Coaching Sessions: MAKING MORE IMPACT

Presenting your messages and yourself with increasing effect using
Alec Taylor Learning communication skills coaching-sessions.

Alec Taylor was a contributor to the British Cabinet Office TOP MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
from 1986 to 2003, as a consultant, coach and trainer, in the following areas:

  • Strategic Communication and Crisis-Handling
  • Presenting to Ministers and moderating discussions
  • Handling the Media: interviews, press conferences, debates
  • Appearing before a Parliamentary Committee
  • Addressing a Public Meeting


The common thread in all these forms of communication is the need to make an impact as a person – as the presenter of the messages and arguments being put forward – as well as through the content itself. It requires sensitivity and respect for the views of others, and the tact and skills to accommodate different personalities. Above all, it needs a professional approach to preparation and delivery.


Personal communication style is decisive in playing a powerful and constructive role at board-level – as is the clarity, brevity, and persuasiveness of the contributions made. Using one-to-one consultancy and coaching-sessions, Alec Taylor offers techniques and tools aimed at improving communication skills in the following contexts:


  • Meetings – leading, contributing, gaining consensus, getting results
  • Moderating, leading a discussion
  • Presenting, giving a speech
  • Debating, handling conflict and aggression
  • Videoconferencing
  • Giving Media interviews, handling a press-conference
  • Leading team/project meetings
  • Motivating others, inspiring
  • Writing reports, minutes and proposals
  • Networking, influencing, lobbying
  • Communicating under pressure

The Private and Public Sectors (and Non-Profit Organisations) in different European countries have provided Alec Taylor with a broad and culturally varied experience of working with senior managers and civil servants, as well as government ministers. He consults and coaches in German as well as English.


Alec offers half-day or full-day coaching-sessions focussing on one or more of the above skill-sets. These can be run for individuals or small groups, who book according to their requirements. Sessions run over a period of months if appropriate. Ideally, there is a real-life, work-related challenge to focus on.


Fees for MAKING MORE IMPACT coaching-sessions are based on the duration and frequency of the bookings.

For details, email:, +43 664 2564477