Become a more effective and influential leader by developing your leadership skills, emotional intelligence and self-awareness with our transformational 3-day ALP program.

24th – 26th July 2018
Sydney, NSW

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Are you in a role of significant influence?

Transform into an authentic, credible and charismatic leader with the Accelerating Leadership Presence program. Now in its 10th year, our program gives you the knowledge and skills–with real practical application–needed to build a magnetic presence that’s found among the worlds’ top executives and leaders.

By working alongside you to rapidly develop your emotional intelligence and communication skills and placing you in situations designed to broaden your thinking, reflect on your decisions and get feedback from our expert facilitators, you’ll learn how to develop a commanding executive presence that inspires trust, and hope in your followers, and magnifies your self-confidence in achieving your goals.

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“An outstanding senior executive self-discovery and projection program–grounded in one’s own essential DNA. Led with understanding, challenge and flair by Glen and Harold, along with their supporting coaches are a great combination, and together have constructed a compelling leadership development inventory that leaves no stone unturned!

I can’t speak highly enough of my experience.
PETER BRYDONDirector, Landwell Advisory



Training you to develop a powerful, executive presence, you get constant access to highly trained experts on ethics, performing arts and image. You also get access to our two lead facilitators–Glen Petersen and Harold Hillman–who are incredibly qualified to support and train you in our intense day-time and evening sessions.

The ALP program could be one of the most intense, challenging and rewarding experiences of your life.


To help you learn and develop the leadership skills that make up an executive presence, you’re encouraged to challenge yourself and broaden your thinking. This involves receiving direct and personal feedback from highly capable and experienced facilitators and your peers.

At times it’ll feel like you’re having a mirror held up in front you, exposing the real you because of our custom 360 direct developmental feedback, with the facilitators helping you interpret this feedback so you can develop and reshape your leadership presence.


Our action-learning model etches your learnings into actionable steps, via extensive use of role-playing and continuous feedback, allowing you to practice and apply the skills you learn.

Beyond the program, you’ll emerge with a personal development plan to ensure the momentum continues and changes become habitual–effectively applying your new skills with confidence.


The program has a strict, limited numbers of attendees for a purpose. As a live-in program, we make sure that there’s a high level of personal interaction, feedback and coaching that other executive development programs lack. This creates a unique learning environment where participants are encouraged to be vulnerable with each other, alternating between various roles (actor, assessor, coach, learning partners).


Enrolment in the ALP Experience is limited to only ten people to ensure deep engagement, real insight and reflection. The program is designed to be a transformational, profound and valuable experience, held in a location that stimulates and encourages a closer connection to one’s thoughts and real purpose as a leader.

If you are serious about developing as a highly effective leader, focusing on the areas and material covered in ALP is a must. The program is highly integrated and provides a superb environment to reflect on and develop fundamental leadership principles. I would recommend ALP to any leader wishing to become the best that they can be.”TIME DEANEManaging Director, Goodman Fielder NZ

Program Leaders


Managing Director of Generator Talent Group, Glen has over 30 years’ experience in some of the largest and most successful organisations across Australia, New Zealand and North America. He has an outstanding reputation as a judge and developer of executive talent, coaching executives on how to lead with more effect.


Managing Director of Sigmoid Curve Consulting and holding executive experience across some of North America and New Zealand’s largest consulting and financial firms, Harold specialises in building learning, leadership and change as core capabilities in individuals, teams and organisations. He works primarily with chief executives and executive teams leading large scale culture change.


“I am telling people that it is potentially life changing. I felt that a mirror was held up to me and I had some great clarity about myself. Harold and Glen have something special with ALP and I am sure that it will go from strength to strength!LAUREN PEARSONPeople & Culture Business Partner, ASG Group
The fact that there are limited places makes the experience highly interactive, attendees are well selected and at a good senior level with a good mix of experience. ALP is the best leadership course I have been on and it is great to see that such a high-quality course of world standard is run for New Zealand and Australian executives. I strongly recommended it in our organisation and we will be sending senior executives on the course.”MICHAEL GLEISSNERManaging Director - Overseas Business Development, Nongfu Spring Co.
Don’t hesitate, just go. Don’t think about it, not for a minute. Go. It is the most exhilarating, confronting, uplifting, challenging and rewarding experience of my professional life. Stop reading and go.”BEN GEEPartner, FCB Employment Law


Fill in the form below to receive the 2018 ALP Prospectus. It is the ultimate guide to ALP; complete with pricing and an application form.

We suggest applying as soon as possible, as ALP is an exclusive program accommodating only 10 executives.


We know it when we see it yet understanding how it’s created and developing it can be difficult. Beyond the critical components of day to day communication, we’ve defined Leadership Presence as:

“An authentic quality of poise and effectiveness that enables an executive to connect with a range of people and influence successful outcomes”.

A leader’s ability to connect with and inspire people in an authentic fashion are the critical outcomes that define outstanding executive success today.

ALP goes beyond the basic and ineffective ‘Leadership Development’ programs that commonly plague the market. We do this by focusing first on your thoughts, and how they shape your actions and your life. We examine your purpose and values (your moral compass), and help you become a truly authentic and credible leader.

We go beyond the basic “Presentation Skills” programs by teaching you more than just presenting–we work on developing your self-awareness, building your self-confidence and create a set of personal values that are vital for every effective presenter.

We don’t simplify “Emotional Intelligence” nor give you fluff to work with–we teach and train you in real and time-tested practical techniques that make you thoroughly understand others, develop empathy, and self-awareness; in essence we train you in all the foundational skills you need to get on and influence others.

We’ve had executives attend from companies across a range of industries, including the following:

Air NZ, ANZ Bank, ASB, BNZ, Boral, Campbell Arnott’s, Downer, FMG Insurance, Fonterra, Frucor, Genesis Energy, Goodman Fielder, IAG, NAB, NZTE, Sealord, Sunrice, Transpower, Transfield Worley, Tatau Cooperative, TVNZ, Vector Energy, Victorian Workplace Authority, Whangarei District Council, Westpac and Willis.