How to Build Your Leadership Presence

Practical tools to help you build your confidence and leadership credibility
Full day


In this highly practical course you will learn how to build on your own natural strengths to be more confident with your own team, colleagues and in public

The ability to gain the trust of others and speak with authority and authenticity is vital if you are to be an influential leader.

What you'll learn

How to:

  • What leadership presence is and why not all leaders have it
  • Use tips from actors to increase your physical presence and how to use your voice and body language to make people listen
  • use your positive self-beliefs to support you and how to address negative self -beliefs that can get in your way
  • Understand your leadership values and know how to convey them to others
  • How to connect with people and learn what will lead people to trust you
  • How to involve and inspire others- how to use story telling and illustration to bring people with you
  • take the lead in progressing discussions and meetings
  • How to put your views across in an authoritative and engaging way
  • How to deal assertively with conflict and withstand personal attacks
  • Next steps and action planning: Where do you go from here

Who is it for?

This course will suit anyone in a management or leadership position who:

  • Is moving into a more senior role and wants to raise their profile
  • Wants to get heard above their confident colleagues in senior meetings
  • Wants to increase their credibility with internal and external stakeholders
  • Suffers from ‘imposter syndrome’ and wants to feel like a true leader
  • Is in a senior leadership role but prefers to stay in the background

Your facilitator

Shona Ward
Shona Ward

Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987. She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities . Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.


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