Leader speaking in front of a group.

Why this program?

The ability to speak with clarity, conviction and influence is critical to leadership. To be truly effective, leaders must be able to inspire action every time they speak - from formal and informal presentations to conference calls, one-on-one conversations, impromptu discussions and Q&A sessions.

You will explore a communications approach that will enable you to present your ideas so that others are inspired to act on them. Working with an experienced communication coach from The Humphrey Group, you will be guided to speak with a clear message, persuasive structure, and compelling language.


Through this program, you will strengthen your ability to:

  • Approach communication with the intent to inspire action
  • Speak with clarity and conviction in every interaction
  • Communicate a powerful message that reflects their leadership thinking
  • Support their message using a clear, logical structure
  • Close with a clear call to action
  • Display the presence, both physical and verbal, of a leader
  • Plan effectively for critical conversations
  • Structure your thinking on-the-fly in impromptu discussions


  • Instructor Maggie Huculak.
  • Maggie Huculak, Consultant, The Humphrey Group

    Maggie is a Consultant based in Toronto. She is a highly talented and committed coach and instructor. Since joining The Humphrey Group in 2003, Maggie has worked with a broad range of clients to strengthen their communication skills. Maggie has coached and led seminars and workshops across Canada and internationally.

    She has provided training for senior leaders in many large organizations, in formats ranging from long-term, individual coaching engagements to small-group courses. She is a sought-after coach to leaders who wish to strengthen their scripts, develop a stronger executive presence, or prepare for an upcoming speech or talk. Maggie’s warmth and personal connection to clients are an important part of her success in working with leaders.

    She brings her professional training in theatre performance to her work with executives in helping them develop an authentic, engaging delivery style. When not coaching or teaching for The Humphrey Group or performing in plays, Maggie teaches for the Toronto District School Board. She received a B.A. in English and Drama from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971 and earned a Professional Certificate–Secondary School Teacher– from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. Maggie is also an accomplished actor and a distinguished playwright, having co-authored a number of award-winning plays.

Upcoming sessions

Fall 2021 session

  • Date: November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021
  • Time: 9:00am-10:30am (CST)
  • $1,750 +GST

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Winter 2022 session

  • Date: February 23-24, 2022
  • Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (CST)
  • $1,750 +GST

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You can also find additional details, including our cancellation policy, on our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.

Custom program

  • Do you have 10 or more team members who would benefit from taking this program? Many of our open enrolment programs can be customized for your team and delivered exclusively to your organization. Find out more about our custom programs by contacting us today at 204-946-0232 or via email at ExecEdInfo@umanitoba.ca.

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James W. Burns Executive Education Centre
2nd floor
177 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0W5