LeaderClasses

Free Online Career Excellence Leadership Program


Who are we ?

LeaderClasses, a pioneering IIM Alumni venture, is sculpting a unique “GoogleMap” of sorts for your career that can :-

a) Help you build, grow & excel in an amazing career you love, taking you from where you are today to where you want to be, at the pace you set for yourself.

b) Help you build, broaden, deepen & strengthen your leadership foundations for your personal mastery & professional excellence.

c) Help you earn Top Tier compensation for your work.

d) Help you accelerate your career growth on the fast track to the C-Suite in a career path you love.

e) Above all, beyond careers, help you lead a joyous & fulfilling life.

What is this program about ?

LeaderClasses Online Career Excellence Leadership Program, is a unique career advancement & leadership development program, delivering short videos providing actionable, practical, strategic, expert insights & best practices, helping you become the very best you can be,

a) Personally (Personal mastery - Helping you evolve as a person) &

b) Professionally (Professional excellence – Excel in your career).

Towards providing these universally valuable, crucial insights hard to access elsewhere, this program brings together :-

a) Experiential learnings & life lessons gained from extensive discussions with some of the best Board & CXO level executives across America & Asia, in our professional journey so far

&

b) Distilled wisdom & best practices
gleaned from the world’s best resources in leadership development & career management.

Is this for you ?

LeaderClasses online career excellence leadership program is open for everyone from highly ambitious students to CXO level leaders & can be immensely valuable to you in helping you excel in your career, regardless of your academic credentials, educational background, work experience, career stage, industry background, functional focus or your current working geography as long as you are willing to work hard towards your personal mastery & professional excellence.

Program Content

LeaderClasses online career excellence leadership program is a “continuous learning” program with a deliberate design intent to incorporate an “evolving learning” format to reflect a highly dynamic future of business & rapidly evolving future of work, with program topics broadly clustered into three primary areas :-

a) Strategic Career Management.

b) Leadership Development (Including Personal Mastery) &

c) Talent Management.

A representative list of topics you will learn about & experience in this program include:-

a) Secrets of the Masters of career & professional excellence - How the world's best performing Executives & Business Leaders :-
  • Started,Built & Advanced their careers, while navigating several career inflection points seamlessly.
  • Hunt for & gain access to the finest Jobs & Career Opportunities across the world going MUCH beyond Job Sites, Career Pages of Companies, Alumni Job Boards, Recruitment Firms, etc.
  • Earn Top Tier Compensation for the work they do, while building a career & life they love.
b) Self reflection & self awareness best practices to build & excel in a career you love.

c) Reorienting your mindset for personal mastery & professional excellence.

d) Understanding the career opportunities ecosystem across industries, organizational levels & geographies.

e) Career Inflection points & how to navigate them seamlessly.

f) Top 5 career mistakes many ambitious professionals make & how to avoid them.

g) Identifying great organizations to work for – Insights to analyze organizations & their leaders - Going beyond brand equity, public imagery & perceptions.

h) Career Opportunity Identification techniques - Lessons from the Masters – How to find the finest external & internal career propelling opportunities even when they are NOT advertised.

i) Interviewing successfully – Insights from the Masters.

j) Managing difficult & unreliable people.

k) Compensation discussions – Best practices for your long term success.

l) Career Transitions – Best practices & expert recommendations.

m) Hiring the “right” people successfully – Recruitment best practices for excellence.

n) Building relationships that matter – Lessons from the Masters.

o) Building influence – Lessons from the Masters.

p) Building an Executive career path – Experiential & research insights.

q) Building your success enabling ecosystem – Learning from the Masters.

As you can see, our content rich, unique career excellence leadership program helps you learn from the lives of some of the finest professionals & from the world’s best sources, most of which remain inaccessible to or expensive for, most people.

Via this program, we democratize access to excellence, helping ambitious people like you excel in your career & beyond careers in your life, to lead a joyous, fulfilling life, by achieving your dreams & goals.

Most importantly, we help you learn “wisely” - from the lives of extraordinary people & world class research, without reinventing your wheel of success & without paying a very expensive price with your youthful phase of life.

This blend of world class exposure, expert insights & structured guidance, over time, will transform ambitious minds like you into highly respected leaders, in addition to enabling your career excellence.

Program Levels

LeaderClasses online career excellence leadership program is offered at Two levels :-

a) Foundation Level (Free) - Offering you a risk free way to to see for yourself what you are currently missing in your learning, personal mastery, career & professional development channels as also experience the quality of our program via our Videos delivered privately to you via our online portal.

b) Advanced Level (Paid) - For those seeking to deep dive ( 10X deeper ! ) into the nuances of Career Advancement & Leadership Development & are committed to investing the required effort, time & financial resources to master these nuances accelerating their journey to excellence. Again, delivered via Online Videos, with Offline Events starting when logistically feasible.

Kindly note that by design, you can upgrade to our Advanced Level program (Paid) ONLY after joining our Foundation program (Free).

About You

Since you are on this page (given all the other sites & content on the internet!), are reading this page (out of all the other choices you have in terms of investing your time!) & have reached this far, we believe:-

a) You are ambitious & serious about excelling in your career, reaching greater heights over time.

b) You are committed to evolving as a better version of yourself by developing & strengthening your leadership skills.

c) You understand that you are ultimately responsible for developing yourself, architecting your career, future & your life.

d) You are wise & intellectually open to learn from the life of others.

With these beliefs, we are glad to invite you to experience our free program (Foundation level) to see for yourself :-

a) The quality of our program &

b) Understand what you are currently missing in your personal learning & professional career development channels.

Information required from you for signing up

Signing up requires your Name, Email Address, Mobile Number, Your LinkedIn public profile URL & your explicit consent to receive messages & all communication from us. All of these are mandatory.

Towards ensuring that our free program signup is not abused in any way, all your information submitted via the form below will be manually authenticated by us. If needed, you will be contacted for clarifications, before approval of your sign-up.

Signing Up

With this information, you can sign-up for LeaderClasses online career excellence leadership program by submitting your details.

We look forward to hearing from & being a part of your personal & professional journey to excellence.

As a first step to this, we look forward to meeting you in our online program, soon !

If what we are pioneering excites you, after signing up, do share this page on your social channels via our links below helping us discover more awesome learners & learning leaders like you while helping them excel in their careers & life.

Thanks for your time, attention & support !

Still not convinced to sign up or would like to know more before signing up?

Deep dive to know more about:-

a) Our detailed research – Our “behind the scenes” work to construct this unique program.

b) Our Founder CEO –  View his credentials, experience & executive profile to understand their value, importance & relevance in constructing this pioneering program.

c) What Top Tier CEOs & Emerging Leaders feel about this program – Sharing their expert perspectives on this program construct via their valuable video testimonials for this unique program, click the “deep dive” button below.


Founder's Message & Invitation

D ear Learner / Learning Leader ,

Greetings to you !

My name is Venkatesh. After graduating from IIM Lucknow (Full Time PGP, Class of 2001) in my 20+ years at work so far, for 15+ years I have had the privilege of heading two super specialist retained executive search boutiques in New York & Chennai focussed on C-Suite & Higher level roles ( Annual Compensation > INR 2.5C+ p.a in India & > $500K p.a in the US, Singapore etc ) strategically partnering with 35+ Top Tier organizations ( Including 15 of F500 ) guiding & learning from 10000+ C-Suite & Higher level leaders across Asia / USA / Europe.

In this process I have gained exceptionally enriching insights on Organizational Structures,  Roles, Career Progression Approaches, Compensation Levels, Organization Culture, Leadership Development challenges, Talent Management issues etc across Industries, Functions & Geographies from  Working Professional & Employer perspectives, very valuable to ambitious professionals seeking effective approaches to excel in their careers.

Given the nature of my work, over the last twenty years,  my team &  I have also been closely tracking some of the world's finest resources  (Research from the World's best - B- Schools, Leadership Development Institutions, Thought Leaders, Executive Conferences , Books etc) across a variety of areas - From Strategic Career Management, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Peak Performance, Business Models etc.

So far, we have been sharing the learnings from these insights exclusively with our Clients & represented candidates.

My current venture Leaderclasses, leverages our deep data, insights + experience & blends this with harnessed insights from the world's best sources, to create this unique "Online Career Excellence Leadership Program ", where i share this experience with you.

Your support is valuable to us.

Specifically if you are looking for / know people looking to access the finest Jobs & Career Opportunities anywhere in the world, do ensure that they get to see this page ( & Signup for our Free Foundation Program) as we will soon be sharing a highly efficient Job Search & Career Opportunities Identification approach , a technique that very few know about & one that goes much beyond the conventional job search approaches (Job Sites, Recruitment Firms, Career Pages of Companies, Alumni Networking sites, Job Ads  etc) while being the most effective. 

Someone could potentially land a great opportunity that could change her / his life, especially in the current harsh Covid - 19 / Post Covid - 19 environment where many professionals in your network could be actively searching for / soon be searching for the best career opportunities & our expert guidance could help here. 

Once again, delighted to invite you to "Join our Career Excellence Leadership Program".

If what we are pioneering excites you , do share this page on

to ensure broader dissemination & greater reach.

My team & I at LeaderClasses look forward to helping you enable your Career Excellence, soon !

Looking forward to meeting you soon, 

Thanking you ,

With deep regards

What if you had a " Google Map " for your Career that can take you from where you are to where you want to be, at the pace you set for yourself ?

What if you could learn the secrets of how the world's best performing Executives & Business Leaders :-

a) Started, Built & Advanced their careers, while navigating several career inflection points seamlessly. 

b) Hunt for & gain access to the finest  Jobs & Career Opportunities across the world going MUCH beyond Job Sites, Career Pages of Companies, Alumni Job Boards, Recruitment Firms etc. 

c) Earn Top Tier Compensation for the work they do, while building a career & life they love.

LeaderClasses, a pioneering IIM Alumni venture, is sculpting a unique  “Google Map” of sorts for your career that can take you from where you are today to where you want to be, in your areas of passion & focus, at the pace you choose to set for yourself, by helping you navigate the challenges of building an amazing career you love, while building a solid leadership foundation for you.

Leveraging the world’s best resources in 100+ topics of strategic importance to your success in diverse areas including Leadership Development, Strategic Career Management, Talent Development, etc we help ambitious Students & Working Professionals :-

a) Build a career they love.
b) Broaden, Deepen & Strengthen their leadership foundations.
c) Accelerate their career growth on the fast track to the C-Suite in a career path they love.
d) Earn Top Tier Compensation in India / USA /Singapore / HK / Europe, for the work they do.
e) Above all, beyond careers, lead a joyous & fulfilling life.


LeaderClasses Online Career Excellence Leadership Program , is an Industry / Function / Geography / Organizational Level agnostic program providing practical, actionable, universally valuable insights hard to access elsewhere, designed to enable anyone, anywhere in the world with access to an Internet Connection & a solid personal commitment to excellence, excel professionally in their Career & personally, beyond careers , enjoy a joyous, purpose led,meaningful life

This program is offered at Two levels :-

a) Foundation Level (Free) -

To enable you build a solid foundation for your career excellence, built upon the experience & wisdom gained from best in class Executives & world class research on multiple areas of strategic importance deemed crucial determinants of  long term professional success.

Being a Free program, this also offers you a risk free way to see for yourself what you are currently missing in your learning, career & professional development channels as also experience the quality of our program via our Videos delivered privately to you via our online portal.

b) Advanced Level (Paid) - 

For those seeking to deep dive ( Maybe 10X deeper ! ) into the nuances of Career Advancement & Leadership Development & are committed to investing the required effort, time & financial resources to master these nuances  accelerating their journey to excellence.

Again, delivered via Online Videos, with Offline Events starting when logistically feasible.

To focus on the strategic needs of our program participants , the content of our Foundation & Advanced Level programs are further aligned to two sub-levels, relevant to their Career Stage & Organizational levels.

These are :-

a) Foundation Program for Future Leaders - For ambitious Students & Working Professionals aspiring to be the very best they can be & progress to  General Manager / Director / Vice President / Principal / Partner level roles in their career as soon as they can.

Delighted to invite you to click the link here to " Join our Career Excellence Leadership Program for Future Leaders ".

b) Foundation Program for Emerging Leaders -

-For Country / Multi-Country / Regional / Global C-Suite Leaders (CXOs), Managing Directors, Presidents, Managing / Senior Partners &

-For those currently at GM / Director / VP / Principal levels aspiring to reach the C-Suite / MD / President / Senior Partner levels within the next 5 years of their career.

Delighted to invite you to click the link here to " Join our Career Excellence Leadership Program for Emerging Leaders ".

Kindly note that by design, you can upgrade to our Advanced Level  program ( Paid) ONLY after joining our Foundation program (Free) .

Speaker's Profile

Executive Bio
of

S. Venkatesh

Founder & CEO, Awesome Firms ( Owns LeaderClasses)

★ 20+ years at Work, 17+ years at Entrepreneurship across multiple ventures in the US ( SF+NY ) & Indian Markets.

★ 15+ years of Retained Executive Search Consulting experience in New York & India focused on Executive & Senior Management Level Talent Acquisition for positions offering an Annual Base Salary of over US $250K & its equivalent in the US, European & Asian Markets across a variety of Industries & Functions, with intimate knowledge of these market segments.

★ Personally successfully executed over 200 searches while having the privilege of directly/ indirectly partnering with, strategically guiding & learning from 25000+Senior Management & 12000+ Executive Level leaders, while closely working with 35+Top Tier Organizations across Sectors / Geographies / Markets at the Senior Management / Executive / Board Levels.

★ Deep understanding of our focus Industries & the needs / challenges of Innovative organizations &Top Tier professionals.

★ Trusted relationships & Privileged access earned with some of the finest Executives & Entrepreneurs in these Industries, across Geographies.

★ Have delivered highly rated Workshops / Guest Lectures / Presentations at 50+ premier Institutes including several IIM’s, IIT’s, NIT’s, BITS-Pilani, etc.

★ An Alumnus of IIM Lucknow (Full-Time, PGP, Class of 2001 ). IIM’s are equivalent of the Ivy League Business Schools in India.


Founder's Message & Invitation

D ear Learner / Learning Leader ,

Greetings to you !

My name is Venkatesh. After graduating from IIM Lucknow (Full Time PGP, Class of 2001) in my 20+ years at work so far, for 15+ years I have had the privilege of heading two super specialist retained executive search boutiques in New York & Chennai focussed on C-Suite & Higher level roles ( Annual Compensation > INR 2.5C+ p.a in India & > $500K p.a in the US, Singapore etc ) strategically partnering with 35+ Top Tier organizations ( Including 15 of F500 ) guiding & learning from 10000+ C-Suite & Higher level leaders across Asia / USA / Europe.

In this process I have gained exceptionally enriching insights on Organizational Structures,  Roles, Career Progression Approaches, Compensation Levels, Organization Culture, Leadership Development challenges, Talent Management issues etc across Industries, Functions & Geographies from  Working Professional & Employer perspectives, very valuable to ambitious professionals seeking effective approaches to excel in their careers.

Given the nature of my work, over the last twenty years,  my team &  I have also been closely tracking some of the world's finest resources  (Research from the World's best - B- Schools, Leadership Development Institutions, Thought Leaders, Executive Conferences , Books etc) across a variety of areas - From Strategic Career Management, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Peak Performance, Business Models etc.

So far, we have been sharing the learnings from these insights exclusively with our Clients & represented candidates.

My current venture Leaderclasses, leverages our deep data, insights + experience & blends this with harnessed insights from the world's best sources, to create this unique "Online Career Excellence Leadership Program ", where I share learnings with you.

Your support is valuable to us.

Specifically if you are looking for / know people looking to access the finest Jobs & Career Opportunities anywhere in the world, do ensure that they get to see this page & Signup for our Free Foundation Program for Future Leaders (or) Signup for our Free Foundation Program for Emerging Leaders as we will soon be sharing a highly efficient Job Search & Career Opportunities Identification approach , a technique that very few know about & one that goes much beyond the conventional job search approaches (Job Sites, Recruitment Firms, Career Pages of Companies, Alumni Networking sites, Job Ads  etc) while being the most effective. 

Someone could potentially land a great opportunity that could change her / his life, especially in the current harsh Covid - 19 / Post Covid - 19 environment where many professionals in your network could be actively searching for / soon be searching for the best career opportunities & our expert guidance could help here. 

Once again, delighted to invite you to "Join our Career Excellence Leadership Program for Future Leaders" 0r " Join our Career Excellence Leadership Program for Emerging Leaders " as maybe relevant to you.

If what we are pioneering excites you , do share this page on

to ensure broader dissemination & greater reach.

My team & I at LeaderClasses look forward to helping you enable your Career Excellence, soon !

Looking forward to meeting you soon, 

Thanking you ,

With deep regards