A Revolutionary Alt Approach for Founders to Building Action & Mobilization Superpowers
25+ yrs experience building winning teams and coaching entrepreneurs to success
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🎯 In ELP, I will teach you radically potent and advanced leadership skills to communicate with power and thrive in leading high-performing teams and organizations.
🤸♀️ Learn to orchestrate energizing moods, boost team engagement, foster trust, resolve conflicts, innovate in the face of breakdowns, and navigate work politics with ease.
📈 Boost your career with the skills and sensibilities to seize opportunities, take larger responsibility, and expand your business.
📚 Initially built on communication and human potential research done at Stanford, Berkeley, and Cambridge and privately deployed at 250+ companies portfolio at a major VC network. Now for the first time, available publicly.
😌 Our results speak for themselves. Upon exit survey, 94% of participants in our previous cohorts said they were deeply satisfied with the program, and 75% said they would “strongly recommend” it to their peers.
Who want to: Resolve conflicts, turn breakdowns into opportunities, delegate, negotiate, and manage stress.
Who want to: Inspire their team to greatness by coaching each team member to perform at their level best.
Who want to: Innovate, create allies, deliver serious results, become dependable, and gain trust from stakeholders.
Learn to listen to and deal with conflicts and disagreements from a powerful new context that transforms adversity into collaboration.
Acquire the tools to inspire, energize, and mobilize your team to unleash their full potential by recontextualizing your and others' biases and stuckness.
Learn to manage stress, prevent burnout, and maintain a healthy work-life balance for sustained performance & productivity.
Boost your communication acumen to listen and tap into what’s otherwise concealed, diagnose issues, negotiate effectively, and cause action to happen powerfully.
Learn to spot opportunities in the midst of breakdowns, orchestrate generative moods, and turn your startup into a lean-mean-innovation-machine.
Learn to make grounded assessments, and develop fast decision-making prowess under pressure, enabling agile navigation through complex situations with confidence.
Navigate office politics effectively, fostering strong alliances and a collaborative culture for mutual success. Learn to build these relationships fast.
Learning to learn is the master skill of the 21st century. Embrace an approach to rapid learning and entering into new domains with evolving business landscapes.
Cultivate your own moods, emotions, reactions, and behaviors to produce powerful context and mobilization in your teams, peers, and investors.
Emerging Leaders Program - ELP
I am Saqib Rasool, the co-founder & CEO at Conceivian. As a Pakistani-American entrepreneur, coach, and author, I started my career at Microsoft as an engineer. Later, I co-founded several startups, from raising millions in funding to exits, and built a start-up accelerator that has evolved into what is now Conceivian, an academy for leaders.
I see work and entrepreneurship as a way of being to deal with change, locate waves, and learn to navigate towards a better future. My passion for cultivating and mobilizing emerging leaders and changemakers led me to study human potential, action, teamwork, innovation, entrepreneurship, and power.
Over the last decade, I've had the privilege of assisting thousands in elevating their careers and finding joy and purpose in their work. My journey has shaped my unique approach to leadership development, and I look forward to sharing these insights with you.
Oct 3—Nov 8, 2023
Oct 2, 2023
Don't miss out! Applications close in 2 days
Breakdowns are inevitable. Your power and quality of work, career and life, depends on how you deal with breakdowns Learn how to deal with breakdowns powerfully and produce breakthroughs.
Becoming a New Beginner
This virtue prepares leaders to learn quickly and act effectively, in new and challenging situations, by developing a particular kind of mood that is a blend of humility, intense curiosity, and openness. Cultivating this mood is especially important if you are responsible for starting and managing important undertakings.
Generating New Contexts
Leaders and teams need meaning and context to thrive and produce unprecedented results. How you view your life & work and your role in it shape the reality you live in. The virtue of Generating New Context gives an emerging leader the ability to see and bring forth a new possibility in stuck and resigned situations.
This virtue is about building personal and team resilience and optimism and growing the capacity for dealing with change powerfully. Moods are our opinions about our future and are generally invisible to us. Our ability to navigate complicated challenges very much depends on our capacity for navigating moods in the situation.
Making Grounded Assessments
The virtue helps emerging leaders wake up to their blindnesses and biases and clear the way for making critical judgments — assessments — about where they are stuck, how to move in a situation, who to listen to, whom to trust, and what actions to take.
Action moves worlds. However, Action is not what you might think—being busy, running around, etc. Here, you will learn a powerful language and a framework for taking action and generating results.
Conducted ASAP after registration
Prospective participants start with a short survey to self-assess and determine areas for growth. This gives us a baseline on where participants stand in the leadership virtues covered in ELP.
Joined ASAP after registration
Participants are invited to join the private course community, where they can review the discourse video ahead of each live group call and connect with other participants.
Before each live group call
Drawn from 20+ years of leadership in enterprises & startups, combined with extensive coaching experience, ELP offers four potent leadership virtues. Each video discourse, grounded in linguistic ontology and evolutionary biology, opens new possibilities and insights.
Available upon request
Welcome to schedule a call with any of our coaches throughout the program and up to 2 weeks after. Bring to the table a pressing concern, and go to work on it.
10am - 12pm PST or 5pm - 7pm PST
Join a 2-hour Live Weekly Group Call by Zoom. We offer 2 live sessions each week to accommodate participants from globally diverse regions. Join either session. Each session begins with a short discourse and is followed up with a lively Q&A.
Conducted upon graduation
After completion, we provide a follow-up evaluation to measure progress against the ELP objectives, listen to participants’ assessments, and make recommendations for follow-on leadership coaching opportunities.
Immersive Learning Experience
Dive into a rich blend of live workshops, pre-recorded videos, and assignments, accentuated by stimulating dialogues for an engaging learning journey.
Dynamic, Issue-focused Community
Collaborate with your cohort in breakout rooms, exchanging perspectives and strategies on real-life work scenarios, fostering a shared learning experience.
Empowerment through Peer Learning
Step into a vibrant community of ambitious individuals committed to growth, fostering camaraderie, shared understanding, and lasting connections.
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Oct 3—Nov 8, 2023
Oct 2, 2023
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Built on the decades of work done on human potential, communications, and coordination at Oxford, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, and the US Naval Academy, Conceivian programs stand in the traditions of evolutionary biology, linguistic ontology, and computer science.
The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding. Shambhala, 1992
What Is Called Thinking? Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1954.
How to Do Things with Words. Harvard University Press, 1975.
Mind over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer. The Free Press, 1986.
Management and Communication in the Office of the Future. Doctoral dissertation, University of CA Berkeley, 1980.
Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design. Addison-Wesley Professional, 1987.
Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity. MIT Press, 1997.
Mobilize: Dancing In The World - Navigating Questions, Commitments, and Contingencies, Harvester Press, 2020.
Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others, 3rd Edition. Routledge, 2011.
The Other Side of Language: A Philosophy of Listening. Routledge, 1990.
The Discourses of Power - 60+ Private Papers on Ontological Design, Communications, and Human Potential