Powerful leaders exude professionalism, wisdom and thought leadership. They inspire confidence, put others at ease, and speak in a way that makes people want to listen and follow. In this workshop, Sara helps participants recognize and embody the attributes that define outstanding leaders and catapult them to greater performance and success. Using a dynamic combination of content, case studies and group discussions, she gives participants a clear roadmap to integrate these valuable characteristics and expand their capacity for leadership at a higher level.

Program Components

Program components include personal assessments and group discussions; real-life examples that demonstrate the power of next-level leadership competencies in a meaningful and memorable way; strategies to immediately incorporate these attributes for maximum impact, accelerating readiness to advance and lead.

Key Concepts

Specific competencies needed to elevate career success and achieve breakthrough performance include being:

• Innovative
• Resilient
• Strategic
• Influential
• Executive (executive presence)
• Insightful (thought leadership)

“Sara Canaday was a workshop speaker for our marketing rotation program at the annual Dell Global Connect Conference. This annual event provides focused development opportunities for 25 of our high-potential Dell employees from around the globe. Sara shared her leadership expertise during a two-day workshop that got top reviews from attendees and senior management. During her presentation, Sara guided the participants through a strategic process that helped them identify any gaps, bling spots, and development challenges that could prevent them from reaching their full potential as corporate leaders. Her sessions were highly interactive, engaging and effective. Based on the successful results, we’ve now engaged Sara to provide individual coaching sessions for these candidates to better prepare these high potentials for strategic leadership roles within our organization. Sara has proven herself as a valuable leader in this area, and she has definitely been an asset to our program.”
Sue Collard, Career Development Director, Global Marketing Talent & Capabilities, Dell