STRETCH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Next cohort begins January 2024

The best leaders are continuous learners. So, invest in your development and become the leader who inspires your team to achieve better results. This six-session program provides tools you can apply immediately for high-impact leadership. We start with understanding your leadership style to build confidence to lead with authenticity. Then, we delve into strategic planning and its role for individuals, teams, and organizations. Finally, we combine these insights and tools to overcome challenges and build high performance teams.

This proven program includes 3 critical areas for companies who want to grow: leadership, strategy, and teams

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HEALTHY LEADERSHIP
UNDERSTAND SELF
Develop self-awareness of behavioral characteristics and how they can affect the way they lead and communicate.
UNDERSTAND OTHERS
Employ strategies to break down miscommunications and maximize team members’ effectiveness and productivity.
WINNING STRATEGIES
PERSONAL STRATEGIC PLAN
Employ leadership strategies based on your personal core values, goals, and aspirations to ensure sustainable success.
STRATEGY IN MOTION™
The program is based on Darcy’s book, Strategy in Motion™: A Proven Playbook for Companies Who Win. Apply the Strategy in Motion™ model to your team to define and implement your department’s strategic plan.
DEPT STRATEGIC PLAN
Establish your team vision, SWOT, goals and priorities to maximize the effectiveness of your team.
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
TEAM DYNAMICS
Activate strategies and frameworks proven to maximize team efficiency and performance as well as team member engagement & fulfillment.
GREAT COMMUNICATION
Utilize specific communication methods that allow teams to move to output in a more productive and timely manner.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Facilitate your team through a successful change process.
MAXIMIZING PEOPLE
Improve individual contributors’ performance toward reaching team goals.

In-person sessions at 9AM-4PM

Executive coach-to-participants ratio: 1:10

6 days over 5 months starting January 2024

$4,000 per participant. Call for private sessions

Have questions or want more information? Schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation with one of our founders!

MEET YOUR COACHES:
Co-Founders Cyndi & Darcy

50+ years of combined leadership and strategy experience and have coached over 1,000 leaders.

We are passionate about helping people enjoy ‘leading.’ We believe there is a direct connection between investment in your leaders and people loving their work. We developed this program to increase a leader’s confidence in leading with a proven toolbox AND, more importantly, we APPLY the training immediately.

Co-Founders Cyndi & Darcy

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3 Course Deliverables

Increased self-confidence with Birkman Assessment and Personal Coaching Plan

Expand leadership and strategy capacity with Personal Strategic Plan

Deepen understanding of Strategic process and High Performance Tools by creating a Team Strategic Plan

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FAQS

What are the dates?

For specific dates/times for each cohort, please see our schedule page here.

How much does Stretch Academy cost?

$4,000 and you can call for private sessions. But let’s talk about the value. What’s the cost of losing 20% of your top performers? Our data says $15-$20,000 to replace a key leader. Additionally, consider the added-value of tying your corporate strategy into department outputs? When you invest in your people, they’re far more likely to deliver a higher caliber of work and lead happier, more productive teams. We believe the value of this program is 5-10 times the cost.

Will participants work alongside other leaders?
Yes! One of the big advantages of our cohort is that you will be in a cohort with 15-20 other Cincinnati leaders. Pairing with peers inspires bigger ideas, more collaborations, and the opportunity to share challenges and triumphs.
Where are you located?

We are located in Cincinnati and serve the Tri-State. All in-person sessions will be at Swaim Lodge; Swaim Park (7650 Cooper Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242).

What if I am interested in the program, but can't join either date?
Please fill out the Contact Us form telling us that you’d like to be on the waitlist for future dates and we will ensure we keep in touch!
Who is this program right for?
This is perfect for new leaders to strategy. Department and functional managers who need to lead and are committed to implementing strategic changes at their company.
What will Stretch Academy graduates bring back to their company as a result of this program?
A personal strategic plan, department strategic plan, the playbook to leading a high-performing team, and a better sense of self with a coaching report.
What ongoing offerings do you provide after the 5-month program?
We can continue to work alongside you to take your company to the next level of growth. We have lots of supporting systems—from a monthly learning forum, coaching, additional training program, and executive coaching to help with your hiring choices. We focus on giving you the tools to lead amid change. Stretch will help fill any remaining gaps in strategy or people development.
Can I send more than one person from my organization to Stretch Academy?
Yes, in fact we encourage it! But we do have a max of 4 people per company.

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