According to the latest LinkedIn global trends report, a rising focus on soft skills is one of the biggest trends affecting the workplace. At the same time, there’s a gap between the skills employers need and those employees have. How to reconcile this? Drew Jacobs, director of learning for Ariel, advocates for a holistic approach to development through presence training — essentially, developing the ability to connect authentically with the hearts and minds of others. Presence encapsulates how you show up and the impression that you leave, and can be developed through a prescribed model.
For more than 25 years, Ariel has developed, tested, and refined powerful and authentic communication skills to drive better performance for leaders and their teams. Using best practices from actor training and adult learning, Ariel helps leading businesses develop senior leaders, technical professionals, subject matter experts, high-potentials, managers, sales professionals, and early career professionals who make impactful interpersonal connections through emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and dynamic communication skills.
Whether you need to develop your next generation of leaders, connect global teams, boost sales effectiveness, or keep your workforce engaged and motivated, Ariel can tackle your most pressing business challenges to ensure that your teams write, speak, lead, and sell with impact, at every level of the organization.