High-Impact Leadership

Go Inside the Program

Effective leaders must be effective communicators. To lead, it’s critical to know how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and interactions, motivate and inspire, and create influence over an audience.

Ultimately, your energy and vigor as a leader impacts the energy and performance of your team, department or organization. But the first step is finding the right communication approach for your own leadership style.     

Transform Your Communication Style

High-Impact Leadership isn’t your everyday leadership training program. Breaking the conventional mold, this three-day progressive and non-traditional executive program uses powerful theater techniques, role playing and personal coaching to move participants from their comfort zone into a practical application of core communication techniques. Program topics include:

  • The Art of Leadership Presence
  • The Power of Dialogue: Leader as Communicator
  • Partnerships in the Workplace: Every Business is a Relationship Business
  • Feedback: Giving and Receiving “The Sandwich Effect”
  • Discovering your Authentic Leadership

Executive coach, faculty director and former professional actor Mark Rittenberg creates an interactive environment where he challenges, inspires and coaches participants to identify and transform their communication weaknesses into communication strengths. Participants will actively use role playing and speech activities to improve articulation and expression to more effectively connect with audiences.

If you are a previous participant seeking to build on the successes of High-Impact Leadership, or you are a new participant looking to share your unique presence with an audience, please review our new Advanced Executive Presence Program. To learn more, download our program comparison brochure:

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*Note: Although it builds on the topics, High-Impact Leadership is not a prerequisite for this program.


Key Takeaways

  • Actively communicate using voice, body, imagination and energy
  • Think on your feet using the skill of spontaneity
  • Engage in storytelling that moves people
  • Build meaningful relationships and partnerships in the workplace
  • Employ the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Create a community of excellence through active communicating

Who Should Attend

  • General managers
  • Engineers or others from science-based professions
  • High-potential individuals looking to further develop high-impact leadership skills
  • Senior executives

Dates and Registration

Fee: $5,040
Program Length: 3 days
Location: Berkeley, California

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Contact Us

Courtney Willing


Program Director
Mark Rittenberg
Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business
Dr. Mark Rittenberg has helped organizations create communities of excellence among their people and empowered individuals to become true leaders with the ability to actualize a vision -- all through...
Program Director
Susan Houlihan
Communications Consultant, Executive Coach, and Electrical Engineer
Susan Houlihan is a communications consultant, executive coach, and electrical engineer who leverages her 15+ years working in engineering and operations in the high-tech sector to bring a...
Program Director
Doy Charnsupharindr
Executive Coach and Consultant
Doy Charnsupharindr is a faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, teaching MBA-level courses focusing on developing leadership, communications, and coaching skills. He teaches High...