What is executive presence, and can you help me find it?
Executive presence is defined by the Center for Talent Innovation as having three characteristics: Gravitas, communication, and appearance. Of these, gravitas is the
Core characteristic. Having gravitas means that you are taken seriously, that you are comfortable in your own skin, that you are committed, and that you demonstrate confidence in your point of view. With gravitas, you say what you mean and mean what you say, and all parts of your communication tell the same story. Executive Presence is something you develop through knowing who you are and what matters to you, speaking from your authentic self, and gaining experience through applying skills and discipline to your communication. We coach to guide people to find their unique, authentic voice, and in so doing they develop the confidence and centeredness of Executive Presence.