I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients and students. They have worked in fields ranging from real estate to healthcare, from finance to marketing, from film making to management consulting, and more.
Each person I’ve worked with has a unique story, with different challenges and goals. We have successfully applied the principles of leadership, communication and effective networking to help them achieve results.
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I’m an entrepreneur, investor and real estate salesperson who’s social and outgoing but yet struggled at times to get my message across or persuade someone. After working with Justin on my communication skills, I was able to make much more powerful impact when speaking to investors as well as close more deals when dealing with customers.
Justin provided me with strategies, steps and tools that gave me the confidence to know exactly what I need to do and how to efficiently communicate with potential and existing leads. It helped increase my sales as well as provide excellent customer service which is what I always strived for.
-Lana B., Real Estate Entrepreneur
Staten Island, NY
When I met Justin I had only a vision: become a motivational speaker. I had no idea how to even begin. The thought of being my own boss and growing a speaking business felt completely beyond my abilities.
During our initial consultation Justin listened as I laid out my dream and voiced my concerns. Within 20 minutes he was already spitting out ideas, mapping directions and brainstorming possibilities. He was able to take my frustration and overwhelm and defuse it with a clear and actionable game plan.
With Justin’s help and guidance I have created a MeetUp group, FB page, YouTube channel and website. By following 2 of his simple suggestions I was able to increase my Instagram followers from 63 to over 250 in 3 weeks time.
I have given almost a dozen talks now including 2 collaborated talks with other speakers/coaches.
Justin has shown me how to market myself, hone my message, grow an audience and network effectively. Through filming me during practice speeches as well as attending my live speeches Justin was able to point out my strengths and weakness and help me improve both.
He has helped me with all of this and I’m still not even done coaching with him yet!
By far the area Justin has made the biggest impact is in my mental game. I’ve been really scared and full of self-doubt about this journey. Often times I didn’t want to put in the work but during every coaching session he shows up with new ideas and energy. He’s dedication to my dream helped me to stay focused and driven. I’m truly grateful for that.
-JR Richardson, Professional Speaker
Justin has very effective strategies… In one set of exercises, he took on the persona of my client and I had to sell my pitch to him. Before these sessions with Justin I was nervous just even at the thought of that. But with each practice, he did not give up until it was absolutely perfect no matter how many times it took. He addresses many aspects of the communication, such as tone of voice, your speed, even gesturing with your hands, and honestly 100 other things. You practice them until you’re nailing it pretty close to perfection.
I have a classical piano background, so virtually no experience in the business world. When Justin came into the picture, he was very careful to find out my long term and short term goals, so that he could tailor our coaching sessions to exactly what I needed. With each session he had a specific goal in mind… I would recommend Justin to anybody who wants to move their business forward by learning how to effectively communicate and sell, and to come off in a concise, confident way.
-Kate Semyonova, Music Producer & Composer
Justin is such a useful and effective resource. He helped me a lot when I started to apply for new jobs and get interviews. Thanks to Justin, an amazing consultant, I finally understood the power of excellent communication skills. Moreover, I can actually gain more experience and increase my value from it. I think the biggest positive thing was that I learned to take control in my professional conversations. No matter what happens, for each conversation, I learned to always be well prepared, be confident and take control.
-Ding Liang, Marketing
Justin is one of the most well spoken, effective and also uplifting individuals I’ve ever met. His ability to produce and deliver results is exceptional and I have found his programs to be extremely effective at helping individuals improve their abilities and their situations.
Perhaps one of the best qualities of working with Justin is that he is as good at inspiring and motivating individuals as he is at teaching the material in his programs. Because of this, it’s hard to feel stuck when you’re around Justin. He’ll be quick to lift you up or offer a solution to your problem.
From when I first met Justin, he has always impressed me with his ability to be clear and direct with his coaching. I’ve benefited immensely from working with him and I’m happy to say that over the years not only have I improved my skill sets, but we’ve built a friendship as well.
If you’re interested in expanding who you are and increasing your business, don’t miss your chance to work with Justin. You’ll be happy you took the opportunity.
-Mike Guerrieri, Inspirational Speaker & Image Consultant
Long Island, NY
Being a stand-alone business owner, I come to Justin for help, with the full knowledge that he has been in my situation before. He has shown me the importance of being a true problem solver, and has pushed me to bring to light the true pains of my prospects, so that I can more clearly assist them and solve their problems when they become my clients.
Justin has a lot of value to give, and you must listen carefully to every word. He has a lot of patience with his clients and knows how to understand your situation. If he’s in your corner, your results in business or any area of your life will improve by a huge margin.
-Ingamar Ramirez, Video Production Marketer
Justin was my coach in NYC and taught me a ton about sales, marketing and presentation skills. I had my first practice at closing deals and loved it. We also worked on what it meant to give a good presentation for work or business purposes, and he helped me think through some business ideas too. I’ve used a lot of what I learned in the consulting practice I’ve started and in my career and dating life.
Justin has a very laid back style and redefines what it means to be in sales. Because he takes such a different approach, I realized that I can be great at solution selling, as long as I deliver value and focus on the needs of the client.
Justin definitely over delivered and spent a lot of time and personalized attention on my situation, with just the right balance of structure and agility in our sessions. I have since referred him to two family members for 1-1 coaching, and they are starting this week!
-Peter G, Startup Consultant
San Francisco, CA
Best Teacher I’ve had! Justin taught me more about sales a and marketing in a few sessions, than I’ve learned in 2 years. He took me through actionable steps in which to market my myself effectively. I am forever grateful and satisfied with his help!
-Khamil Mubarak, Personal Trainer
New York, NY
Excellent public speaking teacher:
Justin is amazing teacher. He knew right away what are my weakness and gave great advice on how to handle it. Pay attention to my strength and weakness. He taught me how to control my mind and how to prepare well physically and mentally before giving a talk. My most challenging part is nervousness and he patiently trained me how to tackle it. what I like is how to change self-induced negative ideas to positive thoughts while preparing for a talk.I would highly recommend him to my friends.
-Ohnmar T, Medical Researcher
Public Speaking Lessons:
Justin was great. I have no experience in public speaking especially with video settings and he worked with me to improve my skills in no time. I appreciate his genuine help.
-Dr. Stella O.
New York, NY
If you are serious about improving your communication skills and your influence in the workplace or in various social settings, then YOU HAVE TO TAKE JUSTIN’S COURSE!
I took Justin’s communication and sales training course and I was able to recoup 200% of my investment just in a matter of weeks, through Justin’s instruction. He taught me how to frame my thoughts and polish my words when speaking to prospective clients. He gave me an effective and flexible system, from beginning to end, on how to sell any product (including yourself). He revamped all of my social media outlets for better presentation, not just for business purposes, but for personal reasons, as well.
Justin is serious about your results. If he does not see week-to-week improvements, he will call you out on your lack of progress. To top everything off, Justin’s program didn’t only improve my sales and communication skills, but he was also able to reignite a burning desire inside of me, which involves changing my work field and industry. Now, I’m taking action to change course in my life…towards what I’m really passionate about.
-Henry Kwong, Investment Expert
Working with Justin has been an excellent experience. He has been right on point with his evaluation and his suggestions for areas of improvement. He understands the nuances of effective communication and how to apply in a business setting. Excellent listener and observer. Highly recommended.
-Neil N, Marketing Executive
New York, NY
Justin is a great professional! I had the opportunity to work with Justin for few times for different occasions. In 3 sessions i could already improve a lot my communication/presentation skills with much higher self awareness! He has been extremely helpful to improve my skills as a leader. I admire his level of professionalism and ability to challenge myself and get the best of me. I strongly recommend Justin for those who are keen to improve their leadership capabilities.
-Fabio Alves da Silva, Industrial Engineer Director
New York, NY
I met Justin through a event he hosted about networking, and really liked his style of teaching. At the time, I was really awkward in both my professional life as well as private. He was able to analyze my personality and teach me how to work with what I already have without giving me a script. As a result of the coaching, I’m now able to Communicate and make new friends in all settings comfortably. Thankyou for helping me get closer to being the best version of myself!
-Shiina Hoshino, Brand Ambassador
Justin is my mentor for professional development. He is very helpful and sincere and willing to share his knowledge. He is patient to listen to my questions and gives me great advice on how to build and maintain a professional network. I would highly recommend Justin as a networking expert and communication skills trainer.
-Elaine Miao, Student
Ann Arbor, MI
Justin’s service has been, hands down, one of the best investments I’ve made in myself. I started working with him over a year ago to improve various aspects of my professional life, most notably in the areas of verbal and non-verbal communication. With Justin’s help I feel I have learned to come out of my shell more and improve my relationships in that arena.
One of Justin’s greatest strengths lies in his attention to detail. He has a knack for noticing and picking up on cues and signals in everyday interactions that most of us simply miss because we are unaware or oblivious to them. Knowing and understanding these often overlooked aspects of interactions is crucial to fostering a mutually favorable outcome in a meeting, negotiating a raise or promotion, or simply maintaining good relations with your co-workers.
Justin explains and breaks down concepts into simple, easily digestible points that make applying what he teaches you more streamlined and effective. Not only does he teach you what is most effective, he also teaches you why it is effective, which helped me to understand concepts more holistically. He is an understanding teacher who is always willing to answer questions give his honest advice.
If you’re looking for a service that provides you with a comprehensive toolbox of sound communication strategies designed to be applied in a pragmatic and action-focused way, look no further than Cool Communicator. I recommend it highly!
-Michael Allen, Trainer and Educator
I really enjoyed the time working with Justin and came to know him as a great career mentor. He has seasoned experience in career coach and is willing to share with me. He focuses on his job and is committed to bringing value on the table. He is well prepared before the session and gives insightful ideas right to the point. He helps me navigate the big picture and also pays attention to the details. After he listens to my options and learns about my strengths and capabilities. he gives guidance and constructive feedback. In summary, he has demonstrated his effective mentoring skills and abilities of developing others.
-Xiaoyuan Zhang, Organizational Development
It was a pleasure working with Justin. I moved forward with my career. I got a new job and improved my communication skills. I feel more confident on networking events and professional meetings. I am ready to create the kind of career I always wanted. I highly recommend the Cool Communicator!!!
-Kasia Dziudzia, Accountant
Justin is good at networking and providing networking suggestions because he knows what are people looking for. Justin can tell you how you can communicate and pitch yourself more efficiently.
-Lynn Shi, Student
I started working with Justin out of a desire to improve my networking, public speaking, and presentation skills. We were able to accomplish that plus much more. During the course of my sessions with Justin, I made the decision to depart my full time position and start freelancing. Justin has been an invaluable asset during the transition. He does not hesitate to provide his clients with the tools that will help them get on the right path. He has provided me with contacts, websites, events, videos, reading material, etc., to help me improve.
After my work with Justin, I now have the tools to be much more effective in my networking, public speaking, presenting, and in my personal business. I notice an improvement in myself, others notice an improvement, and Justin notices an improvement. I highly recommend his services for any one who is looking to push themselves further.
-Tyler Scott, Freelance Art Director
Justin Aquino knows his ins and outs. Coming in to our session I felt that my business situation was unique, but Justin was able to assist me in mapping out a successful plan.
-William Martin, Sports Writer and Entrepreneur
Justin facilitated a great public speaking workshop for a group of students during a two-week program. He provided useful overview information as well as tangible feedback. I plan to hire him again in the future!
-Julia Gooding, Education Consultant and Entrepreneur
I highly recommend Justin–You can’t argue with results: I went from consistently getting criticized for poor verbal communication at work to being complemented on it.
He offers a good balance of high-level strategic approach and pragmatic tactics. Helped change both mind-set and every-day practices.
Adaptive to personal needs and style; it was very apparent that he had guiding principles but also tailored our sessions to my needs. Very useful. Again, I highly recommend Justin.
-Aaron Shapiro, Management Consultant
New York, NY
I have had the pleasure of working with Justin for several months, starting in the Fall of 2017 after attending a workshop that he held on group conversation dynamics here in New York City. Justin’s understanding of the nuances of speaking, leadership, networking, and sales are outstanding, and he is excellent at motivating people. I undertook his program to grow my public speaking skills and develop my leadership capacity, and he immediately began giving me drills and challenged me to enhance my expressiveness and authenticity. By setting weekly goals, I am confident that I strengthened my speaking skills and gravitas, as demonstrated by me winning several Toastmasters speech competitions, including a divisional Table Topics contest in Manhattan last November. Furthermore, outside of my stated goals in public speaking and leadership, I’ve noticed improvements to both my professional and personal relationships. “Soft” skills are not soft, they are necessary for success in any area of life, and if you are seeking to progress in this department, I highly recommend working with Justin Aquino.
-Bobby Graziano, Consulting Analyst
I worked with Justin over the last two months. He is by far one of the very best Coach, Trainer and Public speaker professionals that I have worked with. His enthusiasm for the mentoring and his ability at providing training to put you at ease and to find the real you is a gift in itself. I found Justin to be a very supportive person. Passionate, professional and always on hand to guide and support. If you follow his mentoring and advice you will get impressive results in very short period, like I did, It was a pleasure to work with Justin and I hope our paths cross again.
-Akaki Khvedelidze, IT Specialist
New York, NY
What an awesome resource Justin is! A humble friend and mentor whose business acumen is unprecedented. I recommend Justin for digital and face-to-face networking, resume critique, and salary negotiation. Justin is a true influencer who we all can learn from.
-Demetrius Glover, Business Specialist
New York, NY
Justin is very thorough in his research, to ensure that the sessions are customized to my needs and specific challenges I am facing. He surprisingly has great insights into varied discussion topics, and can spontaneously talk about them, which is one of the things he is helping me work on. I consider myself a good conversationalist, but he is helping me fill various gaps in the skill. I have decided to work with Justin long term to make sure I stay on top of my conversational skills, which I consider is the most important aspect of career growth.
-Ankit A., Bank Director
Justin was, quite simply, the best. He was patient, energetic, and extremely helpful with all aspects of my public speaking event. I hired Justin to help me prepare with moderating a panel before my firm and he approached the entire event in a holistic manner- treating my confidence levels, public speaking style, and assistance with all aspects of the event, from the introduction down to the lead-ins to each question. He’s always punctual, professional, and extremely capable of assisting with all levels of the public speaking process. I am going to hire him to work with him on an ongoing basis, that’s how wonderful and effective he is!
-Elnaz Z., Attorney
New York, NY
Justin is the best coach you could possibly find. He helped me to have a breakthrough in only 4 weeks. He also was able to teach me how to be confident enough to improvise. Justin not only helped with public speaking but he also guided the direction of our start-up with his valuable input.
-Evie O., Startup Founder
New York, NY
Working with Justin over the past few months has been nothing short of a delightful and enriching experience. His commitment, patience and passion towards empowering people are the qualities that stand out the most. He played the role of a catalyst in pushing me out of my comfort zone and into the visibility stage. His ideas and suggestions at every stage were very helpful and I’m grateful that I had an opportunity to be the recipient of that.
-Saira Sethi, Luxury Retail Specialist
New York, NY
Justin is a true pro. Very valuable coaching in preparation for a business presentation I was giving. He asked good questions to understand the context of the situation and tailored his coaching to that specific opportunity. Great insights on the importance of the physical/mental connection needed to help make a successful speech. Always on time. I highly recommend Justin to any interested in improving their public speaking skills.
-Jo M., Finance Professional
New York, NY
Cool Communicator worked with me on body language, voice modulation, speech delivery, and hand gestures, along with several tips and tricks that were very helpful for a novice like me. Within 2 sessions I had improved greatly as a speaker. Would highly recommend.
-A.H., Software Developer
New York, NY
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