Executive Presence: Your Leadership Edge

Executive Presence: Your Leadership Edge

7 CPD Credits | taught by Kimberley J. Richardson

Course description

Current Challenges:

As accounting or financial professionals, if you want to be promoted, build strong client relationships or leverage your go-to-market strategy, you must develop a unique set of skills that will allow you to stand out. Executive Presence is the key to doing so and it's never been more important.

According to a study conducted by the Centre for Talent Innovation, 26% of Senior Management's decision to promote you, is based on Executive Presence.  Technical competence and leadership skills, form the latter 74%. So if you want to accelerate your career success, invest in yourself now.

This "live" course will give you the practical skills and tools that will build your confidence, credibility, trust and respect and take you and your practice, to the next level.

Does this course qualify for CPD credits?

Yes - 7 CPD credits

Course description:

Everyone has met someone with presence - that elusive quality that seems to inspire that " follow you anywhere" loyalty. These people radiate authenticity and in turn, inspire everyone around them. When they speak, people listen. When they walk into a room, heads turn.  When they're at a networking event or function, they have that unique ability to make everyone they meet feel comfortable and at ease.  They're confident, credible and charismatic and because of that, people like them, trust them and are eager to do business with them.   

These are the qualities that your company, colleagues and clients are looking for today and they're the qualities that will transform your life, strengthen your relationships and improve your results.

Learner outcomes:

In this unique course, you will discover valuable skills, tools and strategies that will help you brand yourself in a way that is aligned with who you really are.  At the end of this course, you will have the business savvy and knowledge that will increase your visibility and enhance your sphere of influence. 

All of these assets add up to more self-confidence, greater success and genuine relationships.  Are you ready to take yourself to the next level?

Who is this course for?
Professionals who would like to reach their full potential and achieve a leadership edge.


Here's what our clients from our have to say about this course:

"This is one of the best courses the Institute has offered. I hope they continue to offer it in the future."  

~Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario CPAO - Course Participant

"Every CPA alive should take this course." ~CPAO - Course Participant

"Your course levels the playing field and highlights social shortcomings that people were previously unaware  of and which people can improve upon…this should be mandatory for every CPA." 

John A. Craig - CPA, CPAO - Course Participant

"Very engaging throughout the day: lots of practical information presented in a fun way; loved the interactive style. Kimberley's presentation style is amazing."

"Kimberley – awesome presentation – you are charismatic and a delight to listen to – great information that can easily be applied.”

"My expectations were exceeded! It’s the best training I have ever attended! Very interactive and kept my attention from beginning to end. We did indeed learn, work and think a lot!" 

"A lot of self-reflection. I will take a lot of the concepts home and apply them at work as well." 

~ Kathy Hunter Assistant Manager -Leadership Training and Development
State Farm Insurance

Clarity, definition and excellent presentation. Reservations please for the next millennium.”

"Kimberley is an excellent speaker and story teller and can really hold a room's attention. It was a joy to listen to her."

"I enjoyed the entire course. I was able to learn more about myself and others. I appreciated how 'real' Kimberley was and I loved her stories."

"Kimberley is very inspirational and a great speaker. Very touching and brings one back to what is important.”

"Kimberley did a good job presenting the material and relating to us. She spoke from a place of expertise and seemed to embody all of the strengths discussed in the workshop (ie. credibility, trust, leadership.)"

~ Course Participant - Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO)

"Kimberley really touched my soul. Excellent work - thank you so much!"

'Best soft skills course I’ve attended.'

"Very engaging throughout the day: lots of practical information presented in a fun way; loved the interactive style. Kimberley's presentation style is amazing."  

To discuss the possibility of bringing this course in-house and have participants qualify for  7 CPD credits, please send me an email with the subject line:"Executive Presence Training in-house" to krichardson@imagemakersintl.com or call me directly at : (647) - 501-2421

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,  Kimberley

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Kimberley J. Richardson
Kimberley J. Richardson
Executive Coach

Kimberley is the President and Co-founder of Imagemakers International, a Toronto-based leadership development company that specializes in the creation of genuine leaders.

Formerly one of Xerox Canada and Oracle Corporations’ top sales executives, she has appeared on national television and in a variety of media outlets. Throughout her 20 year career, her audiences have described her as ‘enlightening’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘life -changing’.

And perhaps that is why she has been hired by some of North America’s largest and fastest growing companies. Her client list includes companies such as Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, (CPAO), CPAO Bermuda, Canadian Payroll Association, Collins Barrow, Ernst and Young LLP, Fuller Landau, Federal Express, Grant Thornton, Oracle Canada, Sandals and Beaches Resorts and Universal Music.

In her on-site seminars and executive coaching programs, she gives people the tools that will help them ignite their potential and become the person and leader, others are inspired to emulate.

Any questions, please TEXT or CALL me directly at:

647-501-2421 OR via email at: krichardson@imagemakersintl.com

Course Curriculum

Executive Presence - Your Leadership Edge
Executive Presence Welcome: Kimberley Richardson FREE PREVIEW
Course Intro: FREE PREVIEW
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Module 1. Be Genuine - Be Yourself
Module 1 Outline
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Module 2. Live and Lead with Compassion and Respect
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Module 3. Communicate with Impact
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Module 4. Manage First Impressions
Module 4 Outline
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Module 5. Marketing 'You' Inc.
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Module 6. Working a Room
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Bonus: Module 7. Develop Business Etiquette and Protocol
Bonus Module: Business Etiquette Tips
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Bonus: Module 8. Dine Like a Diplomat
Dine like a Diplomat FREE PREVIEW
PDF: Bonus Module: Dine like a Diplomat
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Wrap-up and Summary
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