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The Leadership Privilege - Building Exceptional Leaders

So What Can You Do to Become An Exceptional Leader?

From our frontline supervisor program 'Lead Your Culture From The Inside' providing a powerful introduction to how leadership is a privilege, to one-on-one coaching, to our flagship corporate program built around The SRQ 360, experiential learning and leading edge coach training for managers, we have a program to meet your leadership development needs.


The Leadership Privilege programs:

Click here for the program outline and open course dates of our 'It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It' leadership intensive.


The 'Lead Your Culture From The Inside' frontline supervisor program provides a foundation for being an effective leader who inspires, encourages, challenges, coaches, and supports every member of his / her team. Frontline leaders are often challenged by the tough conversations they need to have, or they get frustrated by the poor performance of some employees and do not know how best to address it.

Participants will learn how to communicate in a trustworthy way so that people buy in, and to recognize the key components of a psychologically safe workplace environment for their teams so that they stay motivated and engaged.  They will also explore the leadership behaviours that build and destroy trust, and discover how to use performance management as a tool for driving employee engagement.

This program comprises:

  • Four half-day, in-person trainings;
  • Peer-based action learning;
  • Emotional intelligence self assessment. 

There is an online version of this program available which can be customized to include regular mastermind in-person or virtual classroom sessions. 


Click here for dates and details of  'The Leadership Privilege', our in-depth open leadership program in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The Leadership Privilege is a deep dive into what it means to be an emotionally intelligent leader – a leader who shows up with impeccability and emotional intelligence, as well as with the strategic thinking capability and accountability to achieve organizational success with and through his / her team.  Meets the requirements of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.


Join our 'Lead Your Culture From The Inside' online leadership program - you can sign up here at The Leadership Privilege learning portal.


Corporate programs: 

Our open leadership programs can all be delivered in-house and customized to meet the specific leadership challenges of your organization.

'The Leadership Privilege' program for mid to senior level leaders, and the full curriculum of the 'Lead Your Culture From The Inside' program for emerging leaders and frontline supervisors, both meet the requirements of of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.


Get coached: Contact us to build your personalized leadership coaching program around The SRQ 360.


Non-judgment of self and others has always been the central message of my work as an Emotional Intelligence thought leader, coach and facilitator. Latterly my work has brought me to the corporate HR arena where I have worked to put dignity and care at the heart of people strategy. This requires a holistic approach to cultural change by aligning transformational leadership competencies, inclusive practices and people development strategies with non-judgmental people systems.

While studying to become a certified professional diversity coach, I mapped out a model for building diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces, by aligning the principles and language of ED&I with my core messaging around equality, non-judgment, dignity, care and ‘the leadership privilege’.

The principle concepts of this model are that:

1. Workplace cultures that deeply value, respect and leverage how people are different, truly reap the benefits of diversity – the sponsor of this aspect is the Executive team;

2. People strategy and systems built on the principle of dignity lead to fairness and equity – the sponsor of this aspect is HR;

3. Teams that care about each other and that respect each member’s uniqueness, build a sense of belonging which leads to inclusion – the sponsor of this aspect is the team’s leader.

My three-sided model – the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion pyramid – provides a visual of how the three aspects need to be happening concurrently.

For example, a workplace will not be truly equitable and inclusive if leaders are developed so that they build inclusive teams, yet they have to work with judgmental performance and talent management processes that ‘rate’ employees or put them in boxes based on bias.






The Diversity and Equity sides of the three-sided Equity, Diversity & Inclusion pyramid.










 © Amanda Knight 2020










The Inclusion and Diversity sides of the three-sided Equity, Diversity & Inclusion pyramid.









 © Amanda Knight 2020




To discover how to use this model in your organization, please contact Amanda to find out about her Diversity & Inclusion online program, or to discuss a customized approach designed specifically for the needs of your workplace.