Course curriculum

    1. Overview & Pre-Work

    2. Required Reading: Hold Your Team Accountable with Compassion, Not Fear

    3. Required Reading: What Makes a Leader?

    4. Additional Readings

    1. Overview & Pre-Work

    2. Required Reading: What's the Difference Between a Mentor and a Sponsor?

    3. Required Reading: The Leader as Coach

    4. Ted Talk on Sponsorship by Carla Harris

    5. Additional Readings

About this course

  • $245.00
  • 9 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

Thursday Group (April 27 and June 8)

Sessions limited to 8 participants

Navigating Empathy, Boundaries and Accountability in Leadership (April)

Many leadership experts hail empathy as the #1 new leadership skill, but how do you practice empathy with good boundaries? Does showing empathy make you a weak leader or a strong one? And why?

Finally, how does showing empathy square with the accountability you need from your teams?

Mentorship, Sponsorship and Coaching (June)

When should you act as a mentor, a sponsor or a coach? Should you be all three to the same person? How can you effectuate each in your professional career, both as a leader and as the person mentored, sponsored and coached?

Finally, how can we mitigate our tendencies to want to support the careers of people "most like us" and encourage greater diversity in the workplace through mentorship, sponsorship and coaching?

There will be two sessions for this "bridge" between the Executive Leadership Cohorts of 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, which will meet at the following dates and times:

Thursday, April 27, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm ET

Thursday, June 6, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm ET

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These sessions will be group interactions among leaders and facilitated by Anne Marie Segal, who is listed as the "Instructor" below.

What our Cohort members are saying

ELC Member (2022-2023)

Tom O.

Very good experience overall and grateful for the opportunity to participate. As someone who has ended up spending a significant block of time at one organization, the opportunity to interact in-depth with senior legal leaders from different companies and industries helped me to broaden my perspective and helped me to start building up confidence.

Having the opportunity to see very accomplished and seasoned leaders grappling with various career challenges in an up close and personal way helped me to see that I am not the only person struggling to grow and develop a meaningful and successful career. I was also lucky to have a supportive cohort who were generous both in their candid feedback and genuine words of encouragement over the months. Finally, I appreciated that the topics and pre-reads were all designed to help me realize that my fundamental challenge was to figure out what I was looking to accomplish with my career.

All the topics were very core, orthodox career development topics which provided a great framework for discussion. However, I personally found the “practical tips” from fellow cohort members to be invaluable—real peek behind the curtain which one does not typically get (e.g., I recently started using “One Note” to organize key e-mails and personal notes upon advice from my cohort).

I thought the discussion topics and preparatory materials were all very useful and thought provoking. I also liked the small group follow-up concept and the opportunity to interact with colleagues outside of the core cohort.

ELC Member (2022-2023)

Laura M.

I found the sessions very valuable, learned something from each session, and felt supported by my peer group. I looked forward to each session.

It was a great help in figuring out my next steps, and indirectly helped me find my next job. Helped boost my confidence as well as sense of well-being.

I am looking forward to the two spring “bridge” session topics the most!

ELC Member (2022-2023)


I wanted to thank you for including me in the cohort. I learned a lot and from the materials and the other participants.


Executive Coach / Facilitator Anne Marie Segal

ANNE MARIE SEGAL, founder and principal of Segal Coaching LLC, partners with board candidates, General Counsel and other senior and rising executives to expand their impact and advance their leadership trajectories.

As an executive coach and professional writer since 2015, Anne Marie works with individual clients at key transition points in their careers and on longer-term personal branding and leadership development projects. A significant number of these clients have partnered with Anne Marie for five years or more and sought her support through multiple job changes and/or promotions, including first-time and successive C-Suite roles.

More recently, she has launched a board candidate mastermind and several senior leadership cohorts that offer opportunities for facilitated discussions, group coaching and professional networking.

Anne Marie Segal

Executive & Leadership Coach

Segal Coaching LLC

[email protected]