Grassroot Diplomat trains citizen diplomats and international relations practitioners to gain practical skills on the implementation of diplomacy in a wide range of fields, making diplomacy accessible to all.

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Diplomatic Career Coaching

Diplomacy is for everyone. Yet, starting a career in diplomacy and international relations is competitive and highly inaccessible without the right training and mentor. The Grassroot Diplomat Career Coaching is a one-to-one hands on personalised programme that will help individuals to:

  • overcome challenges in your international career

  • equip you with key skills within this highly competitive market

  • provide you with insight on how to market yourself

Who is this training for?

Diplomatic career coaching is open to anyone engaged in, or wanting to work in, the field of diplomacy and international relations. Whether you are just starting out, looking for a career change, or eager to progress forward, our coaching session will re-assess your priorities and strategise your next move.

What does the programme include?

Our coaching programme is unique because it focuses specifically on building or progressing careers related to the wider field of diplomacy and international relations. Personalised coaching usually lasts for 60-minutes each via Skype and using a webcam for a personal touch. All coaching sessions with be led by our CEO, Talyn Rahman-Figueroa (author of the "Diplomatic Planner"), unless specified otherwise.

As part of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Work with the CEO for a dedicated 60-minute per session
  • Free 30-page "Diplomatic Development Workbook" proprietary to this programme
  • Receive a discount to the Academy and Diplomatic Planner
  • Complete a self-assessment of your current situation and future goals
  • Assess your current skills, experience and requirements
  • Explore your career options and make a clear, realistic career action plan
  • Market your skills to internal and external recruitment decision-makers and uncover opportunities
  • Access the specialist information, market intelligence and resources you need
  • Obtain the job you want and enhance your employability for the future

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Diplomatic Career Coaching
from 50.00
  • 1-2-1 coaching session with CEO
  • 60-minute tailoured coaching via Skype
  • Detailed review of your resume and cover letter
  • Free Diplomatic Coaching Workbook and action plan
  • Flexible dates
  • 5% discount for future 1-2-1 sessions (10% off for members)
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Diplomatic Leadership Training

The ultimate soft skills diplomatic leadership training that fully engages a global audience.

Make an impact using story telling techniques online and offline to make you more influential, more credible, more investable.

The Diplomatic Leadership Training is a unique blend that combines diplomatic strategies, the techniques of non-verbal communication, and the art of storytelling to captivate an audience to support and work in your country. Your ability to come across as engaging, impactful or authoritative is determined by the perception of how people see you. These essential skills are rarely taught at work or education until now.

Who is the Diplomatic Leadership Training for?

The Diplomatic Leadership workshop is ideal for practitioners who are engaged with people from different cultures and nationalities, and have difficulties:

  • bringing in new prospects, investments and deals from abroad
  • working with challenging stakeholders from various nationalities
  • engaging in public speaking and have no personal brand
  • re-igniting their passion for their career and personal development
  • reaching their goals and aspirations
  • controlling feelings of being overwhelmed or unmotivated
  • applying practical tools that could improve their skills as a leader in their sector

What we offer

1. Diplomatic Leadership Alive (3-hour seminar)

Based on the Diplomatic Leadership Training, DLT Alive  is a three-hour seminar led by the Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat. This is a perfect opportunity for classroom-based workshops to test out our methods and knowledge.

A sample of topics include:

  1. How to craft a personal brand in International Relations and Diplomacy
  2. How to find a career fit in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy
  3. How to influence governments for your job
  4. How to break national stereotypes and public pereceptions of yourcCountry

Other topics related to practical diplomacy can be conducted upon request.

Contact using the form below for more information.

2. Diplomatic Leadership Light (2 days workshop)

Based on the Diplomatic Leadership Training, DLT Light is a shortened, 2-day workshop focused on practical tools, techniques and skills to help participants enhance their unique selling points and credibility within the international marketplace. Led by Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, this interactive workshop blends the tools of business diplomacy, non-verbal and digital communications strategies, and stakeholder management at a personal level.

You will learn to how to:

  • Appreciate various stakeholder interests
  • Communicate through storytelling
  • Connect to your audience 
  • Brand yourself effectively
  • Be the best version of yourself
  • Influence government stakeholders
  • Harness public diplomacy activities for yourself
  • Analyse your strengths and weaknesses
  • Answer difficult questions
  • Maintain rapport
  • Increase the quality of your message
  • Project your personality
  • Craft digital messaging and influence
  • Learn effective forms of trade and investment

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3. Diplomatic Leadership Training (5 days)

The Diplomatic Leadership Training is a one-week workshop led by three trainers including the CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, an expert storyteller, and a world-renowned neuro-linguistic programmer trainer. The workshop brings together a highly practical and engaging sessions that teach you how to convey your message to a mixed audience with varied agendas.

If you want to get investment, build effective stakeholder relations or interact with a wider international audience, you must be seen and heard and we will teach you how.

Over the course of 5-days, you will learn how to:

  • increase quality of your message
  • project your personality
  • build different states in the audience
  • digital diplomacy influence and strategy
  • effective forms of trade and investment
  • differentiate diplomats and politicians
  • appreciate various stakeholder interests
  • safeguard integrity
  • harness public diplomacy activities
  • utilise soft power advantages
  • communicate through storytelling
  • connect to your audience
  • brand yourself
  • be the best version of yourself
  • understand psychology behind loyalty
  • be an empathetic leader
  • further your interest with sincerity
  • read body language
  • answer difficult questions
  • maintain rapport


Contact using the form below for more information.

Request to book

If you are interested in speaking further about the Diplomatic Leadership Training, please complete the form below. Alternatively, you may wish to email Sandra Francius at sandra [@] grassrootdiplomat [dot] org.

Name *
Where would you like to hold the training?
Expected audience size *
For longer sessions, we prefer a smaller audience of no more than 20 people.
Please provide as much information as you can about your event and organisation - theme, desired outcome, type of audience etc.