Frequently Asked Questions

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The Program

How do I join Highrise?

There are a couple of ways you can get involved with Highrise. You can schedule a call, through which we will learn more about you – your work, your goals, and what you hope to achieve through the Highrise program. Alternately, you can fill out an application, and we will be in touch if we think you can benefit from Highrise.

When do cohorts meet and how does it work with my schedule?

Each cohort will meet at the same time for each session, and that time will be determined according to the availability of the group. When new members join Highrise, we take their availability and tailor the meeting times to that. 

How long are the group sessions and how often do they occur?

Group sessions will last 90 minutes each and will occur every other week for six months.

How much time should I put aside to get the most out of a program? / What is the time commitment?

To get the most out of the program, you should expect to spend a minimum of six hours per month across coaching sessions, event attendance, and the community: 

  • Two (2) 90-minute cohort meetings
  • Two (2) 45-minute peer accountability groups 
  • 90 minutes of personal development fieldwork
  • Optional workshops/community engagement

Does group leadership development work better than 1:1 coaching?

We find that group leadership coaching benefits far exceed what is possible in the 1:1 setting. With our cohort-based model, you get ongoing opportunities to learn from and network with likeminded professionals from different industries and backgrounds. This provides support – and accountability – creating a collective positive forcing function that drives progress.

About Highrise

What can Highrise help me with?

Highrise will help you understand your own authentic leadership, what holds you back, and how to bring out your strengths. This, in turn, will help you improve skills such as: negotiation, team management, listening and influence, giving and receiving feedback, managing up, and achieving a desired work/life balance.

What type of results can I expect?

The results you can expect depend on your circumstances, expectations, and trajectory. Folks who join Highrise tend to see increased confidence, refinement of skills such as negotiation and team management, and improvement in areas such as communication and professional relationships.

My company offers some resources regarding coaching. How is Highrise different?

Any type of coaching is beneficial, but Highrise has a direct relationship with you, not your employer. This removes the possibility of bias toward company goals on the part of your coach. Highrise only works with individuals. So if you switch jobs, or if you have a goal that is not aligned with your company, we can work with you without bias. 

In addition, in our group settings, you have the benefit of working with 10 or 11 other people that are from all sorts of different companies. You can learn from and practice with like-minded and growth-oriented peers who are not from your workplace, so there is a level of vulnerability you can have with Highrise you might not be able to have with an internal coach.


What do you get with membership?

A standard Highrise membership includes: 

  • The 6-Month Highrise Leader Impact Program, which includes 12 bi-weekly group coaching sessions, peer accountability in small groups, field work, and behavioral assessments and profiles 
  • Access to unlimited skills development workshops, led by expert Highrise facilitators, on a wide variety of topics such as negotiation, strategic thinking, and feedback skills 
  • Access to a community of peers through Highrise’s online social platform, including community meetups and networking events 

You also have the option to add features to your plan, including 1:1 sessions with your coach, depending on the cadence that you and your coach agree is right for you.

Is there any type of commitment required for a Highrise membership?

We ask members to commit to the full 6-month program and attend all 13 group sessions. We also ask that if, for some reason, a member is unable to attend a group session or peer accountability session, that they please communicate that as soon as possible.

How do I join Highrise?

There are a couple of ways you can get involved with Highrise. You can schedule a call, through which we will learn more about you – your work, your goals, and what you hope to achieve through the Highrise program. Alternately, you can fill out an application, and we will be in touch if we think you can benefit from Highrise.

How long has Highrise been around? What’s the difference between Highrise & other professional developing and coaching resources?

Highrise has been around as a company for two years – but our coaches have been working with clients for a lot longer. In fact, our coaches have a combined total of more than 100 years of professional experience! Each one of our coaches has been operational for more than two decades and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from working with executives at globally-recognized companies. What makes Highrise different is that we combine everything you need for professional development and personal growth in one program, saving you time and money. You’ll get top-quality coaching with your cohort, community events for networking, unlimited access to our skills workshops, and, to bring it all together, a dedicated member success manager to help you get the most out of our program and provide additional accountability.


Who are your coaches?

Highrise coaches are professionals with at least 20 years of operating experience and 2,000 hours of coaching experience. They are not full-time employees of Highrise; they are actually out there coaching other executives at Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Our coaches spend part of their time with Highrise because they believe in Highrise’s mission. We also make it easier for them to build relationships with their clients and focus on coaching.

How am I matched with my coach?

As you move through the Highrise application and onboarding process, we will place you with a cohort and coach that best fit your needs. Throughout our process, we will get to know a lot about you, and vice versa. We handpick our coaches for each member, and you'll always get an opportunity to meet with your coach before the cohort begins.

What if I don’t get along with my coach?

You will have the opportunity to meet with your coach before you begin the program, so you will know if it is going to be a good fit. Highrise is not a marketplace; each of our coaches is handpicked, vetted, and trained by us and brings decades of experience to the table. On the off chance something isn’t working with your coach later down the line, we will work together to find a solution.

Will my coach stay the same throughout my journey with Highrise?

Yes. At Highrise, we believe the benefits of coaching compound when you build and maintain a relationship with the same coach, so your coach will always stay the same. Whether you have an amazing opportunity that you need help with or a challenge you need a sounding board for, you will always have a coach that is steeped in your context and understands your situation to help you accelerate to a resolution.


How much does Highrise cost?

The cost of Highrise Leader Impact Program varies depending on the plan that you choose. Get in touch with us to learn more.

What are your payment terms?

We ask new members to prepay once their applications have been accepted. In certain circumstances, we do offer installment options as well.

Will my company pay for Highrise?

In short, probably. Over fifty percent of the folks that use Highrise have it paid for by their employers. Some folks have a wall-to-wall stipend they are making use of, and other folks learn about Highrise and the value we offer and we supply them with information necessary to make the case to their managers and their organizations.


How do I get this paid for by my employer?

We have all the information you need to ask your company to fund all or part of your Highrise experience. We’re happy to share that with you so you’ll be fully prepared to make that all-important ask.

How are your coaches selected?

Our coaches are selected for their experience and expertise in executive coaching. All our coaches are ICF-certified with over 2,000 hours of client-facing experience. When they’re not coaching with us, they’re at Fortune 500 companies working with top-level executives. They work with us because they believe in our mission, that high-level executive coaching should be available and accessible.

What if I don’t get along with my group?

Our coaches have extensive experience leading and facilitating cohort-based learning. In addition to meeting with your coach before your program begins, you will also have the opportunity to meet other members of our community so you can be sure Highrise will be successful for you. On the off chance something doesn't work out, we will do our best to find a solution.