Rising Leaders Academy

We heard the word "authenticity" throughout 2020, particularly related to DEI programs. We urged companies to be authentic, genuine, and real in their quest to achieve a culture that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. And we encouraged employees, no matter their position, to bring their authentic selves to work. But what does that mean?

How do I bring "myself" to work without negatively affecting my career?

What if we want to be ourselves and be recognized for our own individual and unique professional contributions, but are not sure how to achieve that, and are not convinced that authenticity equals career success? That's where the Rising Leaders Academy comes in.

Beginning April 21, 2021, the PersuasionPoint team, led by Patti Perez and Dr. Rochelle Johnson, will host the first cohort of mid-career womxn to help them hone career skills and navigate their way to the top of the organizational chart.

Who is this for?

Research shows that women and women of color are severely underutilized in corporate America. And the data is also clear in terms of the result of that underutilization - diverse candidates of all types, and women in particular, leave their companies at a high rate. The result is eliminating the pipeline of talent that might have one day gotten a seat at the leadership table.

If you are a mid-career womxn, this program is for you. And if you're a corporate leader committed to bridging the gap created by the departure of these valuable employees, sponsoring a woman to participate in these programs is allyship at its best.

Enrollment now open. We start April 21, 2021

We're now enrolling for our first cohort. Space is limited so sign up now!

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    Patti Perez
    Chief Drama-Slayer & CEO of PersuasionPoint

    I’m on a life-long mission to spark a revolutionary shift in how we relate to one another at work. Transforming organizational culture to be more authentic and connected is what gets me up in the morning.

    Click here to get to know Patti!

    Dr. Rochelle Johnson
    Chief Well-Being Officer

    I'm a global expert coach, public speaker, writer, and trainer focused primarily on work life issues, leadership, conflict management, diversity, and health and wellness.

    Click here to get to know Dr. J!

    What's included:

    • Expertise from our Chief Drama Slayer, Patti Perez, and our Chief Well-Being Officer, Dr. Rochelle Johnson
    • Six live calls & exclusive online group space to come together and network
    • Supplemental videos, audio, and workbook


    • Communication skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Career mapping
    • Mental health and burnout
    • Utilize your natural strengths in the workplace
    • Drama-Free Principals from The Drama-Free Workplace
    • Conflict and conflict resolution skills
    • ...and more!