Leading from the Inside Out


About the course


This unique, live, online course engages you as an emerging leader, wherever you are in your career. Even if you’ve done leadership training before, this is a fresh experience—you hold up a mirror, see yourself anew, and engage in a dynamic learning lab with peers.


Explore the roots of your impact—from personal style to culture to gender and beyond—and make better decisions through better awareness.  This experience, particularly coming out of the pandemic, strengthens your creative power and resilience.


By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify individual strengths and limitations and determine how to work with them

  • Apply vital communication and connection capabilities

  • Stay centered and adaptable in the face of stress

  • Practice targeted personal leadership strategies you will continue to revisit and refine

Most suitable for

First-time managers, professionals that lead project teams and individual contributors who influence across functions and teams.


How it works

This is a comprehensive, 8-month leadership development process.  You engage in a flow of activities designed to toggle between learning and immediate application. You participate in real world cases, collaborative exchange, and meaningful feedback.


Time investment

You participate in 9 live, online facilitated sessions and application in-between.


Expect to dedicate about 1-3 hours per week during each week of the course.  This includes regular work activities—with a creative leadership approach—as well as reading, documentation and peer group coaching.  Total course hours: 66


Pre-work and preparation

8 live facilitated sessions, Thursdays

Between facilitated sessions

About practice and application

Across the 3—4 weeks between facilitated sessions, you engage in the following activities.  Some of this practice will be usual leadership activities, with a new twist.  We encourage you to identify a personal mentor, advisor or manager who will support you on your journey.

Example of practice and application between sessions

  • Peer Coaching Prep, 1 hour                     

  • Peer Coaching Group Session one time, 2 hours

  • Reading, reflection, and new practice experiments, 1-2 hours

  • Meetings with work manager/advisor, 1 hour


Maximum 16.  Small.

We keep our groups small, using a Goldilocks approach—just right size—to enrich personal learning, practice, and group collaboration. 


Financial investment   

Includes personal leadership profiles.



The Highline Practice  Courses Cancellation or Change of Enrollment Policy

The Highline Practice cancellation policy applies to all cancellations, transfers and
postponements of participation received 30 days or less prior to the commencement of the

All cancellations of participation (including substitutions/transfers/postponements) must be
confirmed in writing via email to derk@thehighlinepractice.com 


If you wish to cancel or change your enrollment, the following cancellation
fee shall apply:

  • Before 30 days prior to the commencement of the course you will receive a full

      refund minus 10% administration fee

  • 30 days prior to the commencement of the course 25% of course fee

  • 29 - 8 days prior to the commencement of the course 50% of course fee

  • 7 days or less prior to the commencement of the course 100% of course fee