Executive presenting in a meeting

Executive Presence

This two-day program coaches business leaders to communicate effectively with executives, build credibility, and establish their personal brand. This course is designed for executives seeking to improve their communication abilities as well as leaders who regularly engage with executives.

Program Details

In Person: Minneapolis, MN

About This Program

This two-day program explores three foundational elements of executive presence that any aspiring business leader must master: engaging in effective executive dialogue, establishing a personal brand, and increasing social capital.

Mastering the tools, techniques, and methods to engage other executives in a variety of contexts is critical to upward mobility and will enhance your credibility.  This class will enhance your ability to present clear and compelling 1:1 executive briefs, discover techniques for engaging executive teams and create impactful presentations.

You’ll build the foundation for increasing your leadership capital by exploring feedback from your individual Marcus Buckingham Standout Assessment report. From this solid base, you’ll then craft your personal brand value proposition, an essential element to differentiating and establishing yourself in business.

Establishing a deliberate social network increases your access to information, influence, and visibility. A deliberate and conscious approach to your social network will give you access to those who are critical to your success. In Executive Presence, you will create a roadmap for expanding and maintaining your network to maximize your credibility and increase your power.


Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.


  • Leaders who depend on effective presentation and communication skills to drive key initiatives for their organizations
  • Managers who are preparing for executive roles
  • Individuals who lead projects and programs which require communicating at an executive level

Key Benefits

  • Create a strategy to increase your social network
  • Craft your personal brand statement
  • Use techniques to maximize digital communication
  • Develop a 1:1 executive summary
  • Design an executive dialogue
  • Storyboard a presentation

Great topics! Very useful when rethinking how you’d like to present yourself and become more impactful at higher levels in your organization.



Day 1
Increasing Influence via Social Networking
Social Networks in Organizations
Building your Leadership Brand
Positioning and Leveraging Your Personal Brand
Day 2
Presenting Executive Summaries
Engaging Leaders in Dialogue
Structuring Your Presentation
Delivering with Impact
Feedback and Coaching

Additional Details


Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Professor, Department of Work and Organizations
Professor Zellmer-Bruhn is a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management.
Stephen Glomb
Senior Associate Director & Career Coach (Primary coach for MHRIR)

Stephen Glomb is the Departmental Director, Carlson Graduate Business Career Center, Carlson School of Management, where he works with graduate business students and professionals in the executive, full-time, and part-time MBA programs. He is equally skilled at pre-employment assessment and selection, helping organizations determine readiness and potential among their existing team members.

Amy Tolbert
Carlson Executive Educators Network

Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as, multicultural and diversity initiatives, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams.

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