Executive Presence

Executive Presence

Time and again when talking with senior leaders about professional development and succession planning for their teams, I’ve heard comments like these: 

“Sandra has excellent technical skills and she’s a great team player.  But I just don’t think she’s quite ready for the next promotion.  I think she’s lacking in executive presence but I can’t quite put my finger on what’s missing…”

If that’s the feedback Sandra receives, how can she turn that into tangible information to help her progress?

The concept of executive presence is one of the most elusive aspects of leadership development and a topic of great frustration for both established leaders and those who aspire to lead.  As your coach, I will help you to clearly understand the “what’s missing”.  We’ll use actionable feedback to help you more effectively model impactful leadership behaviors, to engage and inspire your team, and to clearly demonstrate your readiness for career growth.

Contact me today to explore how!


Can enhancing your Executive Presence help you achieve your business goals?

What are your most critical business goals? Why do they matter? What will happen if you attain them? If you don’t?

Now think for a moment about your ability to motivate and inspire your team to meet these goals. What could you achieve if you learned just a few new actions you could take to become a more impactful leader?

Now, using the Bates Communications model and ExPI assessment, you can obtain deep insights into Executive Presence defined as the interplay of a set of qualities in a leader that engage, inspire, align, and move people to act.

I am certified in the Bates ExPI™(Executive Presence Index), the first research-based assessment to measure Executive Presence and influence in leaders. The ExPI model clarifies Executive Presence as three critical dimensions: Character, Substance, and Style. The multi-rater assessment tool measures perceptions of a leader’s strengths and development areas within 15 distinct facets under these dimensions. This unique and powerful assessment will provide you with feedback that’s insightful, actionable, specific, practical, and relevant to your business goals.

Contact me today to learn more!