Executive Presence – What is it and why should you care?

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30am

Session Description

What is Executive Presence? We all might think we know, but it most likely means something different to each individual. In this session, we will explore the critical concepts involved in Executive Presence, some leadership expectations and best practices, and how to continue to develop yourself as a leader so that Executive Presence is just around the corner. Participants will be engaged in group and individual activities and will develop action plans with timelines, before leaving.

Learning Objectives

  1. Overview and Identification of Leadership Styles
  2. The 7 C’s of Executive Presence
  3. Leadership Expectations
  4. Executive Influence and Passion


Kristi Spaethe, PHR, SHRM-CP

Kristi Spaethe is President and Principle Consultant of The People Perspective, LLC, an HR Consulting firm helping organizations realize their Best Practices in Human Resources. With 15 years’ experience in “all things HR”, Kristi’s past experience includes companies such as QuikTrip, Solvay, NORDAM and SBS Industries. Kristi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Human Resources Development option and also holds the PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. Kristi is the current OKHR State Direct-Elect for the Oklahoma Human Resources State Council where she has served in prior various roles beginning in 2018. Kristi has also served in various roles with the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association, including President, since 2014. Additionally, Kristi has served on the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a mentor and subject matter expert with SCORE Tulsa. Kristi also gives back to the community by giving her time to non-profit organizations such as Women in Recovery and Muddy Paws. Kristi received the President’s Award from the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association in 2016 and the Richard R. Messer Excellence in Human Resources award in 2019. She also received the Oklahoma Human Resources Award of Excellence in 2020. The People Perspective has also been nominated for Small Business of the Year with the TYPROS Boomtown Awards in 2020 and for Small Business of the Year, Woman Owned Business of the Year and Kristi as Entrepreneur of the Year with the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2021.