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Palo Alto Lean In Circle

Leading with Executive Presence


Join Ching Valdezco at Palo Alto Lean In Circle on December 7, for a talk on Leading with Executive Presence. How do others see you? Are you the top candidate for that next big promotion or career opportunity? In this interactive discussion, learn how to stand out from the crowd and make a positive impression as an effective leader.

Leading with Executive Presence

You are an experienced leader, a rising star, or an expert in your field. Many leaders work hard and deliver results, yet are not top-of-mind for important promotions and high-stakes projects. Why does that happen? How can you strengthen your executive presence and go from good to great?

Sometimes, women struggle to be seen as highly competent yet likeable and relatable. How do you communicate confidently with sponsors who can open doors for you? As you rise in your career, success flows less from your individual technical skills, and more from your ability to communicate, inspire, and lead effectively.

During this interactive discussion, learn how to bring out your best self: understand how others perceive you, refine your professional presence, and communicate with confidence and credibility.

To help you with reinforcing your skills after the talk, you’ll also be able to purchase a copy of Exec-Comm’s new book, “Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond." (Wiley;2016)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30 to 9 pm
Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Lean In is an entirely volunteer-run organization; this event is open to the public and free of charge for registered attendees. To register, click here.

  • 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.

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