The Hidden Factor: Executive Presence

“Sally’s vast experience in helping senior leaders become better communicators pays off nicely in this insightful look at one of the least explored, but most powerful aspects of leadership. A great read!”
Steve Soltis, Director, Leadership Communications, The Coca-Cola Company

“It’s interesting and valuable to understand presence as one of the intangibles that differentiates someone as a leader. Presence is a professional advantage, but it also inspires confidence in executive decision-making and strategy. So presence is as much an organizational competence as it is a personal attribute. Within our organization, Sally has helped expand our thinking and provide practical strategies to give presence the focus it deserves.”
Kelly Regal, Executive Vice President, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

“Sally truly understands the potential for impact in communication, and she knows how to develop the skill in others. Her work with our team has helped with message development and delivery. She has great insight into how to combine content and presence to ensure the message gets heard and ‘has impact’.”
Doug Williams, President and CEO, iHealth Technologies

“Sally Williamson knows how to command a room – and a book. Throughout The Hidden Factor, she uncovers the mysteries of executive presence and offers proactive approaches to help leaders leverage it as a stepping stone to greatness. With this book, Williamson opens new doors. Don’t miss the opportunities that dance behind them.”
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine

“Executive Presence: Often ignored, never defined. Sally’s years of expert coaching have enabled her not only to accurately define executive presence but to show real-world ways to build it.”
Dan Tarantin, Former President & CEO, Direct General Corporation

“I have personally known Sally for many years. She has an excellent reputation for helping people with their executive presence, particularly with their communication skills. I will always be grateful for the excellent assistance she provided me early in my career.”
Mickey Brown, Executive Vice President, Customer Service Organization, Georgia Power Company

“Credibility at the executive level is 100% tied to believability. Through thoughtful coaching, Sally teaches how executive presence can be learned to significantly influence career mobility and key people. She has coached our leaders in executive-level conversations to increase their overall presence, the clarity of their messages and the confidence of the leadership team. Leaders from across the company who participate in Sally’s training provide impressive feedback saying, “Thank you, this was the best personal development I have experienced!”
CeCe Morken, Vice President & General Manager, Intuit Financial Solutions

“If your purpose is to influence others in a meaningful and authentic way, Sally Williamson’s book will provide invaluable insight. A timely book from an author who personifies Executive Presence.”
Jerone Jackson, Co-founder/Principal, The James Paul Group, Former CSO, Miller Heiman

“One of the great things about Sally is she doesn’t coach through a megaphone; rather she tailors her training so that it’s relevant and impactful and most importantly actionable for her clients.”
Lisa Agona, Chief Marketing Officer, Risk Solutions, LexisNexis

“As a trusted resource for our company’s development needs, Sally helps us to enhance our high potential team members’ attributes that add up to executive presence. She brings a successful roadmap that guides our development programs.”
Joe George, Group Vice President, Online Solutions, Manheim, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises

“Sally’s passion for executive presence has allowed her to build a superb track record in helping business leaders develop effective communication strategies and memorable business presentations. One cannot attend Sally’s workshop without walking away prepare to tackle bigger challenges. Sally is an inspiration and always entertaining. You owe it to yourself to read this book!”
Kent Gregoire, Founder & CEO, Responsibility Centered Leadership, Inc.

“Sally worked with members of my department and gave them great confidence and clarity in how they communicate. Her expertise is invaluable in getting professionals ready for their next opportunity.”
Carrie Kurlander, Vice President, Communications, Southern Company

“Sally does a great job capturing that certain something that turns ordinary people into extraordinary leaders. Some people are born with that potential power, but it’s also a skill that can be coached and developed. Sally helps you understand the charisma of leadership and the chemistry that creates that energy.”
Tim Sosbe, Editorial Director,

“No one does a better job of helping people develop executive presence than Sally Williamson. Her approach is the real deal – authentic, actionable, and spot-on.”
Carolyn (Lyn) Turknett, President, The Turknett Group

“I would recommend Sally to anyone. She has given great training and advice to leaders at all levels and I’ve seen and used Sally’s insights and directions to great benefit. From media training to public speaking to executive presence coaching, Sally knows how to take people to their next level.”
Shirley Powell, Executive Vice President, Communications, The Weather Channel Companies

“I respect Sally’s wisdom. Her coaching techniques are valuable for executive leadership skill development. She provides rich insight into the importance of executive presence and how it influences an executive’s potential and eventual success. She demonstrates that executive leadership growth requires the delivery of broad messages to influence constituent thinking in order to actively engage in delivering your vision.”
Bob Collins, Chief Administrative Officer, Zep Inc.