The Austin Exec Accelerator is a six-month program offered exclusively to up-and-coming and future executives from some of Austin’s best organizations. The curriculum is designed uniquely for professionals like you who are prepared to enhance core General Manager aptitudes, but are also looking to grow their executive polish to the next level.  The Accelerator combines the rigor of an MBA-style classroom with personalized 1on1 coaching from a seasoned executive coach.  

The Course Begins on March 28th

and will run every 4th Thursday of the month
from 2:00-4:00pm

This is a demanding and transformational multi-month experience requiring a commitment of 8-10 hours per month from each participant.


(2 hours)

Meet monthly in a highly-interactive classroom setting for with other leaders from Austin companies for a study of an executive skill.  You will emerge with frameworks and tools to immediately implement your learning.  Clases are held in-person at a centrally-located venue.

Reading & Learning Tools

(4 hours)

You will be exposed to a library of best-in-class business books and articles, management tools, online gaming simulations that prepare you for higher levels of impact in your company.

Executive Coaching

(2 hours)

Engage with a wise executive coach to apply the learning from the coursework into actionable next steps toward professional goals. With a coach, you will develop a performance dashboard so that you can see monthly improvement on your greatest challenges. Coaching sessions happen twice per month for an hour at a time and location convenient for you.

Topics of Study:

Executive Decision Making

Making probability-based decisions with decision trees

Overcoming cognitive bias

Being decisive in ambiguity

Operations Management and Process Improvement

Identifying capacity and bottlenecks

Developing a systems mindset

Leading a continuous improvement process

Executive Polish

Advocacy for your ideas

Presenting to groups

Managing your leadership brand

Strategic Planning and Strategic Execution

Aligning team goals to corporate initiatives

Planning in the short and long term

Using metrics to manage


Using Numbers to Build a Business Case

Using Unit Economics to determine cash flow, breakeven, and payout

Budgeting, forecasting, and risk management

Selling ideas to decisionmakers 

Advanced Negotiation

Identifying interests and BATNA

Mastering preparation through investigative research

Exploring negotiation styles and situational tactics

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 “The Accelerator program helped me tremendously in sharpening my management skills. I loved the classroom experience and getting the opportunity to hear from other leaders in the tech space. Meeting with my coach helped me bring the learnings from the classroom back to work and apply them to my role.”

– Olga K, Indeed

“The individualized coaching sessions were a 1,2 punch that complemented the class time so well! My coach, Karen Markham, was poignant, professional, and encouraging throughout the entire Accelerator process. Not only did she provide me with managerial strategies I was able to implement immediately, she also devoted time to discussing my personal and professional goals. Karen never lost sight of the fact that a person’s identity is not limited to their business card.”

– Lara K, Brainiac

 “I attended the Accelerator program to learn more about how to think strategically about rapidly growing a global team. Since attending, I have increased the size of my team from 20 people to over 75. The Socratic method used in the classroom, in conjunction with the individualized coaching sessions, helped me design a detailed, personalized action plan. I enjoyed the opportunities to engage with my peers in the classroom and establish relationships that will last
well beyond the program.”

– Renee T, Indeed

“We led an extensive process to identify the right coaching organization for our fast growth organization. Emergent Execs proved to be the right choice – they had a proven curriculum but were willing to customize and adapt the classroom conversation to address specific challenges we were facing at that point in time. Additionally their expertise in facilitating conversations with all levels made an impact on the business itself and how talent worked together to meet organizational goals and objectives.”

– Lauren P,  CLS Partners

“Simply put, the Accelerator program was both humbling and encouraging. I was humbled by the caliber of my cohort (and that I had obvious skill gaps to fill), then encouraged by the practical tools Ted walked us through in class. Well worth the investment!”

– Kevin L, Tengointernet 

“The curriculum has something for everyone, and the is in an easily digested format that reinforces all the key learning points with books, case studies, and in-class experiences that help to solidify the learning process and drive home the message of the month.”

– Mike P,    ARXFit