Executive Presence Coaching


Now more than ever leaders need to stand out from the crowd and have people follow their direction.  What makes you follow someone?  Do they have charisma, clear communication, and a way about them that makes you trust them?  Enhance your personal presence in the boardroom.

Who Will Benefit?

How do leaders become charismatic and get people to follow their vision?  How do good managers direct people to carry out the orders of the day with immediate buy-in?  By developing clear, confident communications, and by using techniques to take charge of the room and command attention when delivering valuable messages.  Learn to be a manager or leader that truly sticks out, without being abrasive.  This customizable program is great for managers, directors, supervisors, other executives, entrepreneursand professionals who must communicate with teams, get buy-in from high-value stakeholders, and be in front of an audience often.

What You Will Learn:

A few of the things you will learn in Executive Presence coaching include:
Part One:  The Big Picture of Professional Communications

  • Defining core effective and professional communication strategies
  • Using the theory of ‘3V Communications’ to solidify your message
  • Learning the golden rules of professional communication
  • Understanding the (mis-)communication process and our filters
  • Assessing current email/platform writing for style, tone, and English (if necessary)

Part Two:  Developing People Management Skills
Being friendly:  from winning first impression to deep rapport

  • Smart small talk techniques
  • First impression management essential theories and practice
  • Building rapport:  how to connect to others verbally, vocally and visually
  • Introduction to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to build rapport quickly

Part Three:  Managing &Persuading People
Influencing others:  how to add persuasion to your communications to help get “buy in”  

  • Simplifying delegation
  • A classic formula for creating written or spoken ‘quick pitches’ with impressive persuasion
  • Identifying and hitting ‘hot buttons’ in sales and other high-stakes conversations
  • Preparing for negotiations

Part Four:  Improving Presence at Meetings & Presentations

  • Head to toe mental and physical preparation for the big day
  • Organization of thought so complex ideas are clear to audience
  • Speaking up in meeting more often and with intent
  • Learn body language cues and clusters to read the audience better
  • Master controlling your own body language for maximum influence

Part Five:  Feedback, Reviews & Coaching Staff

  • Giving and receiving feedback in a positive, constructive way
  • Employee review/staff evaluation meetings
  • Learn the predictable human response to criticism
  • Goal-setting and coaching strategies for yourself and others

Part Six:  Conflict Management & Assertiveness

  • Being assertive but not aggressive
  • Strategies for dealing with difficult people
  • How to discuss hot topics without arguing or offending
  • Handling conflict:  how to avoid and diffuse it
  • Step-by-step rules of engagement
  • Conflict management role-play

Part Seven:  Pitching Your Ideas

  • Learn a winning formula for pitches that are short or long, casual or formal, with or without slides
  • See sample slide decks for comparison
  • Prepare your 5-minute pitch for evaluation (homework)

Part Eight:  Getting Noticed: Charisma & Confidence

  • Abstract but very important to develop!
  • Personal Confidence Assessment
  • Developing your Confidence role-model
  • 3 Golden keys to confidence
  • The Charisma checklist
  • Examining the research on elusive ‘charisma’

Program Components:

This program includes a 3V workbook or slide deck, interactive and dynamic coaching sessions, assigned light homework both written and online, and a Certificate of Completion (if requested).

Required Investment in Time:

This customized coaching program runs for 9 sessions.  The sessions are 60 minutes in length and can be run once a week or once every two weeks, depending on availability and client comfort level.  Light homework is assigned to keep busy in between sessions.  Some discounts are available for government, non-profits & charities, educational institutions, and on 'bulk' orders.

Please Contact us today for a free consultation via phone, online, or face-to-face in Toronto.  Let’s get the conversation started to see if coaching is the right option for your communication improvement needs.