Executive Presence : Assessment, Coaching, Training

Executive Presence Coaching

Would you like your business leaders to earn credibility to get their ideas heard or crack million-dollar deals? Or develop a different communication and leadership style so that people are inspired enough to rally around your company’s vision?

In 20 years of our experience in transforming leaders into star leaders, our clients tell us that our unique executive coaching has enabled leaders to meet business goals such as:

  • Influencing key stakeholders
  • Implementing transformation
  • Engaging hearts and minds
  • Earning a promotion to the next level of executive leadership
  • Leading organizational change
  • Driving growth with ease

Fortune 100 organizations invite us to transform their leaders into star leaders. We are the world’s leading subject matter experts in the science of executive presence and influence coaching. We coach senior and mid-level leaders across every industry who want to develop a powerful executive presence, stand out, and build market dominance!

In our work with leaders who want to develop executive presence, we apply the latest in neuroscience to leadership skills so when your leaders walk people notice; when they speak, people listen; and when they lead, people follow.

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Our main objective is to cut out the noise of information, collapse time so you can stop wasting it, and give you support that makes your leadership growth fast, easy, and fun. We have extensive experience coaching leaders in executive and C-Suite roles. Areas of coaching include:

*Every coaching engagement is customized based on your leader’s business goals

CXO Advisory Coaching

It is lonely at the top. Senior leaders require a trusted global advisor to help them expand their roles and advance their leadership capabilities. Coach Vikram has been coaching leaders for the past 20 years and is firmly committed to upholding the integrity of the coaching profession. Allow us to restore and enhance your CXO’s confidence, energy, and motivation to make their next-level contribution. Our executive coaching helps senior business leaders think big and make the decisions that really count. These high-value executive coaching sessions are tailored to real-time high-stake business situations to help your CXOs and aspiring CXOs with : 

  • navigating social dynamics in the C-suite
  • building relationships with key stakeholders
  • engaging C-level executives in strategic dialogue and being a trusted advisor
  • inspiring stakeholders to drive strategic outcome
  • leading transformation with ease

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

First 100 Days Coaching

When your leader takes up a new leadership role at the organization, the first 100 days are crucial. Our executive coaching will help them with the confidence of knowing what and how to tackle the critical first 100 days to achieve results. It’s what distinguishes the good leaders from the star leaders. Stakeholders carefully observe and listen to the new leader, peers seek stability and continuity from them, and teams are looking for a fresh perspective and bold actions to solve unresolved issues.

To support the newly appointed executive, we align their Executive Presence Index(EPI)™ Assessment score with the organization’s goals to custom-make a game plan and mitigate leadership transition risks. We then coach your leader to exceed expectations and accelerate results in the first 3 to 6 months that could otherwise take 18 months to two years to achieve.

  • customizing a plan based on organizational goals
  • balancing between listening, learning, and action
  • securing early wins that build credibility and momentum
  • making effective connection with team members and peers
  • engaging smoothly with the leadership and management team

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Partner Promotion Coaching

It does not matter how long your leader has been an Associate partner/ Junior partner / ED/ Principal. They need to have what it takes and to have some evidential experiences to enable them to be safely promoted. If your leaders are approaching a promotion, in the next 6-9 months, our executive coaching can help them to get a strategy in place that will enable them to be powerful contenders when the interview arises. Preparing for promotion to partner begins with:

  • developing partner mindset 
  • aligning with the leadership’s priorities and strategy
  • building gravitas – demonstrate readiness for the next level
  • deserving a seat at the table and building value in a discussion
  • increasing leadership visibility and brand recall
  • expanding spheres of influence to gain credibility and inspire action

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Career & Leadership Transitioning

When rising stars level up and prepare for a new role to lead their former peers, or a new group/ business unit/ function/ enterprise, or take on P&L responsibility, they experience new challenges. They are exceptionally skilled at the technical side of the business, but require learning to inspire, energize, and align stakeholders to drive results.

Or take the case of leaders coming from outside the organization who face additional complexities as they work to set and achieve goals in a new culture. Either way, leaders have to rapidly adapt to a new environment by applying both technical and people skills to establish credibility and set the tone for their leadership by:

  • winning trust and engaging key stakeholders
  • collaborating if they are used to working in silos
  • empowering all team members to feel heard and valued
  • becoming strategic and confident in their mindset
  • earning authority, inspiring followership, and getting visible 
  • having structured and strategic conversations with CXOs



Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Strategic Conversations with the C-Suite / Boardroom Presence​

Company boards or c-suite conversations can be stressful even for the experienced executive. Most senior leaders ask different questions, raise different concerns, and approach things from different angles. How can your leader earn a “seat at the table” with them? 

Our executive coaching is customized for leaders who have experience speaking in groups. And now want to engage in executive-level dialogue and become trusted advisors who are invited back.  Are your leaders meeting the board to get funding or approval? Looking to win support from the leadership team to drive initiatives? Select a situation they want to address, a decision they want to influence, or an idea they want to sell, and we will design a pathway to help them shine by:

  • owning the room – establish leadership presence
  • gaining credibility and trust in the shortest time possible
  • becoming comfortable to make a powerful impression
  • influencing the C-suite/ board with the “big idea” and gravitas
  • responding with grace when the board “shoots down” their idea
  • presenting when the C-suite/ board has fallen behind on time

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Client Influencing Coaching

Your leader’s objective is to solve critical problems and drive business value for their clients, but mere technical expertise and your company brand will not get them the “seat at the table”. If they want to build deeper client relationships with senior-tenured and new clients, then having a high likeability quotient helps them influence the client with ease. This highly personalized executive coaching will help your leaders to strategically project their presence to influence both existing and new clients to sell new assignments/ expertise by:

  • getting out of service delivery mindset for a long-term relationship
  • connecting with the emotional and intellectual needs of the client 
  • creating positive momentum and rapport to see early wins 
  • becoming a trusted advisor and getting involved in strategic discussions
  • strategically presenting ideas and insights with an impact
  • creating memorable client moments 

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Women and Leadership Gravitas

Women are underrepresented at the highest levels of leadership and are often overlooked for recognition and promotion. How do you get your women leaders’ voices heard, respected, and recognized for the work they do? How do you have their work and opinions taken into consideration with the same gravitas as their male counterparts? To make their voice and ideas resonate in the business world, we coach them excel as they push forward their projects and initiatives, influence the toughest stakeholders, and show up as authentic leaders. What makes our executive coaching so effective is our expertise in  unraveling their personal power, amping up their leadership presence, and driving results by:

  • finding the confidence to express ideas
  • speaking with seniority to come across as a credible authority
  • becoming a strategic partner and trusted advisor
  • building alliances and strategic relationships
  • expanding C-level relationships internally and externally

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Coaching for Sensitive Business Challenges​

Fortune 100 organizations rely on us as confidential coaches for our informed global view and expertise to coach their top leaders with their performance.  Our executive coaching program begins with the end in mind. We coach your senior leaders with sensitive high-stakes behavioral issues and get the needed perspective that they can’t gain elsewhere. Share your problem/challenge with us and we will help you see opportunities using our coaching experience and proprietary tools in the science of executive presence and influence. Whether you want to close a skill gap or increase the capacity of your leaders to lead with greater impact and influence, we understand what it takes to go from good to great.

1. Interpersonal Roadblocks

  • Ignoring inputs from others 
  • Not speaking up
  • Misreading political dynamics
  • Adding too much value
  • Motivating/Influencing

2. Specific knowledge gaps

  • Gravitas and assertiveness
  • Personal branding
  • Personal magnetism
  • Speaking succinctly

3.  ‘Problematic / Misunderstood’ leader

  • Confirm a negative evaluation
  • Misdirected micromanaging
  • Peer conflicts
  • Not managing up
  • Loss of confidence

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Startup Founder CEO Coaching

A startup performs only as well as its CEO. From fundraising and board management to leadership team dynamics to scaling culture, the CEO has to uncover new perspectives and take fast and decisive actions. They hire and lead people more experienced than they are, create successful products and services, and undergo exponential growth. And for that they require a coach who can support them with strategic thinking, next iteration, confidence, self-awareness, and better decisions. This can save months of wasted effort and cost. Venture-backed scale-up founders choose us as their CEO coach where we help the CEO with:

  • facing the prospect of managing a board
  • having a difficult conversation with a key executive on your management team 
  • scaling the company’s culture, and doing it in a purposeful way
  • believing in self as a “real leader” and NOT giving in to impostor syndrome
  • communicating in a way that works for a larger organization
  • dealing with the typical startup chaos that slows down progress and damages morale

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Presentation Coaching

This is not a public speaking training program. It is a 1:1 coaching custom-designed for subject matter leaders, technical leaders, and high-potentials who want to make a critical case in brief, tell the story, and win buy-in from all levels. 

Are you meeting with influential clients, presenting at industry conferences, or securing a major investment for new solutions? Learn to present like a STAR and influence people, align ideas, and drive results. Together, we will craft your story, articulate your strategy, and refine your presentation to inspire your audience. This ‘get me ready’ coaching targets the business needs of leaders with: 

  • sharing the big idea and building credibility
  • speaking succinctly with an executive voice to make an impact
  • translating technical information to non-technical audiences
  • overcoming presentation nerves and developing stage confidence
  • winning trust and inspiring action with ease
  • getting comfortable in high-stakes situations and demonstrating next-level readiness

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Investor Pitch Coaching

Want to present company information to investors? You had a successful seed or Series A and now you’re out to do it again. Don’t go out with the same pitch.

Your business has changed, your story has grown and so have you. We will help you define the next chapter of your business for the next level of investor. How does it work? – Picture your story, build your script, design your deck, and deliver your vision. Our goal is simple: help you shine when it matters most, so you can raise funds, grow, and do something amazing.

Whether you’re pitching to VCs, limited partners,  management teams, or other investors, our coaching will help you increase your likeability, credibility, and trust quotient with decision-makers. Work with us to translate your information or metrics to a pitch that articulates your ideas succinctly for your investors to relate to and close bigger deals with ease.

 

Every executive coaching engagement is customized based on your business goals. Set up a discovery call to discuss how our executive coaching approach can support your leaders.

Every executive presence training is customized based on your business goals. Email us to discuss ways in which we might work together. Or, fill this contact form to set up a discovery session to discuss how our executive presence training can support your leaders and your organization.

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