The leadership program you’ve been waiting for

At Centre for Leadership Advantage we want to see women in leadership at every level. We want you to be a leader, well like … you, and want to equip you with the skills, capabilities, connections, and support you need to do that. Together with the expert team at Business Chicks we bring you LEAD, a program committed to helping women on their leadership journeys.

We’ve created two cutting-edge leaderships programs; EMERGING and EXECUTIVE.

What you won’t get is a boring, dry learning environment where you’ll be told you need to be more … confident. LEAD combines professional 1:1 coaching, psychometric diagnostics, and dynamic learning activities. It’s intimate and personal and you get to do it with a bunch of other brilliant women who’re leaders, or aspiring to be, across the most diverse industries.

The interactive programs are delivered by some of the country’s best leadership experts and organisational psychologists. The content is based not only on the most respected leadership studies and practices, but also reflects the specific priorities women shared with us through our own research.

The LEAD programs are delivered entirely online – learn and lead from anywhere.

Leveraging a market-leading technology-based platform, this program delivers deep value through a series of interactive masterclasses, group coaching circles, and 1:1 coaching over a number of weeks, giving you time to reflect on what you’ve learnt and apply it to real life situations.

Wrapped around CLA’s content is all the warmth and connection of the Business Chicks community. So, as well as learning the tools and skills needed to be a successful leader, you’ll continue to be supported post-program through membership in a community that wants the best for you; and we know how truly important that is.

Psychometric assessments

1:1 leadership coaching

Interactive learning labs

Group coaching circles

Expert facilitators

Lead Executive

Designed to support mid to senior female leaders. Explores self-insight, leading with impact, leading in context, and effective executive self care and defining your leadership legacy.

This program is for you if:

  • You are a mid-senior leader and have been leading a team of people for an extended period of time, OR you run your own business and have done so for some time.
  • You want to increase your effectiveness by understanding more about the pros and cons of your leadership style; finding how to leverage your strengths and manage your blind-spots (derailers).
  • You can see the benefits to be gained by honing your skills around influence, purpose and strategy.
  • You are looking to connect and learn with inspiring female leaders from a range of industries, backgrounds and experiences.


Understand your drivers and values, how others view your leadership, and how to leverage your strengths. Participants gain important insight about themselves as leaders, via powerful psychometric tools and 1:1 coaching with experienced leadership coaches and psychologists.

Leading in Context

Leaders at this level play a critical role by understanding purpose in their organisation, and connecting the work of individuals to organisational strategy. This module will help you pose and answer the questions of how you can translate strategy in meaningful ways; in ways that will engage and align the efforts of those in your team.

Leading with Impact

Impact is everything – it is a prerequisite for the ongoing success of any Executive in any role, in any industry. This module provides you with the skills for thinking ahead, including anticipating future opportunities and challenges. It also helps you form a perspective on what needs to happen next, as well as how to achieve results through others, using effective influence and collaboration strategies.

Leading During Times of Uncertainty (BONUS Module)

This bonus module has been specifically included in light of the current impacts of COVID-19. Leadership is more critical in times of crisis than ever, and it is now that your people need you to rise to the challenge. This session will support you in using all your strengths to navigate this period of uncertainty. It will highlight common response patterns during times of change, and how to manage these to preserve morale. We will workshop with you how you can pivot by encouraging creativity and innovation both for yourself, and your team to ensure your collective success into the future.

Effective Executive Self Care and Your Leadership Legacy

It is common to see leaders selflessly going above and beyond in times of crisis, however if time is not taken for self-care, emotional resources can be quickly depleted thereby eroding effectiveness. This module will help you understand your stress triggers, coping strategies, and will give you tailored strategies to ensure you can continue to remain effective when you’re stretched to the limit. In addition, the module will give you the opportunity to reflect on what you want your leadership legacy to be, linking back to key insights explored at the start of your LEAD journey.

LEAD Executive Program

Download LEAD Executive’s Learning Journey to find out more about the program here.

Program commences 14 September 2020

Program concludes 27 November 2020

Price: $5,950 + GST

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Lead Emerging

Designed to support aspirational and emerging female leaders. Explores self-insight and adaptive mindset, feedback and critical conversations, leveraging networks and influencing with impact.

This program is for you if:

  • You are a frontline leader of a team, or have aspirations of leading a team in the near future
  • You can see the benefits to be gained by understanding more about your leadership style, how to leverage your strengths, and manage your shortcomings.
  • You are looking to gain greater influence in your workplace.
  • You want to learn about maintaining and leveraging networks in genuine and collaborative ways.
  • You would love to network with like-minded female leaders from a range of industries, backgrounds and experiences.

Leveraging Networks

Knowing how to develop, maintain, and leverage networks in genuine and collaborative ways is critical to effective leadership. This session will help you become intentional about the quality and strength of your network; it will guide you through a mapping process that will help you audit your current network, and will help close out any identified gaps so you can create a network that will help you navigate your future success.

Influencing with Impact

You are already influential, but do you know how to leverage it to achieve effective outcomes? Psychology can tell us a lot about the power of persuasion, and in this module you will learn about how to engage and influence others in authentic, inspiring and highly effective ways.

Self-Insight & Adaptive Mindset

Through valuable psychometric tools, you will gain deeper self-awareness and insight into how your behaviours and beliefs influence what you think, feel, and do and unpack what matters most to you. Then, drawing on leading global research, you will learn how the mindset you adopt impacts the way you embrace opportunities, learn from experiences, overcome challenges and adapt to change.

Feedback & Critical Conversations

We all have experience with challenging conversations that have either gone well or not so well. Knowing how to have effective feedback conversations or deal with conflict is a critical leadership skill. In this module you will learn the tools to assist in these situations.

LEAD Emerging Program

Download LEAD Emerging’s Learning Journey to find out more about the program here.

Program commences 1 October 2020

Program concludes 4 December 2020

Price: $4,500 + GST

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“I would highly recommend this program, to learn and develop yourself, build self awareness and be inspired by other amazing leaders!”

“The program has a lovely balance of research-based content and experience-based realism. The facilitators are excellent both in their knowledge as well as their ability to facilitate learning. The coaching and diagnostic provide excellent opportunities to think deeply and self-reflect.”

“You will get so much more out of this programme than you think!”

“It is a fantastic experience that will help define your current leadership style and will give you a suite of tools and resources that will make you an even greater leader for the future.”

"It’s the best Leadership Development program I think I’ve ever done. Bringing it back to you as a leader, and working on how you can build on your strengths rather than trying to change who and what you are was really refreshing."

“I’d highly recommend the LEAD program for any emerging leaders looking to build their confidence, connect with others with similar experiences and enhance their impact as a female leader in their business.”

“My executive coaching experience has been inspiring and refreshing. It has brought me back into alignment with my core purpose and how I am going to continue to successfully lead my team.”

“Our facilitators were flawless, bringing warmth, professional insight and connection to the room which helped our group discuss the un-discussables much more quickly. The program helped me reflect on my own leadership style and challenged me to face difficulties I’d been experiencing with burnout and boundary management with my team.”

“The content was so easy to digest, tough topics that were broken down. I can’t stop talking about how much I gained from the experience. Thank you to all.”

Want to find out more?

Interested in finding out more about our EMERGING and EXECUTIVE programs? We’re currently accepting applications for LEAD programs to be delivered in 2020.

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