With over a decade of coaching experience, Syd believes that the greatest key to connecting with audiences is being authentic. She enjoys witnessing people be courageous, step out of their comfort zone, and seek the feedback that will help them perform at a higher level.
Syd is a certified coach and an Ivy League graduate with a degree in theater and communications. She has provided executive coaching to CEOs and high-level managers at Fortune 100 companies, in sectors ranging from social media to more traditional industries such as healthcare, pharma, and power and gas. She has coached speakers in preparation for talks at major conferences, as well as TEDx. She is also a keynote speaker, most recently at the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) and at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Story Drive Asia in China.
As a documentary filmmaker, Syd’s first film premiered at the Berlinale, where she also moderates the yearly pitch forum called Books at Berlinale. Hailing from Brooklyn, Syd has made Berlin her home for over 20 years. She is a runner who has completed the Berlin Marathon, a wannabe meditator, and the mother of two boys and two cats.
"Vince Lombardi, the greatest NFL Football coach to ever live. Alex Ferguson, four time "World Soccer" coach of the year. Syd Atlas, the undisputed best presentation and corporate coach of the world. Syd has taken me to a new level of public speaking and confidence. I didn’t even know I was capable of delivering such deep content in an entertaining style. With a sincere interest, humble, open and nurturing way she was able to get the best out of me. Because of her two way interchange of energy and ideas Syd was able to write several speeches that expressed the exact content that was needed."
TIFFANY OLSON, PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, NUCLEAR PHARMACY SERVICES, CARDINAL HEALTH
"Syd did a great job with our marketing team by bringing in her creative genius and professional, yet personal coaching style. The coaching sessions were intense and brought us to the next level. Our customers simply loved the show!"