Leadership Academy

The professional development hub for high performing and high potential Leaders.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the “Unlock Your Potential” Program Linda designed for our legal firm and the impact it has had on our people and our Firm more broadly. Let me tell you, it is no easy feat to shift behaviours of Lawyers. Linda did an excellent job and really tailored it specifically to our people. She gave them a reason to learn and they were sad when the program came to an end!”

B. Macura, Head of People, Swaab Attorneys

Why is Leadership Development essential?

Successful organisations depend on their leaders to make confident, autonomous and aligned decisions. It is a leader’s responsibility to facilitate the successful implementation of organisational strategies, whilst inspiring their team to perform on that journey. In order to do this effectively, leaders need to be emotionally intelligent, self-aware, agile and resilient.

At Athena Leadership Academy, one of the greatest challenges we see is inadequate attention and guidance being provided at that crucial step from manager to leader. This is not just a shift in job title, report lines and possibly salary. It requires a mindset shift; a new paradigm. Leadership is an action and influence, not just a title.


Athena Leadership Academy specialises in partnering with firms who understand that supporting their leaders with both the skills and mindset for success is not just important; it is essential.

What is a Tailored Leadership Development Program

Every organisation is unique. Every team is unique. Every leader is unique. Therefore, every Leadership Development Program needs to be unique!

Unlike conventional leadership training, Athena Leadership Academy offers Leadership Development solutions which are tailored specifically to the developmental needs of your people. We partner with you to ascertain what specific outcomes your firm requires. A tailored program is then designed to build leaders who are confident and capable in their role, whilst driving optimal performance.

Athena Leadership Academy Programs adopt a blended learning approach, proven to maximise engagement, integration of the learnings and therefore drive commercial results.  We consider all components from talent selection and targeting, topic selection, best practice learning methodologies, key success measurements, accountability and manager involvement, exceptional delivery and additional resources. The programs are both enjoyable for participants and drive long-term commercial results, long after the program is complete.


The programs focus on:

  • Education of leadership concepts through a series of customised workshop modules
  • Exposure through group coaching, plus social and peer based learning
  • Experience through the application of concepts and theories in day-to-day responsibilities

These award-winning programs commit to building self-awareness, leadership capability and the accountability required to make concepts stick. These solutions are perfect for mid to senior level managers, often relatively new to the responsibility of leading managers.  It is essential that this layer of the organisation is nurtured and developed to foster confident, resilient and high performing leaders of the future.

Examples of popular modules include:

  • Authentic Leadership
  • Strengths and Values
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Career Planning
  • Challenging Conversations
  • Effective Team Cohesion
  • Time and Energy Management
  • Peak Performance
  • And more!