomorrow. Dan's passion for leadership has inspired all of us, including our employees, to develop much stronger employment relationships. His one-on-one coaching has enabled our leaders to better set the direction for our employees and the work they do. Dan's years of experience as a leader have provided us with simple, directly applicable techniques to enhance our leadership skills and achieve results."
– Doug Harrison, P. Eng. Vice President, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction