BREAK INTO THE C-SUITE PROGRAM
Bust through imposter syndrome, get paid what you’re worth, and land the C-Suite job you deserve – in months, not years.
My First “Head of” Job
I was struggling with imposter syndrome…
…despite the fact that it wasn’t my first leadership role.
In 2015, I had been working in the HR field for 14 years…
…and I was promoted to SVP and Head of HR.
Was the scope of work different? No.
Was I new to the company? Absolutely not.
Did everyone believe I was ready for the promotion? For sure.
Yet, I had crippling anxiety. Every. Single. Day.
Subconsciously, I was terrified I would fail and lose it all.
In fact, I went to the ER due to a panic attack….twice!
The Story in my Mind
I was capable and had extensive training to do my job well,
But it was my *stories* that perpetuated my anxiety.
The story said: “Unless I am perfect, I’m going to fail, and therefore, I am not safe.”
It was my fear of being rejected for not being perfect enough.
This story comes from centuries of programming.
Our patriarchal society tells women that we are not enough.
Not capable or worthy of having power.
I decided to take control of these stories.
BUT I didn’t know exactly where to start.
I tried everything from time-management courses to acupuncture!
Some of it helped but I was still lacking the *right* approach
I Hired a Coach
With the support of a coach, I began working on my mindset.
I also learned critical leadership skills.
I built solid relationships and delivered exceptional results.
Within 1 year, I was promoted to Chief People Officer.
AND… I could lead without anxiety or imposter syndrome.
Through coaching, I learned that almost every woman has felt like an imposter.
Have you experienced this phenomenon? What about the tendency to believe you’ll be selected based on merit?
These beliefs contribute to the under-representation of women in C-level roles.
We have more power than we realize to stop this pattern!
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU NEED TO BE A “WONDER WOMAN BARBIE DOLL” TO BREAK INTO THE C-SUITE?
In my many years as an HR professional and executive coach, I’ve seen that women hold unrealistically high standards for themselves. They believe that they must be pulling off incredible feats like Wonder Woman – without a hair out of place like the perfect Barbie Doll.
I’m here to tell you that’s NOT true, and that limiting belief is preventing you (and other women) from stepping into more power.
Most importantly, it’s keeping women out of boardrooms and it’s hurting us as a society.
ONLY 7.4% OF CEOs IN FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE WOMEN.
In my not-so-humble opinion, that’s crap.
Women are masters at multitasking, dedicated to creating community, and compassionate leaders.
And we are NEEDED at the highest levels of leadership.
In this capitalistic society – power and privilege have traditionally belonged to men.
It’s time for women to re-balance the equation and level the playing field.
I’ve curated a set of proven strategies and concrete leadership skills that will expand your influence and power so that you’ll be ready and able to influence your own way into the leadership position of your choice. Hello C-Suite!
IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU ARE…
- Working at a bigger, better job – and stepping up as the badass leader that you are!
- Earning more money and having more influence by expressing your natural strengths – and without losing your sanity or integrity.
- Leading a larger team, making power moves and using your influence to change your company’s culture (the way you’ve always wanted to!)
- Feeling fully equipped – emotionally, mentally, and strategically – to handle bigger responsibilities with grace and ease.
- Developing future leaders of your company and helping them create the career moves they want – and feeling good as you’re doing it!
- Living life on your own terms even though you have more responsibility.
- Smashing the racist patriarchy, opening doors for more women at the top and showing up as an exemplary leader with kindness, integrity and excellence.
INTRODUCING: BREAK INTO THE C-SUITE
A 12-month, structured training and small group coaching program for women leaders who want to expand their power and influence and advance their career (without losing their sanity, integrity, or freedom).
Led by former Chief People Officer, Executive Coach & Master Trainer, Carrie Weaver.
The Program is also supported by Carrie’s team of exceptional coaches who have all led at the top of their function and/or in the C-Suite PLUS have become trained coaches!
Looking for a job and figuring out the next step in your career is never easy. But doing it during a pandemic when you've just been laid off can feel like climbing Mt Everest in flip flops. Working with Carrie made a process that felt nearly impossible not only manageable but hopeful. She gave me tools and frameworks to help frame my search, how I positioned myself and valued my own worth. And the outcome couldn't have been more perfect. I landed multiple offers at attractive companies and with Carrie's guidance picked the perfect place for me. I can't recommend working with Carrie enough. She was my career sherpa through some very rocky terrain and guided me to a great outcome.
Business Development Executive
I've been offered coaches in the past and never found them effective, and most often, a waste of time. Carrie changed my mind about the field and has been transformational in my career transition. Relying on neuroscience and her extensive HR and hiring background, her approach is no-nonsense, strategic, and nothing short of brilliant. Carrie offered the exact tools I needed for every situation in a complex and quickly changing career move. She is an asset every female executive should have.
Philanthropic Foundation Executive
As a seasoned executive, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I learned from Carrie. She helped me to hone my message and articulate my vision in a way that resonates with my desired audience. While I engaged with Carrie for executive coaching, my takeaways are transferable to my daily life as a leader and as a professional speaker.
Managing Director, CCG
I signed up to work with Carrie as my executive coach after seeing her discussing elements of how to navigate the C-Suite. I appreciated her delivery, substance, and candor and instantly knew she would be the right coach for me. The investment financially and emotionally was worth it! Carrie's guidance and coaching have enhanced my innate strengths as an authentic, empathetic leader. I can't thank Carrie enough for helping me tame my imposter syndrome and pushing me to get out of my own way to become the leader I was meant to be.
Carrie Sui Butt
CEO, Simple Health
IT’S YOUR TIME TO “BREAK INTO THE C-SUITE”
YOUR LIFE BEFORE THE PROGRAM
- You feel like an imposter and you’re afraid of failing.
- You struggle to assert your opinions or ideas during critical meetings.
- You’re frustrated you’re not in the C-Suite – even after paying your dues.
- You’re tired of seeing (often less capable) men get ahead – because they show up with more confidence.
- You feel you have what it takes, but there’s an invisible barrier that’s holding you back from unleashing that power.
- You’re not comfortable with public speaking and know it’s holding you back from that C-Suite job!
YOUR LIFE AFTER THE PROGRAM
- You’re becoming more powerful and can influence your way to a C-level role without a sponsor.
- You’re showing up with total confidence and everyone around you treats you differently as a result of it.
- You’re stepping into your own brand of leadership by expressing a clear vision and highlighting the best parts of your personality.
- You’re communicating powerfully with confidence, clarity, and purpose.
- You’re developing others and opening doors for more women at the top!
- You’re living life on your own terms!
Break into the C-Suite combines training and coaching in a small-group format. Each month you’ll be taught a concrete leadership skill and then you’ll receive personalized coaching on that skill to further advance your ability. This is NOT a bunch of pre-recorded videos – it is a high-touch program that drives massive gains through weekly accountability. Consider it the Rolls Royce of leadership development programs!
January: The Presentation Month
Build competence around public speaking, develop the confidence to shine on stage, and learn how to influence large audiences – with grace and ease. Even if you’ve hated public speaking in the past, this module will help you develop the essential public speaking skills you need to be able to break into the C-Suite.
February: The Mindset Month
Understand the science behind Imposter Syndrome, uncover your limiting beliefs and reframe your thoughts so that you can stay on top of your game and be the badass leader you were born to be.
March: The Branding Month
Learn how to articulate your personal leadership values, strengths, and purpose in a heartfelt, non-jargon way that will motivate and inspire action from others (aligned with your brand).
April: The Visioning Month
Create a master roadmap that allows you to get to your ultimate vision without going off-track along the way. This acts as your compass for daily decision making and allows you to stay on the path to success, influence, and expansion.
May: The Expectations Month
Discover how you respond to inner and outer expectations, and create a plan that keeps self-sabotage at bay. This module is a game-changer for women who can’t seem to figure out why they become sidetracked from achieving their goals.
June: The Personality Month
It’s time to express the best parts of your personality – and step into authentic leadership and influence. Explore your personality type and capitalize on your natural strengths – while learning the areas you most need to “flex” to lead in a more powerful manner.
July: The Trust Month
Trust is the foundation of effective relationships that are required for being successful in the C-Suite. Understand your preferred trust language and accelerate the process of building trust with others – so that you can get the support you need to perform at work without losing your sanity.
August: The Coaching Month
Learn the fundamentals of coaching, inspire action from your peers, and equip your team with problem-solving skills so that you can delegate more, increase the quality of deliverables, and uplevel your team’s performance.
September: The Assertion Month
Show up with power, ask for what you want with clarity and get it every time by mastering the skill of assertion. Powerfully expressing ideas and opinions is critical for all women looking to step into the C-Suite and have a seat at the table.
October: The Focus Month
Learn best practices for prioritizing projects and delivering exceptional results while staying on top of your personal life. This module also gives you the tools to determine what matters the most at any given time.
November: The Resilience Month
Too often, women in leadership positions give all of themselves – until there’s nothing left to give. The truth is… you cannot pour from an empty cup. In this module, understand the eight aspects of life fulfillment and how to prioritize and rebalance self-care with purpose and intention when you’re in the C-Suite.
December: The Ideation Month
Master the art of creative problem-solving by innovating and ideating better than most leaders. The best part? You don’t even have to come up with the best ideas yourself, but rather, be the leader who can sort, pick, and combine ideas from your team to deliver maximum impact.
We’ve included what’s absolutely critical for you to succeed.
The amount of content is not overwhelming yet it holds you accountable for achieving massive gains if you do the work.
You’ll be required to dedicate just 60-minutes per week.
(That’s less time than watching ONE movie on Netflix per week!)
Attending sessions live is HIGHLY encouraged, especially for the second and third week of each month “Coach” and “Share”, respectively. If you are unable to attend live, you can watch all call recordings at your own convenience.
What Clients Are Saying…
Carrie Weaver is a multi-faceted executive coach whose instincts, skill, and care made my coaching with her a delight. Our time together was amidst a transformative period in my life where I was seeking guidance and strategic feedback to help propel me forward as I level up in my career. Carrie helped me identify and clarify what my value proposition is, and gave me tangible tools and insight to optimize my leadership skills. In our time together I was able to uncover my power and structure my pitch. I couldn’t be more grateful for our collaboration and can’t recommend Carrie enough to any professional seeking coaching as a competitive advantage.
Documentary Film Director
I needed help in clearly articulating my professional experience to people outside my industry. Carrie listened to me like no one ever had before. Through her collaborative exercises, supportive reframing, and actionable tips, she instantly transformed how I conveyed my experience and value. I feel so much more confident in my messaging. I also have the tools to continue refining my professional presentation moving forward. Thank you, Carrie!
Carrie has a natural ability to get to the “heart” of an issue while being kind, yet direct. She supported me in driving clarity to align my intent with action and leveraging my personal strengths. I can see that what she does is not just a career, but a calling for her.
I was lucky enough to have Carrie as a coach at a very pivotal point in my career. After being promoted to a leadership and managerial position, I was facing several critical junctions of my professional development, and I am eternally grateful to have had Carrie to steer me through that journey. Her knowledge and passion for leadership excellence was so insightful and allowed me to discover my core values in my life and in my career. During our coaching engagement, she gave me numerous exercises that allowed me to hone a career vision and path that pushed me closer to living my core values - all thanks to Carrie's leadership and coaching.
Former Chief People Officer, Certified Coach, Master Trainer and CEO
I have nearly 20 years of experience working at various organizations from tiny 20-person startups to 140,000-strong global conglomerates. In all these years, there’s one thing that has stayed consistent throughout – my love for developing people into their most influential selves.
Since 2016 – I’ve been using my passion for developing talent with private clients, which has been an honor and privilege ….but, this isn’t about me.
This is about you. Are you tired of waiting for power to be handed to you?
Are you fed up seeing other (and sometimes not-so-capable) men shoot for the C-level job you want and get it, while you wait to be selected based on merit?
Are you done doubting yourself, beating yourself up in your head, and putting way too much pressure on yourself to be the perfect Wonder Woman-Barbie Doll while also handling your family and other life commitments?
I say eff that noise! You are already capable. You already have enough experience.
All you need is a little support to fine-tune your existing strengths so you can own what you’re capable of and show up in your full power.
This is your opportunity to become the C-Suite Leader you know you’re capable of being… AND experience more influence, power, and growth than ever before. I hope you join me in rebalancing and redesigning Corporate America!
Your Annual Experience Includes
(12) “Learn” sessions taught LIVE by Carrie on the first Monday of each month
(12) Workbooks with practical tools, frameworks and exercises to enhance your development
(12) “Coach” individualized laser coaching sessions that occur with your program coach and your cohort during the 2nd week of the month
(12) “Share” group participant sessions facilitated by Carrie that occur during the 3rd week of the month
(12) “Celebrate” group sessions facilitated by Carrie that occur during the 4th week of the month
(1) Hogan Assessment + 1 hour debrief with a Certified Hogan program coach
(1) Personalized 2-hour Interview Bootcamp workshop with Carrie – schedule any time during the year-long program
(4) 45-min individual coaching sessions with a program coach (NOTE: each member receives these additional four coaching sessions to use during the year outside of the monthly “Coach” program structure)
12 months of member community access on Slack
1 (virtual) cohort graduation party
24 months access to Break Into The C-Suite Program content platform
Special onboarding gift
THIS PROGRAM IS *NOT* FOR EVERYONE!
This Program Is For You If…
* You’re currently 0-3 levels removed from the C-Suite in a medium to large corporation.
* You are currently managing others.
* You want to kick Imposter Syndrome to the curb and own your expertise.
* You’re ready for greater personal and organizational power.
* You want to become a better presenter and public speaker.
* You care about coaching and developing others.
* You value kindness, integrity, and excellence.
This Program Is NOT For You If…
* You’re 3+ levels removed from the C-Suite.
* You’re not yet leading a team.
* You don’t envision yourself leading at the highest level of your profession.
* You’re currently working within a startup, non-profit, or another small employer with less than 100 employees.
* You’re unable to commit 1 hour a week of professional development for the next 12-months.
* You aren’t interested in being part of a community of other badass women leaders.
No – this content has been curated by Carrie based on her 17 years of HR expertise, leadership, and Executive coaching plus the thousands of leadership candidates she’s interviewed over her career. Time and again, she finds that even the most expert leaders need to level up in these 12 areas. Even if you are already strong in a few of them – you’ll learn the subtle shifts required to become even more influential. Stay the course – and you’ll reap incredible results along the way.
Yes, there is a “Breakers” Slack channel. You’re welcome and encouraged to interact with other participants as much or as little as you like.
Yes, you’ll need to spend the full 12 months inside the program – and no, you can’t expedite it. This learning experience has been strategically built to deliver the best results for you. The truth is: it takes time to create long-term mindset shifts and learn important strategic skills that move your career forward. You need 12 months to go through the program – but you WILL see results within the first few months. Follow the system and trust the process – so that we can help you achieve the results you want, the right way!
You will be given access to 15-20 min one-to-one “laser” coaching sessions each month, BUT they will be conducted “in front of” other group members. These sessions present an incredible opportunity for deep and powerful learning for you. When you watch someone else getting coached around issues you might be facing as well – it allows you to learn by observation and feel inspired as you see others having breakthroughs that move them forward. There is also an opportunity to purchase one-to-one coaching with Carrie or one of her FABULOUS program coaches for an added charge.
Great question! I want to make this clear for you once and for all – coaching is NOT a sign of weakness or that something is “wrong” with you. The purpose of coaching is to take you to an even GREATER level of competence. All the best actors, athletes, musicians, etc. have coaches, why wouldn’t corporate leaders?!
About 1 hour per week should be sufficient to maximize your professional development. If a personal trainer could give you the body of your dreams in just one hour a week, would you do it? YUP! If a private chef said she could give you the health you’ve been seeking if you followed a set of recipes in just one hour a week, would you sign up? HECK YES, right?! One hour a week is NOTHING to gain the feeling of comfortability in your own skin as a leader.
You’ll have access to one (1) 15-20 minute “laser” coaching session each month. If you need a more individualized approach, you can always purchase a 45-min session with Carrie or one of her exceptional coaches at any time during the program year.
No. The sessions will be recorded and available on the content platform for viewing at your own pace afterward. However, for the coaching sessions – you have to attend live. Also, why wouldn’t you? This program was designed to be high-touch on purpose because it holds you accountable for achieving massive gains. I would invite you to consider why you’d join a small-group format program if you don’t plan on attending live. Carrie and her coaches get to know YOU on a personal level – take advantage of that!
Currently, ONLY 16 seats are open each quarter, beginning January, April, July, and October 1st. This is to ensure our participants have a personalized developmental experience.
Not specifically. This program is structured training and coaching (that happens in a group setting). There will be an opportunity to meet program participants, share learning, and celebrate successes, but this program’s primary intent is to strengthen your leadership skills. Building your network is a happy benefit that comes with being part of the community!
Yes. Women comprise only 7.4% of CEOs in the Fortune 500 and are underrepresented in all C-level roles compared to men on the order of 5 to 1 (5 men to every 1 woman). This program is about readying women to influence their way into the highest levels of power so together, we can redesign and rebalance the power dynamic in Corporate America.
Quarterly during an “open enrollment period” which is typically the last two weeks of March, June, September, and December. In 2021, ONLY 16 participants will be admitted each quarter to keep the program intimate. If you enroll during an “open enrollment” period, your program will begin at the start of the next calendar month after the date you join. As an example, if you enroll on March 25th, April 1st will be your first official month in the program. If you enroll on June 18th, July 1st will be your first official month in the program.
IF YOU’RE READY TO STOP PLAYING SMALL IN YOUR CAREER …
..and want to build REAL influence and power that allows you to create culture change and open more doors for women at the top – then Break Into The C-Suite is the program for you. I can’t wait to see you in the program!