Alice Rutkowski

2018 Session | Managing Up: How to Work Successfully with Any Type of Boss

Managing up is one of the most valuable soft skills you can develop in your career. It’s about building a relationship that fosters more communication, collaboration, and understanding between people at different levels of power, perspectives, and skills. Mastering these skills will help you build your reputation for effectiveness and grow a successful career. Leadership consultant Mary Abbajay and a panel of experts will share actionable tips to: Read More

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2018 Session | Reading Others: It’s All About the Body

Whether in a meeting with your colleagues, selling a client on an idea or mingling at a networking event, understanding what others are trying to say is imperative to your success. Led by Alice Rutkowski, nicknamed the “People Whisperer,” this session will boost your nonverbal intelligence so you can better grasp someone’s true intent and influence others with your own body language. Rutkowski will share the five keys to reading body language: kinesics, posture, trusting what you can see, studying hands and arms, and being able to accurately assess facial cues—so that you can understand the body language in your own postures and in that of others. You will walk away with a whole new set of tools for your next interaction! Read More

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5 Tips to Feel More Comfortable at Networking Events

This is one thing Alice Rutkowski, an executive communication and presence coach who has worked with more than 8,000 executives over the past 20-some years, wishes everyone knew:

Body language reflects what you believe about yourself and others.

“Consciously and unconsciously, we are reading others and they are reading us all the time,” says Rutkowski, vice president of executive development at Sagin. “For example, whether you’re sitting or standing, crossing your legs can convey nervousness. It puts your body out of alignment, and being unbalanced isn’t conducive to feeling confident—and people can see that.” Read More

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