Is your voice holding you back?
Have others at work said you need to work on your confidence or ability to command a room?
Is it tough to persuade or read your colleagues?
Voice is a key lever of Executive Presence and the initial avenue through which Melanie began helping clients reach newfound heights. You may choose to focus upon voice in your coaching journey, or explore it as part of greater executive presence work.
Your voice or the sounds your body creates are one of the key methods of expressing ourselves and connecting to others. The voice is like a fingerprint, unique to each individual and a part of our identity. Unless you’re a singer or perhaps an actor, you have not been taught how to manage your voice to better serve you; in fact, your voice is in control.
Through mental, emotional, and physical tools, you will learn how to a) characterize your current state voice, and manage your voice for your specific need and audience. For many, this means increasing authority, warmth, projection, and melodic capabilities.
Appearance is a key lever of Executive Presence, and Melanie started her career in the fashion world, working in the fashion closet of a major magazine to running global supply chains for iconic American designers. You may choose to focus upon appearance in your coaching journey, or explore it as part of greater executive presence work.
Cultural norms, bias, and style in our appearance will always affect how others perceive us. Perception is reality. Remember that we’re all born naked, so everything you wear is a costume. You can make key decisions about who you want to be and articulate that presence through your appearance.
Through fashion industry know-how and color & fabric expertise, Melanie will walk you through curating your signature style, including wardrobe, accessories, hair, and makeup. This is also highly relevant for those who are interviewing, planning to speak at a major event, or presenting to key stakeholders for the first time.
Presentations and Interviews can be key moments in not only developing your executive presence, but also in succeeding in your career. You may choose to focus upon presentation or interview preparation in your coaching journey, or explore it as a part of greater work.
Nailing a major presentation at your company’s town hall, or impressing the VP at your next interview can be the difference between a promotion, an offer, or even the amount of compensation you’re offered. One new promotion or job has an exponential growth effect on your career and salary tomorrow, and therefore it is critical to invest in your success today.
Melanie can tailor your work to your specific presentations and whether it includes written components or decks. Your interview preparation can also be tailored to your industry, job function, company, and resume.