What are soft skills, and why do I need them?

Soft skills are the interpersonal qualities that impact how you act with people, solve problems, critically think, manage time, maintain a positive attitude, and communicate. In other words, soft skills are the skills that a person has, over and above their qualifications, expertise or professional talents. They provide a foundation of learning not taught through traditional education channels, that are lacking in today’s students and workforce.


Whether you’re in high school looking to enhance your college application, in a vocational program or a recent college grad, GSI’s soft skills training provides you with the competitive advantage to achieve the success you deserve. Simply enroll with GSI, there are no books to purchase, no classrooms to sit in. All you need is internet access and you’re on your way to earning certifications in skills that will set you apart from the competition.


When you made the decision to pursue your dreams of owning your business, you may have discovered areas where additional training and knowledge would be priceless. GSI is here to help with its soft skills training programs. Learn more about how to negotiate, resolve conflicts, manage your time and build and lead a solid team, in just a few minutes per day. You’ll discover important techniques required to develop your business and your people.

Career Builders

Whether looking for your first job or wanting to climb the corporate ladder, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, GSI offers cutting edge training and certifications that will translate to on the job success and growth. With GSI’s cost effective and time effective platform, you’ll be on your way to gaining the soft skills you need, and employers want you to have, in order to compete in today’s global marketplace.

Bridging the soft skills gap

  • 9 out of 10 employers seek candidates with soft skills certifications – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Read the full report here
  • 85% of career success is attributed to Soft Skills – Harvard University
  • Without Soft Skills, Technical Education Is Stuck in the Past – IndustryWeek
  • In a study of 1,000 employers, recruitment company Reed reported that 96% would choose a candidate with a great attitude over a candidate with higher skills.” – Forbes Magazine
  • “Soft skills are the top priority for talent development leaders” – Microsoft
  • “For many professionals, understanding the importance of soft skills may be the key to future career success.” – HR Technologist
  • 92% of executives said that soft skills are equally important or more important than technical skills. 89% said that it’s difficult to find people with soft skills. Furthermore, the report found that training for soft skills is the number one priority for workplace learning & development programs – LinkedIn 2018 Workplace Learning Report

GSI for companies

We equip and empower businesses, large and small, for-profit and non-profit, with the four “R’s” that are vital to the success of any organization:

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    Recruit – You will recruit stronger candidates when they know you provide certified soft skills training
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    Retain – The best employees will stay with you longer
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    Revenue – When you recruit top notch talent and they stay with you longer, expect higher revenues
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    Responsibility – Through our You Learn, They Learn scholarship program, your social impact grows each time your employees grow

Certifications that give you a competitive edge

GSI offers certifications in almost every soft skills course, including these most sought after skills employers are looking for:

Presentation Skills

Problem Solving

Winning Attitude


Selling Yourself

Conflict Resolution

Time Management

Team Building

Decision Making



Positive Body Language

Giving Back

GSI lmatches your successful course completions with a course donation to someone in need. That means that as you succeed, we will provide free courses to under-employed or underserved members of the community, helping to give them the skills they need to embark on their own path of success.

Still curious? Good! Here’s how our courses work… no need to change out of those PJ’s.

Immediate professional value in the comfort of your home. Just press play.

Enroll, participate, and complete the courses on your own time, and in your own home. Learn at your own pace while experiencing the immense benefits of soft skills training in your professional career. We don’t mind the bunny slippers.

Soft Skills Training = Real World Success

GSI offers flexible subscription plans to fit your budget. Learn at the pace that suits you and your schedule. Click below to enroll now for unlimited access to the GSI Soft Skills library!