Whole-Life Leadership Certificate Program

Learn a new framework of leadership guided by whole-life purpose, inclusion and wellbeing that our future needs. 
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Unlock the extraordinary leader in you for your wellbeing, career, family, workplace, and community.

We will never achieve true equity in business and society without a more "whole-being" approach to leadership. Inspired by Claudia Chan's New York Times celebrated book, the How We Rise "Whole-Life Leadership" Certificate, is a 4-module online program that explores the pitfalls of traditional leadership and helps you reframe and define what whole-life purpose, inclusion and wellbeing mean for you today–then align action and commitment to those new values and show up as an authentic leader. This is a transformational, professional and personal development opportunity designed to ignite your clarity, performance and social innovation for your career, workplace and whole-life strategy. Learn and embody a new definition of leadership that our future needs, a definition that enables all people to thrive and experience equity, while gaining influential relationships and a new leadership credential to further your influence.

You'll Walk Away With:

Greater Vision & Clarity for Yourself As an Impactful, Inclusive & Whole-Life Leader

A New Leadership Credential that Differentiates Your Professional Profile

A 3-Year "Whole-Life" Vision & Strategic Plan You Can Commit To with Renewed Energy & Inspiration

A New Community of Rising Change Makers

What Participants Say About the Program:

At this critical time, we need leaders who are empathetic and compassionate. This is the first curriculum that I found truly embraces holistic leadership. Not a lot of people have the gift of tapping into the heart, mind, body and soul — that is what “whole-life” is. If you are looking to transform yourself and your company’s culture, invest in this program.

Christine Ramsay

Senior Manager of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Having been in corporate America for over 25 years and taken countless leadership training from Pacific Institute to Franklin Covey, Claudia Chan’s How We Rise Leadership course is the best training I have ever done because of its design with a “whole life” approach for you to excel in your personal life and career. Throughout the course, having Claudia on my mentor team was like having the secret recipe for owning my presence and voice as a leader. 

Darleen Ghirardi

Vice President, Procurement , Spectra

The coaching day we had has completely empowered me to make the moves I so deeply needed to make since that very day, from closing my boutique to focusing on just the perfume and candles and slowly planting all of the seeds for my future. The seeds Claudia planted start growing, then growing rapidly and now they are flourishing. I appreciate more than she could know. Her wisdom has been life-changing for me.

Sage Machado

Owner & Founder, The Sage Lifestyle

Course Content

Get to know your whole-life leadership coach, the story that led her to this work and her dedication to unlocking the extraordinary leader in you.

Embrace and embody a new definition of leadership that is accessible, purpose driven, inclusive and whole-life integrated.

  • Gain a new perspective of your life
  • Explore how traditional definitions of leadership are problematic
  • Reframe your relationship to leadership to unleash your impact for your career, workplace and whole-life departments

Reframe around the significance of your work/career to unlock next level vision, influence and performance.

  • Give yourself the permission and space to vision big for your career advancement and innovation
  • Explore the ripple effect of your current role and your impact potential to reinvigorate passion and energy
    Learn how choosing vision over goals is a powerful leadership skill

Treat your whole-life as the organization you’re leading that prioritizes mental health as your #1 leadership department.

  • Learn how to thrive as a whole-life leader with new tools that align your actions and commitments with what matters the most
  • Take stock and reframe around all your roles as leadership positions and bring new calm, clarity and confidence to those roles
  • Learn how to plan your future and lead all life departments you thrive instead of survive in every season of life
  • Reflect and honor your “whole-being” so you can show up and lead authentically in your workplace, family and community

Create a 3-year strategic plan that sets your career and whole life on a new trajectory towards its highest potential.

  • From a powerful, re-energized and inspired mindset, create a personal strategic plan for the RISE of your career and whole-life
  • Learn to practice energy over time management so you work smarter (not harder) with greater peace and joy
  • Unlock your genius with new tools that release stress and anxiety
  • Walk away with a 3-year whole-life vision and plan that will set your life on a new trajectory towards your fullest potential—an exercise you can use for the rest of your life

Who Should Enroll:

  • Any professional who needs tools for more balanced leadership so success does not come at the sake of family, health etc. and vice versa. 
  • Team managers, supervisors and entrepreneurs (including their small or large teams)
  • Executives responsible for strategic culture efforts and team performance
  • Coaches and consultants who want to expand their expertise and credentials 
  • Any professional interested in creating a thriving and inclusive culture that enables talent purpose, wellbeing and experience
  • Any professional who wants to and be a leader and innovator in the future-of-work, not a follower

What's included in the course? 

Four Transformative Modules with Lifelong Access

Learn at your own pace with 4 video-lesson modules comprised of (30 mins or less) videos and assignments. Estimate 2-3 hours per module to enable for the self reflection and discovery. 

Claudia's Live Group Coaching (Every 2 Months)

Access Claudia directly for support and advice through coaching calls taking place every 2 months for up to 1 year. Claudia's 1-on-1 coaching start at $25K so this is tremendous value and an opportunity to be in her community of trainees.

Self-Development Worksheets

Each module includes self-development and reflection homework and assignements. Giving this dedicated time is where the breakthroughs happen.

Visualization Toolkit

Each module also includes visual graphics and exercises that you can use as lifelong inspiration and tools to stay aligned with your whole-life purpose.  

Private "How We Rise" Community

Join our private group of trainees to network with and support each other's endeavors in the workplace and world.

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion, receive a certificate of completion to build your credentials, and an optional application to become a certified How We Rise Coach.


Who teaches the course?

Claudia Chan is a recognized author, leadership and culture change expert, and high impact coach dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to create more equitable and thriving workplaces, communities and families. She is the creator of S.H.E. Summit and the How We Rise "Whole-Life Leadership" Certificate Program equipping women, men and all people to rise to their highest potential as impactful, inclusive, "whole-life leaders" with the goal to unlock diverse, thriving and socially impactful workplaces and communities. One of eight UN Women Champions for Innovation, Claudia is often referred to as the “change-agent maker,” and her movement has been supported by influencers and leaders worldwide.

Claudia & Sarah Michelle Gellar

Claudia & Sheryl Sandberg

Claudia, Arianna Huffington and Agapi Stassinopoulos

Claudia & Dr. Shefali

Claudia & Kelly Clarkson

Claudia & Gabby Bernstein

Claudia & Daphne Oz

Speaking at SHE Summit

Claudia, Nigel Barker & Crew

Claudia & Sophia Amoruso

A few frequently asked questions

How will it work?

1. Once you are ready to purchase the course, click on the PRICING tab and make your purchase.

2. Once you make your purchase, you will be redirected to your account page where you will see the course login.

3. You will also get a confirmation email of your purchase that will include the PDF link to the book as well as invite to the HOW WE RISE LinkedIn Community Group.

4. Group Q&A Coaching Calls with Claudia Chan are every other month on the second Thursday of the month in August, October and December 2020 and following months on the same schedule. You will receive a calendar invite to these calls once you purchase the course. 

Will there be recordings of the calls?

Our coaching calls will be recorded and made available in your online portal, but we encourage all participants to join the calls LIVE so you can ask your questions and share in the experience. 

Is there lifetime access to this course?

Yes! There is lifetime access to this specific course when you purchase. 

Is it required that you complete all homework?

It isn't mandatory that you complete homework every single week on time. The homework was created to reinforce ideas presented in the module and engage you on a deeper and more personal level. This clarity allows the change you desire to become a reality faster. 

What high-impact leaders say about Claudia Chan

Claudia Chan is one of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs I know. Her work has been critical in mainstreaming and modernizing women’s empowerment.

Ali Brown

Creator of Glambition® Radio Podcast; Founder of The Trust

It is time for women to tell our new story. Claudia is a role model herself of a woman who went after her dreams to live her own truth.

Zainab Salbi

Founder, Women for Women International

I admire what Claudia Chan has achieved as a pioneer of today's women's movement S.H.E. Global Media and Summit. She has the ability to curate top-notch speakers and conversations to support women in their dreams

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

SVP Innovation, Allergan; Co-founder, Gilt and GLAMSQUAD

Claudia Chan is a force of nature for women looking to rise in their careers and lead, while constantly pulling one another ahead to realize their fullest potential. Claudia has galvanized women and started a movement with S.H.E. Summit that empowers, inspires, and connects the dots for women to be powerful and successful in their lives and careers. Her thought-provoking topics go under the soil and pull back the curtain on topics that woman most often feel are off-limits, but that are the fundamental keys to success.

Lauren Maillian

Keynote Speaker & Bestselling Author "The Path Redefined"

Along with Sheryl Sandberg and Sallie Krawcheck, Claudia Chan has been one of the instrumental leaders empowering women to reach their fullest potential.  Her vision of mainstream empowerment and work to make it more globally accessible through the S.H.E. Summit platform has been impressive and courageous. And she is extremely thoughtful about educating women to recruit men in her work.

John Gerzema

NYT Bestselling Author; CEO of The Harris Poll

Claudia Chan is a revolutionary who understands how important women’s release from diminishing social expectations are to everyone’s prosperity. She inspired me to launch my financial services company when she asked me “Who are the banks that support women?” When I couldn’t answer her, I realized I had to do it myself. She’s an instigator to many women stepping up into previously unimaginable roles of power and influence. This book will do the same for you.

Amanda Steinberg

Co-founder, Higher U; Founder, The Daily Worth

 Are you a human resources, culture or  team leader interested in group licenses? We offer volume discounts for this certificate program. 

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