The Walk the Tightrope Programme

Discover the journey to power with integrity!

Join forces with like-minded leaders from diverse sectors and gain access to a proprietary toolkit based on years of working with senior executives.

CSL Annual Dinner - January 29th

CSL Tightrope Walkers and other Walk the Tightrope alumni will have the opportunity to connect with the Centre for Synchronous Leadership’s larger ecosystem of change at this fun, engaging and informative black tie dinner.  For more information, e-mail us at

Next WtTR Course - February 12-13th

The next Walk the Tightrope course is coming up on February 12-13th, hosted by Marsh & McLennan.

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WtTR Community - Translation Session - March 1st

The purpose of our translation sessions is to refresh our understanding of core WtTR concepts and sharpen our skill in translating these concepts to everyday challenges.  We are excited to be hosted at the Financial Times by Ian Ahlberg, who also co-leads the FT’s LGBT Network.

These events are exclusively available to CSL Tightrope Walkers.

Next WtTR Programme - March 28th

Our Walk the Tightrope programme returns in the Spring.  We are excited to be hosted by:

  • Angela Clist, Partner and recent Board Member at Allen & Overy
  • Tunji Akintokun MBE
  • Geoff Godwin, Chief Operating Officer at AIG UK

We will be using their stories to bring the concepts to life and inspire participants to see new realms of possibility within their own career journey.

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WtTR Course - April 9-10th (tbc)

The Spring Walk the Tightrope course is coming up on April 9-10th, host to be confirmed.

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WtTR Community - Leadership Seminar - May 2nd

This bi-annual evening seminar will take place on Friday May 2nd at Armourers’ Hall.  We will once again be featuring live case studies from three men who, in addition to being inspiring human beings, are also sector leaders.  In the Autumn we feature three women using the same format.

These events are exclusively available to participants in the Walk the Tightrope programme, members of our community, former speakers from this series, clients, and a handful of specially invited participants.

WtTR Finale Event - June 5th (tbc)

Come learn about the Walk the Tightrope initiative and listen to members of the latest cohort tell you about their journey.

If you are at the early-to-mid stages of your career and work in a corporate environment, feel free to e-mail your interest in attending to  This event is part of our commitment to encouraging the next generation of talent to consider a new narrative of leadership.  We also welcome members of our extended community, including alumni and former speakers.

Those who contribute to our survey on perceptions of power in the workplace will receive free entry into this event.  The latest results from this survey will be shared at the start of the session, followed by a discussion of their implications.

WtTR Community - Changemaker Forum - June 29th

The purpose of our Changemaker Forum is to deepen and broaden our understanding of what it means to be a changemaker in the business sector by engaging in a shared learning experience with those driving grassroots change in society.  We are excited this year for the Forum to be held at the St. Ethelburga’s Centre of Peace and Reconciliation.

These events are exclusively available to CSL Tightrope Walkers.

Programme Objectives

The Walk the Tightrope programme is designed to help you:

  • Define a vision for your career that is energising, realistic, and enables you to leave a legacy
  • Create a personal brand that increases your market value, whilst remaining authentic
  • Understand the “rules of the game” and learn what it means to transcend them
  • Hold boundaries in a way that increases (rather than decreases) trust and connection
  • Increase your effectiveness as both a leader and changemaker

You are likely to find this programme especially useful if you are:

  • Entering a new stretch role
  • Itching to take your career to the next level
  • Experiencing office politics or negative bias
  • Seeking to feel more aligned with your values at work
  • Returning from parental leave
  • Managing a team under pressure
  • Considering a career transition
  • Approaching your 50th birthday
Programme Design

We offer one shorter course and one longer programme.  Those who complete the WtTR Programme will have the opportunity to become members of our exclusive leadership community.

Module Descriptions

Module I:  Redefining Ambition

  • The nature of the tightrope
  • Iterative visioning
  • Rethinking personal brand

Module II:  Redefining Politics

  • The flow of power
  • Noticing ego gremlins
  • Transcending the game

Module III:  Redefining Leadership

  • Trust, conflict, and feedback
  • Mindful exclusion
  • Stepping into your power as a changemaker
Finale Video
Community Video