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The essence of extraordinary leadership is influence, not authority.

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If you are a Senior Corporate Leader at the threshold of a CXO level working in an MNC and looking to step up your Executive Presence, you are at the right place.

As an Executive Presence Coach, my passion and purpose are to support leaders become fulfilled and successful. I support them to reach CXO poistions by enabling them to boost their Executive Presence.

The following three things are common in my clients:

  • An intense desire to take up challenging roles and assignments
  • Growth Mindset and Willingness to stretch outside the comfort zone to learn and grow
  • Passion to step up their Executive Presence and create a lasting impact in their industry

Over the last two decades and for more than 3,000 hours, as an Executive Coach, I have coached hundreds of Business Leaders holding a wide array of roles like CEOs, Country Heads, and various CXOs across premier and global business organizations.

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7 Step Master Frame Work to Boost up Your Executive Presence

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Step 1: Know Your Presence

This is the step of generating self-awareness. Like the saying goes, “Start from where you are and not where you want to be”, Its highly important to become aware of what is the impact that you are currently creating.

Step 2: Nurture Your Charisma

At this step you learn how is your charisma and what changes can you bring in to nurture various aspects of charisma such as power, warmth and focus.

Step 3: Master Your Public Speaking

At this step, you learn to have a powerful stage presence and how you can master the stage and influence people in one to many format

Step 4: Articulate Your Life Purpose

When you are clear with your “why”, the energy is different as you are driven with a purpose and there is an automatic shift in executive presence

Step 5: Be a Master Influencer

Effective Communication is not how well you articulate or how fluently you speak. It’s all about getting the desired response from your audience. At this step we transition in to a master influencer.

Step 6: Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

At this step you will discover your emptions and how best to manage them for creating a great impact on your ecosystem

Step 7: Cultivate Heart leadership

This step is about your people connect and how well you can nurture strong and meaningful relationships by developing heart centred leadership

Coaching Process

Period 6 Months
# Sessions - 8 to 12
Duration - 90 minutes each
One on -One
One on One
Completely Confidential as per ICF code of ethics

My Clients Work For

Client’s Organization
  • HSBC
  • Microsoft
  • Accenture
  • JP Morgan
  • Clear Trip
  • Ernst & Young
  • Motilal Oswal
  • Addeco
  • KPMG
  • Actuant
  • Deutsche Bank
  • SAP
  • JGH Ltd
  • Care Hospitals
  • Grant Thornton
  • Cisco
  • Flipkart
  • Wipro
  • Optive Securities
  • Voisin Bioscience
Client’s Role
  • Country Head
  • Director
  • Director-Customer Experience
  • Senior Vice President
  • Country Director
  • Head of Lending Operations - India
  • VP HR
  • Senior Architect
  • CFO
  • IT Director, APAC & ME VP
  • Vice President
  • Principal (Senior Data Scientist)
  • Partner
  • Global Engagement Manager,VP
  • Regional Head
  • Cloud Architect

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Senior Corporate Leaders: The Board Room is Awaiting you

Most senior leaders constantly pursue to keep moving on the growth path and reach the CXO positions in their desired industry/organization.
Deep within, if you desire to do something remarkable in your career, leave a legacy of great work, and be a part of the CXO team in the board room, you might consider working with an Executive Coach.

Why do few leaders not reach the Board Room?

Over two decades of experience working with hundreds of senior leaders, I have discovered that few leaders do not reach the CXO level despite being extremely competent at work.

Here are a few reasons:

  • Good in Technical skills and domain expertise but not good with softer skills
  • Too blunt in their communication. They need to polish their communication skills.
  • Uncomfortable in Networking with senior stakeholders
  • Not able to invest time in capability enhancement of their teams. They need to work on coaching, mentoring, and people development.
  • Not comfortable effectively showcasing their work
  • They are burnt out due to a lack of time to invest in their self-development.
  • Unable to say “No” to demanding stakeholders
  • Extremely Aggressive or overtly Submissive in communication style.
  • Lack of good public speaking skills.
  • Loose composure during stressful situations
  • Lack of confidence to handle challenging situations.
  • Lack of Charisma
  • Lack of Business acumen
  • Lack of strategic Thinking
  • Good in Execution by not-so-good in Innovation Mindset

Most of the time, my clients need to work on the above points ( any one or more of them) to move to the next level. Broadly in my observation, leaders moving from mid/senior management to the CXO level need to focus on nurturing themselves in the following four distinct qualifiers to be a successful CXO.

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Business Acumen
  • Innovation mindset
  • A powerful Executive Presence.

High-potential senior leaders being groomed to be in the board room must repeatedly exhibit the above four qualifiers par excellence daily.

Most of my clients are already excellent in the first three qualifiers, which is why they have experienced early success in their careers. But they hit the ceiling in their career at some stage due to lack of a powerful Executive Presence. And that’s where Executive Presence Coaching with the best Executive Coach plays a key differentiator.

What is Executive Presence?

Executive Presence is the impact which a leader creates on her ecosystems on Rediscovering Her Innate greatness within.- Kshitij Sharma This definition has two components in it
  • Ability to Impact the Ecosystem
  • On Rediscovering Greatness within.
A leader with a powerful Executive Presence can massively impact their Ecosystem. By Ecosystem, I mean the immediate environment around the leader, which includes : – Team members (Direct reports) – Peers – Line Manager(s) – Customers (Internal and External) – Vendors – Other Senior Stakeholders ( CXO team) – Environment – Family – Friends

A leader with a powerful Executive Presence creates a very positive impact on their immediate Ecosystem. As an outcome, they can inspire trust, build confidence, influence, and inspire others around them. It creates an environment of trust and confidence around them. It could happen when they have a powerful Executive Presence. A powerful Executive Presence has

Eight Elements of a Powerful Executive Presence

Having worked with hundreds of senior leaders over two decades, I have discovered that leaders with a powerful Executive Presence display the following traits.


– Speak in a language that others understand and relate with

– Ability to influence others

– Succinct

– Clarity of thought


– Magnetic persona and aura

– Remains the center of attraction in events and town halls.

– Have a huge following

– A good mix of warmth, power, and focus.  

– Networks with ease



– Knows her subject matter /domain knowledge well

– Push back with ease (Assertive in the communication )

– Generate confidence in stakeholders.

Collaborative mindset: 

– Thinks win-win

– Great clarity of the bigger picture

– Works with others as one team


– Clear about her strengths and developmental opportunities

– Clear about innate talent

– Clear about her passion

– Clear about her purpose

– Clear about her derailers



– Manages to stay composed under high-stress situations

– Never loses cool

– Inspire trust in others


– Strong bond with immediate team

– Ability to build long-term sustainable trust-based relationships

– Mastery in empathizing

– Heart-Centered Leader


– Always stand up for what she considers Right.

– Value-driven

– Can take tough stands

– Powerful Gravitas

Most aspiring CXOs in India consciously nurture the above traits to hone their Executive Presence. They look for the best Executive coach in India who can understand where they are and help them reach their cherished goal of being in a Board Room. Best Executive Coach in India ensures that their client acquires the proper awareness about their strengths and areas of improvement. Executive Coaching is a process where the senior leaders work with their Executive coach for six months to help them rediscover their innate greatness. The CXO Coach/Executive Coach helps the senior leaders by acting as a sounding board, asking powerful questions, and helping them with strategies. As an Executive Coach, I support my clients in rediscovering their greatness through focused Executive Coaching.

What do we mean by Rediscovering Greatness Within?

Each individual has an element of greatness within them. Until they are operating from a lower state of being, they are far away from that greatness. As an outcome, they are in a state of self-doubt and end up self-sabotaging their efforts. It leads to a very mild Executive Presence.

Rediscovering greatness means

getting in touch with your Purpose/ your “why.” – identifying your passion. – identifying your innate talent. – recognizing your strengths. – finding a mechanism to stay in a higher state of being. When a leader rediscovers her greatness, her Executive Presence shoots to its peak, and she comes across as a mighty leader ready to become a CXO in the Board Room.