Executive Advantage

A unique and unparalleled, 12-month coaching
and mentoring experience for elite female leaders.

Your Development Coach

By far the most impactful element of the Executive Advantage experience, the partnership with your development coach provides an exclusive opportunity to focus on you.

Executive Advantage is built around the concept of high touch coaching and mentoring. Over the twelve-month journey, the collaborative nature of the relationship between you and your development coach will enable you to put in place the foundations for long-term success. Interspersed throughout the 12-month journey, your coaching sessions will focus on overcoming current challenges, understanding your drivers, derailers, aspirations and limitations and planning for future opportunities. In addition to these sessions, your coach will also accompany you through the various other elements of the program.

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Your Expert Advisors

Receive tailored advice and guidance from two truly inspirational and highly accomplished women.

During your Executive Advantage journey, you will undertake two Expert Advisor Sessions and benefit from the hard-won insights and experience of some truly inspirational female leaders. These high-profile advisors will be selected by your coach from WLA’s network of mentors and provide ‘inside the tent’ strategy and insights. Your coach will join you in these sessions helping to turn these unique insights into practical strategies and actions.

Members of the WLA Advisor network

Sadhana Smiles

Sadhana Smiles

CEO, Harcourts Group Victoria​

Your Symposium Experience

Rub shoulders with some of our country’s most influential women and build your personal brand

Psychometric assessment and insight​

Undertaken at the start and end of your journey, your psychometric assessment and debrief offer exceptional insight and the foundations for transformational change.

Understanding why you act and feel the way you do is a fundamental element in determining how you will react in critical situations. Working with your development coach you will undertake an in-depth self-evaluation of how and why you do what you do. Armed with the resulting insight, you and your coach will co-create opportunities to challenge your ‘status quo’ and overcome your innate blockers and competency traps.

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Enrolment and Fees

Due to the highly exclusive and personalised nature of the program, a maximum of five enrolments only will be accepted each year. Enrolment is via a written application process. The enrolment fee is $32,990 (+GST). This fee covers all development and coaching, expert advisor sessions and workshops, 2 x attendance at the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium, conclusion dinner, program related materials. The enrolment fee does not cover participant travel and accommodation costs associated with attendance at any elements of the program.


If Executive Advantage sounds like the next step in your career/life journey, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today for a no obligation chat with one of our friendly consultants.

PHONE: 1300 735 904

Michelle Dixon

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Australian freelance Journalist, author, and public speaker

Dr Janet Smith

Dr Janet Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor of Education University of Canberra​

Michelle Dixon

Michelle Dixon

Partner, Maddocks

In this short video, Executive Advantage Graduate, Heejung Cecilia Lim CA shares her experience and outcomes from this elite coaching and mentoring program.

An executive leader with over 19 years of experience across various facets of the professional and financial services industries, Cecilia undertook the program in order to expand her connections, gain greater clarity around her key strengths and areas for development and to build the confidence to take the next important step in her career.

Your Day with Tracey Spicer AM

An exclusive full day workshop with one of the country’s most visible and respected voices in gender equity, Tracey Spicer AM.

As part of the Executive Advantage program you will undertake a full-day workshop multiple Walkley Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author, Tracey Spicer AM. During this highly unique experience, Tracey, together with an experienced cameraperson will work directly with you to impart some of the wisdom she has gained over her 30-year media career and guide you through the finer points of public speaking, presenting, and confidence-building.

Individually tailored support and guidance

Combining executive coaching with expert guidance and mentoring, the program provides fully customised learning outcomes tailored specifically to your needs.

Unparalleled connections and networking

Throughout your twelve-month journey, you will work hand in hand with one of our senior development consultants to build your capabilities and enhance your opportunities. You will also benefit from tailored insights and advice provided by an unparalleled group of highly successful and respected women.

For executive and elite leaders

Executive Advantage is for experienced professionals looking for individually tailored support and guidance and a truly unique developmental experience. The program is highly beneficial for female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs and women experiencing or planning significant career change.​

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Executive Advantage is entirely focused on you, your journey, and the outcomes you set out to achieve.

Executive Advantage also offers a powerful platform to build high-level connections and establish your personal brand. At the start of your journey, as a VIP guest at the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium, you will mingle with some of the country’s top female talent. Returning to the symposium, at the culmination of your journey, you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver your own presentation, standing side-by-side with the country’s most respected female leaders.

Michelle Dixon


Chief Executive Officer,
Women & Leadership Australia

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