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7-week virtual course
10 in-class hours
Delivered by top executive coaches
Certificate of completion
Gavriella Schuster

“Athena Alliance is one of the best ventures in self-development that I have done... I think every senior leader at Microsoft ought to have access to an experience like this.”

Corporate VP, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft

Fast Track to the Impact
Essentials For Senior Leaders

  • Weekly live sessions with world-class executive coaches and leadership experts
  • Weekly Office Hours to dig deeper with experts and peers
  • Quarterly Peer Group exclusively for course participants & alumni
  • Certificate of completion + digital badge of completion to upload to your LinkedIn profile


Excludes cost of Athena Alliance membership.
Membership + course cost is $7,000.

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Unleash Your Portfolio of Impact

Performance is table stakes and accounts for only 10% of your career success. The other 90% of career success is dependent on the combination of Exposure (60%) and Image (30%)* - together resulting in Impact. Today’s Executive MVP takes charge of, and works consistently to master their Impact.

This future-forward program cuts to the chase for the modern business leader. It’s fast paced, and packed full. It is Athena’s pinnacle “excellence” course that presents the distillations of the essentials Athena Alliance’s top coaches and leadership experts have gleaned through thousands of hours guiding members over many years.

The leadership faculty in this course are among the top coaches in their industries and the top leadership experts in the world. The knowledge they bring not only comes from coaching senior leaders, but from being top executives themselves. This course offers you the chance to learn varied perspectives and gain powerful exposure to 10 top leadership experts in business today.

In addition to the live course, you also have access to an ongoing Athena membership, including 2 hours of 1:1 career coaching, a powerhouse community of women you can leverage for guidance and mentorship, and comprehensive on-demand executive education to dig deeper as you unlock your impact at the highest levels.

*Statistics referenced from the PIE Model of Career Success by Harvey Coleman, Empowering Yourself: The Organization Game Revealed

Our coaches have thousands of hours of coaching experience. Take advantage of their expertise now.

Next cohort starts
January 17 @ 3pm
ET (12pm PT)

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Designed to Unleash Your Impact

In this 7-week course, you’ll gain the essential elements of Impact mastery at the executive level. During each 90 minute session, we’ve intentionally filtered out the noise to allow you to get right to the heart of what you need to know to be an executive MVP.

All sessions are led by experienced leadership experts who will share best practices through practical experience. Learnings are enhanced by case studies, interactive break-out sessions, and additional resources for those who want to take a deeper dive.

With each session you will be stronger, and more impactful immediately, with the tools and frameworks necessary to be an executive MVP. The sessions include:

  • Strategic Perspective: develop your holistic value to the business as a basis for strengthening your brand.
  • Presence & Resiliency: take charge and master the core of executive excellence
  • Voice: Unlock the physiological and psychological power of your voice
  • Exposure & Image: master your strategic relationship building skills across diverse networks
  • Strategic Career Moves: build a utility player mindset to stand out in your organization (and beyond)
  • Navigating Disruption: unpack key disruptive forces facing companies and how to navigate them
  • Think Like a Director: build mental muscles to see the company from a board's eye view
Ashley Heller

“Athena helped me find and articulate my value clearly and gave me the confidence I needed to ask for what I wanted. It is an incredible community with high-quality programming and is a huge value add to me and the women of Quinstreet. It's truly something special.” 

Chief People Officer at Quinstreet

Meet our leadership experts

Learn from some of the top leadership experts and coaches in the world. We’ve carefully selected a variety of faculty who offer diverse perspectives on executive leadership that you won’t find anywhere else.
Some of our faculty include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Erin Essenmacher

Erin is a C-suite leader, award-winning storyteller, strategic advisor, and board member with a proven talent for synthesizing complex issues, market trends, emerging ideas, and stakeholder perspectives to create visionary and results-focused strategies. She has advised boards and management teams on oversight of strategy and risk and is a frequent speaker and writer on a range of issues related to the modern leadership and the future of the boardroom.

Carladenise Edwards

“Athena has been instrumental in helping me build my personal brand and pursue different executive opportunities. My experience with Athena’s world-class executive development coaches exceeded my expectations and boosted my confidence. Most importantly, I have enjoyed the valuable personal connections I have made with other professional women that have accelerated my career.”

C-Suite Executive, Independent Board Director
Amy Bunszel

"The more senior you get, the harder it can be to find the right development opportunities. Athena has allowed me to bring valuable external perspectives to Autodesk, provide me a more holistic view of the business, and helped me move up into the C- Suite and Boardroom."

Executive Vice President at Autodesk

Who should apply

This course is designed to fast track senior leaders committed to owning their impact as top business leaders. This course is perfect for:

  • Leaders seeking or who have recently achieved a promotion to a C-suite role
  • Leaders looking to stand on bigger stages
  • Leaders exploring a career transition
  • Leaders who want a high-touch, fast-tracked cohort experience
  • Leaders committed to mastering impact

Have questions? Talk to a member of our team.

Linda Ho

“My Athena experience spurred a deeper look at my career, resulting in an exciting role change. In particular, Athena was especially insightful in helping me articulate and visualize my next step. It’s empowering to have trusted resources to lean on during times of reflection and change.”

Chief People Officer @ Seismic

Accelerate your career with Athena Academy

Athena Academy brings together community and learning in an intimate setting, while delivering everything you need to know about what the job entails and requires – whether you’re striving for the C-suite or boardroom or simply want overall executive development. These courses will arm you with a toolkit to successfully land the role you’re seeking. You can connect live with other members, learn from and ask questions to experts who've "been there, done that", and accelerate your journey to reaching your professional goals – all within Athena Academy. More courses launching soon.

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