We are shifting the culture of leadership

StartingBloc is a global community committed to working towards an equitable, collaborative, thriving world.

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With 15 years of experience, we design and facilitate highly interactive workshops and experiences for organizations determined to lead differently.

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We cultivate leadership that is bold, innovative, and connected. The Institute is transformative and rated highly for its value with speakers from across industries ready to inspire you.

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Our approach and ethos

The majority of us work in disengaged workspaces, with a hyper focus on productivity at the expense of being able to solve complex problems, and little to no dedicated space for learning or reflection.

Here’s the good news: our cultural norms about “good” leadership were made up.

So, we can change them.

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Our programs have impacted over 3,000 change leaders

Fellows come from 56 countries around the world

The Fellowship begins by attending our 5-day leadership Institute. During the Institute, you learn hard skills, ask big questions, and create community with 75-100 change makers.

After the Institute, you’re a lifelong member of the Fellow community. StartingBloc Fellows participate in regional chapters and work groups, put on Fellow events, and can access our pro-bono coaching program.

“What I would like prospective Fellows to know about the StartingBloc experience is how much I have grown as a Woman, Leader and Agent of Change. I can not describe the feeling of being fully emerged within a different stream of thinking, finding a large network of like minded people and rediscovering my purpose. StartingBloc will forever be an experience that has changed my life all because I took a chance to live a dream and gained the tools to move forward as an Agent of Change within my community.”

Sophia Domeville, Community School Director in Newark, NJ, LA'17

“StartingBloc changed my life. The Institute introduced me to a group of people that think in a different way, that dream bigger, that have pushed me to accomplish more in these last 2 years than I had in the previous 8. The StartingBloc community has given me meaningful job opportunities, helped me get published in numerous outlets, and provided support when I needed it most. To be blunt: it was the best investment I’ve ever made.”

Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author, The Quarter Life Breakthrough. LA'12

“StartingBloc develops holistically; we cannot become the great leaders we are destined to be if we do not take time to invest in ourselves, and that is what StartingBloc continues to remind me of and do for me. I proudly share that 3 of my last professional roles have been because of StartingBloc Fellows, but even more important is the sense of confidence I feel at work and in life can also be attributed to StartingBloc Fellows.”

Bie Aweh, Learning & Development Consultant, LA'16
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