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Leaders from diverse groups are still grossly underrepresented
in senior roles

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Unlock your leadership potential.


Be more aware of how you show up


Feel more confident about your own leadership capacities

Authenticity & vulnerability

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

Sense of purpose

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

The Program

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

Program 1: Emerging Leaders

For leaders with 5-10 years of experience

ICs and Managers


Weekly 120 minute live Zoom sessions.
6 sessions

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Program 2: Senior Leaders

For leaders with 10+ years of experience

Directors, VPs, Founders


Bi-weekly 120 minute live Zoom sessions.
6 sessions over 3 months

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Want more? Join our Membership program

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

Get ongoing support for your growth and new challenges for 6-12 months.

$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.

Program fee:


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Join Membership

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.

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How does it work?

1. Apply

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 February 2024. Please apply early.

2. Interview

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.

Ceiling Breakers


Virtual Learning



Small group of 10-12

Often large groups of hundreds


Live zoom sessions

Typically pre-recorded


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

More questions?

If you have more questions about how Ceiling Breakers works, please let us know!


Who is this program NOT for?


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.

What is the application process?

  • 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

Is it online or in-person?


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

When are the sessions?

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.

Can everyone get in?

Ceiling Breakers is selective. We have limited capacity for the small groups we run. We recommend you apply early.

What is the time commitment?

With live coaching, accountability partner exercises, journaling and reflections, as well as community events, we recommend 6-8 hours per month throughout the program duration.

How much does it cost?

The program cost is $1,990. Some companies offer professional development fund or education stipend to cover all or part of the cost, some participants get one-off approval from their managers, while other participants pay out of pocket. We are happy to connect directly with your HR or manager to help you advocate. If you'd like to get a template of how you'd advocate your company to pay for this program, please let us know: hello@ceilingbreakers.us.

Executive coaches are expensive. How do you make it work?

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.

Why are you doing this?


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.