Broadly speaking, executive presence is defined as a combination of qualities – such as confidence, charisma, authenticity, and eloquence – that together convey a leader’s ability to engage, align, inspire, and move people to act.
But, it’s not just leaders who need to influence others and have a lasting impact. Anyone interacting with anyone else for any reason benefits greatly from embodying the qualities of executive presence.
Executive presence is not an act or a set of techniques. Executive presence is the “it” factor because it is a way of being, not a collection of doings. Embodying that which is executive presence is a journey to know oneself and unconditionally lead from this knowledge.
Leading from your authentic self is in no way a cliche. It’s a life practice.
Getting there requires attendance to all aspects of your impact on others, and it takes awareness and work within these fundamental pillars:
– Authenticity – to inspire confidence
– Vulnerability – to inspire trust
– Clarity – to be heard and understood
– Self-Awareness – to be the calm amidst the storm
– Magnetism – to draw others to your influence and ideas
In a customized 1:1 or small team executive presence coaching engagement, we go to the root of compelling presence and learn to communicate from power and authenticity. Combining this bottom-up approach with top-down practice, we will deconstruct and use the pillars for showing up strong and step into the presence that commands attention and compels your audience.Let’s Talk