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Open Sessions

Experience the magic of Own The Room powered by LifeHikes – virtual or in person! Open Sessions are a great opportunity to take charge of your learning journey with other professionals from around the world! You interact and learn live with our world-class coaches, gaining immediate and actionable skills on the topic of your choice. Choose from multiple training lengths and commitment levels.

Virtual Sessions

Present Powerfully With Slides

Delivering a slide presentation effectively – one that engages rather than distracts and motivates rather than bores – requires more than just a few pictures and graphs. In this session, you’ll discover expert communication techniques AND effective slide presentation skills to deliver more confident, compelling, and memorable presentations.

September 30, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Connect With Your People

Learn how to speak concisely and thoughtfully to improve the impact of your message, ask questions that drive to a deeper level of understanding, and empower your employees to generate (and follow through on) their own ideas and solutions.

October 7, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Own Your Power - Women Leadership

Have you ever stayed quiet in a meeting, shied away from asking for a raise, or felt like your ideas weren’t being heard equally? We’ll share actionable strategies to shift your mindset, let go of self doubt, and realize your full potential. In this session created exclusively for women, you’ll be  empowered to speak with strength, lead with confidence, and own your accomplishments in an assertive yet approachable way.

October 14, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Engage Your Audience

From meetings to sales calls to virtual keynotes, when your listeners truly feel engaged, you’ll earn trust and inspire follow-through. During this interactive session, discover expert strategies to guarantee participation, create conversation, and drive results.

October 21, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Connect First

Authenticity leads to trust, trust fosters connection, and connection inspires action. Learn the skills to build authentic connections with your audience, whether you’re communicating to a manager, executive board, or prospective client.

October 28, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Deliver Difficult Messages

An important but uncomfortable part of being a people manager is delivering difficult feedback about your employee’s performance or behavior. Whether you’re navigating an issue between team members or hoping to break through a hangup with a top performer, learn how to communicate tough news directly and clearly while creating a forum for collaborative problem solving that inspires each employee towards better work.

November 4, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Hybrid Meeting Essentials

As people return to the workplace, hybrid meetings will be part of the new norm. Making sure these meetings are effective and engaging will be a huge challenge. Learn how to prepare and navigate hybrid meetings so that you build inclusive environments, keep in-room and online participants engaged and iron-out the hurdles associated with hybrid meetings.​

November 11, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

Own Your Power - Women Leadership

Have you ever stayed quiet in a meeting, shied away from asking for a raise, or felt like your ideas weren’t being heard equally? We’ll share actionable strategies to shift your mindset, let go of self doubt, and realize your full potential. In this session created exclusively for women, you’ll be  empowered to speak with strength, lead with confidence, and own your accomplishments in an assertive yet approachable way.

November 18, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
3:30 – 5:00 PM GMT

In Person Programs

Communication Essentials with Founder Bill Hoogterp

In-Person Training Event in Montclair, New Jersey

Experience the magic of Own The Room powered by LifeHikes in real life! Whether it is your first time taking a communications training or you are looking to refresh your public speaking skills, this session is for you. You will practice in front of the camera, develop your executive presence, improve body language, get rid of weak language, and learn how to differentiate yourself as a speaker. 

The Communications Essentials program will be led by a team of LifeHikes Coaches, including Gillian Dunn, Jason Frazell, Elizabeth Tuleja, Kesner LaGuerre and Bill Hoogterp.

October 27, 2022

6:00 – 9:00 PM ET
(Doors open at 6:00 PM – Training starts at 6:30)

Want to train with your team? We offer all of the following events (and more!) in a private setting –
contact us or view more information about virtual training for your team here.