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Executive Presence Certificate


About This Course

Whether you’re leading a team meeting or giving a presentation, executive presence is a vital skill in business and life. Your gravitas and ability to communicate effectively can make the difference in achieving your goals. Executive presence isn’t something you’re necessarily born with, but you can develop it. .

Course Creators

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Lakshmi Goel, Ph.D.

Dr. Lakshmi Goel is a professor of information systems at the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business. She holds an endowed chair in strategic management and has taught various courses in management, information systems, business analytics and strategy. Her research interests include knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration through information technologies and her work has been published in top-tier research journals such as the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and various others.

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Edythe M. Abdullah, J.D.

Dr. Edythe Abdullah has 35 years of experience in higher education. Edythe is Dean of Continuing Education, a university auxiliary. Prior to her position at UNF Dr. Edythe M. Abdullah was President of Essex County College in New Jersey and Campus President of the Downtown Campus of Florida State College Jacksonville. Dr. Abdullah was a member of the UNF Board of Trustees between 2003 and 2010. Currently, she serves on the World Affairs Council Advisory Board, various industry associations and as a Jacksonville Chamber Trustee and Council member. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida and earned her bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University. She also holds a Leadership Certificate in the Management of Lifelong Education from Harvard University and was a Kellogg Fellow.