Situation: Renee was a young associate for a marketing research company; it was her first job. She was smart but soft-spoken. Her boss felt that she was not coming across strongly enough to inspire confidence when presenting research during client presentations. Renee's manager frequently interrupted and dominated meetings, and wouldn't allow Renee to lead a meeting in her absence. Renee knew her facts, but she simply read her PowerPoint. Solution: I worked with Renee to create stronger presence through projecting her voice, connecting the dots and telling the story behind the numbers, and speaking with conviction. She also learned how to regain control of meetings when her manager took over.
Result: Today, Renee is leading the meetings and is receiving positive feedback from clients and she has been promoted.