Launching Confidently into School Leadership

Launching into Leadership Online is the only course of its kind, designed specifically for female teachers and educators.

Discover the knowledge, tools and mindsets you need to confidently navigate your early leadership journey. 

March 2024 Intake Now Open!

Hey there, I am Jenny Cole and before I tell you about this life changing course, let me tell you who it's for;

►  Teachers who are taking their first tentative steps towards leadership. Maybe you are in charge of a curriculum committee in your school, or you are someone that other teachers already come to for support and guidance. Maybe you are an instructional coach or phase of learning co-ordinator. 

►  Teachers and educators who are already in middle leadership roles such as senior teacher, advanced skill teachers, heads of learning, heads of year or student services/pastoral care managers. 

► Leaders in their first 3 years who are wanting to feel more comfortable and competent in their role.

If that sounds like you, then you are in exactly the right place!

Launching into Leadership will give you the inspiration, assurance and unwavering support to create a career and life you will love.



Let's do this

By the end of this program you will have:

◼︎ created a a clear vision of how you want to lead and a roadmap for getting there. Or maybe you will decide that leadership is not for you and that's OK too.

◼︎ discovered your own personal leadership style and strengths allowing you to lead with authenticity..... so no one can say you've changed now that you're a leader! 

◼︎ developed the confidence and self-belief to overcome those pesky doubts that you are not good enough, experienced enough or that you don't have enough knowledge to be a leader.

◼︎ proven strategies to support and motivate the people in your team PLUS hold them accountable - without the need for those awkward, challenging conversations.

◼︎ a tool kit containing a range of practical strategies that you can start to use immediately. 

◼︎ an understanding of how to manage your time and energy to prevent overwork and burn out. 

◼︎ learnt how to launch a rewarding leadership career, avoiding the mistakes early leaders make.

Book now for 2024!

Book now for the ONLINE course! Looking for the LIVE in-person version? Click here!

I NEVER want any female leader to reach the point where their wellbeing suffers because they are not properly prepared for leadership.

I have been running my amazing Leadership Development courses for almost a decade and it's time to launch more female educators, from around the world, into leadership.

Are you ready to discover the skills, mindsets and confidence

so you can lead in a way that feels right for you?


"I enrolled in Launching into Leadership because I was new in my role as Deputy Principal in a metropolitan setting and needed to develop confidence in my ability to lead with vulnerability and recognise my leadership strengths and how I could use them effectively. The part of the program I particularly enjoyed was the idea of managing the monkeys and telling myself that I did not need to have all the answers and, in actual fact, building the capacity in my staff to manage their own monkeys achieves better outcomes.

I recommend the program for any young, aspiring female leader that has ever felt like they are an imposter in leadership because the guided self-reflection done by Jenny Cole has assured me that I am where I am meant to be."

- Rachel Stamatovic, Deputy Principal

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Prices are in Australian Dollars and DO NOT include GST or taxes relevant to your location. These will be calculated on checkout.

4 Monthly Payments of


Four instalments

2 Monthly Payments of


Two instalments

Pay in Full


One time payment

Do you want to enrol more than 4 participants using a single credit card?

Book for 4+ people here

Do you need your school to pay and they need a tax invoice first? May incur admin fee.

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What's Included

Launching into Leadership is an 8 week online program.

Participate at your own pace, from wherever you are in the world.

8 modules with 40+ lessons


video lessons, worksheets + all the resources and support you need to succeed.


Bonus Zoom calls and personalised support 


Welcome Zoom

Prior to diving into the content, you will get to meet myself, Jenny, and the other participants via Zoom. Whoo hoo!

Launching into Leadership might be online and self paced but that does NOT mean you will be doing it all on your own.  

During this session I will walk you through the online portal showing you where everything is kept. I will introduce you to the private discussion forum and how you can contact me if you have questions. AND you will meet the other Launchers joining you on this journey.

All Zooms will be recorded and uploaded into the portal.

LiL Welcome Zoom
LiL Module 1

A New Model of (School) Leadership

Are you resisting leadership because the model "A Leader" that you have in your head is wrong? Are you worried that you will never live up to the expectations of what a "good leader" is, and does? Guess what? You can be YOU, using all your natural talents and strengths and still lead really successfully!

This model covers the research around the qualities of great contemporary leaders and how they get results. 

LiL Module 2

Leading with Authenticity

I want you to truly embrace your own personal strengths, leadership styles and emotional intelligence. This is the key to leading in a way that feels right and easy. By leveraging your strengths and leading authentically, it will ensure you will more effortlessly engage, motivate and develop members of your team.

Lessons include: 

  • how to discover your own style
  • how to know what your strengths are and put them to use
  • understanding the impact and importance of emotional intelligence
  • understanding the concept of armoured leadership 
  • how to notice when you are NOT being your best self and how that impacts on your performance 

Zoom Tutorial 1

Every 2 weeks we will join together again via Zoom to review the previous two modules. Jenny will walk you through some of the key concepts and invite you to participate in collaborative activities - carefully designed to embed your learning.

You will have ample opportunities to ask questions, share successes and learn from each other.

These Zoom calls will go for approximately 1 hour and Jenny will stay on the call to answer further questions for another 30 minutes. All Zoom calls will be recorded if you can not make the session live.

LiL Zoom Tute 1
LiL Module 3

Leading with Confidence

Confidence can be a real barrier to leadership success for women.  This module can be life changing for women who second guess themselves, feel like they aren't ready to lead or who get stuck in perfectionism. You will learn what derails your confidence PLUS simple, actionable strategies for dialling up your self-belief when it is needed.

Lessons include:

  • Why confidence is an issue for women
  • How to over-ride your brain when you feel nervous or unsure 
  • How to leverage your strengths to improve your confidence
  • How to notice the stories you tell yourself that impact your self-belief
  • The danger of perfectionism
  • The importance of "failing fast and often" to improving confidence
  • How to take confident action
LiL Module 4

Creating the career you deserve

There is a fantastic career out there with your name on it. This module helps you to understand your personal brand and the importance of creating a team around you, so that you achieve your ideal role AND thrive when you get there. In this module you will be supported to set a vision for your career/life and develop a plan to make it happen.

Lessons include:

  • Developing a clear, compelling vision for your career (and life)
  • Getting clear on your personal brand, what you stand for and how you want to perceived by others
  • The fundamental importance of mentors, coaches, sponsors and networks to your career success

Zoom Tutorial 2

The second tutorial Zoom will occur after Module 4. By now you will have had plenty of opportunities to dive deep into the content, research and worksheets contained in the portal.  Like Session 1, this Zoom will allow you to ask questions as well as participate in group activities carefully chosen to consolidate your learning.

These Zoom calls are 60 minutes long and Jenny will stay on the call for up to an addition 30 mins to allow for specific questions.  All Zooms are recorded and you can (re)watch later.

LiL Zoom Tute 2
LiL Module 5

Starting Strong

Do you want to know the mistakes that rookie leaders make, and learn the skills to avoid them?  In this module you will learn about the skills and processes necessary to start strong at every point in your journey.

Lessons include:

  • The importance of trust and how to build it
  • How to set expectations with your team and hold them accountable
  • The power of delivering clear feedback
  • How to establish and manage your own boundaries
  • Understanding the need for both courage and vulnerability in leaders and exploring what that looks like/feels like for you
LiL Module 6

Leading the People

Trust me... the toughest part of school leadership is getting the grown-ups you manage to behave! This module will give you all the knowledge and understandings you will need to adopt a constructive, coaching approach to leading people and bring about change in your team or school. Learn how to develop a culture of respect, innovation and collaboration that leads to results.

Lessons include:

  • Understanding a coaching approach to grow your team
  • How to avoid the  "Advice Trap" and telling people what to do
  • The critical skills of listening, empathy and curiosity
  • How to give feedback and still maintain positive relationships

Zoom Tutorial 3

The third tutorial Zoom will occur after Module 6. The previous modules share many practical tools that you may wish to try back in your school. In this session you will be encouraged to share your experiences and actions. Importantly you will be able to ask Jenny and the other participants for help and advice.

These Zoom calls are 60 minutes long and Jenny will stay on the call for up to an addition 30 mins to allow for specific questions.  All Zooms are recorded and you can (re)watch if you are not able to attend live.

LiL Zoom Tute 3
LiL Module 7

Leading with Balance

Leadership does not have to come at the cost of your personal life and wellbeing. In this module we will explore simple but proven ways to maintain your own physical and psychological health, avoiding overwhelm and burn out.

Lessons include

  • How to manage your energy and not just your time
  • How to use your diary and calendar to protect your boundaries
  • Practical tools for effective meetings
  • Creating wellbeing habits to ensure you thrive not just survive
LiL Module 8

Bringing it all together

There is no point learning a whole bunch of new skills if you aren't going to do anything differently. This module provides guidance to reflect on your key learnings and plan how to take small but deliberate steps into your best career and life.  Who is the leader you want to be and what is the next logical step to get closer to being her?

Zoom Tutorial 4 / Celebration

The final tutorial Zoom will occur approximately 3 weeks after Module 8 is released. 

Just like the other Zoom tutorials, Jenny will review and reinforce the self-paced content from the previous modules. The emphasis of this session is to celebrate your learning and progress and that of your peers.

These Zoom calls are 60 minutes long and Jenny will stay on the call for up to an addition 30 mins to allow for specific questions.  All Zooms are recorded and you can (re)watch if you are not able to attend live.

LiL Zoom Tute 4


Prices are in Australian Dollars and DO NOT include GST or taxes relevant to your location. These will be calculated on checkout.

4 Monthly Payments of


Four instalments

2 Monthly Payments of


Two instalments

Pay in Full


One time payment

Do you want to enrol more than 4 participants using a single credit card? Tax invoice emailed after registration.

Book for 4+ people here

Is your school paying by direct debit and they need a tax invoice first? May incur admin fee. Email

Email us

Hi I'm Jenny,  

...and I am a recovering Principal.

I became a school leader more by accident than design, I just said yes to every opportunity put in front of me. I found myself leading a complex school with challenging students (and staff)... and I was drowning.

I LOVED working in schools, but I was overwhelmed, burnt out and frankly no longer a nice person to be around. One day it all got too much. I was expected to follow pointless policy, care for my staff, make sure kids got a great education, parents were happy whilst meeting the targets of our business plan. Yet I had violent students, an upset parent community, a new national curriculum plus a bunch of exhausted and grumpy teachers. I’d had enough!

I quit – I literally walked out on the career that I loved.

There is a little more... ok a lot more... to the story than that... but 12 years and a heck of a lot of research later I now understand where it is that I went wrong and how I can stop new leaders like YOU falling into the same trap. 

Let me show you how!

Join me!

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Positively Beaming

“I enrolled in Launching into Leadership because I was relatively new in my role as Principal and needed to develop confidence in my ability to balance the management aspect of my role with the leadership. The part of the program I particularly enjoyed was time management and boundary setting and I now have greater insight as to how I can lead authentically as a caring person but use my time efficiently to lead my team to reach the goals and targets of our strategic plan. I recommend the program for any aspiring leader or new leader because it covers everything you need to know in an 8 week engaging programme with women like yourself.”

Principal L3

Positively Beaming

“I am so glad to have enrolled in Launching into Leadership because I needed to develop confidence in my ability. The part of the program I particularly enjoyed was the DISC self-awareness and it has given me greater insight and understanding of my strengths. I recommend this program to all teachers because of the practical skills that would benefit in all areas of our job. It will be the best investment that you can give to yourself and your career.”


Positively Beaming

“I enrolled in Launching into Leadership because I was new in my role as Facilitator and needed to develop confidence in my ability to be a leader of a group of teachers. I now have greater understanding of what it takes to be a leader and how to look at different situations through various lenses. I have also gained knowledge and confidence to actually put myself out there and stop hiding behind the walls I have built over the years. I recommend the program for any aspiring leaders because all it takes is a little confidence and the mindset to want to move mountains to achieve great things.”

Classroom Teacher and Facilitator

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This is not for you if you:

  • are an experienced or veteran leader, principal or similar
  • are not prepared to be reflective and take action
  • are not prepared to collaborate and share experiences with other participants in the course 
  • are looking to learn about policies and procedures
  • want a list of leadership competencies you can check off
  • think this is the magic bullet to you landing a promotion

Enrolment is subject to terms and conditions as stated. If you have attempted the first two modules and are not satisfied then your full purchase price will be refunded minus any credit card fees.  All materials are copyright to BEAM Consulting T/As Positively Beaming and available for personal use only and can not be shared or otherwise distributed without the authors written permission. Advice given is of a general nature and no liability or responsibility is taken for the way the information is used. Prices quoted are exclusive of GST and quoted in Australian dollars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some questions you may have:

I am confused about how this course works

Modules with all their lessons will be published in pairs, every two weeks, beginning with Modules 1 & 2. These can be found in the portal and maybe a combination of videos, worksheets, activities and slideshows.  You have a fortnight to work through the modules at your own pace and then we will discuss the content more deeply during the Zoom tutorials.

Once you have enrolled you will be sent a package of information containing all your login details, important dates, Zoom links PLUS the Welcome Zoom will make sure you are on the right track.

What if I can't attend the Zoom calls?

The Zoom calls and tutorials are an awesome opportunity to learn and practice but we understand that timezones, life and responsibilities can make turning up on time a challenge. All calls are recorded and made available to you within 24 hours so you won't miss out on any of the juicy goodness. 

How long can I access the course content for?

You will have unlimited access to all modules, lessons, videos and materials for at least 12 months - possibly longer.

Are there any assessments?

No. There is no requirement to memorise a bunch of facts or submit any assessments for marking. But we do ask that you take the time to reflect deeply on what you have learnt and complete the activities in the modules.

Can I claim this as professional learning?

ABSOLUTELY. At the completion of the course, I will send you a certificate of participation. Attendance at the Zoom events (either live or via replay) will be necessary to receive the final statement of training hours.

What are the course dates and times?

Enrolments are currently open for our March 2024 intake. Course begins Wednesday 13th March and Zoom Tutorials take place at 4:30pm AWST on the following Wednesdays:

  • 27th March 2024
  • 17th April 2024
  • 1st May 2024
  • 15th May 2024