The 'Stepping into Leadership' programme

The journey to Leadership is an important one to take accountability of. This course is curated to equip new leaders with the insights, understanding & strategies to own their leadership journey.

What the programme includes – 

  • 121 Coaching pre and post program
  • 8 sessions online
  • 1 year Strivin membership
  • Bonus aftercare incl – A mentoring framework and ongoing facilitation for 12 months

What is the Stepping into leadership programme?

The Stepping into recruitment leadership is an immersive program, designed by Protoscience in partnership with Strivin.

The programme includes –

  • 121 Coaching pre and post program
  • 8 sessions online
  • 1 year Strivin membership
  • Bonus aftercare incl – A mentoring framework and ongoing facilitation for 12 months

Over the course of the program, career strategist Jo McCatty will guide you through the seven stages of stepping into leadership. You’ll finish the course with a complete leadership roadmap, confidence in your pathway, and the opportunity to continue learning through peer mentoring or ongoing coaching.


Week 1 - Why do you want to be a leader?

This first session helps you to figure out your leadership style and evaluate that vs your remit, the department you work in, as well as the people you impact.

This is the start of the journey to Leadership ; it’s very important to get clarity on the skills you have that form the anticipated success leadership profile.  You may just discover something untapped,  and what separates your leadership style vs others.
This 1st session requires your openness, willing to deep dive into your traits, your skills tool kit. Want to feel like a leader and actually be one? Proceed with curiosity to the next session.

Week 2 - Professional Story and models of Leadership

Moving from session 1 the first part of this session is about crafting your professional story as a leader. If you want to be a leader you need to believe, think, speak and act like one. 

In the second part, you will understand why the unique skills and attributes that make you who you are, need to be taken up a notch. As humans we always want to grow, do more, be more, & add more value. Growth is one of the top human needs. Identifying the things that you enjoy doing with your leadership skills, will give some scope in mastering influence with people you work with in the business and will inadvertently affect who you show up as, outside of your vocation too.

Week 3 - Personal Brand and your value proposition as a recruitment leader

The beautiful part of being a leader is who we may inspire into being the best version they can be.  You may often hear about ‘personal brand’ and how important it is when working with others or in building those effective long lasting relationships and networks. What you do & what you say is how people will perceive you. You will leave the session knowing the answer to what type of leader you want to be known as  & who you want  to show up as out there in the world. Who inspires you and who will you affect that way too?

Week 4 - Finding your voice

How do you articulate your value as a leader, authentically?  Whether at a network event, when you are presenting , when you are the hiring manager, are in a meeting, or at the All Hands. Do you come across the way you want to? Do you get to describe yourself the way you wish to be perceived? This is where you will learn why and how to prepare, practice and ‘perform’ your personal value proposition  to make sure you stand out as your true self, – with your newly discovered leadership skills by simply being you with a big dose of self appreciation and authentic self confidence.

Week 5 - 1 hour Q&A group coaching session with Jo

This session will enable everyone to reflect on the learnings so far, to ask questions, unlock bottlenecks and piece everything together before starting to work on an exciting personal leadership plan & goals for the future.

Week 6 - Your Leadership Plan and Goals

A plan without a date and the actions towards this, is just an idea or dream.

How do you make sure that you take massive action when it comes to your leadership journey?

When you think of the types of responsibilities you want to take on, what types of skills you want to use, how you want to be striving  to get to that next stage in leadership – you need a (massive) action plan broken down into chunk sizes..Your plan should be the incremental steps that lead to the big outcomes you wish for. In this session you will be given the Rapid Planning Method used, tried and tested by professionals in the leadership and self development space.

Creating a plan using RPM (you tube)  &/or Create your Plan (spotify).

Week 7 - Leadership mindset & values as part of your plan

The 4 things you need to use and leverage as a leader – Focus, Consistency , Self Determination and being values driven. In this session we will recap on how your mindset plays the protagonist in positively moving yourself from an individual contributor to having  a seat at the leadership table on an ongoing basis , where you want to be.

Week 8 - Your Leadership Road Map

In this session we will recap on the learnings of the previous weeks and create the Leadership Road Map dedicated to you, your role and outcomes in the business and your future next steps.

Every leader is on an ongoing growth journey of wanting to be better today, than yesterday.
This will feed into your final VIP 121 coaching session with Jo.

Your Coach

Jo McCatty

Head of People & Culture | Founder | Career Strategist 

Guaranteed side effects of this programme:

Self confidence

To be the leader you’ve always wanted to be.


Clarity on the recruitment  leader you are and how that will change as you grow and evolve


In how  to articulate value, sharing your story with impact 


Knowing how to take accountability to be an inspirational leader who can adapt to circumstances

Frequently asked questions

What will I get out of this Program?

When you complete this program it is expected that you know the type of leader you truly are or aspire to be.

How much commitment is expected?

You get out what you put in. It is expected that you play full out even on days you feel like you don’t want to, reframe the story in your mind and focus on your outcome. If you don’t take care of your career, who will?

What happens if I miss a session?

The sessions will be recorded. So if you do miss out, you can watch it before the next one. 

It is best to do it live if you can as it is the preferred option for you to get the best out of the learnings.

Do I have to sign the agreement?

Yes it is important that you sign and agree to the conditions set up before you start the program.

Will there be 1-2-1 coaching support?

Yes there will be 1 separate sessions (1  x 30 mins) during the  duration of the program particularly focused on embedded learnings and getting you ready to create your leadership plan and goals.

What is the best way to communicate with Jo and LJ during the program?

We will have a private channel in the Strivin app for the cohorts to talk amongst themselves and the option to DM LJ or Jo for anything more specific.

Start your journey today

The ‘Stepping into Leadership’ programme
An immersive learning experience, designed to equip new leaders with the insights, understanding  & strategies to progress towards stepping into their leadership.

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