Welcome to Communicate, Leadership and Communications Skills Trainers, Coaches and Mentors in Wellington and Auckland

Penny Harrison
Janine Gould

Communication skills are universal and mandatory to business and career success

Most communication skills can be developed effectively in a group environment.
We provide a broad range of in-house communication programmes especially
designed for this purpose. They are highly interactive, based on proven techniques
and they utilise international communications research.

"In an information-based economy, a company's most important asset is not its people, but the richness of the connections between its people" Dr Reuben McDaniel

Penny 027 281 9502

Janine 0274 898 888

Or email info@communicate.co.nz

Relationship management

Success at work requires us to build effective relationships – both external and internal. This programme covers the skills involved in the whole sequence, from creating through to maintaining good relationships.  It includes networking, practical systems for relationship management and the key skills required for client meetings.  It also includes relationship building for introverts!  The programme can cover a range of skills, or it can focus specifically on the daunting process of networking.

Relationship management:

Building relationships

Your business success depends on your capacity to create and maintain effective working relationships. We coach you through a number of skills that will enhance your ability to build these.

What are good relationships?
What is meant by client/stakeholder relationships?
Why are they important?
Factors that help or hinder them

Finding time to build relationships

  • Managing your time so you can focus on this
  • Networking to build those long term relationships
  • Setting up a relationship building system – the practicalities
  • Finding the opportunities that are in front of you

Great communication skills – the key to relationships

  • What goes wrong in the basic communication?
  • Effective listening – the vital skill
  • Establishing rapport – how to get on their wavelength, even when it’s hard
  • Asking questions to uncover their needs
  • Relationship building for introverts
  • Using these skills in the broader work context

Being pro-active in client/stakeholder communication

  • Steering client discussions
  • Managing expectations
  • Dealing with difficult situations

Where to from here?

  • The internal affects the external – managing your internal relationships
  • Action plan for progress


Download PDFDownloadthe PDF outline of a typical in-house programme in this area.

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"Participants on our courses have always rated Communicate Consultants very highly for the relevance of the content of their sessions and the professional way in which they carry out their work. Their sessions are lively and effective and a highlight of our programs."