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Building Executive Presence

Outer Confidence powered by Inner Presence.

Starts on 2nd March 2022. Registration opens now!! 

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I remember a time when a gentleman reached out to me for executive coaching and stated his problem as follows.  He said, “I have got feedback that I lack executive presence and I don't understand what that means”

Executive Presence is a mystical phrase as far as corporate lingo goes, but it is also catching on and spreading like wildfire. It is understood in different ways by different people.  Its real meaning is open to interpretation. However,  it would be reasonable to say that Executive Presence is about the impact that a leader generates and the attention he or she commands by virtue of their sheer presence. You know it when you see it.

It has a lot to do with confidence.  Outer Confidence powered by Inner Presence.  Leaders may or may not be born with it. They can cultivate it for sure.

I do see the lack of executive presence as one of the key reasons why able leaders stagnate in their careers. They are meeting KPIs, but they are not growing in the organizational hierarchy. Many-a-time, they don’t have a clue why they are stuck. They are left wondering. But, on deeper exploration, it does come down to some or the other trait of Executive Presence that is found missing in the leader.

This program is for you if you are: 

  •  A Freshly appointed CXO or HOD

  • A Senior leader with over 15 years of post MBA experience

  • A Senior Leader in a client-facing role

  • A Senior Professional who wants to grow to the next level 

  • A Leader who wants to enhance your overall confidence

Building Executive Presence

This is for you if you would like to :

  • Build confidence to say what you want to say.

  • Learn how to structure your content in a clear, concise & crisp manner.

  • Impress & influence your stakeholders with your improved delivery in business gatherings/meetings.

  • Receive individualized video-based feed-forward to become even more impactful as a communicator.

  • Tap into your courage in order to have difficult conversations effectively.

  • Discover your strengths that make you a rockstar and unearth hidden beliefs that block your leadership effectiveness & confidence.

  • Learn unblocking techniques that enable you to overcome inner barriers.

  • Ultimately befriend your inner self & become more stable & calm through mindfulness practices.

  • Focus on your "being" as a leader and step into your power, "doing" will follow.

This program will do the following :

  • Build your Outer Confidence & Inner Presence to get ready for next level of leadership.

  • Get you unstuck, if you are currently feeling stuck with some limiting beliefs.

  • Up your influence in key stakeholder relationships.

  • Enhance your communication impact through powerful presentations & storytelling.

  • Explore your Strengths & Cultivate Gravitas.

  • Embrace your unique leadership style.

As you can guess by now, this is going to be application based. Think of it as an intensive, where you have the opportunity to reflect, express,  learn, apply at a deeper level than usual. You would need to commit time and take promised actions. 

Executive Presence cannot be faked. It is not a mask you can don. People see through fakes and it dilutes a leader’s personal brand like nothing else. So we are going to cultivate Presence. We are going to unhinge and question some rules. We are going to push our boundaries. We are going to develop new skills. We are going to work on the Inner Core. We are going to emerge more confident!

Are you ready?


Suren (name changed ) was a CXO of a manufacturing company. He was part of the leadership team and one of his jobs was to steer the monthly meeting of the leadership team.


Challenge: This monthly meeting never stayed on agenda. His peers would meander and his boss would get into micro-details. He was frustrated.

Stakeholder feedback was that he needed to be more assertive and build his executive presence.


Discovery: As we discussed the challenge, it became clear that Suren's value of humility was coming in the way of his assertiveness. He held back from interrupting as he did not want to appear rude or arrogant. This was a revelation to him!!

Action: With this understanding, Suren recognized that it is indeed possible to be direct and humble at the same time. He took initiative to align the stakeholders prior to the next meeting and was able to get a better output.

Result: He saw an increase in his ability to influence and was able to get many decisions implemented through his new-found assertiveness.

This is just one example of how some of our limiting beliefs can hold us captive as a leader. Are you aware of yours?


  1. Overview of Executive Presence 

  2. Cultivating Gravitas – X Factor

  3. Overcoming Limiting Beliefs & the Inner Critic that Impact Confidence

  4. Exploring Strengths

  5. Cultivating Presence through Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness

  6. Having Difficult Conversations

  7. Making Powerful Presentations

  8. Storytelling for Impact & Influence

  9. Building your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

  10. Action Planning for the future


Application & Eligibility : 

Professionals can apply for the program by filling out the form in the link below . Eligibility for the program is based on total work experience, current job profile and your  application form.  Only individuals who meet the eligibility criteria will be requested to complete the registration formalities.  This is a program with limited seats,  to ensure that each person gets individual attention.

Program Logistics :

  • Midweek Zoom Sessions for 2 hours every Wednesday evening

  • Minimum 10 sessions..could extend up to 12 depending on the group’s need

  • Only 10 - 12 people in a batch 

  • Whatsapp group for mid-week stretch exercises & continuous learning

Investment : 

  • Early Bird Registrations till 19th Feb, 2022 - INR 42,400 (inclusive of taxes) per participant.

  • Group Registration of 3 or more till 19th Feb, 2022 - INR 40,040 (inclusive of taxes) per participant.

  • Registration post 19th Feb, 2022 - INR 48,300 (inclusive of taxes) per participant.

  • To initiate the registration process, click on the link below

The above fee is inclusive of Strengthscope TM 360 online assessment. 


Ritu Tanwar

Deputy Director- Corporate Communication

I was privileged to get trained by Yoshita as part of an initiative by my organization to develop potential leaders. I say 'privileged' because when you are starting on a self-awareness and development journey, you need a trainer who is invested in you not just in terms of time and energy but emotionally as well. Yoshita is a fantastic trainer and a coach but what makes her remarkable is that she could help each  participant in a very personalized way. To lead and train a group that is diverse in roles and have different definitions of growth, is both an art and a skill. 


Navneet Damani

HR Professional  - ITC Limited

I have had the opportunity of being associated with Yoshita for a number of programs and I have benefitted a lot. Yoshita brings in unique blend of her subject matter knowledge and her own corporate experience along with her compassionate approach where she demonstrates genuine interest and care in growth of individuals and this truly makes her interventions quite impactful. She has excellent command over her subjects and brings in relevant tools and techniques which make the session meaningful, engaging and practical. I have found her interventions quite meaningful and they have made a positive impact on me. A thorough professional who brings in the human touch.

Program Director: 


Yoshita Swarup Sharma

Founder & CEO - A Brighter Life | ICF Certified Executive Coach  | Leadership facilitator | NLP Practitioner| Inner Transformation Specialist

Yoshita Swarup Sharma, CEO- A Brighter Life, is an internationally certified executive coach (PCC) with 23 years of overall experience. For the last ten years, she has coached several senior leaders and CXOs across all sectors of the industry. Recently she was awarded as one of the most influential coaching leaders of India by the World HRD Congress. She's a leadership facilitator, advanced NLP Practitioner and a specialist on personal transformation. 

Themes that she has worked on include stakeholder management, building executive presence, developing people, becoming an inspiring communicator. She frequently conducts leadership workshops and has worked with marquee clients like Eruditus, Adidas, Deloitte, HDFC Bank, ITC and many more. 

Previously, she has worked as a Marketing professional in corporates like Coca-Cola, Dabur and Ranbaxy in brand management roles handling brands like Volini , Gulabari, Hajmola etc and doing P&L management. 

She's also an avid Kathak student and co-founder of Subah, A Covid Widow support group.

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