Throughout our 20 years of practice, many leaders we coach have requested an easy access and cost-effective way to elevate their baseline capacity as leaders and for their teams. They also want a forum where they learn real time from the stories and practices of other leaders and share their own trials and tribulations for the benefit of others. This global leadership forum is that course.

Cultivate sources leaders from all over the world. It builds a community of practice that sheds light on the nuances of leadership through experiential course work and conversation with other leaders’ real time.

With shared language and practices, people understand and work from similar mental models that accelerate their effectiveness in conversation, negotiation, productive feedback, and ability to navigate conflict skillfully and with little collateral damage.


Cultivate begins and ends with a Leadership Audit. A self-assessment to gauge your growth as a leader.

There are six foundational leadership skills. Each skill is supported with coursework, practices, examples, theories, models, and visuals. Content is digested through homework that generates interactive conversation with peers and coaches in the course.

Cultivate is hosted on our learning platform as ala carte sessions or a complete program.

Experienced coaches support you throughout the course. They offer feedback, encourage application of practices in your environment, and answer questions about how to apply the practices, theories, and models. They advocate for you to share your stories and challenges, illuminate unconscious patterns, and link participants for optimal learning.

Fundamental Leadership Skills

Month One through Six

MindsetMindset and Skillset

This month supports mindset and skillset development through building awareness, offering structures to create safety, understanding reactivity in the self, developing a leadership commitment, mindfulness practices, and how to build objectivity.


Month two digs into how you became who you are, nuanced tips to listen to understand instead of listening to respond, the motivations under each person’s actions, understanding and upholding your values, basic group dynamics, and how to coach others.


Month three builds upon the previous two months adding the complexity through understanding and managing emotions – yours and theirs, practices to be flexible yet anchored in your perspective (our clients call this – the how to be nice, but not too nice practice), building your leadership style, and how to intervene in a challenge.


Month four digs deeply into your biases and builds on previous coursework regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. You learn the difference between your opinion and data (this is a radical lesson for most people), how to make clean requests, how to say no gracefully and set boundaries, you see more clearly group stages of development and how change happens.


A much anticipated, desired, and often disliked month. We dig into your biases and build upon previous skills to understand another’s perspective. You learn organizational models that help you determine where and how to intervene when there is a challenge in accomplishing a task. You design new ways to engage with others that unleashes their potential.


Saving the best – and most complex – for last as you need all the skills built in previous sessions to successfully navigate conflict. We dig more deeply into leader values and what does leadership maturity entail. We reflect on empowering other leaders. We dive into coaching and bring the skills you learned to gracefully coach others. Finally, you work toward graduation credits.

Groups and Organizations

Cultivate as an intact groups is a powerful way to up-level an entire team or organization. Group coaching exponentially increases team cohesion and the individual application of the skills in real time.

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