About Jill

Jill Diamond

Your Executive Coach & Presentation Skills Training Expert
Jill Diamond is a seasoned communication coach with a specialization in working with international professionals. Her executive experience, background in the performance arts and keen interest in people allow Jill to help professionals build business communication skills filled with precision, passion and impact.

Your Communication
Skills Program

Delivery Formats

In-person

If you live in New York City or Brazil, Jill can meet you in one of her Casa cities to provide you with meaningful in-person public speaking classes from her Write It, Show It, Voice It programs.

Online Training

Learn American Accent with anytime, anywhere training. Jill’s live online programming includes downloadable recorded sessions to continue studying long after your program finishes.

Private

One-on-one Executive Training and individual coaching is available in person, online or as a combination of the two. With Jill as your executive ally you will be truly supported.

Groups

For companies looking to offer communication training to its employees, Jill can offer in-person intensive programs as well as live virtual programming to groups.

Trusted By

“I went into this course expecting it to help me improve my corporate communication style. What I got out of it was a life changing experience that helped me on a professional, personal and social level. Jill identified the smallest nuances in my communication approach, that when changed, made exponential improvements in my life. And the course was delivered in such a way that made change scarily simple!”

Chris Epple

VP, Global Marketing, Content, Strategy & Social Media at A+E Networks

After one of our employees had his first three-hour class, he could not stop talking about it. He has a speech at a conference this afternoon and is applying the skills he learned. After having heard such positive feedback from the people who have worked with you, I thought I’d book a class for myself next time I’m in the New York office!

Camilla Dahlen

Former President of Highdeal, Inc.

“I wanted to tell you how well I nailed the presentation in my Business Policy class! I was more confident and used many of the things you taught me. I was the best presenter in my team and the only A student in the whole class! I want to thank you for being there pointing out the things I need for improvement. I think it was very helpful!”

Yuanhsin Amy Yang

Private Wealth Advisor at Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.

“The program allowed me to see a new dimension on my journey to improve my English. Jill is effective and gave me tools to communicate better.”

Eduardo Herrera

VP of Technology International at Walmart

“Jill is passionate about what she does and really puts her heart into making sure that you succeed. She is willing to adopt to the client’s needs and always is prepared with answers to any question that comes up.”

Eeraj Qaisar

Co-Head Global Capital Markets Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“Jill is assertive and very effective. It was an excellent experience. I am confident to communicate with all your help, patience and support. Thank you!”

Guillermo Gonzalez

Director of Human Resources, Latin America at Kellogg Company

“Jill Diamond is a dynamic, creative professional and an outstanding partner. Her passion around helping people be more effective at work carries over into our own partnership. Her long success as an entrepreneur and business owner speaks to the relevance of her services and quality of her results. I recommend Jill wholeheartedly to my own clients whenever I see a match between her skills and their needs.”

Lisa Parker

Owner at Heads Up Coaching & Consulting

“Jill prepared a terrific webinar focused on the challenges of courageous communication. It’ s clear she understands the importance of preparing a well defined webinar and the critical elements to success.”

Nancy Di Dia

U.S. Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, & CDO at Boehringer Ingelheim

“Jill is clearly a must have for any organization or individual looking to grow, improve and / or develop talent. Jill has been a valued partner of mine for nearly 20 years. She continues to develop tailored solutions to the issues at hand. Her insight, energy, personal attention and determination are superior. I highly recommend Jill.”

Joel Hammer

Former Managing Direct and CFO, Global Real Estate, AIG

“I highly recommend Jill’s programs for individuals and small groups who are non-native English speakers and need to boost their effectiveness in communicating with American counterparts in a business setting. As the Tokyo branch of our firm grew and became more connected with other offices around the world, our locally-based managers had an urgent need to boost their English skills as well as their comfort level in interacting in a Western business context. Jill’s creative methodology, which draws on her performing arts background was by far the best program on the market in Manhattan and our only option. As a result, the key managers who went through the program were able to build communication skills which served them in the years to come.”

Steffen Eckart’s

Former VP, Tokyo Head of Campus Recruiting

“Jill’s English communication program has helped our delegates become more effective English speakers, as well as listeners. It has helped them drive critical business meetings more confidently and more professionally in English.”

Manuela Burg

Former Program Manager Learning & Development at Cisco Systems

“After taking two courses, I feel more prepared to compete on Wall Street. It was enjoyable and a lot of fun to learn with Jill. The teaching tools and methods are adapted to the needs of the participant (unlike a prepared “one recipe fits all” approach). I would recommend Jill Diamond above anyone else for the following reasons: her customized approach; her one-on-one efficiency and the most important one: Learning with fun ensures the best success. My learning experience was great! Thank you Jill!”

Olivier Tabouret

Managing Director at Alcentra NY, LLC

“Jill’s Accent training is the best training I’ve ever had. It’s a way to get out of the routine and it gives a lot of energy. I’m usually not receptive to communication techniques because I’m persuaded that one changes only if one really wants it. I’m able to follow American tv shows now even if I don’t understand everything. This training has allowed me to free a resistance and I really thank you very much.”

Michel Ozun

Principle Clinical Operations Manager chez GSK Consumer Healthcare

“I am very glad my company sent me to this program. I am impressed with the training tools. I am sure this will help me to be more effective in my communication.”

Milan Paleja

Country President & General Manager at Novartis Indonesia

“Jill’s work is taken beyond words and structure and into expression. She says the work she does is very personal, and I can attest to that.”

Nicolas Gex

VP Human Resources International at Accuray

“Our client indicated that as long as he’s been speaking English, he has never had anyone deconstruct the actual sounds and rhythm the way you are doing—he finds it immensely helpful.”

Bill Young’s

Founder at Young Vienne, Inc. 

“Jill Diamond and her training methodologies are unparalleled. Her enthusiasm is contagious; her techniques are spot on; and her dedication to her customers is something that is rare to find in today’s fast-paced world. If you are looking for communication support for yourself or your team, use Jill. She won’t let you down.”

JC Bonilla

Director of Insight & Impact at DataKind

“Jill Diamond is a phenomenal professional and working with her is simply a delightful journey. She first helped me in correcting my accent for my presentations and then helped me in writing my speeches. I wrote some of my best with her. I am also sure this is not the end of our wonderful collaboration since she is not scared of any task or challenge.”

Federica Marchionni

Former CEO & Board Member at Lands’ End

“Jill is an excellent coach. She has experience, knowledge and passion to teach. I enjoyed this class and it has benefited my career.”

Andy Yue

Chief Technology Officer at Individual Life Insurance and Agency Technology Division at Prudential

“She rocked it – We could not have been more pleased – the content and delivery were great – and the highlight for me was one occasion when our CEO asked a tough question and she nailed the answer – with both her business expertise and passion for what she does shining through. Thanks for the help!”

Joe Jordon

Chief Marketing Officer at Domino's Pizza

Frequently Asked Questions

Call it charisma, charm, confidence or gravitas, leadership presence is about confidence. You can develop greater presence with business communication skills that include specific non-verbal cues, vocal dynamics and storytelling abilities.

Like everything in life, practice perfects the skill. Start with 15 hours of presentation skills training to learn how to leverage off your communication strengths and build on your challenge areas. Just a few minutes of your attention every day will enable you to focus on using your new skills.

A speech coach understands the mechanics of the voice and how you can get the most out of it. A speech coach gives you insight into everything from your melody, speed and diction to your volume, breath control, and intention to be heard.

If you have recently moved from management to leadership, your new role requires you have strong speaking skills. A communication coach will personalize your program to help you deliver your messages with precision, passion and impact.

You don’t. Jill’s work is less about getting you to reduce your accent as much as it is about adding a standard American accent. By focusing on the musical components of English, you will help others to understand you more easily. It isn’t that you need to “change” your accent as much as it is that you need to compete more effectively in the English-speaking marketplace.

Twelve months is a good amount of time to dedicate to your American accent improvement. And, in just ten weeks you can be educated on the rhythm and melody of American English. This will leave you feeling confident as you take your practice with Jill to new levels througout the year and finish strong.

Jill spends time between New York City and Sao Paulo, Brazil. If you are looking for a speech coach in either place, Jill can meet with you in one of her two Casa cities. Jill can also be engaged to travel to your location and provides online programming for individuals and teams.

Programming is customized to each individual and company. For that reason, prices are available upon submission of a formal proposal.