The Next Level Leader Program

Get Promoted
Get a Raise

Get a Challenging,
Strategic Role

Have a bigger impact and be a role model for women like you

In this virtual coaching program: 92% of past participants report that they achieved their Program Goal

Create a Strategic Plan

Get Clear on what role you want, inside your group/company or another. Position yourself and develop messaging to be chosen for that role.

Build the perception that is needed of you in the minds of decision-makers. (If you have been passed over, redeployed, or marginalized, we’ll strategize to overcome these challenges and get your Manager/decision makers to see your value).

 Be intentional – follow your strategic action plan to achieve your goal.

Six months of mindset and skill-building training

Webinar-based trainings give you detailed scripts and toolkits. Training is housed in a learning portal, available at your convenience.

Get approval and buy-in for your ideas. Inspire others to action.

Get a “Yes” the first time you ask  by having X-Ray vision into the needs of decision-makers

Communicate concisely so people immediately ‘get’ your ideas

Be invited to have a seat at the table across the organization

Own your Value. 

Free yourself of self-doubt, second-guessing, hesitation, and fear of others’ judgments

Fearlessly take bold action and ask for Next Level opportunities

Communicate confidently to big groups/executives even without all the answers 

Free yourself from perfectionism to be a Strategic Leader

Trust yourself to make decisions without angst

Source confidence from within rather than worry how others will perceive you

Authentically build relationships with senior level leaders

Find and ask for a sponsor.

Network effectively and efficiently in a virtual environment

Get known and trusted by advocates (both internally and externally).

Get your Manager to see your strengths and give you exposure in the organization 

Stay calm and composed – not react – to show up with Executive Presence

Detach from difficult or intimidating people.

Adapt and Lead others through Change

Find mental space, stay present, and have ‘big ideas’ even during crazy busy days.

Voice your inspiring vision to create followership

Articulate powerfully when thinking on your feet 

Show up as a confident leader even if you get caught off guard or feel disrespected

Weave authenticity into your interactions to create a culture of belonging

Shift from “spread thin” to strategic and elevate your role

 Become a visible and respected Thought Leader or Change Agent

Display an enterprise-wide mentality, collaboration cross-functionally   

Set up your next future role

Small group coaching and accountability calls

Get coached on your personal scenario twice a month. Be inspired by confidential peer mentoring with other rising leaders.

'Kick off the week'
Monday call

Get energized and inspired with this lightening round call – celebrate accomplishments and set your intention 


-Scripts to Get a Raise

 Success under Stress – copy of Dr. Melnick’s book and training to prevent burnout and preserve mental health

About the Presenter/Coach

Sharon Melnick, Ph.D. is a global authority on the advancement and retention of female talent. Her practical tools are informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School and field-tested by over 35,000 training participants.

With a team of multicultural coaches, her virtual coaching programs have a strong track record supporting white women, African-American, Asian, and Latinx women to expand responsibility, gain promotion, and achieve significant recognition for increasing bottom-line impact to the organization

An internationally sought after speaker, she has presented at over 200 women’s leadership conferences (she has even presented at the White House). Her presentations on Resilience, Confidence, and Influence are hailed as “the most valuable part of our women’s leadership programs”, including from client organizations such as Eli Lilly, Genentech, Merck, Procter & Gamble, Celgene, MetLife, NY Life, Novartis, GE, Sodexo, OmniCom, Morgan Stanley, Freddie Mac, and many others.

She is the author of the bestselling books Success under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive when the Pressure’s On, and Confidence when it Counts: Rise Above Self-Criticism and Bias to Make your Mark and an e-book From Pigeon Holed to Promoted. She is the CEO of Horizon Point Inc., an international coaching and training firm, and a certified diverse supplier.

Organizational Clients Include:

Horizon Point Inc. consistently receives the highest ratings for corporate training and coaching. Clients include:

Results from the Next Level Leader Program

After being stuck for 10 years, I got Promoted.

This program is the best thing I've done for my career in 10 years. After being stuck in my role for years, I successfully influenced to get a promotion within 4 months.

Jeri B.,


I got promoted after being passed over twice

I didn't get a Director position 5 months ago because I was told I was not strategic enough. Then I started this program and followed your advice. Today, my Manager started our meeting saying how proud she is that I've been showing up as a Strategic Leader with Executive Presence, and that she already sent a note to the new head of the department saying that my promotion needs to happen NOW, even if its off-cycle.



I have expanded my role and am more fulfilled.

I was pigeon-holed in my role for 10 years, and within only one month, I changed the perception my boss and boss's boss had of me. I've now expanded my role, am more fulfilled, and am helping to shape the way our company transforms for the future. Dr. Sharon Melnick is phenomenal and I highly recommend this program.

Jeanine F.,

Biotech Company

I got a promotion and both a raise and a bonus!

Now I think strategically, I choose the projects I want, AND my leadership supports me. Dr. Sharon Melnick is a Godsend. I made more progress in my self development and career progression in these few months than I had in years.

Paulette R.,

Astra Zeneca

It's totally worth the investment

This program is awesome. Senior leaders tell me they see me showing up differently and now I am leading high visibility projects. It's totally worth the investment.

Monica M.,


Exponentially improved my Influence within weeks

After I was ready to leave (my company) out of frustration. I have more impact than I even imagined. Leaders in the organization I could never reach are asking ME for my ideas. It is mind-boggling the way male colleagues and senior leaders just switched their mindset to now support me. I am leading initiatives. I have to do much less to be recognized for much more for what I deliver.

Stefani K.,

Oil Company

I got a role at a new company with a $20k raise. I got really good at knowing exactly what I want!

I got a role at a new company I'm excited about, and the salary is $20,000 more than what I was making! Now I'm at peace, calm, happy, and really confident about being able to make a positive transition. I've come to value and appreciate the things I do that I never gave myself much credit for - these are actual superpowers that set me apart from other people. I'm "owning it" and feeling powerful - not selling myself short or, thinking small. I really appreciate everything that I've learned and the support is going to be life changing for me. I'm very grateful.

Amie K.

I am no longer driven by a need to be perfect

I was always creating more work for myself even though I already felt overwhelmed. Now I have time to think critically, to ask questions, and build a better business strategy. I do it without spinning I feel more organized and prepared. I am stepping into a leadership role on the research team. Now the sky is the limit for me!



I got a next level role with a salary increase by putting fear of failure behind me.

I hadn't felt comfortable or safe speaking up or sharing my opinions. I use the "mantra" you gave us to step out of my comfort zone. Now I speak up more with senior leadership and take risks. And it has paid off for me! I got a role at a smaller company, with a lot more visibility. It was a step up to Director, with a salary increase!


This was more than I thought possible and it was easier than I anticipated.

Using the roadmap enabled me to achieve my long term career goal much faster – I was offered a senior leader role in the organization. This was more than I thought possible and it was easier than anticipated.”



I never could have done it without the guidance in this program.

I got a next level role and a raise, and now I am leading the function. I never could have done it without the guidance in this program.

Liz C.,

Fashion Company

Outweighs all other programs.

You can apply the tools Dr. Melnick provides right away. In an influencing situation that was crucial to my career, I had been getting a "No... I used the tools, and right away, I got a "yes!" Now I am moving the important work forward, and my manager approached ME about a promotion!”

Marcia D.,


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