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Coach Joshua Schulman
Coach Joshua Schulman

Coach Joshua Schulman

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Introduction: ONLINE communication coaching of ALL ages is my sincere passion! Dealing with people’s livelihood and young people’s skill development is very important to me, so I patiently and enthusiasticlly coach many LIFE and BUSINESS essential communication topics from Public Speaking to Acting and Voice to Sales Training to Job/School Interviewing to Business and General ESL to even strategically critical thinking games of Poker and Chess! If you’re indeed serious about next level learning, ask me about a FREE online complimentary session to showcase my unique approach. I am willing to do that so that you have 110% confidence in your trainer decision! Contact me today and let’s get you started this week! SPECIAL NOTE: All coaching prices are now largely discounted for a limited time due to recent circumstances of COVID-19! Let's set up a brief call to discuss.

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Hired 105 times

Serves Torrance, CA

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12 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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  • Sales Training and Presentation Skills

    Chess Lessons

  • Public Speaking Team Training

    Chess Lessons

  • Public Speaking Courses and Job Interviewing etc

    Chess Lessons


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

80 reviews


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Chess Lessons

My 10 years old son enjoys every single minute with Chess coach Joshua. Joshua's lesson is very fun and professional at the same time. My son become much more self-motivated and his chess skill is improving significantly. And besides the chess skill, the boy also learned a lot from his speaking and presentation. I highly recommend Joshua to anyone, especially lessons for your child.
Coach Joshua Schulman's reply
He’s become such a confident and eloquent conversationalist! So proud of your son’s development, Jian. Chess is indeed communication and learning to navigate the board and also life certainly go hand in hand!
Feb 10, 2021
Rubin P.

Public Speaking Lessons

Joshua is an excellent public speaking coach and really knows how to engage with his students. I've only had two lessons so far and I already feel more confident about my speaking abilities. I've lived most of my life afraid of speaking thinking I was not good at it. Joshua assured me that speaking is a skill built over time and he can help me. The great thing is that you can practice doing speeches every week and you'll get feedback can Josh on what to improve on. After my first speech, Joshua gave me excellent feedback and has given me renewed confidence in my speaking abilities. You will not be disappointed if you hire him.
Coach Joshua Schulman's reply
Awesome, Rubin! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! You’ll get better and better each week!
Mar 4, 2021
Kevin C.

Public Speaking Lessons

Joshua has been awesome to work with. His lessons are practical, fun, and engaging. The techniques he teaches were immediately applicable on a personal and professional level. Because of Joshua, I'm looking forward to my next public speaking opportunity. He is what a communications coach should be.
Coach Joshua Schulman's reply
I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! Using public speaking skills in every area of our life is where the ability of it has such great utility and fulfillment.
Jan 27, 2021
Marla O.

My son loves Chess lessons with his instructor. Joshua is very fun, funny, and professional at the same time. My son is doing much better at Chess, and absorbing a lot of good tips and information. I highly recommend this instructor to anyone, especially lessons for your child.
Coach Joshua Schulman's reply
Your son is so sharp! I love working with kids! Especially when we can weave in some helpful communication skills in the process! Every action has a reaction!
Jan 24, 2021
Markieta W.

Public Speaking Lessons

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Joshua. He is professional, responsive and funny. I have learned so much in just a few weeks and I look forward to our next session.
Coach Joshua Schulman's reply
What a delight working with you, MJ! Extraordinary development in just one month of coaching! Wow!
Apr 22, 2021
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Joshua Schulman


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Contact me to discuss. I have various pricing options. As a speech coach I work with children on the Autistic spectrum all the way to seasoned CEO’s and sales teams. So the prices vary for needs. Pricing is based on tailored programs particularly for your needs and often can accommodate various budgets using live or online modalities. Please note. Live face-to-face sessions are only in Southern California. But these days with COVID-19 all sessions are online with students all over the world. It works great! Like we're in the same room. Affordable and effective. You'll see!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Initial consult to clarify and identify specific goals, then a weekly tailored syllabus will be designed for your private coaching or team training program. If qualified and sincere, I often will offer a free 60-minute session for absolute confidence in your trainer decision to work with me.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Extensive storytelling and performance value training with Drama and Theatre degrees from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the University of Southern California, as well as thirty years of corporate training sales management and sales training experience in addition to active competitive public speaking wins in over 40 speech contests including third place in the Regionals of the Toastmasters’ World Championship of Public Speaking. As an actor, I have performed in over 50 professional plays, had a professional Shakespeare company, a member of SAG/AFTRA for 36 years and have done over two dozen national commercials.

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