The Factors of Leadership
Are You Investing In Your Leaders?

To be an effective leader today, you must possess specific skills and the ability to successfully predict and adapt to changing realities. As important, you must understand the essential factors that enable effective leaders to achieve great results.

Karen Kaufman and David Grad will facilitate an interactive, high-energy program that engages participants as they prepare to elevate their roles. They will introduce the Kaufman Impression Management System® as a framework to help participants identify and define their key impression factors and to assess their individual leadership assets and needs.

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.

Professionals who participate in this one-day program, The Factors of Leadership, acquire a better understanding of themselves and their impact on others. They learn to manage their leadership communications, which enhances their ability to develop more positive relationships and lead with confidence.


2020 Program Dates:

  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020


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.

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 $1100 per person.  The program includes: a continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.



The program is held at the Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA.



Karen Kaufman, , M.S.
Co-Founder, The Kaufman Partnership, Ltd.

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

Karen continues to advise and coach executives to emerging leaders in prominent non-profit cultural organizations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, and professional and financial services firms.

Karen is a contributing author for six books on communication, women in partnership, the impact of appearance, and nursing leadership.

As a nationally recognized expert, Karen has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal in the following articles, "How To Look And Act Like A Leader", "How to Read a Room", "The Curse of the Endlessly Rescheduled Meeting" and "To Look Young at Work, Hiding Your (Child's) Age".

Karen is committed to serving the communities in which she lives and is currently the Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Friends of Independence National Historical Park. Karen also serves on the Women in Executive Leadership and Governance Committee of the Forum of Executive Women. She is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the School of Business Administration at Philadelphia University. Karen has served in numerous leadership roles at the Union League of Philadelphia, most recently on the Admissions Committee. Karen served as the President of the Participant Steering Committee at the University of Pennsylvania in Dynamics of Organizations.

Karen was awarded the distinction of one of the 50 Best Women in Business for 2003.

She earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia University and a Masters of Science Degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

When not coaching, Karen enjoys golf, biking, reading and long walks on the beach.


David Grad, M.S.
Senior Consultant, The Kaufman Partnership, Ltd.

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 in the M.S. in Impact-Focused Business & Investing program at Glasgow Caledonian New York College in NYC.

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.



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.