Gloria Feldt is the Co-founder and President of Take The Lead. A nationally renowned speaker, leader, and bestselling author, she has been a lifelong advocate for women. When she discovered that women had been stuck at 18 percent of top leadership positions for two decades, she knew she had to find a way to change that. The result: she wrote the bestselling book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power to give women practical Leadership Power Tools that break down barriers to their personal and professional success and help them embrace their power with intention to lead and live without limits. In 2012, as a result of this work, she co-founded Take The Lead, with the mission to bring women to leadership parity across all sectors by 2025.
A former teen mom who rose to become national president and CEO of the world’s largest women’s health and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she has been called her “the voice of experience” by People Magazine. Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour Magazine honored her as Woman of the Year. Her writings, workshops, courses and presentations form the core of Take The Lead’s work and have been called “life changing,” “inspiring,” and “chock full of practical tools and tips for success.” She teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University.
And you can create the future of your choice
Whoever sets the terms of the debate usually wins. By redefining power not as “Power-Over”, but as “Power-To” we shift from a culture of oppression to a culture of positive intention to make things better for everyone. “Power-To” is leadership.
What you need is almost always there. See it and use it with courage. Because power unused is power useless.
It gives you a platform. Nudges you to clarity. It’s your teacher, your source of strength, your friend, especially if you are trying to make a change.
Change creates chaos. Today’s changing gender roles and economic turbulence may feel chaotic and confusing. But chaos also means boundaries become more fluid. That’s when people are open to new ways of thinking, to innovation, and to new roles for women. Carpe the chaos, for in chaos is opportunity.
What are your core values? What’s your vision? How can you make it happen? Stand in your power and realize your intentions.
Things don’t just happen. People make them happen in a systematic way. And you can change systems. Apply the three movement building principles of Sister Courage (be a sister, act with courage, put them together to create a PLAN) and you will realize your vision at work, at home, or in public life.
Use personal, social, and traditional media every step of the way. Use the medium of your own voice. And think of each of the power tools as a medium to be pressed into the service of your “Power-To”.
Your story is your truth. Your truth is your power. Telling your story authentically helps you lead (not follow) your dreams and have an unlimited life.
Who should use The 9 Leadership Power Tools?
Leaders and aspiring leaders from all walks of life. Corporations and nonprofits. Leaders at all levels who aim to move from theory to action and embrace the power within to succeed.
Is this training designed for a specific career level?
No. From college students to top executives, our modular curriculum is designed to promote female leadership at every career level. Customized training ensures a right for your audience.
How much time does this take?
We offer a variety of learning formats with varying durations. Webinars run from 60 to 90 minutes, while core training programs may run from one half-day to two-days or much longer. Ultimately, the total duration depends on the components in your customized program.
Do I have to take the full curriculum?
No. Our curriculum is modular and non-linear. Choose what meets your most current goals.
Do I have to do a full day or a half day seminar?
You get to choose. Our in-depth immersions into The 9 Leadership Power Tools are fully customizable to your budget and schedule.
Do I get certified in this training?
Yes. Complete the core curriculum and receive certification from Take The Lead in our core training.
How do I access your training tools and materials?
Our training tools and materials are delivered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, or a combination of the two. Contact us to arrange exclusive access for your organization's intranet.
What are some of the ways to use your tools and materials?
Leverage our ready-to-use training tools and presentation materials at your next conference, national sales meeting, tradeshows, networking event, or meetup. At the office, use our training for your annual corporate meeting, executive leadership development seminars, manager training certification process, diversity and inclusion training, HR workshops, team-building events, client mindshare discussions, or personal development.
Do you have any other content I could use for presentations.
Yes. Browse our video library for live event recordings, our newsletter and archive for original content, and our blog for the latest articles and research.
Who are Leadership Ambassadors?
Handpicked by Gloria Feldt, these are women leaders across the country with a commitment to gender parity in leadership who demonstrate a track record of excellent leadership in their field. After completing a rigorous teacher training in The 9 Leadership Power Tools and becoming certified by Gloria Feldt, our Leadership Ambassadors are expert-trainers with the knowledge and ability to customize just the right learning solution to boost female leadership in your organization.
Do I need to use your Leadership Ambassadors for training programs?
Yes, for core and elective programs. Our Leadership Ambassadors will work with you to understand your organization’s goals and build a custom program to best suit your budget and schedule. Gloria Feldt is also available for a select number of engagements. Contact us for more information.
How much does the training cost?
Each custom learning solution varies according to the components.
Are there discounts?
Yes. Please ask us about nonprofit or group discounts.
How do I request a training program?
Please get in touch for a quote. Fill out a brief inquiry form here.
Do we get to meet Gloria Feldt?
Gloria Feldt is available for a select number of trainings per year.
Do you conduct exclusive executive training?
Yes. Gloria Feldt personally conducts an exclusive Top Executives/C-suite program that offers top-level leadership development.
Do you do keynote speeches?
Yes. Please get in touch to discuss your topic of choice.
Do you have seminars on the weekend?
Yes. We offer fully customizable programs on your schedule.
Do you offer individual coaching?
Yes, we have Executive Coaching program in our Elective options, and many Leadership Ambassadors are executive coaches. We also offer online access to peer opportunities for our community members Glassbreakers Take The Lead.
I can’t find the topic I need.
We are happy to develop a custom program based on your needs and interests. Please contact us and tell us how we can help.
Immerse in Your Power with In-Depth Studies
Make your company known as a champion of women’s leadership. Dive into The 9 Leadership Power Tools proven to advance gender parity in leadership in corporations, government organizations, nonprofits, and across your field.
Whether you’re planning your next team event or HR event, conference, or networking event, we offer a variety of ready-to-use formats. Short or long-form workshops, online, offline or blended formats, choose the best option to meet individual or organizational goals.
Succeed Every Day with Select Topics
Want to learn a bit about The 9 Leadership Power Tools before committing to our core program? Looking to develop employees in your organization in a specific way? We offer select topics that focus on the most relevant issues women in leadership face today.
Evolve organizational culture and cultivate individual leadership with our bite-sized enrichments.
Whether you’re a HR officer looking to develop more leaders in your organization, or looking for diversion and inclusion program for your team, or an individual taking charge of your own personal growth, we offer a full range of ready-to-use leadership training solutions, proven to make the breakthrough difference in any career trajectory and create results.
|Early Career||Help talented beginners set big intentions. Call it head start to the board room.|
|Mid-Career||Retain your top talent among seasoned staff. Attract new excellent women leaders. Reinvigorate your commitment to gender parity in leadership.|
|Top Executives||Take your top-tier higher. Diversify your C-suite or leadership team.|
Designed by Leaders, for Leaders.
Originated by Gloria Feldt, The 9 Leadership Power Tools are proven to accelerate women into leadership. Modular by design, our ready-to-use curriculum easily adapts into core and elective packs to suit every goal, budget and schedule.
Rewrite the Script. Play the Lead.
Through standard or customized options, our online, in-person, or hybrid courses impart a new definition of power. Learn to break ingrained cultural barriers, internal and external. Embrace the power within.
Realize your best intentions with Strategic Leadership Action Plans. Take women’s individual careers upward or and the organization forward Take women’s careers upward and the organization forward.
The best workshop I’ve taken.”
Changing the power paradigm helped me see I am ready after all, and I have a responsibility to embrace my power for good.
The Strategic Leadership Action Plan helped me break down and map out my vision, goal, and concrete next steps. It is a process/template I am excited to apply regularly.”Attendees in the core training program when offered at The Omega Institute
I'm not afraid anymore.”An aspiring entrepreneur
Are You Ready to Embrace Your Power?