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  • Saw my co-workers in new and profound ways that forged a real connection.  Helped me examine myself, the kind of career I want to have, and the person I want to become in a way that I hadn’t before.

    Charlie S.
  • “In 40 years, The Executive Presence Training is one of the top two courses I ever took.”

    Jeffrey C. Executive & Business Coach
  • "Brilliant style of training. Unconventional and very, very effective. Didn’t lose interest for even one minute."

    Jesal T.
  • "One of the most fantastic learning experiences I have ever had. Simple and effective tools."

    Mahendra M.
  • Truly impactful and very inspirational. Dan and Sioux really bring it home and teach in a way I’ve never experienced.

    J. Bunch
  • "Executive Presence doesn’t even begin to cover what I learned in this course. The way I think, feel, and prepare have completed changed."

    Freddy V
  • "Transformative. The only leadership workshop I’ve ever found truly useful and profound in moving me to the next level of leadership."

    Kathy G.
  • This was an amazing growth experience – both professionally and personally.

    Tara B.
  •  “Cream of the Crop Leaders enabled me to be perceived as more believable.”

    Amit N. [Sales Leader]
  • I love the real-world use!  Great experience!

    Ben B.
  • I learned how it feels to stop being timid and step up to my own power. This will help me in all aspects of my life.

    R.H.
  •  “Lots of great material, well delivered, brought to a powerful crescendo.”

    Jeff S.
  • Amazing.  Transformational.  Revealing.  Enlightening.  Soulful.

    Julie W.
  • This experience changed me and how I show up in the best way possible. I received so much loving support from Sioux, Dan and my fellow leaders.

    Amy H.
  • "Simply exhilarating. Transformed who I am as a professional and as a person."

    Joseph N.
  • This was transformational for me, a person who [already] feels confident and well put together.

    Delilah C.
  • “Bravo!!!  Well worth my time. Sorry I didn’t know about the 3 day session.”

    Renee N.
  • "I can now take command of a room better than professionals with far more experience in my field."

    Kelly F.
  • I was skeptical coming into this training but after experiencing the difference and your sincere involvement, you have blown my expectations. I truly thank you for helping me on this journey.

    Nish G.
  • Thrilling and engaging, it was a great 2-day seminar/workshop...that I will gladly ride again and again. I learned so much about myself and even faced one of my biggest fears.  Bravo! 

    Alex Y.
  • I expected the learning. Making new friends was an amazing bonus. I hope to cross paths with Sioux and Dan often in the future.                 They are both generous and inspiring.

    Brandt K.
  • I cannot wait to put this into practice.

    Heather P.
  •  “I loved it!  Great opportunity.  Great experience.”

    Lisa Y.
  • “Amazing!  Great exercises.  No improvement possible.”

    Chris P.
  • A very powerful experience!  I am eager to put all of these things into practice.

    Amy D.
  • This program is going to be a game changer for my life.

    Jeeva N.
  • Amazing session. The best I have been to.

    Salahuddin K.
  • This is the best course I’ve ever taken.

    Preston B.
  • “Participating in Cream of the Crop Leaders was a Seminal Moment in my life!”

    David B.
  • I didn’t know I could grow so much in two days. I have a new outlook on work and a new outlook on building relationships with all of those in my life.

    Cheryl S.
  • Will have a lasting positive impact on my life.

    K.H.
  • "The training was done excellently. Excellent environment."

    Vivek G.
  • Coming into this session I was so nervous, but the way you build the material helps so much. I felt a serious breakthrough personally and I owe it to the both of you for the platform to do that.

    Jason L.
  • This course should be mandatory for anybody who wants to lead in any way.

    Matt
  • I have used the tools since the session and they work!

    Jeanine F.
  • Focuses on the best parts of a person and letting them shine.

    Dan P.
  • "This was a terrific workshop."

    David S.
  • “Great Program! I could go on and on about this program's impact on me!”

    Jon G.
  •  “Excellent and transformational.  Presence is hard to define - until you feel it.”

    Peg F.
  • This is the most beneficial class I have ever been in. Thank you!

    Mischele W.
  • I cannot believe how transformed I feel after only two days. Opportunities to learn and find my personal ‘power’ were amazing.  

    Angela M.
  • Powerful, engaging and personal. I found this training to be so much more than I expected.

    Therese S.
  • "Helped me to slow down, build professional credibility, and connect with others in a way that is more likely to build trust." - J.C.

    Jeffrey S.
  • It is the best training I have undergone thus far. Walking out more confident and more positive. Very effective techniques.

    Vishal K.
  • This was so valuable for me – I learned so much about myself that I can use in my personal and professional life.  You both had such a great manner about you and guided us so well.

    Charlotte H.
  •  “Amazing. The tools completely changed my outlook on life.”

    Tristan M.
  • Incredibly insightful and on point.

    John G.
  • An amazing experience.  I leave with a fresh inspiration of power and confidence. Thank you!

    Beth S.
  • Excellent!  Excellent!  Excellent!  This training definitely develops leaders.  An environment where people want to see you succeed.  An environment that allows you to recognize your nervousness and fear - then walk straight through them.

    T.K.
  • I came in questioning and I left with answers. I leave with power and the knowledge and skills to summon it.

    Jeff I.
  •  “The personalized coaching is amazing. The tools completely changed my outlook on life.”

    Tristan M.
  • So many nuggets of truth all came together into a beautiful song of power and peace.

    David K.
  • “Great Program!  I could go on and on about how positively I feel about this program and its impact on me. Thank you!”

    Jon G.
  • Your influence has had a profound impact on my whole life.  I’m so moved I can’t even write.

    M.K.
  • It was amazing!  I want others to experience this!  I learned a ton about myself.

    Stephen C.
  • I learned far more in this workshop than I have in any other I’ve participated in.  Dan + Sioux were wise and engaging…their experience is evident through their teaching.

    David D.
  • I broke through the wall that I built to protect myself and am now truly free to reach my potential. Thank you for being such wonderful guides.

    K.C.
  • I now own my power and can use it for good!

    Mary
  • I have learned more tools than I ever thought possible!  The abilities of the leaders to break things down step by step was second to none!

    Michele B.
  • This was an incredible experience and I got so much more out of this than I expected.

    Natasha C.
  • I really can’t put into words how I feel about the genesis you helped us realize. Amazing.

    B.K.
  • “This was an amazing experience...life changing.”

    Cindy W.
  • These tools are invaluable. THANK YOU!

    Lauren C.
  • “Extremely powerful. Created a paradigm shift within myself.”

    Nick C.
  • Very powerful and meaningful. The best leadership training I’ve experienced.

    Derek N.
  • This course is 100% meat, no fluff and all useful.

    Tom H.
  • Will help me overcome challenges I face as an introvert.

    Bruce R.
  • Excellent Transformational session. I have seen myself change over the course of two days.

    Sameer C.
  • “I cannot imagine a better program to help you grow in such a short time. Great work!!! 5 star.”

    Zohre
  • "I could see my team transforming before my eyes. It was absolutely a fantastic experience. It is incredible."

    Vijaya N.
  • "This was hands down the best workshop I have ever been to!"

    Leonard Y.
  • Life-changing. Accomplished what I’ve been trying to break through for 35 years.

    L.K.
  • “This was an amazing experience...life changing. What I learned will help me so much, professionally and personally.”

    Cindy W.

 See more testimonials from our Power + Confidence Workshop (The Executive Presence Training)

I don’t see your trainings in my area. How can I get a training in my area?

You can bring any of our trainings to your area in one of several ways:

Can I get your trainings and services delivered onsite?

Yes.  Every one of Cream of the Crop Leaders’ services can be tailored to the specific needs of your special group and delivered onsite at the location of your choice.  Visit these pages:

Is there an age requirement for Cream of the Crop Leaders’ Executive Presence Trainings?

Participants range from age 20 to Golden Seniors.

Younger participants (13 – 19 year olds) learn powerful tools to look and feel confident in our research-based Outstanding Youth: Confident & Unstoppable workshop.

What is the minimum and maximum number of participants for your trainings?

Maximums:

  • The Executive Presence (EP) Training and Outstanding Youth interactive confidence trainings are typically limited to 16 attendees, or less. We set this low maximum to ensure that each participant receives a high level of individual attention. Hosted trainings require a minimum of 9 participants.
  • Other Essential Services typically allow up to 24 participants (possible exception: Retreats – maximum number of participants depends on the type of retreat).
  • Interactive Executive Presence-Confidence Keynote | Adult – Women – Youth Versions | No maximum!  Everyone practices tools of the trade to look and feel powerful, confident and radiant, right from their seats. Group favorite.

Minimums:  For the Executive Presence Workshops, we recommend a minimum of 4 participants (for Hosted workshops the minimum is 9). Peer observation and support enriches the learning experience. Participants report that they learn so much by watching what others do well (and not so well) – and grow through receiving and giving supportive peer feedback. Prefer private individual coaching 

What is the difference between your 3-Day and 2-Day Power + Confidence (Executive Presence) trainings?
  • People love both and you’ll be happy with either.  Difference:
    • The 2-Day Executive Presence Workshops have one less video feedback opportunity and fewer solo exercises.
    • Also, segment lengths inevitably vary depending on the number of participants and the individual needs of each group.  Therefore, the 2-day training may or may not include all components listed on the 3-Day course outlines.
    • Share your vision with us and we’ll give you our recommendations. Most groups receive terrific results with our 2-Day trainings.  Contact us.
What is the difference between Onsite trainings, Public Executive Presence (EP) Workshops, and Host a Training?

The content of each training is identical.  The only difference is how the trainings come into being:  

  • The onsite Executive Presence Training or Outstanding Youth trainings are requested by pre-established groups such as companies, organizations, professional chapters and clubs. We deliver the training onsite solely for the requesting organization.
  • Host a Training in Your Area is any training brought to a particular metro area by request of a Host (anyone can be a Host). The Host receives a free seat (for themselves or a loved one) just by completing one task. In addition, the Host receives an Empowerment Partner plaque that reflects his/her role in creating empowerment for others. There is no obligation, and the Host can stop at any time. Learn more.
  • Public Executive Presence Workshops are seldom offered executive presence/confidence trainings held in areas predetermined by Cream of the Crop Leaders, and seat up to sixteen adults. Registration is by first fully paid-first reserved Learn more.
Is Executive Presence and Confidence only for leaders or those lacking in confidence?
  • Executive Presence (EP) and Learned Confidence (LC) are for everyone, including those with a fairly intact sense of self. This is because good self-esteem doesn’t necessarily translate into skills for communicating our gifts with others.  EP is the ability to radiate, without words, credibility, power and confidence.  Learned Confidence (LC) is the goal of our youth training, which is based on research that shows that learned confidence becomes authentic and has enormous implications for improving lives of youth. Both teach an extraordinary combination of inner peace and vitality and the related positive implications are vast.
  • Because The Executive Presence Training offers such profound improvement in personal morale and initiative, it’s also enormously beneficial to those who don’t work in a traditional organization (like artists or writers, job seekers, retirees, and dedicated stay-at-home parents). That said, there are particular business benefits that make The Executive Presence Training especially well-suited for organizations and employees of all industries, like boosting ROI, creating challenge-approach employees, increasing perseverance, improving organizational morale, and enhancing sales.
  • These skills are essential for a more peaceful world.
Do you offer SHRM, HRCI, Nursing CNEs or Other CEUs for your programs?

Yes, we sure do.  Please visit our SHRM, HRCI & CEUs page for information about continuing education units:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Cream of the Crop Leaders (COTC Inc.) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and Recertification Credits for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
  • Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI): The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved the Executive Presence Training and many other trainings/services for HR (General) credit.
  • Nurses and (State licensing board dependent) Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Social WorkersThe Executive Presence Training was approved for CNE credits by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.  Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.
What is your federal tax I.D. number?

Cream of the Crop Leaders’ (COTC Inc.) is a California Corporation. Federal Tax I.D. number is 35-2495030 (COTC Inc.)

Discounts for Onsite + Public Workshops

Sure do.

For our Public workshops (not always offered)

  • Do you believe in equality of all races, genders, religions, nationalities, sexual orientation, and equality of all categories?  We sure do, and that’s why we offer our biggest discount to people who support equality.  And, we offer many more discounts for our Public Workshops, including multiple employee, friend, and discounts for CEU groups.
  • Each employee from nonprofit agencies (NGOs) and official government organizations receive seat discounts worldwide.  Veterans also receive discounts off each public workshop seat.
  • Discount Codes for Public Workshops:  Please scroll to the bottom of the Public Executive Presence Workshop Page. 

For Onsite or Private Group workshops, we offer a 5% discount on the workshop fee (before expenses) for nonprofit (NGO), government or Veteran organizations.  Please ask.

Is it normal to be nervous?

It seems that almost everyone, from C-Suite leaders to line workers, arrive a bit nervous, especially to The Executive Presence Training. This nervousness will pass pretty quickly. We are fully committed to providing a safe and supportive atmosphere. We know that an accepting atmosphere allows for deep, meaningful and lasting learning.  Many of our services involve laughter and maybe a tear or two, both hallmarks of truly transformational trainings like ours.  If you have serious issues with anxiety, please contact us well in advance.

Attire: What should I wear to The Executive Presence Training?

There are no hard and fast rules here.  A very important executive presence tip, however, is to dress to where you want to go professionally.  For most of us, this means dressing one step more formally from our typical professional attire. To allow yourself the opportunity to get wardrobe feedback (during your individual coaching mini-session, or from your peers – just ask), it may be beneficial to pre-select your training clothing.  Ultimately, we want you to be comfortable, so find a solution that serves you best. Layers can be good to accommodate air conditioning and heating seatings.

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