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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.
Has this happened to you? You realize that 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 emotional-social intelligence. If this sounds familiar and you are not sure what your next steps are, you need to improve your Executive Presence.
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.
• Uses influence and emotional-social intelligent communication style balanced with a sincere drive for results
• Understands the business- strategically - knows how things work
• Leads team on an issue or challenge – work toward goal and results
• Chooses 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
Learn how to improve your executive presence that reflects your strong leadership qualities and readiness to get promoted.
Leaders, managers, individual contributors, high potentials, baby boomers, etc.
Years of Experience: 20+ years
Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Executive Presence, Career Transitioning and Communication Skills
She has been coaching leaders for 15 years and consults on talent and leadership development, assessment tools, and leadership models. She uses premium assessments and 360s tools to solidify her clients’ understanding of their strengths and developmental areas. Her coaching approach increases her clients’ success rates in reaching their goals and broadening their career opportunities.
Clients agree after working with Valerie they have:
She demonstrates superior professionalism and discretion with her clients. She was featured in Choice Magazine (coaching industry publication) in the September 2016 issue for her article on “Generational Similarities and How to Manage the Multi-Generational Workplace”.
Valerie has 20+ years of leadership experience at ATT and HP (EDS) in product management, financial analysis, economic analysis, and regulatory affairs. This business experience along with her current entrepreneurial success benefits her clients; they view Valerie as someone who understands and has firsthand experience with organizational situations.
She presents webinars on current leadership topics, team leadership, coaching models for managers/leaders, ways to engage and motivate employees, and leadership for the 21st century and multi-generational workplace.
She is certified by the global standards organization, ICF at PCC level; she also mentors and assesses new coaches as part of their coaching certification. She received her coaching training at University of Texas Dallas in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching.
She is certified in premium assessment and 360s: MBTI, Hogan, DISC, Extraordinary Leader 360, MLQ 360, Lominger Voices.View all trainings by this speaker