ELEVATE YOUR PROFILE AND LEAD THE FUTURE OF FINANCE
The role of finance has changed. More than ever you have the opportunity to influence strategy, empower your team and reach successful outcomes. Yet, it can be hard to let go of old habits that are no longer helpful, and not get stuck in the weeds.
How does finance embed itself in strategy and what changes can you make that deliver the greatest difference?
How can you navigate change and complex problems confidently and make a real impact in your organisation?
How do you tap into enablers of your team, including appropriate frameworks, management tools, technology and culture?
That’s why we developed the Strategic Finance Leaders Program. Working with high performing peers and world-class facilitators, you will bring strategy and results to life through your innovative leadership and execution.
Ready to set up your career for success? Click the link below to book in a session and learn about the program.
WHAT'S OUR DIFFERENCE?
Our program is about implementation.
We will work with you from where ever you are now to diagnose your opportunities to level up, navigate roadblocks and celebrate milestones on the road to success. Our program includes learning and growthworkshops,weekly practical problem-solving sessions and a set of deliverables that help you genuinely make headway in your career and role.
Our expert team include professionals managing strategy, tech and finance projects every day - meaning you are only one step away from speaking with a leader who can help you progress in any aspect of 'strategic finance leadership'.
We have worked with hundreds of finance professionals in their development as leaders, partners and change-agents.
If you come on this journey to lift your performance, you will go through the following phases:
IS OUR PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU?
This is what our information session will determine but let us start by saying that we don’t play the numbers game. We keep our cohort small to delivera unique experience and we only work with highly motivated individuals who want to level up.
WORKSHOPS, MOMENTUM SESSIONS AND DELIVERABLES - Paced over a period of 12 weeks
Weekly Momentum Sessions- Never fall off track
Bring your questions to the table, keep your motivation up and witness consistent progress:
These sessions will be available every week for the duration of the program. They are your opportunity to examine opportunities and challenges with our facilitators, by leveraging the tools and frameworks you are introduced to in the program.
DEEP DIVE - Strategic Leadership Workshops:
Build solid foundations and set yourself up for success with our half-day immersion workshops:
Strategic Leadership Foundations
The Building Blocks of a Strategy Cascade
Leadership and Your Impact
CURRENT STATE OF PLAY - Diagnose Opportunities & Gaps:
Stage-Gate One at Week 6
Analyse and understand deeply the environment you play in:
Weekly momentum sessions to help you grasp all essential aspects of your analysis
Development of your Strategy Diagnostic - the Stage-Gate One of our program to be delivered on week 6 of the program
Presentation of your Diagnostic which will determine your planning and execution phases
PLANNING & MAPPING - Prepare Roadmap:
Stage-Gate Two at Week 10
Time to come up with a plan tailored to your current and future objectives:
Planning for Performance Change Workshop
Weekly momentum sessions to help you master your roadmap over the upcoming 4 weeks
Presentation of your Personal Roadmap - the Stage-Gate Two of our program - to be delivered week 10 of the program
EXECUTION PHASE - Growth & Implementation:
Debrief and Continue Implementation (Post Program)
Over the first ten weeks, you are continuously operationalising the learning, tools and frameworks through the practical design of the program, but as we all know, the first phase sets you up for a whole new world of opportunity.
Each participant will debrief with our team on their learnings with our team and explore their needs in executing the plan.
**Where suitable, selected participants will be invited to our Executive Pathways Partnership program for continued focus on realising results and development.
This program is a virtual classroom format primarily leveraging Zoom so it is critical that you have a device that is enabled to use the platform.
All sessions run at allotted times and cannot be moved so we recommend that you create an agreement with your employer to ensure participation.
The Outperformer helped me adopt a proactive approach on strategy execution and leadership
"Since undertaking this course, my profile in the business has raised immensely with the CEO and other leaders. I now feel confident in my ability to identify gaps in strategy and to create alignment in our daily tasks to help achieve business goals. I’m proud to have been praised for my ability to manage others to deliver genuine strategic outcomes and recognised for thinking strategically."
Kate Urlich, Finance Business Partner - Carman's
The practicality of the sessions has been a point of difference from other L&D programs
"We’re often stuck within our own ‘bubble’ in terms of best practice and innovation, but hearing about how other teams are operating along with some valuable learnings from the experts in the field has given us a bar to aim at.
Just seeing ‘what good looks like’ and having the practical application left to the team to work through has been eye-opening for a lot of junior and emerging members within our team. "
Kevin Sampath, Head of Finance & Planning - Hudson
It’s so easy to get caught in your BAU and forget about strategy, now I make time for it.
The program reminded me of the importance of "stepping on the balcony" to make observations. It has also helped me take full ownership of my role and involvement within the organisation to lead change in the strategy space.
Adopting a strategic thinking focus has led me to manage synergy, hypothesis and rationale on M & A targets that I used to positively influence and align with senior stakeholders around those decisions and reach great outcomes.
Paul Lobanov, Head of Supply Chain Finance - DuluxGroup
The Program has helped improve my standing with key stakeholders
"Rather than taking a narrow view and getting lost in the details, my mindset has now shifted to take into account the “WHY” of every decision and its impact on long-term growth of the company, therefore creating strategic value.
It’s great to see my assessments being sought after, and my recommendations being put into practice. The Senior Leadership Team has shown confidence and trust in my abilities, which I am sure will enable me to continue to lead strategic projects in the future."
Zeal Trivedi, Commercial Advisory Manager - TOMRA
This program sparks constructive thinking and collaboration within the finance community
"The Outperformer really knows how to challenge thinking and concepts, and facilitate all the learning sessions thanks to their expert knowledge. Our team has enjoyed having their thinking stretched through stimulating conversations with the facilitators and other participants.
It also helped formulate possibilities on data, modelling and automation, as well as diving more deeply and confidently into setting, shaping and implementing strategy. "
Steph Joachim, Finance Director
The team at The Outperformer were genuinely interested in supporting our growth
"The Outperformer put together a superb program that covered the breadth and depth of the finance function and presented it in an easily digestible format that could be accessed remotely. It is a unique and tailored experience, the facilitators were constantly tweaking their approach to ensure that any queries were resolved.""
Karma Auden, Director - Finance and Business Services - Canberra University
Brad Eisenhuth works with the cohort across the program in exploring and addressing the considerations for executing as a strategic finance leader, including building the behaviours and conditions that set you and your people up for success. Brad is the Founder and CEO of The Outperformer, an award winning consultancy in learning and development, and performance projects across team & culture, partnering & co-piloting, modelling & analytics, and automation.
ROB ARTHUR - Strategy, CFO and Transformation
Rob Arthur plays a critical role this program in harnessing the connection between business strategy, finance strategy and your role as a strategic finance leader. Rob is a Partner at McGrath Nicol in Strategy Consulting and has a long career in the field, including his recent role of GM Strategy at NBN Co.
You will be able to express your interest in the program after meeting with our lead facilitators. It is important that you and all other participants of the program have maximise the program experience, so the discussion will help our team and you work out if this is the right program for this stage of your career... If it is not, that is OK, we won't offer you a place unless it is.
Fees and program timeframes are discussed if the program is a fit.
*Note: The program fees are subject to change over time, however the price point of our program has been designed to be accessible to all talented finance professionals who are ready to succeed.