Coaching

Speaking with purpose from the podium, on camera, with teams or one-on-one

Overview

In this digital age, it is more important than ever to be able to cut through the clutter and deliver clear, compelling content that will engage your most critical audiences. Our coaching practice is hyper-focused on identifying that content and helping you deliver it in the most impactful way. Whether it’s from behind a podium, in front of news media microphones, in the board room or on a sales call, we uncover the key messages and build the leadership skills and confidence necessary to get the most out of every engagement.

Why it
Matters

Mishandled interviews with the news media or social influencers can instantly spread a negative message around the world. Even the best brands can be tarnished in seconds by instances of poor communication. Individual careers and organizational reputations can all grow and improve through a strategic focus on communication content and delivery. What can coaching do for you?

  • Build your reputation as an industry thought leader
  • Create higher profile mentions in public news media
  • Navigate reputation-ruining questions
  • Engage and motivate important audiences
  • Widen your circle of influence
  • Generate more sales, more engagement, more success

What We
Do

Our core coaching team has more than 40 combined years in the news business and more than 30 combined years working with executives to build powerful presentations and speeches. In our sessions, we work to identify the right content and practice the skills to deliver it well. Opportunities we’ve helped clients prepare for:

Our Approach

Purpose

Our sessions start with defining purpose. We push participants to identify the goals they most want to achieve with their audience. This purpose guides all other work.

Practice

Practice is critically important, and we make all our practice time as realistic as possible. We want to ensure the work in the practice room translates to future, real experiences.

Content

Research and focused discussions help identify compelling content that will engage audiences. These stories, facts or experiences will help achieve the identified purpose.

Improvement

We teach skills that participants can use immediately and provide follow up tools that focus on continuing improvement.

Companies
Served

We’ve worked with executives at Fortune 500 companies and employees at non-profits. We’ve prepped people to talk with newspapers large and small and at some of the largest industry events in the United States. We’ve helped people and companies in just about every industry you can name. Powerful communication crosses every boundary.

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Orkin
  • Primrose Schools
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Mattress Firm
  • Mattress Firm
  • Mailchimp
  • Google
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Children’s Healthcare
    of Atlanta
  • The Coca-Cola Company

Our coaching team

Tim Nzuna

Social media Manager

Tim is the Social Media Manager at EMI, working in our digital, social, and creative services team.Having spent over a decade leading social media strategy and guiding community management in house for brands and at agencies, Tim’s extensive hands on experience includes stints in sectors such as real estate, publishing, finance, luxury goods, education, sports, entertainment, health and wellness, travel, and telecom.Prior to joining EMI, Tim worked as a consultant, refining marketing strategy, training community managers, 1:1 C-level social media training, and providing content editorial. Tim has also taught college classes on marketing metrics, and integrated marketing and communications

George

Kevin Kamau

Director of strategic planing and Events

Events Director at Eminent Media Inc.• An experienced marketing professional with a passion in brand building and over 8 years experience in Event Management and Brand Activations.• Past roles as Head of Activations at East Africa’s Premier Entertainment Company, Homeboyz Entertainment Ltd, with years of experience in end to end to end event management for both local & international clients including Pernod Ricard, East African Breweries and Sport Pesa.• First hand experience and a key role in conceptualization and execution of major marketing campaigns and events including Stanchart Marathon, Tusker Project Fame, Brookside Dairy Best Campaign, Tusker Twende Kazi Campaign, Telkom Kenya Rebrand, POTUS Visit, Jameson Live, Guinness Fanzone with Thierry Henry, Nescafe 3-in-1 Launch, Seven Seas Stronger Generation Launch, Giants Summit In Kenya, Tusker Airshow & Maasai Mara KQ Marathon.• Manages Bar In The Bush, which is Nairobi’s most refreshing beverage catering service, offering bespoke mobile bar services to corporates and high-networth private entities .• Seasoned professional with great networks in East Africa within the corporate sector and entertainment industry.

Matthew Gallant

Director of Operations

Matthew Lewis Gallant is also the founder of Gallant Media which is a  Digital Marketer & Photographer firm based out of Toronto, ON. For the past 2 years he's been marketing brands, covering events, and creating projects for businesses.
He believes that every brand & individual has stories to tell — stories that will not only engage, inform, and delight their audience — but that will also deliver on measurable business goals and objectives. He is the connection between brand and consumer.
He loves building brands from the ground up through bold messaging & visual storytelling.  He does this by helping clients find the subject and medium that best fits their unique identity, and then he produces high-quality content that meets their business goals & objectives.

Skills

Team Lead
100%
Communication
100%

Don Mathias

Managing Director

Mathias is a globally known expert on Marketing, public relations, and communication who founded multiple successful public relations and interactive marketing agencies authored One forward-thinking marketing book.Don is recognized as a thought leader on how software, the Internet and digital technologies have created seismic shifts in the practice of marketing that deliver entirely new levels of customer engagement. Today, Don’s focus is on how this marriage of technology and marketing has created a powerful platform for authentic marketing across paid, earned and owned channels, further advancing the evolution of the discipline.Don helps both multi-national and emerging companies harness authentic marketing strategies – including reinventing themselves around this new form of the good – to create powerhouse brands. Among the companies Don has counseled are Microsoft, BELL, 7- Eleven, Canadian Tire, March of a dime Canada and Enercare.

Skills

team Lead
100%
Communication
100%