Laine Conklin

Recognized for her peer-level coaching and ability to transform technical concepts into laymen’s language, Laine is sought after by senior executives and Fortune 100's.

About Me

Just because I’m the daughter of a spy, doesn’t mean that communication has to be mysterious. 

I believe in precision and clarity in the spoken word, the poetry, and intensity of language. 

Ultimately, it can bring the best of each of us and our story into the light. 

I've been studying why some people speak successfully and others don’t for as long as I can remember.


Either you’re born with it - or you’re not?

Not true. 


Just like “craftwork” for spies, skills can be developed, unearthed, and practiced – over and over. Build your muscle memory.

I’ve been a field operative for the past 20 years, working with C- level executives at the world's Fortune 100’s, start-up's and everything in between from technology sectors, finance, consumer goods, to entertainment and news.


Everyone comes to the process with skills in different arenas – my job is to bring an individuals’ brilliance forward through the spoken word and to access his/her most powerful messages (using my “de-coder ring”) when they need to be most effective.


Developing the arc of the story is essential. Whether it is on stage, coaching a client for a corporate speech, training for media events, addressing the press on critical issues, raising the next round of financing, or simply “trying to get arrested”, it must ring true, be poignant and relevant.


Your story and how it fits into the landscape of the marketplace, business practices, break-through moments, and how we live our lives, is the heart of compelling communication. 

Creating change is the goal. I love being part of this transformation, rolling up my sleeves and getting the 'good stuff to flow."

There are tactics and strategies that can help shape your presentations and interviews to make them clear, concise and compelling. Conklin Communications works with executives, managers and public figures to hone their leadership abilities and speaking skills to succeed in the public forum.

Media Experience

Laine has worked with leading communication companies and as a solo practitioner. Her communications expertise runs across diverse industries including Pfizer, eBay, AOL/Time Warner, and Deutsche Bank. CEO’s of note include Meg Whitman and John Donahoe of eBay, Bob Greifeld of the NASDAQ, Jeff Jordan and Scott Thompson of PayPal and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. She has also worked with many celebrities and athletes, including Al Harrington, Shawn Johnson, Dr. Drew, Suze Orman, Joey Kramer, and Creed.


Laine has extensive experience in the healthcare, technology, financial services, and consumer goods sectors. She has also trained hundreds of subject matter experts in a variety of setting including witness preparation.


Laine specializes in executive/leadership communications skills, presentation skills, media skills, and expert testimony. She has worked with consumer advocate groups, specifically, Consumer Reports President and spokespeople for press inquiries and government advocacy.


Laine has worked with key spokespeople on the international front including the president of Tom Online in China, the president of Latin American Operations for Swiss Re, the president of Mercado Libre, the online marketplace for Latin America, and the head of operations for NASDAQ in India among others.


She has prepped many CEO's and CFO's for Keynote addresses and IPO roadshows and specializes in content as well as delivery. Her client list, which includes celebrities, athletes, and authors, also notes Jenna Bush Hager for a book tour on disenfranchised youth in Latin America.


Laine has written promotional material, developed communication strategy programs and roadshow presentations for new and Fortune 100 companies

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