Ready to accelerate your career as a Global Leader?

Is English your second language (ESL)? Do you want to move to the next level? Do you want to be seen as a more effective leader? Do you want to get noticed for the right things? Do you want to be seen as a high performing contributor? Interested in ESL Leadership Workshops or Coaching?

Dr. Dan’s Global Leader Development is for English as a second language (ESL) leaders and offers both individual coaching and ESL Leadership Workshops for leaders who want to boost their career. Leaders who may have hit a plateau and need to communicate more effectively. Members are from a range of industries and from all sizes of companies and include:

Dr. Dan will assess your communication needs

Assessment plays a vital role in your professional development as an English as a second language (ESL) leader. Dr. Dan’s self assessment assesses your competence and confidence in 7 core communication areas. These are:

It Is Time To Move Your Career Forward

You have gotten this far in your career. Now it is time to elevate it to the next level by learning the tools that will differentiate you from others. This service is for you – an English as a second language leader who wants to strengthen your communication skills and leadership abilities. Dr. Dan Neundorf has been helping his clients succeed in their careers for over 25 years.

Current Curriculum for ESL Global Leaders

T1 - Thinking and Responding Quickly

As leaders, we are often put on the spot and asked questions that we aren’t always prepared to answer, or feel we can’t answer in the best way without ample time to prepare a good response. Even if we are quick thinkers and are able to pick up and process new ideas quickly, we aren’t always able to respond as quickly as we’d like to. Sometimes it’s because we aren’t ready to release information, or it’s simply because we don’t have the answer at the time. As leaders, everyone has worked hard to establish themselves as trustworthy, transparent, and knowledgeable and it is important that we do all we can to maintain that. Preparing yourself to think and respond quickly is a key tool for leaders, and it can be a learned and improved-upon skill that will help you convey confidence when you’re caught off guard. In this course you will learn how to think and respond quickly with excellent responses and renewed confidence.

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V2 - Facilitating Virtual Meetings

As more and more organizations transition to remote work, virtual experiences are becoming the norm. Without the structure and context of a physical workplace, learning how to communicate efficiently with your teams and peers is critical. Key steps and practices can help you get the most out of your next virtual meeting. In this course you will learn how to facilitate virtual meetings to ensure objectives are met and there is full participation and engagement by all meeting attendees.

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I2 - Influence with Impact

The ability to influence, impact, and inspire progress is the hallmark of a strong leader. Mastering key communication skills allows you to speak effectively and be heard. It allows you to develop genuine and meaningful relationships with key players in your organization. By connecting with peers and leaders in authentic ways, you will stand out of the crowd and have real impact. In this course you will learn how to increase the impact of your communication skills to have greater influence in a wide variety of situations.

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I1 - Influence without Authority

Being able to initiate change and inspire your peers are key behaviours to develop for the modern workplace. As organizations move away from top-down mindsets and aim to prioritize collaborative innovation, the ability to guide effectively without assigned authority is essential. By developing strategic skills, we can play a key role in supporting business goals. In this course you will learn communication strategies to have greater influence at the most crucial times.

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V1 - Leading Collaboratively in a Virtual Environment

When remote workplaces are the norm, optimizing digital experiences is a must. How can we ensure that every virtual interaction is informative, meaningful, and stimulating? Understanding which tools promote efficacy and which structures encourage collaboration will give you the edge you need to conduct impactful interactions. In this course you will learn how to use your communication skills to lead collaboratively in a virtual environment.

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C1 - Coaching for Performance and Engagement

According to coaching expert Sir John Whitmore, the definition of coaching is ‘unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” Many of you may also have heard of the common saying by the philosopher Maimonides that says: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I love that quote. If you want an even simpler definition of coaching consider that coaching is making someone better. When you are coaching for performance, approaching it from a learning perspective for the employee will reap far greater benefits than simply telling them what to do or, worse, doing it for them. When done right, great coaching will increase employee engagement along with performance and productivity. In this course you will learn how to coach others for increased performance and engagement.

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N1 - Negotiation Success

Cooperation, collaboration, and compromise. The ability to work cross-functionally with multiple parties is essential to business success. Learning how to effectively communicate your ideas and influence the course of action can go a long way, not only in forging positive work relationships, but in paving the way for impactful career growth. In this course you will learn how to negotiate in a confident manner so that you are satisfied with the results.

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S1 - How to Stop Imposter Syndrome while increasing Self Awareness

When we see ourselves as we truly are, we are more confident and more creative; we make better decisions and communicate more effectively; and we’re better and more effective coaches. Carl Jung said “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Outcomes of this course:

  • Be aware of your own emotions and able to recognize what you’re feeling at any given time
  • Know the reasons why you feel the way you do
  • Learn the 3 questions you can answer to remove the feeling of Imposter Syndrome
  • Recognize how your feelings affect you and your coaching
  • Have a high degree of awareness of what is important to you and the contribution you want to make–your values, purpose and vision
  • Know what you want and go after it
  • Know when your self-talk is helpful
  • Know when your self-talk is unhelpful
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H1 - Having Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are part of managing a team of different people, with different needs and personalities. To become effective leaders, we need to develop strong communication skills. Mastering how to communicate openly and getting comfortable with challenging conversations are essential for good leadership. In this course you will learn how to have difficult conversations to ensure the conversation is productive and as painless as possible.

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D1 - Debate like a Pro

When you hear “debate”, you may picture a formal event with two opposing parties standing at podiums in front of an audience, presenting carefully crafted arguments and rebuttals. Informal debate occurs in everyday life and work, too. How often do you find yourself in a disagreement, difference of opinion, or argument with someone else? When you try to make someone see your point of view, and they are trying to make you see theirs, you’re in a debate. In this course you will learn how to debate to ensure your verbal points are clear, well understood and influential.

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Individual Coaching

Dr. Dan offers individual coaching services to help you increase global leadership skills and accelerate and advance your development. All coaching meetings are customized to your needs. This may include:

For more information please contact Dr. Dan.

Career Advancement

Opportunities abound within our own organizations, however many of us hesitate in proactively planning our career path in-house.  Dr. Dan is able to bring clarity to your career goals, and help you define your differentiation from the pack, allowing you to take charge of your career and ready yourself for promotion. Within this practice area the focus is getting promoted  and to increase global leadership skills in your current organization. Dr. Dan’s service offerings include:
Career Clarity: Many professionals often don’t purposefully think about their career – how they got where they are, or where they want to go.  Bringing clarity to your career trajectory helps by defining what type of work you thrive in and enjoy most, how to be aware of these types of opportunities when they come up in your organization, and how to engage others to help you as you progress throughout your career.  Dr. Dan can help you assess your professional situation, develop concrete steps to help better understand your career options, increase global leadership skills, and how best to achieve your career goals.
Defining your differentiation: Standing out from the crowd is critical in today’s competitive market. Can you elaborate on your value proposition?  Your personal value proposition is the key to career progression because it sets you apart from internal competition and highlights what makes you unique and promotable ahead of others. Consider if you and four others were all vying for the same promotion, and you’re all equally qualified:  What would make your company pick you over the others? That’s your differentiation. Dr. Dan will help you define your differentiation, increase global leadership skills and prepare you to speak to it confidently.
Networking strategies: Networking is an essential piece of any career toolkit and being able to network effectively can mean the difference between career progression and career stagnation.  Networking isn’t about mindless socializing and collecting business cards; it is about purposeful targeting of individuals and associations that could be helpful to you in your career.    Many opportunities are uncovered through various networking strategies that otherwise may not have come to an individual’s attention.  To increase global leadership skillsInformation interviews are an example of a great networking tool that can be utilized to make connections and inroads in a chosen field or department, and are just one example of networking strategies you’ll learn from Dr. Dan.

Resume development: Resumes are not just for those who are actively out looking for their next position; they are also a valuable marketing tool. Creating a strong resume that highlights your key skills and competencies with your career path in mind will enable you to quickly respond to promotional opportunities.   Dan will also discuss the value of documenting career achievements, and how to build your own ‘success portfolio’.
Interview preparation: Interviewing in-house with the people you work with can be challenging, particularly when you’re competing against your peers for a promotion, and it sometimes requires more effort to prepare for than a conventional interview. Assuming the panel knows all about you and your strengths is a poor assumption, and one that Dr. Dan can help you overcome.  He’ll show you how to position yourself as the top candidate while remaining objective and professional when it comes to positioning yourself as the best in performers amongst your peers.


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