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e·volve·d  lead·er


a person who navigates change by leading from the inside out

We operate in an increasingly complex world.

Today's leaders must rise to the challenges of economic uncertainty, unprecedented technological change, and deepening social divisions. 


All while building and motivating diverse, empathetic, and collaborative teams.

In addition to these challenges that all leaders face, WOMEN MUST ALSO OVERCOME INCESSANT SELF-DOUBT inflicted upon them by social conditioning.  




This can look like:

  • Dogged imposter syndrome

  • Microaggressions and gaslighting designed to make women question themselves

  • Biased bosses who underestimate women's ability to lead

  • Watching women role models succumb to burnout or be pushed off the glass cliff and wondering if you're next

The good news is that WOMEN HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAD in challenging times!

The American Psychological Association states that, "When more women are empowered to lead, everyone benefits. Decades of studies show women leaders help increase productivity, enhance collaboration, inspire organizational dedication, and improve fairness."

It all begs the question...



Women attempt to combat the external causes of doubt by DEVELOPING EXPERTISE, PROTECTING THEIR TEAMS, & REMAINING HYPER-VIGILANT,  but these tactics come at a cost.



The price is steep:

  • Perfectionistic tendencies

  • Anxiety, exhaustion, and overwhelm

  • Fear of failure that hinders innovation

  • Conflict avoidance

  • Stifling team performance

OUTDATED LEADERSHIP MODELS based on male leadership experiences OFFER LITTLE HELP for women in our modern landscape



Given the broken rung, most women lack the mentorship, network, and permission to lead effectively while also feeling confident in their role.

This leaves women trying to piece together their own leadership methodologies. 

Servant Leadership provides a starting point for women looking to cultivate safe and inclusive environments that protect the wellbeing of their teams.  Unfortunately, when overlayed with gendered social conditioning, the Servant Leadership model often leads to self-sacrificing and toxic extremes for women in leadership.

How do women continue to rise to meet today's leadership challenges while CENTERING THEMSELVES AND THEIR WELLBEING?

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Evolved Leader
April 20, 2024

The Evolved Leader Workshop is a multi-faceted & highly personalized approach to leadership development.


You'll leave this half-day event with your own personal leadership playbook - equipped with the tools to succeed in today's changing workplace dynamics.

What's Incuded
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Develop Your Personalized Leadership Playbook

Somewhere between your strengths and values lies a vision of the leader you hope to become. We'll help you confidently articulate that vision and develop a roadmap for growth.

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Network & Learn with Fellow Women Leaders

Mastermind with peers about your leadership challenges to receive diverse perspectives and novel approaches to your unique situation or ambitions.  Attendance is capped at 10 participants to ensure an intimate environment that fosters connections. 

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Discover the
Energy Leadership


Learn & practice applying the Energy Leadership® Framework utilized at companies like Boeing, IKEA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and more. This emerging & transformative leadership approach is highly relevant to the novel challenges modern leaders face.

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Access Ongoing Support

Stay motivated long after the conference glow wears off. All tickets include access to our exclusive Facebook Group for ongoing relationship building, peer mentoring, and implementation support. 

VIP Tickets include an additional 2 months of group coaching calls.

 During this half-day workshop you'll...

The Venue

Cowo & Crèche - Coworking with Childcare in Alexandria, VA


Cowo & Crèche has partnered with us to provide childcare for those in need.

Your Guides

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Tina is an ICF-certified coach with nearly three decades of experience spanning the federal government, private sector, and entrepreneurship. She’s held many positions throughout her career, most notably varied leadership roles within an elite law enforcement agency. Tina noticed a significant change in herself and her team dynamics after she became a life coach. She’s now committed to helping other women learn how to lead from the inside out, both at home and in the workplace. Despite numerous achievements throughout her career, her roles as mother, grandmother, wife, and friend are her most prized. In her spare time, Tina enjoys photography, reading, baking, and hiking, as well as lots and lots of coffee.

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Nicole Maaguo is a passionate advocate for women+ embracing their ambition.  Why?  Because the world needs more women+ in leadership, and it's abundantly clear that the status quo won't get us there. 

As a woman in tech, Nicole has driven innovation at Fortune 100 companies, Forbes Top 100 charities, and served multiple start-ups that went on to successful exit.  Over the course of her tech career, Nicole grew tired of watching talented women be routinely undervalued and underestimated.  Now, as the Founder of Ambition Unboxed, she advances women in leadership by providing critical resources and support to mitigate the barriers women face as we rise. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What kind of childcare is provided and are there any limitations or restrictions?
    Cowo & Crèche offers on-premise childcare and early education programming for working parents. As working mothers ourselves, we understand that access to quality childcare can make or break a woman's professional development opportunities. That's why we are thrilled to partner with Cowo & Crèche to provide childcare for children 18 months and up during the event at no extra cost. You can learn more about Cowo & Crèche's childcare program here. Please note that anyone taking advantage of this childcare offering will be asked to sign a liability waiver with Cowo & Crèche. In order to ensure the appropriate caregiver to child ratio, we ask that all attendees needing childcare register and indicate their need no later than 11:59pm ET on April 16, 2024. We cannot guarantee childcare availability for registrations received after this deadline passes.
  • What’s the parking situation?
    There is a Colonial Parking garage at 551 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA that is within walking distance of Cowo + Crèche for a $5 fee. There is also plenty of 2-hour street parking available, which is payable through ParkMobile that runs about $1.50/hour. Attendees will have the opportunity to move their vehicles, if needed, during breaks.
  • What’s the time commitment?
    The workshop duration is 3.5 hours. In addition to the workshop, VIP ticket holders will also be invited to participate in 2 months of group coaching calls following the event. Group coaching calls will run 90 minutes each. The total time commitment for VIP ticket holders is approximately 8 hours.
  • What if I can’t attend the group coaching calls? Will the sessions be recorded?
    Group coaching calls will be recorded and shared only with VIP ticket holders so that they can continue to learn from one another through peer mentorship and hot seat coaching.
  • Does the workshop count as a business expense? Can I use my professional development budget to cover it?
    In many cases, the cost of training can be tax deductible or paid for/reimbursed by your employer. We've even got a templated letter for you to make it a little easier to ask your boss for funds to attend which you can find here. That said, we are not tax professionals and we encourage you to review the IRS rules and/or speak to an accountant to confirm eligibility. If we can provide additional information to support your cost justification please contact us at
  • What if I need to cancel? What is the refund policy?
    If something should arise and you can no longer make it, we’re happy to issue a 100% refund for cancellations made prior to April 13, 2024. Refund requests or cancellations made between April 13, 2024 and April 20, 2024, will receive a 50% refund. We are not able to provide refunds for cancelations after April 20, 2024.

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