For ambitious Engineers who want to get to the next level

EXA Leadership Circle is a six-week program, designed to help you unlock your full potential as an engineer

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Program dates: February, 2022 (FULL)
Program dates: April, 2022 (Applications Open)

Who is this for?

a program Designed for Ambitious Engineers

You’re technically strong and feel comfortable building and shipping products as an engineer. But you don't know where to go next. You ask yourself if you should pursue a role as a manager or a tech lead, or wonder what other options are out there? 

If you don’t know where you want to go, but just run fast, you can end up nowhere fast.

common misbelief

Don’t mistake motion for progress

Engineers often think they need more technical skills to get to the next level. They study data structures, ML, Web3, or other hot technologies. For most engineers, that’s not what helps them get to the next level.

Being technically strong alone isn’t going to help you get to the next level.

get expert support

Stop Second-Guessing Yourself

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Hi, I'm Jean!

I'm the Founder of Exaltitude. I’ve been working in tech for the past 15 years as an engineer, an engineering manager, and a team-builder. I was the 19th engineer at WhatsApp and worked with Facebook for six years after the $19B acquisition.

I’ve mentored and coached many Software Engineers and Managers from diverse backgrounds. Over time, I started seeing patterns. Many people are searching for clarity — Where am I going and how do I get there? That's why I designed the EXA's six-week curriculum to supercharge your growth.

Learn more about the founding story
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Hi, I'm Soyoung!

I’ve been a top level sales professional and I started coaching in 2014. As a coach and a mother of four, I am passionate about helping people reach their highest potential. Unleashing people’s secret powers is my secret power.

At Exaltitude, I lead trainings like goal planning, productivity, and leadership development. In my spare time, I read, shuffle-jog and cook pescetarian keto meals for my family.


What graduates are saying about the program

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Jeremy Sim

Software Engineer @Google


"For anyone new to tech, new to leadership, or simply looking for ways to level up as a human being, EXA is a godsend. The founders Jean and Soyoung are deeply experienced in their fields; just having access to their sage insight for eight weeks is well worth the cost. Think of what it's like to have a thoughtful, articulate, caring senior engineering manager in your corner for the rest of your career. Add in the joy of learning and growing alongside a group of diverse, motivated new friends, and the benefits should be self-evident.

I landed an offer from Google shortly after completing EXA, and I couldn't be happier."

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Ocean Zhang,

Software Engineer @Intuit


"If I approach my engineering career like learning a brand new coding languages, then EXA is the much needed mentorship to help master it. Most of the resources online are like "Hello World" program in the "Getting Started" section of the doc, they focus solely on helping one becoming an engineer, rather than mastering it.

EXA is a combination of Stack Overflow (peer to peer answers), Senior Engineer's help (experienced mentorship), well written docs (tangible tools and example to try out) to help us write less bugs in this new language, known as our career."

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Kalisa Falzone,

Senior Software Engineer @Dray Alliance


"I've been a Software Engineer since 2014, and had recently started a new job as a Senior Software Engineer. I wanted to get a better idea of the next best steps to take for my career. During the program, I got valuable insights from Jean and Soyoung as well as other EXA fellows on how to level up in my career, identify my strengths, and promote myself. I realized that my achievements might be empirically valuable, but if I can't demonstrate their value they won't help me move forward. Everyone had really valuable advice both with work and life goals. We also got good insight into different communication styles and recommendations for relevant books and resources tailored to help us move our careers in the direction we want to go."

Phillip Chaffee,

Eng Lead @VoiceOps


“Exaltitude has everything to help fellow succeed. 

I joined Exaltitude to figure out what my next steps in my career should be. I have been working at a startup for around two years and was trying to figure out what to do next.

Jean and Soyoung’s guidance helped me figure out how I want to spend my time and what next steps I wanted to take. I also got to meet peers asking similar questions, which I really enjoyed.”

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Jin Woo Yu,

Co-Founder @Prairie Health


"Being a first-time founder is like drinking from a fire hose - you're learning on the fly how to become a better manager, and how to best support everyone around you. EXA equipped me with tools to communicate more effectively, set goals that align with my value, and build a better support network of people around me. It also helped me better understand my values, strength, and weakness. The tools EXA equips you with, and the people you meet through the program will go a very long way!

If you want to reorient and boost yourself, both in a professional and personal capacity,
EXA would be the program for you.

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Gabriel Song,

Software Engineer @Deliverr


"I transitioned from a Product Manager role to Software Engineering a few years ago, and I joined EXA with the question, "What should my Software Engineering career look like?" I learned about myself in the process of deep introspections and met a good mix of peers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels (Senior SWEs and people at FAANG and Startups). I learned many tangible skills applicable to work and personal life, like time management and goal-setting. Now I have a clear understanding of where I want to go and how I can get there.

Soon after the program, I got promoted! Thank you Exaltitude!”‍

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Program details

Supercharge your growth

During the eight weeks, expect 2-5 hours of weekly commitment, consisting of live group sessions, 1:1 office hours, a Slack community, and introductions to fellows.

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It’s Time to Make a Change

Either keep doing what you’re doing or take a new action - get clarity on where you’re heading and the recognition you deserve.

Start 2022 with the EXA community of ambitious engineers and experience transformative growth!

Program Dates: February, 2022 (FULL)

Program Dates: April, 2022 (Applications Open)

Program fee: $495

* Some companies offer employer sponsorship. See more info in the FAQ.
* There is no application fee.

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