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Charisma Virtual Social Coaching

Virtual Social Coaching
For The
Real World

Cultivate Curiosity and Connection

Charisma™ Virtual Social Coaching is a personalized social skill training program. It’s like having a personal guide to help you navigate through tricky interactions you experience in real life, through an avatar-driven software.
You participate using your computer from anywhere, to work with a personal Charisma™ Coach.
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SHOW UP AS YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SOCIAL SELF

Build confidence and perspective in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Our Charisma philosophy is simple yet profound: JUST BE YOU! We never dictate what social success should look like. There's no "right' or 'wrong" way to navigate social interactions it's all about embracing who you are and what feels genuine to you.
Based on over a decade of meticulous research, Charisma merges live, strategy-focused social coaching with immersive, real-time interactions. With just a click, dive into a virtual world of dynamic role play, in the safety of our avatar-driven platform.
Since 2016, Charisma has helped nearly 500 individuals and families throughout six countries, with 90% of participants reporting gains in recognizing and managing emotions, and 75% nearly doubling their ability to understand the intentions of others.

Make a gift in honor of Autism Acceptance Month

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In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, our partners at The Container Store are matching donations to support Charisma – up to $5,000 – through the end of May.
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Drawing on extensive cognitive neuroscience research, Charisma Virtual Social Coaching is demonstrated to help people with social challenges – including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – to build confidence in their ability to connect with others.
When you make a donation designated to Charisma in April-May, you will double your impact thanks to The Container Store, helping ensure that cost is not a barrier to access.

Who can benefit?

Charisma is designed to help anyone with social challenges, but most users range from middle schoolers to early adulthood, where navigating new social expectations and dynamics are a daily occurrence. Social rules shift and it is easy to feel alone. Charisma helps make these transitions easier, but as we’ve uncovered over the years, it’s also helping people looking to sharpen their job interview skills and improve customer interactions.
Charisma has proven effective for individuals with:
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Social pragmatic communication disorder
  • Learning differences
  • As well as those who are gifted and talented, high-achieving, twice exceptional (2E) and/or seeking individualized social-emotional coaching

How does it work?

  • There's nothing to download. All you need is a computer with an internet connection.
  • Coaching sessions spanning 10 hours are scheduled over 5 or 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $995 for the 10-session training (limited, need-based scholarships are available)

Improve Your Ability To

Practicing Ways to Develop Social Skills


Brainpower Today With Maria Shriver

ADD/ADHD can impact much more than the ability to focus or sit still – and research shows virtual reality could help teens deal with social challenges, ADD/ADHD and more.
Charisma helps teens overcome social anxiety, aggression and bullying by practicing ways to face challenges and develop social skills.
Watch this video to join TODAY's Maria Shriver at Center for BrainHealth, part of UT Dallas, and explore its teen socialization lab and mechanisms behind Charisma.

AN IMMERSIVE, SAFE PLACE TO MAKE MISTAKES AND BUILD ON STRENGTHS

Hear from a Charisma Coach

Neurodevelopmental challenges can hijack the social brain, taking a toll on relationships and diminishing confidence in social settings. With Charisma Virtual Social Coaching, people with attention challenges practice pro-social communication skills in a safe, secure virtual world.
You don't need to change who you are – under the guidance of a trained Charisma Coach, you can build confidence and learn to connect with others in a way that feels right for you.
Watch a recorded information session about Charisma to better understand how our innovative approach to social coaching can help you become the best version of yourself.

Charisma Serves

CURIOSITY fuels social attention
CONNEXTION ignites meaningful interaction
COURAGE drives purposeful exploration
CHARISMA elevates insightful innovation

Meaningful Impact

Unlike traditional social skills training, Charisma provides a platform to practice and measure dynamic social interactions and related cognitive competencies.
The I-ASSER2T™ (Interactive Analysis of Simulated Social Emotional Reasoning & Resilient Thinking) introduces a reliable, consistent method of tracking social behavior in the moment.
CURIOSITY Approach social environments with an open mind
CONNECTION Stimulate powerful and meaningful conversations
COURAGE Embrace social risks that drive relationships forward
CHARISMA Envision the future and transform the status quo

News and Research

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