Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership for Women Leaders and Executives

A ridiculously effective program to unleash and accelerate the power of women’s leadership

A Game Changer

In this program, we engage in a game-changing conversation—one designed to disrupt the hierarchical paradigm we have inherited so we can create a new and more powerful paradigm—a paradigm that inspires maximum contribution from all people and all genders.

How dare we be so bold?

This program is not about “learning” how to model “this” particular habit or “that” specific person. Instead, by looking at leadership from an ontological perspective (the study of being in the world, and specifically YOU being in the world) and through using Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership as our playbook, we’ll use our everyday lives as a real-time laboratory to discover how our most powerful and natural expressions of leadership—which naturally look different for each of us—are exactly what we must embrace to drive the breakthroughs we desire, not just in your workplace but also in the world.

Perhaps most powerfully, not only will this program help you discover your natural expression of leadership—you’ll unleash it right away.

This is the work you were born to do.

What this Program Promises

Who this Program is For

Women who are:

What Participants are Saying

“Theresa and Debbie are an amazing team committed to women and their power. Theresa and Debbie had us experience where our natural female tendencies have gotten in our way and where they make us better leaders. The program is an incredibly safe and supportive space where each of us discovered what gets in our way and came out at the end owning our power and being in action. Women sharing their experiences across multiple industries and roles created a richness not easily replicated.”

Dana Merritt, BCom, CA | President, OIS International

“Fabulous course, fantastic community of women! This course has helped me transform my leadership capabilities!

Yamini Rangan | CEO, HubSpot

“This course was truly transformational for me. It helped me grow as both a person and a leader. It also shed light into some areas of my life where I have just been sleepwalking. Debbie and Theresa created a safe psychological environment where people could really dig deep to investigate where they may be restricted from reaching their full potential. I had a true eureka moment that will serve me well for the rest of my life. I most definitely recommend it.”

Wendy Harris | SVP Sales, Head of EMEA, Gong

“I’ve had the great opportunity to work with Transformational Leadership Partners through their executive coaching and the Being a Leader Program. Their methods have enlightened the way I approach leadership and have transformed how I operate as a leader. As a result, I’ve been able to partner more deeply with stakeholders, have a greater impact on my organization and have personally grown beyond my own expectations. And through the experience it’s brought more joy to my day to day work and life!”

Alison Elworthy | EVP Revenue Operations, HubSpot

“The Being a Leader program is so powerful. It is much more than words and ideas — it seeped into my bones and shifted the ways I think, work, engage, and lead. Debbie and Theresa provided inspiration and opportunities to learn, bringing the concepts to life and gave me a firm but growth-minded foundation on which to spread my wings.”

Kathleen Goodman, former Director Strategy & Insights, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Program Format

Fourteen six-hour sessions delivered via Zoom webinars with coaching available between sessions.


All Sessions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST/11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

  • Sessions #1 & 2: Thu Oct 13 & Fri Oct 14, 2022
  • Sessions #3 & 4: Wed Nov 9 & Fri Nov 11, 2022
  • Sessions #5 & 6: Thu Dec 1 & Fri Dec 2, 2022
  • Sessions #7 & 8: Thu Dec 15 & Fri Dec 16, 2022
  • Sessions #9 & 10: Thu Jan 12 & Fri Jan 13, 2023
  • Sessions #11 & 12: Thu Feb 9 & Fri Feb 10, 2023
  • Sessions #13 & 14: Thu March 9 & Fri 10, 2023


$12,000 USD, which includes:

  • All program Sessions
  • Coaching by Request
  • Participation in “Mastery Teams” to support your leadership initiative and program practice work
  • All program material

Executive Consultants & Program Leaders

Theresa Jabbour, Resonance Consulting Inc.

Theresa Jabbour has provided leading-edge consulting, coaching and training to a diverse audience of people for over 25 years in Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand. She specializes in the areas of Leadership, Communication and Productivity training and development.

Debbie King, Transformational Leadership Partners

Debbie King is a masterful consultant, workshop leader and coach. She has specialized in executive leadership development, executive coaching, and large-scale culture transformation for over 35 years in the technology, healthcare and bio-tech industries. 

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“My partnership with Transformational Leadership Partners over the last few years has been instrumental in transforming me as a leader. They listen effectively, reflect thoughtfully, and challenge continuously to increase my effectiveness. Working with them and completing the Being a Leader program has opened up my ability to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders. Transformational Leadership Partners is an invaluable resource and ally to drive our team’s success.”
Yamini Rangan
CEO, Hubspot


Creating Alignment for a New Future

A large not-for-profit organization had more than ample resources, but it lacked a culture of financial stewardship—something highly valued by its primary investors. The executives were called to get lean, efficient, and effective and to show measurable results as the criteria for future investor funding.

Accepting the mandate, the executives were challenged by how to create that culture when there were few metrics, no performance standards, excessive headcount, and an environment where non-performers were reassigned rather than held to account. Intellectual pursuit, not performance, could no longer remain the primary driver in the culture.

Getting People to “Own It”

Transformational Leadership Partners and the organization’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) saw the lack of accountability in the culture as its weak link, and the place to target. The engagement focused on helping leaders recognize the connection between the work that they do and the business results to be produced.

TLP delivered the “Being a Leader” program to the CHRO and coached him in his own leadership development. Out of that work he declared to the organization’s founders his intention to have the culture match people’s aspirations. He sought to “reduce the daylight between the reason people came to work at the organization, and their day-to-day experience of walking the halls.”

The CHRO recognized and explained to the founders that while people came to this organization inspired and mission driven, the culture caused them to become resigned and dispassionate as they dealt with the difficulties of getting stuff done, their lack of voice, and the internal bureaucracies. The founders embraced this quest and accepted it as their vision, looking to the HR team to lead the way to create the breakthroughs and transformation.

Bringing Focus to Blind Spots that Hamper Success

During the next 6 months as TLP delivered the “Being a Leader” program and worked with the HR team on a culture of accountability, the shift occurred. Siloed behaviors and difficult team interactions gave way to true teamwork. Colleagues could be counted on to support each other – to have each other’s back – and they coalesced as a team. The HR leaders internalized their ability to make a difference. They came alive and became willing to have straight conversations with colleagues with whom they had worked for years, but never in authentic partnership. HR leaders brought their new leadership capabilities to the teams with whom they work and support. Strong in their belief that they were solid and dependable business partners and change agents, the HR leaders helped their VPs to establish reliable head count reviews and workforce plans, including bringing diversity hiring into practice. The leadership practices and the results they allowed for became sustainable and laid the groundwork for fulfilling on the founders’ expectations.

Get in touch

All new possibilities begin with a conversation.

Let’s get on the phone to discuss your specific goals and commitments. We would like to explore the ways our team of world-class consultants can help turn your leadership challenges and cultural conflicts into breakthrough results.

Please get in touch to schedule a discovery conversation.