As President of The Speech Improvement Company, Ethan is a second-generation speech coach and trainer. While he’s worked with business partners all over the United States, he also has unique international experience. He has developed powerful, customized motivational training programs on communication and delivered them worldwide. Ethan’s experiences have provided him with a valuable cultural perspective that he brings to his clients.

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Ethan comes from a long line of educators. His great-grandfather and both of his parents were both influential in the field of education. And, he became President of The Speech Improvement Company in 2006 to carry the family business into the next generation.

While he’s worked with business partners all over the United States, he also has unique international experiences. Ethan lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he immersed himself in the Asian culture, conducting research, training. In addition, he coached and presented in countries such as Ireland, Germany, England, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Korea.

Ethan employs a patient and precise one-on-one coaching style, which compliments his motivational group training technique. He brings unique expertise to many topics, including executive communication, leadership and management communication, presentation skills, motivational speaking, persuasion, negotiation, dealing with conflict, and more.

Ethan did not go directly into the family business after graduation. He spent six years working in a high-tech organization, Media 100 Inc., which grew from $3 million in revenue to $80 million per year and from 30 to 300 employees during his time.

Ethan has taught at and helped such organizations such as Harvard UniversityWentworth Institute of TechnologyAppleThe New York GiantsBain CapitalCanon USABiogen IDECTelekom MalaysiaMaybank, LogMeIn, KenangaAmBankRAZAK School of Government, Tenaga Nasional BerhadThe FBICBT ArchitectsBuild BostonNortheast Human Resources Association, Aspentech, Kronos, SuriaKLCC, and IBM, as well as countless individual executives, managers, politicians, governments, celebrities and other clients from around the world.

In addition to being raised in the family business, Ethan’s education consists of 4 degrees related to communication.  He holds a doctorate in psychology from the Harold Able School of social behavior and sciences  at Capella University, with a focus on industry and organizations. A second doctorate in human letters from Fitchburg State University,  an MBA from the school of business and technology at Capella University, with a dual focus on International Business Communication and Leadership, and a BS in mass communication.



GROUPS trained as a speech coach and consultant


COUNTRIES served as a coach


DEGREES in communication (BS, MBA, DHL, PhD)


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