Overview of Our Leadership Development Programs

What is Leadership Development?

Leadership Development is any activity designed to improve a person’s competency, effectiveness, and impact as a leader.


How to develop leadership skills…

Anyone can develop leadership skills, but it does take intention, focus, and work. Here are three key considerations when planning to develop your leadership skills:


You must have the drive to WANT to develop your leadership skills.


Understand what leadership looks like to you. This helps you to identify the skills you should focus on. Our programs help you to do that by taking your through an “Optimal Leader” exercise.


Find a program that best fits your needs. Things to consider:

a. Duration – Is the program long enough for you to get what you want out of it? Does it allow for self-reflection and application or is it a “drinking by the firehose” type of program?

b. Content – Are the topics covered timely and relevant?

c. Delivery – Are the method of delivery engaging to you and your preferred method of learning? Is it one-on-one or group settings? Think about how you engage best.

At The Confidence Track, the Leadership Development Programs We Offer Include:

Bio of CEO/Founder

Lisa, CEO and Founder of The Confidence Track, has worked in corporate leadership for the last 25+ years, including Fortune 300 companies, leading large teams spanning across the U.S. and Canada.

Lisa offers her years of leadership, coaching, and talent development expertise to organizations and individuals across the country through various leadership training, workshops, and leadership programs.

The foundation of her programs starts with strengthening leadership confidence. While she customizes programs for her clients, her flagship programs and masterminds touch on overcoming confidence roadblocks, authentic and empathetic leadership approaches, applying stronger and more effective communication strategies, and navigating tough conversations, just to name a few.


She works with managers who want to become strong leaders, ERGs (employee resource groups), mentoring programs, talent development departments, women's organizations, senior leaders, executives, and more.

Based in the Denver metro area, Lisa is a professional speaker who enjoys traveling to speak on a variety of leadership topics, including imposter syndrome. She absolutely loves what she does, which shows through her work, her presentations, and the results she helps her clients achieve.

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Benefits of Participating in a Women's Leadership Program

Our Women’s Leadership Programs are designed to offer beyond leadership acumen…

Our programs not only enhance your self-awareness, strengthen your confidence, and build your leadership skills - they also provide opportunity to become part of a strong network of amazing women with whom you can continue to foster relationships with beyond the program.

Having a community with whom you can connect and confide in is an often desired but missing component of a woman’s professional journey.

Learning together and sharing experiences makes each person know that they’re not alone in the challenges they face. Experiencing a strong sense of camaraderie and a supportive network only enhances the leadership transformation throughout our Women’s Leadership programs.

Additional Benefits Gained

Build and strengthen confidence

Increase self-awareness

Prepare you for higher-level leadership roles

Help you realize your weaknesses so you can either work on them or learn to delegate

Improve productivity

Increase employee retention

Make better decisions

Build and strengthen confidence

Increase self-awareness

Prepare you for higher-level leadership roles

Help you realize your weaknesses so you can either work on them or learn to delegate

Improve productivity

Increase employee retention

Make better decisions

What to Look for When Choosing a Leadership Development Program

Here are important factors to consider when choosing a leadership development program:

Our Leadership Programs Include

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Energy Leadership Index Assessment and One-on-One Debrief

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Comprehensive PDF Workbooks

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Select programs offer one-on-one coaching sessions – for those programs that don’t include one-on-one coaching, we do offer a variety of one-on-one coaching packages that can complement your program and professional growth.

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Email access to the facilitator


Why is leadership development important?

Based on their skills and approach, leaders can make a work environment motivating or they can make it unbearable. When they make a work environment motivating, they and the organization for which they work experience higher retention, improved morale, increased productivity, stronger customer service and satisfaction, a more positive culture, faster adoption to change, and better financial performance

Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Experience from Real Leaders

To get the most out of a leadership development program, keep in mind the following:

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You get out of it what you put into it. If you’re making the investment, whether in time or money or both, immerse yourself fully into it. Giving it half of your attention will provide only half the value and knowledge. If the program is worth signing up for, it’s worth your undivided attention. It’s easy to think, “I’ll just go back later and read up more on it or do the exercises.” What are the chances that time will come? Typically, not very often. Commit – dive in – learn – practice. You will be so happy you did.

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Make it a learning process, not an event. Understand that leadership development is a journey. It takes awareness and intention. It takes on different facets and _____. One evolves as they gain more experience and are open to varying perspectives.

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Be willing to share and be vulnerable. We’re all human and have experienced challenges throughout our careers and lives.

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Focus on whole-person growth. Effective leadership development not only enhances the performance of certain skills, but one’s whole self. Strong programs transform how one leads in every aspect of t heir life, not just in the workplace.

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Prioritize self-reflection. You should learn a lot about yourself through a leadership development process. How you think affects how you feel. How you feel drives what actions you take. The actions you take garner the results you receive. By slowing down and being intentional with what kind of thoughts you are having and understanding why, and learning to better manage those thoughts, you can change how you’re showing up in the world, which creates life-changing insights and broader perspectives.

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Build a Community of Support. Surrounding yourself with others whom you can share experiences and discuss challenges with can help the continuation of your development and help one to feel supported. The Confidence Track’s masterminds are created to offer such a community. Our mastermind programs bring professionals together to share insights, provide support, and create that peer community.

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Here Are What Some of The Confidence Track’s Clients Have to Say

Mandi R.

“Lisa’s program not only increased my confidence and my assertiveness, but also my overall comfort level and authenticity within the workplace. If you are looking to improve your leadership, confidence, and silence your personal doubts, this is a great program to consider!”

Brooke B.

“Lisa Hinz has created a very solid, collaborative program that has affected my career path in a big way. The modules were pertinent to my position and the knowledge could be immediately applied. My "take-aways" were identifying my core values, identifying my personal saboteurs, and how my Energy Leadership Index (ELI) changes in response to stress. It has also been helpful for me to identify my own leadership style, communication style, and methods that will help me combat my personal roadblocks and achieve success.

This program gave me the confidence to apply for a master's degree program, ask for a promotion from my boss, and volunteer for company outreach events - all of which have produced positive outcomes. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a deep dive into how they can perpetuate their "best self" in both personal and corporate spaces.”

Kelly C.

"The Elevating Career Confidence program transformed my professional trajectory at a pivotal time in my career. I began the 12-week program during a transition into a new manager role in a new-to-me Fortune 500 company. It was the perfect time to take a step back and break open the patterns and habits that impeded my confidence and ability to thrive in my relationships and work.

Lisa's coaching in our 1:1 sessions helped me reflect on how to transform my thinking, habits, and approach to bring about positive, productive leadership energy.

Thank you Lisa for helping me break open my self-confidence, the leadership superpower!"

How to Stay Motivated During the Program and Afterward

Check in with yourself to see what new knowledge and insights you have gained as you go through a program. If you have stronger awareness that makes you stop and think about things that you had not before, this means you are learning! This awareness can drive motivation throughout a program.

Having and embracing a growth mindset can motivate one to continue to reach higher levels of awareness.

To stay motivated after our programs, keep the materials you receive on hand. Keep them visible, so they serve as a reminder to revisit the exercises and tools they provide so that you retain what you gained throughout the program. If you developed a network of professionals throughout the program, reach out and stay in touch with them. Having an ongoing support system in place is great for holding us (and each other) accountable.

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What You Can Expect After Participating in Our Program

Our programs work from the inside out, so you gain not only tools and processes to use throughout your career and life, but also a new inner wisdom and awareness that helps you navigate the challenges and roadblocks you may face.

You Will Receive:

Our programs work from the inside out, so you gain not only tools and processes to use throughout your career and life, but also a new inner wisdom and awareness that helps you navigate the challenges and roadblocks you may face.

Workbooks with amazing content that you can revisit as many times as you like.

Stronger awareness around who you are, why you think the way you think, knowing that you have a choice in what you think and the actions you take.

Stronger leadership acumen and skills.

Awareness around what attitude you’re showing up with each day and how it impacts not only you, but those around you.

How to approach those difficult conversations with more ease

Connections with other professionals.

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Reasons why leadership development programs fail is because…

There are many reasons why a leadership development program might fail. Keep these in mind whether you are involved with creating one internally to your company, attending one internally or attending one externally.

Program may lack clear goals and objectives.

Lack of commitment or priority of attendee(s).

Training topics are irrelevant or too narrow.

Failure to practice real-life scenarios.

Lack of executive or organizational support.

How to Develop Your Leadership Style

When you understand what your leadership style is, you open the door to harnessing your inner power. With that inner power comes confidence, resilience, influence, and impact.

Steps to help you develop your leadership style:

Defining what optimal leadership is

Identifying your strengths and weaknesses

Tuning into your authentic self

Being aware of biases (about yourself and about others)

Understanding that you don’t need to imitate others

Knowing what your personal core values are

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Common Challenges Faced by Female Leaders and How to Overcome Them

Women leaders can face many challenges throughout their careers. This is not to say that men can’t, because they can face any of these as well. However, our focus is on what women often face, that can become roadblocks to success.

Lack of Confidence. There will always be naysayers and situations that make you question your worth, whether you can accomplish something or not, or if you deserve to be where you are.

Not Speaking Up. Undesirable prior experiences or lack of confidence can prevent one from speaking up, sharing ideas, and voicing opinions.

Taking a Back Seat. Imagine walking into a conference room – there are seats available at the conference table and seats available against the walls. If you choose the seat against the wall, taking a back seat is a challenge to work on overcoming.

Too apologetic. Saying sorry too often can diminish one’s impact as a leader. People often apologize when there is nothing to apologize for. It can be considered “weak speak” when overused.

Being spoken over or interrupted. Allowing others to constantly speak over you or interrupt you before you are finished talking.

Unconscious Gender and Age Bias. We can often be bias of ourselves and also deal with biases from others, often without even realizing it.

Lacking support from other women. Studies show that women who support women are more successful in business. Research in the Harvard Business Review says women who have an inner circle of close female contacts are more likely to land executive positions with greater authority and higher pay.

Own your success. It can be easy to give everyone and everything else credit for the success that you’ve worked hard to achieve.

Imposter Syndrome. A false and sometimes crippling belief that one’s successes are due to luck or fraud, can affect up to 82% of people.

Communication – Understand the difference between being assertive vs. being abrasive. Nonjudgmental vs judgmental. Succinct vs. too in-the-weeds. Work on eliminating up speak, which weakens the power of your voice and brand.

Lack of sponsorship or mentors. Many male executives have mentors providing such support, but research from the Harvard Business Review indicates women are less likely to obtain sponsorship. Female employees are not as likely to organically meet sponsors, and they often don’t know what steps to take to seek the full sponsorship they need.

How to Overcome Challenges faced by Female Leaders:

  • Invest in Your Development

    Invest in your development. Your development and education are something that no one can take away from you. Think about that.

  • Find the Right Development

    Finding a program that focuses on areas that are relevant to the skills you want to improve upon is key.

  • Practice Your Skills

    Professional development isn’t a one and done thing. Take what you learn and apply it in your real-world situations. Skills need to be learned and practiced.

  • Prioritize Self-care

    Cut yourself some slack. We’re all human and no one is perfect. Self-compassion is important to practice regularly.

  • Adapt a Growth Mindset

    Know that you are always learning and growing. Always. There is no time limit on education and new experiences.

  • Be an Ally and Advocate for Your Female Colleagues

    Get out of your comfort zone. It’s hard to grow by always playing it safe and sticking with only what you know. You’ll be amazed at how much your courage will blossom.

  • Embrace BRAVE

    · Be understanding and empathetic to others who may be facing similar challenges. Share what you have learned with them to help them learn and grow. Be an example of what is possible.

Assessments and Coaching Packages for Women offered after the Leadership Development Program

Beyond our leadership development programs or on their own, we offer attitudinal assessments as well as one-on-one coaching packages. These options allow you to continue with your leadership development journey for maximum impact.

The Confidence Track Offers Attitudinal Assessments:


The ELI Assessment is an attitudinal assessment tool that captures how an individual currently perceives and approaches work and life. This means that you learn to make change happen in real time when you encounter a moment of self-doubt, fear, or frustration. Along with the assessment, you will receive a 60- to 90-minute one-on-one debrief of your results.

The ELI Assessment is an attitudinal assessment tool that captures how an individual currently perceives and approaches work and life. This means that you learn to make change happen in real time when you encounter a moment of self-doubt, fear, or frustration.

This assessment on its own is extremely powerful - but when you add the 360 option to it, it allows you to see how you're perceived by those you work with. When you want to grow as a leader, a 360 allows you to see which areas you may need to further develop.

For the 360, you can choose up to 25 people who will rate you on 36 leadership competencies.
Once all results are finalized, you will receive a 90- to 120- minute one-on-one debrief of your own assessment results as well as the 360 feedback.


The Confidence Track offers one-on-one coaching packages


For the ultra-busy professional who can benefit from a 30-minute session. These calls are designed to address situations you are facing and need to work through solutions, approaches, or ideas. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in a 30-minute call. Come ready with your topic because we dive right in!

For the following coaching packages, schedule a free discovery call so that we can determine which package might be best for you and your goals:

Intro Coaching Package (3 60-minute sessions plus ELI Assessment and debrief)

6-Month Package (12 60-minute sessions plus ELI Assessment and debrief)

12-Month Package (24 60-minute sessions plus ELI Assessment and debrief)

Justine J.

"Lisa will ask you all the right questions to identify areas for you to grow and exceed in your career. She is insightful while providing tangible next steps that can be applied to your work immediately. Look no further, she will coach you to play at your highest potential!"

Stephanie E.

“I loved working with Lisa! She and I had 12 one-on-one coaching sessions and she helped me achieve the awareness, clarity and empowerment that I needed to get me unstuck and propel me forward towards my goals.”

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