At key points in your life, you depend what others think, feel and do. Maximize these opportunities.


Through interactive exercises and demonstration we show you how to deliberately shape audience perception.


Today's economy is driven by product of knowledge workers. We help finish the job.

The RED Seminars

Every career is distinguished by the strength and significance of the relationships developed over time. At each level, key interactions–seminars, chalk talks, fundraising pitches–can define success.

This unique seminar explores the art and science of skills that are critical to maximizing these high stakes interpersonal opportunities. The transdisciplinary skill of communication is one that can be systematically understood and methodically developed. 

Drawing from proven techniques in the performing arts, legal philosophy, and peer-reviewed science, this seminar series is certain to bring insight and practical value. Every seminar centers around both an experienced speaker and novice being coached with professional trainers who will detail techniques that all participants will try out.

This seminar is part of a multi-year collaboration with multiple units at the University of Minnesota including the Center for Immunology, the Clinical Translation Science Institute and, as of 2017, the Masonic Cancer Center.


Experienced professional communicators from diverse disciplines with practical a focus

Chris Carlson

Chris is the chief communication coach at NarrativePros–a working actor of 25 years and a practicing immigration attorney. His approach focuses on connecting speakers to their core messages, genuine personalities, and targeted audiences. He works with every level of experience to leverage their authentic selves, increase the clarity of their messages, and cultivate greater presentness to audiences of every size. Central to his process is measurable development–using objective metrics to help describe delivery and results.


Brian Sostek

Brian is an award-winning writer, choreographer, director and performer.  For decades, he has applied his innate understanding of collaboration, creativity and communication as a passionate educator and coach in fields outside of the performing arts.  Brian is known for his rigorous approach to functional systems, both mental and physical, and the practical application of both in the pursuit of collective goals.


Jeff Brown

After an extensive and successful business career in sales and development, Jeff has spent the last 10 years focusing his communication skills on coaching executives to perform and present at a higher level, creating genuine connections with their audiences.  Visionary, optimistic and experienced describe his presentation and coaching style. He’s a “Think Differently” thinker who can create experiences that turn ideas into actions. Jeff has the talent to inspire people to take a desired course of action, such as: trying a new method; developing a new solution; patronizing a new brand; or convincing a team to realize an “impossible” radical innovation or an absurd sales target.