The Tech Exec Accelerator is a six-month program offered exclusively to up-and-coming and future executives in technology roles. The curriculum is designed uniquely for professionals like you who are prepared to enhance core General Manager aptitudes and Technology skills to make them more promotable to Director, VP, and C-level information technology positions.  The Accelerator combines the rigor of an MBA-style classroom with personalized one-on-one coaching from a seasoned executive coach.  

The next cohort will start in the Fall of 2024

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


(2 hours)

Meet monthly in a highly interactive classroom setting with other leaders from Austin companies to study an executive skill.  You will emerge with frameworks and tools to implement your learning immediately.  Classes 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, and 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 coursework into actionable next steps toward professional goals. With a coach, you will develop a performance dashboard to see monthly improvement on your greatest challenges. Coaching sessions happen twice a month for an hour at a time and at a convenient location.

Topics of Study:

Goal Setting

Creating engineering & business goals to motivate, inspire and achieve success

Aligning goals across teams, and teams across goals

Using incremental improvements to dramatically improve your people, technology, processes and overall architecture 

High Performing Engineering Teams

Using feedback loops to create a high quality culture

Interviewing engineers and leaders effectively and efficiently

Creating performance management processes where everyone wins

Alignment & Influence

Connecting and aligning with other engineering leaders around the organization

Quickly aligning leaders to their teams

Handling mis-alignment and escalations

Communication & Executive Presence

Driving technical and non-technical decisions through high quality presentations

Communicating large organizational changes with ease and clarity

Demonstrating leadership to your board and other leaders through efficient communication


Managing Budgets & Buying Power

Planning and budgets as a superpower for your efficient engineering team

Knowing when and how to outsource engineering work

Making build vs. buy vs. assemble decisions 

Strategic leadership

Hiring strategically - identifying your gaps, hiring, and re-organizing well

Succeeding in succession - building an org that outlives you

Building architectures that align with the product roadmap - managing technical debt, scale, growth and a team that thrives

Tech Executive Accelerator - Consult with an Executive Coach about Enrolling:

 “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