Olivia Fox Cabane, The Charisma Myth (Episode #175)

Cabane Charisma Myth

Olivia Fox Cabane — Author of The Charisma Myth (Kindle version here), released early 2012.

An expert in the fields of charisma and leadership, Olivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT and the United Nations. As a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, she helps people become more persuasive, influential, and inspiring.

From a base of thorough behavioral science, Olivia extracts the most practical tools for business; giving her clients techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT. Her course at Berkeley’s Business School was so popular that university staff had to guard the entrance to ensure that only admitted students gained entrance.

In addition to being a columnist for ForbesFastCompany and The Huffington Post, Olivia is often featured in media such as The New York TimesBloomberg or BusinessWeek. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as NPR’s Marketplace show. Olivia was featured as one of the “25 Men and Women Who Are Shaping Our Profession” by the speaking profession’s insider publication, Speaker Magazine.

Olivia has both French and American nationalities and is fluent in 4 languages; her books have been translated into 8 languages and she is the youngest person ever to have been appointed Foreign Trade Advisor to the French Government.

Get more from Olivia at: AskOlivia.com


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    Bought the book because of this podcast – awesome

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