Your Gateway to Becoming a Polished Speaker

What we offer you

It's Your Time to Shine

You have a message that matters. You want to influence and inspire others.  We can help you deliver a dynamic presentation that is authentic, generous and hard to forget.

 

Generate excitement about your ideas

We believe that you are already a gem that may need a little shine.  What makes a speaker shine bright?  Intention, clarity and presence.  To be successful you need all three, and that's where we come in.



Feel the power of presenting with confidence

It really is possible to manage nerves and stand in front of an audience or a camera with confidence.   We have helped hundreds of people hone their message and deliver it with joy.

Methods

Group Work and 1:1 Coaching

We believe in experiential learning:  you will practice and apply everything you learn in real time.  We explore dynamic communication skills that build trusting relationships to enhance your ability to connect with others more deeply.

Video

In addition to professional feedback from your Speech Coach, you'll watch yourself on video in order to build self-awareness and celebrate your progress.  

Practice

Dedicated time is spent on rehearsal and self-reflection.  What was your impact on the audience?  What did they think and feel as a result of spending time with you?  Professional coaching supports this process as you learn to separate intention from the actual impact you have on a group.

Services and Partnerships

We offer workshops and 1:1 coaching  for individuals who want to connect authentically with other people.  Whether you are on stage, at a meeting, or as the best man at a wedding, we want to help you share ideas that inspire, empower, and ignite positive action.


Leadership - enhance your leadership "brand" and your presence so that people want to listen

Communication - learn to improve your credibility and influence  

Coaching - work with us 1:1 for targeted support with authentic leadership presence, clarity of intent, and polished delivery

Storytelling - make your message memorable by telling unforgettable stories 

Q&A - improve  to handle recognize and handle difficult questions with ease

Who we work with

Anyone who wants to improve the ability to speak in public.  Want to motivate people, deliver a keynote, maybe even preesnt a TED Talk?  We can help you make it happen!

Who we are

Cheryl Wiles has dedicated the last 15 years helping others discover, refine, and transform their leadership talents and improve their communication skills.    She has worked in a variety of corporate leadership positions, as an executive education instructor, meeting facilitator, communication coach, acting teacher, and theater director. These experiences have enabled her to use her understanding of corporate culture, awareness of interpersonal communication, and talents as a teacher in ways that clients, colleagues, and trainees have dubbed “highly motivating,”  “very supportive,” “refreshingly honest,” and even “life changing.”   


As a senior consultant at the Professional Development Company, Cheryl has worked with a variety of corporate and not-for-profit clients, ranging from Del Monte Foods and Takeda Pharmaceuticals to The Robin Hood Foundation and the New York City Fire Department. Tapping into her acting and directing talents, Cheryl has had great success teaching nonverbal communication and public speaking. She has taught presentation skills workshops at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business to both MBAs and executives, specializing in assessing nonverbal style and handling impromptu speaking opportunities. She has also worked at an interpersonal coach, facilitator, and presenter in several of Columbia’s Executive Education leadership programs. Her other academic consulting has been at MIT’s Sloan School, the Tuck School at Dartmouth, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition, several of her articles have been published in the Harvard Communications Letter.    

Partners and Collaborators:

Cheryl is especially grateful to Lynn Russell and Joann Baney of the Professional Development Company, Inc.  for their insightful contributions and collaboration.


Joann Baney,  is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member of Columbia Unviersity's School of International and Public Affairs, as well as the faculty director of several prestigious programs run by Columbia Business School's Executive Education.  She is co-founder and Vice President of the Professional Development Company, Inc., a Communications Consulting Firm in NYC. She has performed as a singer and actress in numerous off-broadway shows.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

The Polished Speaker

Cheryl Wiles, Founder and Principal

(508) 415-6216