FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Before becoming a Member

1) When there is a lot of Free Content on the Internet, why should I invest in a paid Annual Membership Subscription of Leader Classes ?

1).An Opportunity to access content extremely valuable to your success, you may NEVER see – Solving the “Information Discovery” & “Curation” problem of the Internet

Information Overload coupled with Time Scarcity is one of the biggest problems on the Internet, in the “Attention Economy”

Many times, invaluable information gets lost like a Needle in a Haystack, simply because Internet Content Distribution is fuelled by very powerful algorithms (Google, Youtube, Linkedin, Quora, Instagram, Facebook etc), who have to balance between the needs of their Advertisers & the User Experience of their members.

Many times, this means that in your feeds, you will PRIMARILY see / read, “PR Sanitized” content, designed to Advertise a Company and/or Promote / Strengthen the Brand of an Executive.

Additionally, most of these algorithms focus on showing you content that is already “popular” “within” your network. This is NOT necessarily the most valuable content.

This is the “Information Discovery” problem that ALL major Content Distributors (Google, Youtube, Linkedin, Quora, Instagram, Facebook etc) are STILL working to solve & improve their algorithms on.

Especially in “Life Success” determining areas like Leadership Development & Strategic Career Management, the concept of who to listen to and ask advice from / who to follow, in itself is a big question & a strategic choice that significantly impacts your success outcomes. Therefore it is extremely important to make that choice well, as it will form a basis for another possibly 100 other choices (multiplier effect) in the leadership development journey.

We make this strategic choice for you, helping you access invaluable content that many times, you may never see as they are not “popular” within your network.

2). Extremely valuable Content - Curated from the World’s best sources in the areas of Leadership Development & Strategic Career Management. & Distilled with our Experience.

a) Global Coverage of the world’s best content sources :- From over 1000+ of the World’s best sources ( Top Tier Universities, Corporate Leadership Institutions, Think / Action Tanks, Thought Leaders etc)  that Regularly research on & provide Expert Insights in the areas of Leadership Development & Strategic Career Management, we expertly curate content, many times surfacing hidden gems , not available elsewhere.

b) Contextualized Content :- Subsequently, we  “Contextualize” this:content, aligning it with different stages of a Member’s leadership development journey by reflecting it with our experience, ultimately presenting the content (Wherever needed) through our lens.

For instance, many times you will see Two or more leaders taking diametrically opposite positions on a single topic.

Both of them may be right as the context in which those perspectives were shared may differ. Without adequate experience, this may Confuse you, increasing your risk of taking a “Wrong” decision.

c) Original Content that leverages our Experience :-

Our Proprietary, Hard to Access Data & Insights evolved over 15+ years of our experience running super specialist Retained Executive Search Consulting Boutiques in India & the US, closely partnering with over 35+ Top Tier Organizations,  12000+ Executives (CEO, MD & Equivalent) & 25000+ Senior Managers (C-Level) Leaders helps us create high quality Original perspectives & Reflections, that enrich the learning process & the leadership development journey of our members.

3). Time / Effort Optimized, Structured, Comprehensive, Evolving Content :-

An Annual Membership Subscription of Leader Classes provides our Members access to Online content focused & structured to provide expert knowledge & practical insights on 100+ Topics of Strategic Importance, proven to be crucial determinants of Executive Success by the World’s best Academia / Corporate / Boutique Leadership Development Organizations / Universities.

This “Structured” learning provides a program format that helps our Members build a solid foundation that can be broadened and deepened as you evolve. This is delivered in an extremely efficient and effective manner, saving your time by maximizing  effort yield ratios.

There is NO other source anywhere else in the world (Online / Offline) that can provide this kind of Structured information, relevant to our members, delivered in a Time / Effort efficient manner.

4). Distraction free coherent environment with singular focus on Strategic Career Management and Career Advancement.

Research indicates that within half an hour of starting to review content on Youtube, LinkedIn , Quora  etc, over 50% of people navigate to other unintended sources of different genres , most of which are “Entertaining, than  “Value Adding” to Leadership Development.

LeaderClasses provides an Online Environment that facilitates distraction free, focussed  learning efforts on specific topics, crucial to the leadership development journey of our members.

5). Access to an Offline Network of equally committed, ambitious minds , passionate about Developing themselves & progressing to the next levels in their Leadership journey :-

Research indicates that to truly develop leadership skills & evolve requires :-

For instance, these are some of the reasons why Top Tier Conferences / Premier Universities / B School Networks are considered very valuable to attend.

Our Offline  Network /  Events (Accessible at an additional cost per event per member)  .  provide this unique platform that complements our efforts to significantly enhance the long term probability of success of our Members.

These Compelling reasons & Unique benefits help committed aspirants swiftly decide to apply for our “Membership” joining their finest peers truly invested in their success.

2) Can I access trial version of your content before signing up ?

  Yes, Sure you

To see for yourself the quality of our Video Content & how it can help you, we invite you to "Register for & review our Free On Demand Webinar” if you have not done the same already.

3) How can I join LeaderClasses ?

LeaderClasses is a paid Online Annual Membership Subscription open to everyone. All you need is access to a computer with an updated browser, an Internet connection and of course, a passion to learn from the world’s finest minds.

To know more about & to join our exclusive, exceptional network of ambitious minds, we invite you to review our Membership page. 

We look forward to hearing from & having you in our exceptional network, soon.

4) What is your Refund policy & Validity period for Annual Subscription ?

All Membership Subscriptions/ Fees, are valid for 365 days from the date of sign up & once paid are :-

• Non-Refundable
• Not Transferable  
• Not Adjustable Partly or Wholly, for anything else under all circumstances.

We recommend our users to explore to join only when they are truly committed to investing in their growth and personal / professional development.

For more details, please review our Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

5) What are the accepted payment methods for Online payment of my Annual Subscription ?

• UPI
 (BHIM, PHONEPE, GOOGLE PAY (TEZ), PAYTM PAYMENTS BANK & PAYTM WALLET)

• Net Banking.

Credit Cards – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, American Express.

• Debit Cards  - Visa & MasterCard.

6)  What happens after I pay my First Year’s subscription online ?

Upon receipt of  your Membership Application along with your First Year’s Annual Subscription payment, we will either approve your Application for Membership / Inform you otherwise on email, within Three business days of receipt of your payment.

We may also call / mail you to seek clarifications / additional documentation to authenticate your credentials, if we deem necessary

If approved, your account Credentials will be shared with you on email & we will be delighted to welcome you to access your subscription online.

Else, your Membership Fees will be refunded in full (Less Handling charges of INR 200/-  or US $3 /- ) within 10 Business Days of receipt of our email, to your payment source.

NO requests for Cash Refunds / Refunds in any other source other than your payment source will be entertained, under any circumstance.

Do submit your details “ Here ”. Upon review of your submission, we will advise next steps on email / call you at your contact numbers, as may be appropriate.

7) Where would I get my payment receipt ?

When you pay for a Membership, you'll get an email confirming your payment sent to your registered email address used by you to access your LeaderClasses account. This email includes all your payment details.

Receipts for payments on LeaderClasses include your full name and the name of the Course you paid for.

If you lose your payment confirmation or need another copy, you can request another email receipt by contacting us.

After becoming a Member

8) What if I am having login problems or forget my password ?

If you see an "email or password incorrect" message, make sure that the email address you entered is the one that you registered for your Leader Classes account.

If you continue to see this message, you can select Forgot Password to change your password.
You can also reset your password from your Account Settings, if you're able to log in, by following these steps :-
1. At the top of any page, select the dropdown menu icon next to your username.
2. Select Account.
3. Select Reset Password -  The system sends a confirmation message to the email address in the Email Address field.
4. Click on the confirmation link in the email message.

Common Login Problems :-

If you clicked Forgot Password but have not received an email message with a link to reset your password, check for these common problems :-
• Is your email address entered correctly on the sign in page ? Check for errors and try again.
• Did you enter the same email address that you used to register your account ? Reset messages are sent only to registered email addresses.
• Did you check your spam message folders ? Check your spam folder for a message from LeaderClasses.
• If the message is not there, try adding our automated mailer address to your contacts or your approved senders list and then reset your password again.
• Did you complete the account registration process ? To check, try registering again with the same email address.
If the account does exist, a message will indicate that you are already a member.

Other Error Messages

If you see a different error when trying to sign in, check for these common problems :-
• Make sure that you are using a current version of Firefox or Chrome.
• Make sure that you have cookies and JavaScript enabled
• Try clearing your browser’s cache.

If you still face a problem, “
contact us”.

9) Which cohort would I be eligible for to attend the Offline CAST Events ?

The Online Subscription focuses on universally valuable Leadership Development & Strategic Career Management inputs fungible across Organizational levels
, Industries & Geographies.

Depending on your profile & the eligibility criteria detailed below, your Cohort (For the Offline Workshops Only) are decided as follows :-


Category - I - Budding Leaders
commerce & other students


Ambitious Chartered Accountants, Commerce, Business, Arts, Sciences & other Students aspiring to progress to Director / GM / VP /  Higher level roles within 10-12 years of completing their education.

Category - II - Budding Leaders
Engineering Students

Ambitious  Engineering Students aspiring to progress to Director / GM / VP /  Higher level roles within 10-12 years of completing their education.

Category - III - Budding Leaders
Ms / Phd / me / M.tech Students


Ambitious MS, PhD, ME & M.Tech Students aspiring to progress to Director / GM / VP /  Higher level roles within 10-12 years of completing their education.

Category - IV - Budding Leaders
MBA Students

Ambitious MBA Students aspiring to progress to Director / GM / VP /  Higher level roles within 10-12 years of completing their education.
Category - V - Budding Leaders
Working Professionals

Ambitious Working Professionals ( Annual Gross Compensation Upto INR 50 Lakhs per annum if  based in India & Upto USD 200K p.a if  based outside India ). keen on accelerating their success to transition into our Future Leaders category within the next 6-8 years.





Category - VI - Future Leaders


Ambitious Director / General Manager / Vice President level Professionals (Annual Gross Compensation exceeding INR 50 Lakhs per annum if  based in India & Over USD 200K p.a if  based outside India.) keen on accelerating their success to transition into a high performing C-Level Leader within the next 6-8 years.

Category VII - Emerging Leaders

Ambitious Country / Multi-Country / Global Business Heads / Function Heads / Country Heads / Country Managers / C-Level Professionals / Partners / Senior Partners / Managing Directors / Presidents ,  Entrepreneurs, Family Business Leaders,  Founders / Co-Founders / Founding Team Members of Growth & Expansion Stage Ventures ( Annual Compensation > INR 1 Crore p.a in India & Over US $ 300K if based outside India ) keen on evolving within the next decade to Global / Group C-Level / Board Level roles typically offering an Annual Compensation > US $ 1 Million in India & Over US $ 2.5 Million if based outside India.


To Know More about Becoming a member / signup we invite to review our "Membership" Page.


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