Give Yourself and Your Team the Life-Learning Gift of Syntax

Syntax Smart Leadership:

The Communication and Influence Course


“The skills you taught me have been as much or more important than any of my technical skills.”

                    –Fred Schenkelberg, Founder, Accendo Reliability


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

Learn and Practice the

Five Powerful Skills of Extraordinary Influencers

  • PLAN: Be clear on desired outcomes

  • LINK: Be influential in relationships

  • BALANCE: Be successful at accomplishing results with others

  • INFORM: Understand and be understood when it matters

  • LEARN: Be responsive to feedback and to all the possibilities open to you

With these five skill sets, you will increase your clarity, flexibility, and ability to deliver consistently outstanding results. What results do YOU want to deliver?

Who will benefit most from this program? 

  • Executives dealing with rapid change

  • Internal or external experts who influence without authority

  • Coaches helping their clients with communication and influence

  • Professionals who want to gain personal power while maintaining authenticity

Course Leaders

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. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Harvard.

Diane Dean, Principal of The Learner’s Edge, LLC, and Master Certified Coach, spent ten 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. Diane works with all levels of leaders and learners, sometimes with horses!



Essential training for internal and external consultants and coaches, and all who recognize the importance of communication and influence for their success.

Next session: September 25-26, 2018, Austin, TX (address provided on registration)

8:30 AM Sign In, 9 AM to 4:30 PM Course Hours. 12 Hours ICF CCE Credit.

$795 per person. $650 early registration until August 24, 2018. Contact us for group rates.

Fee includes participant materials and a bonus follow up call. Upon completion, you will have access to the Syntax for Change private online learning group, to keep up with others who are using Syntax, to ask questions, and to post what you are learning.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Use the button below to register, and we will email you requesting contact information. When we receive your registration, we will send you preparation suggestions.


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