When we spend some time to focus on improving clear and persuasive interpersonal and intra-organisational communication skills - we end up making all our personal, social, and professional interactions easier and more satisfying.
Clear, confident, empathetic, and effective communication skills develop cooperation, teamwork, and rapport - and noticeably reduce stress. They strengthen the core of all personal and inter-personal relationships - and also improve outcomes for all result focused organisations and teams.
This is especially true in situations when the topics, the situations, and (sometimes) the people are just challenging to deal with.
Participants will learn 5 specific interpersonal, and face-to-face, communication techniques and strategies that will help them communicate more effectively and persuasively, with whoever they need to interact with - and whatever they need to talk about.
These skills and strategies have been shown to be useful in both personal (with family and friends) settings, and in professional and work related environments.
They are effective and helpful whether we are in direct disagreement with someone, or simply trying to gain better understanding – or to be better understood – and build rapport with others.
Who should attend
We feel this workshop will be useful to anyone who knows, talks to, lives with, or works with - anyone.
We also offer PRIVATE WORKSHOPS - does your orginisation or business feel bespoke training would benefit staff? You could host combined team training to get everyone on the same track which can be delivered online or in-person. Please email Feona for more information.
Date and Time
Thursday 2 May, 9am - 10.30am
You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.
$157 per person inclusive of GST
Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment.
Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing (email).
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.
Who is Edmond Otis?
Edmond Otis, is a licensed psychotherapist and internationally known speaker and performance coach who works with professionals, businesses, public and private organisations, athletes, sport teams, and everyday people – to increase resilience, perform under pressure, facilitate change, and dramatically improve outcomes and results.
Edmond and his family moved to New Zealand in 2008. He was a senior lecturer in Health and Sport Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) from then until 2023, and prior, a Senior Lecturer in Humanities, and Director of Martial Arts in Athletics, at the University of California, Riverside, where he was twice recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award.
Edmond is also a life-long practitioner, and internationally instructor in traditional karate. He has coached numerous individuals and teams to national (USA) and international championships and has personally developed many high-ranking instructors.
Edmond blends these distinctive skills and insights into his training and consulting style – teaching real skills, and creating dynamic content, effective strategies, and pragmatic solutions for today's most complex professional, personal and performance challenges.
“More than anything I’m most interested in the endless of ways that our thoughts, our emotions, our behaviours, and our relationships impact our performance, our health, our happiness, and our quality of life."
What people say about Edmond
"Edmond was an excellent presenter - well prepared, authoritative, engaging"
"Really enjoyed, one of the best I've been to. Felt really positive after with good ideas and strategy for putting this into action at work"
"The presenter was very engaging and the material was very relevant"
"Edmond was concise, relatable, knowledgeable and understanding"
"Edmond is very effective and presents concrete and specific examples that are very helpful"
"Edmond was great. He made things clear and easy to understand with good examples"