The leadership program you’ve been waiting for

Business Chicks has worked with our partners the Centre of Leadership Advantage (CLA) to bring you LEAD; a program committed to helping women on their leadership journey.

Under LEAD, we’ve created 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.

LEAD EMERGING and LEAD EXECUTIVE are interactive programs delivered by some of the country’s best leadership experts and organisational psychologists. The content is based not only on the most respected leadership studies and practices, but also reflects the specific priorities women shared with us through our own research.

We know that you want to learn in a dynamic environment from any location, not a traditional classroom-based training exercise. This is a leadership program women tell us time and again they want to be part of; not just because of the relevance of the content, but how it is facilitated.

In light of recent COVID-19 impacts, Business Chicks and CLA are excited to have been able to adapt the LEAD programs to be delivered entirely online. Leveraging a market-leading technology-based platform, this program delivers deep value through a series of interactive masterclasses, group coaching circles, and 1:1 coaching. We believe that leadership in this unprecedented time is now more important than ever, and we are so pleased that we can continue to provide best-in-class leadership development solutions to women across Australia, regardless of location.

And of course, wrapped around CLA’s content is the warmth and connection of the Business Chicks community. So, as well as learning the tools and skills needed to be a successful leader in the 21st Century, participants continue to be supported post-program through membership in a community of like-minded women; and we know how truly important that is.

We invite you to join us on this journey and look forward to supporting your continued success.

Lead Executive

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

This program is for you if:

  • You are a mid-senior leader and have been leading a team of people for an extended period of time, OR you run your own business and have done so for some time.
  • You want to increase your effectiveness by understanding more about the pros and cons of your leadership style; finding how to leverage your strengths and manage your blind-spots (derailers).
  • You can see the benefits to be gained by honing your skills around influence, purpose and strategy.
  • You are looking to connect and learn with inspiring female leaders from a range of industries, backgrounds and experiences.


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 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. This module will help you pose and answer the questions of how you can translate strategy in meaningful ways; in ways that will engage and align the efforts of those in your team.

Leading with Impact

Impact is everything – it is a prerequisite for the ongoing success of any Executive in any role, in any industry. This module provides you with the skills for thinking ahead, including anticipating future opportunities and challenges. It also helps you form a perspective on what needs to happen next, as well as how to achieve results through others, using effective influence and collaboration strategies.

Leading During Times of Uncertainty (BONUS Module)

This bonus module has been specifically included in light of the current impacts of COVID-19. Leadership is more critical in times of crisis than ever, and it is now that your people need you to rise to the challenge. This session will support you in using all your strengths to navigate this period of uncertainty. It will highlight common response patterns during times of change, and how to manage these to preserve morale. We will workshop with you how you can pivot by encouraging creativity and innovation both for yourself, and your team to ensure your collective success into the future.

Effective Executive Self-Care (BONUS Module)

It is common to see leaders selflessly going above and beyond in times of crisis, however if time is not taken for self-care, emotional resources can be quickly depleted thereby eroding effectiveness. This bonus module, included specifically in light of the COVID-19 impacts, is focused on providing necessary support to help you maintain your ongoing efforts during this challenging time. It will help you understand your stress triggers, coping strategies, and will give you tailored strategies to ensure you can continue to remain effective when you’re stretched to the limit.

Defining my Leadership Legacy

Posing critical, personal questions, we ask you to reflect on “What is the effect I want to create?”, “What do I want to be remembered for?”. In asking these questions and others, you will be in a position to deliberately articulate the legacy you want to leave, and leverage all that you have learnt in the program to go out there and create it.

LEAD Executive Program

13 April – 26 June 2020

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Lead Emerging

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

This program is for you if:

  • You are a frontline leader of a team, or have aspirations of leading a team in the near future
  • You can see the benefits to be gained by understanding more about your leadership style, how to leverage your strengths, and manage your shortcomings.
  • You are looking to gain greater influence in your workplace.
  • You want to learn about maintaining and leveraging networks in genuine and collaborative ways.
  • You would love to network with like-minded female leaders from a range of industries, backgrounds and experiences.


Through valuable psychometric tools, you will be guided in your exploration of your individual motives and values, unpacking what matters most to you. You will gain insight into how your behaviours and beliefs influence what you think, feel, and do, and how you can use this deeper self-awareness as both motivation and as a source of resilience.

Influencing with Impact

You are already influential, but do you know how to leverage it to achieve effective outcomes? Psychology can tell us a lot about the power of persuasion, and in this module you will learn about how to engage and influence others in authentic, inspiring and highly effective ways.

Adaptive Mindsets

Drawing on leading global research, you will learn how the mindset you adopt impacts the way you embrace opportunities, learn from experiences, overcome challenges and adapt to change. Your mindset can be the difference between your success… or not…  In this module, you will learn profoundly simple ways to identify and challenge your mindset when it is holding you back from achieving your potential.

Leveraging Networks

Knowing how to develop, maintain, and leverage networks in genuine and collaborative ways is critical to effective leadership. This session will help you become intentional about the quality and strength of your network; it will guide you through a mapping process that will help you audit your current network, and will help close out any identified gaps so you can create a network that will help you navigate your future success.

LEAD Emerging Program

27 April – 26 June 2020

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Want to find out more?

Interested in finding out more about our EMERGING and EXECUTIVE programs? We’re currently accepting applications for LEAD programs to be delivered in 2020.

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