SCG Inc. coaches senior and next-gen leaders to be masterful in every high-stakes communication situation they face from boardrooms, investment pitches, and all-hands meetings, to sales & marketing talks. We help our clients achieve Impact Leadership Communication (ILC) with authenticity, efficiency, and power.
Danny Slomoff, PhD
During his 30 years of executive leadership and communication coaching, Danny Slomoff has worked with all levels of an organization: C-Suite executives to middle management. He specializes in bio-tech, high-tech, financial and professional services and has coached Peak Performers including Olympic athletes, dancers, and musicians. His clients strive to attain the "edge" and keep it. They share relentless desire to achieve and be on the top of their game -- always.
Danny has held positions as Distinguished Faculty with Speakeasy Communications Inc. and VP Human Capital, Bio-Logical Capital LLC and began his career as both a clinical and an organizational psychologist.
Tim loves helping individuals improve their speaking capabilities and believes every client has a story which needs to be shared in that individuals' authentic & unique voice. Tim has coached numerous founders and business leaders to better prepare them for high-consequence communication situations. That is his passion.
Tim found his calling helping people achieve their full communication potential after spending most of his career in outside sales and sales management. Speaking with impact and engaging listeners has been in his DNA as long as he can remember.
In a twenty-year presentation career, Bob spends most of his time helping corporate leaders gain the communication advantage and assistance required to lead their organizations. His expertise and resources include coaching & visual support for product launches, large meetings, QBRs, technical updates, finals pitch and professional development for some of the world's most admired brands.
Bob's prior experience, as well as success in both business development and relationship management, at enterprise levels, validates the critical importance storytelling, good design, and communicating effectively have on connecting with people.
Scott logged more than 11,000 hours in the classroom capturing the imagination of middle and high school students over a thirteen-year teaching career. He then went on to lead workshops for Duarte Inc., the global leader in presentation development and design. During Scott's six years at Duarte, he worked with teams and individuals from over 100 companies such as Apple, Capital One, Eli Lilly, Kaiser, Nestlé and Viacom.
Scott combines expertise in story-crafting, slide design and high-impact speaking to provide our clients a comprehensive perspective on the art of influencing minds.
How We're Different
We Help You Avoid the Public Speaking Trap: Our philosophy is there's no such thing as public speaking. There are only conversations: one-to-one and one-to-many. The term 'presentation' is a limiting paradigm. It's psychologically limiting because people who present, give speeches, or speak publicly tend to accidentally and unconsciously alter their behavior — becoming a fraction of their rich, conversational selves. What's better, being wooden or being your authentic, genuine, conversational self?
We Accentuate Your Strengths: If you want to excel at a skill, approach speaking the way great athletes and musicians approach their talent: develop a strong awareness of what you're doing when you're terrific and then use that knowledge to build consistency. That is the secret to excellence. We coach on the positive traits — and let errors dissolve. Great behavior is what clients need to learn. Many coaches accentuate and highlight errors; some people even count them. This is psychologically wrong. Constantly reviewing errors can cause a person to develop anxiety over making the mistake. Focusing on errors leads to avoidant behavior and ongoing fears. By concentrating on positive strengths and correct behaviors, our clients gain control quickly and improve significantly.
We Focus on Impact: The world's best communicators strive to transfer an idea into the mind of another person. This is the essence of our coaching methodology: Impact Leadership Communication. The best communicators attempt to impact minds. That is what we coach our clients to achieve. Most executives don't impact minds, instead they explain what they know. This is called the expository method. Executives tend to explain their knowledge base, which is dramatically different than creating meaning and relevance. Our clients learn how to create interesting, valuable content using our 4-Step Impact Methodology and then deliver it with impact.
We Use Proven Storytelling Principles: We introduce clients to a profound & logical storytelling structure based on elements of theatre, film, and the psychology of influence. What makes storytelling work is the vividness of the scenes, order doesn't matter. The key isn't linearity but instead how rich and vivid the experience is for the listener. We demonstrate how to implement this process to create content that is more meaningful, relevant, and captures the listeners' imaginations.
There's also an entirely different way we approach communication coaching. Our methodology is much more based on how your brain talks and how the listener's brain absorbs information. Brain-based coaching is the new, more modern, approach. The dated method is technique-based coaching. The problem with technique is when you focus solely on technique it makes people look mechanical and robotic. So the first belief with brain-based coaching is we talk to minds. It is my mind talking to your mind — how does my mind engage and how does your mind absorb what I say? The SCG philosophy and coaching are all built around how the brain talks.