Transformative Soft Skills
Effective communication and influence skills can open new doors of opportunity and transform your organization's future. Benchmark Communications can help your leaders and people tap their full potential with our highly effective consulting, coaching and training services. We offer effective communication skills, leadership coaching, corporate storytelling, public relations services, reputation management, media training, stakeholder engagement and spokesperson skills. Your ability to influence others drives your success! We can equip your people stronger soft skills, so your organization can flourish!
what our clients are saying
GEOSPATIAL ANALYST - SPATIAL LABS
In my experience, few groups are coaching at this level! Benchmark’s communication skills training and leadership development strategies will help you become much a more effective leader, thinker and team player. You will learn how to improve communications and lead intergenerational audiences. Their experts helped me greatly increase my confidence in building stronger stakeholder relationships. I am also a stronger leader with much more self awareness of how I influence others. Benchmark’s expertise in listening skills, effective communication skills and relationship building skills surpasses other executive coaching groups out there.
CHAIRMAN - CARUS CORPORATION
Benchmark’s team of trusted advisors adds tremendous value to our company! Their effective communication skills and crisis management strategies help us greatly improve our credibility and stakeholder trust. Their teams provide first-rate counsel, reputation management, crisis communication skills and media training for our management team and frontline associates. Their expertise in leadership skills, media crisis skills, stakeholder engagement, Neuro Linguistics and crisis management has greatly improved our successes and relationships with key stakeholders and the news media. They are invaluable partners!
HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICE LEADER
I have worked with many different vendors during my human resources career with The Walt Disney Company, Aramark and others. I rarely feel compelled to write about one, but Benchmark is an exception. I depend upon their team to provide high-level coaching support with some very challenging situations and best-in-class training. They have continuously exceeded my expectations and those of my clients. This is why I would put my name on any referral for Benchmark Communications.
VICE-PRESIDENT PUBLIC AFFAIRS
CALIFORNIA MLSLISTINGS, INC.
Benchmark is unique! Their leaders bring a unique set of skills to the practice of business consulting that enable them to offer a broad menu of value and expertise. They made a huge difference for my team at Shell Oil in the areas of stakeholder engagement, media training and crisis communications. Their knowledge in several key areas makes all the difference: business strategy, the law, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and media. Also, they are simply great people who make work enjoyable!
VICE PRESIDENT - HCL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Studies prove Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is key to your success – the ability to identify and manage emotions. I read the best selling books on EQ, yet it was not until I worked with Benchmark that I understood how to increase my EQ! They also equipped me with better motivation tools and leadership skills. Benchmark’s coaching style is uniquely application-oriented, and their Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) strategies are supplemented with role-playing and practical demonstrations. I was able to immediately implement new strategies! Their coaching is well worth the investment!
PRESIDENT - ELKEM SILICONES
Benchmark delivers truly valuable support for handling challenging situations. During a recent and difficult ‘off-line’ crisis situation, they helped our team understand the ‘why’ behind effective messaging and how to create a robust, comprehensive and professional methodology for affected stakeholders. Benchmark’s strategies not only help us with crisis situations – they also improve our daily communications as our teams concentrate on collaborative and cooperative leadership to better manage daily obstacles. Thanks to their support and methodologies, our team has become confident and competent across the board.
EXECUTIVE VP, MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS
THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION
Working with Benchmark is a pleasure! Their leadership coaching has helped me become a much more strategic and collaborative leader. They showed me how to better align with the goals of the senior leadership team and how to allow my associates to grow and assume more responsibility. I have a greater self-awareness and am a stronger listener – making me more aware of others’ thinking and communication skills. Also, thanks to Benchmark, I have truly mastered the art of presenting and engaging large groups with great confidence!