Leadership is Hard

We know this very viscerally from our own history as long-time business leaders - and from our more recent vantage point as Executive Coaches serving clients across a range of functions and industries.  


Our classes combine the learnings from those 50+ years of leadership experience and from our experiences in coaching hundreds of clients along their own leadership journeys.


Specifically, we've designed the classes to help leaders better anticipate and address the most common opportunities and challenges that they will face in their careers.


The classes combine live online instruction, valuable reading and reference materials, and hands-on exercises conducted jointly with other leaders in a friendly, low-stress environment.

What will you Learn?

High-performance leadership requires confidence and competence in three key areas:

  •  The first is managing one’s self, i.e., mastering how you show up as a leader by drawing upon your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence.

  • Second is leading one-to-one; i.e., engaging powerfully and authentically in setting direction, measuring performance, providing effective feedback, and coaching for growth.

  •  The third is leading a team; i.e., maximizing a team’s impact and performance by communicating a compelling vision, providing purpose, and creating a supportive, inclusive culture.

Our courses focus on each of these facets of high-performance leadership and provide actionable tips and tools to apply in your workplace. These activities will help you build your unique leadership log to sustain your learning. 

Each session consists of a lecture, discussion, and an exercise on one of the elements of the three pillars of leadership. Content will be drawn from the instructors’ experiences as well as popular business theory and texts. 

Come prepared to share your challenges, advice, and stories, and learn from one another to increase your leadership impact.

Students will receive all course materials including session recordings, presentations, exercises, recommended readings, and quick reference guides for each topic.

As you work your way through the course, you'll create your own "Leadership Log" to apply and retain course learnings.  


Course Details

Dates: the next cohorts will begin in September - check back for day and date


Duration: 90 minute classes will be held weekly for 6 weeks


Platform:  Courses will be delivered via Zoom


Students/class: Classes will be limited to 40 students

Fundamentals of High Performance Leadership I

Session 1  

BUILDING YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE


Session 2  

DELEGATING AND COACHING FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE

 

Session 3 

RECEIVING AND GIVING FEEDBACK


Session 4  

MANAGING CONFLICT 

 

Session 5  

MAXIMIZING TEAM EFFECTIVENESS


Session 6  

LEADING THROUGH CHANGE

Fundamentals of High Performance Leadership II

Session 1 

MANAGING UP 


Session 2  

MENTORS AND SPONSORS

 

Session 3 

BUILDING NETWORKS AND ALLIES


Session 4  

PROMOTION READINESS 

 

Session 5 

TIME MANAGEMENT


Session 6  

INFLUENCING 

 



Students say

Practical Exercises

"The course and instructors were amazing. The quality of information and practices will help me a lot in my job experience."

Excellent Instructors

"The instructors are knowledgeable and clearly put a lot of work into this course. The format is excellent. The platform is great. The instructors keep the attention of the students very well. The topics and contents are excellent." 

Trusting Space for Networking

"Tracy and JeanAnn are incredible instructors.  Their ability to create a trusting atmosphere and space for networking are amazing."

Passionate about People

"JeanAnn and Tracy provided a great course together. From their lectures to the way they interact with the students, you can tell JeanAnn and Tracy are passionate about people and leadership."

Instructors

JeanAnn Nichols

JeanAnn is an executive mentor and leadership coach who specializes in supporting senior women to advance in the tech industry. An accomplished executive with more than 30 years of diverse professional experience, she has led a variety of global functions in Fortune 500 companies —including engineering, product design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, communications, and IT operations. JeanAnn earned an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BSc Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Tracy Wilk

Tracy Wilk is an executive coach and leadership speaker following more than 30 years in leadership positions at some of the most innovative and influential tech and fintech companies in the world including Visa and Google. Tracy held roles in product management, marketing, finance and venture investing. During his tenure at Google, he was fortunate to learn and apply Google’s innovative people management practices both in leading his own teams as well as a volunteer “Leadership Guru” to Google staff around the globe. Tracy was named a Google “Great Manager”, an award granted to fewer than 1% of all Google managers since the origin of the company. Tracy earned his BA and MBA from University of California, Berkeley.