SYLVIA DAY COACHING
"When we think of the world's greatest speakers, most people assume they were simply "born with it". But presence can be learned through the 3 Cs: commitment, confidence, and coaching." --Sylvia Day, CPC, ELI-MP
International coach Sylvia Day provides global executives with the tools needed to present with presence and consistently achieve their professional goals - be it nailing a promotion, winning a billion-dollar pitch or finding the story and humour in their keynote speech.
As a TEDx speaker, Broadway actress, and certified coach with over 20 years' corporate experience on 3 continents, Sylvia's unique and engaging coaching style has inspired C-level executives, Olympic athletes, world-class performing artists and royalty to present with more energy, authenticity and impact - at any stage.
WHO IS SYLVIA?
"All the world's a stage...and all the men and women merely players." William Shakespeare
Sylvia has never taken a direct path anywhere. Born in the US to Swiss-Brazilian parents, she spent her childhood in Belgium and graduated from university in the US with a degree in Communications and Theatre. After 5 years working at 3M, she followed her dream of returning to Europe and left Corporate America for her father's land of Switzerland. She soon discovered that people are the same wherever you go - most of us want a good job, a nice home and a family. Sylvia had all those things, but wanted more. After her son was born, she left the corporate world again, but this time to pursue another dream - writing comedy for the stage. With experience gained from studying improv and comedy writing at famed Second City, she wrote, produced, directed and performed a 2-hour sketch comedy/variety show which premiered in Zurich. The show was called "50 Shades of DAY!", and due to popular demand she went on to write six more shows in just three years, aiming higher each time and culminating with the achievement of her biggest dream of all - performing her own show off-Broadway.
Today, she is equally passionate about using her corporate background, stage experience and inspiring story to help others looking for that extra nudge and encouragement to take the first step towards success and break out of their comfort zone.
Says Sylvia, "Clients initially come to me for presentation coaching, but through applying the philosophies of improv combined with energy leadership - they often leave finding out more about who they really are. Which only adds to the authenticity of their presentation."
"Sylvia's improv and communication coaching was crucial to helping me nail my business case presentation and make Partner. I have recommended her to several of my colleagues going through the same process and am looking forward to working with her on other opportunities to further develop my team."
"Sylvia trained our top management team in preparation for an extremely important presentation. After meeting with us and discussing our needs, she created a bespoke training session tailored to our 5-member team, adhering to our different levels of public speaking and English language ability. We also worked on building team spirit. It was an intense one-day session but we achieved almost immediate and noticeable results.The observers of our final presentations remarked that they were the best they have ever seen, and that it was clear we were a very well prepared team, but also that we had a unique spirit about us rarely seen before.
The team remarked that in the end we were closer than ever and a great deal had to do with this very special training by Sylvia."
"Sylvia coached me on improv skills which have proven invaluable to my career - from the demanding interview process to my everyday dealings in the corporate environment down to my television and radio appearances. I am grateful to her every day!"
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