Take a Look at our Faq

1. What is a coach and what are the benefits of good coaching?
2. What are some of the qualities and attributes I seek in people?
3. What are the qualities we seek to develop or reinforce?
4. What does Speakers & Artists International, Inc. promote?
5. What is Eric Stone’s background?
6. How long do I need to train?

1-What is a good coach and what are the benefits of coaching?

A coach first and foremost distinguishes aspects of the craft so that it becomes:

  • • Coaching is distinguishing. Coaching is clarifying.
  • • A coach is a craftsman and a professional.
  • • A coach must love coaching and absolutely respect whom he trains and respect their process.
  • • A coach is a trainer, a mentor and a leader.
  • • Good coaching inspires and illuminates.
  • • A coach does what works to get the job done. All with grace, fun and respect. 
  • • A coach is graceful, strong, intent and relentless in the pursuit of your best.
  • • A coach never takes no for an answer.
  • • A coach listens to you from what is possible, not what is predictable.
  • • A coach always coaches you from the future of what you will become.
  • • The power of coaching: seeing what has not yet happened and committing to that vision.
  • • A coach respects you. A coach ultimately knows who you are as your potential.
  • • Coaching is very forwarding and always active. A coach forwards your action.

Coaching lives in the beholder. While coaching is now unquestionably recognized as a valuable and important profession,
education about being coached is relatively misunderstood. To be "coachable" is the essential prerequisite to a successful relationship and overall results.

To be coachable is to understand the role of the coach as well as what is to be expected from the performer, public speaker
or professional individual. A coach draws fundamental distinctions which are then translated into doable and tangible actions.
"You cannot practice what you cannot distinguish."

The main task of the coach is to distinguish with the client, what makes them effective and what does not.
Once that is discovered, the process is then to devise a plan of action to reach the next intended level of effectiveness
or functioning. The more an individual distinguishes about his or her craft the more effective he or she becomes.

Individual trainees need to understand that new levels of awareness come with the territory of hiring a coach,
and one needs to be prepared for some level of un-comfortability and "unknown" before the desired plateau is reached.
We call it welcoming the "new and necessary chaos" so that one's consciousness can expand and develop. The new and necessary chaos gets "reorganized" at the newfound level of effectiveness guided by the new distinctions drawn by the coach.

To let the coach "in" is essential and will ultimately determine the results. That's why it is crucial to understand the dynamics involved in working with a good coach as well as choosing wisely who you will let into your realm.

Goals are reached more quickly and easily when individuals possess a strong personal sense of self.

  • • A coach trains your body, your mind, your emotions and your spirit.
  • • Better coaching trains the “total” human being. That is the cutting edge.
  • • A coach inquires with you into the nature of your craft and yourself in public.
  • • Coaching illuminates your path.
  • • Coaching aims at educating you about yourself.
  • • A coach is "professionally" invested and committed to your success.

2-What are some of the individual qualities and attributes I seek in people?

  • • Individuals with a sincere commitment to learning and developing their respective skills first and become competent.
  • • Individuals already competent and able who have achieved a certain level of success.
  • • They welcome the insights of a good coach to get to the next level of proficiency.
  • • People who genuinely recognize the value and benefit of good coaching and plan to use it.
  • • People who need a safe and professional ground to hone new skills or brush up on existing ones.

3-What are the qualities we seek to develop or reinforce?

  • • People who are open to an honest exploration of themselves in relationship to their skill-level.
  • • Individuals who believe themselves to be talented and desire to further that talent by making it strong and distinct.
  • • People who are invested in themselves for the long run!
  • • People who believe in themselves!
  • • People who are willing to learn.

4-What does Speakers & Artists International, Inc. promote?

• A strong commitment to excellence in coaching the "total" human being. Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and spiritually.
• The ability to stay focused on helping individuals gain confidence in their ability through their level of skill and technique.
• A long track record of testimonies, success stories and artistic discoveries by individuals of all levels and backgrounds.
• A special dedication to training and developing first-rate speakers & communicators.
• Coach spent over 15 years studying privately with master teachers or mentors in USA and Europe.
• Coach is a human being dedicated to the advancement of the human spirit.
• Effective and innovative techniques and coaching method based on first-rate acting skills & self-inquiry.
• Clear distinctions which can be demonstrated, practiced and put to the test on the spot.

5-What is our background?

Eric Stone is the original foundeer. He owes his expertise and particular sensitivity to speakers' concerns to a variety of trainings, experiences and encounters with hundreds of individuals and group dynamics since he began his career as a stage actor in New York City in 1976. Teaching and directing actors and performers was the first step in beginning a long second career as a public speaking skills trainer. Back in 1987, a series of open invitations to work with individuals and group outside of showbusiness was the decisive element which contributed to the creation of Speakers & Artists International, Inc. "The success and undeniable results it produced for people very early on, prompted me to make myself available on a regular basis."

Amy Stone is the President of Speakers & Artists International, Inc. and came onboard in 2015. She's a multi-facetted and visionary guide and teacher. Her talent lies in her ability to focus on the individual's core identity and bring out truth and authenticity.

Before we take on a client, we spend quality time on the phone or Zoom to identify areas of potential growth and breakthroughs. We then determine a course of action, where, when and how we'll work. An outlined plan of action is also created. We get to know each other and talk about trust and coaching. We may ask you questions which aim at challenging and stimulate your commitment to conquering the next level of your development and skill level.

6-How long do I need to train?

Our coaching is individually tailored. Some people train once a week while others take more intensive training directions. We work with all clients online via Zoom.

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