What is executive presence? And, can it be learned?
You've been in meetings with those brilliant people.
The powerful businessman who instantly attracts respect, or the businesswoman who eloquently secures buy-in, influences the most difficult of opponents, and wins the room over with a mix of business intelligence and social agility.
You look at them and may even study them. What is it that they do? How do they get the answers they want, the results, the jobs, promotions... ? (you can fill in the blank here).
Truth: Executive presence is ruling business decisions, and it has been a major focus in recent years in terms of personal development and leadership skills development.
With 20 years of life in Corporate America behind me, I spent time watching and experimenting in my front row seat as an executive leader in Human Resources. Even in my consulting business, I see business decisions being made due to influence and emotional factors. Business is not necessarily about all logic.
I've researched executive presence, experimented with it, practiced it, made a few mistakes along the way, and eventually found the winning formula.
Except... it changes as new generations enter the workforce, and the business world evolves.
I continually study, teach and coach people on how to discover and develop their visibility, influence, and presence in the business world. Through The School of Executive Presence, which is like a college of executive presence for business people, lives have dramatically transformed when they discover that they have the ability to develop presence and step into the role they were meant for.
What is the real definition of Executive Presence?
If you look it up in the dictionary, you won't find it. You can look up the two separate words and see that executive is about having the power to put plans and actions into place. Presence is described as being present, being here.
Executive Presence is the power of an authentic person to put plans and actions into place in a way that they are seen, heard, valued, and celebrated.
What can you do to develop Executive Presence?
You can start by taking action. Based on my work with business people and organizations, the initial struggle is just believing that you need to work on it and moving into an action plan. The second struggle has to do with those inner critics that tell you that "you aren't worth it" or "You should spend your money on someone else..."
The School of Executive Presence makes it easy because its programs are both research and competency based. Each component is custom to the individual even though each of the top 3 programs are cohort style experiences.
Most people struggle to be successful on their own and need guidance, encouragement, and a fresh perspective. The School of Executive Presence provides all of those elements in the form of group work, 1:1 coaches, and practical learning.
You may be fearful of investing in yourself, but I will tell you that people who do make the investment, get a huge return on their investment. The School of Executive Presence programs have a range of cost from $2997 to $13997 for a 12 month program, and anyone who enrolls can select a payment plan that works for them personally.
Register for the Free 60 Minute Masterclass: 7 Strategies to Activate Your VIP Status
I know, you want to go slow. This is like dating and building relationships. You want to get a sense for what this is all about and I don't blame you. That's why I am giving you access to this free Executive Presence Webinar, which is a Masterclass with very practical tips that you can implement immediately. There are two ways to sign up:
http://www.buildexecutivepresence.com (This is the landing page that gives you more detail)
or go directly to register and start your class within 15 minutes
What about Enrolling in The School of Executive Presence?
We actually have 3 levels of enrollment: Executive, MidCareer, and Early Career. We also have 3 top programs: Mastermind Cohort (The premium level program), Virtual Coaching, and the Women's VIP Activator Coaching Program.
If you are the price conscious person, I want to give you a heads up that our earlybird enrollment for the formal School of Executive Presence ends January 30 5 p.m. eastern time, so if you do the masterclass and you want to enroll for the 12 month programs, visit the enrollment page at www.schoolofep.com. Earlybirds get a major discount for enrolling (and you don't have to have payment up front). You can still register through March 10, but the regular pricing will apply.
To learn more, visit www.schoolofep.com
Angela Nuttle is an author, speaker, talent remodeler®, and consultant in talent and organizational development. As founder of The School of Executive Presence™, she teaches business people how to show up with executive presence and coaches them to business success. As CEO of The Corporate Talent Institute, she works directly with CEOS, Business Leaders, and HR Teams to develop people, potential, and processes that create productive and profitable business environments.