Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be
18 Jun

Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be

  Listen to the podcast       One of the simplest but most often overlooked leadership success strategies is to surround yourself with winners. As Joel Osteen said, you cannot hang out with chickens and expect to soar with the eagles. Choose Wisely to Gain Wisdom Life is a team sport, and choosing the […]

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26 Aug

Sarah’s Take on the EP Buzz Within Corporate America

  For years I’ve worked with many multi-national corporations to offer professional development seminars and private executive presence coaching, and the experience teaches me a great deal. I have learned a lot within the past few months, too, as more and more companies and leaders are appreciating the importance of executive presence. Substance vs. Superficiality […]

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07 Jul

Executive Presence: A Learnable Skill You Must Not Underestimate!

  As pointed out in an article from Business Insider, executive presence is ranked as a top attribute sought after by organizations looking for first-class leadership. The article cited research conducted by the Gartner firm that ranked executive presence #2 on a list of the top 20 leadership traits that make a difference. Technology skills […]

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01 Jul

Supercharge Your HR Career

  I was inspired to write this blog post after attending the recent SHRM-Atlanta Conference 2014 where I heard Tom Darrow, SPHR from Talent Connections, speak to a standing-room-only audience. His topic was Managing Your Career in HR, and his presentation reminded me of the early years of my career with Federated Department Stores, when […]

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24 Jun

Illuminate Your Executive Presence Blind Spots

  Around this time of year luxury automobile brands begin to roll out previews of next year’s models, touting their innovations and amenities. One of the features getting attention these days is technology that helps identify other vehicles that may be hidden in your blind spot. Automotive engineers have figured out ways to use radar […]

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17 Jun

Look and Act the Part You Want

  According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Work-Life Policy, a major think tank based in New York, one of the keys to executive presence is to act the part. The research found that those who demonstrate perceptible executive presence act confident, decisive, assertive, and strategic. Does that sound like you? Go […]

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10 Jun

Getting Real About Career Success

  A few years back I was asked by a large corporation to coach one of their up-and-coming executives so she would be ready to step into a bigger leadership role. At first she was very excited about the opportunity. We mapped out a strategy for defining her brand and aligning it with her company’s […]

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02 Apr

Mindset and Mentors: Helping Women Win Predictable Promotions

  I recently conducted a special executive presence development seminar for top talent at a multinational Fortune 500 company.  While doing my background research I came across a great article about the struggles that women face in their careers, despite so much collective effort to create gender equality in the workplace. More than 25 percent […]

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11 Mar

Personal Branding & Executive Presence: Uncover Your Fabulous Factor!

  The way people get to know you is to learn about what makes you outstanding – what I call your Fabulous Factor. Each of has that special “X Factor.” Unfortunately, 80% or more of today’s top talent will never dig deep enough within themselves and their brand to realize what theirs is. Consequently they […]

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18 Feb

Channel the Olympian Mindset for Career Success Gold

  To exemplify the success mindset – whether in the sports arena or the business world – you especially need the four particular traits outlined below. 1. Team Vision Olympians and iconic leaders exude a shared team perspective. They promote themselves and win recognition from others through an uncommon service mentality and willingness to give […]

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