Professional and Mid-Career
Career Advancement Program
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Discover MLT's Career Advancement Program  

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Learn what it takes to advance to the C-Suite.

Navigating from mid-career professional to senior executive may be the most challenging part of your career journey. You are confident you have what it takes to be an effective and successful leader, but the path to career advancement can be filled with personal and professional roadblocks. MLT’s Career Advancement Program (CAP) is a 9-month program that gives highly-talented, mid-career professionals the keys to unlock their full potential and advance toward senior leadership roles in their organizations. CAP is an intense journey of self-discovery and professional development that includes:

  • Personalized assessments with actionable steps to help participants advance toward senior leadership
  • Ongoing, one-on-one sessions with executive coaches
  • An intensive, week-long, leadership seminar
  • Rigorous practice and real-world business simulations in a supportive, yet challenging, environment
  • Sustainable strategies and tools for professional growth and development
  • A cohort of peers representing various industries and functions

Bring the Career Advancement Program (CAP) to Your Organization

If you’re interested in bringing CAP to talented professionals in your organization, click here to submit a partner inquiry. Participants must be nominated by their managers or senior leaders.

If you are seeking self-sponsorship, please contact us directly at

Please reach out to our team to inquire about reserving seats in our upcoming cohorts.

Professional and Mid-Career
Meet Some of our CAP Alumni:
CAP pushed [Fellow] boundaries in the best of ways. We left with a deeper sense (and confidence) of how to stand firm and go deeper individually and as a community on the quest for...
Career Advancement Program 2018
Director, Social and Community Impact (Jordan Brand) at Nike
The MLT CAP program is a rewarding journey. It taught me self reflection at an important time in my career (as well as a moment in time in the world). I feel like I am a more well...
Career Advancement Program 2020
Corporate Controller at Ring

of managers would recommend CAP to other managers seeking to improve the skills, confidence, and overall performance of their employees



of Fellows reported that they now have frameworks, methods, or concepts that will help them make future business decisions



of MLT CAP Fellows have received a promotion or excellent performance review since completing CAP

CAP Program Details

Throughout your CAP experience, you will address critical performance and behavioral gaps through intensive learning courses delivered using a phased approach.

Phase 1: Assessment and Awareness — CAP Fellows undergo a comprehensive assessment that includes input from their managers. Fellows also begin the one-on-one executive coaching process during this phase.

Phase 2: Experiential Learning — Fellows attend the Leadership Horizon Seminar (LHS), which covers key CAP curriculum elements. At LHS, Fellows learn from world-renowned business leaders, grow their networks, and receive peer feedback in a safe environment. Fellows continue their executive coaching sessions. During in-person programming, the seminar is a six-day, in-residence learning experience. In the virtual context, sessions are spread across a duration of approx. six months.

Phase 3: Reflection and Action —  Fellows begin their practicum period of individual reflection and application. Key concepts and principles are applied “on the job” and in personal settings. Fellows participate in a leadership lesson series, continue executive coaching sessions, and receive LHS post-work curriculum resources that reinforce learnings from the previous phases.  

Phase 4: Ongoing Networking and Development — Upon completion of CAP, Fellows receive a final verbal outcomes report with a personalized evaluation that chronicles their professional development journey. To commensurate, Fellows are invited to a CAP Graduation and Closing Ceremony, and welcomed into the distinguished MLT Alumni Community.

Meet Your Career Advancement Program Team

Patricia Hayling Price 
Advisor and Facilitator, MLT Executive Programs

Patricia Hayling Price is an executive coaching and leadership consultant supporting individuals and organizations wishing to reach higher levels of effectiveness and reward.  She is an instructor; developer and Managing Director for Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s (MLT’s) Executive Programs.  Patricia has enjoyed working with MLT since November of 2006 where the opportunity to design, deliver and grow CAP has been a joy and a privilege. She believes that “to become an aware leader, it can be most useful to have a qualified personal champion to help you discover what is stopping you from being unstoppable; to help you explore the possible, fine-tune your image and enhance your relationship with yourself and others. 1:1 coaching is a journey that can open an untold door.”

Patricia honed her skills while building a stellar career at IBM, working for over two decades across numerous domestic and global leadership roles.  Her early years on stage and television contribute to her keen sense for image and communication development for her clients.  In her private practice she has delivered assessments, workshops, and coaching for mid-level managers, senior leaders and teams from MasterCard, Viacom-BET, Pace University Center for NFP Leadership, Bank of America, GWI, Mellon Bank, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs, Heidrick & Struggles, Rodman and Renshaw, MMC, Reed Elsevier (LexisNexis) and Media6Degrees among others.

She has been a speaker and facilitator for MasterCard’s Global Woman’s Leadership Summit, Cornell Univ. Graduate Woman’s Leadership Summit, National Association of Black Women Attorney’s, ELC’s Black Women on Wall Street Symposium, and The Westchester/Fairfield Executive Women’s Society.  Her coaching column has been featured in the Network Journal News.  In 2010 she was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” conducting a live coaching for the Career Advancement Program.

She and her husband recently celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of a son who is attending Harvard University and a daughter who recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.


Meron Hailu
Director, Executive Programs

Meron Hailu is a recent MPA graduate from Columbia University. Prior to joining MLT, Meron was a contracted Program Manager at, Google’s philanthropic arm, where she developed social impact measurement tools, systems, and processes for their grantmaking and employee volunteering initiatives. Meron holds experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, with a deep passion for advancing socioeconomic mobility for underserved communities. 

She is local to the DC Metropolitan area. Outside of the office, she spends time reading stimulating non-fiction to learn more about the world and exploring to find new parks and eateries.


Samantha Bala-Ndimal
Associate Director, Executive Programs

Samantha is passionate about mental health and is dedicated to leveraging her experience in the mental health field to navigate the corporate sector. Along with her counseling experience, Samantha has a background in sales and project management.

 She graduated from Liberty University with her bachelor’s in psychology and later graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arkansas. She is currently working on her enneagram coaching certification and hopes to provide life and relationship coaching services to underrepresented communities.

When she’s not working, you can find Samantha on a hiking trail, playing pickleball, trying out the newest local restaurant, or planning a trip with friends. 


Majo Cardenas
Associate, Executive Programs

Majo is a Mexico native who strives to provide a supportive community to empower other first-generation Latines. She attended Florida State University and focused her studies on how ICT is aiding social collaboration in Latin America. Majo began her career at Luis Hess in data management and reporting. She has a background in paralegal services where she drafted motions and other applications to assist attorneys in immigration and family law completion. Majo is also a self-taught sustainability fashion designer. She enjoys hosting community sewing events that help provide clothing to those in need.

Her diverse background, high level of emotional intelligence, and ability to quickly adjust to shifting priorities will be an asset to the Executive Programs team!

Majo is located in Denver, Colorado and we are so excited to have her! 


Kennedy Jones
Senior Program Manager, Executive Programs

Kennedy Jones is a strategic, empathetic leader with over five years of professional experience in communication, consulting, learning development, and education. She brings value with extensive experience in assessing corporate processes via the lenses of program management, communication, and learning and development. 

Kennedy is also skilled in strategic analysis and facilitation of diverse talks and development programs to achieve high-impact project results. Through program design and strategic communication, she addresses knowledge gaps and creates experiences and programs that empower individuals and communities to achieve more.


Milani Porter
Senior Associate, Partner Operations & Executive Programs

Milani Porter has extensive experience in event and project management. She is a versatile and developed provider of operational support for communications, experiential learning, and media environments. Her passion for empowering marginalized communities through innovative education, has led her to facilitate outreach efforts through creative arts, history, and storytelling workshops for communities in the Caribbean and South Africa. 

Prior to joining MLT, Milani managed the annual recruitment and booking of over 300 guest speakers for keynotes, panels, and seminars throughout the United States. Her international academic training throughout Europe and the Middle East has led to previous collaborations with HuffPost, Newsday, The Peace Corps, and NBCUniversal. Milani joined Management Leadership for Tomorrow in the summer of 2022 and currently resides in Washington, D.C. 

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