Leading from Your Best Self-Develop Executive Poise, Presence, and Influence to Maximize Your Potential

  • 14 Jan 2019
  • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851


  • Members are welcome to bring one free internal Corporate HR practitioner guest per event, only if the guest has not yet attended a regular Chapter Event as a guest within the past year. The chapter member can register his/her guest by selecting: MEMBER’s Internal Corporate Practitioner.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 



Rob Salafia!!

 CEO and MIT Leadership Center

Master Executive Coach

Protagonist Consulting Group



Develop Executive Poise, Presence, and Influence to Maximize Your Potential


Great leaders connect with others while always staying true to themselves. Based on his book with the same title, Rob Salafia will synthesize his 20+ years in the performing arts and 20+ years as a leadership development executive to help you find, develop and adapt a natural leadership style that works best for you, at every level and in every situation. He will introduce proven techniques used by actors, martial artists, and mindfulness experts for building self-confidence, making personal connections, and telling compelling stories. He will help you to develop a professional presence that’s powerful, authentic and effective, and that will unlock your “best self.” 

In this session, you can expect to be engaged, challenged, and inspired.  Participants will:

• Learn the secrets to projecting a presence that is genuinely approachable, confident, and trustworthy. 

• Develop listening skills that transcend the transactional and builds authentic connection. 

• Acquire the language of metaphor and storytelling that engage audiences, reveal core values and resonate with meaning. 

Join us for this exceptional opportunity!

Rob Salafia 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 coaching leaders to develop their presence, tell compelling stories and establish authentic connections. He assists leaders to build emotional and narrative intelligence and share vision and strategy in a compelling and relevant way. He is the author of – Leading from Your Best Self: Develop Your Executive Poise, Presence and Influence to Maximize Your Potential (McGraw-Hill).

What’s unique about Rob is that for the first half of his career, he was a performing artist where he traveled the globe delivering his unique, one-person variety show.  That is why he still enjoys stepping onto the main stage as a keynote speaker at leadership conferences. Some highlights include YPO, and YPO Gold, Sony Music Entertainment, ING Bank’s Annual Leadership Conference, Association for Training and Development, Vynamic, MITX, Symantic and Wharton Business School’s Leadership Annual Conference.

As a speaker, learning partner and workshop facilitator, Rob has worked with Fortune 500 companies including, Sapient Consulting, Digitas, ING Bank, McKinsey & Co, NN Group, News Corp, American Express, Sony Music Entertainment, Thought Ensemble, Metro AG, Philips International, Alliance Bernstein, BASF, Abbott, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, and Royal Bank of Scotland.

In addition to the above, Rob is also a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MIT Leadership Center Master Executive Coach. In his work as an executive coach, Rob finds great satisfaction in guiding leaders through transitions to more senior roles, as well as coaching senior executives and leadership teams to enhance team effectiveness and prepare for strategic presentations.


Location: The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 

99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

Date:  Monday, January 14th, 2019

Time: 5:45 PM Networking/Registration; 6:15 PM Dinner and Program

$35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members; 

$25 In-Transition; $20 Students

Preferred Registration Deadline no later than Friday, January 11, 2019

There will be a $5 additional administrative charge for walk-ins 

with no prior online registration and payment.

No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

(The Norwalk Inn will provide special diet accommodations upon request or advise the chapter administrator.)

Bring a Corporate Practitioner Guest!!!

Special OfferMembers are welcome to bring one free internal Corporate HR practitioner guest per event, only if the guest has not yet attended a regular Chapter Event as a guest within the past year. The chapter member can register his/her guest by selecting:  MEMBER’s Internal Corporate Practitioner


For more information, contact: 

John Weidner, ATD SCC President at: jweidner@cornellglobal.com or 203-762-0730.



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