Do you know all the leadership concepts, but feel like you’re not the leader you want to be?

Discover how having a "Mental Six-Pack" is helping high-growth leaders master their ego, amp up their leadership influence and get the best out of their people.

With Renita Kalhorn

Next cohort starts Fall 2021

This 8-week program is for leaders who want to...

Create deeper levels of trust.

Build respect and extreme ownership into the fabric of your team so they become a tribe of top performers who will walk through fire for you.

Leverage time and energy.

Stop playing chief fire-fighter so you can focus on the long-term vision and growth strategy while your team focuses on execution.

Develop lasting influence.

Eliminate "imposter syndrome" so you can energize others with your clarity and confidence, and generate the momentum you need to hit key milestones.

Escape the "Sucker's Choice."

Do all of this WITHOUT sacrificing your values, your health or running people into the ground, while maintaining the passion and drive of creating your vision.

Master your emotions.

Increase your capacity for stress so you can stay in control and nail the high-stakes decisions that drive the success of your business.

Expand your leadership range.

Develop a well-rounded repertoire to navigate paradox, manage "wicked" problems, and empower your people with the skills and mindsets needed to deliver exceptional work. 

The Promise of the Program
You'll learn a systematic method to optimize your thinking, master your emotions and express your authentic influence as a leader, leading to exponential breakthroughs in your work and life.

What Alumni Are Saying:

Ryan Denner

Program lead, scaling

telecom business to $300M

"Not being in survival mode has enabled me to experience so much exponential growth and contribution."

""Before, when conversations got really emotional and 'messy,' I would just disengage. Now, I'm much less afraid to interject when any conversation is going off-the-rails. I've developed a reputation for not being afraid to ask the hard questions and speak up about the hard topics.

Everyday, I find more mental bandwidth to be creative about my leadership style and have more influence. I'm leading team members from California and Dublin right now, and we'll be onboarding a team from India in the next few months. There's no way I'd be able to build and lead a global team in survival mode - now I'm looking forward to doing this!"

Robert Wijers

Founding partner, Value & Purpose


"This program has helped me help others in developing their methods as leaders."

My goal in signing up for this program was to find the language to further understand how to be a great leader. I've always been seen as a capable leader but I lacked the skill to clearly explain my leadership style and thereby engage others to do the same.

Renita's program, with all the useful toolkits, has helped me tremendously in understanding myself and helping others in developing their methods as leaders." 

Iza Tigli

Global program management executive

"I use the FASTT Map to orchestrate conversations with senior executives and to shift my team out of survival mode."

I work with global, multi-functional teams to solve complex problems with tight deadlines. In these high stakes and fast-moving environments, it's easy to undermine yourself or be overwhelmed. 

Renita's program gave me tools and mindsets to better understand my team’s needs and perspectives. I use the FASTT Map to orchestrate conversations with senior executives and keep stakeholders engaged and to shift my team out of survival mode to make better decisions.

These are powerful tools that I wish I knew before. Now, I cannot wait to use them more often."


Melvin W

VP, Sales

"This program and the other participants are a gift and I am forever grateful."

"What these tools do is allow you to create a foundation with your own team, navigate the politics and emotions and everything that goes into chasing large corporate accounts but then have the confidence, preparation and discipline so that when you do get in front of a client, not only do you know your content and your product, but you know how to effectively read a room and your team and how to navigate the emotional piece of that transaction in a way  that allows you to drive all facets of that experience."

Christopher Duggan


"So many micro-keys...small realizations that added up to big things, giving me the power to make powerful choices."

"So many things in the teaching that Renita did with us were unexpected. They're like little micro-keys, you know those little tiny keys you had when you were a kid that were so much fun, and just being able to open those tiny little locks one after another started me on these trajectories, like when you’re on a spaceship heading toward the moon, and that little micro-change changes your course. Small realizations that added up to big things, taking me off automatic pilot and giving me the power to make powerful choices."

Rocky Lalo

Co-founder, Real estate start-up

"Using your tools in real life."

"I've been telling people they gotta take this course. It’s gonna teach you how to master your emotions, how to put your mindset in the shoes of others. I was taking tidbits from the other people in the class and using your tools in real life."


What's Included

Active Learning, Not Passive Watching

8 LIVE master class sessions (90+ min) taught by Renita, with hot-seat coaching and role-play with peers

1:1 Leadership Coaching Sessions with Renita

Two 60-minute coaching sessions with Renita on your top leadership challenges

Lifetime Access to Content + Upgrades

Access to video content teaching the fundamental steps of the leadership evolution process, with workbook and templates

Accountability and Feedback

Private online discussion forum including Q&A with Renita, curated resources, and a community of high-EQ leaders

Practice While Getting Real Work Done 

Deliberate practice and rapid acquisition of the exact situational leadership skills you need -- while getting your real work done

Exclusive Interviews

Access to AMAs with Navy SEALs, successful founders, and other experts known for their team leadership

Your Coach/Instructor

Renita is an executive coach who’s worked with 1,200+ high-performers in 40 countries, from Fortune 500 executives to Inc 5000 entrepreneurs.

Tapping 10+ years of working with future Navy SEALs, she specializes in helping tech leaders build loyal A-teams so they can scale their company. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as Inc, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. 

Renita's mission is to help people go beyond ego-driven self-improvement — to evolve into their true, authentic selves. Because enabling high-integrity people to become more authentic leaders is a crucial part of creating a better future.

Course Curriculum
A comprehensive curriculum on owning your authentic leadership power


Introduction: The Big Picture

An overview of Leadership Agility: the new skill to produce 10X results with 1/10 the effort

☑ Identifying and overcoming the most common limiting beliefs we encounter around leading, people development and learning

☑ The Era of Empowerment – why the future of leadership will be dedicated to creating eco-systems, not ego-systems, based on your ability to communicate, build trust and relationships, and manage "wicked" problems


Module 1: The Trust Equation

☑ How to amplify the single biggest opportunity for creating trust without taking time or having to prove your credibility 

☑ The four key components of trust and how to avoid the results-focused approach that can actually destroy trust

☑ Learn the actual mathematical formula for diagnosing the level of trust in a relationship and a checklist to pinpoint how to restore it when it’s lost: The Trust Equation

☑ Take the Survival Orientation Snapshot for a 9-point evaluation of your current trust-building patterns

☑ Identify the “low-hanging fruit:” communication habits you can adopt that immediately increase your trustworthiness with anyone


Module 2: Stress Management and Getting Out of Survival Mode

☑ Understand how to override the three cognitive mistakes that keep you on the treadmill of survival — access new levels of focus, clear decision-making and compound learning 

☑ Learn how to minimize the impact of uncertainty (global, long-term, daily) on productivity

☑ Discover the neuroscience behind the five FASTT drivers of human behavior – how to transform social threats into meaningful rewards for greater motivation, trust and engagement

☑ How to identify and neutralize thousands of daily “stealth triggers” so you can increase your capacity for stress without impacting your cognitive functioning or immune system

☑ A new way of managing stress using “micro-shifts" instead of stop-gap measures – people who miss this are destined to eventually suffer from adrenal fatigue and burn out

☑ Dreading difficult conversations? Complete the FASTT Map for greater self-control, situational awareness and ability to influence stakeholders, especially when the stakes are high


Module 3: Emotional Control and Trimming the "Mental Fat"

☑ Why "emotions as chemical reactions" is the missing link in most people's attempts to change – and how factoring it in can unlock new behaviors as soon as your next conversation

☑ Interrupt emotional loops using the "90-second rule" – a helpful constraint to escape the judgment zone in minutes instead of hours or days

☑ Create your personal recovery strategy, using a series of micro-shifts to permanently change unproductive reactions

☑ Feeling out of control? The physical technique that will enable you to trick your brain so you can instantly feel safe and present in the moment

☑ Explore the fascinating science behind "the heart as a second brain” — how to maximize its electromagnetic power for authentic connection, communication and decision-making


Module 4: Optimize Your Thinking

☑ A little-known distinction – between emotional and functional thinking – that can completely revolutionize your productivity and get you off the emotional rollercoaster

☑ Decoding the hidden payoffs of unproductive behaviors (e.g. proving yourself, micro-managing, second-guessing) so you can change your default behavior once and for all

☑ Understand how to cultivate self-compassion and kindness as the key skills required to achieve ultimate levels of performance and leadership

☑ "Time as a tool" not a threat: a different take on time management that starts with creating boundaries for focus, instead of a scarcity mindset

☑ Eliminate overthinking using the "what not why” technique to instantly shift to productive, intentional action


Module 5: Ego Management

☑ Learn Ego Negotiation techniques – the new, far more effective way of dealing with your inner critic that becomes possible once you have a Mental Six-Pack

☑ Discover the incredible power of personal Rules of Engagement, with a specific template and guidance on how to create them for yourself and your team

☑ Become bullet-proof: "BBC-style narration," wiggling and micro-recovery as potent sources of calm and self-control for leaders


Module 6:  Purpose-Driven Leadership

☑ Understand the common pitfalls of servant leadership, and the agile approach based on my experience with 1,000+ clients

☑ Equip yourself with 6 distinctions around “proving vs purpose” – critical skills to create psychological safety, improve decision-making and focus on value creation 

☑ What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: a step-by-step walkthrough to identify "blind spots" and upgrade outdated achievement strategies

☑ Don’t have time for 1:1s? Increase the return-on-investment of each interaction by training your team how to talk to you

☑ Turn observations of others into interstitial "field notes" that improve your ability to give valuable, targeted feedback

☑ Afraid to be your true self? How “Own Everything" is the mindset you need to recover all the energy you put into hiding parts of yourself, and experience a lasting sense of peace, freedom and invincibility


Module 7:  Conversational Capacity

☑ How to transform difficult conversations into unexpected “bonding moments" that allow you to instantly access more of your team’s hidden potential and create extreme ownership

☑ The secret of Strategic Vulnerability: the real story of how great leaders navigate politics, irrational behavior and emotions

☑ Discover the incredible power of Deliberate Practice, with in-depth feedback and guidance on how to integrate it into your performance routine and with your team

☑ Practice real-life high-stakes conversations with peers in a safe environment, with instant feedback and coaching on how to strategize and respond

☑ Strengthen your conversational capacity and ability to read the room by borrowing principles from Navy SEALs, stand-up comedians, FBI negotiators and other experts in high-stakes communication


Module 8:  High-Velocity Learning

☑ Find out how great leaders extract more learning from their experience and build up their leadership capital using compounding gains

☑ Transform failure into intellectual property: how to leverage your team's mistakes to create a valuable experience database that drives accountability and continuous improvement

☑ Operationalize Your Learning: The 4 essential steps that a high-velocity learning system must have, and how to apply them

Next cohort: Fall 2021

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