Optimize Leadership Impact. Elevate Your Organization.

Senior leaders must stay agile to keep pace. Their need for learning does not lessen—it becomes broader, more nuanced, and more high-stakes.

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What Modern Senior-Level Leaders Need
C-Suite & Extended Executive Leadership Team

This is the top of your organization and the collective that runs the business. They are looking up to your board and outward to build relevance in a broad business ecosystem.

They need to…

  • be a leader in the industry and their field

  • perform as part of a cohesive unit that runs the business 

  • build an external brand and impact

  • productively engage with your company’s board of directors 

Upper Management

These leaders are experienced and want to be seen as executives. But the functional skills that got them here are no longer enough.

They need to…

  • demonstrate holistic business and strategic perspective

  • evolve cross-functional business relationships and networks

  • design and pursue strategic career advancement strategies

  • illustrate leadership in the broader business ecosystem 

Companies that invest in leadership retain it

Today’s executives need Athena.

Modern leaders need an agile, and personalized approach. They need an ongoing resource that is as dynamic as their hectic schedules.

Athena is loved by People-First Companies

Equip Your Leaders with the Athena Advantage

Athena is the only professional community that seamlessly integrates community, content, and coaching to drive leadership excellence.

People-First companies combine Athena’s highly personalized support with cohort-based group learning.

Sponsor your leaders into Athena Academy’s quarterly ongoing programs…

Or, choose a private speaker series for your company (all genders are welcome).

Work with our team to craft your own bespoke program, unique to your company's goals and needs.

Learn from Icons Who Have Current
Real-World Experience 

Athena’s programs pull from the wisdom of our experience supporting thousands of leaders to the C-suite and boardroom. Learn from iconic board directors, world-class executive coaches, and top business leaders who have led, built, scaled, and sold companies. They’ve been where you are and know where you’re going.

Sheryl Kline

Sheryl is a Mental Toughness and Certified High Performance Coach™️, best-selling author, speaker, and moderator. She is trained in Applied Sport Psychology and FBI Negotiation and has worked with Olympians and some of the most influential female leaders across the country. Sheryl specializes in partnering with senior female executives to assist in gaining clarity on 'what's next' and then to gain high level respect and buy-in from senior leadership, CEO's, and board members.

Coco Brown

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. She brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment.

Hillary Wicht

Hillary Wicht is a voice, presence and leadership expert. As an executive coach specializing in the psychology of influential communication, she has been sought by the Stanford Entrepreneurial Program for her work in the psychology of pitching for profit, tapped by the Wall Street Journal for her work on the impact of gender communication styles in the corporate realm, and featured as a thought leader on the TEDx stage. Hillary offers insights and support to a leader's complete executive avatar, and takes a holistic approach in elevating the whole individual.

Julianna Hynes

As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a leadership development and advancement strategist, Julianna partners with high-performing leaders to help them unleash their full potential and achieve their organizational, professional, and personal goals. With over 20 years of experience in executive coaching, speaking, and facilitation, she has a proven track record of delivering results for clients across various sectors and industries, from first-time managers to seasoned executives. Julianna's coaching approach is based on her academic and professional background. She brings a unique perspective and expertise to support Black and other women leaders in shattering the glass ceiling and advancing their careers.

Jocelyn King

Jocelyn has helped hundreds of women successfully move to the next levels of their careers and have fun and grow their self-esteem and confidence while doing it. Jocelyn leverages her decade in start-up successful exits, her decade in enterprise high-tech like Intel, multi-national marketing and sales growth, and global team leadership as she guides executives on their journeys.

Lee Epting

Lee Epting is a leadership and development coach whose background as a senior technology executive gives her a non-theoretical approach to working with her clients. She draws on her experience of working in the top 10% of three of the largest technology companies in the world as well as her 20 years in Silicon Valley, where she worked for Palm Computing (makers of the PalmPilot) and then went on to found Handspring, which delivered yet another iconic consumer electronic product, the Handspring Treo, which set the stage for the first smartphone in the industry.

Monique Edwards

Drawing from decades of experience in leadership and leading leaders, Monique creates transformative development experiences for high potential talent for the Global 1000.

The Magic of Athena

"The more senior you get, the harder it can be to find the right development opportunities. That’s why Athena has been such an important investment in the women of Autodesk. Athena has allowed me to bring valuable external perspectives to Autodesk, provide me a more holistic view of the business, and was instrumental in moving me up into the C- Suite and Boardroom." 

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Amy Bunszel, EVP of Design at Autodesk

"The stories I heard and the women I connected to in the Athena network helped me have the confidence to push forward and get promoted to the C-suite at a public company. Athena helped me articulate my value clearly and have the confidence to ask for what I wanted. It is an incredible community with high-quality programming and is a huge value add to the women at Quinstreet."

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Ashley Heller, CHRO at Quinstreet

"Athena Alliance is one of the best ventures in self-development that I have done. The aspiration and connection provided me with entry into a world I didn't even know existed. I think every senior leader at Microsoft ought to have access to an experience like this."

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Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Software, Microsoft, Board Director at Chinasoft