Your First 90 Days as a Leader

The 6-step framework to guide new managers through their critical first 90 days of leadership.

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Course Overview


Tailored for:

Tailored for emerging and seasoned leaders stepping into new roles or organizations.


Self-paced + Optional 6 weeks Coaching


Participants engage in dynamic virtual sessions via platforms like Zoom, featuring interactive workshops and personalized coaching to address individual leadership challenges and goals.


February, June, & September 2024


per participant, 15% for up to 3 participants and above


“I have seen new managers promoted to higher roles without specific leadership training. They need leadership development training to help women succeed in any leadership role. Companies serious about closing the gender leadership gap must be prepared to develop a pipeline of leadership-ready managers within the industry”.

- Ebere Akadiri

program director , Rise & Lead Institute and founder of Rise & Lead Women.

Who Should Join?

This program is ideal for new managers, leaders transitioning into higher roles, andc professionals embarking on leadership journeys. It caters to individuals seeking to enhance their leadership skills, navigate the complexities of new roles, and establish a strong foundation for success. Whether you’re transitioning within your current organization or stepping into a leadership role in a new environment, this program
provides invaluable guidance and support to help you thrive in your new position.

Course Highlights

Stepping into a new leadership role is both exhilarating and challenging. Many new leaders navigate uncharted territory, grappling with the delicate balance between authority and approachability. Without proper guidance, these initial obstacles can shape an ineffective leadership style.

Whether you’ve accepted a promotion within your current company or joined a new organisation as part of the leadership team, maximising your impact during the crucial first 90 days is paramount. As you acclimate to your new environment, responsibilities, and colleagues, initial impressions are being formed on both sides with limited information. This window is pivotal, as you never have a second chance to make a first impression.

Statistics reveal a sobering reality: the annual turnover rate for executives stands at 35%, with an estimated 50-70% failure rate among new leaders within their first 18 months on the job. While challenges and setbacks are inevitable in your new leadership role, our program is meticulously designed to equip you with the tools and strategies to successfully navigate these initial hurdles and establish a solid foundation for long-term success.

Introducing “Your First 90 Days As A Leader” program, crafted to support new leaders during this critical phase of their leadership journey. This program addresses the unique challenges encountered when transitioning into new roles within an existing organisation or a fresh environment.

‘Your First 90 Days As A Leader’ provides the essential skills, strategies, and insights needed to hit the ground running. Our comprehensive approach underscores the significance of making a compelling first impression. It guides you in fostering impactful interactions with superiors and team members, setting clear objectives, aligning goals, and creating an environment primed for success from the outset.


Seize the opportunity to create a lasting positive impression and establish the foundation for impactful leadership right from the outset.
Master the art of navigating new relationships, fostering effective communication, and acclimating to the intricacies of a new environment and role.
Gain clarity on identifying and aligning with your team’s objectives and your boss’s expectations.
Acquire effective communication techniques and meeting management strategies.
Develop insights into building rapport and fostering trust within your team.

Key Features 


Personalised Coaching Sessions:

3 one-on-one coaching sessions with experienced leadership coaches.

Self-Paced Learning:

Exclusive access to workshops focusing on various aspects of leadership.

Peer Learning:

Opportunities to learn from and network with other new leaders and alums.

Practical Assignments:

Real-world assignments to apply learning in their current roles.


Resource Library:

Access a wide range of leadership resources, including articles, case studies, and videos.


Feedback and Support:

Continuous feedback from coaches and peers throughout the program.

Course Modules

Explore the course modules, this is your roadmap to leadership success..

Before Day 1: Preparation: Laying the Groundwork Before Day 1

Embark on your leadership journey with informed confidence. This module guides you through essential research and preparation before assuming your new role. Discover strategies for understanding your future organisation’s culture and values, ensuring a seamless and successful transition into leadership.

Day 1: The Foundation: Confidently Step into your new role on your first day.

This module will guide you through key strategies for impactful initial interactions with your boss and team. You will learn to establish trust, communicate effectively, and set a positive tone, ensuring a successful start to your leadership journey.

Day 1 - 14: Team Engagement: Set the Tone for Your Future Success

Here, you’ll learn the art of establishing strong foundations, building key relationships, and navigating the complexities of a new environment. This critical phase is your opportunity to continue to make a lasting positive impression and lay the groundwork for effective and inspiring leadership. This phase is crucial for identifying key team members and potential allies and being mindful of your communications, as trust is still forming.

Day 14 - 30: Strategy & Structure

You will learn to gather and analyse information effectively, engage with key stakeholders, and apply insights to craft a clear and compelling vision for your team. This module guides you through aligning your team’s structure with your strategic goals, ensuring a harmonious and productive team dynamic.

Day 30 - 60: Change and Communication

You’ll learn to communicate and implement the vision you’ve
developed for your team effectively. This crucial phase involves
engaging with your team to share insights and strategies and making key decisions that align with your established values and objectives. Prepare to transform your vision into actionable steps, driving meaningful change within your team.

Day 60 - 90: Development and Reflection - Identifying Growth Opportunities

Learn to analyse feedback from multiple sources, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and identify essential skills for future roles. Formulate a long-term plan for continuous leadership development and success.

Learning Outcome

This comprehensive training and coaching program guides new managers through their critical 90 days of leadership. It combines theoretical learning with practical exercises, ensuring that participants understand the essentials of effective leadership and how to apply them in real-world scenarios. By the end of the 90 days, participants will have established themselves as confident, effective team leaders. They will possess a solid foundation in leadership skills, be better equipped to handle the challenges of their new role and have a clear vision for their continued growth as leaders.

Unlocking Impactful Benefits

Discover how our programs drive profound positive change at the organisational and individual levels.

For Organisations


Stronger Leadership Teams:

Organizations benefit from having well-prepared leaders with the necessary skills to lead effectively.


Reduced Turnover:

Investing in leadership development shows a commitment to employees’ growth, leading to reduced turnover and higher retention rates.


Reduced Turnover:

Investing in leadership development shows a commitment to employees’ growth, leading to reduced turnover and higher retention rates.


Enhanced Organizational Reputation:

A strong leadership team improves the organisation’s overall reputation, attracting top talent and creating a competitive advantage.

For Individuals


Accelerated Career Growth:

Participants gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in leadership roles, paving the way for faster career advancement and increased opportunities for professional development.


Enhanced Job Satisfaction:

By equipping individuals with the tools to lead effectively, the program fosters a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment in their roles, leading to greater job satisfaction and overall happiness in their careers.


Expanded Professional Network:

Engaging in the program provides individuals with opportunities to connect with other aspiring leaders and industry professionals, expanding their network and opening doors to new opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Client Feedback

Discover how our programs have transformed careers and organisations through the words of those who’ve experienced it first-hand.

This program was certainly insightful and full of practical lessons that every woman in leadership, or aspiring to be, should apply in their roles.

I am so grateful for this opportunity & I look forward to paying it forward.

Oluwabusayo Bamigbola

Vice President, Internal Audit – Finance and Corporate Functions Transformation, Citi, Canada

It was really nice to see that you are not alone, we are not alone, in facing these questions or situations. It helped me to grow in confidence and the way to address things.

And now, I have discovered that I need to have a plan.

Laurence Mariello

SCS Europe & ISMEA HR BP Director, UPS, Europe

This program is a game-changer – true mentorship propels you forward into the career you’ve been searching for.

Kalita Patel

Engineering Project Manager, Amazon, UK

Meet the Program Lead

Ebere Akadiri, the visionary behind Rise & Lead Women, spearheads this program. With a wealth of expertise in nurturing women’s leadership abilities, she is committed to empowering women to step confidently into leadership roles through transformative programs and courses. Armed with a master’s degree in leadership and management and a proven history of mentoring women in business, Ebere brings invaluable insights and strategies to support participants in excelling in their leadership journeys.

Meet Our Coaches


What happens after I sign up for the Program?
  • After signing up, you’ll receive a confirmation email from indicating your next steps. Then, you will receive a weekly email with a link to each training
How much time do I need to commit to the entire program?
  • If you plan to work through the live program in real-time, we recommend 1 – 2 hours per week to complete each training module and exercise. If you’d like – to engage with your mentors, other participants, and the community, you may spend 10 minutes daily or as needed.
  • Each training module is released weekly, and assignments must be submitted before the following week’s session. (Duration: 2 hours per week)
  • To complete self-paced worksheets and weekly assignments (1 – 2 hours per week
  • Participate in online class discussions and connect with your peers. (At least once per week)
Where does the 2-day Live program take place?
  • All sessions take place on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom meeting link before each lesson.
Who Delivers the Program?
  • The program is delivered by leadership strategist and founder of Rise & Lead Women, Ebere Akadiri, with guest expert trainers, including international Leadership Coaches

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