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Augment Your Executive Presence

In Partnership with Lange International

Strategies to command attention while connecting to your stakeholders

Are you showing up with confidence, control, and comfort? Do you project a strong presence that excites others to listen to you – both in person and in the virtual environment? Executive presence helps us to be compelling and engaging in our communications, driving action, and inspiring those around you.

Upcoming course dates

Thursday, November 14, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Benefits of attending this online course

  • Practice creating powerful introductions that convey confidence and maintain control when leading meetings with senior leaders and teams
  • Learn best practices and behaviors of the seven observables of executive presence
  • Flex different communication styles to maintain interest with different audiences
  • Learn strategies to augment your presence in the hybrid work environment

Augment Your Executive Presence content overview

The executive presence workshop aims to help participants develop strong business communication and presentation skills which are directly aligned to strong executive presence. In this workshop you will learn ways to control physical delivery for dynamic presenting, and strategies to improve confidence, comfort, and control in any presentation environment. You will practice how to effectively start a meeting and tips on how to quickly read and adapt to an audience to maintain high engagement.

Business Communication Certificate

This course is offered on its own or as part of the Business Communication Certificate. Learn more.

Registration and Fees

Dates and fees Registration
Thursday, November 14, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT
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Deadline: November 6, 2024

Program fee includes instruction and learning materials. Payment must be made by credit card or UW budget transfer prior to the program. Discounts are not applicable to UW Executive Education online classes. It is strongly encouraged that you register early as space is limited. See cancellation policies.

Kirsten Smith is an Executive Coach, Consultant and Workshop Facilitator who works with leaders to expand their sphere of influence through a strong presence and powerful communication. She helps leaders develop their style and the courage to lead authentically.

Prior to joining Lange, Kirsten provided HR leadership to fast-paced, accelerated growth companies in wireless, high-tech and biotech. She later made the shift to working at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In each organization, she helped build HR capability and capacity, designed and implemented effective people strategies, shaped culture and coached leaders and their teams to achieve higher performance.

She is an optimist and works one on one to help leaders reframe and see the possibilities in the challenges they are facing day to day. She provides a balance of gentle nudging and straight talk for leaders to make the change needed to be more effective and make a positive impact. She believes there is a warrior in all of us and works with others to discover their true warrior way. Her clients include Microsoft, T-Mobile, Parametric, University of Washington, and local nonprofits.

Kirsten is a Hudson Institute and ICF Certified Coach and is certified in Strengthscope®, Strengths Deployment Inventory, DISC®, and EQ in Action. She is a fourth Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Arnis who continues to teach and train today.

Partnership with Lange International

Lange International transforms leaders into great communicators. Their primary goal is to ensure each client is confident and prepared to make the most of every communication moment.

They help clients improve the WHAT and HOW of communication. From content creation and story development to executive presence and event coaching, they are experts in guiding leaders to connect and compel.

Since 2003, they have delivered communication workshops, leadership programs, executive coaching, and keynotes around the globe.