Get to the top: Next level leadership for women in business

Isabelle Philips | Renowned executive leadership coach

Course overview:

What will it take to advance your leadership to the next level? This one-day leadership course prepares you with the key skills required to build and engage a high performing team, own any room with style and grace and leverage your strengths to lead powerfully. Discover the surprising research behind effective leadership and the counter-intuitive behaviours that will support your rise to the top.

You will develop:

  • Learn how to escape the 'too aggressive - not aggressive enough' dichotomy and embrace successful leadership styles that drive results
  • Identify the essential steps for attraction and retention of great talent and gaining discretionary effort from all
  • Uncover the keys to managing difficult people
  • Discover how to command attention and respect in every meeting
  • Understand the broader context for women in business and build and leverage networks to play strategically

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Professional women who want to step up their leadership capabilities and super-charge their career trajectory.
  • Small to medium enterprise and start-up CEOs who want to use their leadership to do great business.

Mentorship curriculum

Module 1: Mapping the leadership landscape - your career in context

  • People, performance and profit - why so many women are going out on their own and why big business is now seeking to promote women
  • The neuroscience of unconscious bias
  • Micro-affinities and micro-aggressions - stop ignoring the subtle cues that make or break emerging leaders 

Module 2: Identify and leverage leadership 'superpowers'

  • The science behind a strengths based approach to your career development
  • Identifying and articulating your strengths
  • Participants will be given access to an engaging, online self-discover module two weeks before the workshop day. This interactive, online component enriches understanding of self and enables immediate application of the strengths framework on the workshop day
  • Be yourself - everyone else is already taken!

Module 3: The high achieving leader

  • How to think like a high-flyer
  • Chasing the goals that matter
  • Using basic skills to negotiate your trajectory 

Module 4: Innovation leadership

  • Surviving and thriving in an era of rapid, discontinuous disruption 
  • How to enact distributed and relational leadership styles to promote innovation
  • Navigating hard-to-predict futures

Module 5: Treading the ‘respected vs. liked’ tightrope

  • Stepping up – how to manage staff who were your peers
  • Creating psychologically safe workplaces
  • Inclusive leadership

Module 6 – Tough love: how to attract and retain high performers

  • Conversations that count
  • Super-charge the brains around yo
  • How to do this with anyone – staff, your boss, key clients and other stakeholders


  • Bringing it all together into a strategic plan for your leadership trajectory.

Mentorship logistics

This one-day workshop is limited to twelve participants, enabling Isabelle to facilitate one-on-one and group feedback as you develop your unique leadership trajectory. This course is interactive and involves doing the work to set up your strategic plan on the day. Participants need to bring a laptop computer. The workshop is held in an awesome large boardroom in the CBD and runs from 9:00 am– 5.00 pm with short breaks. Lunch and morning tea is provided. 

Application Info

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May Onwards
3 Reviews
Alana Flack, Customer Success Leader at
This program was inspiring, Isabelle was so knowledgable and never made you feel uncomfortable with any questions you had.

Geeta Obireddy, Founder at
Small group so we bonded well. Didn't feel like a workshop and was more a friendly bunch of people sharing experiences. You won't realise when Isabelle has come into the conversation and is guiding you. She does it so quietly and powerfully.

Sara Watling, Treasurer at Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce
Isabelle was incredibly inspiring. Scientific based approach to teachings. The people in the room were awesome and quite diverse.

Do you have a question about this mentorships or would like to enquire about group packages?

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