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People Skills That Matter: Break Through the Tough Challenges

Your employees, group and association members deal with tough issues—conflicts, setbacks, communication blunders, lack of recognition, low visibility. How can they acquire critical “soft” skills so they can excel in your environment? By learning to break through barriers and build on strengths they already have. That’s easier said than done—except with the right guidance from a skilled speaker /trainer /facilitator who turns tough challenges into valuable assets.

As author, coach, presenter and facilitator— Marilyn tackles 9 Breakthrough Skills that lead her clients to call her “inspiring,” “empowering,” and “the perfect balance of the practical and inspirational.”

1.    Conflict Management: How to deal with difficult people and keep cool in hot situations

2.    Confident Communication: Sharpen your conversations and learn to speak about what matters most

3.    Active Listening:  Listen for the best in others and hear the possibilities

4.    High Possibility Thinking:  Beyond “stretch goals,” set great expectations and achieve more

5.    Leadership and Team Building: Align and motivate your team to produce the results you want

6.    Practical Persuasion: Create win-win outcomes

7.    Skillful Self-Promotion: Improve your reputation and cause excellence all around you

8.    Value Your Values: Know yours and use them to take your right actions in all areas of your life

9.    Emotional Intelligence: Know and use yours to maximize your success


  • Unstoppable: Five Steps to Breakthrough Success in Business
  • Value Your Values
  • Network Your Way to Success
  • Work/Life Balance: Reclaim Control and Satisfaction 
  • Managing Conflict: The Foolproof Way to Resolve Difficult Issues Anywhere

“At the end of the day, happiness is about being satisfied in your relationships,  making a contribution and feeling adequately acknowledged.”  

– Marilyn Edelson

Marilyn’s competence and confidence stem from three decades of helping people with life’s challenges.  As founder of OnTrack Coaching she has:

  • authored Values-based Coaching
  • coached hundreds of individuals, CEOs and managers, mentored workers, and advised company officers
  • worked with corporate and government teams
  • run meetings and given talks to hundreds of business people and healthcare professionals
  • taught at Boston University’s extension school 
  • led numerous workshops
  • ran a chapter of a national women’s networking organization
  • spoken to many associations

Some Past and Present Clients:

  • American Express Financial Advisors, Constitution Square, Boston
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Boston University School of Social Work, Professional Education Program
  • Boston Women Communicators, Boston, MA
  • Brand Equity International, Newton, MA
  • Florida Commission on Youth and Drugs, Tampa, FL
  • Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Moody Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP , Tewksbury, MA
  • National Association of Social Workers, Washington. D.C. and Boston, MA
  • Rockland Trust, Franklin, MA
  • Sanchez Computer Associates/ Fidelity Information Systems, Malvern, PA
  • US Postal Service, Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Veteran’s Administration. Brockton, MA

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