The leadership program you’ve been waiting for

In early 2018, we launched our first-ever study into Women in Leadership, together with our partners Business Chicks. Our goal was to hear from women directly on the challenges, opportunities and skills they believe are most critical to their success in business and in their careers. In just 48 hours, 2,752 women shared their experiences. It was obvious women wanted to talk about this. Collectively they shared over 4,500 comments and invaluable insights. Having heard so openly from so many women, we knew we had to do something to help women on their leadership journey; that something is LEAD.

We’ve worked with the best at Business Chicks to create two cutting-edge leadership programs, EMERGING and EXECUTIVE, with all the usual magic of Business Chicks wrapped around them to equip women with the skills, tools and community they need to lead with impact.

Introducing LEAD’s two programs

LEAD EMERGING and LEAD EXECUTIVE are immersive programs delivered by some of the country’s best leadership experts and organisational psychologists. Each program is aimed at different levels of female leaders within your organisation and can be tailored to your unique organisational culture and priorities. These cutting-edge programs have been based not only on best-practice leadership development, but also reflect the specific priorities women shared with us through our research. We also know that women want to learn in a dynamic environment – not a traditional classroom-based training exercise; this is a leadership program women will want to be part of.

Wrapped around CLA’s content is the warmth and magic of the Business Chicks community. So, as well as learning the tools and skills needed to be a successful leader, participants will be welcomed into a community to support them too.

LEAD Emerging

Designed to support aspirational and emerging female leaders. Explores Self Discovery, Influencing with Impact, Adaptive Mindset and Leveraging Networks.


Through valuable psychometric tools, participants have the opportunity to explore their individual motives and values, what matters most to you, how your behaviours and beliefs might differ to others and how you can use self-awareness as both motivation and as a source of resilience.

Influencing with Impact

Psychology can tell us a lot about the power of persuasion, and in this part of Lead Emerging you’ll learn the practical skills and tips for influencing others in authentic, inspiring and highly effective ways.

Adaptive Mindsets

Drawing on leading global research, learn how the mindset we adopt impacts the way we embrace opportunities, learn from experiences, overcome challenges and adapt to change. Lessons also on how to coach and develop this mindset in those around us.

Leveraging Networks

Networks aren’t only about growing your career or your profile, they are critical to how stuff gets done in organisations. Knowing how to develop, maintain and leverage networks in genuine and collaborative ways is key to effective leadership.

LEAD Executive

Designed to support mid to senior female leaders. Explores Self-Insight, Leading with Impact, Leading in Context, and Defining my Leadership Legacy


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 with Impact

Providing leaders with the skills for thinking ahead (anticipating future opportunities and challenges, and forming a perspective on what needs to happen now); as well as achieving results through others (influencing and collaborating effectively).

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. How do I translate strategy in meaningful ways, that will engage and align the efforts of those in my team?

Defining my Leadership Legacy

Posing critical, personal questions to each individual: What is the effect I want to create? How do I contribute to change in positive ways? What commitments will I make to myself and others?

Get in touch or register