"Mentor, coach, sounding board, thought partner, supporter - these are the words that come to mind when I think about working with Amy Robinson during the Aspire Higher Women’s Leadership Development Program.  Each session with Amy was an opportunity to learn and develop into the type of leader that I aspired to be.  Amy customizes her leadership coaching to fit the needs of each individual by using different feedback techniques.  Amy helped me process my day-to-day leadership experiences.  Through that critical self-reflection, I am able to apply the lessons I’ve learned to new leadership opportunities.  Amy is outstanding, and I highly recommend working with her through the Aspire Higher Women’s Leadership Development Program or through individual coaching."

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"Amy's Aspire Higher Leadership Development program gave me the push I needed to go to the next level. Her coaching style is thought provoking and straight forward. One of my favorite talks that she gave at a conference is "Get Your Ask Up". Thanks Amy for your dedication to meeting people where they are and providing a framework to move to the next level."

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"I had the privilege of working with Amy as a member of her Aspire Higher Women’s Leadership Program, and can’t say enough good things about her approach. Her 6-month program, part-group-coaching and part-individualized-focus, allows for a unique opportunity to not only work on personal vision and goals but also learn from other female leaders who have their own stories, successes, and challenges to share.

The Aspire Higher program is a wonderful investment in growing yourself both personally and professionally. Like most things in life worth doing, the program requires that participants stretch outside of their comfort zone; it takes a great deal of self-awareness, openness to feedback, and willingness to actively participate. Amy has a great ability to ask the hard questions and push for growth, all while maintaining a climate of positivity and genuine care."

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"Aspire Higher! is an intense, stimulating and excellent learning experience in leadership development geared specifically towards women. While the program focuses on developing leadership skills within the workplace, it also gives you powerful tools to use in your personal relationships as well.

I was amazed at how much you can learn in such a short period of time. The wealth of material and topics covered would at first seem overwhelming, but Amy’s program outline is planned so that it is all easily absorbed in the perfect timeline.

Amy exhibits a genuine interest in each participant while building a sense of camaraderie among the group. She is an enthusiastic and approachable coach and presents the material in a way that is made applicable to each individual. Amy’s passion for training is unsurpassed.

This experience has been the highlight of my career and has enabled me to expand my scope as an administrative professional. I highly endorse Amy Robinson and recommend her Aspire Higher! Women’s Leadership Development Program."

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"In Aspire Higher a unique program for high performing women, Amy imparts skills that can immediately be put into play, resilience in addressing challenges, and a deepening of one's emotional intelligence. Amy has the innate ability to cut to the core of an area for growth, and share insightful feedback and effective action plans in a frank and highly supportive manner. Best career (and life) investment I've ever made."

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“I recently completed Aspire Higher and would highly recommend the program to any woman wanting to take her career to the next level. I recently changed careers, and I couldn’t have taken the program at a better time. I learned a lot about myself, how I work with others, and my leadership style. While the program is great as a whole, I really started seeing progress during the portion of the program where we have weekly 1-to-1 phone calls with Amy.  Amy has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and having the opportunity to talk and ask her questions on a weekly basis was invaluable. Amy is very gifted at what she does, and she works with each participant on an individual basis to help her grow and excel. The information I learned over the last six months will stay with and help me throughout my career.”

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"I completed two of Amy's 4-month Women's Leadership Coaching courses, Aspire Higher. Under Amy's guidance, I learned a lot about my personality and leadership style, and she helped me to put specific goals and plans in place for improvement.

Amy is truly inspirational. She will broaden your perspectives and stretch you beyond your comfort zone. She strives for excellence and authenticity in her own life and that of her client. If you want to up your game in your career or personal life, then I recommend you contact Amy."

 

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Are you a female high-performer at work who wants more success or a company looking to implement in-house a professional development program for your top female talent? Check out Amy's Aspire Higher program.

 

 

Established in 2011, a Women's Leadership Development Group Coaching Program for Senior Leaders within organizations

 

The six month in-person program prepares female VPs and Directors to learn what it takes to lead at the top

 

 Registration is now open for the next class beginning

September 20th in Greenville, South Carolina. 

 

To register, contact Amy directly at 832-419-0639 or email Amy@AmyLRobinson.com.  

 

About Aspire Higher

Founded in 2011, Aspire Higher is our signature six month professional women's leadership development program based on a peer-coaching model that blends skills-training classes and both private and group sessions with a dynamic curriculum designed to build the necessary skills for FURTHER career and leadership success for senior leaders (VP level and Directors) within organizations.

Facilitated by Amy L. Robinson, Executive Leadership Coach.

 
 

* Attention Organizations: Aspire Higher is also offered within companies as a professional development program and path in attracting, developing and retaining top female talent. We partner with winning organizations internationally in offering this proven and unique peer-coaching model to enhance your talent strategy and succession planning initiatives. Contact Amy directly for additional information at 832-419-0639.

 

 

What is Aspire Higher?

Aspire Higher is a six month in-person group coaching program offered to senior female leaders (VPs and Directors) within organizations and facilitated by nationally-recognized executive coach Amy  Robinson. Aspire Higher is designed to teach the necessary skills to advance in their careers and lives while developing their authentic leadership and communication style, presence and brand within their organizations.

 

 “Aspire Higher is a high impact, holistic, and cohesive learning experience dedicated to accelerating the development and succession of female senior leaders within organizations through female-peer connection, skills-based learning, and on-going coaching support. This leadership development program teaches the process of developing wisdom and power as a woman leader in career, business and life." – Amy Robinson, Lead Coach and Facilitator

 

Participant Testimonial:

"I learned an incredible amount during the time I worked with Amy and participated in the Aspire Higher series. Even more, I continue to build upon those learnings.  Amy has an amazing ability to read her clients and customize coaching and development plans for them. I highly recommend Amy's coaching services for those seeking individual coaching or the Aspire Higher program for those seeking a group coaching experience."

Read more graduates' testimonials on far left column.

 

Who is this program for?

Senior female leaders (VPs and Directors) within organizations who want to grow their influence, power and contribution within their organizations, communities and lives.

Are you a senior female leader who wants . . .

  • To advance to the C-Suite
  • To understand and learn what it takes to lead at the top
  • To apply your leadership skills in a more influential style
  • To gain visibility and more prominent work responsibilities
  • To navigate successfully office politics and gender dynamics
  • To manage up, down and sideways more effectively
  • To close the gap between your career Vision and how you live each day at work
  • Greater satisfaction in your work-life integration

Benefits of enrolling:

  • Identify your Leadership and Personal Impact Style through the MBTI® including improving communication style, decision-making and problem solving acumen.
  • Assess your leadership and management styles' strengths and areas for growth through a 360˚ Feedback Survey.
  • Develop your team as a strong, cohesive unit that is results-oriented.
  • Be a Strategic Visionary within your organization known for getting results quickly.
  • Manage up, down and sideways more influentially.
  • Execute strategy in achieving goals.
  • Improve performance in an existing role in order to position for further advancement.
  • Sharpen capabilities for the next role.
  • Boost visibility and influence.
  • Harness the power of others to achieve needed results.
  • Stop others from interrupting or borrowing your ideas by asserting.
  • Negotiate for what you want and need.
  • Develop authentic management and leadership skills.
  • Experience a fuller and more satisfying work-life experience.

 

The Six-month Curriculum

September and October

In person sessions: September 20 and October 18

Topic: Be a Strategic Visionary within your organization known for producing results quickly

In order to lead at the top you have to be seen as a Visionary who executes strategy.  In addition you have to know others' perceptions of your strengths and weaknesses especially as it relates to your management and leadership style in order to positively impact and influence them.

Our Leadership Development Program kicks-off with each participant taking two assessments: The Personal Impact Report based on the Myers-Briggs Trait Personality index and a 360˚ Feedback Survey. These findings will help shape your Action Plan for the six months while highlighting your natural strengths and opportunities for improvement when communicating, leading, decision making and problem solving.
 

November

In person session: November 8

Topic: Lead through your Personal Power and Influence

Based on your MBTI® Personal Impact Report and 360˚ Feedback Survey and self-assessment of Leadership Skills, learn where you stand out and where you fall short in yielding influence and  power when it comes to managing up, down and sideways. Find out who in your network is a resource for contributing to more personal power and influence.

We'll drill down the three categories with a SWOT analysis and Action Plan for the next 90 days. 

 

December

Tele session: Training class (date TBD)

Topic: Improve your Communication Style

Based on the results from MBTI® Personal Impact Report and 360˚ Feedback Survey, this month's curriculum focuses on how your unique communication style is working for you (strengths) and against (areas for improvement). Are you being interrupted or ideas stolen in meetings? Do you have to develop assertiveness and confidence while communicating?  Or do you fall on the other side of the spectrum and are perceived as too direct and aggressive? Learn the difference and what you can do to improve your current communication style.

Differences among the gender's communication styles will be discussed to help navigate office politics and dynamics.

 

January 2020

In person session: January 10

Topic: Effective Negotiating 

Learn how to effectively negotiate and ask for what you want.  Amy will teach you the necessary tools and strategies to grow your muscles of asking and negotiating effectively and authentically in order to "make the ask."

Learn tips on overcoming your hesitation in negotiating for yourself. Develop strategy and steps for "Here's-What-I-Want" conversations.

 

February 2010 - Graduation month

In person session: February 7

Topic: What it takes to lead at the C-Suite Level

We'll wrap up our program with sharing our specific findings and targeted areas for forward-movement in the areas of increased clarity (focus), confidence (self-esteem), competence (skills-building) and care (work/life integration and resiliency). This month highlights the knowledge and insights leaders develop in their journey in order to lead others with Head and Heart.


 

Program's Logistics including Location

The six-month program runs September 2019 through February 2020 and consists of both in-person classroom and phone sessions.

All in person sessions are held at Greenville Technical College, Center for Manufacturing Innovation, 575 Millennium Blvd, Greenville, South Carolina 29607.

An array of hotels are close by (by car). Amy will share a list upon request. Many hotels offer a discount to program's attendees.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is approximately 11 miles from the Center for Manufacturing Innovation.

 

Dates and Times of in person classes

In-person sessions start at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. There is a 60 minute break for lunch. Dates for in-person sessions:

 

2019

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 8

2020

  • January 10
  • February 7

The month of December 2019 will consist of a group tele session (dates TBD).

 

Dates and Times of tele sessions

 

Six private coaching phone sessions: Each month you will have a 45 minute private phone coaching session with Amy. You will schedule the days and times with Amy.

One Group tele session: During the month of December (date to be TBD)

 

Pricing and Registration

Registration deadline is August 5th

The cost of the program is $ 5,499.00 per participant and does not include travel-related expenses. 

Full payment due at registration and prior to program start.

No refunds.                                                           

 

Registration:

To register, contact Amy directly at 832-419-0639, or email Amy@AmyLRobinson.com

 

"Women Leaders plan their lives, are strongly motivated, and move along a forward path. They know what they want, they get things done, they're goal-oriented, and they're willing to take healthy, calculated risks to get where they want to be. Leaders know how to develop their personal power and abilities to be more effective. They have a clear vision, identified purpose, confidence, and while in the process of mastering core competencies that build on their strengths around their most cherished goals, they are also mastering how to compassionately apply self-care routinely in their lives."

- Amy L Robinson, Executive Coach and Facilitator of women’s group leadership coaching program Aspire Higher