The Challenge Continues

  • Led by Deb Calvert
  • Course: 3 weeks
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Course overview
This course is only open to those who have completed The Leadership Challenge® and are continuing to work on their own leadership development. Participants take a much deeper dive into the essential behaviors and mindset for effective leadership. Activities and coaching will focus on the specific opportunities for each individual. 
  • Live class time: 18 hours
  • 1:1 coaching: 2 hours
  • Interim Assignments: est. 3 hours
  • 360 Assessment: 1 hour
  • Practical application: for a lifetime!

What's included?

  • 9 interactive workshops
  • Personalized coaching
  • 360 feedback (LPI®)
  • Community engagement
  • Guided action planning
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Reinforcement check-ins

Strengthen your impact and effectiveness as a leader 

You'll compare your previous and new LPIs to identify new opportunities for stretching yourself as a leader, becoming more effective in mobilizing others, and making the difference you WANT to make. This advanced course is an extension of The Leadership Challenge® (a prerequisite).

Tackle the specific challenges you face as a leader

Using the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® as a framework, you'll create an action plan to address a real-time challenge you're experiencing as a leader. Coaching, peer interaction, and instruction in the Five Practices will give you the tools you need to make the difference you WANT to make.  
though customized to the cohort, participants will focus on advanced learning about

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

the Way

Credibility. Values. Your Leadership Philosophy.
Learn why these essentials matter more than ever in an age of volatility and turbulent times + how to support team members even as you face unprecedented challenges.

Inspire a
Shared Vision

Engage. Empower. Enable. Ennoble. Those 4 E's are essential for employee retention, succession planning, and stability. Learn how to create a sense of belonging and a culture that's future-focused, biased for action and optimistic.

the Process

Innovation, risk-taking, and change leadership differentiate the strongest organizations from their peers. Learn how to build your own and others' tolerance and excitement for exploring what's new and what's next to avoid getting left behind. 

Enable Others
to Act

Collaboration and people development go hand-in-hand. Learn how to get leaders at every level more involved in their own continual growth and more aware of the big picture and strategic perspective that will drive better business results.

the Heart

Success breeds success. Clarity builds confidence, and confidence produces courage. Learn how to buoy spirits, recognize success, and create clarity across your organization -- all with simple words and behaviors that are authentic and resonant. 
Details, Details...

Logistics & Important Info


9 workshops, Mon-Weds-Fri, Sept 9-27, 2024

These are live, highly interactive workshops. Attendance at all sessions is required to earn a Certificate.


Workshops: 10:00am-noon central time each session

Coaching: scheduled in advance for 1 hour between Sept 13-21 and 1 hour as we close the series by Oct 15. 


Participants will receive a Zoom meeting link. All workshops will be in Zoom, with cameras on for all participants. Breakout activities and LOTS of interaction for everyone.


Questions about this special, live learning experience? Email Deb Calvert at before August 15, 2023.

Act now! Only 12 participants!

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Enrollment deadline:

To allow ample time for your observers to give you quality feedback on your 360-degree assessment, enrollment for this course will close on August 15, 2024. There is also a maximum enrollment of 18 participants. Secure your seat before they're all sold out! Once you've enrolled, you'll receive instructions for completing your LPI and calendar invitations for each of the workshops. 

NOTE: Completion of The Leadership Challenge® is a prerequisite for this course. 
Meet the instructor and coach

Deb Calvert

Deb will be your trainer and your coach. But the most important thing to know is that the instruction and 1:1 coaching is all about YOU. The course will be customized to meet the needs of you and your cohort. The coaching will be fully focused on you, what your LPI feedback says, and what you want to accomplish as you unlock your full potential as a leader. 

Deb is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. She's also an ICF-certified coach who has coached over 500 executives and leaders at every level. She'll make this comfortable for you, and you'll get high value from each coaching session. 

Coaching is confidential, and Deb abides by the ICF's strict code of ethics for professional coaching. You'll have access to Deb's calendar to pick times that are convenient for you. All coaching is conducted by phone or Zoom meeting (your choice!). 
Patrick Jones - Course author