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?


Awake at the Wheel: Moving Beyond Change Management to Conscious Change Leadership

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




Graduates receive 54 professional credits towards various ACMP, SHRM and HRCI certification programs. See About the Program for more info.




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

(All sessions are recorded and accessible online within one business day.)




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​


Guarantee your success as a confident 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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Understand HOW to navigate complex 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?

Learn the 10 Strategies for Leading Transformational Change Successfully

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 Strategies


Drastically up-level how you lead transformational change.

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


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.

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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.


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.


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.

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How Project Teams can 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. 


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

Get strategic guidance from the pioneers 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 & Dean

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

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.

Dr. Dean Anderson

Dr. Dean Anderson

Dr. Dean Anderson is an international thought leader, speaker, bestselling author, and strategic advisor to the C-Suite. For 40 years, Dr. Anderson has been guiding transformational leaders of Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and global non-profit organizations to integrate the inner work of personal transformation and mindfulness with advanced methodologies that guides leaders in HOW to design and implement transformational change successfully. Dean is passionate about co-creation — the high-performance way of Being, working and relating that brings people of diverse perspectives together to solve complex challenges and produce breakthrough results for all.

Dr. Dean Anderson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Being First, Inc.

Graduates of this program qualify for:


54 ACMP Professional Development Units

The Leading Transformational Change course is recognized by ACMP as a Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP™) to offer Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards CCMP®.


54 SHRM Professional Development Credits

Being First is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits
(PDCs) towards SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

54 HRCI Business Recertification Credit Hours

This program has been approved for Business recertification credit hours towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Fall 2024 Schedule

This course includes twelve (12) online interactive sessions, September 17 – December 10, 2024 (with a one week off).

Each Weekly Session is 5-hours total – a two-hour block of time together, a one-hour break, and another two-hour block of time together. The Session times are Tuesdays, 8am-10am Pacific Time (08:00-10:00 PT) and 11am-1pm Pacific Time (11:00-13:00 PT). (Sessions will also be recorded and made available in the cohort’s online learning community.)

September 17SESSION 1“Getting Started”
September 24SESSION 2“Develop Leaders’ Self-Mastery”
October 1SESSION 3“Lead CoCreatively”
October 8SESSION 4“Ensure Leader Commitment and Alignment”
 October 15SESSION 5“Create a Unified Change Strategy”
October 22SESSION 6“Clarify Governance Structure and Roles”
October 29SESSION 7 “Consciously Design Your Change Process”
November 5BREAK(Election Day in the U.S.)
November 12SESSION 8“Set Up Conditions for Success”
November 19SESSION 9“Directly Address Culture”
November 26SESSION 10“Engage Stakeholders to Maximize Commitment”
December 3SESSION 11“Establish a Course Correction Mindset and System”
December 10SESSION 12“Putting It All Together”

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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.

This course includes 12 online interactive sessions, which usually take place on Tuesdays in the Fall or Spring, depending on your cohort.

Each Weekly Session is 5-hours total, which includes a 1-hour break in the middle. The Session times are Tuesdays, 8am-10am Pacific Time (08:00-10:00 PT) and 11am-1pm Pacific Time (11:00-13:00 PT). (Sessions will also be recorded and made available in the cohort’s online learning community.)

All Tuition Options Include:

Individual Tuition Options

Group Tuition Options

  • Individual General Tuition

    $ 2760
    • Includes 20% Early-Bird Discount

    Individual Government

    $ 2587
    • Includes 25% Government Discount

    Individual NGO

    $ 2415
    • Includes 30% NGO
  • Groups of 3-5

    $ 2587
    • Early-Bird Rate includes a 25% Group Discount
      Standard Rate includes a 15% Group Discount

    Groups of 6+

    $ 2415
    • Early-Bird Rate includes a 30% Group Discount
      Standard Rate includes a 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.

Ratings and Reviews

Fabienne Locher
Posted 7 months ago

The course is brilliantly developed and has significantly enriched my vocabulary, providing me with the language to articulate complex transformation concepts with ease. It encourages learners to view transformation from various perspectives, making it very holistic. The course content is thought-provoking, challenging learners to question conventional wisdom and explore innovative approaches.

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Imanol Bernabeu Aramendi
Posted 8 months ago
Share, learn and develop

This course was great! I loved how Linda and Dean guided us through the content in an insightful and engaging manner. After the course, you'll have tons of materials and tools to apply to the four quadrants of any change. The only not so positive point is that it feels difficult to know where to start applying it. I think further courses will be required. I fully recommend it to any change leader.

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Peter Brasso
Posted 8 months ago
Comprehensive overview of best practices employed right now on the frontlines of large, complex change management

Linda and Dean are excellent communicators. Very helpful.

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Jen Fullerton
Posted 8 months ago
A wonderful and meaningful experience

The Leading Transformational Change course was a wonderful experience that gave me the opportunity to learn and practice the new information and new behaviors. This training was a game changer that provides me with accelerating tools and behaviors to elevate the value I bring to my organization. I learned so much about myself and how to coach others into reaching their higher selves.

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Ashley Ronson
Posted 8 months ago
Must-know strategies for approaching transformational change

This course is honestly life changing. Their approach to navigating change and setting transformations up for success is comprehensive (from the self and your way of Being all the way through to designing a process) and has forever altered how I will approach change initiatives. Linda and Dean are exceptional presenters/instructors who create fun, safe, and authentic learning environments.

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Marilena Timotheou
Posted 8 months ago
An amazing and essential course for any change-maker

I absolutely loved this course and it went beyond my expectations. It took such a holistic approach to transformational change which I believe is a game changer in the field. I found Linda and Dean to be fantastic teachers. Their years of experience and the practices given helped us get a deep understanding of what we were being taught and the various scenarios we may face implementing everything!

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Lynn Borders
Posted 1 year ago
Invaluable Transformational Change Curricula

It was really helpful to navigate this course with members from our transformational project team. We were able to learn together to improve the outcomes for our project, but also the outcomes for each of us as individual change leaders.

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Gilbert Robles
Posted 1 year ago
Conscious - A New Way to Look at That Word!

This was an excellent course for a change leader, or even someone involved in change like a project manager. It will open your eyes to things you may not have considered. This is a great course to help you drive collaboration, leadership, and most importantly adoption!

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Annie Hegerty
Posted 2 years ago
Virtual participation

Participating only virtually is difficult. I live in Australia, work full time and have family, so the timing was difficult for me. Not being able to participate in Breakouts etc was hard.

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Peter Kaplers
Posted 2 years ago


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