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strategic Leader

How to Influence, Build, and Deliver a winning strategy

become a strategic Leader


You are often told, "Be more strategic." However, no one ever tells you just what that means or how to do it. Whether you are leading your organization (or a team) to align on strategy, trying to influence those who are creating strategy, or helping a client build strategy, you need a way to influence, create and communicate strategy.  


Fortunately, becoming a strategic leader is learnable. It is a known set of capabilities, and the Strategic Leader program gives you the skills and confidence you need to deliver a winning strategy.


our solution is threefold 

Strategic leadership is not one idea or one tool. It is a combination of how you view the world, the tools you use to get good data, and the skills you apply to get at issues and build commitment.​

We build all three of these:

  • Mindset: How do strategic leaders think differently from tactical leaders?

  • Toolset: What frameworks and analytical tools do strategic leaders rely?

  • Skillset: What skills make strategic leaders more effective at getting at issues and influencing?

you will learn to

  1. Think like a strategist and increase your strategic radar

  2. Build your own strategy and influence those who are building strategy

  3. Develop market facing strategy and internal strategy 

  4. Apply the "What it Takes to Win" Framework (a proven methodology for creating winning strategies)

  5. Utilize analytical tools for providing data and making better decisions

  6. Increase your ability to influence and get buy in 

  7. Speak more confidently and engage at a higher level

What leaders In 2024 are saying

"Delivered everything I was hoping for! Real change." Senior VP, Salesforce


"Significant shift in my mindset and the tools I apply to address strategic issues. I now rely on the strategy questions and consulting questions every day." Director, Salesforce


"Pulled me away from the routine of just doing things to focus more on aligning what we do to deliver to the strategy." Technical Product Manager, Salesforce



Anchoring mindsets and building skills requires practice AND support. We provide you proven content with 1:1 coaching and opportunities to apply on the job.  Each week you apply frameworks and tools on your real situation.

Week 1: 3-hour session plus 1:1 coaching

  • Start rewiring your brain to learn faster and think like a strategist

  • Increase your strategic radar

  • Learn the "What it takes to win" strategy framework for market facing strategy


Week 2: 3-hour session plus 1:1 coaching

  • Explore market facing analytical tools

  • Apply the "What it takes to win" strategy framework for internal strategy

  • Develop core consulting skills

Week 3-6: 3-hour session plus 1:1 coaching

  • Expand analytical tools for internal strategy building

  • Increase problem-defining and problem-solving skills 

Week 7-9: 3-hour session plus 1:1 coaching

  • Get feedback on your strategy

  • Develop executive influence skills to get attention quickly and ask for you want

  • Master the ability to frame the problem and connect with diverse audiences

Week 10-11: 3-hour session plus 1:1 coaching

  • Get feedback on your strategy

  • Expand and practice influence skills 

  • Persuade on four channels: head, heart, eye, and hands

Week 12: 3-hour session plus 1:1 coaching

  • Shift from strategy building to implementation and change management

  • Creating accountability with stakeholder

Note: This program is for leaders who are serious about building their capabilities and creating impact. You cannot just come and listen. This is an "all in" program that includes on-the-job assignments.

Live virtual delivery

In addition to great content, I provide the best virtual interactive experience by using a Lightboard Studio to create a personal connection. 

As I talk with leaders, I am standing in front of a large piece of glass and writing. The interaction is personal and productive.  

Who should attend

Directors, VPs, and C-suite, Internal and External Consultants, Technical Product Managers

Who is the Instructor

Dave Jennings has facilitated boards, C-suites, departments, divisions, and intact team in building winning strategies. He is a #1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author and has worked with a Shark tank winner, IPOs, and Fortune 500s. Dave is described as "a strategy whisperer," "best facilitator I have ever worked with," and "not just good, gifted." 


$3500 Includes 6 live virtual sessions, 6 coaching sessions, and workbook. Discounts available for companies with more than one participant. In-house programs are also available.

Program size

Programs are 10-15 participants.


How to sign up

We offer the program on a wait list basis. We strive to make sure the mix of participants is right. Please only apply if you are a director, GM, VP, C-suite, Product manager, or consultant. However, titles don't tell the whole story, please let us know if you think you would be a good match for this program.

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