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 Executive Poise, Presence and Influence is a experiential program designed to increase a leader’s self-awareness, presence and influencing skills necessary for leading in an increasingly complex business environment. In this workshop you will develop and apply tangible skills that will help increase your impact and create an environment people want to work in and contribute to.

Great storytelling inspires action

Thought Leadership on Executive Presence and Communication Skills presented by Protagonist Consulting Group. What does it take to tell a great story? The best storytellers make it look easy. As a listener we are immediately pulled in by the glint in their eyes, the cadence and variety in their voice, and the expression on their face. It’s like they are telling the story with their
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Screenshot 2016-03-23 09.01.54Rob Salafia
Curator of SmartCEO Learning Channel
Founder and President
Protagonist Consulting Group
(617) 803-2671

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Rob combines two decades of experience as a top leadership development executive with a well-established career in the performing arts. He has a passion for helping leaders develop their presence, tell compelling stories and establish authentic connections. He assists leaders to share vision and strategy in a compelling and relevant way, connecting to every person in the room.

Rob is highly skilled working one-on-one as an executive coach, as well as facilitating small and large group learning sessions. Rob finds great satisfaction in helping leaders navigate transitions to more senior roles, as well as coaching executives and leadership teams in preparation for strategic presentations. He enjoys stepping onto the main stage as a keynote or featured speaker at leadership conferences. Some highlights include ING Bank’s Annual Leadership Conference, Wharton Business School’s Leadership Conference, USC’s Marshall School of Business Building Leaders Forum, Schulich School of Business and The American Society for Training and Development.

Rob is a faculty lecturer in MIT Sloan School of Management and a member of the coaching cadres for MIT’s Sloan Fellows, AMP and EMBA Programs. He holds an MS in Organizational Policy from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College.

Rob has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies, including, NN Insurance, ING Bank, American Express, Sony Music Entertainment, Metro AG, Philips International, Alliance Bernstein, BASF, Abbott, Merrill Lynch, ThyssenKrupp, Sonae, eBay, Fidelity, and Royal Bank of Scotland.

About Protagonist Consulting Group: Protagonist Consulting Group is an organization that is dedicated to helping leaders unlock potential, enhance performance and achieve strategic business goals. We utilize a range of experiential learning techniques drawn from the fields of theater, performance, martial and meditative arts. We employ these capabilities as the foundation for creating customized learning experiences that allow participants to increase self -awareness, build skill and mastery, and make transformational shifts in their daily leadership behaviors.

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“I highly appreciate the support of Rob in our top leadership development program for executives. We have worked together for two years now and I must say it is a pleasure to see how Rob is able to engage the groups that he works with. He combines in a smart way his performing arts background with the latest research on leadership behavior. Whenever I think of Rob and his work the following quotation appears in my mind: “What you wish to kindle in others must burn within yourself.” –  Peter-Paul Gross Metro Group

“Rob’s sessions are extremely powerful in building the right mindset, creating trust and developing leaders to be more effective and inspiring communicators. His 30 years of experience show he is a true master at his craft and a delight to work with. “ – Alex Klein, NN

“Rob, you were fantastic! Our team felt they gained enormously from our work with you. “ – Pam McLean, CEO Hudson Institute of Coaching

“We have used Rob to facilitate transformative learning experiences as part of our leadership development programs. His passion and authentic style allow him to connect very quickly with participants and create rich learning environments.” – William Joiner SMU Cox Ex Ed