Leading With Presence

Rotterdam School of Management

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  • 2 days
  • in person

Rotterdam School of Management


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Who should attend

The Power of Presence is for anyone who wants to align their body language and voice with the message they wish to convey. Especially people with a management, consulting or sales position will boost their non-verbal communication skills through this programme.

About the course

How can you grow your influence as a leader? This unique two-day course advances your non-verbal skills, as you’ll learn how to create more impact in your communication and interaction.

Reveal your potential of influencing others

You might have great ideas, perspectives and methods. But you might lose your effectiveness if you don’t know how you come across, and if you don’t represent your message with intention. As a matter of fact, 50 to 90 per cent of our communication is non-verbal – embodied by the tone of our voice and our body language. The corporate course Leading with Presence is taught by the authors of the book Leading with Presence, who are experienced teachers and trainers of executives and MBA students.

You will learn how and why presence in everyday interaction is a vital component of impactful leadership. Leading with Presence is essential for business, to understand the science behind body language while exploring and practising leadership presence. You will boost your non-verbal communication skills, including elements such as posture, facial expressions and gestures, and the voice. Through theory, practical tools and exercises, you will increase your skills at being confident, persuasive and inspiring.

Learning objectives

By participating in this course you will boost your non-verbal communication skills

  • You will learn how to be in the ‘spotlight’ with ease and confidence
  • motivate and inspire as a leader
  • discover and further develop your authentic presence.
  • Increase your non-verbal communication skills for greater impact.

This course offers exercises tailored to each participant with instant feedback and coaching catered to your situation and goals. You will have the chance to push yourself and see the impact and growth right away. You will walk away with a sense of accomplishment and tangible ideas that you can put into practice immediately.


Milly Obdeijn

Milly Obdeijn is a trainer and executive presence coach with a professional performance background in dance. She has BA degrees in social pedagogical studies, and in creative dance. Working with like-minded creative artists from the performing arts she designed methods to help people in business ...

Antonie Knoppers

Antonie Knoppers is an actor, facilitator, and executive presence coach. He has a passion for acting as well as for guiding leaders to reach their full potential. He has worked with a variety of corporate clients. His goal in executive education is to bring out the leader in everyone, by creating...

Steffen Giessner

Steffen Giessner is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Change in the Department of Organisation & Personnel Management at RSM. He has an MSc in Psychology from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK, and a PhD in Psychology from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany...

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