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Business research shows:
Power is good for you

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Harvard Business School business research demonstrated that just by practicing power body-language, participants “performed better and were more likely to be chosen for hire...Power causes individuals to feel more positive, in control, and to become more goal-oriented and likely to take action.” (Credit: Harvard Business School + Cuddy et al). See updates to this research below.  Our Executive Presence Training teaches power body language – and so much more.  See 5-Star Reviews.

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Wharton Business School researched a fascinating phenomenon: Why is it that individuals with the most talent are not always the most successful?  Wharton’s business research showed that it’s a person’s mindset to challenges that creates top performers. This challenge-approach mindset boosts productivity and perseverance. Our Executive Presence Training participants identify precisely where their own negative thinking takes root – and then learn to flip these dreary habits on a dime.  Creates unstoppable people.

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According to a Forbes report, confidence ranks highest on the list of skills companies think employees are missing most. Forbes also reports that confidence breeds success – and it can be taught. Our Executive Presence Training teaches tools to look and feel confident, commanding and powerful.  Participants then role play these tools with key stakeholders.  Sounds too good to be true?  See 5-Star Reviews.

More Business Research + Reports

Study: Improves sales by 35%
Wharton Business School
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Strong Sales Mindsets = Success
A study done at Wharton’s School of Business, widely considered to be one of the world’s best business schools, looked to determine the effects of applying learned optimism in business. After measuring the optimism levels of an sales force, it was determined that the optimistic sales people sold 35 percent more, and identified pessimists were two times more likely to quit in the first year than optimists. Our Executive Presence Training teaches these tools - and so much more.
Improves Buy-In
Harvard Business School
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Get Buy-In with your Key Stakeholders
Harvard Business School business research demonstrated that changing one’s nonverbal behavior can improve performance. After simply practicing high-power behaviors, subjects were more likely to be chosen for hire.
Therefore, these skills may improve your leaders' ability to gain buy-in with key stakeholders.
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Assertive Communication: Your body posture shows if you’re in charge

Assertive Communication: Body Postures represent Power

Assertive communication, like power body postures, often telegraph if you’re in charge – or should be. Consider this research:

Across species, body postures are often the primary representation of power. Nonverbal Behavior and the Vertical Dimension of Social Relations: A Meta-Analysis. Hall, Judith A.; Coats, Erik J.; LeBeau, Lavonia Smith – Psychological Bulletin, Vol 131(6), Nov 2005, 898-924. Read the actual study.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training teaches power, confidence and elements of learned optimism – and it’s for everyone, not just executives.  

 

What Is It?  Have you ever noticed how some people – without saying a word – radiate a calm, commanding authority that automatically generates respect and high-performance?  You’ve seen it before: when these people walk in a room, everyone sits up a bit straighter, brushes off excuses, and gets down to business. These commanding individuals have a way of being that commands respect, creates top performance, cements relationships with key stakeholders – and generates continued loyalty and new growth.  Our Executive Presence Training shows each participant how to radiate similar levels of power, confidence and warm credibility. This creates buy-in and builds solid relationships. Because the power we teach becomes REAL – the effect is not a stiff, manufactured leadership persona. Instead, each participant re-kindles his/her own latent power and develops his/her own unique version of relational executive power.  And because the learned power is based in authenticity, people respond favorably. The way that we teach executive presence works. Even experienced senior and C-Suite leaders benefit from this training.

Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  

No travel fees – Worldwide.

Be Confident: Sit Up

Be Confident: Sit Up

Be confident. Research shows that sitting up straight has real benefits, and might lead to better confidence including:

•        Easier to conjure up positive thoughts and memories¹

•        Gives you more confidence in your own thoughts³

And a sad, slumped walk posture decreases energy levels²

Sources for this Be Confident article:

1.      V. Wilson, E. Peper  (2004). The Effects of Upright and Slumped Postures on the Recall of Positive and Negative Thoughts. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Vol. 29, No. 3, Sept 2004.

2.      Peper, E. & Lin, I-M. (2012). Increase or decrease depression-How body postures influence your energy level. Biofeedback, 40 (3), 126-130.

3.      Petty, R. (2009), Body posture effects on self‐evaluation: A self‐validation approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 10/2009; 39(6):1053 – 1064.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will show you how to feel more confident – and it’s for everyone, not just executives.  

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Recent Be Confident Reviews:  

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 learned far more in this workshop than I have in any other I’ve participated in.

David D.

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

Beth S.

Unconventional and very, very effective. Brilliant style of training. 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.

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.

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.

Jason L.

I now own my power and can use it for good!

Mary

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.

Great sessions. Really challenged me to get out of myself and challenge myself.

Ryan M.

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

Delilah C.

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

Dan P.

 

Key to success: Your mindset

Key to Success

It doesn’t cost you a thing: your mindset.  Turns out it’s a key to success, productivity, perseverance and improved sales.

A study done at Wharton’s School of Business, widely considered to be one of the world’s best business schools, looked to determine the effects of applying learned optimism in business.  After measuring the optimism levels of an sales force, it was determined that the optimistic sales people sold 35 percent more, and identified pessimists were two times more likely to quit in the first year than optimists.

Schulman, Peter. Applying Learned Optimism to Increase Sales Productivity. Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, (Winter 1999), 31-37.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you power, confidence and mindsets which are key to success.  And it’s for everyone, not just executives.  

Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  No travel fees – Worldwide.

Transformative. The only leadership workshop I’ve ever found truly useful
in moving me to the next level of leadership.
Kathy G.
I could see my team transforming before my eyes. It was absolutely a fantastic experience. It is incredible.
Vijaya N.
This course was 100% meat, no fluff and all useful.
Tom H.
Amazing. Transformational. Revealing. Enlightening. Soulful.
Julie W.
I really can’t put into words how I feel about the genesis you helped us realize. Amazing.
B.K.
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.
Incredibly insightful and on point.
John G.
Your influence has had a profound impact on my whole life. I’m so moved I can’t even write.
M.K.
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.
It was amazing! I learned a ton about myself. I want others to experience this!
Stephen C.

How to succeed in life: Re-wire your brain

How to Succeed in Life

Want to know how to succeed in life?  Here’s what the experts say: Change your behaviors to re-wire your brain, for long-term benefits.

Here’s the research:

  • Exercises designed to change behavior actually change the brain and, most importantly, continue to change the quality of life.  ‘So, when we change our habitual negative behaviors and, instead, respond to situations with greater resiliency, our brains will create a new map for continuing these productive habits. This powerful effect of neuroplasticity has been documented by esteemed medical reporter Sharon Begley (Wall Street Journal, Newsweek) and UCLA psychiatrist Jeffrey Schwartz.
  • Reported by Tamar Chansky, an expert on explanatory styles, per Nicole Force, “Humor, Neuroplasticity and the Power to Change Your Mind”, PsychCentral.com

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will show you how to succeed in life.  Learn power, confidence and a healthy mindset. Best News: it’s easy and it’s for everyone, not just executives.  

  • Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  
  • No travel fees – Worldwide.

I loved the real-world use! Great experience!
Ben B.
I learned far more in this workshop than I have in any other I’ve participated in.
David D.
An amazing experience. I leave with a fresh inspiration of power and confidence. Thank you!
Beth S.
Unconventional and very, very effective. Brilliant style of training. 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.
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.
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! This training definitely develops leaders. Surrounded in 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.
This course should be mandatory for anybody who wants to lead in any way.
Matt
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.

How to speak with success: it can be taught
  • “Confidence is teachable…it’s not something anyone is born with…We have responsibility to foster the next generation by teaching them to:  Speak up and speak confidently; Walk into a room like you belong there...”  Confidence Breeds Success — And It Can Be Taught, Beth Monaghan, Forbes.com

Most of us don’t know how to speak with success. In fact, most of us believe that confidence is something you’re born with or develop only after years of hard-earned lessons.  But, guess what?  You can learn how to speak with success. It’s easy, fun and it affects everything. 

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you how to speak with success – and it’s for everyone, not just executives.  

  • Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  
  • No travel fees – Worldwide.

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 learned far more in this workshop than I have in any other I’ve participated in.

David D.

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

Beth S.

Unconventional and very, very effective. Brilliant style of training. 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.

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.

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.

Jason L.

I now own my power and can use it for good!

Mary

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.

Great sessions. Really challenged me to get out of myself and challenge myself.

Ryan M.

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A successful leader image is essential: How to Show Confidence

A Successful Leader Image: How to show confidence

A successful leader image is essential – and we can teach you how to show confidence.  Here’s part of an important study:

  • In order to portray ‘executive presence’, superiors must perceive you as having ‘gravitas’, excellent communication skills, a polished appearance – and these things can be learned.
  • This according to a study, Executive Presence:  The Missing Link Between Merit and Success, conducted by Sylvia Ann Hewlett of the Center for Talent and Innovation, and as reported by Forbes staff writer Jenna Goudreau in Do You Have Executive Presence?

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you how to show confidence – and this training is for everyone, not just executives.  

Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  

No travel fees – Worldwide.  We’ll teach you how to show confidence. 

Just a few of our Reviews:

  • “Simply exhilarating. Transformed who I am as a professional and as a person.” Joseph N.
  • “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.
  • “I could see my team transforming before my eyes. It is incredible.” Vijaya N.
  • “Transformative. The only leadership workshop I’ve ever found truly useful in moving me to the next level of leadership.” Kathy G.
  • “Life-changing. Accomplished what I’ve been trying to break through for 35 years.” 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.
  • “This course should be mandatory for anybody who wants to lead in anyway.”  Matt B
Success stories: Optimist mindset for long-term health

Success Stories:

Subjects who learned optimism were more likely to be in good health decades later.  In a 35-year longitudinal study, a habitual pessimistic explanatory style (the belief that bad events are caused by stable, global, and internal factors) is shown to be a risk factor for poor health.

Peterson, C., Seligman, M., & Vaillant, G. (n.d.). Pessimistic Explanatory Style Is A Risk Factor For Physical Illness: A Thirty-five-year Longitudinal Study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 23-27.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you power, confidence and a mindset that can support long-term health. It’s for everyone, not just executives.  

Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  

No travel fees – Worldwide.

Get respect: Anyone can learn to radiate a powerful executive presence

Get respect: It’s easy. Anyone can learn to radiate a powerful executive presence. Per a recent report:

Gravitas is at the core of what is needed to telegraph that you’ve got what it takes – and gravitas and executive presence can be learned.  This according to an interview: Sylvia Ann Hewlett on Welsh Roots, Class and Gravitas; BBC.com.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you how to get respect. Learn power, gravitas and confidence. Exhilarating. Best news: It’s for everyone, not just executives.  

Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  

What are you waiting for?  You bring yourself everywhere you go.

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Take back your life

Take back your life.  The research is clear:  

The challenge-approach skill of learned optimism enhances one’s quality of life across the lifespan with little cost and minimal side effects. Peterson, C., Park, N., & Kim, E. (n.d.). Can optimism decrease the risk of illness and disease among the elderly? Aging Health, 5-8.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you power, confidence and a healthy mindset – and it’s for everyone, not just executives.  Ready to take back your life?

Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  

No travel fees – Worldwide.

Just a few of our Reviews:

  • “Simply exhilarating. Transformed who I am as a professional and as a person.” Joseph N.
  • “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.
  • “I could see my team transforming before my eyes. It is incredible.” Vijaya N.
  • “Transformative. The only leadership workshop I’ve ever found truly useful in moving me to the next level of leadership.” Kathy G.
  • “Life-changing. Accomplished what I’ve been trying to break through for 35 years.” 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.
  • “This course should be mandatory for anybody who wants to lead in anyway.”  Matt B
Optimistic ‘mind power’ is good for your health

Optimistic mind power is good for your body and health and mind. Related research:

  • Optimists have less illness, and recover more quickly than pessimists. Depression lowers the functioning of the immune system, while studies of optimism suggest that it influences good health outcomes.
  • Allen-West, C. (2010). Optimism Boosts the Immune System. Association for Psychological Science.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training will teach you power, confidence and the ‘mind power mindsets’ used by top performers. It’s for everyone, not just executives.  

  • Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  
  • No travel fees – Worldwide.

Recent Testimonials:

Very powerful and meaningful. The best leadership training I’ve experienced.
Derek N.
Invaluable tools. THANK YOU!
Lauren C.
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.
A game changer for my life.
Jeeva N.
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.
Jason L.
Thrilling and engaging, it was a great 2-day workshop. I learned so much about myself. Bravo!
Alex Y.
The most beneficial class I have ever been in. Thank you!
Mischele W.
This was an amazing growth experience – both professionally and personally.
Tara B.
This is the best course I’ve ever taken.
Preston B.
I was skeptical coming into this training but you have blown my expectations. I truly thank you for helping me on this journey.
Nish G.
This was transformational for me, a person who [already] feels confident and well put together.
Delilah C.
Focuses on the best parts of a person and letting them shine.
Dan P.
I came in questioning and I left with answers. I leave with power and the knowledge and skills to summon it.
Jeff I.
Amazing session. The best I have been to so far.
Salahuddin K.
So many nuggets of truth all came together into a beautiful song of power and peace.
David K.

 

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Learned Optimism is Serious Science: How to feel more confident

Learned Optimism is Seriously Good for You:  How to feel more confident

Many of us want to know how to feel more confident. Did you know that learned optimism is far from pie-in-the-sky thinking, and has big ties to confidence? Extensively researched, learned optimism is associated with many benefits, including improved mood, lowered anxiety and reduced depression. Here’s just some of the research on optimism:

  • The challenge-approach habit of optimism is associated with greater perceived social support and more frequent, higher-quality social interactions.  Even more, these habits lead people to exercise more, eat a healthier diet and refrain from smoking.
  • Uchino, B. (2009).  Understanding the Links Between Social Support and Physical Health: A Life-Span Perspective with Emphasis on the Separability of Perceived and Received Support. Perspectives on Psychological Science May 2009 vol. 4 no. 3 236-255.

Our top-rated Executive Presence Training teaches how to feel more confident, tools to look and feel powerful, and proactive mental habits that can powerfully boost success. The best news? It’s for everyone, not just executives.  

  • Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  No travel fees – Worldwide.

How to feel more confident: What is the confidence workshop like?

Have you ever noticed how some people – without saying a word – radiate a calm, commanding authority that automatically generates respect and high-performance?  You’ve seen it before: when these people walk in a room, everyone sits up a bit straighter, brushes off excuses, and gets down to business. These commanding individuals have a way of being that commands respect, creates top performance, cements relationships with key stakeholders – and generates continued loyalty and new growth.  Our Executive Presence Training shows each participant how to radiate similar levels of power, confidence and warm credibility. This creates buy-in and builds solid relationships. Because the power we teach becomes REAL – the effect is not a stiff, manufactured leadership persona. Instead, each participant re-kindles his/her own latent power and develops his/her own unique version of relational executive power.  And because the learned power is based in authenticity, people respond favorably. The way that we teach executive presence works. Even experienced senior and C-Suite leaders benefit from this training.

 

Learned power has real world benefits: self confidence workshop

Learn Power: It’s Good for You

Just by learning power (like through a self confidence workshop) confidence can become real and have real-world benefits. Here’s the research:

  • The embodiment of power postures extends beyond mere thinking and feeling to real physiological changes and subsequent behavioral choices. A person can…embody power and instantly become more powerful, resulting in real-world, actionable implications.
  • Carney, D. R., A. J. C. Cuddy, and A. J. Yap. Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance; Psychological Science, 2010 October.
  • Note: Practicing physical power postures are a part of our top-rated self-confidence workshop – yet our participants report immense increases in felt confidence and power as a result of all of our tools, collectively. One of the co-authors of the above study has shared new data. Learn about these varying opinions, and follow the interesting conversations to come.

Our top-rated self confidence workshop, the Executive Presence Training, teaches power and self confidence.

  • It’s for everyone, not just executives.  
  • Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.

Powerful, engaging and personal. So much more than I expected.
Therese S.
Excellent Transformational session. I have seen myself change over the course of two days.
Sameer C.
It is the best training I have undergone thus far. Walking out more confident and more positive. Very effective techniques.
Vishal K.
The training was done excellently with lots of emphasis on personal development. Excellent environment.
Vivek G.
It’s incredible to see the core of people for the first time.
Dan P.
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 I hadn’t before.
Charlie S.
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.
Will help me overcome challenges I face as an introvert.
Bruce R.
Truly impactful and very inspirational.
Dan and Sioux really bring it home and teach in a way I’ve never experienced.
J. Bunch
This was an incredible experience and I got so much more out of this than I expected.
Natasha C.
A very powerful experience! I am eager to put all of these things into practice.
Amy D.
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.

 

 

Get what you want: Power postures increases your chances of advancement

Ready to get what you want?

  • Harvard Business School social researcher Amy Cuddy et al demonstrated that power postures and changing one’s nonverbal behavior can improve performance.  After simply practicing high-power behaviors, subjects were more likely to be chosen for hire [and this could imply that you’re more likely to be chosen in other desirable high-stake situations].
  • Cuddy, Amy J.C., Caroline A. Wilmuth, and Dana R. Carney. “The Benefit of Power Posing Before a High-Stakes Social Evaluation.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 13-027, September 2012

Get what you want: Our top-rated Executive Presence Training teaches you how to get what you want. Learned power and confidence is for everyone – not just executives.  

  • Voted Top Leadership Partner – Globally – by HR.com. See 5-star reviews.  No travel fees – Worldwide.
  • Note: Practicing physical power postures is only a part of our top-rated Executive Presence Training – our participants report immense increases in felt confidence and power as a result of all of our tools, collectively. One of the co-authors of the above study has shared new data. Learn about these varying opinions, and follow the interesting conversations to come.

Recent Reviews:

Simply exhilarating. Transformed who I am as a professional and as a person.
Joseph N.
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.
Life-changing. Accomplished what I’ve been trying to break through for 35 years.
L.K.
Transformative. The only leadership workshop I’ve ever found truly useful in moving me to the next level of leadership.
Kathy G.
I could see my team transforming before my eyes. It was absolutely a fantastic experience. It is incredible.
Vijaya N.
This course was 100% meat, no fluff and all useful.
Tom H.
Amazing. Transformational. Revealing. Enlightening. Soulful.
Julie W.

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