Communication Skills for Women Turn personal strength into professional success



“Women are 4x more likely to be treated as not competent because of their gender.” - Pew Research Center

Women consistently face gender-bias in the business environment.

Grounded in Strength levels the playing field by applying a unique communication strategy to daily business interactions.

Focus areas cover effective communication skills, insights into gender differences and a game plan for confidence.

“I had the great opportunity to take the "Grounded in Strength" workshop and found it to be highly valuable. It immediately added value to my professional toolbox and for my upcoming speaking engagements.”


CEO - Cybrus Security

“I benefited tremendously from the "Grounded in Strength" training. Kate tailors her program to the detailed needs of each of her clients. I have recommended her program several times to other organizations.”


Principal, Global Partnerships - Verizon


Kate Nugent Curtis

Managing Director & Founder of Communication Tactics, Kate Nugent Curtis started Grounded in Strength© from her desire to create a communication training program specifically for women to increase their credibility and confidence in the workplace.

Kate’s experiences as a life-long competitive athlete, combined with over 20 years working with Fortune 500 executives, offer a unique perspective on how to utilize the principles of athletic success to push performance and drive mental toughness in a business environment.

Kate is two time swimmer of the legendary English Channel and a 5-time finisher of the Escape from Alcatraz swim in San Francisco. She has completed a cold-water marathon swim in Sitka, Alaska and swum several of the famous D-Day beaches in Normandy. Kate’s next goal is to swim all 7 seas and she is currently writing her second book about her experiences.

Effective Communication to Build Confidence

My vision for Grounded in Strength is to help women become more valued contributors at work and gain broader recognition for their expertise and competence.

Inspired by the extraordinary women I've worked with over the years and drawing on my own experiences in the corporate arena, I developed a core framework to help women tackle their toughest communication challenges.

In parallel, I embarked on a 6-year journey to become an endurance open water swimmer and ultimately conquer the English Channel. The physical and mental challenges I endured brought my Grounded in Strength vision into focus.

My worlds collided and it all made sense: I integrated the psychology of high-performance athletes into my core communication framework, and a unique program was born.

Grounded in Strength combines proven communication techniques with powerful psychological insights to overcome internal and external barriers. Participants learn to tap into their authentic strength and develop an empowering communication style that changes perceptions.