Exec-Comm’s team of experienced attorneys brings an added dimension to the learning experience for your participants. With a combined 30+ years of practice in both corporate and litigation settings, Exec-Comm’s attorney-consultants leverage real-life, substantive and relevant experiences when teaching communication skills to attorneys. Our Law Firm Curriculum, provides a roadmap for training your attorneys in the skills most relevant to them at different points in their careers. See the seminars we deliver at law firms, internal corporate legal departments, government agencies and law schools.
Ethan Cadoff, in his role as a facilitator at Exec-Comm, coaches professionals across a broad spectrum of communication disciplines and client industries.
Trained as an attorney, Ethan brings 15 years experience helping attorneys, salespeople, business managers and customer service personnel develop their interpersonal and presentation skills. Prior to joining Exec-Comm, Ethan was a senior recruiter at a national legal recruiting firm, where he designed and facilitated a variety of training. Subsequently, he led simulated training focused on team-building; pharmaceutical sales skills; and legal client interview, deposition and trial skills.
Ethan holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Villanova University where he was a member of the Law Review.
Jeff Kreisler, Esq., coaches lawyers and professionals from many industries in a variety of communication skills.
An attorney by trade, Jeff is also a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, speechwriter, and entertainer. From writing to producing and coaching professionals, he’s worked on books, scripts, speeches, TV shows and presentations for politicians, media personalities, industry thought-leaders and corporate executives around the world. He’s collaborated with movie and TV stars, governors, the co-creator of The Daily Show and busy professionals to help get their messages heard, shared, and understood.
His most recent book – on behavioral economics, with Dan Ariely – will be published by HarperCollins and 20+ international publishers in 2017. He also wrote HarperCollins’ ethics satire, “Get Rich Cheating.” As a speaker and presenter, Jeff has delivered two separate TEDx talks, was featured at The Economist’s World In Festival, and is a frequent on-air TV and radio pundit (MSNBC, FoxNews, CNN, CBC, the BBC, Sirius/XM). He’s also an award-winning comedian.
Jeff is a graduate of Princeton University (magna cum laude Joint B.A. in Politics, Economics and Russian Studies), Phillips Exeter Academy, and Virginia Law School, where he was an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. After stops in Boston, Washington, DC and San Francisco, he now lives in Hoboken, NJ with his family and several famous delicatessens.
Sean is part of Exec-Comm’s law firm practice and also consults with a wide variety of other clients ranging from insurance, professional services, and banking & finance. He specializes in presenting, writing, and building business relationships, and he uses this expertise to help clients communicate more effectively by focusing on their audience. The goal is to help them deliver complex ideas clearly and with stronger presence so their messages have greater impact.
After working as an attorney in general practice, Sean taught writing and presentation courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He focused on key concepts like voice, clarity, and persuasion, and trained students to manage their own reactions to the stress of speaking in front of others. In addition to his teaching, Sean also worked as a freelance copywriter and marketing consultant where he helped organizations of all sizes communicate using genuine, authentic language so they not only added clients – but built a loyal community. As a freelance copywriter, he wrote for organizations like ADP, Pearson Education, and Seton Hall Law School.
Sean earned his JD from Rutgers School of Law after receiving his BA with honors from the Ohio State University. When he’s not helping clients, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his twin passions of reading and writing. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with his wife, son, daughter, and two dogs.
Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec-Comm and leads the firm’s Law Firm Group. Whether working with groups or in one-on-one coaching arrangements Jay helps professionals have greater impact by teaching them to focus on the needs of their audiences. Jay works closely with the learning and development professionals at many global law firms and financial services firms to customize communication skills solutions for senior professionals.
Jay joined Exec-Comm after nine years as a practicing attorney. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. That year, Jay was named among the first class of Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. As a Skadden Fellow, Jay acted as in-house legal counsel at Covenant House, a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless teenagers. Following his Fellowship, Jay spent seven years practicing insurance law on behalf of Lloyds of London.
After graduating from Boston College in 1984 with a B.A. in English, Jay spent two years in the BC International Volunteer Program teaching English language and composition. His book about that experience, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, was named the 2014 Best Book by a Small Publisher by the Catholic Press Association. Jay is also the author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, which was released by John Wiley & Sons on October 31, 2016. Jay was a featured columnist for the New York Law Journal, where his column, The Art of Communication appeared regularly. As a freelance writer, he has been published in Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and The New York Times.