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

About the course

In today’s competitive workforce, there is an increasing demand for authentic leadership and leaders with a trusted executive presence. This landscape calls for visionary leaders with memorable leadership styles and effective interpersonal skills to make a lasting impact within organizations and teams.

The Advance Executive Presence program equips you with must-have skills to become an inspirational and confident speaker who stands out as a successful leader. Through personalized coaching and the art of storytelling, you will gain effective communication skills to become a personable communicator that quickly builds professional relationships and understands the value of personal expression and the communication process.

The Advanced Executive Presence training builds on the success of High-Impact Leadership and will prepare you for your Leadership Stage. See how these two programs complement each other.

Master the All Hands Meeting

Learn what it takes to deliver an effective all-hands team meeting that affects your audience’s minds and hearts.

Develop Your Unique Executive Presence

Hone your unique leadership and communication style to become a charismatic leader who makes an impact.

Engage in Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

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

Share Your Passion and Vision Through Inspirational Storytelling

Recognize yourself as a visionary leader who speaks with confidence and uses personal expression to effectively share your objectives.

Build Valuable Relationships In and Out of Your Organization

Leverage your new leadership presence and communications skills to authentically connect with others and build relationships.

Tailor Your Communications Style For the Global Stage

Use cultural sensitivity and other frameworks to avoid communication errors and make a positive impression everywhere 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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