Supercharge Your Executive Presence, with Carol Lempert

Episode 230

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Carol Lempert supercharges executive presence and careers with the performance secrets actors use to light up the screen. She is a sought-after leadership expert quoted in Forbes, Financial Post, National Post, The Reader’s Digest, and Thrive Global. Typically companies bring her in to help them fill their leadership pipelines. She teaches executives to tell better business stories, increase their executive presence, improve their personal brand and build more resilience. Carol’s clients include Google, Marriott, American Express, Travelers, and the Harvard Executive Education program (yes, THAT Harvard. Her Mom is too proud).

On this episode of Destination on the Left, Carol Lempert discusses how to better communicate and engage with others as part of a collaborative team. Carol shares her expertise as an actress with listeners and gives actionable tips and techniques on how to sound and look confident when pitching an idea and how to use high gain questions to make stronger connections and create better collaborations. We also do a live exercise that demonstrates how effective listening leads to a deeper understanding of what’s really important to others in your sphere.

What You Will Learn:

  • The performance secrets that Carol uses to supercharge executive presence
  • The four dimensions of executive presence
  • Carol’s insights as an actress, on communication, and how that supports effective teamwork and collaboration
  • How to effectively pitch ideas
  • The importance of asking open-ended questions to deepen understanding of a topic
  • How to break through roadblocks to positive collaboration

Essential Dimensions of Executive Presence

Many of us in the world of travel, tourism, and hospitality have experience with booking or promoting theatre and live performance. Still, we don’t often get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what we can learn from actors about collaboration. Carol Lempert guides us through the four dimensions of executive presence and how she works with business people to help them communicate and pitch their ideas, so audiences listen.

Collaborating Successfully

Carol shares her insights on effective communication skills and how they can impact both in-house teams and teams of collaborators across various organizations. Collaboration and communication are closely tethered and both are vital for creating and bringing a successful project to fruition. Carol explains why those leading cross-industry projects need to be open and transparent with expectations and have an awareness of how to break down any roadblocks by listening and communicating productively.

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