Transforming your performance using self-awareness integrated with awareness of the environment to produce the Impact that we have on humanity beyond our intentions.

An engaged, experiential, and impactful  learning experience!

Humanity-Based Leadership®



Research shows that success is

74% technical skills


26% leadership skills

-Center for Talent Innovation

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Getting your leadership practices in the right direction for your professional journey requires clarity, vision and the ability to demonstrate leadership skills. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming.

The Above Average School can fast-track your growth and save you years of expensive trial and error.

The Above Average School offers a host of online courses formatted in a digestible manner to meet your needs.  Our courses are targeted for for career-minded professionals, hi-performers, and hi-potentials, whom need to build and enhance their leadership skills.

We design your learning experience in a framework is based on:

Content + Community + Performance Coaching.

Enrollment opens only once a year.

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Why Do Organizations Hire? Why Do They Fire?

It’s no secret that these days that Leadership Training is very much center stage in HR circles. And, it would appear, with good reason. There is an immediate need, now let’s go a step further and say there’s a sense of urgency, to increase the standard of behavior among staff at all levels. 

What seems to have happened is that across the broad spectrum of people doing the hiring and interviewing, technical expertise is often the overwhelming force behind employment decisions. In other words, step up to the plate with great credentials and the job is yours!  The folks being interviewed and looking for a new job or promotion have fallen into this same trap: technical prowess trumps interpersonal skills. So naturally, there’s minimal encouragement or reason to look outside the technical box – until it’s too late.

At a recent conference for board directors, a survey revealed some startling stats. There was a simple poll where participants were asked two straightforward questions:

1)  Reasons you hire: Technical or Behavioral

2)  Reasons you fire: Technical or Behavioral

The results were astonishing! One hundred percent replied they hire based on technical criteria and 90 percent acknowledged that staff behavior results in a decision to fire. A vicious circle. 

Several years ago, the Carnegie Foundation published a study that challenges the predisposition to hire based on technical bias. To paraphrase, “Your success in business is 85 percent based on your attitude and ability to relate to other people and only 15 percent based on your job knowledge and technical skills.”

The Future of Work

The 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends states that jobs are becoming more human and social.  The bottom line to the execution of leadership skills involve human interaction, and it is rooted in human behavior. 


We are currently in a tight labor market , while at the same time we are experiencing a skills gap.  According to Linkedin, here are the top 5 soft skills employers are looking for now:

1.  Creativity

2.  Persuasion

3.  Collaboration

4.  Adaptability

5.  Time Management





Our solutions to your pain points.

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Who needs this course:

I have a new team and I want to be a good leader with my team.

I want to be a leader that is respected and has impact within my organization

I just got promoted, how do I prepare for the next level?

How can I grow my leadership skills to improve my performance?

6 Reasons to Choose Us!

  1. Lifetime Access: Retake The Program Again And Again, For FREE!  The path to mastery in any field is through intentional repetition. Which is why for as long as the program is in existence, you can retake the program year after year at no additional charge.
  2. Open to more than 190 countries.  There’s a reason we’re the gold standard in this industry. Our strategies work across an enormous range of cultures for professionals across various levels.
  3. Extraordinary Customer Care.  Our Customer Happiness team is unparalleled. Whatever you need, we’re here to help. You’ll always be taken care of with understanding, honesty and respect.
  4. Dedicated Coaches to guide you in The Leadership Presence Course, you won’t be on your own. Dedicated coaches will answer your questions, challenge you to stretch further and inspire you to stay in action.
  5. World-Class Community.  Our community is filled with extraordinary humans. Simply stated, there’s no other program that maintains such high standards of kindness and integrity among its members.
  6. 100% Money Back Guarantee We’ve always backed The Leadership Presence Course with a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. So you can rest assured that your investment is safe with us.

What You Can Expect From Us

The Above Average School hosts premier events for enhancing leadership skills. We hold a spotlight on the topic of leadership as a toolkit for people who find themselves in today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) work environment.


 Transformational Content

We provide modern content that WILL transform your behavior and thinking;  which will enable our students to maximize their professional desires, knowledge, and abilities.

We don’t believe in giving you 16 hours of data and sending you back to work. Learning in our framework is a blended approach, which allows you to learn and go to work to apply the knowledge you have learned with us. We drip our (1) content to you weekly for 90 days. We then integrate our (2) learning community within your learning environment and add in (3) private coaching for your total learning experience

Absorb Trailblazers Knowledge (Grit)

We bring you leadership trailblazers who used Grit and achieved success, in all industries with creativity, empathy, and understanding the ROI for diversity, equity and inclusion.


Private Performance Coaching

Working with our coaches will help you accomplish both organizational goals as well as your own professional career goals. Our private coaching within our programs will help you to know your overall goals and the areas on which to focus within our program.


Harness a Powerful Community

Our courses create a community to share knowledge, resources, and tools.  Our Community is a place to connect with, learn from and grow with others who share our vision.


Learn Best Practices

Develop and share best practices in our core areas:  first impressions, communications, gravitas, appearance, and corporate well-being. Get inspired with actionable, new ideas from the industry’s thought leaders.


Expand Your Network

Take part in community-building and networking for professionals.  Make connections to make an impact.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lifetime Access to the private Facebook Group Humanity-Based Leadership Community via Facebook Group
Supporting your continued growth within the HBL Community supplements your development and growth as a leader.

The courses range from 24 hours to 140 hours.  Your completion depends on the course that you are enrolled in and its timeline.

There are seven (7) modules with 50+ lessons, 100+ videos, mentor labs, humanity circles, and human work.

Our custom curriculum is blended with the latest research into leadership development and brain development, we use these curriculum because we know the power it has to build a solid learning foundation for leadership.  

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