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The Framework of Success Lies in the Building Blocks
  • Program Structure

    Prior to their first classroom session all children participate in an individual initial information gathering session to ascertain a clear understanding of each child's strengths and specific needs. Throughout each child’s enrollment at Professor Peaches ongoing systematic assessments are obtained. This allows accurate tracking of progress and identifies specific areas that may benefit from more or less focus.

    Professor Peaches' comprehensive curriculum was carefully designed to provide a holistic approach to communication. The curriculum helps children be prepared for and feel confident communicating throughout life. The program is structured around six core components that target essential communication abilities. The "Power Wheel" depicts these six principles.

    The core components are systematically separated into smaller building blocks. This technique of building blocks allows children the opportunity to truly learn what the skills are, why they are important, and then how to implement and ingrain the skills until they become second nature. This process occurs through the combination of the three invaluable elements: instruction, immersion, and feedback. All three elements are interwoven within each classroom session.

    The heart of the program is founded on the belief that "doing" is essential. Therefore, the classroom activities are heavily based on experiential learning with the children actively practicing the skills and techniques. With repeated practice the concepts and skills eventually become inherent within each child. Because frequency and consistency of practice are key components to ingraining and solidifying communication abilities, children are provided with weekly homework assignments. The homework templates are designed to be motivating and engaging in nature. Please see below for two examples.

  • Power wheel

    Social Skills

    Social skills are an integral part of all interpersonal situations. The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with family and friends, authority figures, peers, and society at large leads to increased happiness and greater levels of interpersonal connectedness. At Professor Peaches we teach children the core principles that underlie strong social skills such as, how to be honest and authentic while also being tactful and respectful, and the value of embracing an open and positive outlook. Additionally, we help build confidence and competence with initiating, maintaining and concluding conversations across a range of different scenario settings. Mastering how to appropriately and effectively relate in a wide range of social settings is an invaluable asset that will help children flourish throughout life.

    Increase Confidence

    Confidence is key! Confidence in one’s communication abilities is gained through mastery of verbal and non-verbal skills. Believing in yourself and your interpersonal and presentational skills allows individuals to take advantage of opportunities and challenges that are often too anxiety provoking for people with low confidence. At Professor Peaches, we enhance children’s confidence by developing their understanding of what components make someone a strong communicator and by practicing these skills, making them second nature for the child. Building confidence in communication abilities from a young age helps to expand children’s horizons and creates a bright future.

    Negotiation Skills

    From bargaining to reaching resolutions, from securing favorable outcomes to creating common ground between people, strong negotiating skills are extremely important. Our first experience with negotiating begins as children. Communication with parents, friends, and teachers creates this early formative stage that sets the direction for negotiation abilities. Unfortunately, the reality is that later in life most people do not negotiate or do not know how to negotiate effectively. At Professor Peaches we work with children to develop and hone their negotiation skills and build their confidence to be effective negotiators in the real world.

    Settings and Group Size

    Having a conversation with one individual requires a different skillset than speaking with a group of 5 or 15 people. Casual compared to formal conversations look and feel very different from one another and call on separate abilities. Additionally, conversational skills have unique differences from presentational skills. Further still, presenting to one person is very different than presenting to 20 people, which is very different than presenting to 200 people. At Professor Peaches, we teach children how the size and context of the situation affects how they present themselves and their message. Being proficient in social interactions across both small to large and formal to informal settings allows children to be ready for and succeed in any interpersonal situation they encounter.

    Presenting Effectively

    A strong presentation leaves the audience wanting more! While the topic of a presentation can help set the audience’s interest level, people with polished presentation skills can make any subject interesting and exciting to view. The key component to being an incredible presenter lies within how the person presents both themself and the information. At Professor Peaches we teach children the tools to become great presenters by developing fundamental skills including speaking with emotion and inflection, using engaging body language and hand gestures, displaying strong eye contact, and incorporating appropriate humor or lightness into the presentation. Having the ability to present effectively helps children excel both in the classroom and in their professional paths later in life.


    Non-verbal communication covers a wide range of areas that do not actually involve speaking, such as body posture and gestures, facial expression, eye contact, and listening. An individual’s non-verbal cues greatly impact how others perceive and relate to that person. At Professor Peaches we teach children how to seamlessly integrate effective non-verbal skills into their day-to-day communication style. When mastered, these skills help transform one’s communication abilities, taking them to a higher level.

  • Program Benefits

    Communication will forever remain an integral and important centerpiece of humanity.  The ability to connect with people, express one’s ideas and oneself, genuinely listen and hear another’s views, are all interpersonal skills continuously tested every single day.  Those who are proficient in these areas experience elevated levels of success. 

    Unfortunately people who lack solid communication abilities often struggle with confidence and some develop paralyzing fears.  Fostering and truly mastering children’s ability to effectively communicate with parents, peers, teachers and society at large, provides children early on in life with the skills to successfully tackle any situation.  The long-term professional, social, and societal benefits associated with strong interpersonal and communication abilities, truly is priceless.

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  • Meet the Subject Matter Experts!

    Individual character experts have been created to govern the key areas of the program. The characters are featured throughout the program and make the program fun and engaging. The characters also serve as a playful way to promote creativity and engagement. The sessions are taught by a class instructor.

    • Professor Peaches
      Professor of Communication

      Professor Peaches

      Professor of Communication

      Communication is made up of many parts. Speaking is definitely one of the most obvious. However, it shares the stage with many others including, though not limited to: body language, tone of voice, eye contact, facial expressions, listening, timing, gestures, and message construction. Mastering all the individual aspects, and bringing them together in harmony, is what leads to great communication. At Professor Peaches we teach and develop children’s skills in each individual part of communication and help bring all the separate skills together so children can become great communicators!

      Fun Facts About Peaches

      Hometown: Milwaukee, United States

      Professor Peaches has a PhD in communication.

      He loves teaching children to become confident communicators.

      He also loves to collect rare coins.

    • Kenny
      Professor of Listening


      Professor of Listening

      What is communication without listening? Communication is a dynamic art where listening serves as a key compass. In the absence of listening it is extremely difficult, sometimes even impossible, to communicate let alone achieve effective communication. By listening we are able to understand our audience and we have the opportunity to see the point of view of others, which allows us to create our message. The importance of listening cannot be stressed enough! Being a skilled listener is a big step towards communicating effectively.

      Fun Facts About Kenny

      Hometown: Cambridge, England

      Kenny is a professional translator who is fluent in 30 languages.

      When Kenny is not learning additional languages he loves to garden.

    • Luigi
      Professor of Tone of Voice


      Professor of Tone of Voice

      Subtle changes in tone can have a drastic impact on the meaning of what is said and how it is understood. Being able to exercise skilled control over tone allows you to communicate the exact message you want. Often times there is a lack of awareness around how tone comes across, and importantly how it influences listeners. At Professor Peaches we help children understand the role tone plays in the realm of communication, and enable them to become masters over their tone. Part of this process includes establishing an awareness for every child of their own tone.

      Fun Facts About Luigi

      Hometown: Florence, Italy

      Luigi has a PhD in linguistics and works as a college professor teaching an advanced level course on phonetics.

      He loves to salsa dance for fun.

    • Dewey
      Professor of Social Skills


      Professor of Social Skills

      This is not about becoming a professional party-goer! As a society, human interaction lies at our core; social skills are needed in every major element of our lives. Possessing strong social skills relies on communication from the classroom to the playground, from college to the office, from family and friends to strangers. Our ability to interact with people on a social level has a huge bearing on our lives. At Professor Peaches we help develop the social skills that give children the confidence to connect with people and build healthy relationships.

      Fun Facts About Dewey

      Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

      Dewey has a PhD in child development with a specialized focus on interpersonal skills.

      He’s an avid sports fan and especially loves to watch soccer.

    • Dani
      Professor of Presentations


      Professor of Presentations

      A great presentation is captivating. The audience hangs off the speaker’s words. They absorb the message in full. Sitting and watching a great presentation, everything looks so easy! However, the truth is that for many people the mere thought of presenting in front of others is terrifying. For most of us the first experience we have with this is as children when forced to present to a class full of peers. This is a very overwhelming experience, which has long-term consequences; one of the principle outcomes is people avoid situations that require speaking to an audience. The unfortunate reality of this situation is that by avoiding presenting to others, people are holding themselves back in life. Our approach at Professor Peaches is to give children the tools and confidence at a young age so they view presentations as not something to fear but a door to opportunity.

      Fun Facts About Dani

      Hometown: Sydney, Australia

      Dani has a PhD in public speaking and provides sessions to businesses on “How to Give Effective Presentations.”

      In her spare time she loves to knit.

    • Mumbles
      Professor of Negotiation


      Professor of Negotiation

      We begin negotiating very early on in life! While negotiating for a raise at work, or a lower price on a TV, or a better deal when buying a car may seem worlds away from anything that fills a child’s life, upon closer inspection many similarities with children become evident. For example, the skills at play when a child asks for pocket money or an increase in allowance are very similar to an adult asking for a raise. A child negotiating with their parents going to bed later on a given night parallels an adult negotiating for a better deal on a product. The ability to negotiate well is extremely valuable, for both non-financial as well as financial situations. At Professor Peaches we help children build a foundation and develop the necessary skills to be effective negotiators, allowing them the ability to adopt genuine and compelling positions.

      Fun Facts About Mumbles

      Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

      Mumbles has his MBA in business communication and has published a best-seller book on the Art of Negotiation.

      He enjoys dabbling in photography.

    • Ela
      Professor of Body Language


      Professor of Body Language

      While we use our mouths to speak, our bodies also convey a lot of information when we communicate with others. Sometimes it is actually our body that conveys the most important information to an audience. However, despite the huge amount of information transmitted through this form of non-verbal communication it is very easy to develop bad habits. A primary reason for this is that people seldom actually see themselves when they speak, and simply do not realize how they look. Professor Peaches teaches children the importance of body language in achieving effective communication. We work with children to integrate positive body language so these important skills become second nature.

      Fun Facts About Ela

      Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Ela is a professional actress who has starred in eight major films and won best female actress of the year.

      For fun she enjoys reading historical fiction.

    • Tali
      Professor of Speeches


      Professor of Speeches

      Great speakers can make a room laugh, they can sway the opinions of others, and they can provide clear direction and instill confidence. However, we are not born great speakers. It is a combination of learning and practice. The ability of good speakers to command an audience is what makes them shine. The focus at Professor Peaches is to help children discover their own speech style. We do not believe in a one-size fits all approach. Every child has unique strengths and our role is to help children develop and blossom in their own way.

      Fun Facts About Tali

      Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

      Tali is a professional motivational speaker who has given over 1,000 presentations worldwide.

      She’s a budding chef and is always trying new foods.

    • Herbie
      Professor of Creative Speaking


      Professor of Creative Speaking

      We are all creative in our own ways. Creativity is not limited to making people laugh; it is so much more than that! Creativity requires us to share and communicate, and externalize with others what we picture inside our own heads. The ability to tell a captivating story is very powerful. Our aim at Professor Peaches is to give children the confidence and tools to share their creativity with the world.

      Fun Facts About Herbie

      Hometown: New Delhi, India

      Herbie has a PhD in creative writing and a BA in comedy writing and performance.

      He also participates in a weekly Improv group.

    • Roni
      Professor of Expression


      Professor of Expression

      Expression is a key ingredient when it comes to communication. It impacts both meaning and the level of engagement, which in turn influences how well the listener understands and remembers what you said. For example, speaking with emotion allows you to express greater meaning. However, it is important to ensure the emotion you think you are conveying is the emotion the audience is receiving. Conversely, it is important as a listener to be able to accurately interpret a speaker’s emotion. At Professor Peaches we work with children to explore how their expression impacts communication. We refine their skills leading to a solid grasp of each child’s expressions and how to utilize them positively.

      Fun Facts About Roni

      Hometown: Quebec, Canada

      Roni is an executive speech coach who works with a range of individuals including celebrities.

      He loves to go sailing in his free time.

    • Heidi
      Professor of Eye Contact


      Professor of Eye Contact

      Our eyes say a lot when we communicate. Whether being a casual or formal conversation, speaking with a larger group, or presenting to an audience, the eye contact of both the person speaking and those listening convey valuable information. When speaking we gauge the listener’s interest by observing their eye contact. Are they looking at us? Away from us? At their watch? Do their eyes keep scanning around the room? Also, using eye contact we observe the other person’s body language, which provides important feedback on how well we believe the conversation or presentation is going. At Professor Peaches we teach children how to master eye contact to achieve successful communication. Although it might seem that it only plays a small part in communication, eye contact for both speakers and listeners is actually a crucial component.

      Fun Facts About Heidi

      Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

      Heidi has a PhD in Kinesiology specializing in eye-related nonverbal communication.

      She loves to draw abstract paintings in her free time.