Be more aware of how you show up
Feel more confident about your own leadership capacities
Feel more open and willing to be vulnerable at work
Feel seen and understood about your experience as an underrepresented leader
Embrace yourself and accept who you are in your own self
Feel empowered to take action about your career and leadership development
Feel connected to other like-minded leaders who share your experience
Feel more clarity around your values and sense of purpose
Feel empowered and compelled to be change makers, advocates, and role models in your community
An intensive experience that will transform your mindset in 3 months.
Small peer group of 10-12 leaders in each coaching circle
Six 2-hour live Zoom sessions over 3 months
An Accountability Partner keeps you in check between sessions
Access to all events with guest speakers, mentors, workshops, community events, etc
Private Slack community to connect with peers and mentors
Have you already gone through the Core Program, or do you simply want more support? Join Membership to get ongoing support for 6-12 months. Learn more below.
Monthly coaching circle helps you face everyday challenges. Participants bring real challenges that emerge that month for live coaching and peer coaching.
2 hour group coaching sessions
Get matched to a group based on experience, background, roles, seniority, and goals.
Access to all events including Guest speaker talks, mentor workshops, and community events.
Access to discounted 1:1 executive coaching
Join our private Slack community to connect with peers and mentors
$300 per month
$3,000 per year (12 sessions)
Most participants join the Core Program first to dive deep into leadership transformation, then join the Membership as ongoing support. However, we also accept applications to bypass the Core program to join Membership if you’ve done extensive transformational development work.
If you’ve already gone through the Core Program or want coaching together with a community, join Membership to get ongoing support for 6-12 months.
We have limited capacity and can only accommodate a limited number of participants. We review applications on a rolling basis for the next cohort starting late May 2022. Apply early.
If we think there might be a fit, you’ll be invited to interview with a member of our team to understand your goals and experiences. You can also ask us questions to make an informed decision.
3. Get matched to a group
During the admission process, we consider many factors to match you with a high quality group of peers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
4. Join bi-weekly coaching circles
Depending on your program, you’ll join weekly or bi-weekly coaching circles led by a Master Executive Coach. You’ll also work with your accountability partner in between sessions to apply learnings to your daily life.
5. Attend optional workshops
We’ll hold fireside chats, panel discussions, and community events throughout the year. As a participant, you have access to all the public and private events we host during your program period.
6. Gain lifetime access to our alumni community
Gain lifetime access to our alumni community, including special invitations to alumni workshops, fireside chats, networking events, etc.
Small group of 10-12
Often large groups of hundreds
Live zoom sessions
Focus on cultivating leadership
capacity and resources
Focus on building skills through new theories and frameworks
Greater focus on making meaning of and healing the past
Coach acts as a guide, with active participation to generate insights
Teacher imparts knowledge and skills. Participants are more passive
Therapist and client engaged in active conversation
Topics defined by group & coach, but everyone has opportunity to shape conversation, and support is given to apply lessons & insights
Topics and agenda defined by teacher. Participant largely left to find ways to apply knowledge
Highly personalised agenda and practices driven by client’s priority needs
If you have more questions about how Ceiling Breakers works, please let us know!
We would not recommend Ceiling Breakers if
You’re early career professionals with under 5 years of experience
You are not from an underrepresented group
You're not interested in self-discovery and in-depth personal work. You're looking for quick-fixes rather than sustainable solutions which go beyond addressing symptoms
You have not done any self-discovery or development work - we assume that you have experience and interest in learning more about yourself and are ready to challenge long-held mindsets and behaviours
You are in a state of high stress or feel mentally / physically / emotionally depleted. We recommend you prioritize self-care and seek the support you need first - we don’t plan to go anywhere. You will get more out of the program if you have the space to invest 2-3 hours each week.
Tell us about yourself through our online application form. The reason why we ask a number of reflective questions is to you step consciously into a leadership development conversation with yourself, and to help us get to know you and your needs better
Before being accepted to the program, you may reach out to have a short call with us to align on whether your chosen program is a good fit
Once being accepted and making the payment, you will gain access to our private Slack channels (including one for your cohort) and receive program details
All our programs are held online in a live format. Some of the advantages we have found for this format include:
Greater diversity of participants and coaches. We not only have participants and coaches from different states of America, we also have representation from all over the world
Greater flexibility - you can attend even when you are travelling for work/pleasure
Sustained sense of community and intimacy because all sessions are real-time
Sessions are typically on Thursday late afternoons and Friday mornings (Pacific Time), and may happen during working hours. We suggest you let your team and leaders know your commitment to the program so you can block the time to attend all sessions.
Ceiling Breakers is selective. We have very limited capacity for the small groups we run. We recommend you apply early.
With live coaching, accountability partner exercises, journaling and reflections, as well as community events, we recommend 6-10 hours per month throughout the program duration.
Executive coaches at Ceiling Breakers typically charge $4-6K a month (thousands of dollars per session) working with C-suite executives. We are all coaches who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion. With a group format, we’re making executive coaching accessible to people who historically may not have access.
We are a group of people of color, women, immigrants, technologists, and executive coaches. In our careers, we fell, got up, and learned the hard way. We have held executive and senior roles and have positively impacted teams and organisations.
But so often we felt like misfits - alone in the way we look, the views we held or in identities we hold dear. Looking back, we wish we could have shifted our self-limiting beliefs earlier in our careers. We regret that we tried so hard to fit in instead of leading with our strengths and uniqueness. We yearned for community with others who could relate to our experiences and who could challenge, support and inspire us. And today, we feel frustrated and angry that emerging talent communities continue to have unequal access to the mentorship, sponsorship, and development opportunities to break metaphorical “ceilings”.
Project Ceiling Breakers is our offering to the world to address some of these missed opportunities. This offering not only plays to our passions, but is grounded in our strengths and lived experiences. Our ultimate wish is to help you be at your best, and lead to the ripple effect of cultivating more just, creative, innovative and inclusive organizations and societies.
Learn more about our story.