Cream of the Crop Leaders

Our Vision: That everyone remembers their full magnificence and benevolent power.

Power for Everyone.

Benevolent Power:

  • Creates buy-in rather than resistance
  • Propels action – and turns dreams into reality
  • Reduces violence, sadness and addiction in the world – and fosters peace
  • Is the foundation of a truly meaningful life

The Executive Presence (EP) Training offers a potentially life-changing opportunity for people to revitalize their inherent significance – and their uniquely benevolent and commanding selves. Everyone deserves this.


History of The Executive Presence (EP) Training and related services:

Over 10 years ago, Co-Founder Sioux Messinger created the first version of The Executive Presence Training and then offered portions to her private corporate clients. Later, and in her role as Clinical Faculty at University of California San Francisco (School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry), Sioux offered a version of this course to her UCSF medical students. While brilliant, many of these medical students lacked the skills to “pop” outside of themselves and share their gifts in a connected and radiant way.  As a result, they were being passed over for the best residency positions and many felt stalled early in their careers.  Sioux found that just by teaching these students tools-of-the-trade for presenting with confidence, her students reported feeling as confident as they were “pretending” to be.  Of course, exciting new research from Harvard Business School suggests that learned power can become authentic, and has enormous positive life implications, including improved chances of being selected for high-stake situations, improved mood, reduced stress, and a tendency to approach rather than avoid challenges (other research suggests otherwise; see both on our research page).  The Executive Presence (EP) Training is now top-rated and is offered worldwide.


Real power is good for you and good for the world. Learned power may level playing fields and shrinks gaps. Equality of all people is our #1 company priority:  May all beings remember their full magnificence + benevolent power.

 “Power is essential for all living things. The word power comes from the Latin posse, meaning “to be able.” No human being can exist for long without some sense of his significance. S/he must be able to feel this “I count for something” and be able to live-out that felt significance. 

It is the lack of this sense of significance, and the struggle for it, that underlies much violence. For violence has its breeding ground in impotence and apathy. The state of powerlessness…is the source of violence. Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness. Deeds of violence in our society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self-esteem, to defend their self-image, and to demonstrate that they, too, are significant.”

Rollo May | Power + Innocence

About the Founders & Lead Facilitators

Dan Messinger

Dan Messinger - Cream of the Crop Leaders' Executive Presence Coaching + Training Fortune magazine noted Dan Messinger’s ground-breaking training and diversity/inclusion contributions as one of only three factors that propelled Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants to achieve Fortune’s esteemed 100 Best Places to Work designation.

Formerly VP of Learning & Development for a $5 billion public company, Dan’s ground-breaking leadership and executive development initiatives paved the way for massive positive cultural change and company growth.  Dan has developed top leaders from organizations such as Facebook, Sheraton Hotels, Valspar, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and more. | LinkedIn

Sioux Messinger

Executive Presence Training, Executive Presence Coaching, Cream of the Crop Leaders, Business Coaching, Leadership CoachingSioux Messinger has coached and trained top leaders, and has over 20 years expertise designing and facilitating some of the world’s finest transformational leadership curriculum.

Sioux is Clinical Faculty in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco and offered clinical group facilitation at Stanford University.

Yet, what really sets Sioux apart is this: Her uncanny ability to see in you what you don’t yet see in yourself, her unequivocal conviction in the equality of all people – and her commitment to help all human beings remember their full magnificence and benevolent power. | LinkedIn

No question is ever too small. If we’re not the right service provider or the best business coach for you, we’ll point you in the right direction.

May all beings remember their full magnificence and benevolent power.