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JD Communication Strategies

1880 Jackson St. #308
Oakland, CA 94612


Office: 415-857-1407
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Significant change never comes from cracking down harder on people’s output, but rather by inspiring others with a compelling vision.


Learn more about our trainings that INSPIRE:



New Managers

THE PROBLEM -- First-line supervision and management are one of the most difficult responsibilities in any organization. For many, this can be a difficult career transition as the expectations, responsibilities, and relationships change dramatically.


THE SOLUTION  -- In this interactive workshop, participants will review the key challenges faced when a person moves into this key leadership position. Topics will include a practical overview of the core knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become effective supervisors and managers. Tools and templates will be provided to help support a structured approach.


THE GOAL -- Participants will be trained on what employees need to perform, managing conflict, delegating effectively, delivering feedback, and building trust.



Leaders at all levels that are directly responsible for managing and leading change in the organization. 

THE PROBLEM -- Organizations often fail to fully realize their return on investment from major initiatives, such as technology implementations, business process or service delivery changes, leadership or culture changes, or organizational restructuring.


THE SOLUTION  -- The Leading Change workshop is focused on what leaders can do to promote and support a positive response to organizational change.  These complex projects often fail, not because of a lack of task planning and management but because of poor or inconsistent planning and management of the people-related risks inherent in any change effort.


THE GOAL -- Increased ability by leaders to assess, plan and execute sustainable change.  To have a clear understanding on ways to minimize negative impacts of change, accelerate time to achieve productivity, understand the importance of language, and realize the benefits of the desired change.



Executives, leaders, and managers and employees that work on small or large project teams. 

THE PROBLEM -- The first responsibility of a leadership team is to ensure they are getting the very best out of their workforce, and it is vital that leaders have the proficiencies needed to make this happen.  Unfortunately, there are clear obstacle’s keeping teams from being cohesive and productive. Unclear expectations and roles, ineffective communication, conflict escalation, lack of succession plans, bad decision making, and lack of connection and trust.


THE SOLUTION  -- Recognize the core characteristics a successful leader possesses, gain the support of others using trust, credibility and ethical behavior, and identify the key to energizing your team on a consistent basis.  Separate management skills from leadership competencies – and learn when each, or a blend of both, is necessary to lead people effectively.

THE GOAL -- Employees who aren’t just engaged, but inspired, is when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.



Executives, leaders, and managers and employees that work on small or large project teams.

THE PROBLEM -- “Walking in the shoes” of our clients.  Our success as a leader depends largely on how well we interact with each other and show empathy. Each interaction has the potential to work for, or against, achieving the most desirable effect and outcome. 


THE SOLUTION  -- Knowing how to communicate effectively in day-to-day interactions is a critical part in achieving personal – and professional – success. We will learn to appreciate that people have different communication styles and modify our communication approach in order to better manage a situation.  We will clarify these unique behavioral differences and learn to identify them among our co-workers and clients.


THE GOAL -- Build on our personal communication strengths and minimize our weaknesses in order to be more effective communicating and influencing others.  To develop a communication strategy that will be effective in any situation or with anyone’s communication style. Understand the importance and significance of non-verbal signs. Lastly, create strategies for breaking down communication barriers and building strong relationships for better results at every level.



Executives, leaders, and managers and employees that work on small or large project teams.

THE PROBLEM -- Unclear expectations, employee dependence on manager, inconsistency, ineffective listening and questioning, lack of productive feedback, lack of connection and trust.


THE SOLUTION  -- Coaching is the process of equipping others with the tools, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop themselves and become more effective. Mentoring is the opportunity to help an individual achieve personal success, peak performance and ultimate job satisfaction.

THE GOAL -- Apply the critical phases of the coaching process successfully, use effective methods for providing feedback in both positive and negative situations, ensure conditions that facilitate growth and development of team members, build connections with and among team members.

Mario Alcaraz, 
Founder and CEO
Beauty Advisor

"Jared is personable, dynamic, and one of the best motivators & communicators I have had the pleasure of working with. I would highly recommend Jared without any hesitation. It doesn't matter what social status you are - what level you think you are at - Jared rises you to the top of your speaking capability."

Milad Dalju,
Deputy Director and Chief of Enforcement of Public Ethics Commission

City of Oakland

"I recommend JDCS to anyone who seeks to improve their communication skills. The classes were very well planned and executed and jam-packed with useful feedback. Every one of their lessons was valuable and easy to follow, but the best part was their ability to apply each lesson to every participant’s own strengths and weaknesses. The classes were worth every minute."