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leadership
Academy

Evolving High Potential Leaders for Your Succession Pipeline,
One Cohort at a Time
360 assessment
for data
Training in Best practices
Group Coaching
1:1 executive
coaching
goal crafting & results Tracking

RESOURCE YOUR TOP TALENT 
SO THEY CULTIVATE MINDSETS AND HABITS OF GREAT LEADERS.

The Academy provides executive coaching, group coaching, and leadership tools to prepare top talent for success and succession. Through a dynamic process grounded in best practices from the Center of Executive Coaching (CEC), modern psychology, ancient wisdom, and neuroscience, Channelbright guides participants to quickly identify actions that most benefit your organization. High potential leaders integrate practical, effective tools while crafting and achieving goals that amplify employee engagement, retention, and wholehearted power.

Websites are great. Conversations are better.

Book a complimentary Zoom meeting with founder Alicia Maness to connect and discuss how Channelbright's Leadership Academy can support your high potentials. 

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CURRICULUM & MODULES

PRACTICAL & IMMEDIATELY APPLICABLE

GROUNDED IN LESSONS FROM THE

CENTER FOR EXECUTIVE COACHING

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• Mindset: look at how our perceptions and attitudes determine our performance


• Learn the "inner game" of how to shift our perceptions to improve our ability to lead

• Recognize and redirect internal narratives, thoughts, premature assumptions, black and white thinking, negativity bias, stuckness


• Link insight to behaviors and measurable change with positive impact; estimate ROI​

• Create an action plan

Meeting #1

Leadership Habits, Behaviors,

and Disciplines

All Hands In

• Recognize traits and behaviors that make effective vs ineffective managers
 
• Understand and apply the factors that drive engagement



• Set expectations, recognize and acknowledge employees, develop and send messages that engage

 



• Implement clear, measurable plan to improve engagement

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Engage, Motivate &
Mobilize Employees

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•  Learn the components of powerful presentations

•  Design impactful messages and strong openings; deliver them effectively



 

• Apply the principles of influence during 1:1 and team meetings



• Navigate conflict effectively by identifying key elements 

• Create an action plan

Meeting #2

Communicate Powerfully in a Digital, Hybrid World

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• Increase practices to cultivate strong relationships. Sharpen awareness surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging 

• Understand your natural style; increase visibility of the value you provide

• Understand your natural style; strengthen relationships by building on natural style

 

• Become a trauma-informed leader

• Create and implement plan to strengthen relationships and wholehearted leadership

Meeting #5

Wholehearted Leadership: Strong Relationships & Influence

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• Understand how you use your time
 

• Identify stress points, time wasters, ways  to delegate and create boundaries
 
• Redesign time and environment to optimize for productivity and focus



 

• Create your most strategic use of time through time tracking tools
 
• Identify and prioritize ways to recharge

Meeting #3

Handling Overwhelm: 

Getting Control of Time

Curriculum
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What you will RECEIVE

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5 x Monthly 3-hr Leadership Workshop with Group Coaching - Zoom

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LinkedIn Community with Slides of all Content presented during workshop

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360 Survey - Data About How Others Experience Your Leadership Style

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5 Mini-Workshops: 1 Hour Supplements to the theme of the month

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5 x 1:1 Executive Coaching Sessions

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Graduation: Celebrate  & Reinforce the Progress

Why Channelbright?

A RANGE OF CREDENTIALS, EXPERIENCE, AND EXPERTISE.

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The Journey & process

STEP 1

ASSESSMENT 

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COLLECT ANONYMOUS DATA ABOUT HOW YOU'RE EXPERIENCED AS A LEADER

Upon registration, we'll collect feedback from up to 40 people you choose, about how you are experienced in 8 universal leadership competencies and 18 corresponding skillsets, via a survey assessment. You'll receive anonymous feedback about your strengths and how you can grow as a leader via a 1:1 debrief session.

STEP 2

MONTH 1:

NEW CONTENT

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MODULE 1:

Leadership Disciplines, Behaviors, Habits

 

HOW IT WORKS

• 3 Hour Live Training on Zoom -

  Lecture with New Content and PDFs

• Includes Group Coaching

• Includes Action Planning & Accountability

• Schedule 1:1 Executive Coaching 

STEP 3

MONTH 1: EXECUTIVE COACHING

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EXECUTIVE COACHING

 

HOW IT WORKS

• Schedule 1:1, 60 min executive coaching session

  to support you with implementing action plan

• Participate on Zoom (unless in person works)

• Explore how it's going with goals and results

STEP 4

MONTH 1:

MINI WORKSHOP

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MINI WORKSHOPS

HOW IT WORKS

During the month between 3 hour workshops, attend a 1-Hour Training that supplements the theme of the 3 hour training. Deepen your bond with cohort participants through exercises and group discussion.

STEP 5

REPEAT STEPS 2-4

EACH MONTH

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LEARN, PRACTICE, IMPLEMENT - 5 MORE MONTHS

 

EACH MONTH

• Attend 1 x 3 hour live training on Zoom 

• Receive Group Coaching and Design an Action Plan

• Schedule and participate in 1:1 Executive Coaching   

• Attend a 1 x 1 hour mini-shop to supplement the learning and deepen relationships with the cohort.  

Last Step

GRADUATE & CELEBRATE!

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CELEBRATE LEARNING AND CHANGES

 

HOW IT WORKS

Celebrate landmarks and milestones. What's changed? What's different? Via Zoom or in person TBD.

 

This step is critical to witness and celebrate the changes in leadership effectiveness. It also provides cognitive reinforcement so the new behaviors are more likely to continue.

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MEET THE FOUNDER

Team

Alicia Maness, Founder
MS, OT/L, eYT, CEC, ACC
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Alicia Maness, MS, OT/L, eYT, CEC, ACC supports executives and high potential leaders with cultivating interpersonal power to increase influence and impact. She holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University; an MS in Occupational Therapy (OT); is a licensed OT and Certified Executive Coach (CEC); accredited through the International Coaching Federation (ACC).

 

Through keen insights earned through studies in nervous system and mental health via modern western, Buddhist, and yogic psychologies, Alicia offers clients a vast range of human optimization tools. Alicia’s backgrounds as a mental health clinician, yoga teacher, OT/activity-based skill-building facilitator, and corporate creative for Fortune 500 companies—give her a range and depth of knowledge to engage clients in a transformational process. She weaves scientific understanding of holistic approaches to performance with practical, tactical tools. In 2022, Alicia was one of seventeen change agents invited to join the inaugural cohort of Forefront, a leadership accelerator for the rising stars in the leadership development space, powered by #1 Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith and his Top 100 Coaches.

 

Depending on your organization's needs and the size of your cohorts, Alicia may invite colleagues to contribute or co-facilitate. Connect on LinkedIn here and visit her 1:1 coaching website here.

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PRAISE

Testimonials
  • Working with someone, like Alicia, who is a true master at her craft is one of life's great pleasures. It's exhilarating to witness anyone who can match a true gift with the hard work and practice it takes to achieve subject matter expertise.
    In Alicia's case, her gift is - at least in my opinion - is one of empathy, insightfulness, active listening, and discernment. She matches that with an ability to access so many different tools and frameworks, that each topic we discussed felt like an opportunity to learn something new and a challenge to apply that lesson. Alicia coached me 1:1 for just about 8 months. I don't throw this out lightly - but in that time, she changed my life. If you're on this page because you're a potential client, please book a session. At the very least, you'll have the opportunity to meet someone truly special. ~Justin Aragon, General Counsel at ListReports
  • I wholeheartedly recommend Alicia for heart-based coaching that goes beyond the conventional, for organizations where self-awareness, kindness, and appreciation are understood to be foundations of successful teams, and where people are truly valued.
    Alicia Maness is a remarkable treasure. She has a heart of gold, which she tenderly deploys along with her deft capacity to connect, her incredibly insightful mind, and her unwaveringly accepting presence to create coaching programs that not only bring self-awareness and behavioral transformation, but also lay foundations of trust and appreciation so crucial for effective teamwork. Working one-on-one or in small groups, she skillfully brings people's attention to the unconscious thoughts and feelings that may lead to unwanted behaviors, difficulty with co-workers, or struggles in decision-making. She creates space for people to open up through her own display of deep humility and skillful modeling of vulnerability. By encouraging people to embrace truth and reality with love and acceptance, she enables them to find a natural path to successfully navigate challenging situations with integrity and confidence. Working alongside her as she crafted team-building off-sites, group connection exercises, and individual coaching programs for my 20-person software development team, I experienced heart-opening joy, humor, and reverence for the meticulous care and personal devotion Alicia brings to her work with people. I wholeheartedly recommend Alicia for heart-based coaching that goes beyond the conventional, for organizations where self-awareness, kindness, and appreciation are understood to be foundations of successful teams, and where people are truly valued." ​~Tevye Krynski, VP of Engineering, Migo Money Inc.​
  • I have been a part of several team building and leadership training programs with Alicia that have had meaningful impact on our team dynamics, demonstrably leveling up how we communicate, problem solve, and tackle disagreements.
    As a client of Alicia’s for the past year, I can say she is a great coach and an expert practitioner of her craft. I have been a part of several team building and leadership training programs with her that have had meaningful impact on our team dynamics by boosting team synergy and demonstrably leveling up how we communicate, problem solve, and tackle disagreements. In my personal coaching, I am continuously impressed by how insightful and poignant her observations are, while being gentle and expressed with such love that my internal judge and self-critic is rendered impotent, opening space for real transformation and growth. Alicia comes to our sessions prepared with effective practices aligned with my goals, and adapts them on-the-fly to whatever emotion or circumstance is present for me. She encourages my growth both professionally and personally, and is an incredible ally and advocate for my dreams. I feel grateful to have her on my team. Alicia has so much wisdom from different practices, and she applies it with humility and tenderness, in a way tailored to each individual client. Whether you are a team seeking to arbitrate conflict more effectively, or an individual seeking to accelerate intra-personal work, or personal transformation in any sort of relationship (with yourself, with your colleagues, or romantic), she can be a guide and huge resource in helping you manifest the change you seek." ​~Daniel Reznikoff, Staff Machine Learning Engineer at Stovell AI Systems
  • Alicia is not only a wonderfully empathetic listener, but she also was incredibly insightful
    I was fortunate enough to have a few 1:1 coaching sessions with Alicia as well as experience some of her team-building activities. Alicia is not only a wonderfully empathetic listener, but she also was incredibly insightful in all of her suggestions particularly with regards to interpersonal challenges. I would appreciate any chance to work with her again in the future! Toru Mino, Product Manager, Fintech & Financial Inclusion
  • Alicia's experience, expertise, empathy, and charisma have been so monumental in my navigation through major personal and professional circumstances.
    I truly cannot speak highly enough about Alicia. I was introduced to Alicia via a mutual colleague and have been working with her ever since. Her experience, expertise, empathy, and charisma have been so monumental in my navigation through major personal and professional circumstances. She is always fully engaged in our conversation and continuously follows through with any exercises or recommendations, and she has always been very communicative even outside of our scheduled weekly time. Alicia truly has a gift in what she does and I cannot wait to continue on this journey with her! Dave Yaeger, CEO & Founder, Showcase Daily
  • Alicia distills information effortlessly and is a whole thinker--e.g. looks at your life and reflects about whole life goals, even if the substantive focus is career driven.
    Alicia is a thoughtful partner in the exploration of development and growth. She is an excellent active listener and truly facilitates her clients to create their own strategies, 'answers'/paths towards success. She distills information effortlessly and is a whole thinker--e.g. looks at your life and reflects about whole life goals, even if the substantive focus is career driven. I recommend her highly! Anagha Dandekar Clifford, Legal Advisor, Business and Policy Strategist
Schedule

Sample Schedule

5 MONTH PROGRAM

• 360 Quantitative Survey Assessment for each participant

• Cohorts consist of 7-14 high potential leaders

• Monthly workshops that are 3 hours each with new content, accountability, and group coaching

• Individual Monthly 1:1 Executive Coaching Sessions to create goals and discuss challenges

• Monthly 1 hour mini-workshops to supplement the theme of the month and deepen cohort connection

Workshop 1: Leadership, Habits, Disciplines

Month 1

Workshop 2: Communicate, Simply & Powerfully

Month 2

Workshop 3: Handling Overwhelm: Getting Control of Time

Month 3

Workshop 4: Engage, Motivate, and Mobilize Employees

Month 4

Workshop 5: Wholehearted Leadership--Strong Relationships & Influence

Month 5

Mini-Workshops: Appreciative Feedback, Authentic Relating, DEIB, Time Redesign, Navigating Difficult Conversations & More

Each Month, Between 3 Hr Workshops

5 x 1:1 Executive Coaching Sessions Booked Separately

Book Each Month

Graduation!: Acknowledge, Celebrate, and Reinforce Progress

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