Marc Vahanian is an executive coach with over 20 years of experience working with a range of clients from racecar drivers to Fortune 500 executives and their teams. He introduces specific principles for developing leaders and cultivating high-impact collaborations that unleash creativity and produce measurable results.
Marc's specialty is working with executives to craft and deliver compelling business messages, narratives that inspire trust and communicate the bigger "why." He brings value that contributes to the bottom line.
Testimonials for Authentic Confidence - The 7 Keys
"Marc's book is a not only a great asset but a secret weapon containing inspirational and practical tips for anyone and everyone wanting to propel themselves forward. Whatever field you are in, from the banking business to show business, Marc's book will give you that added edge. Read it before an interview – or an audition."
~ Charles Boyd, Co-Executive Producer American IdolPraise for Authentic Confidence
"Just read Authentic Confidence. It's great. People from all walks of life can gain something from this book, not just businesspeople."
~ Ted Danson, Cheers, CSI
"Authentic Confidence truly lives up to its name! An invaluable tool in unlocking the abilities within!"
~ Damon Lindelof, Writer-Producer/Co-creator TV show
"Lost," and Producer/Writer "Star Trek Into Darkness"
"Authentic Confidence is the difference-maker for those who achieve the highest levels of success both personally and professionally. If you're a leader, this should be required reading for your entire team. If you're a parent, please buy one for each of your children. It will put them nine steps ahead of the game… in a ten-step game!"
~ Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver
"Practical, thoughtful and powerful insights on getting the things that are most important to us, be it a new job, a new relationship or selling an idea. These 7 keys are essential to differentiating yourself in today's crowded market place."
~ Michael S. Hamilton, Partner, Chief Learning & Development Officer, Ernst & Young – Americas
The 7 Keys
3. Preparation 4. Partnering 5. Practice
Authentic Confidence = Can-Do
How is confidence relevant to your life and work?
Confidence is an invisible force that is as real and consequential as gravity itself. It takes confidence to get out of bed in the morning. It takes confidence to step inside the arena. It takes confidence to play "all in," to know when "nice and easy" is enough.
Every client and potential client needs to feel confident that you will look after their interests. Your colleagues need to know not only that you are competent, but that you have the confidence to handle your part of the deal.
There is the confidence required to speak up at a board meeting in opposition to the majority vote. The quiet confidence revealed in the silences between the words, in the stillness of posture, and ease of breath.
When you see a winning smile, the masterful swing of a bat, the light touch of a classical violinist – or the courage and vulnerability of two people in wholehearted conversation, Authentic Confidence is its source.
As you pursue goals, Authentic Confidence mobilizes you to take risks, overcome obstacles and to stay – stay in relationship, stay in the game, stay on course, stay true to you.
Authentic Confidence is knowing you are competitive, resilient and relevant.
Authentic Confidence has a powerful, magnetic pull. When you know you can-do, others believe in you, too.
But, then there are people who are waiting for confidence to arrive before they take that first step, to follow their dream or do that thing they've always wanted to do.
In any work you do, whether you are a leader in sales or operations, sports or the performing arts – you need confidence. Applying The 7 Keys will elevate your game and turn up the flame.
The 7 Keys will guide you in the complex process of presenting yourself and your work. Applying The 7 Keys will distinguish you from the competition.
When you declare your commitment to a specific quest, you will discover how The 7 Keys band together to aid you in pursuing and achieving your highest aspirations.
With his uncanny ability to shape safe, creative and productive learning environments, he brings an eclectic skill-set that connects mind and body. His book, Authentic Confidence – The 7 Keys, outlines his approach to leadership development. He has been featured in People Magazine, on CBS's "48 Hours" and E-Channel's "The Golden Globes," amongst many others.