We’re ready to connect with you so that you can connect with your audience.

It’s what we love to do.

We believe everyone has a story to tell.

Good communication is a key to success, which is why we love working with individuals and businesses to help them craft winning content, then deliver it with confidence.

Our mission is to empower the presenter in everyone through one-of-a-kind training and coaching programs.

We value integrity, teamwork, growth, professionalism, and a good laugh, and we love sharing them during our programs.

Our story

After years of working in commercial real estate as well as corporate training, 2Connect founder, Diane West, noticed a common challenge with presentations: accomplished professionals often struggle with how to package their information so audiences “get it.” Inspired to bring out the clear and confident presenter in everyone, Diane started 2Connect in 2000.

After two decades in the presentation skills industry, 2Connect has gained the reputation as a professional and personable team that knows how to help our clients tell a story that packs a punch.

Our clients value our practical, flexible, fun approach to the process. 2Connect’s expert team has trained and coached professionals from around the globe in a variety of industries, including government contractors, asset management firms, and pharmaceutical companies.

We’ve helped thousands of professionals win contracts, raise capital, secure high-stakes proposals, and rock the stage, all by delivering clear and compelling messages.

Our clients

Our clients often have lots of data to share, which can be challenging to package in a way that works for their audiences. Whether our clients are researchers eager to discuss their findings, executives stepping onto the big stage, sales professionals connecting with customers, or engineers providing innovative solutions, they all recognize the challenge–and the need–to tell the story in their data.

Our clients aren’t just looking for another training in stage presence–they want to learn how to package their whole message so that it makes an impact. That is why they come to us. They appreciate our useful, practical, personalized, and fun approach to help them become the presenter they were meant to be. If this sounds like you, then we would love to connect.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve been honored to partner with organizations such as:

Our magnificent team

Diane West

President

Favorite city your work with 2Connect has taken you?

Oslo, Norway. Beautiful city, great people.

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Catriona Breider

Global Director | Training & Coaching

What is your hidden talent?

Knitting! I really enjoy knitting and making knit stuffed animals for baby showers or for kids’ birthdays.

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Nikki Prestidge

Regional Director | Training & Coaching

What is your favorite food?

Cheese – especially with wine or fondue style.

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Lisa Philyaw

Learning & Development

What is your hidden talent?

I am great at making up corgi song parodies. Nothing extensive, just little jingles that reference my dog Pirate, or corgis in general.

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Lucia Tilton

Office & Logistics Manager

If you weren’t a training professional, what would you be?

I would be a blues and jazz singer.

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Marilyn Deming

Executive Trainer

What is your favorite food?

Mexican food and margs

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Mary Ann Mariani

Senior Trainer

Favorite city your work with 2Connect has taken you?

Lisbon, Portugal–beautiful country, great people, and lots of fun to be a part of celebrating a client’s 60th Anniversary.

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Mario Tamayo

Senior Trainer

Tell a story about something that makes you laugh.

My 5-yr old son woke me up after watching TV early one morning and asked, “Do you feel good about yourself?” I said, “Yes, why?” He said, “Because if you join Men’s Hair Club, you’ll feel better about yourself.”

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Lisa Thomas

Senior Trainer

If you weren't a training professional, what would you be?

I think I would be a designer or a stylist.

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Jim Vasconcellos

Senior Trainer

What is your favorite food?

Definitely coffee. It's liquid food. Before I go to bed at night, I think about how good it's going to be in the morning.

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Lauryn Rice

Senior Trainer

If you weren’t a training professional, what would you be?

No question…I’d be a teacher or would work with kids in some way.

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Torie Reinhart

Senior Trainer

If you weren’t a training professional, what would you be?

Travel and food blogger!

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We want to help you communicate your story with confidence.