I’m Shlomo Slatkin, Founder of Slatkin Communications, a division of The Marriage Restoration Project
My name is Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, M.S., LCPC and I am the founder of Slatkin Communications, providing training on effective communication and change management to corporations needing to enhance their corporate culture by through workshops, training, and consulting. After a decade of experience in working with high-conflict couples to help them feel heard and understood, create calm and connection, I decided to bring my approach in working with marriages to businesses to help bring about more effective communication, change, and team building in the workplace.
I’m an author and expert on effective communication, relationships, growth and change.
On an individual level, I work with high conflict relationships, helping them to restore and repair their connection through effective communication.
On an organizational level, I help companies improve their bottom line by creating a healthy workplace culture, fostering positive and effective communication and change in employees, teams, and customers. When employees are happy and can communicate well, the culture is healthy. When employees and customers are unhappy, communication suffers and so do profits. Our mission of improving your workplace communication is carried out through workshops, seminars, coaching, and co-creating with you a culture of safe conversation and change. The results are reflected in your numbers as well as your employees attitudes, their quality of work, and their interaction with customers.
My work on communication has been mentioned in Inc.com, BusinessInsider.com, Addicted2Success, CheatSheet.com, Bustle, The Baltimore Sun and is featured in ThriveGlobal.com, TheGoodMenProject.com, TheHill, The Baltimore Sun, and SelfGrowth.com.
Bring communication workshops to your company so that your employees know how to do their job happily, feel connected, and know how to make your organization succeed.
Relationships Matter. We help companies learn how to communicate well.
A company is only be as successful as the vitality, commitment, and communication of their employees.
When your employees feel great in the workplace, you are a hero. You are poised to reap the rewards of enhanced productivity, sales, and ROI. Without satisfying and effective communication, companies can’t break through barriers as efficiently. People are people and we all need help with communicating safely from time to time. Quickly surpass any obstacles in workplace relationships and immerse yourself in training with us to change aspects of your company that need attention.
How we can help your workplace:
Workplace Communication Strategy Consulting for Owners, Managers, & Teams
Workplace Trainings, Workshops & Keynotes
Facilitated Group Meetings
You know that meetings with employees, key stakeholders, management, and board members can often go awry. Emotions can run high especially around topics that are personal triggers for those participating. We can help you run any meeting and teach you how to lead group conversations safely so that you can end with a favorable and rewarding outcome for all present.
Relationship Mediation at Work
Resolve any ongoing uncomfortable conflict in a non threatening, no blame and no shame atmosphere. Devise strategies tailored to your company’s unique needs. Troubleshoot common problems that you may be experiencing with regards to communication, relationships, change, connection, and conflict.
When communication is fulfilling, employees change, dedicate and innovate at work. We find the same is true for at-home communication. If your employees are experiencing relationship troubles at home, their productivity is limited due to stress. A workplace retreat is a fun way for employees to even bring their partners along to learn how to better their communication at home and at work. This brands you as a company that cares about their employee’s mental health and the benefit to you is an employee that is happier and more focus
Emotionally Safe Communication Training, Workshops & Keynotes
We speak on topics related to relationships, leadership, work/life balance, change management, and communication. All of our presentations are customized to meet your organization’s specific needs. Our goal is to give your audience the outcome that you want to them to have. All of our topics can be presented as a keynote or a workshop- both all day or half-day seminar version.
For CEOs and Leaders
Leadership starts at the top. The way you treat your employees creates a company culture and determines their ability to be productive. We recognize the challenges that come with this great responsibility. You’re passionate about your company and you’re not always sure how to convey that passion in a way that can most easily be received. You need to be a good communicator and may not always know how especially with difficult personalities, turnover, or vast diversity in the workplace. We simplify all of that and give you concrete tools for communication so that your employees are more dedicated and innovative, increasing the bottom line as a result.
Communication for Teams
Speak the same “language”and you’ll be on the winning team. For any team to successfully work together, it’s crucial to be able to communicate in the most effective way. In a workplace that consists of many personalities, you won’t always see eye-to-eye or think the same way so it’s imperative that you learn how to use each other’s differences as strengths.
Customer Service Training
Your customers want to be validated. Most purchases are emotional. Developing connection with your clients can make all the difference between getting the sale and not.
Customers want to work with people that hear, validate, and empathize with their concerns and questions. 10x your customer retention with these foundational skill sets that we model.
Family Businesses Challenges
Because it’s more than just a business.
Business relationships are complicated enough to maneuver. Throw in family and you’ve got your work cut out for you! Don’t let family dynamics or underlying drama impact your business. Learn to effectively manage your personal life and history with related business partners so you can maximize your cooperation and profits.
Communication for Teams
What do Walmart, Hilton, The New York Times, In-and-Out Burger, and Nordstrom’s have in common?
They all have different personalities working under one roof and unless they learn how to work together, they will not thrive long-term as a business.
Whether it is different visions on a leadership level or varying work styles on an employee level, without the proper communication skills, talent and productivity will not be maximized. Even more, internal conflict can serve to cripple a company at its core.
How is your workplace with regards to healthy relationships and safe communication?
Companies know that relationships matter. But what they often don’t realize is that at the root of healthy and happy relationships is safe communication.
Communication is at the heart of all that is important in all relationships. At work, when good communication is lacking, one starts to hear terms like – workplace culture, diversity, inclusion, emotional intelligence- all laudable goals but stemming from a missing core ingredient- effective workplace communication. When you fix the root cause, you get everything you want.
Good Communication Matters.
Companies are becoming more aware that they need to know how to optimally communicate with their employees, teams, and customers for maximum change and growth.
That’s where Slatkin Communications comes in. Our team can help you foster healthier relationships at work, starting with training in effective communication, consulting with small to large groups of leaders and employees through hands-on demonstrations, so that you can focus on what you do best.
Companies that want to upgrade their communication find that when they follow our Communologue methodology, everyone feels valued and has a voice, working to achieve a common goal.
Resolve any ongoing uncomfortable conflict in a non threatening, no blame and no shame atmosphere.
What is The Process of Creating Effective Communication at Work Like?
We strive to create a safe and connected working environment so your business can achieve its maximum potential.
We train businesses on how to learn the most effective communication and employ change in a way that resolves conflict, increases workplace harmony, and promotes productivity.
We believe that when people feel safe, they can best contribute their unique gifts. We aim to create a calm and connected workplace where everyone feels valued and has what to offer. This increases productivity, worker satisfaction, and customer retention.
1. Eliminate Win/Lose Thinking
Fostering a group atmosphere of sharing and contributing rather than debating to pick a winner doesn’t always come naturally, but is an important step towards creating a healthier corporate culture. Good communication in the workplace matters. Harvard Business Review cites the 2009 Wyatt study that shows that companies that communicate effectively had a 47% higher return to shareholders over a five-year period (mid-2004 to mid-2009). Companies that talk the way employees want to hear, bosses that do a good job listening, and customers that feel validated and understood are the ones will be more valuable than companies that don’t.
2. Assume that all persons are valid and “make sense” before they speak
Anti-thetical to this current age of black/white thinking and divisive politics, knowing that every person comes with their own unique story , that in their world, “they make sense”, whether or not you agree with them, is one of the concepts we impart so that all of your interactions others remain connected and fruitful.
3. Respecting others the way you yourself want to be treated and talked to
No one deserves to be shamed or blamed. This can be hard if you weren’t modeled healthy communication previously in your life. We will show you how so it becomes second nature. You can’t effectively work together if there is discord in the company. If communication flows and is open where people feel like they can share and be heard and understood, everyone benefits. Your employees will want to come to work and find ways to contribute because it’s a pleasant place to be! They will be more creative and productive.
4. Detoxing negativity, generalizations, and “Master talk”
There’s always someone at the office that assumes “everyone” agrees with them. They can have toxic energy and this needs to be nipped in the bud before it spreads to the rest of the team.
5. Validation of others’ point of view
Expressing curiosity, empathy, and validation show another that you truly get them and hear them. These days, employees want to be heard, understood, and valued for a job well done. Good leaders know that, providing a culture of openness and interpersonal relationships will create an environment and culture of trust and the ability to shed dysfunction and the likelihood of people misunderstanding each other, thus providing a true ability to communicate amongst others at every level of the organization. (Journal of Business Studies Quarterly)
Effective Communication Consulting Packages
*Contact us directly to inquire about speaking and keynote presentations
Consulting Package #1: Instruction in Healthy Communication (3 45-60 minute seminars with handouts, Q and A, and exercises)
Class #1: Safety First: the effect of stress on your brain and how to optimize your brain for optimal listening, creativity, and teamwork
Class #2: Sender Responsibility and Detox Your Interactions: Learning how to talk so that your message is received
Class #3: How to listen, the 3 step process, troubleshooting difficult interchanges (i.e., with Angry Customers and Co-workers)
Consulting Package #2: Healthy Communication Instruction, Demonstrations, and Breakout Sessions (3 60-90 minute seminars with handouts, Q and A, exercises and actual demonstration and breakout sessions so that participants can practice and immediately implement the material taught in the seminars
the effect of stress on your brain and how to optimize your brain for optimal listening, creativity, and teamwork
Learning how to talk so that your message is received
How to listen, the 3 step process, troubleshooting difficult interchanges (i.e., with Angry Customers and Co-workers)
Consulting Package #3: Healthy Communication and Conflict Resolution (Actual resolution of real workplace conflict and challenges between parties)
2 hour long Dialogue sessions where we facilitate the conversation/resolution of real life issues affecting your company between parties experiencing a conflict with each other.
Jeffrey Davidson, Director, CE You! Quality Continuing Education
“For the past five years, he has worked with us to provide training for therapists, in small groups and large presentations. I have witness many times how he has helped professional therapists, gain greater insight and have ‘aha’ moments in how they should be communicating with there clients, colleagues, and even their own family members. He has a great ability to simplify communication and help people find common ground.”
Lara Crandell Garcia, Adapden
“Slatkin Communications were paramount in elevating one of the most critical and often overlooked attributes in our everyday business. By teaching us effective and efficient communication methods; we have seen an immediate positive impact throughout our entire team. Their services are a must have for any business looking to separate from the pack. Highly recommended.”
Rabbi Stephen Baars, @StephenBaarsOfficial, Inspiration, Wisdom, Motivational Speaker, Author
“Rabbi Slatkin is the gold standard for modeling healthy communication”
Because you can’t NOT communicate.
Talk with us about your business’ needs for conflict management and emotionally safe communication. We’re here to provide services that will work for your company whatever your unique needs may be. Don’t hesitate to be in touch even if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for already created here on this page.
“People think that learning how to communicate effectively should be simple. And it is. But only if you know how it all works. Only if you understand people and the dynamics.
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You have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a speaker for your event.
If you have an audience that needs to hear about communicating with confidence and enjoying more comfortable conversations with coworkers, clients, and customers, in a way that is easy to understand and quick to implement, you’ll find that hiring a relationship expert and marriage therapist specializing in communication makes sense.
After working with thousands of couples over the years and helping to turn their marriages around in two days through the communication process that I teach has always been a passion of mine, and while I’ve always spoken on the topic and been featured in over 50 media outlets, working with clients on effective communication in six continents, I begun to apply these communication processes to businesses and see the same phenomenal results in organizations and corporations.
Join the record breaking numbers of new startups and companies that are consciously starting to realize that they need to hold a lens up to their communication culture to achieve and sustain great success!