End of the year is a great time to reflect and set intentions for the new year. We designed 4 questions as prompts to help you see yourself and the world from less familiar vantage points.
Why this leadership program may feel different to others you have been on
We’re accepting admissions for the Spring 2021 cohort. Seats are limited. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's not an overnight fix. It takes effort, patience, time, and understanding to reprogram and reshape the mindset. But there's so much that could be done to really see things in a better and more positive light. It'll result in more confidence, less stress, and more success in all types of facets e.g. working with people, communicating with my friends and family, etc.