10 Strategies for Breakthrough Results


The key to a thriving future depends on leaders’ ability to see bigger perspectives and strategically navigate the complexities of transformational change.

Are you a transformational leader?


Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson and the Being First Teaching Team
Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson and the Being First Teaching Team
Wondering if this program is right for you or your team? WATCH THE INTRO
Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

and the Being First Teaching Team

Guarantee your success as a transformational change leader.

This Leading Transformational Change program distills our four decades of action research in Fortune 500, government and global NGO organizations into ten Best Practice strategies.  These strategies represent critical paradigm shifts for many leaders and consultants alike. 

Making these leaps in your understanding and capabilities will dramatically up-level your change leadership capabilities whether you’re a corporate, government, community or military leader, social or environmental activist, or a change consultant of any sort.

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Learn the "HOW" of transformational change.

Research shows that 60-70% of all transformational change efforts fail. Why? Because leaders and change consultants use conventional mindsets, methods and strategies that are partial and insufficient.

Transformational Change is complex and needs a more advanced and robust approach.

This course provides it. You’ll learn what works and doesn’t work in leading transformation.

In this video, co-founders Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dr. Dean Anderson explore what transformational change is and why traditional approaches fail to address it properly.

What is transformational change?

This video provides an overview of the transformational change strategies you will learn.

The strategies you’ll learn represent the cutting-edge, best practice approach to transformational change. 

Five of these are People strategies that maximize leader and stakeholder commitment and engagement and reduce resistance. The remaining five are Change Process strategies that provide detailed how-to guidance for governing, planning, designing and implementing the work required to ensure your success.

Together, these ten strategies will ensure full adoption and sustainment of your desired results.

5 People Strategies

5 Change Process Design Strategies

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Transform Your Thinking and Leadership with Essential Paradigm Shifts

Transformational change is unlike any other type of change. It requires leaders to apply these strategies, non-conventional approaches and ways of Being that go far beyond traditional change and project management. 

You’ll learn the paradigm shifts essential to seeing what’s missing, effectively leading transformation, and responding to constant change. These paradigm shifts will forever transform the way you think about and lead transformation.

Ratings and Reviews

Steve Pinto
Posted 2 months ago
Comprehensive intro

Looking forward to this journey!

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Jeremy Watts
Posted 5 months ago
Very comprehensive, expertly delivered program

The expertise and practical approach to these concepts was incredibly insightful and applicable to transformational change work.

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Rob Morrone
Posted 5 months ago
Very practical approach based in strong experience and theory.

The materials, tools and instruction are very practical and gives you the time to try the techniques week over week to learn and grow. Simple worksheets but extremely useful and before you know it you have learned the content and can apply it to your real life challenges.

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Karen Noakes
Posted 5 months ago
Leading Transformational Change: 10 Strategies for Breakthrough Results

Great insights into the requirements of transformational change. Appreciated the approach to self-mastery and everything else in- between.

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Paul Schmidt
Posted 5 months ago
Be prepared to transform during this course!

The team at Being First has created an outstanding course that is comprehensive in addressing a complex learning area in detail and doing so in a format that is highly accessible. Much more than just learning, the learning becomes integrated into your life along the way. WELL DONE!

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Michelle le Roux
Posted 5 months ago
A powerful course for enhancing your change leadership capabilities

I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Linda, Dean and Andrew throughout this extensive course. The self-mastery component was initially surprising to me and I now understand how critical this is to successful transformations. There was a good balance between instruction and breakout sessions. I learnt so much from the wonderfully diverse group of high energy people! Highly recommend.

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Todd Sulger
Posted 11 months ago
Practical and Effective!

Whether you're just starting a change initiative or in the middle of one, this course provides both the context to think about change and the language to talk about it. You'll walk away with practical and tested methods to create lasting, truly transformational change as well as strategies to address the roadblocks and challenges that are bound to come up. I highly recommend this course!

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Danielle Conroy
Posted 11 months ago
A Legacy of Change Management Mastery

This is a powerful, thorough and impactful course based upon the deep wisdom, experience, skill and expertise of two masters of change management. Linda and Dean have woven their profound learning into a comprehensive and structured format which is accessible and practical. I highly recommend this course to anyone leading or supporting any size or kind of change initiative in organizations.

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Posted 11 months ago
Most comprehensive training on successfully leading a transformation and achieve breakthrough

The course contain everything that is not covered in traditional to truly succeed in complex transformation. Not only have a successful project but truly make meaningful and conscious change that will last.

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Priscella Nohle
Posted 11 months ago
Self Aware Leadership is Key

I have long thought that self awareness is key to effective leadership. This course enables you to tie your personal leadership to developing that skill, awareness, and transformation in others to lead change.

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Wondering if this program is right for you or your group?

Discover how learning our 40+ years of transformational best practices can help you and your organization succeed in your transformational change efforts. 

Watch this program introduction with instructor, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, and learn more about the ten strategies and what to expect when you attend the Leading Transformational Change program.


Is this course for you?

This program will up-level your change leadership capabilities whether you’re a corporate, government, community or military leader, social or environmental activist, or a change consultant of any sort including:

  • Change leaders in charge of organization or community transformations or strategic change initiatives: executive sponsors, change project leaders, change project team
    experts, and human resource leaders
  • Change consultants including those in project management, change management, organization development, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, strategy implementation, and

You can enroll as an individual or as a team. We provide exercises for both, with specific guidance that helps teams deepen collective learning and application. Attending with your full change project team is a very wise decision. We highly suggest you participate with your teammates whenever possible so you can apply all your learning immediately to your project.

Come interact, learn and co-create with others like you who are committed to transformational change.


Drastically up-level how you lead transformational change.

Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:


An interactive virtual learning experience.

You will engage in 12 live Zoom sessions with Linda, Dean and other senior consultants from Being First’s Global Community of Practice. These sessions contain a wealth of information and resources that will enhance your thinking and deepen your understanding.

In virtual breakout sessions, you’ll expand your insights through continued inquiry and discussion with your peers. You’ll also participate in a private online learning community with fellow cohort members to deepen your learning and co-create together between live sessions.

You will also engage in online exercises in between live sessions to apply your learning to your specific change projects. Plus, you’ll have access to a multitude of online resources to deepen your learning after each live session.

By the end of the course, you’ll know the most critical next steps to take in your transformational change effort.


The key strategies of Conscious Change Leadership.

The foundation of this course is Conscious Change Leadership, a leading-edge Field of Study and Practice pioneered by Dr. Dean Anderson and Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson. 

Conscious Change Leadership and Linda’s and Dean’s seminal books on this approach, Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results through Conscious Change Leadership and The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation, have been cited in over 600 academic and business papers and journals.

In this course, you’ll learn about the key strategies of Conscious Change Leadership directly from a pioneer of this innovative field.


Get strategic guidance from a pioneer of transformational change.

Greetings! Since the early 1980’s, we’ve been guiding visionary corporate executives, military, government, and community leaders to successfully design and implement large transformational change initiatives.The need for transformational change is more urgent now than ever. Our organizational, social, and environmental challenges require competent transformational leadership. We know that developing these skills is not easy. But we also know what it takes. In our consulting careers, we have seen what works and doesn’t work many times over.Leading Transformational Change is our first online foundational program. We put lots of effort into making sure we compiled all of the best practices in transformation from the last four decades to give you everything you need to make an immediate difference now. It’s truly our privilege to share this knowledge with you.

- Linda

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson and the Being First Teaching Team

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson and the Being First Teaching Team

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson is a founding leader of the Organization Transformation field. Dr. Ackerman Anderson brings 40+ years of experience in facilitating and teaching transformational change in Fortune 1000 businesses, governments, the military and large not-for-profit organizations. Linda’s passion is to equip leaders and consultants with the capability to create transformational change strategies that produce extraordinary business outcomes while transforming leadership mindset and culture. She co-authored with Dr. Dean Anderson the seminal books on Conscious Change Leadership, "Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results through Conscious Change Leadership" and "The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation."

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson is the Co-Founder and VP of Being First, Inc.


Go beyond change and project management.

Set the foundations for your optimal learning and application of course material.

Paradigm Shift: Enabling you to live and work from a Conscious Change Leadership perspective

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Co-Creating Our Culture
  • Course Overview: Introduction to the Ten Strategies
  • Self as Instrument
    • You Are Your Most Important Strategy
    • Centering Yourself

STRATEGY: Develop leader’s self mastery, ability to think big and model desired behavior.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Putting top priority focus on developing leaders from the inside out and raising their consciousness so they can be better models of transformation and handle greater complexity

Topics Covered:

  • What is Self-Mastery?
  • Identifying Self-Limiting Ego Patterns
  • Human Nature: Ego and Being
  • Vertical Leadership Development

STRATEGY: Lead co-creatively to empower people and unleash their potential.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Realizing that how we lead impacts the contribution of others and that a co-creative style unleashes maximum human potential for transformational outcomes in service to the larger system

Topics Covered:

  • Leadership Behavior and Stages of Adult Development
  • What is Co-Creating?
  • Your Experience of Co-Creating
  • Co-Creative Leadership Style
  • The Key Skills of the Co-Creative Leader

STRATEGY: Ensure your leaders are aligned and engaged from start to finish.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Standing for leadership commitment and alignment as non-negotiable and proactively developing them as an essential strategy and condition for success

Topics Covered:

  • Debrief: Co-Creative Leadership Practice
  •  Defining Commitment and Alignment
  • Why Leadership Commitment and Alignment Are Critical
  • Understanding Human Motivation
  • Understanding Impacts of Leadership Style on Motivation
  • How to Get Leaders Committed and Aligned

STRATEGY: Create your unified change strategy that integrates mindset, behavior, culture and system changes.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Launching change strategically in a way that integrates content AND people outcomes from
the start, in advance of and guidance to project planning.

Topics Covered:

  • What Is a Change Strategy?
  • The 12 Elements of Change Strategy
  • How to Use Your Change Strategy
  • How to Influence Your Leaders to Do Change Strategy

STRATEGY: Govern your transformation with clear change leadership roles, an effective parallel structure and streamlined decision-making.

PARADIGM SHIFTS: Transcending the conflict between running operations and running the change by creating a parallel structure and staffing it with competent change leaders who embrace clear decision-making
Recognizing the necessity and power of the Change Process Leader role to strategically orchestrate the process of transformation and all its dynamics from start to completion

Topics Covered:

  • The Importance of Good Change Governance
  • Change Leadership Roles
  • Change Governance Structures
  • Decision-Making
  • Interface with Ongoing Operations

STRATEGY: Consciously design your change process using advanced navigation systems to ensure full adoption and sustainment of your desired results.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Pausing to take a more complete view of all the dynamics at play in your transformation, then consciously designing a process that readily navigates that complexity to successful

Topics Covered:

  • Conscious Process Design
  • Process Guidance for Successful Projects
    • The Breakthrough Process
    • The Change Leader’s Roadmap®

STRATEGY: Go slow to go fast – take time to set up your conditions for success.

PARADIGM SHIFT: To consciously identify and establish from the beginning the conditions and factors that raise the probability of a successful change process and result

Topics Covered:

  • What Are Conditions for Success
  • Making the Case to Leaders
  • Consciously Design Your Conditions for Success Process
  • Identifying Your Conditions for Success
  • Establishing Your Conditions for Success
  • Monitoring and Sustaining Your Conditions for Success

STRATEGY: Learn the 12 critical strategies for culture change and why you must directly apply them to your transformation.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Elevating culture change from a fuzzy, unattainable idea to an essential strategic priority that can be pragmatically achieved.

Topics Covered:

  • What Culture Is and Why It Is So Important to Transformational Change
  • Two Approaches to Transforming Culture
  • How to Make the Case for Culture Change
  • Indicators and Levers for Culture Change
  • Ten Elements of a Culture Change Strategy

STRATEGY: Engage your stakeholders early to maximize their commitment and minimize resistance.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Seeing that early stakeholder engagement optimizes stakeholders’ positive contribution and investment in making the transformation successful, accelerating its outcomes.

Topics Covered:

  • The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leadership Mindset and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Types and Vehicles of Stakeholder Engagement
  • How to Create an Engagement Strategy
  • Engagement and Peoples’ Core Needs
  • Integrating Engagement and Change Communications
  • How to Create an Engagement Plan

STRATEGY: Establish a course correction mindset and system to keep your transformation on track and focused.

PARADIGM SHIFT: Realizing that transformation by nature is non-linear, and that problems, mistakes and breakdowns are not barriers to success but doorways to success when learning from them occurs and reshapes the process going forward

Topics Covered:

  • The Importance of Learning and Course Correction in Transformation
  • Your Relationship to Mistakes
  • Leadership and Cultural Norms Regarding Mistakes
  • The Process to Determine a Course Correction
  • Making the Case for Learning and Course Correction

Capture, integrate and deepen your most important insights and actions, and organize them to put them to work!

PARADIGM SHIFT: Seeing the integration – and greater whole – of all ten strategies, and how together they open a new paradigm of possibility for you, your career as a Conscious Change Leader, and your organization.

Topics Covered:

  • Integration and Seeing the Whole
  • My Key Take-Aways and Insights
  • How I See Myself Now
  • How I Will Continue My Development
  • How I Will Bring My Contribution to My World

Join our next virtual cohort.

This course includes 12 online interactive sessions from Sep 13 – Dec 13, 2022. 

All sessions are 5-hours total and include a 1-hour break. The session times are 8-10am Pacific Standard Time (15:00-17:00 UTC) and 11am-1pm Pacific Standard Time (18:00-20:00 UTC). (Sessions will also be recorded and made available in the cohort’s online learning community.)



Online, Instructor-Led with self-paced lessons in-between live sessions​



Graduates receive 54 hours of Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards the Association of Change Management Professional's CCMP certification.



12-weeks - 12x LIVE 4-hour Online Interactive Instructor Sessions​



Access to the Leading Transformational Change online learning community group.​



Internet access; web-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone with video capabilities; free Adobe Acrobat Reader; Zoom​

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How to Accelerate Results from this Program

This guide is for change process leaders who are enrolling or considering enrolling in the LTC with their team. 

It includes an Action Guide for how your entire team can benefit from the program, not just those enrolled. It includes a suggested meeting cadence for Sponsors and Team check-ins, debriefs and other ways to maximize your participation before, during and after the program. 

All Tuition Options Include:

Individual Tuition Options

Group Tuition Options

  • Individual General Tuition

    $ 2,932

    Individual Government Tuition

    $ 2,587
    • Includes 25% Government Discount

    Individual NGO Tuition

    $ 2,415
    • Includes 30% NGO
  • Group Enrollment Includes:

    Groups of 3-5

    $ 2,932
    • Includes 15% Group Discount

    Groups of 6+

    $ 2,760
    • Includes 20% Group Discount

100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee

We offer a 100% “no questions asked” guarantee policy on all of our courses, programs, and materials. If you ever – at any time – want a refund for any reason, we will give it to you. Why? Because we trust you and know you will be sensible. If we did not meet your needs, then we don’t deserve your hard-earned money. It is as simple as that.

Interested in a private course for your team or organization?

Give us a call to discuss your options or schedule a free consultation below.


Transform and Achieve Breakthrough:

An Intro to Conscious Change Leadership

This free self-paced course introduces you to how to achieve breakthrough results in yourself, your organization and / or community. 

You’ll learn what breakthrough is, why transformation is required to achieve it, and how to develop the necessary transformational leadership skills through Conscious Change Leadership. By the end of this course you will better understand this profound new way of thinking about, framing and addressing human performance and organization transformation.

Free Online Course:

An Intro to Conscious Change Leadership

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Fall 2022 Cohort

This course includes 12 online interactive sessions on Tuesday’s from Sept. 13 – Dec. 13, 2022, with two one-week breaks.

All sessions are 5-hours total and include a 1-hour break. The session times are 8-10am Pacific Standard Time (15:00-17:00 UTC) and 11am-1pm Pacific Standard Time (18:00-20:00 UTC). (Sessions will also be recorded and made available in the cohort’s online learning community.)

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January 2021 Cohort A

This course includes 12 online interactive sessions from January 19 – April 16, 2021. 

All sessions are 5-hours total and include a 1-hour break. The session times are 7:00 – 9:00am Pacific Standard Time (13:00-15:00 UTC) and 10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time (16:00-18:00 UTC). (Sessions will also be recorded and made available in the cohort’s online learning community.)

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