One on one coaching

Personal Coaching Customized To You

Improve your communication, leadership, presentation, and other skills based on custom strategies tailored to your personal style, industry, goals, and schedule.

The 1:1 Coaching Advantage

Are you looking for a truly individualized coaching experience? Leverage LifeHikes world-class Communication Coaches in a confidential, flexible, 1-on-1 environment, in-person or remotely.

Our Coaches provide step-by-step guidance and direct feedback to help develop the highest performing professionals. You’ll be armed with real-life knowledge and techniques that you can apply immediately. Everyone’s learning journey looks different. Your coach will move at your pace and within your time constraints to help you excel.

“Great leaders inspire others to do amazing things. Yingying has a special way to make people feel comfortable doing things that are outside of their comfort zone. Her two master’s degrees in language and communication also give her added insights. She can be trusted to transform managers into charismatic and inspiring leaders.”



Meet The Coaches

The world-renowned Own The Room® powered by LifeHikes® Coaches are trusted by global leaders, worldwide brands, and top professionals.

Sessions: $710/hour

Nigel Barnes corporate coaches

Nigel Barnes

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communication Training, People Management, Change Management, Management Coaching

ABOUT: Relaxed and approachable, Nigel has years of experience to draw on to help you find your own solutions. 


LANGUAGES: English, German

Jessica Wong training for trainers

Jessica Wong

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communication Skills and Meeting / Event Preparation

ABOUT: Are you feeling stuck? Jessica will work with you to help you gain clarity and confidence to overcome your roadblocks.


LANGUAGES:  Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Martina Merslavic manager training

Martina Merslavic

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communication Training, Management, Conveying Complex Concepts, Consultative Sales Communications, Media

ABOUT: Martina believes every interaction is a transaction and an opportunity to achieve something.  She is passionate about helping people communicate outside of their comfort zone while taking business context and outcomes into account.


LANGUAGES: Croatian, English, Slovenian

Ian Rennie new manager training

Ian Rennie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communication Training, Big Corporate Governance, Fast Moving Logistics, International Assignments, Public Health Services, Industrial Relations, Business Performance Transformations, ‘Being’ the Culture 

ABOUT: Jargon-free engagement where Ian puts the focus on you, your passions, your outcomes.


LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese 

Jeff McHugh

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communication Training, Media, Management, Digital Media, Social Media, Entertainment, Consumer Research, Marketing, Leadership Training, Human Resources

ABOUT: Jeff will leverage years of experience working as a radio and television presenter to teach you how to Own The Room using the same principles utilized by media personalities and entertainers.



Katie Wake executive coaching services

Katie Wake

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communication Training, Panels, Media, Not-for-Profit, Pitch Development, Presentation Skills and Prep, Handling Objections, Fostering Dialogue, Coaching & Facilitation, Collaboration, Meeting Management, Memorable & Relatable Content, Gravitas with Tone & Body Language, Virtual Meeting Engagement, Feedback Culture 

ABOUT: If there’s a lot on the line, but you’re not sure what to say or how to say, Katie can help you make an impression and achieve your objective; even in your most challenging communication environments.



How 1:1 Coaching Can Help

This is your time to use however you’d like. Our Communication Coaches will provide structure in a confidential environment to accomplish your objectives during your session. While you are not limited to these categories, many professionals engage us for:

Skill building

Is there a specific communication skill where you would like to see breakthrough? You may use this time to improve your general presentation or virtual meeting facilitation skills, tackle topics such as handling tough questions, thinking on your feet, or crafting a narrative. Receive ongoing guidance to crucial development questions: “What’s working?” “What’s not working?” “What could be better?” and “Why?”

situational preparation

Have an upcoming meeting, interview, speaking engagement, presentation, performance review or on-camera appearance? Learn practical public speaking tips to ease your nerves in the spotlight, command presence, create rapport with an audience, understand question and answer techniques, and even hone your specific content and delivery. 


If you’ve taken an Own The Room training course, what are you still struggling to implement? Use this time for continued learning with your Communication Coach: share experiences & reflection, receive feedback & personalized recommendations for further growth, and go deeper into advanced content.​ You will have a guaranteed accountability partner in your coach!