For over a decade, I’ve coached hundreds of individuals and spoken to thousands of audience members, inspiring them to bring greater confidence, clarity and purpose to their work and words.

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Client for leadership and executive coaching, plus presentation skills and speaking training

The kind of clients who hire me for Leadership Presence and Presentation Skills Coaching are:

  • IT specialists (e.g. engineers and client-facing software experts (e.g. Holcim, Hook Logic, Pure Visibility, Dynamic Edge)
  • Bankers and financial planners who have to explain and sell complex financial strategies (e.g. Plante-Moran; Comerica; University of Michigan Credit Union; Munder Capital Management; Schechter Wealth)
  • Medical professionals and faculty who want to deliver lectures or complex research findings simply and effectively. (e.g. University of Michigan School of Medicine; Henry Ford Health Systems; Novo Nordisk)
  • Visionary entrepreneurs in the med/tech arena who want to design and deliver an effective business pitch to potential investors (e.g. RetroSense Therapeutics; TechTown; Hygeia)
  • Business Leaders, C-suite professionals who want to create and deliver a presentation to kick off a major initiative, motivate their team, or represent their company at a conference or convention (e.g. Kubota Tractors; Alliance Franchise Brands; Hologic; Consumers Energy; Detroit Economic Growth Corporation; Hylant Group)
  • Attorneys who have to deliver persuasive arguments in the courtroom
  • Political Candidates running for office who want to craft and polish a message that aligns with their authentic core so they can elicit trust and votes (re: MI State Rep Gretchen Driskell)
  • Authors who are preparing a presentation for an upcoming book tour (e.g. Kristi Davis; John Anderson; Ari Weinzweig/Zingerman’s; Cathy Brown-Issel/Brown & Deline; David Farbman)
  • Professional Speakers and Coaches/ Consultants who want to develop and finesse their signature presentation so they can be of greater impact and influence (e.g. Freebo/legendary musician and speaker; David Mann/performance coach, trainer and speaker; Rom LaPointe/Capricorn Leadership; Mike Kotsis/Certified EOS Implementer).
Presentation Coach Eleni Kelakos teaching

Group Training clients include organizations that represent all of the above categories, plus:

  • Executive leadership or Management teams who want to improve their presence and presentation skills so they can be more impactful as leaders. (e.g. Borg Warner Automotive; McKinley Realtors;
  • Health Care Professionals who interface regularly with patients and their families and have to present complex data and research findings at national and international conferences. (e.g. Detroit Ophthalmology Club; University of Michigan School of Medicine)
  • Members of Speaker Bureaus who want to share their story authentically and effectively in order to further their mission and cause. (e.g. HAP, American Cancer Society, Michigan Disability Network)
  • Trainers who want to sharpen their training skills. (e.g. Great Lakes Caring; BAKE!; ZingTrain; Great Lakes Seminar)

As a keynote speaker, I have spoken nationally at conference for associations and organizations that represent direct sales professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, health care professionals (e.g. nurses, facility administrators) and women in business/leadership. e.g University Event Planners; Leading Age Wisconsin; The YMCA; Touchstone Crystal; Women of Thompson-Reuters; General Motors.

If it feels like you—or your organization– is a right fit for my services, let’s get a conversation started.

Working with Eleni Kelakos was an amazing experience. I can’t imagine a coach and trainer who’s more creative and caring; direct yet delicate; funny but firm, respectful yet not afraid to say what really needs to be said. There’s no question that our commencement speech—to 50,000 people at Michigan Stadium—was significantly stronger because of Eleni’s insight, encouragement and (always constructive) suggestions. I feel completely confident saying that any client that engages her services will significantly improve the quality of any presentation they’re going to give! If you want to turn insecurity and uncertainty into excellence, call—and listen to—this kind and talented woman!

Ari Weinzweig
CEO, Zingerman’s
July 19, 2016