Social Skills Coach: Explained

January 12, 2023

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Social Skills Coach: Explained

A social skills coach is a professional who helps individuals improve their ability to communicate and interact with others in social and professional settings. They work with clients of all ages and backgrounds, and can often help with issues including shyness, social anxiety, difficulty making friends, and poor communication skills.

What does a Social Skills Coach do?

Coaching typically involves working one-on-one with a coach or in small groups, and may involve role-playing, feedback, and practice in real-world situations.

The goal is to help clients build confidence, overcome social barriers, and develop more meaningful and fulfilling relationships with others. They often also help clients identify and overcome negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be holding them back in various situations.

Coaching can be uncomfortable at first. However, that’s the goal of the coach – to push you outside your comfort zone. A typical coach might make you record yourself, then watch yourself back, and critique yourself. Watching yourself on camera is weird (we cringe too!) but it’s the best way to identify speaking tics and ways to improve. For example, are you moving your hands too much? Not making enough eye contact? Interrupting others? And so forth.

The Yoodli AI powered social skills coach gives you private, judgement free analytics

What to look for in a coach?

If you are interested in working with a social skills coach, it’s important to find someone who is experienced and qualified to meet your needs. These folks ideally have certifications from organizations such as the ICF (International Coaching Federation). Look for a coach who has a proven track record of helping clients achieve their goals, and who is trained in the latest techniques and approaches. In addition to this, you should also be on the lookout if have the right tools and resources to set you up for success. Make sure to:

  • Check out their reviews (potentially even ask a fellow client for feedback)
  • Do a free consultation (every coach will do an initial intake call to set goals)
  • Ask them about their working style: Do they give feedback in a very direct way? Do they like to sugarcoat things? Knowing if their approach matches your style is critical as you find the right fit.

AI Powered Social Skills Coaching

In addition to in person coaching with a human expert, consider using an AI speech coach. Yoodli is a free platform that provides users feedback on their gesture, posture, tone, pitch, intonation, body language, and much else. While an AI speech coach likely can’t unpack your underlying insecurity, it can’t certainly be more helpful at times:

  • Judgement free: Technology will give you objective data on your speaking without making you feel bad!
  • Track progress: Yoodli helps you track your filler words, eye contact, body language, and measure progress over time
  • Easy to schedule: You don’t need to book an appointment with Yoodli! It’s ready whenever you are. Want help on a Zoom call? A presentation? An upcoming interview? Yoodli will be ready as soon as you are.

In conclusion, a social skills coach can be a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their communication and social skills and build deeper connections with others. A great way to start your social skills training or atleast augment your human coaching experience is to work with an AI powered social skills coach. You can get started for free at


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