The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership: Six Month Masterclass

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The Next Generation of Women Leaders Will Change the Working World Forever.

Are You Ready to be One of Them?

For generations, a masculine model of leadership— one that values overwork, 24/7 engagement and Machiavellian models of domination and control— has led the corporate world.

As more and more women take control of corporations and small businesses, however, the need for a new model of leadership is emerging— one that mirrors our values and propels us to new level of success as individuals and as women.

As role models and game changers of women’s leadership, today’s generation of women executives know that a new skill set— one that mirrors our internal development as leaders and prepares us to shift the working world to the benefit of women everywhere— is absolutely required.

The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Six Month Masterclass will empower you, as a key member of the next generation of women leaders, to change your life and your work forever so that it permanently aligns with your values, and propel us all toward a new model of women’s leadership for years to come.

Helmed by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, a celebrated executive coach, entrepreneur and the Founder of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, and team taught by guest experts— including Ivanka Trump, Amanda Steinberg, Ali Brown, and more than twenty luminary leaders who will share a wealth of knowledge on the new paradigm of women’s leadership— this program is designed to catapult every participant to her most empowered and aligned leadership.

The Six Month Masterclass begins on January 4, 2016. Registration is now open, but only for a few short weeks. 

If you are ready to become the leader you know you are meant to be, now is your time.

Here’s what the Six Month Masterclass entails:

  • The Masterclass kicks off with an opening group coaching call on Monday January 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Thereafter, every month for six months, we will focus on one critical area of Women’s Leadership.
  • On the first business day of every month, you’ll receive a workbook of coaching exercises, writing assignments and thought points on that month’s topic.
  • Every month of the program will include one Featured Expert on that month’s topic, with whom we’ll have a 60 minute webinar, as well as three or four additional recorded interviews with Guest Experts, each of whom who will share her story, her wisdom and her rock-solid guidance.
  • On the third Thursday of every month, we’ll convene for a two hour group coaching call at 3 p.m. ET to cover that month’s material, answer questions, and share successes, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  • Every group coaching call will offer a chance for participants to volunteer for fifteen minutes of live “hot seat” coaching with Elizabeth.
  • All calls will be recorded in case you need to miss a week, or want to listen in later.
  • You’ll get access to a private Facebook group hosting our entire community, a.k.a. The Advancing Women’s Leadership Collective, where we’ll discuss our progress, our goals and our plans for the future, and where you’ll get access to many of our storied guests.
  • Along the way, we’ll have some surprise bonuses for you on today’s hottest topics in Women’s Leadership.
  • And should you feel the need for one-on-one coaching at any point during our six months together, you will have the option to add on a 45 minute private coaching session with Elizabeth at 50% off her usual price (a $500 value).

pattysearl“I love the enthusiasm Elizabeth brings to this class. The combined hard work and study guides made us all dig down deep and bring it up to talk about it, and be placed on a hot seat for laser coaching. You get much more than a group for accountability, you gain a community to share and to be encouraged to do the work! I am so excited to have found Elizabeth- for me it was meant to be!” ~Patty Searl, President, Clean POV, Ottowa, Canada

So why this program, and why now?

ECM-speaking-pageElizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is a storied Executive Coach and serial entrepreneur who has dedicated her life and career to uplifting women in the workplace. Elizabeth founded The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership as a way to propel forward women executives who want to change their lives, their work and their world for the better as the next generation of women leaders.

Here’s what others have said about her:

“A celebrated career coach” and “fearless entrepreneur.” -Ivanka Trump

“Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin knows what it’s like to be a powerful woman in the workforce, [as well as] the financial and emotional challenges.” -HuffPost Live

“Elizabeth McLaughlin . . . is helping women from all walks of life . . . .” -Ali Brown

As an ex-Wall Street lawyer, the CEO of her own consulting firm and the executive Director of 40 Percent and Rising, an organization dedicated to primary breadwinner women, Elizabeth has faced down the masculine model of leadership for her entire career.

She believes that empowered, enlightened women have an incredible opportunity at this critical juncture in history to effect change that benefits all of us by lifting up other women, changing policies and workplace culture, and rising to new heights of success.

The Gaia Project’s Six Month Masterclass is designed to get you, and all of us, to that place.

LauraHibbert151“I am happy and excited to say that I am in the process of starting a new business venture that will hopefully launch by the end of this year. It feels great to move into my passion and look forward to what this next phase will bring.

I signed up for this program to establish a strategy to position myself as a leader and expert in my new industry/business. With Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin’s help, we will all step into our best self as leaders.” ~Laura Hibbert, Founder and CEO, Stylebition, Atlanta, Georgia

Elizabeth’s work and reputation have also allowed her to pull together some of the best women leaders of today to share their knowledge as guest experts as a part of this program. Here they are.

Guest Experts

Special Bonus Guest Interviews

Schedule and Topics for The Six Month Masterclass

Kickoff Group Coaching Call: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET

January 2016
Your Leadership: Purpose, Mission and Goals

Workbook and Thought Points released Monday, January 4, 2016
Guest Expert Interviews released Monday, January 4, 2016
Featured Expert Webinar with Cordila Jochim: Tuesday January 12 at 3 p.m. ET
Group Coaching Call: Thursday January 21 at 3 p.m. ET

February 2016
Mindset: Intuition, Integrity and Leading with Inspiration

Workbook and Thought Points released February 1, 2016
Guest Expert Interviews released February 1, 2016
Featured Expert Webinar with Lindsay Pera: Tuesday February 9 at 3 p.m. ET
Group Coaching Call: Thursday February 25 at 3 p.m. ET

March 2016
Management: Time, Stress and Balance

Workbook and Thought Points released March 1, 2016
Guest Expert Interviews released March 1, 2016
Featured Expert Webinar with Dr. Samantha Brody: Tuesday March 8 at 3 p.m. ET
Group Coaching Call: Thursday March 17 at 3 p.m. ET

April 2016
Management: Team, Tribe and Culture

Workbook and Thought Points released April 1, 2016
Guest Expert Interviews released April 1, 2016
Featured Expert Webinar with Melody Biringer: Tuesday April 12 at 3 p.m. ET
Group Coaching Call: Thursday April 28 at 3 p.m. ET

May 2016
Management: Finding Your Voice and Communicating with Vision

Workbook and Thought Points released May 2, 2016
Guest Expert Interviews released May 2, 2016
Featured Expert Webinar with Wokie Nwabueze: Tuesday May 10 at 3 p.m. ET
Group Coaching Call: Thursday May 19 at 3 p.m. ET

June 2016
Mastery: Leading Change in Transition, in Your Workplace and in the World

Workbook and Thought Points released June 1, 2016
Guest Expert Interviews released June 1, 2016
Featured Expert Webinar with Laura Gates: Tuesday June 14 at 3 p.m. ET
Group Coaching Call: Thursday June 23 at 3 p.m. ET

rosannaParticipating in the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership has been an unexpectedly transformative experience and it has introduced me to a like-minded community of conscious, intelligent women. The workbooks are designed to inspire disciplined action and the writing exercises leave you feeling focused and directed. If you are considering joining The Gaia Project, it will open up your world.” ~Rosanna Cadreact, Production Director, New York, NY

So what does this amazing program cost?

The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Six Month Masterclass is priced at $4699. Full payment and six month payment plans are available. We will also be admitting several women on scholarship. ***update: all scholarship slots have been filled***

Relatedly, some participants have successfully sought corporate reimbursement for the program through their employer’s professional development office. We encourage you to explore whether this option is available to you, and are happy to support you in doing so if need be– just click here to contact us.

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 10.59.33 AM“Elizabeth challenges you to step up into your leadership in all areas of your life by encouraging you to lead as a woman, a woman who has a life, has a business, has a purpose, has a family, and a million other obligations. She encourages you to take care of your whole self and to lead by example by being an example. I love her focus on authenticity and integrity, vulnerability and courage. I’ve felt pushed to step more boldly into my visibility, to stand firmly in my values and vision, and to know with unshaken tenacity that my work matters to the world. It matters to the future of women’s leadership.” ~Megan Hale, Enoughness Coach for High-Performing Women,, Montgomery, Alabama

If you are ready to take your leadership to the next level and become the leader you are truly meant to be, now’s your chance. Join us.

We can’t wait to see you on the inside.

Got questions? Check out our FAQ right here.