Executive Presence with Shannon Dolan

** First national cohort commencing Wednesday 10th November 2021 –  book here to secure your place**

Sometimes it can be hard to describe Executive Presence. And yet, we know it when we see it, when we hear it, and when we feel it. Whether it is in person or online, the ability to command a space, to connect easily, to influence at any level. These are signs that Executive Presence is “in the house”.

Is it born or is it bred? Well, it’s a little of both. It is self-awareness to capitalise on our authentic strengths and having a flexible approach in our communication style. This adds up to more successful outcomes and a stronger and more positive personal brand.  

If you are developing high potential candidates at your organisation or are an individual currently at a point in your career where you are ready to take the next step or have received formal feedback that you need more impact in your professional dealings; then this program is ideal.   

This program, specifically designed for women, is interactive and transformational. It will include peer coaching, practical applications, speed coaching circles, and tools you can start applying immediately. It is delivered by Shannon Dolan, Executive Coach and Director of Performance Power. Shannon has been developing leaders and delivering transformational change programs for the past 20 years with such organisations as Cochlear, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank, BNP Paribas, PwC, Scentre Group, Qantas, and Ramsay Health. 


Pre-work: A short survey to include self-reflections on current presence and impact and input from a direct manager or key stakeholders

Wednesday 10th November: 45-minute networking introduction session

Thursday 11th November: full-day interactive online workshop #1

Friday 12th Nov: one-hour speed coaching circle – maximum 6 participants for maximum personal focus

Thursday 18th Nov: full-day interactive online workshop #2

Friday 19th Nov: one-hour speed coaching circle – maximum 6 participants for maximum personal focus

Post-work: Follow up meeting with manager or key stakeholder to discuss development from the program and career goals within 2 weeks post-program scheduled at your own convenience.
Follow up on-hour peer coaching session with one other participant within 2 weeks post program scheduled at your own convenience.



Executive Presence covers:

  • Developing a strategic mindset

  • Having a flexible and tailored approach to communication

  • Physical and Vocal presence

  • Confidence to present ideas in any professional forum

  • Clarity of signature strengths

  • Action plan for personal and professional development

** Next course commencing Wednesday 10th November 2021 –  book here to secure your place**

Shannon Dolan

Shannon Dolan works globally as an executive coach, trainer, facilitator, and keynote speaker across a wide variety of industries and levels from CEO, where she consistently gets off the chart results for her clients in the areas of presence, impact, connection, and confidence.

Shannon has delivered highly successful women’s leadership development programs for many financial institutions including Citibank, BNP Paribas, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is a NIDA graduate allowing her to have a creative edge with her clients. 

Her book, Leverage You-Insights from a Global Executive Coach; is endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s leading Executive Coaches and New York Times bestselling author. Her passion is to support people, teams, and organisations in achieving their desired success.

What participants have said

Shannon Dolan is a true force of nature!  This isn’t your run-of-the-mill career coaching. This is something presented by someone with the savvy, skills, energy, and creativity to impart career-changing guidance and tools. I had been relatively blasé about most training courses I’d taken and most were forgettable. I took Shannon’s teachings to heart and it truly changed my professional approach, behaviour and “brand.” I leverage the lessons learned from Shannon and the course to this day. If you are looking for truly impactful career coaching/training, then I suggest you go straightaway to Shannon Dolan!”

Lori Feldman, Director of Digital and Social Media Marketing at Quick International Courier

What participants have said

Met Shannon at an executive coaching session which she taught. It was an amazing two-day event where Shannon and a colleague of hers brought over 10 women to the next level in their careers, teaching them personal branding and executive presence along with insightful career advice!”

Augusta Sanfillippo MD Citibank New York

What participants have said

Shannon has partnered with our team on very successful Leadership Presence, and IMPACT programs to help people in Cochlear achieve their full potential. She has become a true partner in helping both individuals and the organization to achieve results.”

Anne-Marie Leslie HR Director, Cochlear Ltd

How the Digital Workshops work

This series is designed to give you the tools to establish yourself as a confident, credible, influential, and valuable professional in your current role and beyond.   

The sessions are very interactive with camera and audio enabled for all members. There will be practical, on your feet exercises so ensure that you have a quiet space at home or book a meeting room in the office.


  • 45-minute networking introduction session
  • 2 full-day interactive online workshops (9am-4pm)
  • 2 one-hour speed coaching circles – maximum 6 participants for maximum personal focus
  • Follow up one-hour peer coaching session


Up to 20 participants to keep the group intimate and allow people to ask more specific questions pertinent to their situation


Via Zoom, interactive workshop-style


$1495 + GST per person for WiBF members

$1770 + GST per person for new members(includes 12-month individual membership)

How to Apply

For Corporate Members seeking to register participants from your organisation – please email the WiBF Office.

For individuals seeking to register as a participant – please email the WiBF Office.

The price is $1495 inclusive of GST per person for WiBF members

$1770 inclusive of GST per person for new members (includes 12-month individual membership)


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