“Logos helps leaders to engage the people who matter to them when it matters most,”
– Helio Fred Garcia

Our Offerings

When delivering a high-stakes speech or presentation, the key is to appear calm and confident if you hope to resonate with your audience.

When delivering a high-stakes speech or presentation, the key is to appear calm and confident if you hope to resonate with your audience.

There is an art and a science to navigating media interviews effectively. Too often, people speak with a reporter, are happy with the exchange at that moment, and then are confused and frustrated by the story that appears. We prepare our clients to engage effectively in any and every media interview to secure the right kind of story.

There is a skill to performing well on camera. Unlike print interviews, television and radio interviews have the added pressure of having to perform physically and audibly in way that translate as calm and confident. The challenge is that the camera distorts, so what feels calm and confident in person can come across as defensive, weak, nervous, scared or bored.

Crises are an inevitability for any business or organization. Though the nature of crises may be different, the competitive advantage that comes from being able to respond effectively to crises is consistent across the board. And the inability to respond to crises well can have significant, long-term negative consequences to your reputation and operations.

When crises occur, the trust and confidence of those who matter most to your organization is on the line. Your ability to maintain or restore the trust and confidence of your stakeholders is essential to getting through a crisis well.

When the stakes are high, your ability to perform and communicate effectively is crucial.

We help people prepare for high-stakes interactions where their personal reputation and credibility are at stake. This includes preparing leaders for congressional testimony; presentations to boards of directors; delivering bad news to regulators, investors, employees, communities, and the general public; and high-stakes ceremonial events.

Communication has power. Effective communication allows you to do more, better, faster and with few resources than you otherwise would be able to do. However, harnessing the power of communication to achieve your goals requires skill and strategic thinking.

When it comes to strategic communication, facts alone are rarely persuasive. And the same facts shared differently can lead people to dramatically different conclusions. That is where framing comes in.

Stories are powerful carriers of meaning and tools for persuasion. We think in stories. Stories resonate with us. However, there is an art and a science to telling stories effectively.

This multi-day intensive coaching is designed to help people with little prior media skills who are appointed head of corporate communication or primary press spokesperson, especially in an ongoing crisis. We have designed these intensive programs to help new media spokespeople quickly master the skills necessary to be effective in their job. We have also developed similar programs for entire public relations departments.

We craft customized assessments and learning and development programs for heads of corporate communication and related departments whose primary work product is communication, and for public relations firms.

At the Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership, we empower leaders through our executive coaching practice to take their leadership to the next level.

From managing a crisis to launching a product, from leading employees to speaking with reporters, leadership itself requires the same rigor as other parts of business. But, too often, when the time comes to engage stakeholders in pursuit of that success, leaders abandon that rigor. To engage stakeholders effectively, leaders need clear goals, a clear understanding of the people who matter, and the discipline and tools to engage their stakeholders effectively.

We have coached more than 400 CEOs and thousands of other senior executives in large corporations representing a variety of complex fields. We have helped leaders in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, technology, financial services, religious organizations, and not-for-profit advocacy groups.

Our executive education programs include classroom-style sessions ranging in size from 5 to 500, as well as team-building exercises and simulations on a variety of modules. We employ the most dynamic instructional methods, combined with the latest research from our idea laboratory, to provide a core grounding in best practices.

We also privately coach leaders on how to manage relationships with their boards of directors and other critical stakeholders, and how to communicate more effectively with multiple audiences. Our coaching is driven by the individual needs of the client, and can include ways to manage relationships with superiors, peers, and subordinates; succession skills development; and assessment of colleagues’ aptitudes and abilities.

We also coach executives identified as high potential, but whose presence or interpersonal style doesn’t position them well for a top spot. We work closely with such executives to help them build self-awareness, understand how they’re perceived, and re-calibrate their style to prepare them for the next level of leadership.

Our clients tell us that the Logos way of coaching and teaching is intellectually stimulating, emotionally resonant, immediately applicable, and foundational – allowing them to continue learning and applying our lessons long after the sessions end.