Christopher DiBella

Presentation: Influencing Without Authority: Obtaining Results Through Trust and Respect

Abstract: The ability to influence without authority is an essential skill needed by project managers, as well as employees at all levels in today’s workplace. This requires expertise, resources, fostering relationships, and the right attitude. However, there are challenges for those who are unable to manage even with a position of authority. This interactive presentation will look at various methods for developing the skills necessary to influence change in a working environment, while also influencing personal performance. We will also focus on the development of employee engagement skills at the one-on-one level and on the use of interpersonal strategies and skills to improve engagement between leaders and their employees.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

BiographyChristopher DiBella is a passionate Leadership & Development Coach and a driving force of process improvement looking to create organizational change from an influential and behavioral perspective. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with expertise in business management, with key emphasis on project management, agile processes, scrum methodology, business analysis, change management, and vendor management. He has an MBA in Project Management and is pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership. He believes in teaching aspiring leaders the value of influential leadership practices, while assessing their efficiencies using project management methodologies to help streamline processes and maximize their potential. He is the founder and president of the Institute of Leadership Coaching and Development (, which provides leadership coaching certifications and focuses on aspects related to behavioral, influential, and strengths-based leadership styles.