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Thu, Dec 01



WIL & Freshstarthub Present "Executive Presence"

How do you show up as a leader? Do you feel that you’re using your true, authentic voice, and are being heard?

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WIL & Freshstarthub Present "Executive Presence"
WIL & Freshstarthub Present "Executive Presence"

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PST


About the Event

WIL & Freshstarthub Present "Executive Presence" - Elevate your career with a executive career coach".

This is an incredible opportunity to listen to a panel discussion from three insightful leaders on the topic of Executive Presence.

How do you show up as a leader? Do you feel that you’re using your true, authentic voice, and are being heard?

Showing up as your unique self can be framed as one’s ability to tap into those things that matter most—our values, our strengths and weaknesses, our imprints, and inner sources of power. Being inclusive has become an important part to how professionals aspiring to the top are expected to lead in our current times. The way we communicate speaks volume about our ability to lead and influence.

During this panel discussion, Heather Stark, Founder & President of Stark Coaching, Cecilia Lui, Founder & Director of ILIA Connect and Samantha Paisley, a partner at PwC will share their insights on:

  • a framework to help identify your individual culture, and how to embrace your authentic voice to be heard and have impact.
  • the importance of the misalignment between our words and our actions and how that can easily discredit the executive presence we work hard to build.
  • the intercultural competence and the model of work that supports us on our journey in ensuring that we exude the inclusiveness we need to build trust and influence with those we lead.

So, why not join us for this virtual and interactive session at on Thursday Dec 1st. You will have great takeaways from this discussion. 

Optional $15 contribution for this event will be directed to Canadian Mental Health Association.

Speaker Bios

Heather Stark , Founder and President; Stark Coaching

Heather is the Founder and President of Stark Coaching. She is an experienced executive coach and organizational development consultant with a focus on leadership, communication, and culture. Heather works with executives to help them navigate transitions to move themselves and their organizations forward. She helps clients set a clear vision, develop strategies to deal with competing demands on time and energy, and prioritize what's important, so they successfully achieve their goals. She is an experienced facilitator of innovation and strategy workshops and helping leaders improve communication. She also speaks on ways that individuals can face pressure head on and use their authentic voice for impact and action.

Prior to establishing her coaching business, she was on the senior leadership team of a change management firm working with companies to enhance decision making, develop stronger leaders and foster inclusive cultures. Heather received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and is a Certified Professional Coach.

Cecilia Lui, Founder & Director; ILIA Connect

Cecilia Lui brings 30+ years of experience from Canada and the Asia Pacific working for multinationals across corporate administration, communications, business development and learning & development. Cecilia holds an MA in Communications from the California State University, is a Lumina Learning (UK) Practitioner for the self-team-leadership development psychometric and has credentials for Coaching, NLP, Career & Business Planning. Cecilia’s current work across consulting, coaching, training and teaching in Cross-cultural Communication, Inclusive Leadership, Intercultural Competence and Inclusion supports professionals and organizations on understanding, adapting and connecting across cultural differences for collaborations and professional success.

Cecilia teaches at the McMaster Univeristy for its Intercultural Competency Program, is an advisory council member of the Institute of Aging with the Canadian Institute for Health Research, a SDG Global Ambassador, a member of the National Association of Asian American Professionals Speaker Bureau, and co-founder of an award-winning Mentoring Program for professional women.

Samantha Paisley, Partner; PWC Canada

Samantha Paisley is a partner at PwC leading Capital Markets & Asset Management Consulting. She has experience in the Capital Markets & Asset Management sector across Toronto, New York and London; leading large scale transformation programs, G20 regulatory reforms, launching new client offerings, organizational design, and driving strategic technology enabled change for cost, control and client experience gains with leading G-SIBs and FIs.

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