What would it mean for you as a leader, if you had the capability, the will and the confidence to deal with any challenge that comes your way?

This program could be the game changer for your career progression, job satisfaction and, ultimately, your financial security. 

I've taken my 30+ years of practical leadership experience and created this program based on my tried and tested strategies; The 7 Pillars of High Performance Leadership unlock the secrets of exceptional leadership. 

I left my role as CEO of a multi-billion dollar business because I want to improve the quality of leaders globally - starting with you.

Leadership Beyond the Theory is Your CEO Mentor's flagship 7-week leadership program, designed to produce confident leaders who stand out from the pack.

The program is built upon Marty's 7 Pillars of High Performance Leadership, and is delivered through a series of short interactive video-based lessons, each week a different module challenging your thinking and behaviours. 

The concepts are deceptively simple, but incredibly powerful, driven from the experience of a successful CEO.

Each lesson delivers practical insights that will unlock your potential and exponentially increase your leadership effectiveness. 

From here, the results flow, and so do the rewards.

Our 97% student completion rate demonstrates both the value and the manageability of this 7-week program.

What our past students say

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LUTHERAN EDUCATION QUEENSLAND

DENNIS MULHERIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LUTHERAN EDUCATION QUEENSLAND

"I don’t think there is anything else like Leadership Beyond the Theory on the market. You look out there and there’s not a lot of simple, practical, online leadership education of this quality to be found. I think you’ve found a real niche.”
HEAD OF LIDDELL POWER STATION, AGL ENERGY

VAHID POURGHADIRI

HEAD OF LIDDELL POWER STATION, AGL ENERGY

“Leadership Beyond the Theory gave me the tools I needed to pitch myself to the next level. I used them, and it worked.”
MANAGING CONSULTANT (PUBLIC RELATIONS),  GROUND

KATE BADDELEY

MANAGING CONSULTANT (PUBLIC RELATIONS), GROUND

"I'm already finding it incredibly beneficial to my career as I step into a new leadership role. It's boosted my confidence and given me simple, easy to understand concepts that I can apply daily. Now I know how to get the best out of my team."
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY, FIRE AND RESCUE NSW

ROGER MENTHA

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY, FIRE AND RESCUE NSW

“I actually got a hell of a lot out of the program. For someone who is at the same level as me considering the program, I’d say 100% do it.”
DIRECTOR, SECUREWORKS SECURITY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ROMANIA

RADU LEONTE

DIRECTOR, SECUREWORKS SECURITY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ROMANIA

"What really resonated with me was the fact that Marty has been in the trenches as a CEO. There are plenty of books and programs written by people who are just full of theory but they’ve never actually practiced this job and they don’t have real world experience.”
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, LUTHERAN EDUCATION QLD

KERRYN SIMPFENDORFER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, LUTHERAN EDUCATION QLD

“I would definitely recommend people in the same team or organisation going through the program together. Now we have this new language that we are using with each other every day, and that’s going to help us to change our behaviours.”
PROJECT MINE GEOLOGIST, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES

JORDAN BIGLIN

PROJECT MINE GEOLOGIST, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES

"The program is definitely worth doing. It’s given me confidence, knowledge of the corporate world, and a lot of tools to use, so I’ll definitely be going back to the lessons and resources regularly throughout my career.”
HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL

DANNY HOVEY

HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL

"If you want a tactical value return, put a handful of your leaders through LBT. But I can guarantee you, if you were able to institutionalise the program, you would create a highly constructive culture, which would deliver immense value to any organisation.”
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (REAL ESTATE), AURIZON

DAMIEN BOCK

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (REAL ESTATE), AURIZON

"The program didn’t just change my view on leadership, it gave me a suite of practical tools and an awareness of core concepts that I can now use to build my career and personal leadership style.”
MANAGER OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, CITEC

JANE FRANK

MANAGER OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, CITEC

"What I found most valuable was being able to download Marty’s brain and listen to his inner workings as a successful CEO - I mean when would you ever get hours and hours of access to someone of his level & credibility teaching you their leadership secrets?”

Our three step process

If you complete all three steps each week, we guarantee that you will boost your leadership skills

  • Watch the videos

    Each week for seven weeks, you will gain access to a new module that consists of easy-to-follow videos with accompanying worksheets and resources. We recommend allowing 30 minutes each day. This will allow time to reflect on the content, and integrate the techniques into your existing leadership repertoire.

  • Build your network

    Exchange ideas and have discussions on best practice with your cohort in a private Leadership Beyond the Theory LinkedIn group. It is here that we will post Q&A videos, as well as extra resources that are required throughout the program.

  • Live Q&A with Marty

    Every Sunday (different sessions will run depending on your time zone) you will have live access to Marty through a Q&A video conference, where you will be able to further consolidate your learning of each module. While these sessions aren't compulsory, we highly recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the program

    • How to get the most out of this program
    • A message from Marty
    • Before we begin
  • 2

    Deliver Value

    • Introduction to Deliver Value
    • How to define value
    • Extra Resource: The Four Key Value Questions
    • Activity Vs. Value
    • Extra Resource: Driving Value, Not Just Activity
    • Simplicity and Focus
    • Extra Resource: The Six Rules for Simplicity and Focus
    • Better, Faster, Cheaper
    • Extra Resource: Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture
    • Building it into your team's DNA
    • Extra Resource: Sample Performance Standard
    • A quick note on the reflection questions...
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 1?
    • Module 1 Webinar REPLAY
  • 3

    Handle Conflict

    • Introduction to Handle Conflict
    • The #1 Career Killer
    • Extra Resource: Daily Reflection Questions
    • Winning Trust
    • Extra Resource: Things that create trust
    • The Psychology of Feedback
    • Extra Resource: The 5 Lenses of Feedback
    • Difficult Conversations
    • Extra Resource: Elements of a great feedback conversation
    • Extra Resource: Sample feedback conversation script
    • Extra Resource: Feedback conversation review template
    • Conflict in Negotiations
    • Extra Resource: Replacing negative emotions with curiosity
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 2?
    • Module 2 Webinar REPLAY
    • Follow Up Questions from Module 2 Webinar
  • 4

    Build Resilience

    • Introduction to Build Resilience
    • What is Resilience?
    • Extra Resource: Increasing your 'Apparent IQ'
    • Identifying a Problem
    • Extra Resource: Reflection after stress and adversity
    • Control, Influence, and the Cold Hard Facts
    • Extra Resource: Control, Influence, and the Cold Hard Facts Worksheet
    • Developing Perspective
    • Extra Resource: Questions to develop perspective
    • Grace Under Pressure
    • Extra Resource: Some useful links
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 3?
    • Module 3 Webinar REPLAY
  • 5

    Work at Level

    • Introduction to Work at Level
    • The Job at Every Level is Different
    • Extra Resource: Transitioning to a new level
    • Becoming a Professional Leader
    • Extra Resource: Depth and breadth at level
    • Leave a Level, Leave a Comfort Zone
    • Extra Resource: Knowing your strengths
    • Don't Dip Down
    • Extra Resource: Dealing with a micromanaging boss
    • Be Promotable
    • Extra Resource: Key tips for being promotable
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 4?
    • Module 4 Webinar REPLAY
  • 6

    Master Ambiguity

    • Introduction to Master Ambiguity
    • The Job of a Leader
    • Extra Resource: Making it clear for your people
    • The Dark Side of Ambiguity
    • Extra Resource: The decision making discipline
    • No Regrets Moves
    • Extra Resource: Finding 'no regrets' moves
    • Using Ambiguity to Your Advantage
    • Extra Resource: Ambiguity as a competitive advantage
    • Communicating Through Ambiguity
    • Extra Resource: Structuring communication in an ambiguous environment
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 5?
    • Module 5 Webinar REPLAY
  • 7

    Drive Accountability

    • Introduction to Drive Accountability
    • Your Success Depends on This
    • Extra Resource: Your Success Depends on This
    • One Head to Pat, One Ass to Kick
    • Extra Resource: Assigning Accountability Worksheet
    • The Role of Empowerment
    • Extra Resource: Rules of Thumb for Empowering your People
    • Accountability in Matrix Organisations
    • Extra Resource: Functional vs. Business Unit Structures
    • Avoiding Micromanagement
    • Extra Resource: Avoiding Micromanagement
    • Eat Your Own Dog Food
    • Extra Resource: Eating your Accountability Dog Food
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 6?
    • Module 6 Webinar REPLAY
  • 8

    Make Great Decisions

    • Introduction to Make Great Decisions
    • What Makes a Great Decision?
    • Extra Resource: Elements of a Great Decision
    • Speed or Accuracy?
    • Extra Resource: Decision Tracking Template
    • What's Real, and What's Just Noise?
    • Extra Resource: Eliminating Noise from your Decisions
    • Getting the Most From Your People
    • Extra Resource: Unlocking Your People's Potential
    • Communicating a Major Decision
    • Extra Resource: Communicating Decisions by Storytelling
    • Weekly Reflection Questions
    • So, what did you learn in Module 7?
    • Module 7 Webinar Link
  • 9

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Here's what's next...
    • End of program survey...doing this would help us a lot!
  • 10

    BONUS CONTENT

    • July Creating a High Performance Culture Webinar

Need help working out if this is for you?

We created this quiz to help you decide which career development option is best for you in 2019

TAKE THE QUIZ

Taking this program will enable you to:

  • Identify and stop non-value adding activities, providing strategies to deliver value both personally and through your team

  • Become a master at handling conflict by learning Marty's tried and tested methods, enabling you to confidently and comfortably have tough conversations when they inevitably present themselves

  • Build resilience using Marty's strategies to develop perspective, and learn how to acquire 'grace under pressure'

  • Transition from a technical role to a leadership role with confidence, helping you work your way through the challenges of leaving your comfort zone and making you the most promotable person in the office

  • Learn to use ambiguity to your advantage, while giving you the confidence to chart a course through ambiguity with ‘no regrets moves’

  • Empower your people in even the most complex of organisations through clear accountability, and eliminate micromanagement to enable them to perform at their best

  • Make decisions with confidence by using Marty’s strategies that keep your organisation moving forward and completely avoid analysis paralysis

  • Learn how to get the most from your people in decision making, and how to communicate major decisions

Is this program for me?

  • You aspire to be the best

    Despite the long hours, professional development and years of experience, many leaders know that they aren't yet performing at their peak. This program unlocks latent leadership potential.

  • You are lacking confidence

    When career-defining outcomes are achieved, your confidence will grow quickly. Nothing builds confidence faster than seeing results, and this program is designed specifically to help you deliver results, fast!

  • You don't feel in control

    If you don't feel as though you have control of your team and the results they produce, this program will help you take control and establish your brand as the leader who always delivers, and the boss who everyone wants to work for.

Martin Bishop, Chief Operating Officer

Strategising with confidence

Martin Bishop, Chief Operating Officer

"The most powerful benefit of Leadership Beyond the Theory is that I genuinely feel more confident to implement the leadership strategy that I believe is best for my team and the organisation."
Luke Schoff, Principal

Immediate implementation

Luke Schoff, Principal

"To sum it up, it just hit the spot for me. I’m halfway through my masters, and I do love theory, but this program was really practical, and that’s exactly what I needed. It gave me practical strategies that I could take and apply immediately."
Gavin Brady, Executive General Manager

Invaluable knowledge

Gavin Brady, Executive General Manager

"Martin picks up where the theory and models of my MBA left off by providing the context, real life examples and tailored strategies to deal with the decision or issue at hand."
Seth Rodgers, GM Strategic Projects

Real, No BS Insights

Seth Rodgers, GM Strategic Projects

"Marty's extensive C-level experience helped to pull back the iron curtain on the inner workings of the executive team and the board. This insight was not company lines but real, no BS insight into how senior people work with each other. These insights significantly accelerated my career by knowing how to deftly navigate extremely complex situations."
Owen Hanson, Project Manager and Business Consultant

Confidence building

Owen Hanson, Project Manager and Business Consultant

"Martin’s mentoring provided me with fresh perspectives, helped me unlock my passion through self-awareness and gave me the confidence to be an authentic leader and trusted advisor."
Shane Royle, General Manager

Creates clarity

Shane Royle, General Manager

A fresh, no bullsh!t approach to developing your leadership style delivered by an experienced, successful leader. Marty brings relevance and clarity to business related issues that go beyond the text to ensure you hold both yourself and your people to account and deliver results.

Your teacher

From university drop out to CEO of a multi-billion dollar business, Marty forged a successful 30+ year career working for a range of blue-chip companies across multiple industries. He demonstrated career agility before it was trendy, holding senior executive roles in Sales and Marketing, Finance, Strategy, and IT.

Best known as the CEO who turned around CS Energy, he led his team to implement sustainable culture change, driving earnings growth from $18m to $441m, a compound annual growth rate of 125%.

Marty has stepped out of his corporate CEO role to focus on his passion project, Your CEO Mentor, where his purpose is to improve the quality of leaders globally. A strong believer in the adage that "leadership drives culture; culture drives performance", Marty is committed to helping organisations deliver real value uplift through improving leadership capability, and unlocking the latent potential of the workforce.

A life-long learner with insatiable curiosity, Marty holds an MBA from the QUT Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

FAQ

  • How long will it take me to complete the program?

    A new module will be released each week for 7 weeks, after which you will have access to the entire program, for life.

  • How much does the program cost?

    The investment for Leadership Beyond the Theory (tax deductible of course) is $2,250+GST AUD. If this only brought your next promotion 12 months closer, it could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to you!

  • Can I go on a payment plan?

    Yes. You can pay the whole cost up front (and save a few hundred dollars), or you can go on a 3 or 6 month payment plan. We want to make this program as economically viable as possible.

  • Do you have a money back guarantee?

    Yes. We believe so strongly that you will benefit from this content, that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. You can find more info on that at www.yourceomentor.com/moneybackguarantee

  • Will I have direct access to Marty?

    Absolutely. Each week Marty will run a weekly Q&A session via video conference. We'll run different sessions depending on your time zone, which you'll become aware of in the first week of the program. While these sessions aren't compulsory, we highly recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity. It will give you a chance to ask Marty questions about that week's module, and gain any clarity you need to start implementing.

  • Why is this program different from any other?

    We think our students outline this pretty well in their case studies which you can find at www.yourceomentor.com/casestudies, but we think that this program is unique because it is taught by a successful CEO who has already walked the path. Marty's '7 Pillars of High Performance Leadership' distills his 30+ years of leadership success into a proven, practical roadmap. It simplifies complex leadership concepts, and gives you the tools to actually implement change.

  • Can I share my login?

    No. Whereas it is physically possible to share your login, this would be the same as ‘pirating’ any content (such as movies and music). We know that you are leaders with high integrity, and we trust you to respect this.

  • What will I receive upon completion of the program?

    You will receive a Leadership Beyond the Theory certificate that outlines the modules you have completed.

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