Ambitious Young Leaders Program

Program Introduction & Program Objective :- LeaderClasses Ambitious Young Leaders Program , is a Unique, High Impact, Career Advancement & Leadership Development, Program for ambitious, recent / experienced / accomplished Managers & Senior Managers below 36 years of age, that :-

to enable & help you :-

Program Target Audience :- This program is primarily for ambitious, Recent Managers ( 0 - 3 years as a Manager ) / Experienced Managers ( 4 - 9 years as a Manager ) / Accomplished Managers ( 10+ years as a Manager ) & Senior Managers below 36 years of age, keen on transitioning from Functional to Cross-Functional / Multi-Faceted / General Management Roles & from Tactical to Strategic Leadership Roles.

Typical Participant Profile :- Managers, Senior Managers, Zonal Managers, Regional Managers, Executive Managers, Group Managers, National Managers, Associate Directors, AGMs, DGMs, Principals, Heads, Directors, Senior Directors, AVPs, DVPs, VPs etc. across various functions including Technology, General Management, Business Development, Product Management, Project Management, Engineering Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain, Business Operations, Marketing, Corporate Finance, Sales, Strategy, Corporate Development, Consulting, Analytics & HR roles.

While this program is open to anyone regardless of their current Industry Focus / Functional Focus / Country of work, specifically those currently working in / aspiring to work in the following Industries & Geographies will find it very valuable. These are :-

Current Industry Working In / Aspiring to Work in :- Internet, E-Commerce, Technology Products, Technology Services, Technology Consulting, Analytics, Financial Technology ( FinTech ), Retail, CPG / FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Durables, Management Consulting, Telecom, Banking,  Financial Services, Securities & Capital Markets, Insurance.

Current Working Geography /Aspiring to Work in :- India, United States, Canada, UK, Singapore, Germany, EU, Japan, Africa, Middle East, ANZ.

Why should you join LeaderClasses Ambitious Young Leaders Program (AYLP) ?

a) Do you know that >95% of Managers / Senior Managers NEVER reach the Senior Management Level EVER in their life & < 5% who reach the Senior Management level can do a lot better with Expert Insights  & Strategic Guidance ?

Senior Management roles are typically VP / Higher level roles offering an Annual Compensation > INR 1 Crore p.a in India & > US $500K p.a outside India.

Our Ambitious Young Leaders Program helps you successfully handle this HUGE Challenge - Of Career Stagnation & Slow Career Growth that most ambitious professionals like you face at this stage of your career.

If you are already advancing your career on the fast track, we help you accelerate your journey to excellence, with crucial inputs of strategic importance, very difficult to find elsewhere, shared with a singular focus - To help you become a world-class Senior Management professional & a  respected leader who delivers consistent out-performance & real results.

b) Our Ambitious Young Leaders Program helps you "learn wisely" - from the experience, mistakes & lives of others , without reinventing your wheel of success, gaining Experiential Insights" - Very valuable Tacit Knowledge distilled from the finest Executive Leaders & world-class institutions, without paying a heavy price with your youthful phase of life as the price for your career propelling efforts.

Thus, we help you, "learn wisely" & "learn what matters to advance your game to & at the Senior Management Level " in a structured, time-efficient manner, helping you add life to your years at work & years to your working life, making our program priceless to you if you understand the value of your time , youthful phase of life, are serious about excelling in your career & willing to invest in your excellence with us.

Our unique, top quality, practical, actionable, program content detailed below will stand testimony to this.

c) Our Ambitious Young Leaders Program is not just another Leadership Program - This is a unique, "Google Map" of sorts for your Career Excellence & Leadership Development , designed to provide you with all the inputs required to help you become a world class Senior Management professional with a success enabling ecosystem that elevates & propels your career.

Our focus is primarily on providing strategic inputs & content depth that goes much beyond what Top Tier B-School programs ( MBA, Executive MBA, Online programs, MDPs etc )  or other Leadership Development Programs ( Online or Offline) provide.

Do read this page in detail to know more about how we can help you evolve to the next level(s) in your career & beyond careers, in your life.

Program Content

LeaderClasses Ambitious Young Leaders 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 :-

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 Senior Management (VP & above) Career Opportunities Ecosystem across Industries, Organizational Levels & Geographies.

e) Career Inflection Points & How to navigate them seamlessly.

f) The Biggest Career Mistakes Most 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 for Aspiring Senior Management Professionals - 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 for Aspiring Senior Management Professionals – 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 for Aspiring Senior Management Professionals.

q) Building your Success Enabling Ecosystem – Learning from the Masters.

r) How to avoid Career Stagnation / Slow Career Growth & propel yourself out of them, if you are stuck in it - Lessons & Strategies from the Masters.

s) Neuroscience for Senior Management Aspirants - Insights from the Masters.

As you can see, our content rich, unique, Career Excellence & Leadership Development Program for Ambitious Young Leaders 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 Professionals 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.

Our Approach

Our Extensive Research Led Program Construct – The “Secret Sauce” behind how we achieve our Program Goals.

To achieve our ambitious program goals, we leverage, Data, Information, Experience & Insights :-

a) Gained by us while having detailed & extensive telephonic conversations / in person meetings with 25000+ Top Class Senior Management & 12000+ Executive Level Leaders, strategically guiding & learning from them in their Career Advancement, Wealth Creation, Leadership & Life Journeys while running multiple high end, super-specialist Retained Executive Search Consulting firms at Chennai, New York & San Francisco for 17+ years.

b) Gained by us while delivering highly rated Workshops / Seminars / Guest Lectures / Presentations on Strategic Career Management, Leadership Development & Entrepreneurship at 50+ Premier Institutes including several IIM’s, IIT’s, NIT’s & BITS-Pilani over the last 17+ years.

c) Shared by 1000+ Board & CXO Level Executives across America & Asia, in our conversations with them over the last 5 years, prior to launching LeaderClasses.

d) Harnessed via extensive research efforts by our team over the last 5 years from the World’s “ Best Sources ” in Leadership Development, Strategic Career Management, Talent Management, Executive Development & several other areas of strategic importance consistently proven over time to enable your Personal Mastery & whose understanding is crucial for your long term professional success.

These “best sources” include :-

a) Experiential Insights & Wisdom shared by World Leaders, Visionaries & Pioneers, Business Legends, Innovators, Thought Leaders, Distinguished Entrepreneurs & other Leaders Par Excellence.

b) Experiential learnings & Life Lessons gained from extensive telephonic discussions & in person meetings with some of the best Board & CXO Level Executives across America & Asia, in our professional journey of 17+ years in India & the United States so far.

c) Research & Insights from Full Time & Executive Development Programs of the World’s pre-eminent universities like Harvard, Yale, MIT, INSEAD & Stanford.

d) Best Practices & Insights from High Potential (Hi-Po) & Executive Leadership Development Programs of Top Tier Organizations like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Unilever & GE .

Program Fees & Schedule:- INR 5000/- + GST for the first Fortnight’s content ( ~ 4 hours of content )

Subsequently, INR 55000/- + GST. for  1 year content subscription ( ~96 hours of content) , covering Four program modules.

Program Duration, Schedule & Format :- ~ 100 Hours ( ~24-25 Hours per module ) @ 2 Hours per week, spread over 12 months, across live & pre-recorded classes with the live classes available on demand after the live sessions.

Course Completion :- Upon successful completion of 4 Modules.

Total Time Investment Required From You :- ~ 100 Hours @ 2Hours per week, spread over One year, across live & pre-recorded classes with the live classes available on demand after the live sessions. The pace of learning may be accelerated by you by purchasing other modules earlier, without waiting for 6 months, subject to the module content being available from us.

Total Program Fees :- INR 60000/- ( INR Sixty Thousand Only ) + GST.

Additional Fees ( Optional ) :-
 Performance Assessment Fees ( Once 4 Program Modules are completed ) -  INR 30000/- ( INR Thirty Thousand Only ) + GST. ( Online Multi-Round Assessment – Will also involve other Executives / CXOs invited by us to participate in your assessment process to add significant credibility to your assessment process & the issued credentials. )

Access to Career Opportunities ( Optional ) :- Available ONLY to those who successfully clear our Performance Assessment Round ( Upon successful completion of 4 program modules. ). Additional Fees Apply. More details will be shared with you at an appropriate stage.

Program Presenter / Facilitator’s Profile

Learning Facilitator - Program Presenter’s Profile

Executive Biography Image of  S. Venkatesh, Founder & CEO, Awesome Firms (Owns LeaderClasses)

Executive Bio

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.

Next Steps

Towards ensuring high program cohort quality, admission to our Ambitious Young Leaders Program is by selection only.

All the applications will be screened by us & all your information submitted via our forms will be manually authenticated by us.

Do apply if & only if you are serious about achieving your goals via our high impact program.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted with more details within 4 business days of submitting their application to us.

If needed, you will be contacted for clarifications, before approval of your sign-up.

More details of our selection process will be shared with you at this stage.

Once you are selected, you will be sent a private payment link for payment of INR 5000/- ( Your first fortnight's program fee ) . Upon successful payment your admission will be approved.

We are looking forward to hearing from you & partnering with you in your journey to excellence, soon !

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