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Executive Communication Training in Melbourne or Online

Science-based executive communication training and executive coaching

Are you ready to put your professional speaking to work so you can show up with more leadership presence, eloquence and unwavering self-assurance?

Do you wish you could think on your feet and speak on a roll?

Executive coaching at CADENZA has been designed to offer validated executive communication training designed for CEOs, Founders & Leaders.

Our extensive tricks are not only research-backed; they work to sharpen your communication agility drastically so that people can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

If you’re an executive, emerging leader or an ambitious person who wants to get ahead professionally, we can help with that. Our team assist emerging leaders, CEOs and executives speak with an eloquent, confident voice tone. In your Executive leadership coaching sessions, you’ll learn how to juggle your interactions, so your words and message align with your audience and build relationships, trust and impact.

Executive Coaching by Cadenza

Welcome to Cadenza

Communication Performance Consultants for Executives + Emerging Leaders

Cadenza is headed up by Dr. Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez, a high-performance communication consultant to executives, emerging leaders, and teams as well as their organisations, speaker, speech pathologist, and opera singer dedicated to advocating for your right to speak up comfortably.

OUR AIM

To provide expert action-based executive communication training that is backed by science– rather than opinion-based executive coaching- so that robust outcomes are achieved for you, your team and / or brand.

OUR TOOLS

We deploy tactical charisma, emotional intelligence, voice tone, and language techniques supported by communication & speech science research to create valuable strategies that are easy to access, understand and implement.

WHAT GETS OUTCOMES

The strength of our consulting method lies in the use of modern elocution training that fuses tactical charisma research with voice tone optimisation, message logic and social intelligence research.

Unlike other executive coaches, I can build your voice and message with verified methods using my clinical background as a specialist speech therapist so that you experience solid communication outcomes.

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PhD. Opera, Master of Speech Pathology, Master of Music (Opera Performance), BMus (Perf), BA(Eng and Philosophy)

Feel empowered to be the best communicator you can be with concrete research-informed communication tactics to consolidate your impact, tenureship, and executive personal brand.

Executive Leadership Coaching

When I’m not delivering executive coaching and elocution sessions in Melbourne or online, I’m busy engaging with my team and the community as director of the adult speech pathology clinic, Voice Science.

After training high-performance communication with 1000’s of clients from all over the world in my decade-old communication clinic, I streamlined these leadership coaching services into CADENZA.

As a speech pathologist, healthcare clinic director & opera singer, I know the many barriers to high-performance communication and I’m here to train you to overcome them.

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Executive Coaching by Cadenza

Want to lift your message clarity, leadership communication & speaking style?

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Let’s cut to the chase- we help you stop feeling sidelined and uncomfortable at work by training you in proven tactics that increase leadership presence.

No matter your personality, you can communicate with charisma, confidence and even increased comfort.

First, however, you need to know the tactics to fire your neural pathways to present the communication signals that fast-track your executive presence.

Our roster of private clients includes major companies and luxury brands as well as famous TedTalk personalities, CEOs and even speakers at the UN Geneva.

Although my schedule is tight with the big lights, I also love partnering with emerging leaders. So, you don’t need to be a LinkedIn influencer to access my executive communication training!

Keep reading to learn how to give your communication more gas.

It’s time to fast-track yourself to success with an integrated speaking system that drives smoother than a Bugatti.

Training Portfolio

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Add some oxygen to your professional communication with inspiring executive coaching sessions.

Our signature executive communication training and executive coaching services in Melbourne & online move your speaking story from a fantasy novel to a real-life autobiography full of wins that you want to read about!

Let’s Work Together

Executive Communication Training

Start your executive coaching sessions in Melbourne or online

Sarah provides 1-1 executive communication training consultations for CEOs and managers in Melbourne in person as well as online. Places in the executive presence coaching program are extremely limited, and only four seats are available at a time.

Executive assistants are welcome to attend, prep agendas and take notes to ensure better outcomes from these sessions.

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Easy Onboarding Plan for CEOs, Founders & Established Leaders

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Customised High-Performance Communication Training for CEOs, Founders & Executives

Do you have specific communication skills and speaking goals that you want to work on? Our bespoke Executive Communication Sessions are the best fit if you want tactical industry-specific material tailored to your role, leadership and stretch goals.

The best way to get started is to book a brief discovery call with Sarah, who can discuss potential options with you, answer any questions you have about the programs and ensure we’re the right fit for you.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

You can book your discovery call below.

In the meantime, if you’d like to read more about our elite communication programs for execuitves, keep scrolling.

People that speak well under pressure, solve problems better under pressure.

Program Structure

It all starts with the High-Performance Communication audit where you’ll discover the one thing holding you back from high-performance communication.

After which Sarah will meet with you for a strategy feedback session where you’ll receive information on the learning scope for high-performance communication and elocution techniques for your coming sessions.

The High-Performance Communication Audit

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Weak communication gets in the way of career and leadership success. 

The High-Performance Communication Audit helps you discover what’s holding you back from eloquent speaking.

In your audit feedback session you’ll meet with our director Sarah and receive concrete recommendations on communication growth goals to expand your leadership potential.

$292 AU

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A tailored and comprehensive audit into every aspect of your communication

With the HPC Audit, you will know precisely what you need to boost to break your professional communication barriers.

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Assessment of your Voice Tone

This assessment will ensure that you are not sabotaging a good message with a poor sound.

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Assessment of speech intonation and expression factors

I’ll audit your voice pitch, tone, word stress, and emphasis- critical factors needed for persuasive and interesting communication.

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Assessment of your social communication tool stack

What tools do you need to build rapport, engage, convince and persuade others more effectively?

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Speech Rate Assessment

Discover whether your speech is too fast or too slow and compare it to research-based findings on the best speech rhythm for listener engagement so that you can add credibility and capture your audience.

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Screening of your language and vocabulary power

to see if you need strategies for word-finding problems, logical structure, topic building, corporate storytelling and message precision.

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Investigation of your speaking fluency features.

We will determine whether your speech is broken and disjointed or moving to a mumble so that you can learn how well your speaking flows and what you need to incorporate to sound more interesting, confident and clear.

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Communication Activity Inventory

What types of communication activities do you need for your job/ small business/ interests? Which are working well? Which need more skill?

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Video-based assessment online in a conversational format

So that you speak as you normally would, in order for us to get a true picture of your communication while performing under pressure.

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A 30-minute Communication Strategy Feedback Session

(Value $300 AUD)

So you can learn exactly what your communication needs and get your questions answered.

Delivered online or from our suite on Level 14, 380 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

$292 AU

Legit executive communication training that makes you speak with more comfort and impact.

Choose Your Program for High-Performance Communication

Your High-Performance Communication Audit will investigate key communication growth goals that will add value to your personal profile, organisation and speaking charisma.

You will receive an assessment across the following skills to achieve the best custom fit for your program so that you can optimise your communication for high-performance.

The 6 Stages of High-Performance Communication

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We want you to make the decision around the number of sessions for your communication program in Melbourne or online comfortably, with no pressure. This can be discussed in your discovery phone call in or via email prior to issuing a quote and statement of work. If you’ve purchased the High-Performance Communication Audit already, you will receive a recommendation from Sarah in your session.

Each High-Performance Communication program will unlock your own Cadenza® Executive Consulting Page for access to your communication program materials as you work through your sessions with our team.

Refer to each program below for information on fees and let us know if you have a question. We will issue an invoice in line with your quote which can be paid by cash, EFT transfer or by credit card. Instalment payments are available by arrangement.

Elocution Programs
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Includes:

5 X 1 hour consultations

+ Solo sessions

+ Your own Cadenza® Executive Consulting Page for access to your communication program materials

Our SILVER PROGRAM will give you a strong foundational introduction to strategies to improve your speaking and delivery.

YOU WILL RECEIVE TRAINING IN:

Foundations of Voice

✪ How to warm up your voice to boost clarity and increase your vocal consistency for when it matters

✪ How to project your voice effectively

✪ How to protect your voice so you can deliver good voice tone more consistently

Foundations of Language & Your Message

✪ How to structure your message when speaking to make people listen better

✪ How to expand your vocabulary

✪ How to use your language to catch attention, build listener interest and increase impact

✪ How to be more flexible with your sentence and content to keep people listening

✪ How to use your speaking to give methodical, insightful and powerful answers, no matter the topic

✪ How to reduce the fillers in your life that kill your message impact (um, like, err, em, the thing is, It’s kinda like…)

Delivered in-person or online.

Pay in full or with an instalment plan.

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Includes:

+ 10 x 1-hour sessions

Solo sessions – no group work

+ Your own Cadenza® Executive Consulting Page for access to your communication program materials

The GOLD PROGRAM is our detailed executive communication program.

YOU WILL RECEIVE TRAINING IN:

Foundations of Voice

✪ How to warm up your voice to boost clarity and increase your vocal consistency for when it matters

✪ How to project your voice effectively

✪ How to protect your voice so you can deliver good voice tone more consistently

Voice Extension 

✪ How to scale your voice tone to increase listener engagement

✪ Voice delivery for public speaking, podcasting, vlogging, key note speaking, TedTalks (select as needed)

✪ How to scale your voice tone to increase listener engagement

✪ Advanced speech intonation training to address : upspeak, speech rate, acoustic fine tuning to sound more interesting

Language & Your Message Extension

✪ How to structure your message when speaking to make people listen better

✪ How to expand your vocabulary

✪ How to use your language to catch attention, maintain attention and increase impact

✪ How to use your language to catch attention, maintain attention and increase impact

✪ How to be more flexible with your sentence and content to keep people listening

✪ How to use your speaking to give methodical, insightful and powerful answers, no matter the topic

✪ How to reduce the fillers in your life that reduce your message impact (um, like, err, em, the thing is, It’s kinda like…)

✪ How to scale your tone, manner and formality for increased engagement

✪ Written communication strategies (as required)

✪ Nonverbal presentation strategies for different modalities: training, group meetings, vlogging, keynotes

✪ How to modify your sentence structure to sound more assertive, persuasive or authoritative

 

Delivered in-person or online.

Pay in full or with an instalment plan.

Elocution Programs
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Includes:

+ 15 x 1-hour sessions

+ + Solo sessions – no group work

+ Your own Cadenza® Executive Consulting Page for access to your communication program materials

The PLATINUM PROGRAM is our premium executive communication training offering.

YOU WILL RECEIVE TRAINING IN:

Foundations of Voice

✪ How to warm up your voice to boost clarity and increase your vocal consistency for when it matters

✪ How to project your voice effectively

✪ How to protect your voice so you can deliver good voice tone more consistently

Voice Extension

✪ How to scale your voice tone to increase listener engagement

✪ Voice delivery for public speaking, podcasting, vlogging, key note speaking, TedTalks (select as needed)

✪ How to scale your voice tone to increase listener engagement

✪ Advanced speech intonation training to address : upspeak, speech rate, acoustic fine tuning to sound more interesting

Language & Your Message Extension

✪ How to structure your message when speaking to make people listen better

✪ How to expand your vocabulary

✪ How to use your language to catch attention, maintain attention and increase impact

✪ How to use your language to catch attention, maintain attention and increase impact

✪ How to be more flexible with your sentence and content to keep people listening

✪ How to use your speaking to give methodical, insightful and powerful answers, no matter the topic

✪ How to reduce the fillers in your life that reduce your message impact (um, like, err, em, the thing is, It’s kinda like…)

✪ How to scale your tone, manner and formality for increased engagement

✪ Written communication strategies (as required)

✪ Non verbal presentation strategies for different modalities: training, group meetings, vlogging, key notes

✪ How to modify your sentence structure to sound more assertive, persuasive or authoritative

Customised feedback

In this program, there is usually sufficient time to provide us with material for customised feedback or rehearsal. It is not uncommon for our clients to rehearse a TedTalk with us, do a final vocal warm-up an hour before a keynote in California, run a script for a speech, simulate a vlog or bring audio from a team meeting (with permission from their company, of course!), or even a rehearsal for venture capital pitching, your podcast or a medial appearance. We will dig deep, evaluate and problem-solve any activities you need support with in a confidential and inspiring consulting environment.

Delivered in-person or online.

Pay in full or with an instalment plan.

Our Guarantee to You

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CADENZA Services are an engaging, stimulating, and first-class experience for your communication. Since extensive planning and detail go into tailoring sessions and digital services for you, we do not extend any refunds on any of our services.

We provide a top-tier service, if you are dissatisfied with anything we’ll work to make it right because we are committed to advocating for your communication comfort.

Book Your Appointment

Once you’ve bought your program above, we’ll contact you via email to arrange your appointment bookings, if they have not already been arranged in your discovery call9 am.

We have appointments from Monday to Friday between 9am through to 4 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are executive coaching sessions best for?

The High-Performance Communication Audit is the perfect fit if you have one or more concerns relating to your professional speaking and would like to take the first step to building an action plan to improve your career based communication.

Common concerns among my clients include:

  • Message clarity, delivery and tone
  • Language and vocabulary extension
  • Using a comfortable and appropriate speech rate (but possible diagnosis of stuttering)
  • Word finding difficulties and content planning difficulties when speaking or writing
  • Voice Quality, voice projection difficulties
  • The wish to have some strategies to communicate with increased diplomacy, assertiveness and / or persuasiveness
  • A coming presentation or communication activity with high stakes. For example, conference presentations, filming or vlogging content, public speaking engagements, challenging job interviews or job applications, concerns about written expression, pitching your ideas to a team, delivering a speech at an important social or work event
  • Difficulties conversing with clients, colleagues, managers, key stakeholders
  • Social communication barriers: barriers when networking, making ‘small talk,’ starting conversations, joining group conversations,
  • Clarity and comfort concerns when speaking on the telephone
  • Concerns about speech and language formality

Who will assist me in the High-Performance Communication Audit and sessions?

Your audit submissions and strategy feedback sessions will be overseen by our chief executive coach and communication consultant Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez.

What is covered in Elocution & Communication strategy sessions?

In our elocution services, we partner with you to strategise your communication impact.

You can choose to work on a plethora ofof different things with us, not limited to…

  • Speech Fluency techniques: the catalyst to convincing and fluent speech
  • Pronunciation precision training
  • Communication in the boardroom
  • Making standout social media videos with a charismatic voice tone for your small business
  • Delivering better instructions and feedback to your employees?
  • Vocal delivery when leading a team
  • Conversational techniques geared to the corporate sector for use with clients, colleagues and key stakeholders
  • Language and vocabulary extension
  • Nailing a sales pitch with powerful words
  • Industry sector Communication training, Telephone training
  • Public speaking training / Conference presentation preparation
  • Leading interesting workshops
  • Communication for networking
  • Job interview skills
  • Social communication strategies for diplomacy, persuasion and assertive delivery

Our team are internationally minded. Clients of all creeds, languages and cultures are welcome. The only people we don’t welcome are those who lack a growth mindset. Without that, we won’t have any triumphs to celebrate. 

How much time will it take me to complete the audit?

The unique on demand style of this audit means you can commence your speaking submissions within 5 minutes of purchase.

We recommend you allow up to 30 minutes to complete all audit targets.

You’ll then need to allow 30 minutes in addition for your strategy feedback session with Sarah.

Will I get feedback on my speaking during the audit?

Yes, this is exactly what the audit will give you.

You’ll receive comprehensive insights into areas of your speaking that are working well and areas that you can improve on. Sarah applies a strength-based feedback approach and is careful to balance direct feedback with affirming information so that you have a clear plan to move forward with that supports confident communication.

Is the audit suitable for me if English is not my first language?

Absolutely. You can apply the principles across all languages. Many of my clients are multi-lingual professionals seeking to increase their executive presence and speaking comfort to better career advancement. The High-Performance Communication Audit will give you a foundation to build research-based speaking improvement goals for your career communication.

Does the audit lead to 1-1 executive coaching or elocution training sessions with sarah?

The High-Performance Communication Audit will give you a foundation to build research-based speaking improvement goals for your career communication.

The audit is a great entry point into Sara’s modern elocution program, called the C-Suite, which provides a total fix for your career communication.

Spread across 30 video lessons with plug and play resources and detailed communication trainings, this is the usual next step after the audit session. Sarah will discuss with you after your audit session whether this program is a recommended fit for your communication growth goals and will provide you with a game plan that supports your development to complement your progress through the C-Suite.

There are also additional options to work for Sarah. She is available for 1-1 consulting sessions for executives and emerging leaders and companies after the HPC Audit. Due to demand, numbers for this service are extremely limited.

Sarah will discuss the best option with you in your Communication Strategy Feedback Session.

How many executive coaching sessions do I need after my audit?

The High-Performance Communication Audit will investigate and rate your current communication against your goals and daily needs. This assessment protocol will identify your ability to use the following effectively:

  • voice tone
  • speech expression
  • speech fluency
  • speech rate and speed
  • language and vocabulary
  • Executive presence, tactical charisma and leadership communication skills
  • social communication and rapport building
  • specific communication activities like: networking, pitching, public speaking, appearing in video or podcasts and interviews, media readiness
  • pragmatic skills: diplomacy, persuasion, assertiveness, empathy and rapport
  • body language and delivery in space
  • written skills as required

This information is then used to forecast the number of sessions required to address your communication needs.

We usually recommend between 5 -15 sessions.

If I sign up for a Elocution & Communication Program at CADENZA, how long will it take for me to notice changes and progress in my communication?

Adjusting communication behaviours and patterns of speaking is a process. How long it takes for you to notice a change in your general communication depends on a few factors:

1) Your Mindset

2) Practice. One of the key predictors of speech change is how effectively and frequently you practice and appraise your communication goals. At CADENZA, we will support you in developing a clear understanding of how to practice. This is one of our key interests for any client who commences training at CADENZA, especially since research evidence supports the impact of regular, drill-based practice on speech and language change outcomes. We will create individual practice goals with you that are strategic.

How many sessions do I need?

The High-Performance Communication Audit will investigate and rate your current communication against your goals and daily needs. This assessment protocol will identify your ability to use the following effectively:

  • Voice tone
  • Speech expression 
  • Pronunciation clarity
  • Speech fluency
  • Speech rate and speed
  • Language and vocabulary
  • Social communication and rapport-building
  • Specific communication activities like: networking, pitching, public speaking, appearing in video or podcasts and interviews, media readiness
  • Pragmatic skills: diplomacy, persuasion, assertiveness, empathy and rapport
  • Body language and delivery in space
  • writteWrittenn skills as required

 

This information is then used to forecast the number of sessions required to address your communication needs.

We usually recommend between 5 -15 sessions.

Can my employer pay for my executive coaching in Melbourne or online?

Executive coaching services and the High-Performance Communication Audit at CADENZA have been designed with both individuals and companies in mind. This makes the program an ideal investment for any organisation that wishes to invest in a research-based speaking training assessment for a staff member.

Can I purchase Executive coaching and the Audit for my employee/s?

The High-Performance Communication Audit has been designed to appraise communication skills within teams and organisations. This makes the service an ideal investment for any organisation that wishes to invest in an evidence-based speaking assessment for their staff member.

If you would like to purchase a program for one employee,

please email our support team upon purchase, and we can assist with giving your staff member access to the program directly.

If you would like to purchase the program for more than one employee,

get in touch with us at hello@cadenza.co

Why is the audit priced in Australian Dollars?

The CADENZA HQ is located on Collins St in Melbourne, Australia.

Although we serve clients worldwide, we price our services in Australian dollars.

Can I receive private health care rebates for this service?

Most Private Health funds stipulate that they do not cover elocution or career-based communication training. Technically,  high-performance communication needs are not related to communication disorders.

*If you have a social communication diagnosis, please refer to this speech pathology clinic for adults- Voice Science.

Do I need a referral from my General Practitioner?

Although Sarah is a qualified speech and language pathologist no medical referral is required to undertake a High-Performance Communication audit as this is a non-medical service.

Do you have a Refund Policy for the Audit?

Strategy feedback sessions are engaging, stimulating, and a first-class experience for your communication.

Since extensive planning and detail go into tailoring the session for you, we do not extend any refund on any of our services.

We provide a top-tier service, if you are dissatisfied with anything we’ll work to make it right because we’re committed to advocating for your communication comfort.

Are practice resources included with executive coaching?

This is one of our favourite things at CADENZA- equipping our clients with incredible resources to take their goals forward. All executive coaching program clients receive access to their personalised CADENZA Executive Elocution Resource Portfolio where you will find the niche tools and tips Sarah prescribes each session to guide your daily communication goals.

Silver program clients get 10 weeks of bonus access to the resources.

Gold program clients get 20 weeks of bonus access to the resources.

Platinum program clients get 6 months of bonus access to the resources.

Once your access expires you can easily move onto our monthly subscription program for $292 per month to stay connected to the suite and receive all video training lessons to support your ongoing communication growth.

I really want to use CADENZA for my Communication training but I don’t live in Melbourne. What can I do?

We have options! We assist clients all over the world to enhance their communication. We provide communication that is individual and just as detailed as our in-house communication training programs through our secure web conferencing portal.

I am worried about how to incorporate daily communication practice so that I can achieve my communication goals. How will I know how to practice?

We will write goals to improve your practice approach. Everyone comes from a different scholastic background. For most adults, the idea of daily practice can be very foreign. Sarah tries to share her knowledge about practice theory that she has obtained as a professional classical musician and qualified speech therapist with all clients in order to support their engagement with a practice schedule. It can take some time to develop motivation and routine with practice. This is something that we encourage you to discuss openly and frankly with us so we can assist you in incorporating speech and communication practice into your daily routine.

Do you provide group communication training sessions at CADENZA?

For communication to adjust it is important that each client receives training that is targeted to their communication needs. This is the reason why we do not offer group-based communication training as every person will have different communication needs.

We’ll require you to provide key information to be used throughout your treatment to develop goals that support your communication needs. This might involve the submission of work-specific vocabulary, a description of typical communication activities that you engage in, the provision of conference papers that you need to present etc. Providing this information will allow us to integrate and simulate real-life communication tasks into your training so that you can address your goals pragmatically. By focusing on individual 1-1 sessions we ensure our training is client-centred, evidence-based and success-driven.

*We do deliver workshops for companies under our corporate services. Contact us for more info if you are seeking training for a group of employees.

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