The Factors of Leadership - Open Enrollment

Are you an exceptional leader?

The Factors of Leadership - A One Day ProgramBeing an exceptional leader in today's complex and fast-moving business environment demands specific skills and the ability to successfully predict and adapt to changing realities. It also requires an understanding of the factors that drive authentic leadership across the spectrum of contexts affecting a leader's ability to achieve great results.

By participating in this one day The Factors of Leadership™, professionals acquire a better understanding of themselves and their impact on others. This self-awareness enhances an individuals' ability to communicate more effectively, develop more positive relationships and lead with confidence.

This program is designed both for individuals who have been identified as key organizational talent and those committed to accelerating their career. In a small group setting, participants will learn how others perceive their leadership. Each participant will learn new ways to leverage their authentic assets and address their leadership needs.


One Day Program Dates:

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018


Benefits of the Program

  • Learn how others perceive your leadership in a first impression.
  • Increase self-awareness to manage key impressions and relationships more effectively.
  • Learn the Kaufman Impression Factors™
  • Begin to develop a more strategic approach to communicating more authentically in your leadership role.
  • Learn a new model to manage and empower your direct reports.
  • Achieve a better balance between your technical skills and leadership skills.
  • Develop an action plan to help you maximize your relationships and accelerate your leadership role.

This month I presented my company’s 10 year global vision in person and via videoconference. I am very grateful to have been able to apply what I learned at your impression management course, both for large presentations like that and everyday micro-interactions. To say that the skills you and David taught me were transformative to the overall quality of my impression would be a terrible understatement. I attribute most of my success and confidence in this area to your program.”

I consider the information about Impression Management that you provided to be the foundation of any business development effort.”

This program changed the way I saw myself and has encouraged me to be more confident and secure in myself and my new position. I know that I received good practical advice and feel empowered. I am ready to apply what I learned!”

Karen's ability to empower us into transformational leaders is very valuable.”

David's strategic communication expertise and background helped me to refine my message.”


The fee for the all day program is $1275.00 per person.  For companies of 3 or more attendees, the fee is $1,100 per person.  The program includes: continental breakfast, a business luncheon experience and a personal video.



The program is held at the Pyramid Club on top of the Mellon Bank Center, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA.



Karen Kaufman, MSOD

Karen KaufmanKaren co-founded The Kaufman Partnership with Donald Kaufman in 1985. Karen is an Executive Coach, Consultant and Keynote Speaker specializing in Impression and Relationship Management. Her goal is to create an environment of trust and intimacy so clients can explore and accelerate their leadership capacity, enabling them to leverage their impact and produce extraordinary outcomes for their organizations. Her coaching expertise includes executive presence and presentation, organizational dynamics, leadership acceleration and organizational transformation.

Karen is a contributing author for six books including the topics of executive leadership, communication, executive appearance and women in partnership. Published works include: “Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practices, “Women in Partnership", “Female Body A Head to Toe Guide to Good Health and Body Care at Any Age”, “Work Sister Work – How Black Women Can Get Ahead in Today’s Business Environment, “Selling the Right Way, and “Before You Say A Word”.

Karen coaches executives and talented leaders in large-scale healthcare systems, global manufacturing companies, technology, the pharmaceutical industry, international financial services firms and global specialty chemical companies. Working closely with corporate clients, she develops custom programs to supplement their existing leadership development curriculum. Karen earned a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia University.


David Grad, M.S.

David Grad, M.S.David Grad brings the skills of a strategic communication consultant, executive producer, actor and corporate leader to his work as a facilitator and leadership coach. His multidisciplinary training and over 20 years of professional experience has provided him with a diverse array of perspectives, informing his understanding of the many dynamic elements necessary for more fully embodying the role of a leader, strengthening one's leadership presence and communicating more effectively.

Synthesizing his prior experiences in the disciplines of acting, leadership and strategic communication, David, Sr. Consultant, The Kaufman Partnership facilitates executive presence programs and coaches leaders and emerging leaders to better understand the perceptual, cognitive, behavioral and emotional factors that support the role of leadership. His expertise in strategic communication and storytelling enables him to coach his clients to influence, inspire and more authentically connect with the many stakeholders critical to their success, the success of their teams and organizations.

A frequent speaker, David is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Values-Based Leadership for the Master's program in Impact-Focused Business and Investing at Glasgow Caledonian University. He holds an M.S. in Strategic Communication from Columbia University, B.A.'s in both Mass Communication and Theatre from Florida State University, and graduated from the 2-year acting program at the prestigious William Esper Studio in New York City.



To register, please click here.

For questions, email To offer this program as a supplement to your leadership program, call Karen Kaufman at 215-592-9709.