Global Image Group

Executive Impact Program

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Image Consultant Michelle T. Sterling, AICI and Communications Coach LeeAundra Temescu present Executive Impact, a workshop designed to address the image and communication concerns and needs of forward-thinking business professionals and executives – positioning them to develop the true meaning of executive presence and gain the competitive edge.

In a technologically sophisticated, performance driven and bottom line oriented society, success in business today also depends on the mastery of "soft skills." How you present yourself and the substance of your communication speaks volumes about your credibility. In response to this need Global Image Group and The Contrary Public Speaker have formed a strategic alliance to help business professionals develop the true meaning of executive presence through their Executive Impact program.

Through extensive research and time-tested methodologies, these two globally recognized authorities have proven that the core of executive presence combines style, communication, influence, behavior and power to create a positive and memorable impression and impact in business situations. This key combination allows professionals to successfully convey their knowledge, passion, and authentic self.

Executive Impact's unique program is an integrated approach that helps you and your employees convey authority, credibility, confidence and competence in all business situations. This program combines the essential nature of both style and substance which has resulted in top performing management teams who excel in the business world with this competitive edge.

The Executive Impact 2-Day Interactive Program will help you and/ or your team of professionals:

  • Develop a positive and lasting first impression
  • Cultivate your own personal brand identity and hone your image and impression management skills
  • Identify the key components of projecting a professional image through dress and grooming
  • Perfect your understanding of industry appropriate business attire in accordance to your own personal style and the different levels of dress
  • Define the affects of image as it pertains to the individual and how others perceive and receive the individual
  • Discover the psychological effect of color and its advantages
  • Provide tools for professional image and wardrobe management and maintenance
  • Package and promotion yourself through positioning and presentation
  • Discover your authentic voice, your speaking style
  • Leverage the strengths of your speaking style
  • Develop a clear, focused, and compelling core message
  • Understand your audience and get the information you need
  • Organize and write a speech that compels your audience to act
  • Deliver your speech with maximum impact, deal with stage fright and convey passion and credibility
  • Create and use (and not use) visual aids that enhance you as the speaker
  • Survive and thrive during the question-and-answer period

Who should Attend Executive Impact :

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Male and female executives and managers nationwide are encouraged to register for the Executive Impact 2-Day Interactive Workshop.  If you are ambitious, a high potential manager, recently promoted to management, in job or regional transition, you should attend.  If you manage a team of professionals, give presentations, belong to a sales team, or would like to hone your image management and public speaking skills, we look forward to meeting you. 

Overview of Executive Impact Dates and Times: 


9:00am - 12:00noon


12:00noon - 1:30pm

Networking lunch on your own

1:30pm - 4:30pm



Networking, reflection, dinner with family or other participants on your own


9:00am - 12:00noon


12:00noon - 1:30pm

Networking lunch on your own

1:30pm - 4:30pm



Networking, reflection, dinner with family or other participants on your own

Executive Impact Investment and Registration Dates:

Pre-registration is required.

Executive Impact Dates for 2012


March 8 - 9

May 24 - 25

October 1 - 2

October 11 - 12


9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA


575 Madison Ave
New York, NY


575 Madison Ave
New York, NY


870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA




(by January 26
Close of Registration


(by March 21
Close of Registration)


(by August 1
Close of Registration)


(by August 30
Close of Registration)


Space is limited

RSVP Today

This 2-day one-on-one training program is an investment of $6000 so take advantage of the savings, hone your executive “soft skills” and gain the competitive advantage. We look forward to seeing you there.

Cancellation Policy: Registration is non-refundable; however should an urgent matter arise, you may defer your registration to our next workshop date and location.

Interested in booking this program for your corporation or for yourself one-on-one? Interested in a different date and location?


About Executive Presence and Impact Speakers 

Michelle T. Sterling

Michelle T. Sterling, AICI established Global Image Group after ten years in the fashion and finance industries. She was an investment banker with Banc of America Securities in the Chicago, New York and San Francisco offices. Ms. Sterling's inside knowledge of the corporate world and affiliations with several fashion houses such as Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Cartier, give her a unique insight and advantage in the image management consulting profession.

Ms. Sterling is a Certified Image Consultant through the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). She was formally trained in image, color, style, etiquette, communication and relationship management by several recognized Certified Image Masters of AICI. Ms. Sterling received her Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish from Wellesley College. She also graduated from the Dale Carnegie Performance Training program and the Protocol School of Washington. Ms. Sterling is also the Director of Sterling Style Academy, an internationally recognized institute that prepares men and women for success in the image, fashion and style industries.

As the fashion and style expert on the Advisory Board of Men’s Fitness Magazine and a reputable professional speaker, Ms. Sterling is frequently quoted, asked to speak and write articles as an authority in the fashion and image industry. Newsweek, MSNBC, Fox News, Inside Edition, ABS CBN and several other local TV stations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the New York Metropolitan Area have called upon Ms. Sterling’s expertise as it relates to image, fashion, style, etiquette, dating, and communication. Ms. Sterling has been featured in many media such as: The San Francisco Business Times, Minneapolis Business Journal, World Talk Female Entrepreneur Radio,,, Sales and Marketing Management, Audrey Magazine, American Way Magazine, Washington Woman, Associated Press, Men's Health Magazine, The New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, BBC London, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

LeeAundra Temescu is an executive communication coach specializing in public speaking, political rhetoric, effective business presentation training and executive presence. She is the author of The Contrary Public Speaker: A Break-the-Rules Approach to Breakthrough Presentations and the forthcoming "POTUS Flubs: What Everybody Needs to Learn from the Ten Not-So-Greatest Moments of Presidential Rhetoric." She has over fifteen years experience in public speaking, coaching, and business and leadership dynamics.

LeeAundra has been a nationally ranked public speaker and speechwriter. She was a speechwriter and aide to former Under Secretary of State G. Mennen Williams and served in the Speakers Bureau in former Michigan Governor James Blanchard's administration. She has taught public speaking and interpersonal communications courses at Seton Hall University and developed and taught modules in public speaking, cross cultural competency and business communications for Florida Atlantic University’s Executive MBA program. She has coached impromptu and prepared speaking events for two nationally ranked collegiate teams. She also spent five years as an officer with U. S. Trust Company of New York in Sales and Marketing. 

As a leadership executive coach, LeeAundra has worked with senior managers at Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Compaq, Intel and Sun Microsystems as well as leading edge companies such as Convizion and Open Channel Software. She has also coached special consultants for media outlets such as the Fox News Channel, not-for-profit organizations such as the Center for Governmental Studies and governmental agencies such as the Defense Contract Management Agency, an arm of the Department of Defense. She has published numerous articles on public speaking in on-line journals and has provided expert commentary and analysis on public speaking and debate for KABC-TV News and KCAL-9 TV News in Los Angeles and Bloomberg Radio in New York.
LeeAundra has been quoted in several publications including the New York Times,, The Wall Street Journal, My Business, SmartMoney and The Economist. She is also the moderator of "Public Speaking - The Essential Skill", one of the most active specialty networks in the Ryze Business Network Community.

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"I wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to go through your Executive Impact Seminar. You both were wonderful and equipped with so much insight. I am definitely going to recommend this seminar to everyone!"

Matt Bryant - Executive, Leading Mortgage Company



"By working with Michelle, my self-image and self-esteem have received a huge boost."

My new image empowers me to project authority, credibility and compatibility; therefore, enabling me to present myself and my company material with more influence. Audiences are looking for reasons to agree instead of object. Outside the office, people have been raving about my style and fashion sense. This positive feedback improves the image I project as it boosts my confidence and ability to achieve my goals. It's the Domino Effect and starts by contacting Michelle T. Sterling, AICI Global Image Group."

Barry Caplan, Product Manager to Startups - The Product Management Department

"Not only did Michelle teach me the importance of projecting a winning outward image, but she educated me on the significance of developing interpersonal relationships and strong communications skills. As a result of our work together, I received a promotion last Friday. The results due to my work with Michelle have been truly amazing."

Senior Computer Engineer, Sun Microsystems-Sunnyvale, California

If you've heard my talk, you know how adamant I am about taking advice from only someone who has "walked the walk". LeeAundra has walked the walk and is truly an expert. She has a gift. She has taken me to new levels and is giving me the poise and polish I need to make it to the highest levels of professional speaking. I give her two thumbs up!

Ruben Gonzalez - Three-time Olympian, Peak Performance
Expert, Nationally Recognized Professional Speaker

LeeAundra is one those rare individuals that really thinks about presentation structure and content, using rhetorical strength to build the credibility of the speaker. She is not afraid to buck the "common wisdom" that is just faddish and fashionable. The exercises and methods she uses build the strength and relevance of your arguments, instead of just adding feel good stylings and television tricks to a presenter.

David O. Taber President, David Taber Consulting