Syntax Smart Leadership

Communication and Influence for Professionals

Be more successful in your career, and for your company and clients,

by being consciously

✓    clear on desired outcomes

✓    influential in relationships

✓    successful at accomplishing results

✓    accurate in sharing information

✓    responsive to feedback

Don’t let automatic behavior and unconscious actions cost you precious opportunities!

We use the Syntax for Change to help professionals increase their clarity, flexibility, and ability to deliver consistently outstanding results.


Two Days of Learning and Practice in the Five Powerful Skills of Extraordinary Influencers

Attend in Silicon Valley, California, or  Austin,Texas

Approved for 12 hours of CCE Credit by the International Coach Federation

A highly experiential master class on the Syntax for Change

Gain personal power and influence as you coach and serve your clients

Increase your insight into the ways your clients decide, learn, and create

Define breakthrough goals with precise language choices

Help clients and co-workers move beyond self-imposed limits

Add exquisite fine-tuning to your observation, listening, and speaking 

Accelerate learning for yourself and those you serve

Who will benefit most from this program?

Internal or external professionals who work with executives and others in influential positions

Coaches who want to sharpen their skills at recognizing patterns and responding brilliantly

Consultants who are influencing without authority as external or internal change leaders

Trainers and instructional designers who want to increase the staying power of their programs

Leaders who want to catalyze change in any sphere of human activity

Program Content

This course teaches you the five powerful skills of outstanding influencers in just two days.

PLAN: Clarify goals, be a designer and not a whiner, define how you measure success

LINK: Improve the quality of relationships and reduce nonproductive conflict

BALANCE: Negotiate and collaborate with integrity

INFORM: Understand and be understood when it matters

LEARN: Take action, get feedback, keep growing



Unsolicited feedback, from a longtime user of Syntax skills:

“I’m finding that the skills you … taught me have been as much or more important than any of my technical skills.” –Fred Schenkelberg, Accendo Reliability

Participants receive a copy of the handbook, Smart Work: The Syntax Guide to Influence (HappyAbout Publishers, 2012).

Course leaders

Diane Dean, Principal of The Learner’s Edge, LLC, and Certified Master Coach, spent 10 years as head of Learning and Development for an international corporation. In this role, Diane and the team created a leadership development culture where learning was supported from the highest level. She is qualified in Neurolinguistic Programming, the Keller Influence Indicator, the Highlands Ability Battery, and the Birkman assessments.

Lucy Freedman, founder and CEO of Syntax for Change and co-author of Smart Work: The Syntax Guide to Influence, extracts the secrets of outstanding influencers and collaborators and makes them easily accessible through Syntax learning and coaching programs. She draws from Neurolinguistic Programming, Conversations for Action, and Transactional Analysis, as well as her extensive experience as a corporate consultant and learning designer.

Dates and Locations

Silicon Valley September 19-20, 2017 at LinkedIn offices in Sunnyvale

Registration   $695.

Austin October 4-5, 2017 at DuoWorks in Northwest Austin

Registration   $695.  .

Want to discuss your participation? Please email or diane@the, or call Lucy at 408-353-2490. Happy to answer your questions.

Contact for team rates if three or more are attending from your organization.