Advanced Executive Presence

Haas School of Business

Haas School of Business


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Who should attend

  • Senior Executives
  • Directors
  • Vice Presidents
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Individuals moving into a management role
  • Entrepreneurs pitching to investors
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

About the course

Learn how to inspire, motivate, and influence people by revealing your beliefs and visions. During this three-day, intensive leadership development program, participants will employ the art of presence and impactful storytelling in small groups while receiving personalized coaching from faculty. The Advanced Executive Presence program builds on the success of High-Impact Leadership and will prepare you for your Leadership Stage.

Master the "All Hands" Meeting

Learn what it takes to deliver a team meeting that touches the minds and hearts of an audience.

Develop Your Unique Executive Presence

Hone your unique leadership and communication style so you can be at your best no matter the situation.

Employ the Art of Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Learn how to give feedback in a way that will be well-received as well as take (and use) others’ feedback.

Share Your Passion and Vision Through Inspirational Storytelling

Understand the elements of an engaging story and learn how to construct yours for greater impact.

Build Valuable Relationships In and Out of Your Organization

Use your new leadership presence and communications skills to connect with other people in new ways.

Tailor Your Communications Style For the Global Stage

Use cultural sensitivity and other frameworks to avoid communication errors and make a positive impression anywhere you go.


The Advanced Executive Presence program curriculum covers the following topics:

TOPIC 1 | Developing Your Leadership Portrait

  • Discovering your goals
  • Uncovering your authentic leadership presence
  • Creating your leadership portrait
  • Listening to others

TOPIC 2 | Preparing as a Leader

  • Learning how executives engage and inspire their audiences
  • Bringing “magic into the room"
  • Developing the power of knowledge & intention
  • Preparing for the stage

TOPIC 3 | Powerful Meetings & Building Community

  • Building trust: revealing your vision & values
  • Creating powerful all-hands meetings that inspire and motivate
  • Touching the minds and hearts of an audience

TOPIC 4 | The Dress Rehearsal

  • Breaking down the elements of a presentation
  • Practicing content/structure, voice, and non-verbal communication
  • Rehearsing public speaking for impact

TOPIC 5 | Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Learning how to coach and be coached
  • Practicing the elements of constructive feedback

TOPIC 6 | Taking the Stage

  • Presenting your leadership portrait
  • Redefining your communications style for a global stage


Mark Rittenberg

Dr. Mark Rittenberg has helped organizations create communities of excellence among their people and empowered individuals to become true leaders with the ability to actualize a vision -- all through the power of communication. Dr. Rittenberg believes that important personal, social, and business...

Doy Charnsupharindr

Doy Charnsupharindr is a lecturer at UC Davis Graduate School of Management and UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, teaching MBA-level courses focusing on developing leadership, communications, and coaching skills. He teaches High Impact Leadership courses at Berkeley Executive Education at UC Be...

Susan Houlihan

Susan Houlihan is a communications consultant, executive coach, and electrical engineer who leverages her 15+ years working in engineering and operations in the high-tech sector to bring a perspective firmly rooted in business applications to her consulting and coaching work. As a consultant to ...

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