Syntax Smart Leadership

Communication and Influence Course 

“I’m finding that 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


Increase your clarity, flexibility, and ability to deliver consistently outstanding results.

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

Attend in Silicon Valley, California, or  Austin,Texas

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

Each participant receives a personal workbook and 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 November 14-15, 2017 at LinkedIn offices in Sunnyvale

Registration   $695.

Austin Next session TBA. Contact us to be included.

We are happy to answer your questions or arrange for an in-house program. Please email or, or call Lucy at 408-353-2490.

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