Korn Ferry and Yoodli Partner to Bring AI-powered Communication Coaching to Organizations Worldwide

December 20, 2023

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Los Angeles, Dec. 20, 2023 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced a partnership with Yoodli to provide professionals with private and real-time communication coaching using artificial intelligence (AI).

A global organizational consulting firm, Korn Ferry offers consulting solutions that span the leadership, culture, and talent spectrum, including change management solutions and training. Through its vast intellectual property and Korn Ferry Advance platform, the firm also offers online assessments, enterprise coaching, and other learning and professional development services.

Yoodli, a Seattle-based company, helps individuals improve their communications skills using AI. Users can get in-the-moment coaching during online meetings, or they can practice for an upcoming speech, conversation. or interview with AI. Yoodli will then generate feedback on their content, conciseness and speaking attributes such as their executive presence, reliance on filler words, and pacing. Yoodli has been rolled out in more than 150 countries by Toastmasters International, leading business schools, and hundreds of thousands of leaders globally.

“We’re pleased to partner with Yoodli to help professionals upskill themselves at their own pace. Communication skills are one of the consistent enablers of professional success—from promotion conversations to boardroom presentations. This partnership lies at the heart of our strategy to bring cutting-edge generative AI and personalized coaching to our partners worldwide,” said Bryan Ackermann, Head of AI Strategy and Transformation, Korn Ferry.

“Yoodli is your private executive coach, always by your side,” said Varun Puri, Chief Executive Officer at Yoodli. “Korn Ferry and Yoodli are committed to the same mission—to help professionals be the best version of themselves. We’re thrilled about combining Yoodli’s AI technology with Korn Ferry’s extensive coaching expertise to help professionals communicate with more impact, intention, and confidence.” 

As part of the partnership, Korn Ferry Advance users will get access to personalized communication coaching through a bespoke version of Yoodli. Individuals will be able to simulate crucial conversations, customize audience personas, and then get insights in private on how to improve—both during their practice sessions and while speaking live to others. Individuals can also work with organization leaders and human coaches to create custom learning goals and reports to quantify progress over time. 

More information about Korn Ferry’s Enterprise Coaching can be found at https://www.kornferry.com/capabilities/leadership-professional-development/coaching.  More information about Yoodli AI speech coaching can be found at https://yoodli.ai/

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

About Yoodli

Yoodli (www.yoodli.ai) is an AI powered communication coach that helps individuals improve their executive presence with private, real time coaching. Yoodli has been rolled out across Toastmasters International, leading business schools and Fortune 500 companies. The company is backed by Madrona Venture Group, the Allen AI Institute, and Cercano Management. 

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