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The Cornell Club of New York

Honing Your Executive Presence


As a leader, whether you're working from home or in-person at the office, how you show up matters. Individuals who exude strong executive presence will gain access to more senior stakeholders and higher-impact opportunities. Cornell Club members are invited to join Robert Chen for an interactive, virtual discussion on Honing Your Executive Presence.

In this highly interactive session, Robert Chen, Exec-Comm Partner and Cornell alum, will help you identify the key attributes to executive presence and share practical tips to strengthen your presence and impact.

Questions will be addressed live during the session. You'll also have time to connect with other attendees during small-group exercises.

Thursday, January 7, 2021
6:00 pm ET

This is a complimentary session for Cornell alumni. Advance registration is required.

  • Robert Chen

    Robert Chen leverages his business, science, and cross-cultural background to help Fortune 500 business leaders and their teams communicate and lead more effectively. He works with top firms across industries ranging from financial services to management consulting to healthcare. Robert’s specialities include: executive presence, deepening client relationships, selling skills, and designing and delivering impactful presentations. He coaches professionals in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Internally, he leads Exec-Comm’s talent management and business development function. He also teaches communication skills at the Wharton School for their MBA program.

    Robert began his career as an equities trader with Centurion Securities before sharpening his international business and project management skills at a multinational manufacturing company in China. After returning to the United States, Robert pursued his passion for developing others as a corporate trainer at Healthfirst. He continues to help people reach their full potential through his book, articles, and courses at Embrace Possibility, a digital media site he founded.

    Robert has an MBA from Wharton and double majored in Chemistry and Economics from Cornell University. He is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Executive Coaching approach. Robert gives back to the Pan-Asian community by chairing a group of senior executives dedicated to increasing diversity in the C-suite. He enjoys immersing himself in different cultures and took an around-the-world trip spanning all seven continents before having kids. Now that he is settled in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Amy, and his two sons, Jake and Jonah, he spends much of his family time switching between being a member of the Avengers and Justice League.

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