The Power of Presence

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Kristi Hedges Often the difference between an okay career and a spectacular one is whether or not you have “presence”–that seemingly innate ability to command attention and inspire commitment. But what is this secret quality? Executive and CEO coach Kristi Hedges demystifies this elusive trait, revealing that leadership presence is the intersection of outward influencing skills and internal mental conditioning. In this CareerCast, Kristi shares little-understood, but potentially game-changing tools to help leverage the power of presence in your career and life.

Aired March 17, 2017

Kristi Hedges is a senior leadership coach with a specialty in executive communications, and the author of The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others and The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day, Her workshops and coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams in organizations from the Fortune 10, to the U.S. government to nonprofits. She runs her own coaching practice, The Hedges Company, and is a founding partner in the leadership development firm, Element North.

Kristi writes about leadership for Forbes and is regularly featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Entrepreneur, BBC, Chief Learning Officer and CNBC. Kristi holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. from Purdue University in communications. She is an ICF-certified leadership coach and is credentialed through Georgetown University. She’s a teaching faculty member of the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership.

She can be found @kristihedges or at her Communicate Leadership blog at

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