Executive Presence: Your Leadership Edge

Professional Presence: Your Competitive Edge

How to Quickly Grow your Business and Build Instant Credibility, Trust and Respect | Instructor Kimberley J. Richardson

Course description

Current Challenges:

Today’s business world has become intensely competitive. Entrepreneurs who wish to build their brand, develop new client relationships or leverage their business growth, must develop skills that will help them stand out. In order to do so, they must develop a unique set of skills that will cultivate respect, enhance credibility and strengthen relationships. We believe it all begins with professional presence.

Course description:

Everyone has met someone with presence - that rare 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. They are engaging, credible and confident and they make everyone they meet feel comfortable and at ease. Because they connect easily with others, people like them, trust them and are eager to do business with them. They are genuine people who have values to follow that inspire others to emulate them. These are the qualities that companies, customers and clients are looking for and they're the qualities that will enhance your personal power and ability to influence others. These people have what we call leadership presence. 

Learner outcomes:

In this unique, content-rich course, you will discover valuable skills, tools and strategies that will help you stand out. You will learn how to cultivate respect, establish instant credibility and 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, enhance your sphere of influence and improve your results. All of these assets add up to greater self-confidence, genuine relationships and extraordinary success. Are you ready to take your life and your business, to the next level?

Who is this course for?
Professional men and women, people re-entering the workforce, entrepreneurs, those in career transition and anyone who would like to make an impact, close more business and achieve a competitive edge.


Here's what our clients have said about us:

"This is one of the best courses the Institute has offered. I hope they continue to offer it in the future." ~Certified Professional Accountants of Ontario - 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.”

“There has been a lot of positive feedback and everyone was very impressed with the content and delivery of your presentation. You certainly left an indelible mark on our meeting and left a lasting impression with all in attendance.”
Randy Lennox, President & CEO

Universal Music Canada

"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 - Canadian 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."  

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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 coaching 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), Canadian Payroll Association,  Ernst and Young LLP, Grant Thornton, Oracle Canada, Sandals and Beaches Resorts and Universal Music.

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


Course Curriculum

Professional Presence - Your Competitive Edge
Welcome Video - Kimberley Richardson FREE PREVIEW
PDF: Intro to Professional Presence FREE PREVIEW
Video 1: Intro To Professional Presence FREE PREVIEW
Video 2: Professional Presence: 10 Key Attributes/Definition FREE PREVIEW
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Module 1. Be Genuine - Be Yourself
PDF: Be Genuine Be Yourself
Video 1: Be Genuine: Be Yourself
Video 2: Who are You, Really?
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Module 2. Live and Lead with Compassion and Respect
PDF: Step 2 - Lead with Compassion & Respect
Video 1: Lead with Compassion & Respect
Video 2: Respect & Compassion in Action
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Module 3. Communicate with Impact
PDF: Part 1: Communicate with Impact
Video 1: Communicate with Impact - Part 1
Video 2: Communicate with Impact
PDF: Part 2: Enhance your Vocal Image
Video 3: Enhance your Vocal Image
Video 4: Tips to Enhance your Vocal Image
Video 5: Vocal Credibility Robbers
PDF: Part 3: Become an Active Listener
Video 6: Become an Active Listener
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Module 4. Manage First Impressions
Manage first Impressions
Video 1: Manage First Impressions
Video 2: Projecting Poise and Presence
PDF: 4 Styles of Dressing
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Module 5. Marketing 'You' Inc.
PDF: Marketing "You" Inc.
Video 1: Creating your 30 Second Commercial
Video 2: Enhancing Face to Face Meetings
Video 3: Asking for and Obtaining Referrals
Video 4: Building your Network
Video 5: Optimizing LinkedIn
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Module 6. Working a Room
Step 6: How to Work a Room
Video 1: How to Work a Room
Video 2: Conversation Tips/Building Rapport
Video 3: Remembering People's Names
Video 4: Making Introductions/Exchanging Business Cards
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Module 7. Be Personally Accountable
PDF: Part 1 - Intro to Personal Accountability
Video 1: Intro to Personal Accountability
Video 2 : Accountability defined
PDF: Part 2: Accountability in Action
PDF: Part 2: Accountability Flowchart
Video 3: Accountability in Action
Video 4: Examples of Accountability in the Workplace
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Module 8. Strive for Balance
PDF: Strive for Balance
Video 1: Strive for Balance
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Bonus: Module 9. Develop Business Etiquette and Protocol
Bonus Module: Business Etiquette Tips
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Bonus: Module 10. Dine Like a Diplomat
PDF: Bonus Module: Dine like a Diplomat
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