Leadership Consultant, Executive Presence & Speaking Coach, Author
I coach executives in leadership presence and charisma. By focusing on charisma and presence as learnable skills, I help clients become more powerful and aligned with how they are at their deepest, most authentic core. Thus, empowering them to become the most successful version of themselves.
Focusing on leadership and executive behavior
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Techniques With Impact
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Articles focused on Executive Presence, Self Confidence and Feeling Authentically Powerful
Becoming More Positive I have been giving a lot of thought to how we train or re-train our minds to help us become more positive. One thing we can do is to take advantage of our own biochemical natures. The “Smiling Approach,” outlined below, uses a quick fix technique I have done for years, and then adds
I live in beautiful - dry, drought-ridden, fire-scary - Southern California, where a terrifying "Fire Season" is as real to us as as Tornado or Hurricane Season is in many other places. We are very aware of, and thankful for our fabulous firefighters. And, so many, many times we hear how a tiny spark becomes
Breaking A Negative Mental Loop: A Tale of Two Horses Did you ever get into one of those "loops" of thought - where you keep playing the same thing over and over in your mind, like a bad song? You keep having the same mental conversation, usually negative, or seeing the same negative or fearful mental
Interviewers clearly want people who have the right skills and credentials. However, in this market, lots of folks have both. So how do you differentiate yourself? Your positive, confident, personal presence – your charisma – can be the deciding factor that gets you the job you want. And some of that charisma is carried in
I get a call. The person says, "So-and-so has been promoted to CEO. They need help becoming [more charismatic, softer, more results-oriented, more strategic] like their predecessor was." Trouble is, they're doing exactly what made them successful in the first place.
There is an all-too common reason powerful women get plateaued in their careers. They rely on a default behavior set that worked extremely well to help them find success early on in their careers - but can end up working against them in senior positions. I call it "Wolf Pit to Wolf Trap."
When we are in new situations, or meeting new people, we often "default" to behaviors or personal traits that have made us feel comfortable in the past. The trouble is, even if those are good traits, they may be the wrong thing at the wrong time.
Have you ever trimmed your hair and most people don't notice? Even worse, you've made significant behavioral changes, and it seems like no one cares or acknowledges them. The same is true for almost all changes. We think the changes we make are momentous, or at least obvious to everyone. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, others
Every job, every corporation has a “culture.” It has a set of values, behaviors, and rules about what is considered right and wrong – including appearance - and you go against these rules at your peril. Most of the time, people absorb or miss these rules by accident. By spending the time to
Your bearing is the first thing people see that influences how others perceive you. Interestingly enough it also influences how you perceive yourself. In this article we’ll examine how to do things consciously that you may have done instinctively or accidentally in the past.
Are you simply born to be charismatic, or is it a learnable skill – as Meryl Streep showed the world in the movie “The Iron Lady” in which she portrayed Margaret Thatcher, who transformed herself from a smart woman with little presence into a powerhouse of a Prime Minister by changing her voice, her style