WHY EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

Whether you’re a professional woman seeking a next-level promotion, greater financial rewards, or the visibility and influence you deserve, our corporate programs are designed for you.

To be a true leader, you need to have certain qualities which enable you to engage, align, inspire and motivate others to act.

While many women understand that executive presence is critical to propelling them to the top, they fail to fully reach their full potential because they get stuck on the ‘how’.

We provide the data and insights to:

  • Your hard work is being overlooked because you’re sending out conflicting messages, either verbally or non-verbally.
  • You default to the smaller game of ‘blending in’ or acting invisible at meetings, despite knowing you’re capable of adding great value to the conversation.
  • Your emotions get in the way of your decision-making and reactions, especially during a crisis.
  • You struggle to open doors, put your hand up for roles you know you can do, negotiate better pay, and have difficult conversations.
  • You’re not dressing in a way that makes you feel empowered or that says ‘I’m a woman who means business’.

OUR CORPORATE PROGRAMS

Our corporate programs will build leadership qualities across three areas; commercial demeanour, professional brand and executive style.

They are designed to elevate women’s executive presence to:

  • influence others
  • get buy-in
  • create a lasting change
  • mobilise above-and-beyond efforts
  • sustain purposeful action
  • drive business results
  • ensure values and behaviours are aligned

THE SECRET IS OUT: AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FINANCIAL SUCCESS.

Are you an aspiring or already successful female leader who’s ready to take things to the next level with our corporate programs?

1

TAKE CONTROL

Be authentically you while taking control of your action, appearance, voice and image. Impressions are based on people’s physical and emotional connection with you. They set the terms of all interactions.

2

UNDERSTAND

Uncover the values that drive your leadership wisdom. By understanding what ignites and excites you in your career and life, you’ll be guided to make the right choices.

3

LEARN

Learn to have a calm, self-possessed mind during challenges. Having confidence means you’ll be remembered for your ability, not your emotional state. You will be able to make bold decisions and act decisively.

4

INFLUENCE

Earn the trust of others by the way you carry yourself professionally. Explore the quality of your conversations with others, and the impact it’s having on your relationships.

5

MASTER

Master the art of articulating your own brand – your skills, talents, experience and credibility you have built over the years.

Working with Melissa has been inspirational, she is so engaging, professional, encouraging and is your biggest supporter! I respect that Melissa also tells it how it is, there is no “fluff”! Melissa has helped me to recognise through the Bates 360 Tool how I was being perceived and my opportunities to further develop my presence and ability to have influence with my team and clients. This was both confronting and so rewarding. I look forward to continuing to work with Melissa to grow and develop, both professionally and personally!

KATIE DEEKER – MANAGER / SERVCORP

You might have the qualifications to be considered for your dream job, but you won’t get far unless you signal that you’re ‘leadership material’ and that you have what it takes.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

MEET MELISSA LEWIS FOUNDER,
THE ASCENSION GROUP

Melissa Lewis, the founder of The Ascension Group, is Australia’s leading expert on ‘the power of a woman’s presence’. Her fascination began as a little girl when she spent many hours in her grandfather’s couture boutique learning exactly how style and personal image can elevate a woman’s confidence. Today, Melissa has continued that legacy of empowerment by enabling talented women to step into leadership roles by cultivating their Executive Presence.

WORK WITH US

Book a time to chat. We love to work with talented women to help them become even more successful!

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