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HNS Accelerate

for women leaders on the rise

An innovative 6-month program that combines the latest technology, executive coaching and the power of peer coaching to unlock your potential and accelerate career development.

Want to unlock your talent potential by leveraging women’s unique leadership attributes?

We’ve discovered the catalyst that propels key talent to the next level through a multi-layered process. 

We change behaviors and challenge participants out of their comfort zones.

We follow a framework of structured accountability to increase behavioral change and ensure results.

We measure our results. We create business leaders.



Continual feedback including a 360-degree assessment and videotaping.



Join a cohort of women leaders to share insights, ideas, and inspiration.


One-on-One Coaching

Stretch your everyday thinking and challenge assumptions.


Skill Development

Develop critical areas such as strategic thinking, maximizing your impact and managing your inner critic.


Assessment and Goal-Setting

Comprehensive evaluation, including 360-degree review and development plan.



One full day, in-person experience. Participants articulate their value proposition and gain feedback on their professional presence through videotaped presentations.

Monthly Meetings

Through in-person and virtual sessions, participants hear cutting-edge speakers on key topics and report on progress against goals.

Individualized Coaching

Six hours of coaching to address unique development challenges.

Continual Reinforcement

Meetings with peer groups keep goals top-of-mind and inspire change.


Increased self-awareness, confidence and presence.


Knowledge to overcome roadblocks and limitations.


Strategic mindset and enhanced decision-making capabilities.



Women with a minimum of 2 years leadership experience who are on the fast track to greater responsibility

Sign up for the next session now!

6-month program: $8,100 

January 29th, 2020 -  June, 2020

Norwalk, CT

Meet The Team

Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD

Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD is a Coach and Leadership Consultant. She has over 18 years experience guiding clients to reach their full potential in fast-paced environments. She has a reputation for being a highly perceptive and results-oriented coach who helps clients achieve their desired performance goals. Her clients range from new managers to C-suite leaders in Fortune 500 companies and global non-profit organizations.

Karen Kirchner, MS, PCC

Karen has a track record of helping clients to effect meaningful, sustainable change.  She coaches leaders to identify the critical leverage points for growth, then builds in structure and accountability to help them achieve their goals.  Karen’s background in HR management grounds her approach in organizational realities.  During her more than 15 years of consulting, her blend of intelligence, insight and creativity has made her a trusted partner to a wide range of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to technology start-ups.

Denise D'Agostino, CEC

Denise brings practical approaches and a high level of energy enabling leaders, teams and organizations to perform and deliver. As a Coach and Facilitator, her authentic style builds trust, empowering others to engage in meaningful dialogue and gain insights that drive change. She is known to be compassionate, perceptive and challenging. Equipped with her extensive HR Business Partner experience and certifications in multiple psychometrics, Denise is well poised to help clients reach their fullest potential.


The full day and half day sessions will be held at the beautiful LaKota Oaks and Resort set on 66 acres of rolling hills, meadows and woods.



LaKota Oaks 

32 Weed Avenue

Norwalk, CT

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