One Simple Communication Tool for 10x Results


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4 Days

Cohort-based Course

Being your authentic self at work: is it working for you or against you? It's both. Learn a proven model to persuade and win more often.

Course overview

Be more effective by understanding Communication Comfort Zones in just one week.

Building strong interpersonal relationships is in demand as a leadership requirement now more than ever before.

In this live, cohort-based course, I will lead you through understanding this time-tested framework, your personal assessment results, and the tools for practicing and mastering the model.

Research shows that more than two-thirds of us are perceived differently than we think by the people we work with everyday. That gap could be keeping you from achieving your goals. To identify that gap and find the keys to closing it, join this cohort learning experience.

Learning about Communication Comfort Zones will teach you how to:

馃弳 Win trust more quickly by identifying and breaking down communication barriers

馃挜 Approach challenging conversations with more confidence

馃 Stop wondering where conversations went wrong and learn to recognize the warning signs of misperception in real-time

馃 Reinforce your learning and get suggestions post-course with our exclusive Communication Comfort Zone AI tool

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This is course ideal for:


First-time managers or managers taking on new teams who want to quickly understand the team, gain its respect and get results quickly.


The experienced executive who wants a different approach to leadership communication (especially to get the most out of young managers).


The individual contributor who wants to successfully influence others and advance ideas more effectively.

What you鈥檒l get out of this course

Understand how your communication zone differs from others

Identify the strengths and weaknesses that others see in you based on your observable behaviors and speech patterns. Learn techniques to adapt and earn trust quickly.

Determine which communication zones your colleagues and customers prefer

Learn tools to identify how people prefer to convey and receive information from you and others. Apply the tools to limit misunderstandings and advocate for ideas effectively.

Learn to move across communication zones to reduce tension and deliver better outcomes more quickly

Understand where your behavior preferences must be adapted to earn trust and direct outcomes more effectively

This course includes

3 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

In-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven鈥檚 guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jan 9鈥擩an 12

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jan


      Live session #1

      Tue, Jan 9, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Jan


      Live session #2

      Wed, Jan 10, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Jan


      Office hours / Q&A

      Fri, Jan 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC


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What students are saying

Meet your instructor

Sheila O'Sullivan

Sheila O'Sullivan

With degrees from top institutions in my arsenal and a track record of professional success in competitive and challenging environments, I was promoted to C-level in my 30s. But as a leader, I was struggling to get the results I wanted from all of my team members. If I was recognized by others as being smart and accomplished, then why wouldn't people just do what I wanted all the time?

Because it takes way more than credentials to earn trust. More than anything, earning trust requires understanding how you appear to others in your interactions.

Since learning about the four communication styles years ago, I have seen the most seasoned executives have "aha moments" when they see how this tool empowers them and their teams to break communication barriers and improve outcomes.

I have relied on this model in my roles as a VP, CSO, and COO in rapidly growing companies to successfully manage change and build cross-functional team relationships. I am thrilled to bring the model to students through Maven.

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Course schedule

4 hours per week
  • Two 1.5 hour sessions in one week, with an optional office hour/Q&A

    See cohorts above for specific days

    Please plan to be live and on camera at this time

  • Prep work

    2 days prior to cohort start

    Cohort participants will need to complete a self-rating survey. The assignment must be completed no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the cohort.

Free resource

Find your Communication Comfort Zone in minutes!

There's a quick way to determine which zone you are most comfortable in. Take this brief quiz to see where you sit in the matrix.

Knowing where you sit is the first step of the journey toward getting better results from your relationships!

Get access to the quiz!

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and dialogue-based

You鈥檒l be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and role-playing exercises.

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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