ABOUT EXECUTIVE SPEAKING
Ready to take your speaking skills, and leadership skills to the next level? We offer completely customized private coaching to elite executives.
At Executive Speaking, we focus on delivering training with real-world relevance… training that is proven to work. Our training will help you propel your career, promote your agendas, inspire action, and drive results in today’s high-pressure business world.
- We believe in empowerment — we do not fit speakers into ideal-speaker boxes.
- Rather, our job is to help executives understand what choices they can make to develop signature speaking styles.
- Styles that are authentic on a personal level and promote candor and collaboration at the team level.
HOW OUR DIFFERENCE HELPS YOU
ExperienceAnett Grant has 40 years of coaching top executives, leaders, and emerging leaders from 61 of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as countless midmarket and small businesses from all over the world.
QualityAt Executive Speaking, our focus on quality is relentless. No makeshift hotel rooms. No ad hoc equipment. No glitches. We have a dedicated team that ensures every moment of your experience is flawless.
TechnologyWe believe in capitalizing on the power of technology to help you become better, faster. Our programs feature custom-designed software, large-screen video playback, and top-quality acoustics and lighting.
InnovationOur programs feature tools and learning techniques that are at the forefront of the industry. We use kinesthetic exercises and experiential learning to maximize engagement and retention.
We’ve served executives at:
Anett provided very valuable speech coaching to me. Her Core-Satellite System, which provides the ability to visualize the key message and related questions, is an excellent tool. I really appreciate the fact that Anett took the time to understand me and then worked to build my skills within that framework. She is very effective.
John Albrecht — Vice President and Chief IP Counsel RTG, Medtronic
Anett has developed sound methodology to helping individuals improve their speaking and communication skills based on years of research. Anett’s supportive and insightful approach makes her a joy to work with while producing tangible results.
Christopher Potter — President Snap-on Tools, Tool Storage
Annet is a smart, experienced and talented executive coach. I have worked with her in depth as have many of my colleagues and would highly recommend her unique combination of skill building and coaching in how best to prepare, present and influence in a business environment.
Dave McNulty — Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Global Talent Acquisition, Lear Corporation
Anett’s one on one coaching was really great. Her core and satellite methodology, as well as the overall training she provided, have forever changed my approach to presentations and public speaking.
Ron Boyer — VP of Global Purchasing – Structures, Lear Corporation
Anett did excellent work customizing her content to meet my needs and expectations. She is very detailed making sure you understand the material. I have already started implementing her system and tactics.
Brad Baxter — Regional Vice President of Sales, Cardiac and Vascular Group, Medtronic
Anett provided me with the most valuable professional development experience I’ve had in years. I recently worked with Anett in preparation for an upcoming speaking engagement. I was impressed by her ability to hone in quickly on a number of opportunities to help me make an impact through my comments and to do so in a way that is authentic. Even better was that Anett’s coaching yielded tips and recommendations that are practical and actionable, so I’m confident that her coaching will stick. Anett’s coaching would be an asset to anyone looking to enhance their speaking skills.
Sara Armbruster — Vice President, Strategy, Research and Digital Transformation at Steelcase Inc.
I spent two days in Minneapolis working with Anett on improving my presentation and vocal skills. Working together and following her process, I improved greatly over the two days. I continue to work on these skills, and believe Anett’s approach toward improving executive presentation is the first rate.
George Korn — Vice President Audit Services, Hanes Brand Inc.
Annett is a wonderfully talented individual who is an outstanding executive speaking coach. I highly recommend her!
Henry Chang — Vice President, 3M Connect
I went to Anett for executive speaking. It was a two day interactive and individualized workshop where Anett provided a thorough and intense experience. I left the two days with some very effective skills that I can apply both every day and for speaking engagements. I am hoping to work on some additional skills with Anett in the future. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to fine tune their speaking skills.
Todd Rea — SVP Of Sales, Lowe’s Business Unit at The Sherwin-Williams Company
OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Founder / CEO
Vanessa holds a Master’s degree from New York University’s prestigious graduate acting program and a BFA from University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theatre. Some of Vanessa’s tv credits include: a recurring role on CBS’s THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, IN AN INSTANT and appears opposite Hugh Grant in the movie THE REWRITE. Whether it be in front of a live audience of thousands of people, or from take to take in front of the camera, Vanessa joined Executive Speaking because she leverages her skills to help clients be in the moment. She’s very clear that authenticity is the key to effective communication – being not only yourself, but your best self.
Hannah holds an MBA with an emphasis in Global Social Sustainable Enterprise from Colorado State University and a BA from DePaul University in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She joined Executive Speaking because she enjoys teaching clients skills that prepare them to command any room and deliver powerful messages.
Studio One — Suite 3610
Private Coaching Space – “Comfort and Creativity”
Located on the 36th floor of the RBC Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, Studio One is our Private Coaching facility. Studio One features top quality acoustics, video, and lighting — embedded in an environment of comfort and creativity. You will also be provided with a personal office for working on assignments and handling any business issues that may arise throughout the day.
Studio Two — Suite 2550
Leadership Speaking Bootcamp Space – “Open and Inclusive”
Located on the 25th floor of the RBC Plaza, Studio Two is our Leadership Speaking Bootcamp facility. The lounge area of Studio Two features beautiful views of Minneapolis and the Mississippi River, as well as comfortable furniture and a spacious feeling of openness and light. Inside the studio, you’ll find an intimate but comfortable space, three large-screen monitors, and iPads — the ideal environment for open, inclusive speaking.