Individual Coaching Case Studies

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Julia Pimsleur-Levine

Julia, CEO and Founder of Little Pim needed to improve her pitch to an audience of 100 investors for a major round of funding to grow her company.

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Karen McGrane

Karen is no stranger to speaking publicly – she speaks all over the world. But she wanted to be a GREAT speaker, not just a good one.

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Will Baker

Will wanted a career change, but found the interview process to be a challenge – particularly since he sought a different role.

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Client Testimonials

His expertise is so advanced that even seasoned presenters stand to learn something new.
— Maria Zeckhausen, Director, Credit Suisse
Bill taught me not only how to craft my pitch in a way to connect and keep the attention of the listener, but how to also structure the pitch that emphasizes the main selling points.
— Nancy Twine, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Bill is encouraging and straight-forward in his assessments and knows how to tap into your strengths as a speaker. I truly appreciate the patience and enthusiasm he showed as a teacher.
— Melissa Severe, Director of Constituent Services for Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
Bill helped me craft my messages to be concise, meaningful and authentic. Thanks to our work together I feel more confident when it comes to critical client and business development interactions.
— Amanda Neville, Business, Brand & Content Strategist
Bill is insightful and incisive, and I highly recommend that you find out for yourself how amazing Bill is. Hire him. His last name is very appropriate: After working with him, you’ll definitely feel smart with an extra “t”, and ready to face any audience.
— Erika Knudson, Associate Director of Marketing, Princeton University Office of Development
What does it take to turn nervous, rambling, PPT-addicted mid-career professionals into genuine, funny, better-than-a-TED-talk presentation aces? In my experience, it takes Bill Smartt.
— Audrey Gray, American Express
This was learning while having fun. Bill is personable and has the moxie to make the agenda work for a diverse class. He delivered. He’s a popular instructor who has a following at Credit Suisse.
— Ann Taylor, BA Manager Americas, Fixed Income Strategic Delivery at Credit Suisse
One word to describe Bill Smartt’s speaking workshop + personality, AMAZING. His coaching skills come off as effortless and intuitive.
— Marah Lidey, Mobile Strategy Manager
The day after I took his class, I spoke (quite successfully!) on a panel in front of an audience of about 75 people. Bill’s class was great preparation!
— Nicole Leffel, Game Designer
Having been a corporate trainer for presentations (English as a 2nd language) myself, I would definitely agree Bill is a leading expert in his field.
— Yariv Revah, Interior Design
I had the opportunity to attend Bill Smartt’s Executive Presence workshop...Bill’s approach is fun and impactful. I have applied his insightful tips and tricks in all I do.
— Joanna Goldsmith, Vice President at Credit Suisse
Even though I’ve taken many of these communications courses, I’ve found Bill’s techniques effective, and his advice unique to the mainstream sources.
— Clemens Wan, Technical Analyst at Credit Suisse
Bill was easy to connect with, extremely positive and encouraging, and had unique, actionable feedback for each person in the class. HIGHLY recommend him as a communication coach.
— Jay Melone, CEO @ DigitalXBridge (DXB)
Bill is thoughtful, observant, flexible and practical...whether preparing for a powerpoint presentation or the Oscars, you will not be disappointed.
— Kelly Castagnaro, Communications Director at International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region
If you need a little assistance in learning how to put your best foot forward for business, your job presentation. or job interview please utilize Bill.
— Brenda Dillon Cavette, President, Fashionista Tea