•ASCENT•

ABOUT US

 
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History & philosophy

As a leader, you don’t always know where to find the answers to your important questions.  We do.

After interviewing hundreds of senior executives, we found several universal needs for continued development: Relevant knowledge that applies immediately to the real world and corporate strategy; Deep, honest insight about where they are today, and where they can go from here; and eye-opening experiences to refresh and inspire. This feedback became the foundation for our three-pronged learning platform that combines the collective wisdom of a broad expert and advisory group, the diversity of thought of a new group of peers, and the magic of traveling to unforgettable places; all anchored in the individual through assessment, and delivered through concrete development objectives.

After spending collective decades in the leadership world - recruiting, training, engaging - our founders determined there must be a better way to fuel continual leadership development. In 2018, Ascent Leadership Networks was born. Based in both Boston, MA and New York City, Ascent works to build dynamic leadership programs for individuals and corporate teams.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF AN ASCENT PROGRAM

All of our programs combine these six practices to generate the most rewarding, highly customized leadership experience.

 
 
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DEEP-DIVE ASSESSMENT

We’ll work with your team to explore their deepest motivators, abilities, and goals.

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CURATED, APPLICABLE CONTENT

Take part in learning that opens minds and contributes to your strategy.

Content at a Glance →

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RENOWNED FACULTY

Learn from the expert practitioners and global leaders that are shaping the world.

Meet the Experts →

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INSPIRING PLACES

Unique venues complement your goals while tapping into the world outside your office.

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A peer NETWORK

Gain access to the people, perspectives, and ideas to support your team’s growth.

Meet the Network →

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development Planning

A robust plan, plus follow-up and coaching, ensures you stay true to you - and your goals.

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Why an assessment matters

It’s about you.

 

You’re tasked with an immense amount of responsibility as a leader. Not only does this occupy your time, but chances are, you’re also putting the company’s needs before your own. This is a great chance to focus on you.

As part of our multi-faceted personal assessment process, you’ll take a deep dive into your own story: revisiting how you got here; building self-awareness; exploring your vision for the future.

 

You’ll gain clarity around the challenges you’re facing as a leader, and renew your confidence and sense of self. This invaluable process delivers objective, insightful feedback to mentally put you on the right track.

Assessments can be broken out as standalone services or combined with any of our other offerings.

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YOUR LASTING PLAN

Retain and employ what you’ve learned with a customized Personal Development Plan.

This Strategic Development Plan (SDP) - which can also take shape as a 100-day transition plan - outlines not only your specific goals, but also displays a detailed roadmap of how you’ll achieve your goals and stay on track. With six-months of follow-up, coaching, and status checks built-in to the Plan, we guarantee you’ll embody and employ this exciting, constructive new direction in your leadership career.

 
 

“63-65% of companies identify leadership development as their #1 current and future human capital concern . . .”

— Joint report from The Conference Board and McKinsey & Company

“. . . Yet only 19% of organizations rate themselves as effective at developing leaders.”

— Brandon Hall Group’s State of Leadership Development

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“Being a senior executive for 25 years, I believed I knew who I was and how to run my business life.

Ascent’s assessment gave me a much clearer picture of myself and helped me define the path to follow in order to become a better professional. This has amazing value.”

— Frederic Vieil, President and CEO, Hexagone

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Inspiring venues that stimulate the mind and the soul

Unforgettable Places