for ambitious engineers

get rewarded for doing what you love

EXA Leadership Circle is a six-week online leadership program, designed to help you gain clarity about yourself and your career!

Early-bird discounted fee: $1498 ➤ $974 (35% off)
Early-bird application deadline: December 9th, 2022
Program dates: February, 2023 (6 weeks)

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 what inspired me to design the EXA's six-week curriculum to help engineers get rewarded for doing the work they’re great at.

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.

Testimonials

What graduates are saying about the program

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Jeremy Sim

Software Engineer @Google

LinkedIn

"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 six 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

LinkedIn

"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."

Lauren Albert,

Software Developer @ Shopify

LinkedIn

"Three programs from Exaltitude I found most helpful were the introductions to fellows, coaching from Soyoung, and the Live Sessions.
Greetbot introduced me to engineers with experience far vaster than my bootcamp or the one year of tech company experience. Time with Soyoung helped distill my most important tasks and how to stay focused during the workweek. Live Sessions gave me exercises for self awareness as I try to level up. The learning and support from Exaltitude helped me feel more ready to take on new challenges with confidence!"

Mayur Mahajan,

Cloud Software Development Engineer @Intel

"I was a mid-senior developer in the middle of finding a new job when I joined Exaltitude.

Through the program, I learned to view experience from the perspective of the companies and hiring managers. I realized I should highlight how my work helped not only my team but also the org. I also learned to back them up with data. I polished my interview answers with the new learnings from the program. To my surprise, I got a very senior-level position in my new company that I will be joining this month."

Derek Tor

Software Engineer @ Brex

LinkedIn

"After working in tech for close to a decade, I joined Exaltitude to figure out what I want to achieve next in my career. It’s easy to get distracted with work and other stuff happening in day to day life. The program helped me create space to focus on important questions—what am I looking for, how I’m learning and growing?

Now I think about how I can use the valuable lessons learned from Jean and Soyoung to help junior engineers at work, and it’s helping me grow as a leader."

Albertus Angga Raharja

Software Engineer @Stripe

LinkedIn

The past eight weeks have been transformative for not just my career growth but also in my personal maturity. Before I joined the program, I felt parallelized, not knowing which path to take in my career. I left the program with so much clarity and now I’m happy with my role at Stripe. 
Self exploration was highlighted on the website, but I didn't realize how powerful these exercises would be. I learned that more senior you get in your career, it is more important understand my strength, weaknesses and values. The lessons I learned through the program isn't something you can learn from reading books, and I’m so grateful for the program. 

Connor Leech

Senior Software Engineer @CommentSold

LinkedIn

Exaltitude was an amazing experience for me. The self-exploration exercises, like the vision board and values exercises, combined with weekly goal setting and hearing from other engineers helped me discover what matters most to me for my life and career.

It's really good to meet people in tech that are in a place of abundance rather than scarcity. The Exaltitude fellows are all accomplished engineers invested in growth and learning. This was a huge contrast from other education and job seeking programs I've been apart of where students aren't as sure of their abilities.

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Kalisa Falzone,

Senior Software Engineer @Dray Alliance

LinkedIn

"I've been a Software Engineer since 2014, and had recently started a new job as a Senior Software Engineer. 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. We also got good insight into different communication styles and recommendations for books and resources tailored to help us move our careers in the direction we want to go."

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Jin Woo Yu,

Co-Founder @Prairie Health

LinkedIn

"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

LinkedIn

"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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The EXA philosophy

how to maximize your EXA experience

We've designed the three core experiences to increase your learning. By attending all three sessions, you'll practice communicating in group settings, learn to listen to others, and get a deeper understanding of the curriculum and what it means to be rewarded for doing what you love.

Watch:
Recorded Lectures

Learn from Exaltitude's six-week curriculum, packed with thought-provoking lessons every engineer must master.

Share:
Group discussions

Reflect on the lessons through prompted peer discussions led by the Founders to digest the takeaways.

personalize:
Q&A Sessions

Ask questions about your specific situations to get personalized guidance from our founders and internalize the material.

Program details

Supercharge your growth

We've designed a FULLY REMOTE curriculum, so you can make the most of this program around your work schedule.
Expect 2-5 hours of weekly commitment.

Program Highlights

Weekly Leadership Circle Sessions:

  • Recorded sessions with exercises
  • Goal setting & gratitude check-ins
  • Live small group sessions with founders on Zoom

    Community events and talks:

      • Mastermind peer groups to build a deeper connections
      • Introductions with other fellows 
      • Ask Away channel for Q&A on Slack
      • Weekly additional events - Career Conversations talks, social events, AMA

      Program fee: 

      • 35% early-bird discount: $1498 ➤ $974 (until December 9th)
      • Get info on financial assistance here.

      Mastermind peer groups:

      Six-week curriculum

      Week 1 - How to avoid common communication traps as an engineer

      Week 2 - Get the recognition you deserve through self promotion

      Week 3 - Set your goals and achieve them

      Week 4 - Master influence without authority

      Week 5 - Evaluate your strengths, career, and life

      Week 6 - Find my values, dream role and job

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      It’s Time to Make a Change

      Either keep doing what you’re doing or take a new action. Gain clarity about yourself and your career goals, so you can be rewarded for doing what you love.

      Early-bird discounted fee: $1498 ➤ $974 (35% off)

      Early-bird application deadline: December 9th, 2022

      Next program dates: February, 2023

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      * Get info on financial assistance
      here.
      * The founders have not taken any salaries since the start of EXA and 100% of the program fees are directed towards running the program.

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