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Find the words you need to live the life you want. 

Express yourself better and step into any conversation with eloquence and confidence. 

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Define your goals

Nail the interview

Present in public

Connect with your clients

Deliver your message

Make the sale

How conversation coaching can help you

Have confidence talking about your success and achievements

Training that works for you

1:1 Coaching

Work with Louis 1:1 to improve your communication skills and pursue your goals. Common topics include:


  • Job interviews

  • Sales and client management

  • Giving and receiving feedback

  • Presentations

  • Public speaking

  • Executive presence

  • Discussing sensitive topics

  • Improving small talk

  • Boasting about accomplishments without bragging

Louis travels the country, partnering with companies like Salesforce & TIAA to deliver custom, interactive trainings to their teams. 

In addition to large group trainings, Louis also leads small group coaching sessions and partners with corporations to offer 1:1 coaching to select employees. 

Ready to start right now?  

Learn from a library of self-guided courses to build your communication confidence using simple methods and immediately implementable techniques. 

By popular request, the first course is on job interview prep. As a former top hiring manager for a Fortune 100 company, Louis designed the course to help any applicant stand out from the crowd. 

Meet the founder

Louis Melendez

Communication coach Louis Melendez helps people find the words to get what they want — whether it’s a new job, promotion, closed deal or improved relationship. After selling millions in digital ads at Yelp and raising millions more for charity at Charitybuzz, Louis founded Have Better Conversations to teach others how to successfully negotiate and communicate in their professional and personal lives.


Also an improv and live comedy performer, Louis uses a light-hearted and candid approach to sharing tools and strategies for developing confident, human & outcome-driven communication skills.

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Learn At Your Own Pace With Courses

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Stand Out and Get Hired

9 chapters - 7 Downloadable pdfs - Lifetime access

Step into your next job interview with confidence. Learn how to be an effective storyteller and a standout applicant with tips and tricks from communication coach and former Fortune 100 hiring manager Louis Melendez.

Need to land the job tomorrow? We've got you covered with the templates and worksheets from the course now available for download! 

Get all 7 downloads for just $21. Including templates for your cover letter, application follow-up, and after the interview, and worksheets for talking about yourself, answering common interview questions, and telling effective stories.

Get Results

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Land your dream job 

I got THE job, and not only did I get THE job, but I got a huge promotion along with it! Working with Louis really fine tuned how I answered interview questions to tell a story, along with selling myself.

- Tiffany G. 

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Negotiate successfully

I'm usually confident, but I fall to pieces in a negotiation. Louis gave me actionable pointers to ask for the salary I deserved, from identifying my value to settling on a number and making the ask.

- Jamie P. 

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Have hard conversations

I came to Louis seeking advice on how to navigate a difficult professional conversation. He helped me organize my thoughts and identify my core points so I could communicate them in a way that felt natural to me. The convo ended up going really well.

- Sonali S.

Communication Coaching


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Get started

Book your complimentary session

Your first 30 minutes with a coach are always free. We'll identify the challenges you're facing and work on practical techniques that you can start using immediately.​

Work with your coach to develop your strategy

Your coach will help you identify the key outcomes you need for success and the steps that will get you there.

Build skills to deliver your message

Whether you are preparing for a 1:1 negotiation or presenting to a crowd of 500, we will help you build the skills you need to find the words and deliver them effectively.

Coaching works

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