According to Newsweek “Women in corporate America
are rated as good if not better than men in a number
of key leadership traits. The one area, however, where
women fall short is “Executive Presence.”
There are two reasons for this. First, women often
telegraph their emotions through their non-verbal
behaviors and that can sabotage how they are perceived.
Second, corporate culture dictates that women should
be seen as both confident and likeable.
Executive Presence for Women is an intensive one-day
workshop that provides participants with an objective
look at themselves (through videotaping) and identifies
the specific non-verbal behaviors that will help
them thrive in a corporate environment.
Participants will be given the opportunity to role-play
high-pressure situations so that they learn how to
show up positively and not appear meek or aggressive.
Each class is limited to six women.
Here are some typical issues we will address:
• What do I need to do in order to project
a positive image the moment I
walk into a room?
• What do I need to do in order to look and
sound like I know exactly what
about (even when I have some self-doubt)?
• How do I regain positive control when I’m
• How come it always seems as though others
get credit in a meeting when
all they did was simply
repeat exactly what I had said?
• How do I respond when a senior person criticizes
me in front of others?
• How do I sound credible over the phone?
• People tell me that I'm invisible in meetings.
What so I need to do in
order to gain more visibility?
• How do I get heard in a roomful of loud, assertive
I have been teaching workshops for over 14 years.
Here’s an email I recently received which reflects
what so many women experience after the workshop.
I have kept my client’s name and company anonymous:
I can’t begin to tell you how much I benefited
from working with you a few weeks ago.
To refresh your memory—I was at the May 3 “Women’s
Leadership Presence Coaching: Part 2” session,
here at ________. You helped me develop skills for
working with two very difficult Predators in my day-to-day
Well, I had my Big Meeting with them the following
week. It went BEAUTIFULLY. Not only did they not
attack, but ever since, they’ve been reasonably
cooperative and occasionally even congenial. The “most
difficult one” even apologized to me last week
when he missed a feedback deadline!
Now, I wouldn’t go so far as to say we’re “best
buddies,” but I feel like I’m beginning
to be on equal footing with them. Best of all, my
fear level is hugely diminished. It’s more
like “acute wariness” these days! A far
cry from my gut-wrenching terror.
Kevin, you’re a master at what you do. I’ve
been at ________ for over 15 years, and I’ve
taken a lot of hosted training classes. I don’t
remember when I’ve gained so much from a single
When I find myself ready for the next “growth
step,” you can be sure I’m calling you!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Have a great summer, and I certainly hope our paths
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Women and Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
Here are the first two:
1. Lowering their chair in a meeting. The good news
is that this allows their feet touch the ground.
The bad news is that they look less powerful.
2. Head tilt. This may be fine in a bar, but it comes
off as too sweet and “girlish” in the
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Never give it.