Group Leadership Coaching and Community Building for leaders from diverse backgrounds: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented groups.
Fall 2023 cohort (Sept to Dec 2023) is full.
Spring 2024 (Feb to May 2024) cohort application is now open.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply early.
and change self-limiting mindsets. Transform your relationships with yourself, people in your professional and personal life, and the world.
Experiential learning that incorporates key leadership development frameworks, emotional intelligence, depth work, and practical actions to build your awareness, confidence, and skills to lead teams and organizations.
Fundamentally challenge the status quo. Learn the tools to better understand and articulate who you are, who you wish to become, and how you're going to get there.
Grow together with people who’ve been through similar challenges and understand your pains, who will have your back and support you on this journey.
• 3-month group leadership coaching circle
• Bi-weekly two-hour live Zoom sessions + Peer work
• Support by mentors, events, and Slack community
Growth and Marketing advisor, Co-Active Coach. Former Global Head of Digital Marketing at Slack, Head of Growth at Google Store, Head of Google B2B Website Strategy, Strategy Consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Coach trained at CTI, Evolution and ORSC.
20 years transforming organizations and leaders at Slack, AMD, Xerox, Capsilon, Radiology Partners, and VC and PE firms. Leadership roles at Motorola, Pepsi and Lenovo, CHRO for Topco, Chief Talent and Organization Development Officer for Abundant Venture Partners. Active investor.
11 years at McKinsey & Co helping clients and the firm through large transformations. Head of Diversity and Inclusion for McKinsey Asia, coach and leadership facilitator for managers through to C-suite leaders. Wharton MBA graduate and a certified coach through New Ventures West.
Some of the talented people who have joined us on their journey
Product Marketing Manager
Director of Partnership Ops
Director of Growth
Head of Business Analytics
VP of Operations
VP of Strategy
Head of Devops
Head of Marketing
Senior Director, Head of Ops
Director Employee Experience
Head of Growth
Mckinsey & Company
ex-Head of Marketing
Being in a space with other members has been a terrific experience - to know that we're all navigating common themes in our own way has been incredibly powerful. The fact that we're able to be open with a group of like-minded, inspiring, and curious peers is both challenging and enriching. It is the perfect format to learn the tools necessary to propel ourselves forward.
I value so many things about the program: Anjani's coaching and wisdom. How she led the discussions with compassion and insight to create a safe space. How everyone participated with a willingness to be open and vulnerable, and support each other in the hard conversations. How Holly brought together this diverse group, yet we had so many commonalities and challenges to learn from each other. The people, period. The people made all the difference.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to participate in such a profoundly eye-opening experience alongside leaders from different walks of life. I've had coaching before, but this is next level. The sessions were rooted in openness and vulnerability, and Anjani provided thought-provoking exercises and methods to help us get closer to the person we strive to be. As I continue to build my company, I feel even more prepared to handle any kind of uncertainty and challenge that comes my way.
I've been a part of a number of coaching and mentoring programs over the years focused on career development. I've been in countless sessions convincing women and people of color that they should negotiate their salaries, or speak up in meetings. This program isn't about that. Ceiling Breakers goes to the core of how your identity and past experiences shapes the leader you can become. Holly and Grace force you to dig deep into your values, beliefs, experiences, and habits. I've learned more about myself during this program than any other -- and I'm so grateful for the experience.
During the past 3 months I had the immense privilege to join a dynamic group of leaders and embarked on a self discovering journey unlike anything I have ever done before. We engaged in tough and thorough discussions about our leadership style, how we sabotage ourselves, and ultimately how we can transcend these limits with introspective techniques to allow our true self to emerge. The sessions were full of knowledge and fact based theories, but above all, created a space for safe and frank discussions. This allowed our vulnerability to be our best asset in helping us dive deeper into these topics. Anjani, our facilitator, was an unparalleled gem whose knowledge and frankness was the perfect mix to challenge all of us. She did not hold any punches and allowed us to be our authentic selves and truly raised the bar in what you would expect in a leadership training
Ceiling Breakers was transformative: it drove me to confront a disconnect between who I am and how I show up at work. I'm now more aware of how I've been covering parts of my core identity to navigate the Western rules of the game and prove my professional worth – as a 1.5G Asian immigrant with few relatable role models in the US. My main takeaway from the program: I want to grow as an authentic, self-assured leader who helps others aspire while staying true to who they are.
The high caliber of my peers in this program inspired me to really dial into my particular strengths with focus. The dedicated one-on-one sessions with a learning partner were invaluable for practicing the exercises covered in the main sessions. This helped me access additional personal capacity to reflect in a way that felt safe and comfortable while staying accountable to someone I came to trust deeply. Holly and Anjani built a program that helped me see my power in the clear light of day.
The program has brought immediate benefits in how to artfully approach and resolve challenges as a leader and executive in a fast growing company. It allowed me to reflect and take action in my professional journey with incredible results. If you happen to be a first generation trailblazer, this type of program is absolutely necessary to achieve new levels of success.
We are all going through similar struggles and it's been comforting to know that I am not alone. I know that I will walk away with tools that will allow me to view, manage and handle scenarios differently with more insight and structure.