Frequently Asked Questions

The Trusted Leader Lab is a module-based program, with modules starting every couple months. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on when the next sessions are held.

The Trusted Leader Lab is comprised of three core modules: (1) The Trusted Leader , (2) The Trusted Partner, and (3) The Trusted Visionary. Each module is five weeks long,  providing you with a progressive way of learning practical skills that focus on different aspects of trust-centered leadership, from leading yourself, to leading another, to leading at scale. The practical content for each week varies. The Trusted Leader Lab is about apply that content in your day-to-day, and you’ll find yourself engaging with the content again and again in your daily life at work.

No problem!  That doesn’t mean you’re not a leader. The Trusted Leader Lab is designed to provide you with a flexible framework that can be used in leadership even if you don’t have a formal title.  Now is a great time to start building those skills so when you do step into a formal leadership or management role, you’ll be prepared to get to work and lead your team to success.

The Trusted Leader Lab is built on the premise that we all learn best by doing – that giving you the content is the bare minimum.  Here, we go far beyond that, and you’ll not only be working with an accountability team, but you’ll be engaging with a process that will catalyze and develop the leadership habits you’ll need to continually grow as a leader for the rest of your life.  

The Trusted Leader Lab is a space to engage with practical, repeatable exercises that allow you to apply your learnings and practice the skills needed to be a Trust-Centered Leader.  A key component of our curriculum is also the practical application. It’s not enough to just work on your leadership in the theoretical context of a classroom: you need to go out and engage with the people you seek to lead.  We have found this the fastest and most effective way for you to develop these critical skills and we’re here to support you in that endeavor.

The Trusted Leader Lab is geared towards emerging, mid-level, and senior leaders. Our framework is designed in a way that you can apply the lessons as the leader you are today to develop into the leader you seek to become. Leadership is a skill, just like writing code or cooking, and the best way to learn and develop your leadership skills is to commit to a consistent practice in a supportive setting – which is exactly what you’ll do in the Trusted Leader Lab

The Trusted Leader Lab is looking for people who have a posture of generosity and are looking to develop the skills necessary to lead others.

We’re looking for people that have life experience working in teams and want to level up their ability to lead and make an impact on the world.

Most of all, we’re looking for people like you who read the FAQ’s and are willing to commit and follow through with the entirety of the program.

You can sign up to get notifications on upcoming cohorts right here.

We do offer team-based cohorts for 4+ people at a premium rate.  Please contact us for pricing and availability.

The base cost of each module of the Trusted Leader Lab is currently $2,395, and you can find our full pricing structures here.

Our participants have told us they spent about 6-9 hours on average per week working on the course, spread out between 3 hours of meetings and 3-6 hours of working on their projects.

We know this is an investment, but when you’ve got skin in the game, and the stakes are raised, it’s likely that you and everyone else in the program will be committed to doing the work needed to level up and grow.  We’re not promising easy answers, just ones that work.

Make sure when you talk to your boss/manager/HR rep, you focus on the benefits that are most vital to your specific situation.

To get you started, here’s a “Letter to your Boss.” You can make a copy of this, or cut and paste, and then customize to your heart’s content.  Good luck!

There are no other costs, as long as you have access to a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, a webcam, an internet connection capable of streaming audio/video, and Zoom, a free, online video-conferencing app that you can run on your digital device.  

Most definitely!  You may also consider making the Trusted Leader Lab a team or organizational learning opportunity with a private corporate session. Contact us for details. 

If you and two other leaders would like to sign up together, we’re happy to offer you a fourth seat free.  Just email us at hello@thebrightspottrust.com and let us know you’re all joining together and we’ll send you a special link for registration.

We’re so confident in our framework that if you have gone through an entire module, shipped all of your projects, and you still feel like the Trusted Leader Lab wasn’t effective, email us at refunds@thebrightspottrust.com and we’ll happily refund 100% of your registration.

We’ve designed the Trusted Leader Lab with you in mind.  We’ve run much more intensive workshops for full-time executives with families, and have seen a 97% completion rate.  So in comparison, while this is definitely an investment in time, we believe that you will find the time to make this work. 

No.  Having you regurgitate the same material we give you helps no one.  The most effective way of learning is by doing, so while there are no tests, you will have to do the work to see the change that you’re seeking.

The honest truth?  So are we.  But we’ve made the commitment as professionals to show up and help you show up as well. 

That tension you’re feeling? The fear? Those are all signs that you’re on the right place for growth. 

Great!  We’re glad you’re confident in your leadership ability.  

However, leadership is a journey, not a destination. It’s a skill that you can continue to hone over a lifetime.  If there’s any doubt that you can still grow and learn, we encourage you to sign up for the Trusted Leader Lab. Our Trust-Centered Leadership frameworks apply to emerging leaders as well as seasoned professionals leading at scale.  We’re also so confident that the Trusted Leader Lab is worth it, we’re pleased to offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

You’re right, there’s no one-size-fits-all leadership, and I’m sure you and your team are unique, diverse individuals.  Part of being a good leader is knowing how to adapt and pivot, and our coursework is based on that philosophy. 

The Trusted Leader Lab is built on flexible frameworks and strategies, not specific scripts, answer keys, or prescribed solutions, so all of our material is flexible enough to hold up in many different situations leaders might find themselves in.    

We’ve found that especially for the first module, students report immediate boosts in confidence and the way that they show up at work. That said, leaders are all imperfect human beings, and you’ll find that these are all processes that take continual practice and refinement to see maximum benefit. 

Naturally, it’s fine for you to share what you learn (e.g., breakthroughs, insights, concepts) with your team. If you want them to view the videos, see the projects and worksheets, or take a look at the discussion threads in Slack, we would request that they sign up and fully participate in the Trusted Leader Lab. 

We’re all professionals here, and it’s very unprofessional to share other people’s work with the world at large without their permission.  We trust that you’ll do the right thing.  

For our students’ convenience, we have made it easy to download the videos because quite a few people are on slow / expensive internet connections that make streaming prohibitive.  We also are happy to grant you lifetime access to the material as we understand leadership is a skill you continue to grow over your entire life.        

We recognize that this decision leaves us vulnerable to piracy and theft, but that’s a risk that we are willing to take to make the work more accessible. Again, we trust that you will do the right thing.

We’ll be delighted to offer you a digital certificate of completion when you successfully complete each module of the Trusted Leader Lab, or mail one to you directly if you’d like.  Please be aware that we do require your attendance at 90% of the synchronous meetings as well as 100% completion of shipped projects.

When you’ve completed all three Trusted Leader Lab modules, you’ll also be eligible for certification as a Trust-Cenetered Leader.

Even better than credentials though, we encourage you to find a cohort in the Lab who will personally vouch for your contributions.

While we deeply value any and all recommendations of our programs and are incredibly grateful, we have decided to stay away from affiliate programs as it tends to incentivize the wrong type of behavior. 

No worries, dear friend.  Please email us at: hello@thebrightspottrust.com and Lisa or Rick will respond to you as soon as possible.