Simply Said
Simply Said
Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication.

Harvard University

Building Stronger Leaders: Developing Your Partnership Skills


On January 18, Gisele Simmons, consultant, will present to Harvard's Dean of Students team. During the event, she will share insights from Exec-Comm's new book, Simply Said (Wiley; 2016), on how to present with more impact, deliver a clear message, develop stronger relationships and grow as leaders. The advice is specific. The approach is straightforward. The message is simply said.


  • Gisele Simmons

    Gisele specializes in executive coaching, leadership skills training, consultative selling and strategic meeting facilitation. She leverages 25 years of experience in marketing and strategic planning to develop, sell and deliver communication skills programs to professionals in profit and non-profit sectors. During her tenure with Exec-Comm, she has trained over 5000 business professionals in one-on-one personal development and group seminar settings.

    Prior to joining Exec-Comm, Gisele was an independent consultant to senior executives in food, health, beauty, spirits, government, and non-profit industries.  She also held senior positions at various marketing and advertising firms, including Kraft Foods, Inc., Avon Products, Inc.,  The Guild Group and Grey Advertising.

    Gisele graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Psychology and received an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning and Policy from Harvard University. In her spare time, she enjoys adventure travel and has visited remote areas in Africa, Antarctica and South America.

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