Strategic Leader Masterclass


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8 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Beat the 'not strategic enough' label. Our masterclass shows you how!

Course overview

Overcome Strategic Leadership Challenges

- Transitioning to a New Leadership Role: Sometimes, moving from being a senior manager to a strategic leader can feel like stepping into uncharted territory. This course shows you how to make that transition smoothly and effectively.

- Thinking Big Picture: Strategic leaders need to think beyond the day-to-day tasks and see the bigger picture. If you've struggled with this, if you've heard someone say to you: "You need to be more strategic." This masterclass shows you have to be and act strategically!

- Setting a Compelling Direction: Crafting an inspiring vision for your team and setting clear goals can be tough. In this course, we'll show you how to create a vision that excites your team and break down those goals into achievable steps.

- Mastering Communication: Effective communication is essential, but dealing with tough conversations or getting your message across can be tricky. We'll help you build strong communication skills and handle difficult discussions with confidence. I will share with you the best tips I share with Uber, Cisco, HPE leaders I coach!

- Leading Change and Innovation: Leading change and fostering innovation within your organization can be challenging. Our course will equip you with strategies to successfully drive change and create an innovative culture.

- Delegation Made Easy: Delegating tasks while maintaining control can be a puzzle. We'll unravel that mystery by teaching you how to identify tasks to delegate, delegate effectively, and empower your team.

By addressing these everyday leadership challenges, this masterclass will make your journey from senior manager to strategic leader more manageable and rewarding.

Who is this course for


Managers who want to learn strategic leadership and how it is different from managing the day-to-day business


Senior Managers who want to understand how to get ready for their next career move and how to lead strategically now!


High potential individual contributors who want to learn strategic leadership skills

What you’ll get out of this course

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Strategic Leaders

Learn the 7 habits of highly effective strategic leaders and how you can use them to anchor your strategic leadership development plan

Professional Peer Group and Network

You'll meet leaders from several organizations who share the strategic leadership learning journey. You will learn through real life examples and challenges you or your program peers are facing, share insights and develop strategic leadership skills together.

Strategic Leadership Skills

Acquire the skills to think strategically, make informed decisions, and lead with a long-term vision!

Strategic Communications

Enhance your ability to communicate persuasively, handle tough conversations, and build stronger relationships.

Clear Vision and Goals

Craft a compelling vision and set SMART goals that inspire your team and drive results

Change Leadership

Learn to lead organizational change and foster innovation, positioning yourself as a change agent!

Strategic Delegation

Master the art of delegation to free up your time for strategic thinking and develop an empowered team.

Look at how to use the strategic leader planner to get ahead of the game and set yourself and your team up for success!

Course syllabus

20 modules
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  • Post-Course


    • Action Commitments and Accountability Partners

    • The 7 habits of highly effective strategic leadership - P2

    • Change leadership and management

    • The Chief Excitement Officer and innovation

    • Exponential Value Moments: What are they? How to create them?

    • Strategic Communications

    • Finding your why and how to translate the bigger why!

    • Leadership Journey Guest Speaker

    • Strategic delegation and building team capacity

    • 2 1/1 Coaching sessions scheduled individually.

  • Bonus


    • 1/1 Coaching Session 1

    • 1/1 Coaching Session 2


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Meet Your Instructor

Ash Seddeek

Ash Seddeek

Masterclass Facilitator and Strategic Leadership Communications Coach and Advisor

Ash Seddeek strongly believes in the mantra, "If it's to be, it's up to me." He lives by Art Williams' words, "All You Can Do is All You Can Do. And All You Can Do Is Enough!"

Ash's mission is to empower you to master your own universe with a responsible mindset, self-driven determination, and a daily commitment to making things happen. This is the inspiration behind Ash's creation of the "Own it Win it Crush Success Blueprint" – to guide you in creating your own success every day. His success philosophy is all about proactive urgency and a "wait-for-nobody, let's roll" approach.

Ash serves as the Chief Excitement Officer at the Executive Greatness Institute, where he coaches client leaders in areas such as:

1. Creating Personal and Organizational Success

2. Strategic Presentations

3. Executive Presence

4. Leadership Storytelling

Ash's goal is to transform leaders into chief excitement officers, empowering them to bring their success creed, energy, vision, and unique perspectives to their leadership roles. He helps leaders elevate their energy and capacity to build high-performing organizations.

Ash works with executives and leaders at renowned companies like Cisco, Uber, Sprinklr, Lyft, ServiceNow, Salesforce, State Fund of California, San Francisco Health Plan, and Cupertino Electric. His impact spans across various levels of organizations, from CEOs to people managers and distinguished engineers.

Ash has served as the pitch coach for Cisco Systems' HackIT innovation competition and Hyundai Next Generation Car R&D Teams.

He has facilitated leadership development programs for leading companies like Salesforce, Cisco, the American Management Association, Workday, Uber, SK Hynix, Hyundai, and Oracle.

As a trusted advisor, Ash provides leaders with fresh perspectives and frameworks to enhance their effectiveness through communication, messaging, and storytelling. His coaching aims to boost their executive presence and ability to lead high-impact teams and initiatives.

Ash is a certified StandOut and Marshall Goldsmith leadership coach and is also recognized as the creator of the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Strategic Leaders," which forms the foundation of his strategic leadership coaching approach.

You can reach out to Ash directly at 9167537432 or at

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Course schedule

  • Tuesdays


    8 sessions are cohort Zoom sessions 90 minutes each to allow you to learn with other leaders, build connections and insights. You'll also have pre- and post session action learning assignments!

  • Weekly projects

    2 hours per week

    This will be the investment of time you make in action learning and other application opportunities at work.

Free resource

The Strategic Leader's Weekly Planner

Has someone ever said to you: “You're not strategic enough!” and you wondered what does that mean?

As a chief excitement officer, leading ahead is how you get selective on key moments of impact: Exponential Value Moments.

The Meeting-With-Self (MTS) strategic leadership planner is here to help you address this perception of 'not being strategic enough' and plan your EVMs ahead of time.

To use it, you need to block time on your calendar once a week. 

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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