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    “Great graduation present!”

    Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men.


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    Learn to see yourself as others do and become magnetic, magnanimous, and memorable! Savvy advice, specific examples, and tactical exercises to develop your presence—in months, not years.

  • About the Author

    Jennifer K. Crittenden earned an MBA in finance and worked for over twenty years in the US and abroad, rising from financial analyst to chief financial officer. She is the author of four books, including the award-winning Discreet Guide for Executive Women. She offers professional development programs through her company The Discreet Guide.

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Other Programs

The Discreet Guide offers professional development training programs for individuals who want to take the next step.

Are you looking for a change at work?

Do you want to talk to someone about your work issues?

Are you looking for work?

I can help you.

In addition to the Presence programs (see separate tab), these shorter modular units are offered to concentrate specifically on areas that are customized for you. The usual effective format of interactive one-on-one webcam sessions is used, followed by specific, tactical exercises with a dash of humor. When appropriate, techniques used to train actors and athletes will be incorporated. Certain modules utilize audio and videotaping, so that clients see themselves as others do. These programs can start anytime, anywhere.

These 90 minute units address issues such as interpersonal skills, voice, carriage, social skills, communication skills, presentation skills, mindfulness, self-awareness, networking, interviewing, feedback, stage fright, and etiquette. Readings are reinforced with videos, self-development exercises, and self-analysis completed between each consulting session.

“I’m so glad I had and continue to have Jennifer in my corner as I grow in my career.” ~Philana Kiely, Executive Director, MBA Women Int’l

Private and Confidential. Also FUN, and you will see results.

Suggested offerings include:

Thriving in the Belly of the Beast: Success Strategies for a Male-Dominated Environment (3 units)

Can You Hear Me? How to Be Heard at Work (2 units)

Networking and Interviewing for the Job Seeker (2 units)

Coping with Stage Fright (3 units)

Speak Like a Native… in Business: Melding Words and Numbers to Say What You Mean (3 units)

How To Be a Better Boss (3 units)

Speaking Up for Girls – Building Confidence and Pride (2 units)

Customized pricing. Group discounts are available.

Feel free to write to jennifer (at) discreetguide (dot) com with questions and ideas. I’d be delighted to hear from you and see if I can help.

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  • Invest in Yourself! Executive Presence

    Customized one-on-one consulting program to enhance your presence, both professionally and personally. Available from anywhere. Starts anytime. Ten 90-minute individualized sessions. Private and confidential. More info
  • Archived Issues

    Click here for the "Books" Issue - Nov 2018.

    Click here for the "Civility and Anger" Issue - Sep 2018.

    Click here for the "Women and Money" Issue - July 2018.

    Click here for the "Training" Issue - May 2018.

    Click here for the "Lady" Issue - Mar 2018.

    Click here for the "Year of the Woman" Issue - Jan 2018.

    Click here for the "Sexual Misconduct" Issue - Nov 2017.

    Click here for the "Empathy" Issue - Sep 2017.

    Click here for the "Uncommon Courtesy" Issue - July 2017.

    Click here for the "Humor" Issue - May 2017.

    Click here for the "Stage Fright" Issue - Mar 2017.

    Click here for the "Women's March" Issue - Jan 2017.

    Click here for the "Executive Presence" Issue - Nov 2016.

    Click here for the "New Opportunity, i.e., Looking for Work" Issue - Sep 2016.

    Click here for the "Business Travel" Issue - July 2016.

    Click here for the "Bully" Issue - May 2016.

    Click here for the "Men, Women, and Money" Issue - March 2016.

    Click here for the "Boss" Issue - January 2016.

    Click here for the November 2015 Apology Edition.

    Click here for the September 2015 Single Mother Edition.

    Click here for the July 2015 Negotiation Edition.

    Click here for the May 2015 Birthday Edition.

    Click here for the Mar 2015 First Edition.

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