Executive Presence

Presence is hard to describe. But we know it when we see it. You have a millisecond to sell your competence, likability and trustworthiness. Looking polished and groomed signals confidence, credibility and visibility.

According to Forbes article, the 15 Biggest Challenges Women Leaders Face; Confidence is#4 on the list. My experience has been that self-confidence begins to erode from the inside out, and eventually manifests it self through ones’ personal appearance. One day you look in the mirror and realize you’re not feeling that confidence you once had. It’s time to elevate how you show up, polished and put-together, coming from a position of strength.

“Annette possesses innate style herself and is able to share her talent and knowledge effectively with others for whom it doesn’t come naturally. She understands the intimidation many feel about style and eliminates that with her warm and practical approach both when presenting to a corporate audience or working one on one with individuals. Annette provided workshops for our clients at the Microsoft Career Center and received rave reviews! The valuable information Annette presents is meaningful and customized to her audience. She identifies and respects various styles and provides practical information on how to create a better corporate image or improve an individual image for greater impact. Annette’s goal is to make the best of each individual and how they present themselves. The bonus is that she is genuinely invested in making a difference, instills confidence, and is fun to work with.
— Karen Van Liew-Creek / Career Coach & Strategist for Lee Hecht Harrison
Annette provides a professional perspective into the importance of tapping into your power and personality with attire that fits you and your environment. She cites research and experience to deliver important messages with enthusiasm and confidence. Our community greatly appreciated her presentation.
— Women in Technology, Seattle
I was wowed by Annette’s presentation to Women in Technology. She’s super appealing as a person - warm and radiant, and invites the audience to participate and engage. She gives great examples through her slides and in-person demonstration. I wasn’t sure how much I would learn, but I learned a LOT and am so happy to know about Annette. She’s obviously a pro and has a great attitude as well.”
— Elizabeth Atcheson, Career Coach, Blue Bridge Career Coaching

There isn't a more powerful feeling than when your outfit truly expresses who you are. It represents everything you want to say without needing to say it.  ~ Annette Bond

Contact Annette to speak at your next event

Sample Workshop for Leaders & Executives: 

Your Executive Presence Is Your Secret to Career Success

During this Interactive Workshop, attendees will: 

  • Discoverer why Executive Presence leads to greater influence

  • Exude confidence while communicating a memorable personal brand

  • Explore 3 key ideas that elevate your professional presence while utilizing your image as a strategic business tool


Annette Bond brings her “Definitive Style”, as she speaks to a group of ladies of all ages and styles. I was delighted to see that I would save money as Annette demonstrated just how simple it was to begin with a basic wardrobe and build from there. Not one word was wasted as she accepted me where I am, at the size and style I have. inspiring me to find my personal brand through a simplified new wardrobe. Even though she was speaking to a group, I felt that she was speaking directly to me as I hung on every word and visual example. If you are looking for a speaker that will engage a group and inspire the individual to find their confidence-giving personal style, I recommend Annette Bond. I consider her service a key component to branding a thriving business.
— Deb Sogge, Sammamish Chamber of Commerce
I got a better understanding of what’s professional; smile, handshake, eye contact. “Oh, and I loved the part about making sure whatever you buy goes with at least 3 other pieces”
— Amber, Key Bank
Thank you for your presentation. You definitely inspired me to spend more time on my image and other non verbal factors. You were 100% persuasive and very welcoming.
— Judie, Toastmasters Intl.
I want to thank you so much for your presentation this morning. It was wonderful! I loved it all!
— Jennifer K., Key Bank
Annette provided a workshop/presentation at my office in Sammamish and it was chalk full of great information. Annette is an amazing speaker and her passion for her business just oozes out of her! She is a warm, caring and sincere person as well as an extremely professional individual.

She provided lots of tips on how to present ourselves as the best that we can be, both professionally and personally. I learned how important it is in life to always put your best foot forward and to give a great first impression. This information will help me in my professional career as well as in my personal life. I’m grateful to Annette for taking the time to give such valuable information.
— Debbie C., Washington Federal Bank

Client / Speaking List

  • Microsoft Career Center

  • Women in Technology, Seattle

  • Edward Jones Advisors

  • Windermere

  • Lee Hecht Harrison

  • Mothers of Finance

  • Capital One Career Center

  • Seattle Pacific University Graduate Program

  • Key Bank

  • Threshold

  • Peterson Sullivan

  • Sorrento Hotel

  • Women Business Owners Organization

  • Sunset Club of Seattle

  • Overlake Auxiliary

  • PJ Hanks of doTerra Essential Oils

  • Sammamish Chamber of Commerce

  • NW Womens Show