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About this event

Who it's for:

Board Directors, Experienced Board Directors, Senior Executives, CEOs and Founders, Rising Executives

Key Learning:

It's important to move from "listening to respond" to "listening to understand" and even "listening beyond the words" to build relationships and ensure people feel heard.

How can we be present and truly listen - move from just "paying attention" to building connection and listening with intentionality?

Join Athena Coaches Jenna Lange and Christy Abele to practice listening strategies that build connection and demonstrate intentionality.


Christy Abele Exec Coach

Christy is an executive coach and communications consultant specializing in leadership development and interpersonal communication. She works with business executives to build communication skills so that they show up with confidence in the moments that matter. Christy focuses on empowering individuals to reach their potential by maximizing their own resolve and resources. She’s especially gifted at sparking transformation by helping her clients become more authentic, effective, and productive versions of themselves.

Christy is a CTI certified coach and accredited ACC with the International Coaches Federation (ICF). She has her BS in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In addition to her coaching work, she specializes in high stakes interpersonal communication. Clients that have benefited from Christy’s work include The Athena Alliance, Apple, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Google.

Specialties include: Executive presence coaching, executive communication and presentation skills, communication strategy and keynote preparation, leadership coaching.

Jenna Lange

Jenna Lange and her team at Lange international have been coaching and consulting executives in high stakes communication skills and strategies for over 15 years. Her experience crosses countries, industries and business challenges. When it comes to the toughest moments in communication, there is very little she has not seen!

Business success is often defined by the ability to make the most of the short-lived, but critical communication moments. How leaders behave in these moments can make all the difference in their future success. These moments could be a pitch, a key note, or a difficult face to face or virtual meeting. Persuading others when you have limited time and the stakes are high is hard!

Current and past clients include: Microsoft, Russell Investments, McKinstry, NBBJ, University of Washington, Wilson Sonsini, Google, Levi Strauss, REI, Rio Tinto, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and more.

Specialties include: High Stakes Communication Skills Workshops, Pitch Consulting, Key Note Prep, Executive Presence Coaching, Persuasive Communication and Presentation Skills training and key note presentations.


Priscilla Brenenstuhl Director of Learning and Events

As the head of learning and events for Athena Alliance, a SaaS-based learning platform for executive women, Priscilla creates the virtual environments necessary for executive leaders to show up as their authentic selves. Her focus is on building a community where members can connect in meaningful ways on the issues that matter most to them. She is the creator, host and producer of, "Voices of Athena", a podcast highlighting the personal stories behind the successful women that make up the Athena Alliance community.

Priscilla is committed to cultivating health and wellness in the workplace and leans into her 15 years of experience leading yoga and meditation to show up to every situation with a unique and compassionate perspective.

Key Details

Listening Virtually

Wed, Jan 25 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)

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