The Landscape is Shifting

The C-Suite is transforming. The definition of what it means to be an authentic leader has shifted. Every leader needs to build strategic relationships, hone agile skills, and be ready to successfully navigate the future. The ability to lead digital transformation, regardless of your domain, has become a non-negotiable. The business leader will need to look and move beyond prescriptive boundaries to drive success and growth through crisis moments and massive disruption across the globe.

The Challenge

The charge deepens as we examine unique challenges for Black executives. Are you ready for the challenge? How do you make critical decisions that impact top and bottom-line growth? Do you understand how the mind and the machine will continue to evolve? Don’t worry, The Leverage Network is here to help! We will Prepare you for C-suite journey, Position you for greater visibility, and Promote you for viable opportunities.

Our Solution

Beyond Boundaries (Formerly HcEL) is an executive leadership development program designed to prepare Black executives for C-Suite roles and overcome the “hiding in plain sight” phenomenon. The Leverage Network’s Beyond Boundaries provides key lessons in relationship management, strategic thinking and decision making that support leaders to thrive in the highest echelons of their companies. Participants walk away from this experience empowered, accountable, and ready to excel.

Recent TLN research found that out of the 40 largest healthcare organizations across four industry sectors, only 8.5% were led by Blacks, none of whom were women.

Capstone Experience

The Capstone Experience is a first of its kind, annual program, developed exclusively for cohort graduates. This personalized, immersive, and exclusive four-hour program is designed to crystallize the learnings and takeaways from the six-month Beyond Boundaries (formerly HcEL) program and equip participants with insight to effectively utilize these tools. The Capstone Experience will be offered at end of each Beyond Boundaries program.

Enabling Objectives

During this course, participants will:

  • Practice leveraging an authentic executive brand to lead change
  • Examine strategies to manage and influence internal and external stakeholders through crucial conversations
  • Explore best practices to expand readiness to face stress and uncertainty
  • Explore the role flexibility, adaptability, and values play in career and business decisions
  • Practice applying data-based decision-making habits to success and growth plan
  • Practice developing plans to accelerate personal and professional growth

Terminal Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Create a strategy to lead intricate organizational change as a Black professional, using a Constraints and Cure Map
  • Build an Equity Community Impact Strategy by identifying and forecasting industry trends that will impact marginalized groups
  • Develop a performance driven CEO skills and behavior Gap Analysis that will build greater awareness of your value to refute the “hiding in plain sight” phenomena
  • Create an authentic Engagement Strategy to effectively communicate, influence and persuade stakeholders
  • Examine and personalize your leadership strategy to drive equity, innovate, efficiency and add value as a leader
  • Examine the Black executive journey and improve executive outcomes that include: work performance, well-being, coping skills, work attitudes, and goal-directed self-regulation

Participant Profile

  • Senior Executives currently 1 to 2 levels below enterprise C-Suite roles

  • Identified by organization as “ready now” candidates for top positions

Program Format

  • Two full-day leadership forums with industry experts featuring ”A View from the C-suite”

  • Two ‘Positioning’ events with TLN’s Healthcare Board Initiative cohorts and sponsoring partners

  • Webinars and executive coaching sessions

Key Dates


Early Enrollment Deadline:  August 10

Registration Deadline:  September 1

Program Schedule:

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Time Commitment: 

30+ Sessions over 6 Months

Ready To Take Action

To nominate participants please contact Excell Hardy – Member & Programming Lead by clicking here.

The Results

Focused Leadership Competencies

  • Communication

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Vision

  • Influence

  • Political Savvy

  • Technology

  • Achieving Results

  • Business Judgement

  • Service Motivation

  • Resilience

$6,500 program fee includes one year TLN membership.

The next class is limited to the first 25 qualified participants.

Meet The Beyond Boundaries (Formerly HcEL) Cohort III

VP / Chief Operating Officer // CHI Health Immanuel

Global Counsel // GE Healthcare

President // St. Luke’s Vintage Hospital

Chief Operating Officer // Kaiser Permanente

Chief Operating Officer // CommonSpirit Health

Productivity Leader, Americas & Asia // GE Healthcare

VP, Surgical Services Greater Milwaukee // Advocate Health

Sr. Market General Manager, Imaging // General Electric

Senior Director // Ernst & Young

Senior Manager, Health Transformation // Ernst & Young

VP, Corporate Strategy & Transformation // Independence Blue Cross

SVP, Learning & Organization Development // CommonSpirit Health

VP, Population Health and Care Mgmt // Atrium Health

System Vice President, Diversity and Health Equity // CommonSpirit Health


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