Charisma, Influence, Persuasion with Olivia Fox Cabane

10 Dec 2023 - 18:15
10 Dec 2023 - 19:30

VENUE CHANGE: Lecture Theatre 1, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street

Doors open: 18:15. Doors close and Session starts at 18:30 (map of entrance)

How to pitch yourself and your business idea.

CU Entrepreneurs is very lucky to be able to host Olivia Fox Cabane, Chief Charisma Coach of Spitfire, on Wednesday evening. Olivia has taught pitching techniques at Harvard, Yale and MIT; she is only in the country for a few days and has agreed to visit Coventry to run a seminar on "how to make a great first impression"

Below is some more information about Olivia's background and you can sign up for her seminar here.

About Olivia

Known as “The Charisma Coach,” Olivia has lectured on the topic at Harvard, Yale, MIT and the United Nations. She has been quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Crain’s New York or Sirius Satellite Radio, and is the author of The Pocket Guide to Becoming a Superstar In Your Field.

A former legal counsel, Olivia has worked with one of the world’s largest law firms as well as a Fortune 500 company; her education includes three Master’s degrees in French, German and European Business Law. Olivia has both French and American nationalities; has lived and worked in 7 countries, and is fluent in 41⁄2 languages (her Mandarin stinks.)

Before founding Spitfire Consulting, Olivia handled international relations for a global network of 40,000 expatriates. She also spent a year of volunteer service in South America, initiating and funding projects as diverse as ensuring children’s education in emergency shelters, or transforming village roads to permit emergency access. A former Advisory Board Member of Columbia University’s AIESEC Council, Olivia was also a founding Jury Member of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards for Cartier International. She is the youngest person ever to have been appointed Foreign Trade Advisor to the French Government (

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