The BizComm Coaches offer consultations for any College of Business student or faculty member. This service helps individuals improve as communicators by offering advice for:

  • Writing (at any stage of the process)
  • Presenting (both developing and practicing)
  • Visual Aids (PowerPoint, report graphics)
  • Teamwork (coordinating work tasks, dealing with team issues)
  • And More!

Whether you need help getting started on an assignment, have a quick question about writing mechanics, or are looking for feedback on what you have already developed for a project, the BizComm Coaches are here to help.

Book an Appointment:

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There are three kinds of consultations:

Face-to-Face: You will meet (by appointment) with a BizComm Coach in the office to discuss your assignment. He or she can help you brainstorm ideas, draft, revise, and polish your project. Many individuals find these to be the most effective kinds of appointments.

Skype: You can video chat with a BizComm Coach while you both review your project. To use this option, you must create a free Skype account and have access to speakers and a microphone or headset.

Phone: If you do not have access to Skype and cannot make it to campus, you can talk with a BizComm Coach on the phone while you both review your materials.

Please note: BizComm Coaching is NOT a drop-off editing service. While editing-related concerns may be addressed during your consultation, the service is designed to help YOU develop your own communication abilities.

Your BizComm Coaches

Patrick Danner is a Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric and composition at the University of Louisville. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in English at Rutgers University. Patrick has taught courses in composition, science and technical writing, business writing, and linguistics. In particular, he enjoys working with visual evidence and presentation in different communicative modes. His primary research focuses on the persuasive nature of databases and the usability (in design and dissemination) of policy documents. Other research interests include health rhetorics, biopolitics, and communication in social justice organizations. Most of all, he loves talking with writers about their communicative goals and parsing out the moves we can make to achieve them.

Laura Tetreault is a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetoric and Composition. She holds an M.F.A. in writing from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island. Laura has previously served as Assistant Director of the University Writing Center at UofL and has taught a variety of courses in first-year and upper-level composition and professional writing, in addition to working with students one-on-one in the Emerson College Writing and Academic Resource Center and the University of Rhode Island Writing Center. Her research interests include activist rhetorics, gender and critical race studies, and social justice pedagogies. Laura enjoys working with writers at all levels and stages of the writing process as they work to achieve their goals.


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The UofL College of Business is separately accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Visit our Accreditation page for details.

University Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)



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