Is Leadership Lab Right for Me? - The Leadership Lab

Is Leadership Lab right for me?

It’s important to us that everyone who becomes a member of our community is in the right place at the right time.

Here is a checklist of questions to help you know if a Leadership Cohort is a good fit for you at this time.

Is joining a Leadership Lab Cohort this right for me?

  • Do I consider myself successful?
  • Do I recognize that leadership is lonely?
  • Am I after more than happiness?
  • Do I desire to grow personally and professionally?
  • Have I benefited from individual therapy, professional coaching, or other leadership development programs (such as YPO, EO, Strategic Coach, and Vistage?)

Is now the right time for me to join a cohort?

  • I am realizing how precious my time here is.
  • I am available to set aside ½ day a month, ten times a year toward being the best version of myself.
  • I can invest financial resources in my own personal and professional growth.
  • I see how I could benefit from being part of a small, intentional community of like-minded peer leaders.

What change and growth would I like to see by participating in a cohort?

  • I want to nurture my True Self so I can be a better leader, friend, spouse, and/or parent.
  • I desire my life to be more meaningful and impactful.
  • I want greater self awareness and clarity
  • I want to be able to have more courageous conversations.

Do I align with Leadership Lab’s core values?

  • Love People. Relationships matter most.
  • Do good work that creates value. Never take advantage or shortcuts.
  • Say what you mean and do what you say. Eliminate b.s., tired talk, or dead language.
  • Swim in the deep, deep end. Truth contains no easy answers.
  • Disrupt the status quo. Growth is a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Embody Joy. Play, laugh, create, and celebrate.
  • Keep Heart. When the going gets tough, leaders dare greatly.

If these passages resonate with you, you are likely a good fit for a leadership cohort.

From an essay the “Questions Hold the Lantern” by John O’Donohue
Once you start to awaken, no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns. Now you realize how precious your time here is. You are no longer willing to squander your essence on undertakings that do not nourish your true self. Your patience grows thin with tired talk and dead language. You see through the rosters of expectation which promise you safety and the confirmation of your outer identity. Now you are impatient for growth, willing to put yourself in the way of change. You want your work to become an expression of your gift. You want your relationship to voyage beyond the pallid frontiers to where the danger of transformation dwells. You want your God to be wild and to call you to where your destiny awaits.

From Teddy Roosevelt’s “Citizenship in a Republic,”
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


How often do we meet?
We meet one time each month for a half day during the week from 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm depending on your cohort.

How much does it cost?
$12,500 for Executive Leaders and Entertainment Executive Leaders. $6,250 for Emerging Leaders.

What happens if I have to miss?
Sometimes cohort members do have conflicts. We will miss you and look forward to seeing you the following time.

Where do we meet?
We meet in Nashville, TN. For Fall 2020 Cohorts, we will meet at the conveniently-located and spacious Hilton Hotel in Green Hills.

What is the difference between Executive Leaders and Emerging Leaders?
These groups are differentiated based on age, leadership role(s) and compensation level.

What is the plan for COVID-19? How are you working within the CDC’s advice for health and safety?
We take Covid seriously. We always meet in small groups (7-9 people) in large spaces and maintain adequate social distancing. We provide individual coffee and refreshments. If required, we will meet virtually.

How do the one v. one meetings work with my cohort leader?
Once you are officially signed up for the cohort, we will work with you and your cohort leader to calendar all meetings so they work for both of your schedules throughout the year.