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Increase Your Influence and Your Impact


Ching Valdezco and Jodie Stewart, Exec-Comm Learning Consultants, will lead an influencing skills workshop at the world’s biggest conference for women in tech.

Increase Your Influence and Your Impact

As you rise in your career, success flows less from your own technical achievements, and more from your ability to inspire and persuade others. As a leader, are you influencing as effectively as you could be? How do you get the best possible results and multiply your impact?

Learn to strengthen your influence, assess your style, and adapt to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Participant Benefits

  • Identify habits that detract from your influence, and learn how to correct those behaviors
  • Understand your Personal Communication Style and how it affects your interactions
  • Learn to flex your style to influence effectively no matter who you’re working with
  • Ching Valdezco

    Ching is an engaging speaker, dynamic trainer, and influential executive coach. She brings over 15 years of expertise in global leadership, negotiation, influencing, and presentation skills to her clients. Her background in tech helps her successfully train professionals at Intuit, Symantec, Microsoft, and other top technology companies. Ching also works with global law firms, financial services firms, consulting firms, and professionals across a wide range of industries. She coaches executives to help them increase their influence and impact.

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    Prior to joining Exec-Comm, Ching led global technology teams at both Hewlett-Packard and Procter & Gamble. At HP, she served as Director, Strategy and Planning. Ching understands how important it is for technology professionals to communicate their ideas clearly. She uses her experience in tech to teach engineering, product, and sales teams how to bring data to life and communicate confidently.

    After beginning her career in the Philippines, Ching worked in Singapore for six years, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She and her husband John love adventure travel: they’ve trekked in Nepal, jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, and followed elephant footsteps in South Africa. In 2016, she was honored to be named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

  • Jodie Stewart

    Jodie joined Exec-Comm in 2013 with over 20 years of experience in Learning & Professional Development. Her extensive background in training and client relations in technology and healthcare give her the capacity to understand business from many perspectives. Jodie brings real-world experience, and a strong understanding of competitive business markets to her clients and the classroom. She manages relationships for a diverse portfolio of clients. Throughout her career, Jodie has been well-known for her positive energy and premier client service.

    Prior to joining Exec-Comm, Jodie managed service and sales for First Choice Medical, a New Jersey based medical equipment distributor. She provided comprehensive product in-service equipment training and practice support for medical professionals as well as exemplary patient care.

    As a native New Yorker and a graduate of University of Southern California, Jodie is happy to have experienced living on both coasts of the United States. She is an intentional optimist with a zest for life. Whether she's enjoying time with her teenage kids, experiencing new cuisines, traveling the world, or diving into anything fresh and exciting, she embraces the opportunity to live, love, and learn.

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