Peak Career (SVP, EVP, C-Suite)

There is no greater demand on a senior leader than the ability to influence through communication. In these roles, the bar is raised, and the stakes are high. The audiences are more diverse, the formats keep evolving and the expectation is 24/7. Employees want clear vision, compelling strategies and a personal connection that gives their job relevance every day. It takes more than fundamentals; it takes the ability to transform from a competent communicator to a compelling one.

Executive Coaching: Compelling Presence

Leadership raises the bar on expectations of communication skills from pushing out information to pulling in people. Every leader can learn to feel confident and comfortable with their employee base, but great leaders learn how to make that employee base feel comfortable. SW&A helps leaders consider expectations, impact and results of personal style.

Executive Coaching: Message Development

Leaders have to be repetitive with messages in order to have an impact on groups, but often executive communication is built one presentation at a time. Consistency and visibility aren’t leveraged as they could be. We can set direction for an executive communication plan and create the storyline and message that helps a leader establish thought leadership, validate vision and strategies, and strengthen visibility across an industry.

Executive Coaching: Building Credibility with the Media

Success with the media is based on preparation. Although most leaders are prepped for interviews with content overviews, desired outcomes and some prepared messages, a leader still has to take time to think through the execution of those ideas. This program teaches the fundamentals of outlining key responses and answering questions effectively, and helps leaders deliver those responses with confidence and credibility.

Executive Coaching: Verbal Assessments

Leaders need to understand their strengths and challenges beyond self-perception which often identifies blind spots they may have with a specific group. Verbal assessments provide additional context by capturing impressions and assumptions about a leader. The anecdotal examples from the conversations help SW&A understand how a leader is perceived and the impact of their communication approach on different groups.