We help companies pave the way for women to succeed – so we all win

XAP – Xcelerated Action Program – for new and aspiring women leaders

"Women in the program are raving about the content, approach and camaraderie!" - COMCAST

Senior Director, HR Talent Management - Comcast

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To Help Companies Pave the Way for Women to Succeed

With lawsuits, gender pay gaps and lack of board seats dominating the news, it is clear that the old ways of working, aren’t working.  Forward-thinking companies are looking for new ways to pave the way for women to succeed at work and to get women and men engaged in the process.

We focus on hard and soft skills (confidence, communication, time management, goal setting, financials, negotiations, etc.) along with action steps for results. There is a graduation retreat and six-month follow up to keep the momentum going. All of this is done with no time away from work and at an accelerated pace, to start seeing results quickly.


"It’s the combo of having a career coach, motivational speaker and a source of practical advice for business, all rolled into one.” - TESLA

Lesli Ann Agcaoili, Senior Design Quality Engineer - Tesla Motors

Program includes:


  • Kickoff Conference in Boston
  • 8 Weekly Online Classes/Group Coaching Sessions
  • Graduation Retreat in Boston
  • Workbook and materials
  • 6-Month Follow up
  • Lifetime access to material and network
  • Optional onsite workshop for men and women is also available
90-Day Action Plan Workbook
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Our accelerated program boosts women’s confidence, courage and clarity along with key business skills, by using practical action steps in a relaxed setting, to get results quickly.
The program is taught by Erin McCormick, Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMass Boston and founder of Year of Action.

Erin was CIO of two companies, has started three companies and the former Director, Curriculum Innovation and Technology at Babson College – #1 in the world for entrepreneurship education. She is the author of Year of Action: How to Stop Waiting & Start Living Your BIG, Fabulous Life.

The Best-Seller,
Year of Action, and 90-Day Action Plan Workbook

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Samples from classes

“Guest Rockstars” –  SETH GODIN

"The timing is ripe for a program like this." - FORBES

Let’s inspire & ignite the talent of the women in your organization.
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