Cream of the Crop Leaders
What We Believe:
- Everyone deserves to look and feel powerful. Everyone.
- Your power is good for you, your colleagues, your employer, your friends, your family – and the world.
- Builds dynamic, innovative, forward-moving organizations
- Creates thought leaders
- Propels action and dispels victim-thinking
- Creates engaged leaders and can create profound workplace cultural shifts
- Helps leaders create buy-in with key decision-makers
The Executive Presence Training builds powerful, commanding, relational leaders. See what leaders say about this training.
History of our Power + Confidence Workshops, including The Executive Presence Training:
Almost 15 years ago – long before the term executive presence or the concepts of learned power were popular – our Founder, Sioux Messinger, created the first version of The Executive Presence Training and offered portions to her private corporate clients. Later, and in her role as Clinical Faculty in the School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco), Sioux Messinger offered a version of this course to her 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 shows that a person’s sense of power improves executive functioning, optimism, creativity, authenticity, the ability to self- regulate and performance in various domains. Acquiring power produces individuals to feel more optimistic, more goal-oriented, and more likely to take action. The Executive Presence Training has been Voted Top Leadership partner – Globally – by HR.com, is top-rated by participants, and is offered worldwide.
Learn more about Sioux, our key facilitator and transformational leadership expert.
Sioux Messinger has coached and trained leaders at some of our world’s top organizations – and for over 25 years is credited by many as having authored some of the world’s finest transformational leadership curriculum.
Sioux was Clinical Faculty in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, and offered clinical group facilitation at Stanford University and completed advanced group facilitation training at Michigan State University.
Self-described as a learning nerd, Sioux creates learning experiences that connect people to the truest part of themselves – and others.
Yet, what really sets Sioux apart is this: Her uncanny ability to see strengths 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
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Real power is good for you and good for the world.
Learned power can level playing fields and shrink gaps.
“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…Everyone has a need for some sense of significance.”
Rollo May | Power + Innocence
Co-Founders’ clients include leaders from the following organizations: