Executive Presence – Your Polished Leadership Brand.
What is executive presence? And why do some people seem to have it when others don’t? Executive presence is more than commanding the room, wearing the right suit or giving a great presentation. The question is, what is it and how can you achieve it?
Think back to a time at the office or during a meeting when someone seems to attract and engage everyone around them. It is usually someone who commands our attention and leaves us to think, I want to learn more!
Executive presence is the ability of the leader to engage, align, inspire, and move people to act.
This broad definition is game-changing. It explains why it matters – and why you should care. Let’s look at the qualities that tell us what defines executive presence.
Qualities of Executive Presence.
Character: Authenticity, Integrity, Humility
Substance: Confidence, Composure, Vision
Style: Appearance, Interactivity, Assertiveness
Character qualities such as authenticity and humility build trust. Substance qualities such as confidence and vision will win you credibility. Style qualities like appearance and assertiveness help you influence others to get things done!
Can You Develop a Stronger, More Powerful Executive Presence?
Yes, you can! It begins by always being polished, poised and prepared. Executive Coaching with Treva is an impactful program for leaders, transitioning executives and leaders with high potential who want to rapidly advance their capabilities and drive results for their organization. Treva’s program is practical and focuses on a leader’s critical business challenges. She addresses influence and helps leaders understand and appreciate the impact of communication and leadership. This program also includes a comprehensive assessment of your professional presence and personality index. This will give you a snapshot of your strengths and needs and will provide a map toward building leadership and influential skills for success. At the completion of this program, you will not only be able to command a room with executive presence, but will understand how to motivate and inspire people with vision and strategy, communication to accelerate results, strengthen relationships with colleagues, influence decision making to drive results and build your leadership brand in your company.
Seek to Know Yourself – and the Way Others Perceive You as a Leader
Your executive presence is your brand, in a way–how others think about you when you’re not around. What would people say?
- Are you someone who is decisive when making the tough calls? That’s Confidence.
- Are you someone who and cares about others and helps them succeed? That’s Concern.
- Are you cool in a crisis? That’s a part of Composure.
- Do you ask questions that get to the heart of the matter? That’s Assertiveness.
Start by asking others what they think of your strengths and weaknesses.
Organizations invest in developing skilled, competent leaders who have the attitude and motivation. The best leaders Treva knows are lifelong learners. They know they can be better. They invest time and energy in becoming all they can be.
Are you ready to do the necessary work to achieve your career goals? It’s time to INVEST in YOU. You will be amazed at the results we can achieve together!
Call Treva today to set up your initial appointment and be on your way to maximizing your executive presence.
“In the business world, your character, your communication skills and your appearance matter in determining your executive presence. If you demonstrate confidence, poise and authenticity you will convince me that you are the real deal.” – Sylvia Ann Hewlett
“The University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine Graduate Women in Medicine and Science group sends you heartfelt thanks for the outstanding presentation you gave at our annual GWIMS Etiquette Event. Your expertise has helped our members realize the importance of a professional persona that incorporates interviewing skills, appropriate wardrobe choices and even table etiquette. There is truth in the saying ‘you never get a chance to make a first impression’ and you have helped us tremendously to ensure we make a positive impression, from first to last. Her clients have included healthcare professionals, business executives and men and women looking to update their image.”
Sarah A. Jones Sapienza, MD, FACS, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics | USD-Sanford School of Medicine | Sanford Children’s Hospital