INCREASE PERFORMANCE BY
COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

Training Philosophy

NotaBene provides training programs, workshops and coaching for teams and individuals who need to better structure, simplify and influence through all their communications - be it oral communications, proposal writing, presentations or even emails.

Hybrid Learning

NotaBene conducts blended in-class and virtual programs, including 1-3 day workshops which present frameworks and approaches for succinct and effective communications and problem disaggregation. The programs draw upon core elements of logical rationale as well as some best practices in structured thinking used within management consulting, advertising and the hi-tech industry, e.g., Pyramid Principle, Situation Complication Resolution and Stimulus/Response.

About Us

NotaBene LLC is a San Francisco based boutique firm founded in 2007. It is dedicated to making companies and business leaders become more effective through problem solving and structured communication. Clients include Fortune 100 in industries ranging from pharmaceutical, financial, shipping to telecom and NGO's.

NotaBene is a boutique firm whose aim is to be internationally recognized in Capability Development of leaders. We strive to create value for our clients and ensure that they perform at their best

NotaBene's mission is to help leaders and companies achieve their business goals through the organizational development of individuals and have them perform at their full potential

NotaBene (nô'tə bĕn'ç) - The word nota bene comes from the Latin verb notāre - to note. It is used to draw the attention of the reader to a certain aspect or detail of the subject on hand. The focus of NotaBene is to develop leaders and help them to clarify what they want to communicate.

Murugasan C. Nielsen
Partner & Founder

Murugasan brings a diverse background in international business and has 14 years of communication and presentation workshop experience. He started his career at IBM where he was responsible for internal communications and has worked in the Bay Area for 8 years.

Before NotaBene, he worked in New York City at PA Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, where he delivered communications workshops to top management and executives at fortune 500 companies around the world.

He holds an MBA from Monterey Institute of International studies and a M.Sc. in Economics from Copenhagen Business School. Murugasan is also fluent in Danish and conversant in Spanish. 


Doug Bewsher
Partner

Doug Bewsher has led multiple large scale organizations including as CEO of Leadspace Inc, CMO of Salesforce.com and CMO of Skype. Prior to operational roles, he served as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, and led the West Coast office of Digitas, a leading Advertising agency. Doug sits on several public and private boards, as well as acting as an advisor to multiple growth stage companies.

His experience has taught him the critical nature of effective communications both within and external to the organization, and joined NotaBene in 2021 to follow this passion, and has led multiple communications training programs.

Doug sits on several public and private boards, as well as acting as an advisor to multiple growth stage companies. He holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, and a MA in Physics from Oxford University, and lives in San Francisco.

Henriette Møller
Managing Partner

Henriette has 10+ years of experience in leadership and HR both internationally and in Denmark. Her focus has been effective communication, coaching and building effective HR processes within the employee lifecycle from recruitment and onboarding to development and offboarding.

Today she is supporting and co-working with small and middle sized companies to improve and challenge the status quo with the aim to enhance the business. Also she is having coaching sessions with employees to improve their performance.

Before NotaBene, Henriette has been working with leadership in middle sized and big companies, where she was HR responsible. Henriette is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and Scandinavian languages.

Applying Generative AI in NotaBene´s Structured Thinking and Delivery to Improve 
Persuasive Communications

WE STRIVE TO CREATE VALUE FOR OUR CLIENTS AND ENSURE
THAT THEY PERFORM AT THEIR BEST

Resources

Please feel free to download any of the items below to obtain samples of our Workshops and Agenda

Problem
Disaggregation

A Structured Approach to Defining & Disaggregating the Problem

Enhance Client Engagement through Structured Solution Sales

A Structured Approach to Defining & Disaggregating the Problem

Client Marketing / Strategic selling workshop

A Structured Approach to Defining & Disaggregating the Problem

Single Minded Message (SMM) Framework

A Structured Approach to Defining & Disaggregating the Problem

Services

Problem
Disaggregation

Many people struggle with putting their ideas and thoughts on paper and delivering a message. Delivering clear and persuasive communication is becoming more and more important, with the increase of email and work load.

Critical Thinking/Prob disaggregation

In an ever-changing business environment, the ability to think clearly and rationally is important whatever we choose to do. We are daily forced to make decisions with little information or vast amount of complex data.

Advanced Problem Solving
Facilitation Skills

Many people struggle with putting their ideas and thoughts on paper and delivering a message. Delivering clear and persuasive communication is becoming more and more important, with the increase of email and work load.

Client Engagement and Sales

HR services

Simplify your HR assignments

We support you when there is a need to adjust policies, processes and redefine operational models. There might even be a need to implement an HR software to get the full overview and ease your processes. We can help with that.

HR Business Partner to support your daily activities

If you as a business has grown there is a natural need to have more focus on HR. We can assist you as interim HR with the hours a week you need customized to your needs.

Enhance your performance with coaching

A coach can help your employees or yourself as a leader to challenge yourself. Performance coaching can provide clarity to help you make decisions about maintaining organizational performance.

UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD PROBLEM DEFINITION
AND A POOR ONE

Testimonials

  • Your training is well delivered and people see the value for their daily work. I have a nice example where people coached a colleague who had missed your training to get the single minded message into his slides. That’s the start of a culture change and I am very pleased...
    - Global M&S Statistics Head, Novartis
  • It's somehow magic, I have never had such smooth "negotiation"...
    - Pricing Director, Global Pharmaceuticals
  • It has proven to be very useful...
    - Practice Head, Global Consulting Company
  • By the way, the one you did for us last year has improved our thinking, increased consistency and predictability in our pitches...
    - Practice Head, Global Consulting Company
  • Being articulate in the framing and expression of your value proposition is the essential foundation of successful execution...
    - VP, Business Intelligence Solutions

Some of our previous clients include

Visa
T-mobile
Wipro
Syngenta
Novo Nordisk
Egmont

PYRAMID PRINCIPLE, SITUATION COMPLICATION RESOLUTION AND
STIMULUS/RESPONSE

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