Leading with Presence and Impact Programme

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It’s easy to think that some leaders just have “presence” or “charisma”. The truth is these leaders use certain techniques, which you will learn in this programme.

The four workshops

Customised Leadership Programme: Stage 1
Physical Presence

Project with energy

Posture, movement and projection

Fill the space with your presence and energy

Draw people’s attention

Customised Leadership Programme: Stage 2
Truly Connect

Being in the present

Deep listening

Read the dynamics in the room

Make a true connection


Customised Leadership Programme: Stage 3
From Reaction to Creation

Being a ‘Yes, and….’

Adaptive leadership


Spontaneity and freedom

Customised Leadership Programme: Stage 4
Expressive Leadership

Putting it all together

Expression and transparency

Tricks to being more charismatic

Body language, voice and presence

About the programme

The programme is made up of four workshops run over a period of two months. Three workshops are two hours in length and the last workshop runs for two and a half hours.  You will learn how to project your physical presence, create connections with others, adapt easily and effectively to changing situational dynamics and express yourself compellingly in voice and stature.

The programme is led by Maaike Christie-Beekman and Andrea Thompson.  Maaike is a voice, presentation and performance coach with qualifications in psychodrama. She has worked on presence and impact with individual leaders, teams and boards both in New Zealand and overseas.  Andrea Thompson is a Catapult Director and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most effective and engaging presenters.

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2020 Dates


Session 1

22 May 
9.30 – 11.30am
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington

Session 2

29 May  
9.30 – 11.30am
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington

Session 3

12 June
9.30 – 11.30am
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington

Session 4

26 June

9.30am – 12.00pm
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington

The cost for this workshop is $990 ex GST  for early bird registrations (before 22 March) and thereafter, $1,090 ex GST.

Optional three follow-up one-on-one coaching sessions with Maaike: $900. All costs are exclusive of GST.

Unleash your leadership presence.

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