Unleash the Power of Authentic Connection


Ariel is a communication training company and registered B Corporation that empowers organizations to have true influence. We believe that solving business challenges starts with improving strategic communication skills.

Our blended solutions leverage cutting-edge technology and experiential learning to ensure your people write, speak, and sell with impact and emotional intelligence.

Whether you need to build a leadership pipeline, align global teams, or keep employees engaged through change, we’ll partner with you to create transformative learning experiences that scale across your organization.

Our holistic approach to communication is trusted by clients across the corporate and nonprofit sectors.

Want to learn how Ariel can help your organization? Contact us today.


  • Leading with Presence

    Great leaders bring more to the table than technical skills and intellect, or inner charisma and charm. They’re relationship builders who have learned to connect authentically with the hearts and minds of others in order to motivate and inspire them to achieve a desired outcome.


    Leading with Presence links best practices from actor training with specific, actionable business behaviors to develop leaders who will drive your competitive advantage. They’ll draw on their own unique history and style and use the power of storytelling to inspire trust, promote collaboration, and galvanize the people around them to follow their lead and reach breakthrough results.


    Leading with Presence provides a highly experiential approach to development, combining pre-work, a two-day classroom workshop, and follow up coaching to strengthen learning outcomes.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/leading-with-presence

  • Virtual Presence

    When communicating across cities or time zones, building strong relationships is essential to getting things done—and also more challenging. When they can’t rely on the benefits and nuances of in-person interaction, the most successful leaders, managers and professionals harness their virtual presence to connect authentically with their remote audiences in order to influence and inspire across the virtual divide.


    Virtual Presence uses best-in-class virtual learning platforms and a unique methodology rooted in actor training to help your leaders and high potentials engage, build relationships and connect with people in any virtual context. From phone calls and web conferences to video chats and online presentations, we’ll help them get maximum value from their time and their tools.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/virtual-presence

  • Creating Powerful Presentations

    This advanced workshop helps leadership teams to plan, write, and design presentations that engage and inspire others to act. Our unique audience-centered writing process cuts through complexity to bring clarity to business decisions. Your team will gain new strategies and skills to

    • create credible, professional messages that persuade
    • gain buy-in quickly by answering “so what” early and often with bottom-line messages
    • structure arguments logically and persuasively using the Presenter’s Map tool and pyramid logic
    • speed up planning and editing by using an easy process for delegating and coaching presentation team writers effectively—reducing overall time up to 50%
    • measure and agree upon the quality of every presentation with our Strategic Presentations Analysis and Rating Key (SPARK)™ tool.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/creating-powerful-prese...

  • Writing for Leaders

    As leaders, every day you face the white water of change and growing complexity. Reader-centered writing can be a lifeline back to clarity and productivity. Starting with a review of your organization’s strategy and leadership competencies, you will determine how effectively you are leading in writing.


    Develop and improve your leadership skills in writing:

    • Use writing as a strategic tool
    • Lead culture change with powerful messages
    • Write messages that drive specific outcomes
    • Deliver tough messages with tact
    • Use written coaching to develop critical competencies
    • Delegate communication assignments efficiently.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/writing-for-leaders

  • Consultative Selling Skills

    We define consultative selling as the ability to work with clients or prospects to solve their business issues and challenges. This requires the seller to develop trust and build strong relationships.


    Consultative Selling Skills provides participants with the process, structure, skills and behaviors needed to position themselves as strategic client partners and become more effective at managing sales meetings with their prospects and clients to achieve breakthrough results.


    This highly interactive 2-day classroom program combines lecture, discussion, self-reflection and role-play exercises that are recorded and coached to help participants hone existing skills and discover new ways to engage and serve their clients. Videotape is used extensively in our training through simulated selling situations as a way for participants to practice the skills learned in the classroom.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/consultative-selling-sk...

  • Storytelling

    Recent neurological research on the way we process information through stories has proven what the most effective leaders and communicators have known since the Stone Age: that storytelling in a powerful and effective way to infuse ideas into the hearts and minds of others for lasting impact.


    In the business world, storytelling is an essential communications tool; it can make complex data accessible, cultivate relationships with products and people, rally teams around a strategy and fuel
    compelling narratives that shape organizational culture.


    Storytelling provides a highly experiential approach to development, combining pre-work, a classroom workshop, and reinforcement to strengthen learning outcomes.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/storytelling

  • Reader-Centered Business Writing

    The Six Steps to Reader-Centered Writing® help set standards for top quality writing. This ensures clear, direct, and effective written communication. Learners will
    • increase quality: our innovative assessment tools show that learners double the quality of
    their documents.
    • increase speed: writers show a 30% to 50% gain in writing productivity—and readers estimate reading documents in half the time.

    Learners use the Six Steps to plan, draft, and edit an on-the-job document. After the program, learners will be able to

    • write for results
    • analyze their audiences
    • design for visual impact 
    • edit accurately using checklists.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/reader-centered-busines...

  • Executive Coaching

    Using our experiential, theater-infused methodology, we develop custom coaching solutions that help leaders reach the highest levels of interpersonal and leadership effectiveness and sustained behavior change through self-reflection, individual feedback and rehearsal.


    Our typical coaching engagement takes place from 3 months to 18 months and combines in-person and telephone coaching. We understand that each leader has unique needs, demands, and schedules and work carefully to craft coaching engagements that respond to individual learning style.

    More Information » www.arielgroup.com/service/executive-coaching


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    Lexington, Massachusetts 02421-8046
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