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Peggy Bud, Founder

Communication is the core of who I am and what I do.

Peggy Bud, Founder of Speaking Skillfully, is a virtual communication expert who trains her clients on How to Skillfully Participate on a Video Call and Run a Virtual meeting. She uses her knowledge of neuroscience of language to coach and polish her clients’ effective communication skills and executive presence.

As a trainer, Peggy teaches written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills, perspective taking and active listening.  She provides unconscious bias training to companies to help them build strong diverse, inclusive and equitable organizations. Her clients come from a variety of businesses: medical, legal, financial, insurance, engineering, marketing, media, and education.

In addition to coaching business professionals, Peggy provides consultation services to families of children with special needs, helping them effectively communicate with their school districts by building partnerships. She trains and coaches school districts on best practices and the importance of working collaboratively with families.

Peggy has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and a Master of Science and a 6th year Certificate in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist and School Administrator.

Communication isn’t an innate skill and needs to be honed and practiced. Effective Communication is a powerful tool; directly impacting the bottom line. Ineffective Communication can be a business or individual’s biggest downfall.

As a speaker and trainer, Peggy’s areas of expertise include: Bridging the Gender and Generational Divide; Managing Workplace Conflict; The Art of Listening; Attributes of Effective Communication, Upping Your Professional Image Virtually, and The Dos and Don’ts of Video Conferencing. She has spoken at National Conferences, Women’s Summits, Rotary Clubs and Libraries.

In addition to blogging, she has written policies and procedures, educational materials, and children’s books and stories. Her motto is “It’s more than what you say; it’s how you say it.” 

Peggy serves on the Board of Directors for The Bridge Academy, a public charter school in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Peggy is Director of Recruitment for The Financial Executives Consulting Group.

 She can be reached at Peggy@PeggyBud.com or followed on LinkedIn or Facebook.