Mastering Influential Communication

This eight-week coaching and mentoring programme will help professionals like you to master the persuasive elements of leadership, dialogue building and networking. In essence, this encompasses all the ingredients of successful relationship building skills needed to engage in effective influential communication. Individuals who want to progress to the next level in their organisation need to develop these skills to influence those around them and to show their potential as future leaders.

Date and location

The next course starts Tuesday April 24th 2018 at 18:00 - 20:30 CEST in Brussels, Belgium. 

Weekly sessions

Weekly group training sessions. Plus a final half-day workshop helping you to consolidate your learning.

limited spaces

Due to the high quality level of personal process on this course places are limited to 12 participants only. 


The cost of the course is €1495* per person. This includes all weekly sessions, written training material and email support during the training. 


Build Self awareness and emotional intelligence

One of the most important skills in becoming more influential in your communication is developing self-awareness. Self-awareness allows for a listening that is free of assumptions and judgments that compromise healthy communication. Before we are able to listen deeply to others, we need to learn how to listen deeply to ourselves. It is this self-awareness that helps us to understand the other’s frame of reference and help you influence and persuade them to your point of view. Throughout the course you'll be expected to carry out self reflection exercises, mindfulness exercises and keep a daily journal.


Learning through guided exercises and role play

Of course you can learn how to communicate by reading books but you'll need to practice your skills in a safe environment. Each week will introduce a new communication topic and you'll complete exercises and role play while being facilitated by your trainers. You'll be set homework and be expected to practice your developing skills at home and at work. You'll be able to build on your communication skills week-by-week without becoming overwhelmed. Allowing you use spontaneous, free-flowing, naturalistic ways of responding to the moment-to-moment ebb and flow of the conversation, instead of sticking to rehearsed scripts and prepared responses


Evidence based APPROACHES

You'll learn how to use the theory of language and cognition (Relational Frame Theory) to help shape and influence other people's behaviour. You'll learn how to use metaphors to help people be more creative and develop new ways of looking at their challenges. The course will teach you skills in attending, listening, understanding, and helping your co-workers explore their concerns and problems more thoroughly. You’ll be able to help people stay focused and help them develop new perspectives on their problems and unused opportunities. 


Who should attend?

  • Professionals who want to be confident communicators who can speak across cultures and organisational boundaries.
  • Early stage and aspiring leaders who want to develop an open and collaborative communication style.
  • Professionals who are in a coaching or people development role who want to understand how to enable others to help themsleves.
  • Project coordinators and managers who are leading multi-functional research teams.

what you will get from this programme

At the end of this programme you'll be able to;

  • Build productive relationships at work and in your personal life.
  • Be able to shape people's behaviour with your language.
  • Be able to resolve conflict and negotiate win-win outcomes.
  • Be able to inspire and motivate others, even in stressful situations.
  • Be able to help others be more creative and find ways to solve their problems and challenges.




Gary has over 25 years of experience working across industries and sectors. He has served in the British Royal Air Force, designed navigation systems for cars, won and managed UK and EU research funding and once even started his own tech company.

He is a certified coach with extensive experience in cross-cultural communication and international team coordination. He is experienced in using Acceptance and Commitment Training which is based on Relational Frame Theory to help his clients get unstuck, perform better and achieve their goals.

He has successfully lead multinational research teams of up to 20 partners consisting of government institutions, industry associations, non-governmental organisations, and private companies. He understands how to lead, motivate and inspire people to work together towards shared values and goals.


Mike is a trained and licensed lawyer and mediator, was educated in the US at Boston College and the University of Denver College of Law School.  For 25 years he has been involved in helping people change, adapt and successfully achieve challenges and opportunities. 

Mike has worked extensively in the public sector for organisations such as UN, EU Commission, OSCE, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. As well as pharma, banking, telecoms, food,  and manufacturing.

One of his greatest achievements was mediating the implementation of Bosnian election results, free access to media, cross-border movement across recent combat front-lines, and the return of refugees to pre-war homes (thereby reversing ethnic cleansing).


Download The Course Brochure

Entry on to the programme is by invitation. Please fill in the form below and we will send you a course brochure and instructions on how to progress if you want to be on the programme.

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*Price excludes TVA/VAT of 21%. Payment required in full before the programme starts and is non refundable unless due to unforseen emergencies. Please ensure that you are committed to your personal development before starting the programme. Although one or two weeks can be missed consistent attendance is required.