Cynthia Burnham explains how to turn on your leadership power

cynthia-burnham-(1).jpgWhat is it that makes a leader? According to Cynthia Burnham, power and confidence can translate into success in the corporate world and beyond. Burnham, author of "The Charisma Edge: A How-To Guide for Turning on Your Leadership Power," will be discussing how to construct the confidence needed to be a successful leader on the UC San Diego Extension Interactive Radio program “Career Talk” live on March 14, 2013, 10:30am – 11:00am. Tune in online at

In her book, Burnham explains how to generate a powerful leadership presence, detailing nine ways to immediately improve your confidence and leadership. She talks about how to generate charisma, claiming that “the simple secret to being a charismatic leader is to look, act and feel like a charismatic person.”

Burnham received her B.A. in Creative Studies from UC Santa Barbara, then pursued an M.A. in English Literature at UCLA for a year, before earning her M.B.A. in Marketing from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Burnham has worked as a freelance leadership consultant and executive presence and speaking coach in San Diego since 2005. She has conducted workshops on executive presence, business planning, change management, career development, style assessment, life path analysis, and a program on how to sell to women.

The UC San Diego Extension Interactive Radio program, Career Talk, is hosted by Henry DeVries, assistant dean for UC San Diego Extension and a columnist for DeVries is an educator, newspaper columnist and author who speaks to thousands of business owners and executives each year, teaching them how to grow their businesses and advance their careers. He is the co-author of "Self-Marketing Secrets," "Pain Killer Marketing" and "Closing America’s Job Gap."

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