Leadership Power for Women

Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326



Become the Success You Were Meant to Be. 

Build a network of relatable professionals, leverage peer learning opportunities, and enhance your leadership tool set with guidance from experts in executive coaching and leadership. 

This course is comprised of six one-day modules hosted over six months.  The modules are scheduled to allow ample time to reflect and put learnings into action. 

BONUS: You will receive two executive coaching sessions along with a peer coaching cohort following the completion of the program.  Executive coaching will give you the support you need for improving specific skills - communication, delegation, conflict management, team building, persuasion, etc.

We offer direct billing and regularly work with individuals and employers to manage employer funded reimbursement.

Who Will Benefit

Female leaders in an early or middle management role and that have a desire to take the next career step.  The content for this program uses data from leadership research, mainstream media, and evidence based results from coaching women.

Career Impact

  • Recognize and learn to navigate obstacles you will face on the path to becoming a high impact leader.
  • Increase confidence in your career and leadership planning as well as short and long-term decision-making.
  • Identify and address limiting beliefs and behaviors that may be roadblocks keeping you from achieving next level leadership and opportunities.
  • Chart an empowered path to align career aspirations and leadership strengths to your authentic core.
  • Strengthen leadership skills and identify growth opportunities.
  • Create an actionable leadership growth plan unique to your aspirations, goals, and opportunities – including which development partners you need on your path to meet your timeline for achievement. 
  • Meet a network of professionals that will help you reach your goals.

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Module 1 – Culture

  • Learn the culture and unwritten rules and their impact on women’s leadership
  • Gain emotional power to sustain confidence, optimism, and enthusiasm

Module 2 – Identity

  • Understand your strengths and working identity
  • Align personal you, professional you, and leadership you
  • Create your authentic leadership story

Module 3 – Relationship

  • Engage the right development partners
  • Build your community of vital relationship

Module 4 – Power

  • Understand power principles in the workplace
  • Develop an effective power style
  • Cultivate political savvy

Module 5 – Influence

  • Define executive presence and the vital link to leadership impact
  • Build your executive presence for greater influence and impact

Module 6 – Taking Action

  • Develop practical strategies to create space to lead and increase impact
  • Create your unique leadership plan


Laura L. Bierema, Ph.D. 

Laura L. Bierema, Ph.D. is Associate Dean and Professor, at University of Georgia, College of Education. Her academic program is in Adult Education, Learning, and Organization Development. Prior to joining UGA, Dr. Bierema was Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University where she also worked in faculty development in the College of Human Medicine. Before her career in academia, Dr. Bierema held a variety of human resources management and executive positions in the automotive industry with AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell).

Jodie Charlop, NCC, CMC

Jodie Charlop, NCC, RCC, CMC is an executive coach with 25 years of experience in corporate and professional service settings combined with advanced study in psychology, education and human behavior and a Strategic Partner to the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business Executive Programs.  

Her experience spans Fortune 500, high-growth companies and pre-IPO startup ventures in Atlanta and Silicon Valley. Jodie also brings deep insight and understanding of the complexity of power and politics in the workplace – especially for women. 

Paul Aldo, Ph.D.

Paul Aldo, is the founder and CEO of Executive Presence Inc.  His executive presence workshops and coaching consistently garner the highest ratings from numerous Fortune 500 clients. Before starting Executive Presence Inc., Paul was an executive with Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice, prior to which he held leadership positions with GE in the United States and Asia-Pacific. He was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia, where he taught in the McIntire School of Commerce. Paul holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, M.S. and M.A. degrees from Western Michigan University, and a B.S. degree from Michigan State University.

Gene M. Gallivan, MS, PCC, CMC

Gene Gallivan, MS, PCC, CMC expertise includes extensive human resource, organizational development, and executive development experience as both a human resources professional within the Fortume 200, and as an external consultant/coach to organizations. 

 Good leaders organize and align

people around what the team needs to do.  Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they're doing it.  That's purpose.  And that's they key to achieving something truly transformational. 

Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin

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Jodie Charlop, NCC, CMC
Founding Partner Exceleration Partners

Jodie challenges women to get out of the production trap of work, seize control of their lives and build a healthy relationship with power and influence. Jodie speaks regularly on topics of emotional intelligence, executive effectiveness, career strategy, leadership development, and power and influence.

Gene Gallivan, MS, PCC, CMC
Founder, Leadership Center East

Gene's expertise includes extensive human resource, organizational development, and executive development experience as both a human resources professional within the Fortune 200, and as an external consultant/coach to organizations.

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