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Become a Leader of Leaders
Unlock the full potential of your entire leadership team with C-Suite Elite - an exclusive program designed for CEOs who dare to think differently.
Become a Leader of Leaders
Unlock the full potential of your entire leadership team with C-Suite Elite - an exclusive program designed for CEOs who dare to think differently.
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Globee award logo alongside Stevie award women in business
2023 Stevie Winner Women In Business alongside Globee Award
When it comes to CEO performance, the stakes have never been higher...
When it comes to CEO performance, the stakes have never been higher...
 
The current pace of technological change and the accompanying wave of regulatory upheaval and economic turbulence has the potential to disrupt even the most stable companies.
 
In the current environment, the consequences of an unsettled or ill-prepared leadership team or a burnt out CEO could be catastrophic.
 
Now more than ever, the success of every business hinges on the resilience, creativity and adaptability of its leaders.
 
Yet the demands on you as the CEO and on your team have never been greater. From the relentless pressure to deliver consistent investor returns to the need to secure your organisation's long-term success, you know better than anyone why corporate leaders are grappling with overwhelm, lack of bandwidth and isolation. This has led to a staggering surge in CEO resignations across some of the world's most prominent companies.
 
Yet, amidst this intensity lies a remarkable opportunity for those CEOs who manage to remain engaged and energised to emerge as part of a new generation of corporate leaders.
 
The world-class leaders of tomorrow will not be defined by their youth or even their knowledge, but by their flexibility, their creativity and their ability to assemble and inspire exceptional teams.
 
As a CEO committed to excellence in this atmosphere of rapid change and possibility, you have the potential to disrupt the status quo and reshape your entire industry.
 
To achieve this, you need to cultivate time and space to think deeply and strategically - a space where you can solve bigger problems.
 
You need C-Suite Elite.
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Think Bigger
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Unleash Your Creativity
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Transform Your Team
Introducing C-Suite Elite
Introducing C-Suite Elite
 
C Suite Elite offers a rare opportunity for CEOs to step back, think differently, and unleash their full potential as leaders.

The program begins with an immersive 3-day retreat designed to equip you with the space and support you need to think bigger and solve bigger problems.
Guided by Alena Bennett, you'll challenge your assumptions, expand your thinking, develop a bold vision for the future and a plan to drive transformational growth across your organisation.

Then, with the backing of a select group of world-class CEOs, and personalised, ongoing support for you, your c-suite, and your board from Alena Bennett, you'll work together to turn your vision into a reality.

What participants are saying about working with Alena
What participants are saying about working with Alena
CFO,
 ASX Listed Company
❝ Alena puts questions to you that really make you think. She provides you with the opportunity to reflect on what you want out of your career, who you are, your brand, and your achievements, something that we don't really do as we move from one task to the next or one month/ year-end to another. ❞
CFO,
 ASX Listed Company
❝ We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are without you and your leadership to guide us through. You've made my life a hell of a lot easier. Thank you Alena. ❞
❝ We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are without you and your leadership to guide us through. You've made my life a hell of a lot easier. Thank you Alena. ❞
CFO,
 ASX Listed Company
Finance Director,
Design Industry
❝ The program provides a wealth of resources allowing you to learn, grow and develop into the senior finance leader you have always wanted to be! ❞
The C Suite Elite Experience
The C Suite Elite Experience
 
Ignite Inspiration
 
Immerse yourself in a 3-day retreat designed to inspire, challenge, and transform the way you think and lead. Held in a serene, exclusive location, this intimate gathering provides the perfect environment for deep introspection, strategic thinking, and meaningful connections with like-minded CEOs. Leave the distractions of daily life behind and focus solely on solving the big problems facing your organisation.
 
 
 
Ongoing Coaching & Support
Your journey doesn't end after the retreat. Over the following 12 months, Alena will be by your side every step of the way. Through personalised on-call coaching sessions that recognise that some opportunities can't wait, Alena will help you navigate the challenges of implementing your vision, providing you with the guidance and support you need to leave a lasting legacy.
 
 
 
 
Empower Your C-Suite
C-Suite Elite extends its support beyond just the CEO, with Alena providing 1:1 coaching for your entire c-suite and board. By empowering your leaders with the tools and strategies they need to excel, you'll create a powerful coalition dedicated to realising your vision.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What the journey looks like
What the journey looks like
Step 1
Join C Suite Elite
 
Simply complete your application form and Alena's team will be in touch to organise a 45 minute suitability call.
Step 2
Commit to Growth
 
Embrace the opportunity to think bigger and fully commit to your growth as a future-ready leader. Through the powerful combination of strategic exercises designed to unlock your creative vision and ongoing support from Alena and your fellow CEOs, you'll gain the clarity and the space to drive transformational change.
Step 3
Become a Leader of Leaders
Transform into a world-class CEO who innovates, inspires, and makes the impossible possible. Foster a winning culture, lead with resilience, and leave a lasting legacy of success.
 
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity. Secure your spot in C-Suite Elite today.
What participants are saying about working with Alena
What participants are saying about working with Alena
CFO,
 ASX Listed Company
❝ Alena has a remarkable ability to turn individual held beliefs, experiences and values into a strong sense of purpose about who you are and what you stand for as a professional, and how to articulate these as your point of difference going forward. Working with Alena is an empowered growth experience that unlocked numerous strategies to define my path to long term fulfilment and success. ❞
Finance Director,
Communications Industry
❝ Working with Alena gives me the perfect combination of an experienced mentor, who has her fingers on the pulse in all things finance and leadership, and a knowledgeable friend, who holds a safe space to provide personalised attention to my challenges. ❞
❝ Working with Alena gives me the perfect combination of an experienced mentor, who has her fingers on the pulse in all things finance and leadership, and a knowledgeable friend, who holds a safe space to provide personalised attention to my challenges. ❞
Finance Director,
Communications Industry
CFO,
Radiopharmaceutical Industry
❝ The challenge I was facing was to deliver the message to the executive team and achieve commercial outcome, which was pending for a long time. I like Alena's structured and 360-degree approach of thinking beyond problems and represent the situation as a long term opportunity. I like the structured approach that Alena and her team bring to the overall situation. She has both telescope and microscope view of looking at things. CFO boardroom provides the perfect opportunity for growth minded business and finance executives on looking at things from a very broad business spectrum.❞
Meet Alena Bennett
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Alena Bennett is not just a mentor but a transformation partner for CFOs.
She's an advocate for their potential, an ally on their journey to becoming world-class strategic leaders.
 
As a Chartered Accountant with senior experience across Australia, New Zealand and the United States, a trained educator, keynote speaker, GAICD, board member and a published author, Alena is the go-to for CFOs looking to elevate their performance.
 
Alena's mission is to help CFOs step out from behind the spreadsheets and step up in the boardroom. She believes that every CFO has the potential to become not just a numbers expert, but a strategic leader, driving their organisations towards success. This vision has served as a beacon for her work, guiding her as she helps CFOs become influential leaders, to find their purpose, to love their job, to balance their life, and to gain recognition for their hard work.
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Transformative Exercises to Shift Your Perspective
Transformative Exercises to Shift Your Perspective
 
During C-Suite Elite, you'll move fluidly through a series of carefully crafted exercises designed to uncover the unconscious biases and paradigms that exist within your organisation and your industry and approach problems and opportunities from new perspectives;
1. Mine Your Mental Models
 
Challenge the existing mental models that may be limiting your potential. Identify the mindset shifts you need to break through barriers and achieve transformative growth.
 
2. Challenge Your Perspective
 
Clear your mind and approach problems with a fresh perspective. Learn to think creatively and uncover unconventional solutions that can reshape your business.
 
3. Focus On the Future
 
Anticipate the challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Develop a proactive approach to navigating the rapid changes in your industry and learn how to capitalise on emerging trends.
 
4. Who Not How
 
Identify the key players within your organisation who are essential to executing your vision. Discover strategies for building a high-performing team and cultivating a winning culture that drives results.
 
5. Gather Your Allies
 
Gain the support of your board, investors, and the market at large. Learn how to effectively communicate your vision, secure necessary resources, and elevate your brand to make your ambitious goals a reality.
 
6. Nurture Personal Resilience
 
Discover strategies for nurturing your own well-being and resilience during times of profound change. Learn how to align your personal growth with the growth of your business, ensuring that your journey is both professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling.
Don't miss this chance to join a select group of visionary CEOs committed to making a lasting impact. Apply now for C-Suite Elite and take the first step towards becoming the Leader of Leaders your organisation needs.
 
FAQs
FAQs
A: C-Suite Elite is designed specifically for CEOs who are committed to making a lasting impact. If you're looking to solve bigger problems, navigate rapid change, and achieve breakthrough performance, this program is for you.
A: C-Suite Elite is not just another team retreat where all the responsibility falls to the CEO, or a conference day jam packed with talking heads and no time to implement. Instead, it provides a unique opportunity for you to roll up your sleeves and do the actual work of transforming your leadership and your organisation. During the immersive retreat, you'll engage in focused strategic planning and problem-solving exercises that address your specific challenges and opportunities.
 
But the real difference lies in what happens after the retreat. With C-Suite Elite, you'll receive 12 months of dedicated support from Alena Bennett, not just for yourself, but for your entire leadership team. Alena will work closely with you, your c-suite, and your board to ensure everyone is aligned, empowered, and capable of delivering your vision. This comprehensive approach ensures that the transformative work you begin at the retreat is carried forward, driving lasting change and success for your organisation.
A: The 3-day retreat is an immersive experience designed to help you think strategically, solve complex problems, and plan for the future. You'll participate in guided sessions, connect with fellow CEOs, and have focused time to work on your business. The exclusive location provides a distraction-free environment to facilitate deep work and rejuvenation.
A: Beyond the 3-day retreat, C-Suite Elite is designed to integrate with your leadership role. The ongoing coaching and support are tailored to your schedule and needs. The board strategy days and c-suite coaching sessions will be planned in advance.
A: By participating in C-Suite Elite, you can expect to gain clarity on your vision, develop a strategic plan to navigate challenges and opportunities, and build a strong team to execute your goals. You'll also enhance your own leadership skills and resilience. Ultimately, the program aims to help you drive breakthrough performance and leave a lasting legacy.
A: Yes, ongoing support is a key component of C-Suite Elite. You'll have access to on-call coaching from Alena Bennett to help you navigate challenges as they arise. You'll also benefit from twice-yearly board strategy days and c-suite coaching to ensure alignment and high performance across your leadership team.
A: Investing in your leadership development and strategic planning ultimately benefits your entire organisation. By taking focused time to work on your business and yourself, you'll be better equipped to lead your team, drive innovation, and achieve long-term success. C-Suite Elite provides a high-impact experience and ongoing support to ensure a strong return on your investment.
A: We're here to help! If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about how C-Suite Elite can benefit you and your business, please don't hesitate to reach out. Contact our team, and we'll be happy to provide more information or schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs and goals.
A: To reserve your spot in the next C Suite Elite cohort, simply click the "Apply Now" button and complete the short application form. Our team will review your application and follow up with next steps. As spaces are limited, we recommend applying early to secure your participation.
What participants are saying about working with Alena
What participants are saying about working with Alena
CFO,
Membership recreation industry
❝ Alena's guiding principles delivered with her genuine empathy has allowed me to elevate my leadership and personal journey. ❞
CFO, Multinational tyre manufacturer
❝ Working with Alena in the CFO Boardroom has helped me realise that as CFOs we reach our greatest potential when we emerge from the day-to-day operations and surround ourselves with people that can challenge our 'status quo' and become trusted advisers to point out our blind spots. ❞
❝ Working with Alena in the CFO Boardroom has helped me realise that as CFOs we reach our greatest potential when we emerge from the day-to-day operations and surround ourselves with people that can challenge our 'status quo' and become trusted advisers to point out our blind spots. ❞
CFO, Multinational tyre manufacturer
CFO,
Recruitment company
❝ Alena's empathetic leadership and coaching style challenges you in a way that ensures you stay results focused, whilst developing and growing your ability to lead with purpose and impact in a way where people come first ❞
Your journey to becoming a Leader of Leaders starts here.
Your journey to becoming a Leader of Leaders starts here.
 
The world is changing rapidly, and your organisation needs a leader who can navigate the complexities and seize the opportunities that lie ahead. C-Suite Elite is your chance to become the CEO your organisation, your industry and your team needs.
 
Apply now for C-Suite Elite and embark on a journey to become the kind of visionary leader that will leave a lasting legacy.
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