Too many managers do not have the promotable trait called Executive Presence.  There are numerous definitions – some focus simply on the communication skills others focus on skills that are too tactical. Leaders need to project the Executive Presence to motivate and challenge their direct reports. Learn the key skills for Executive Presence – that reflect your readiness to be promoted.

Learning Objectives

  • Executive presence is a set of skills that reflect a leader’s readiness to be promoted and lead strategic initiatives
  • The leader exudes self-confidence
  • They use influence and emotional-social intelligent communication style balanced with a sincere drive for results
  • Understand the business- strategically - knows how things work 
  • Lead team on an issue or challenge – work toward goal and results
  • Choose appropriate modes to operate – negotiation, directness, results driven, etc
  • Provides timely feedback
  • Component that often gets focused on: appearance that exudes self-confidence
  • Effectively manages perceptions
  • It is more than just dressing well
  • Can be counted on when times are tough – inner winner mindset

Why should you attend?

Are you a potential Leader, manager, high potential or project manager or an HR manager training the next generation of leaders. Everyone around you is getting promoted except for you. The feedback you have received focuses on your superior ability to get results with the caveat that your communication lacks projection and upper management does not know you.

If this sounds familiar or you are training high potential, you need to understand what upper management is looking for.

Who Will Benefit

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Senior Project Managers
  • High Potentials
  • HR Managers


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Valerie successfully coaches leaders in corporations and business owners in mid to small-sized companies. Her coaching focus is on key skills that improve leadership effectiveness: Executive Presence Know More

Valerie Pelan