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Terry Ward Portrait

Author, Speaker, Coach


Terry Ward, author of “The Art of Pitching”, is the founder and President of CommSkills Group, a national communication and presentation skills training organization. Many of the firm’s proprietary programs play an integral role in leadership and learning development programs in Fortune 1000 companies all over the country. Terry has over 30 years of experience coaching and training communication, presentation and leadership skills. Many of his programs were founded on the guiding principle: the spoken word is the most powerful tool to influence, inspire and lead. Every communication must be designed to meet the needs of the listener.

Strengths Certifications: Standout Team Leader, Standout Advantage, Strengths Essentials, Strengths Coach

Associations Membership: ICF, ICFLA

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We want to inspire the best in you by catering to all your communication needs.

CommSkills Group Services


CommSkills Group is a renowned professional communication skills training organization in California. We aim to identify people’s natural communication style and build on their strengths. CommSkills Group employs highly experienced facilitators and state-of-the-art technology to assist employees at all levels in boosting their interpersonal and communication skills.

Our team offers an extensive selection of innovative trainings, held in small to large groups, to improve your public speaking, leadership and presentation skills and face to face communications. Whether your teams require presentation consulting or half-day training sessions, we are your solution to hassle-free yet pragmatic and results-oriented approaches to connect you with partners, clients, and suppliers in a more effective way.

By working with an individual’s natural style we create lasting results

The key to accelerated learning is to anchor new skills within the natural style of the individual. With this highly customized approach every participant gets specific coaching and feedback based on their unique strengths and authentic style. Building on this foundational methodology we have found that participants develop and advance their skills faster and with lasting results. CommSkills Group transforms the performance of people at work by changing how they approach, create and deliver messages every day.

By combining experiential exercises, interactive coaching and individual action plans we change the way people think, feel and behave; not just in our workshops but practical lasting change that impacts their work. We focus on enhancing a person’s communication strengths, confidence and capabilities because when your people flourish, so will your business.

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Executive Coaching


Our executive coaching is an experiential and individualized leader development process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short and long-term organizational goals as well as individual professional goals. It is conducted through one-on- one interactions, driven by data from multiple perspectives, and based on mutual trust and respect. The organization, an executive, and the executive coach work in partnership to achieve maximum impact. Each session consists of face-to- face developmental discussions aimed at performance improvement or developing particular competencies. The coaching is meant to be practical and goal-focused and may concentrate on further leveraging existing strengths, avoiding professional derailers or working through organizational issues like change initiatives. Executive coaching is about having a thought partner to work through any challenge that an executive may face.