presentation and communication courses

Justin Aquino, Founder and Head Coach

I help people transform their communication skills. As Founder and Head Coach of Cool Communicator, I provide public speaking coaching and communication coaching for individuals and groups.

Our comprehensive and long-term programs facilitate improvement in verbal delivery, body language, slide deck/ powerpoint design, confidence, charisma, and audience engagement.

I’ve successfully worked with clients from over 20 countries, conducting thousands of hours of coaching and training.

I’ve been coaching professionally since 2012.

I’m fascinated by the process of personal growth and transformation. My process and method constantly evolves as I help my clients and students make breakthroughs in their unique challenges and achieve real results.

I love my work because I get to work with smart and hard-working people who are great at what they do. I get exposed to many different industries, work environments, and business challenges while facilitating real change in communication, presence and confidence.

Before coaching, I spent six years in event management where I developed my leadership and communication skills in fast-paced settings, managing hundreds of team members while organizing thousands of guests.

Julie Cortés, Award-Winning Copywriter, Speaker and Business Coach

With more than 20 years’ experience as a freelance copywriter and proofreader, Julie Cortés has learned the best tips and tricks for getting ahead as a ‘solopreneur.’

She is the founder of The Freelance Exchange—a professional trade organization that offers continuing education, mentorship, networking, social and promotional opportunities to those who are self-employed in the advertising/marketing industry, as well as a free resource for businesses and agencies to easily find the talent they need.

Cortés created her own course, Freelancing 101, and teaches as an adjunct professor at the world-renowned Kansas City Art Institute. Recognized with awards dozens of times over for her work, leadership, volunteerism and community involvement, this freelance rockstar is regularly sought out for media interviews both locally and nationally.

She brings the same savvy advice, best practices and industry standards to individuals and groups through coaching and public speaking.

Joanne Marlin, Public Speaking Trainer

My approach to public speaking training focuses on giving people the tools they need to enhance their communication skills in any situation. I work with students from elementary school through college as well as adults to maximize their strengths and minimize their challenges.

I’ve been teaching public speaking, writing and other communication courses at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, since 2015.

Prior to becoming a college instructor, I had a successful career in public relations, working in the healthcare, technology and consumer products industries. I created and implemented promotional programs and was responsible for training executives and colleagues to speak to media, professional audiences and the general public. I also have extensive experience training people for job interviews.

My career expertise is coupled with tremendous passion for helping people become more effective public speakers. As a trainer, I feel joy witnessing clients achieve their “aha moments” in their progression toward confident communications.

I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Queens College and an M.Ed. from Rutgers University.