Year of Action Academy

The NEW Way for Women to Take Action & Get Results in Business Today

Our professional development programs quickly develop employees who are inspired, innovating and making an impact.


We help companies create a more innovative, engaged and inclusive culture.


Inspire. Innovate. Impact.

Our programs and workshops inspire people to develop their innovative mindsets, look at things from new perspectives, and learn practical skills to turn ideas into action.

It’s a new playbook that capitalizes on diverse voices to deliver innovative solutions with impactful results.

“The timing is ripe for a program like this.”


Entrepreneur. Techie. Educator.

Our CEO, Erin Moran McCormick, was the former Director, Curriculum Innovation and Technology at Babson College, #1 in the world for entrepreneurship education and Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMass Boston.

Erin was CIO of two companies, started three companies and is the author of Year of Action and Launching Your Life.


Our Featured Program:

Xcelerated Action Program

For Aspiring Women Leaders – typically with 5 – 15 years experience

XAP – Xcelerated Action Program boosts women’s confidence, strategic focus, innovative mindset and key business skills, with NO time away from work.

Program includes:

  • Saturday Kickoff Workshop in Boston
  • 8 Weekly Online Classes/Group Coaching Sessions – Connect from anywhere
  • Saturday Graduation Retreat in Boston
  • Workbook and materials
  • Lifetime access to material
  • Optional workshop for men and women

90-Day Year of Action Workbook

Our Clients & Students Include:


(And Women Love It!)

Feel more confident, focused and fearless – with the must-have business skills to succeed in today’s innovation economy.

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

Senior Director, HR Talent Management – Comcast

“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

Hear it straight from our students

With “Guest Rockstars”

like Seth Godin

“The change is incredible and our motivation levels are through the roof! We are being equipped with all the tools to get what we want…It’s amazing to see all the positive changes in just a few short weeks…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”

– Paola Canales, Legal Department – Amadeus

Our grads were asked for 3 words that describe their XAP experience.

Here’s what they said:

XAP – An affordable, accelerated

professional development program

for aspiring women leaders –

with NO time away from work.