Executive Communications

Translate vision into reality.

Effective communication is crucial in empowering employees, building trust and stakeholder engagement, and uniting others around your leadership vision.

Effective leaders adapt to the pivots in markets and business objectives. They articulate organizational objectives to rally their forces -- even in turbulent times -- with clear direction and purpose. They build loyalty and garner respect by demonstrating their credibility in communications that align their visions with their values. 

This course explores the eight essential leadership communications skills that set great leaders apart from the crowd. Starting with adapting communication and listening, each lesson focuses on how with practice, a leader can create communication habits and strategies that create the connection and trust essential for translating their visions into realities.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand communication best practices pertaining specifically to executive communications and their role in shaping team perspectives and responses to leadership. 
  • Have tools and models that will help you communicate to motivate, communicate in a crisis, and navigate the pivots as you lead your teams toward your common goals.
  • Be prepared to practice executive communications in a way that will help you grow as a leader while you build a team culture that motivates, encourages, and develops your people so that you can get the best from everyone on your team.

Executive Communications

    1. Welcome to Executive Communications

    2. 8 Essential Leadership Communication Skills

    3. Communication Styles

    1. The G.B.O.A.T.

    2. Steps for Storytelling

    3. The Art of Storytelling

    4. Your Leadership Vision

    1. Translating your Vision into Action

    2. Communicating in a Crisis

    3. Communicate to Motivate

    1. Course Learning Guide

    2. Storytelling Worksheet


    4. Key Concepts


  • $197.00
  • 1 hour of video content
  • 10 Video Lessons
  • Course Learning Guide & Toolkit


Bridgitt Haarsgaard

President and Founder of The GAARD Group

Bridgitt has a background in Sales, Sales Leadership and Entrepreneurship. She developed the GAARD Method to create actionable and lasting behavioral change in the business world and beyond. Bridgitt uses her Clinical Psychology education to prepare professionals—from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 executives—for the challenges of today’s business environment. She specializes in individual and team effectiveness, women’s leadership, as well as innovation & change management. Her methodology has propelled over 10,000 careers on four different continents.

Barbara Sucoff

Lead Expert & Partner of The GAARD Group

For over 20 years, Barbara has worked with CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s, Senior Executives, Managers and Individual Contributors around the world. She has trained tens of thousands of business executives in over 30 countries. Barbara serves as the executive coach to many of her clients. She is the Founder and President of Focused Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in designing and delivering tailored training solutions in the areas of leadership, management, sales, client service and professional development.