You would be even more awesome than you are now!
people and teams perform to their potential.
As a Leader
- Create clarity and cooperation
- Bridge differences
- Exceed expectations
As Consultant or Coach
Be a Catalyst for Change
- Keep your clients focused
- Gain a deeper understanding of their experience
- Expand your impact
“Intelligence is the ability to discern, to act, and to learn. Syntax sharpens all three.”
—Lucy Freedman, author of Smart Work: The Syntax Guide to Influence
Our most important goals rest on our ability to coordinate with each other. We each bring our own ways of communicating. Syntax helps us bridge differences and achieve brilliantly by giving us a shared language for how to get things done.
The concept and practice of Syntax is the five part Structure – the behavioral system – that brings out our collective intelligence and accelerates our ability to achieve our chosen goals.
Specifically, the Syntax for Change enables people to define shared goals, negotiate beneficial agreements, strengthen mutual understanding, take ownership of their work, and create positive cultures where people thrive.
Author Lucy Freedman has taken the mystery out of great communication.
In Smart Work, she reveals the five behavioral categories that set outstanding communicators apart from the crowd. Addressing these categories in logical sequence and showing how to become skilled at each one, Freedman shows clearly how you can achieve influence by understanding the natural structure of human communication.
Called the “bible” for highly effective communication, Smart Work is a must-read for anyone seeking to communicate successfully in one-to-one or group settings. Order your copy directly from the publisher, in paperback, e-book, or kindle format.
“People uncover their personal power as they learn the skills to express it.”
—Lucy Freedman, CEO and Founder, Syntax for Change
Build the five core skills into your organization’s culture and practices
Lead effectively from wherever you are
Be a role model and mentor for people who work with you
Consultants and Coaches
Gain a deep understanding of what your clients need to learn from you
Develop exquisite precision for one-to-one and team coaching
Increase confidence and fluency in facilitation
Expand your knowledge base
Generate and share ideas
Keep up to date with major trends in workplace evolution
“If it doesn’t work for all of us,
it doesn’t really work for any of us.
That’s why we need to be good at communicating,
collaborating, cooperating, and being conscious.”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated
and the answers are simple.”
“The Syntax course has become my foundation for learning how to work with people. Not a day goes by without using something that I learned from the course. I truly believe that my rise to becoming a competent project manager was accelerated greatly by the quality time spent in one-on-one and telephone coaching.”
– Carol Marsh, R&D Project Manager, Lightwave Division, Agilent Technologies
“This was the best training I have had here. Syntax has enhanced my ability to handle all aspects of my current job. My team supports manufacturing customers, so I have a better understanding of manufacturing, better relationship with management, and people skills.”
-Jim Finch, EDS
“I am particularly aware of the value of Syntax when I am walking around those impromptu opportunities for hallway coaching. As I hear how people are thinking and leading, I can remind them of the material. It has given us a whole new language for informal coaching.”
– Dave Bass, Vice President and General Manager, Lightwave Division, Agilent Technologies
“The positive outcomes of taking the Syntax course far exceeded my expectations. Lucy is a master of observing and improving human communication. Working with her and fellow “Influence” classmates had a direct impact on my ability to significantly grow my business this year.”
– Therese Kollerer, President, Lexington Capital Management
“I sent one of my best technical/worst people skills engineers, and you were able to do what all our in-house programs, and even Dale Carnegie couldn’t. This man is now a successful customer service representative. Thank you.”
– J. Luchessi, IBM