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How can we train executive presence in leadership development?

April 30, 2019

In this month's podcast, we talk to communications experts Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger of Turpin Communications about their leadership development work, and how they work with leaders to train and coach them on improving their "executive presence"

Greg Owen-Boger is the Vice President of Turpin Communication, a business communication training company in Chicago.

He started with Turpin as a cameraman in 1995 and quickly moved on to instructor/coach, project manager, account manager, and now VP. Over the years he has coached countless employees and leaders to be more effective presenters, facilitators, and trainers.

Prior to joining Turpin, he was a Project Leader for a boutique consultancy that uses live theatre to initiate the leadership development process. Prior to that, he was an actor.

Greg was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a frequent blogger, popular speaker, and the co-author of two books: “The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined” and “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” He is among many thought leaders who contributed to the book “Master Presenter: Lessons from the World’s Top Experts on Becoming a More Influential Speaker.”

In his spare time, he works as the Executive Director of Turpin Cares, which provides food, hygiene, and comfort items to the homeless on Chicago’s south side.

See here for Greg’s blog, LinkedIn profile, and Turpin Commiunication Facebook page.

Dr Dale Ludwig has a Ph.D. in Communication and, prior to founding Turpin Communication in 1992, taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He started Turpin with the mission to provide the best presentation and facilitation skills training possible. Since then he has worked to do just that. In addition to being one of Turpin’s lead instructors and executive coaches, he also serves as Chief Learning Architect when tailoring learning engagements for clients.

Dale is the co-author of “The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined” and “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” He also wrote the Readers’ Choice Award-winning article “Let’s Get Serious about Live, Instructor-Led Training” for Training Industry Magazine.

He spends his spare time as the Board President of Turpin Cares, the philanthropic arm of Turpin Communication, where he leads efforts to supply food and comfort to those experiencing homelessness on Chicago’s south side.

See here for Dale’s blog, LinkedIn profile, and Turpin Commiunication Facebook page.

 

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