Candy O'Terry - Executive Coach
Candy O’Terry is an Executive Communications Coach at Brunner Communications where she uses decades of experience as a major market radio broadcaster and uber successful podcaster to help her clients shine in any light. With a keen ear for helping people “sound” their best as presenters and public speakers, she also focuses on teaching the art of storytelling to her clients who find themselves feeling much more confident about their ability to communicate their thoughts in any setting.
The Founder of My Dove Productions and the Candy O Radio Network, Candy is a master interviewer who hosts The Story Behind Her Success weekly series, and Country Music Success Stories, a Nashville-based series featuring in-depth conversations with country music icons.
Widely known for her unique ability to reach through the radio to connect with listeners in a memorable, authentic way, Candy spent 25 years on the air in Boston at Magic 106.7/WMJX where she created the legendary Exceptional Women program. Over the last 30 years, Candy has received 65 local and national awards for excellence in women’s programming, hosting and content creation.
Her public speaking platform honors the women she has interviewed and the stories they have shared in a compelling presentation called: 16 Life Lessons.
An honors graduate of Boston College with a degree in English, Candy is the Media Ambassador for empowerHER, Strong Women Strong Girls, the March of Dimes/New England and the Boston College Club.
A lifelong singer and recording artist with chart success and radio airplay worldwide, Candy is trying her hand at songwriting and playing her vintage 1951 Yamaha baby grand piano.
The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O’Terry
If you want to get someone’s attention, just tell them a great story. That’s what The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O’Terry is all about. Once a week, we’ll make your day and change your life by introducing you to a woman whose story is so powerful, you will never forget it. Program host and award-winning broadcaster Candy O’Terry has interviewed over 600 women from every walk of life, so there’s no stumbling around in this podcast! Success is so much more than the outcome. It’s about the journey. It’s the story of how you got there. Buckle up and come along for the ride. Connect at www.candyoterry.com, on Facebook @storybehindhersuccess, or Twitter @CandyOterry. Subscribe on iTunes here.
In today’s fast-paced business world, having a strong executive presence is more important than ever. As organizations continue to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by technology, globalization, and changing consumer preferences, having leaders who can command attention, inspire trust, and lead effectively is critical for success.
But what exactly is “executive presence” and why is it so important in 2023? Clients ask me this question all the time, but I guarantee, you know it when you see it, and you know it when it’s not there. At its core, executive presence is the ability to project confidence, poise, competence, and authority in any situation. It involves not just what you say, but also how you say it, and how you carry yourself. It’s the combination of all of your communication skills—verbal and non-verbal—and your ability to inspire and lead others. Presence also has a supernatural spirit to it, often described as the “it factor”.
One of the key benefits of having a strong executive presence is that it helps to build trust and credibility with colleagues, employees, stakeholders or any audience. When people see—and feel—that you are confident, competent, and in control, they are more likely to follow your lead, believe in your vision and consider you an expert. This is especially important in today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving business environment, where trust and credibility can be difficult to earn and maintain. In addition to those benefits, executive presence can help you climb the next rung on the career ladder. According to the Center for Talent Innovation, “Executive presence accounts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted.”
Here’s the good news: Presence is not a trait, it’s a skill that can be learned and cultivated. However, developing a strong executive presence is not easy. It takes practice, patience, and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. One way to start is by paying attention to your communication style, body language, and overall demeanor. Are you speaking clearly and confidently? Are you making eye contact and using open body language? Are you projecting a sense of calm and control? These are all key elements of executive presence that you can work on over time, on your own, adopting tips from a professional or with support from a coach.
In addition to working on your own presence, you can also look for opportunities to observe and learn from other leaders in your organization or industry. Pay attention to the way they communicate, lead, and navigate difficult situations. Take note of what they do well and begin to emulate it.
The difference between yesterday’s leaders and tomorrow’s innovators is the initiative they take to develop their own authentic executive presence. When you learn to leverage that presence, you become a leader who others want to follow and, and equally important, the exact leader you want to be.
Want to enjoy giving your next presentation? Here’s how: ·Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and create a personal connection. ·Share why what you’re saying matters to highlight the value of your presentation. ·Ask yourself, “what does my audience need or want to know?” For more public speaking trips and 1:1 support on enhancing your public speaking skills, visit the link in my bio. #brunnercommunications #presentationskills #bevulnerable #createconnnection #value #publicspeaker #audience #publicspeaking #publicspeakingtips #executivecoach #publicspeakingskills #coaching #yournextchapter #mindset #comfortzone #candyoterry #pushyourself #daretoownyou #salestechnniques #presentationskill #mindfulness #alignment #getcreative #workhard #motivation #convention #tippspublicspeaking #publicsppeakingcourse #publicspeakingonline #pageantcoach
Want to enjoy giving your next presentation? Here’s how:
·Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and create a personal connection.
·Share why what you’re saying matters to highlight the value of your presentation.
·Ask yourself, “what does my audience need or want to know?”
For more public speaking trips and 1:1 support on enhancing your public speaking skills, visit the link in my bio.
Did you know that 79% of employees will quit due to a lack of appreciation. In a recent newsletter, I highlighted a tweet from @theshiramiller about the importance of detailed appreciation. Looking for monthly tips on leadership, communication and authenticity? Join my e-mail list at the link in my bio. #brunnercommunications #showappreciation #businessinsights #shiramiller #leadership #communication #authenticity #lizbrunner #coaching #gratitude #priorities #inspiration #presentationskills #groupworkshops #yournextchapter #pushyourself #daretoownyou #healthyrelationships #upliftingwords #employeeretention #employeewellness #hr #motivation #harvardbusinessreview #mentalhealth #hrlife #discipline #imageconsultant #conflict #unity
Did you know that 79% of employees will quit due to a lack of appreciation. In a recent newsletter, I highlighted a tweet from @theshiramiller about the importance of detailed appreciation. Looking for monthly tips on leadership, communication and authenticity? Join my e-mail list at the link in my bio.
Executive coaching workshops are all this and more, an experience where I help to cultivate self-awareness, change, support and collaboration with clients so they can model the leadership their organization deserves. More details at the link in my bio and Stories! #brunnercommunications #productive #morganstanley #brandmarketing #communications #lizbrunner #executivecoaching #coaching #groupworkshops #selfawareness #bethechange #leadership #yournextchapter #eventhost #lookahead #pushyourself #daretoownyou #morningroutine #worksmartnothard #newyork #brandidentity #branding #pr #pr101 #impostersyndrome #selfhelpboks #courage #relationalintelligence #coach #inspiration
Executive coaching workshops are all this and more, an experience where I help to cultivate self-awareness, change, support and collaboration with clients so they can model the leadership their organization deserves. More details at the link in my bio and Stories!