Exciting News!

DeFinis Communications to merge with GrahamComm.

After 30 years of leading DeFinis Communications in the Presentation Skills training industry and growing it into a thriving business with outstanding trainers, I am excited to announce that we will be merging with GrahamComm, a recognized Bay Area leader in presentation and communications skills training and coaching and I will be retiring in June.

It has been my great honor to lead DeFinis Communications and to partner with our dedicated training team and our trusted clients over the years. I have witnessed professionals become more confident speakers, sales teams gain the needed edge to excel, and careers accelerate as many of our clients advanced to executive and C-suite positions. While I look forward to creating the next chapter of my life, I am confident that our valued clients will be in good hands with GrahamComm.

I’m happy to introduce Robert Graham, Founder and CEO of GrahamComm. A respected thought leader in our industry, Robert and his team are accomplished professionals and top-notch presentation skills trainers and coaches. I can’t imagine a better colleague and company to trust with DeFinis Communications’ clients. 

Our joint goal is to continue to provide exceptional training solutions to our clients for decades to come, and for GrahamComm to grow their business and expand their services to meet your current and future training needs. Robert and I agree that we are opening up a new world of opportunities to serve you and your organization.   

Here are a few highlights of our transition that will be of benefit to you. 

  • I look forward to introducing you to Robert Graham and his team.

GrahamComm has been in business for over 20 years. Robert and I have similar training philosophies and approaches. We both believe that high-quality customer relationships are the key to growing a successful business. Knowing Robert, I trust that you will be well taken care of for the long-term. 

  • Members of our talented training staff will be joining the GrahamComm training group.

Robert has assembled an experienced team of trainers who will be joined by several of our talented trainers. This means you can have the same trainers you know and trust available to you for future training and coaching. 

  • GrahamComm offers a variety of training solutions. In addition to presentation skills training programs, GrahamComm also offers programs in general communications and sales skills. With access to a variety of quality training solutions and a larger training team available to deliver, you will be able to produce both small and large-scale program implementations.

My thanks to our exceptional training team:

None of what DeFinis Communications has achieved over the years would be possible without our dedicated team of training professionals. I have worked with some of the most talented people in our industry, including Kathy Andre, Rita Williams, Rachel Rodriguez, Greg Sammis, and Suzanne Gagan. I have learned from each of them, and our clients have greatly benefited. If you have had the pleasure of working with our training consultants, either in the classroom or preparing for an important presentation, you know exactly what I mean.

To our Legacy Clients:

I have known and worked with many of our legacy clients for decades. It has been my honor and privilege to serve you over the past 30 years. To every client we have touched, whether with one coaching session, one program, or with an on-going curriculum of offerings, thank you for your partnership and support. I am sincerely grateful for the trust you’ve placed in us.  

As for me, I look forward to enjoying more time with my wonderful family and supportive friends in California and Maine, visiting new parts of the world, and exploring opportunities to continue to contribute to our society. I’m not ready to ride off into the sunset just yet!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or just to say hello. I would love to hear from you. 

Warmest wishes,


DeFinis Communications