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3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Emotional Development 0

Not very long ago, I was brought into a team meeting as the facilitator and responsible for ensuring the successful achievement of meeting outcomes. I had agreement on the agenda and the meeting design with the group leader to support what she wanted to accomplish, I trusted that I was fully prepared for this assignment. […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

One important aspect of presenting an effective professional presence is self-confidence, a feeling of trust in one’s own abilities, qualities, and judgment. Women often find their confidence suffering when they hold high standards for themselves they struggle to meet. And when these women don’t meet their own standards, they can be very hard on themselves. […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

What are things you do that have “presence” in them? Presence is communicated in the way you communicate, the way you enter a room, fill your seat at the table, your voice, your dress, and your posture and carriage. The way all these things appear to others sends a message about you – how confident […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

Haven’t you noticed that your respect for others goes up when they handle a tough situation with grace? This doesn’t mean caving in or always being agreeable. Nor does it mean aggressiveness or using “power-tactics” to get our way. What is the best way to build your professional presence when the going gets tough? Take […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

As a coach, I have noticed that as my clients work on raising their confidence, and begin to practice letting others know their accomplishments, speak up with greater assertiveness, and reduce unnecessary apologizing, there can be a temporary swing to what others interpret as arrogance. Are these people really arrogant? This means, “an insulting way […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

You walk into a room of professionals in your field or company. You want to project an appealing presence by exuding credibility and a commitment to performance and communication – not coming on too bold, but not wimpy, either. You know that each time you show up with others – in meetings and one on […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

Just as the alignment of your core values with your life principles boosts your self-confidence, building alignment with those around you brings about a boost in your professional presence. Julie was working on a project that required the assistance of others to achieve the goal. This was a great opportunity to engage others who could […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Career Building 0

I have to admit that in my career, I always had an authority issue. I maintained criteria and expectations for anyone I reported to. My criterion was that I had to respect the person, be able to learn from him/her, trust she/he will give me valuable feedback, and support me. Although it helped me in […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

I remember when I made a conscious effort to shift my behavior so that it made a difference to my professional presence. As a matter of fact, I made several changes in the way I dressed, the way I showed up on time, and how I waited for others to contribute their opinions before I […]

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog, Executive Presence 0

Having been raised as a girl in the 50’s through 70’s, I learned to be polite, not to beat the guys at sports, to be a “good girl”. My role models were women who were coquettish and cute. Today, women have terrific female role models in those who have risen in their corporations, in politics, […]

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