The Power of Our Presence — A Public Speaking Workshop for Women

Greetings all!

Partnering with the ultimate presentation guru, Kristine Schaefer, I am THRILLED to announce an upcoming workshop for women. Read on!!
If you are looking for a breakthrough in public speaking, or presentation of self, this is your workshop. Designed by women for women, we help you discover the power your presence can bring. Using techniques developed from years of coaching top business executives, Kristine Schaefer and Bronwyn Saglimbeni offer women a place to develop the skills most relevant to them: the physical and vocal presence to powerfully engage the audience.

Join us if you are looking to:

  • “Own the room” in business, public speaking engagements, volunteer activities or social gatherings.
  • Be a more compelling, persuasive public speaker, or presenter
  • Overcome the habits that stand in the way of your credibility—the “ah’s”, the “um’s”, the “you know?”s

When: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Where: Menlo Park, CA

Cost: Register before February 15 - $174; After February 15, $250


Kristine Schaefer, Biography

Kristine Schaefer, principal of Loma Communications, is an executive communications coach who works with leaders around the world helping them expertly convey their vision and strategies and win competitive advantage for their companies.

Throughout her career, Kristine worked with over 100 companies in U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Asia; including Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab, Wyeth, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi Aventis, Stanford University, AMD, Autodesk, Comcast, and Mattel. Her clients have appeared on Good Morning America, Prime Time, CNN, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, and top business and mass market publications in major international markets.

In her coaching sessions and training workshops, Kristine creates an encouraging and safe environment where clients feel free to take risks, break unproductive patterns and make bolder and better choices in their leadership and communications abilities.

Prior to launching her coaching career in 1999, Kristine was a vice president at The Weber Group, now Weber Shandwick, a global communications firm, where she was a senior communications counselor to an $8 billion division of IBM; to high-tech start-ups; and to top trade and government officials in Asia.

In addition to coaching, Kristine serves as a strategic advisor to The Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, a non-profit dedicated to ending poverty through the creation of women-owned micro-enterprises.

Bronwyn Saglimbeni

For nearly 15 years, Bronwyn has worked with clients to improve their public speaking and media relations skills, challenging them to bring out more of themselves in their communications. Bronwyn is known for her playful, irreverent approach to coaching, combined with her knack for delivering “tough love” in a way that allows executives to achieve true breakthroughs. In her work in public relations and communications coaching, Bronwyn encourages clients to be authentic, engaging and approachable, which has garnered coverage in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, CNBC and others; and successful speaking engagements at Ad:Tech, AAAAs, Under the Radar, Demo, and other top industry events.

Bronwyn develops global media strategies, thought leadership and speaking programs, crisis communication strategies, and conducts media training as well as corporate positioning workshops. Her corporate communications career spans both business to business and business to consumer technology companies.

Bronwyn began her career in international relations and protocol consulting. While in the Office of Protocol for Mayors Frank Jordan and Willie Brown, Bronwyn was involved in political advance work, media relations, and event planning on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco.

From there, Bronwyn joined a private international relations consulting firm, Protocol International, where she developed successful public affairs and international relations programs for clients including the Norwegian Consulate, the Panamanian Consulate and the South African Foreign Ministry, as well as Oracle Corporation.