SELF: Senior Executive Leader Fellowship
What’s Next for your Time, Energy, and Capital?

The Cohort IV application will open Fall 2023  

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Addressing the Needs of MLT Executives

Clarity. Growth. Community.

After years of securing credentials, earning validation, and advancing wisely, you have arrived. You have the title, the financial security, and—most importantly—the freedom to craft “what’s next” in a way that is meaningful, rewarding, and authentic to the type of leader you want to be.

Gaining clarity for your personalized mission and vision as a leader is the fundamental question that executives of impact ask themselves. And even then, most fall short on road mapping and executing that vision.

With its apropos acronym, SELF is about personal discovery and attainment of your full potential at the executive level.


SELF provides high-impact, senior executives of color with a comprehensive suite of support when they need it most.

Personalized assessments to prompt reflection and clarity on your next steps as an executive

Executive coaching to help you devise a feasible, yet ambitious roadmap for your top aims

Career Agents to implement executive needs for wealth, presence, expertise, social impact, and target network access

Leader development workshops to strengthen the attributes and mindset you will need as a leader of impact

Executive-led small groups for greater support and accountability as you navigate your next steps

A cohort of senior leaders for an accelerating peer community of executives across sectors, roles, and experiences



The SELF-application is open to MLT Alumni *executives with senior leadership experience or comparable scope of responsibility. You must be an MLT alum to apply and at least two years removed from the last MLT program you completed.

*Qualifying executives have one or more of the experiences below:

  • C-level corporate experience (particularly CEO, CIO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO, GC, and CPO positions)
  • VP/SVP/EVPs 1-3 levels removed from CEO in public companies or at private companies that have scale
  • Responsible for annual revenues of $5M or higher as a Founder, Managing Partner, Director of LLPs, Director of LLC, or Director of Mutual Funds
  • High-ranking military/government leaders or national and/or statewide elected or appointed officials
Cohort Program Timeline
  • Application Opens: Fall 
  • Application Closes & Final Selection Notices: Spring
  • Onboarding: Spring – Autumn
  • Fellowship: Oct – Aug
    • Compass Week: Wed-Sunday Kick-Off Week in October

The exact Fellowship fee will be released along with the Application in Fall 2023.

Please note: Last year’s fee was $7,590 upon acceptance, either in one upfront payment or two installments. Applicants may independently seek sponsorship from their employer.

Fellowship Team

Shanna Kennedy, Associate Director, SELF

Shanna leads Fellowship development and team management. She resides in Greenville, SC, and is a graduate of South Carolina State University with a bachelor’s in Psychology and Strayer University with a master’s in Educational Leadership & Management. Connect on LinkedIn


Onix Nava, Manager, SELF

Onix leads Fellowship communications and operations strategy and execution. She resides in Chicago, IL,  and is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s in Journalism and Northwestern University with a master’s in Leadership Communication. Connect on LinkedIn


Leader Development Team

Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (BECI)  enables leaders to develop their authentic selves, live their values, and make a positive impact in their communities and the world. The team—comprised of certified executive coaches in leadership, communications, design thinking, and innovation —is grateful to deepen its relationship with MLT. The BECI-designed portion of the SELF program is designed to take leaders on a journey of self-discovery and leader development by combining 1-on-1 executive coaching with group coaching sessions and learning workshops.


Specialized Agents

MLT curated a group of leaders from the top organizations in sports, tech, media, consulting, wealth management, executive search, philanthropy, and board access. You will select 1-2 Agents to help actualize your most accelerating needs related to:


  • Social Impact
  • Network Strategy
  • Content & Thought Leadership
  • Executive Presence
  • Wealth Optimization
More Services

We encourage all Alumni to consider other MLT services, particularly:

Career Advancement Program (CAP)

Your path to senior leadership continues here. CAP is an intensive program for highly-talented, mid-career professionals.

Please note the key differences between SELF and CAP below.

  • Audience: CAP is for aspiring senior executives, who have been identified as high-potential leaders by their employers. SELF is for MLT alumni who have already reached executive or C-suite roles, and Fellows may even be CAP alumni
  • Outcome: CAP focuses on helping participants reach senior leadership positions or secure a promotion within the companies at which they are currently employed. SELF programming is personalized to help alumni from any MLT partner, background, or program achieve their individual goals—whether personal, civic, or professional—at the executive level 
  • Sponsorship: CAP Fellows must be sponsored by their organization in order to participate. SELF involvement is driven by the alum. Any alum can apply, pay, and commit to participating in SELF

Alumni Career Coaching

Accelerate your career with intensive coaching offered to Alumni at a discounted rate. This is great for alumni focused on targeted outcomes–promotions, transitions, and mid-career personal clarity.