Who you’ll learn from

Hector Padilla

  • Leading CTO at top tech companies including Zynga, Wizeline, Playco.
  • Leadership to 100+ leaders around the world, including Japan, Vietnam, Mexico, and the U.S.

Growing Yourself

Mastering leadership begins with managing self.

[Applications for this program are currently closed. Check back later for information about future cohorts or join the waitlist.]

As leaders of fast-moving social ventures, you best serve your team and organization when you feel energized and at your best. Too often, you sacrifice your own wellbeing to help your team overcome immediate challenges. Striking the right balance between caring for yourself, your team, and your organization starts with honing your focus, actively managing your energy, and building a practice of soliciting and responding productively to feedback from your team. In this four week virtual learning series you will:

  • Rebalance how you spend your time to achieve on what’s most important to you,
  • Build habits to regain or maintain your energy,
  • Reduce resistance around change and uncertainty,
  • Obtain a greater comfort in receiving unsolicited feedback and build a practice of soliciting feedback, and
  • Gain access to a network of leaders across the globe, sectors, and functional areas.

Growing Yourself will be part of your ongoing journey to strengthen your growth in the areas above. You’ll have the opportunity to come together two months following the end of the program to come together with peers, share your development, discuss what you tried and how it went, and learn from each others’ lived experiences. 

Read more about the learnings from the workshop series here.

Who Should Attend

Senior leaders who:

  • Serve on a venture’s senior leadership team
  • Own strategy and execution for their function
  • Manage one or more person
  • Are a model and mentor to others at their venture

We strongly encourage two or more leaders from a venture to participate together. Leaders who participate with a colleague benefit from accountability and thought partnership that make it easier to share learnings across your organization.

Please let us know if your full leadership team would like to participate together. We will provide additional support to a limited number of full leadership teams to ensure a cohesive and positive experience.

Schedule for the next program

4-week virtual workshop series and alumni event

Wednesday, Feb 16
11 am-1 pm PT

Time Management

Wednesday, Feb 23
11 am-1 pm PT

Energy Management + Adaptability

Wednesday, Mar 2
11 am-1 pm PT

Soliciting + Receiving Feedback

Wednesday, Mar 9 
11 am-1 pm PT

Bringing Myself to Others

Thursday, May 12
8-10am PT

Alumni Reunion

What leaders have said

“I have loved this experience and wish it could go on much longer. It has helped me tremendously.”

– Christine Kasitz, Learn4Life

“I thought it would be stuff that I already knew but it’s been quite different. Hector’s approach is new and the most helpful part is being able to connect to others that are in a similar position to me.”

– Anonymous

About Rippleworks Leaders Studio

Rippleworks Leaders Studio is a series of expert-led learning programs designed specifically for social ventures. We partner with leading industry executives to run interactive, results-driven learning programs where social venture leaders gain critical skills so ventures can deliver impact at scale.

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