“I have come away from his workshops, brimming with new learning…”

— Jitendra Mudhol, Embedded Systems Consultant, Infonics

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“I’m extremely happy after deciding to try out Preston’s private coaching sessions. Preston’s energy is infectious.”

— Karolina Buchner, Applied Research, Yahoo!

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Move your career forward

His thoughts and leadership are featured in publications such as USA Today, The Oprah Magazine, and Asian Week. Grab Preston’s indispensable books and reference guides to move your career forward.

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Advance your company

Preston is a national speaker on the topics of Leadership, Professional Communication, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. He has taught courses for companies and organizations including Microsoft, Stanford University, and UCSF School of Medicine.

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Books and reference guides, including best-sellers How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People and How to Successfully Handle Passive-Aggressive People.

Open Workshops

Live, in-person seminars & workshops. Limited seating available. Workshops include The Power and Art of Confident Communication, Communication Success Skills for Introverts, & Effective Presentation, Meeting, and Phone Conference Skills.

Private Coaching

With over 20 years of experience, Preston has coached leaders such as Fortune 500 executives, start-up founders, managers and aspiring professionals.

College Courses

Preston’s academic instruction spans communication in organizational, career, leadership and global contexts. Interviewing, professional branding, interpersonal and intercultural communication.

Organizational Training

Get the competitive edge. Preston advances the communication & leadership potential within a range of organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

About Preston

Preston’s dynamic presentations and powerful coaching have benefited thousands worldwide, from San Francisco & Silicon Valley to the East Coast.

Preston is Featured in:

USA Today Psychology TodayThe Oprah Magazine The Huffington Post CNN Asian Week


I recently attended Preston Ni’s communication skills seminar for foreign born professionals. The seminar was terrific, and full of all kinds of fascinating cross-cultural insights. Also, Preston has a very friendly, approachable style that made students feel comfortable right away.

Susan Cain, New York Times Best-Selling Author

I am recommending Preston Ni based on an excellent presentation he shared with our Stanford University-based Human Rights group on the topic of public speaking. Preston is clearly a professional presenter and he quickly gained his audiences’ ear, impressing upon us the many speaking pitfalls to avoid as well as offering useful methods that can help the presenter make their points more effectively.

Keith Lee, Alumnus Fellow, Stanford University Human Rights Education Initiative

I have personally attended Preston’s Interpersonal / Career communication courses and later sought him for private coaching. I honestly enjoyed every session and looked forward to each interaction with Preston knowing that I will walk away with immense value every time. Preston is professional yet personable and he addresses issues in a very well organized manner that is easy to digest. I highly recommend anyone looking for success in communication, career, or life to attend one of Preston’s classes

Charles Lin, Business Development Lead, Innovations at eBay Inc

Preston is a great presenter and motivator. His talk on body language was well received and created quite a buzz in my organization. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking to improve their overall presence in both their career and personal lives.

Ashley Pietz, Governor, Region A for the Society of Women Engineers

Preston Speaks at Stanford

Preston presented at the Stanford Human Rights Education Symposium. Topics included using effective and leadership communication skills to explore human rights issues, and ways to utilize technology and media in human rights education. read more…

New eBook from Preston: “The Seven Keys to Life Success”

What are the essential keys to professional and personal success, and how can you apply them quickly in your life? Based on twenty years of experience in private and executive coaching, this “hands on” reference guide is a must for anyone seeking greater accomplishment and life satisfaction.

Highlights Include:
1. Five keys to enhancing your emotional intelligence.
2. Seven keys to long-term relationship success.
3. How to find your best career and get paid doing what you love.
4. Wealth building habits & how to benefit from them.
5. Branding your career for leadership success.
6. Eight keys to life hardiness and resiliency.
7. How to be ultra productive.

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Communication Success Workshops Announced

Popular short courses are back. Learn all about “The Power and Art of Confident Communication,” “Communication Success Skills for Introverts,” and “Effective Presentation, Meeting, and Phone Conference Skills”. For more details, go to Public Workshops.

College Communication Courses

Announcing the new Career and Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace on-line course. Introduction to communication in organizational, career, leadership and global contexts. Interviewing, professional branding, interpersonal and intercultural communication, networking, emotional intelligence, group interactions, professional presentations, and leadership development. Application of theories and skills through critically evaluated exercises.

For Prof. Ni’s complete course offerings, visit the College Courses page.

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