Who We Are

We are a team of executive coaches and trainers committed to helping clients elevate their impact and increase their influence through better communication skills. We have worked with professionals from all over the world seeking to become crisp, confident, and credible communicators. Our team members are seasoned public speakers and trainers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds including business, communication, education, human resources, speech pathology, and theatre. Our firm was founded by Stephanie Bickel in 2000.  Since then, we have expanded throughout Chicago and New York City.  We also have coaches based in other cities ready to travel to your neck of the woods.

SBD coaches are training experts in their field of expertise. Our coaches…

  • Have over 10 years of training experience
  • Have advanced degrees
  • Are dynamic facilitators
  • Are culturally sensitive
  • Are creative, supportive, and passionate about their work