Dick Massimilian is a management consultant and executive coach based in Dallas and New York. Co-founder of Meritas Partners, he writes the blog “Conspiracy of Optimists®” and is a published author. He has trained people to speak powerfully and effectively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Meritas' experience spans all regions of the world and over 25 years advising Boards, CEOs and their teams. Meritas believes global leadership effectiveness is the key to success in the 21st century. Meritas' clients drive business results by aligning strategy, organization and leadership.
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The Conspiracy of Optimists®, blog celebrates the life experience of optimism. It is for those who would rather be thankful than clever and who choose to approach life with gratitude.
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Dick Massimilian advises business leaders on four continents on sensitive issues related to individual, team and organizational effectiveness. He is executive coach to C-suite leaders of Fortune 500 corporations and professional services firms. He specializes in strategy implementation, organizational change and talent assessment and development.
Dick co-founded a fitness facility in Bronxville, New York, that serves one of Westchester's premier communities. He is also co-owner of Highland Park Housekeeping, a Dallas-based residential cleaning company. Dick brings the perspective of a small business owner to his consulting and coaching practice.
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Speak Powerfully and Effectively: Speaking Coach
Executive presence includes the ability to speak powerfully and persuasively. Leadership impact is inextricably linked with effective communication. Leaders must know how to articulate and convey their messages skillfully, often in public settings.
But public speaking isn’t just for business executives or politicians. Whether you are a fund-raiser, PTA President or simply want to deliver a great toast at your son’s wedding rehearsal dinner, your ability to speak well matters.
Dick offers a time-efficient means to high-impact communication that focuses on your objectives, not generic topics. This is individualized training and coaching specific to what you want to achieve.
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Speak Powerfully and Effectively: Tip 4 – Know Your Point
In today's global business environment, it is important that an executive coach be conversant in international business issues. Dick works with clients in Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Mexico City, Paris, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York and elsewhere.
Raised and educated in the Northeast, Dick moved to Dallas from New York in 2008. He loves Texas and relishes the considerable similarities as well as the basic differences between New Yorkers and Texans.