Investing in soft skills, confidence, and relationships is one of the biggest investments a young professional can make. It is also the one that will have the biggest ROI - return on investment - for your career. 

Becoming self-aware and socially intelligent are things that will benefit you personally and professionally, and for the rest of your life. 

The Value of Being an SDE Student

ADMISSIONS

We design content for ambitious, diverse young professionals in banking, law, consulting, tech, or similar industries who have a desire to attract better professional opportunities to position them for the next level in their career. 

Those who take courses with The SDE want to be more confident - to own their power, polish their image, gain more respect from colleagues and senior leaders in the industry, and build a powerful network. 

Most of all, young professionals that come to The SDE are ready for more - for the next promotion, new role, title change, salary increase, or to lead more projects, people, programs and expand their portfolio. 

What Type of Student The SDE Looks For:

We realize that professional development can be expensive, especially when you are purchasing it out of pocket. The process for finding the help you need can be quite overwhelming.
 
The cost of courses and/or coaching through The School of Disruptive Etiquette is based on course prices, administrative and program management fees, supplies, technology, and materials - all costs that are incurred to deliver quality, customized content for each of our valued students.


Cost of Attendance

Costs to Attend

Aid Initiatives

The School of Disruptive Etiquette offers additional options to mitigate the cost of courses and coaching, to increase access and affordability for all students who desire career advancement. We offer course and program discounts, payment plans, client referral cash bonuses, and work exchange programs. 


Our courses are designed for young professionals who:

Student Profile

Are ages 25-35 +/-; Millennial and Gen Z generations

Identify with one or more of underrepresented groups - BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, Women, LGBTQIA+, and others

Work in, or are seeking a career in, the industries of: banking/finance, consulting, law, technology industries, or have a corporate role, or work in an office environment

Are upwardly mobile and navigating a new socioeconomic class

Are "First Generation Corporate" - The first person in their family to have a high-powered, high-paying job in Corporate America, and their family holds them in high-esteem because of the family's sacrifice and the young professional's achievement


You keep getting feedback from your manager, colleagues, and senior leaders about your excellent performance but they won’t ever give you more responsibility, appoint you to lead projects, increase your pay, or promote you.

You have been passed up for promotion cycles and can’t figure it out.  

You just want to be acknowledged, feel valued, and have your title and pay match that. 


Compatibility Quiz

Do any of the following situations apply to you?

1.  You’re Stuck 

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During presentations, public speaking opportunities, interviews, and networking functions you struggle to talk about your accomplishments, introduce yourself, or give your elevator speech. 

You just want to be the confident, and engaging professional you see in others and that you know you can be, if you just had the confidence. 


2.  You Shrink

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T-I-R-E-D of trying to be different versions of yourself at work as a person of color, and are exhausted from having to manage them all.

You’re SICK of stereotypes dictating how you show up at work and having to navigate around the uninformed assumptions and insecurities of everyone else.   

You just want to be authentically you - no apologies, no walking on eggshells daily, no unfair accommodations to make others comfortable. 


3.  You’re Over It

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Why? Because you don’t know what you don’t know. It isn’t that you aren’t working hard or that you don’t want to improve. 

You just want to be able to learn in a safe space, ask questions without negative consequences, and practice your communication and soft skills in a nurturing but honest environment to experience real growth. 



4.  You’re Frustrated

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As a person who is “First Generation Corporate”, no one in your family or current circle can relate to what you do, or what you’re trying to accomplish in your career.

When looking beyond your family, you are unsure who you can really trust at your job or when networking.

You just want a safe space to learn, ask questions, get real answers, and be yourself - to get to the bottom of it all, no games or surprises. 

5.  You Feel Isolated and On Your Own

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to actually apply and get accepted into The SDE? 

No. There are no application fees, personal statements, standardized test scores, or any other headaches that come with getting admitted. 

All we ask is that you have a genuine interest in learning, an open mind and a passion for becoming a better person and professional.  


2.  Do I get a real certificate or degree? Can I earn credits?

For each course or program you complete, you’ll get a certificate of completion honoring your participation in the course. The SDE is not an accredited university or institution of higher learning, no formal degrees, hours, credits. Check out our disclaimer here.

3.  I don’t work in banking/finance, law, consulting, or technology industries. Will taking a course or receiving coaching still be a good fit for me?

While the content we customize targets young professionals who work in the aforementioned industries, we’ve worked with, and are happy to consider the applications of, those who work in other industries as well, including non-profit, health, retail, hospitality, entertainment, and more. If you work in a corporate environment, office place, or for a hierarchical organization, then this program can help. 


4. I’m older/younger than 20s and 30s. Can I still take a course(s)?

Course content is designed for early career professionals looking to transition to mid-level management and/or embrace their leadership. If you are outside of this age range, some courses may not be able to directly provide the promised results.  

5. Do I have to be a minority to participate in the program and/or take the course? How do I prove it? 

The content for our courses is designed for underrepresented minorities, specifically women and people of color. If you do not identify as a member of one or more of these groups, this program may not be able to directly provide the promised results.  


6. I’m currently not employed/I’m self-employed. Would this course/program still work for me? 

Absolutely! Our courses cover critical core work that focus on a range of topics applicable to any young professional who is trying to make moves. You can desire a positive change or a “level up” within your current organization, outside your organization, you can be working to land a job at a new organization, own the organization, or to change industries or career paths totally. 

If you still have questions or are unsure, reach out and we’ll be happy to give you more information and help you decide. 


7. Can you guarantee that I’ll get a pay raise or promotion? 

Building your career confidence is the fastest way to accelerate your career. However we can’t guarantee that you personally will get any specific result because in the end, it’s up to you to do the work and apply what you learn to your life and your career. We fully stand behind helping you discover exactly what you need to do differently in order to accelerate the speed and increase your chances to get the pay raise or promotion you want. In fact, we’d be honored. Give us a try ;-).   

1. Do I have to actually apply and get accepted into The SDE? 

No. There are no application fees, personal statements, standardized test scores, or any other headaches that come with getting admitted. 

All we ask is that you have a genuine interest in learning, an open mind and a passion for becoming a better person and professional.  


2.  Do I get a real certificate or degree? Can I earn credits?

For each course or program you complete, you’ll get a certificate of completion honoring your participation in the course. The SDE is not an accredited university or institution of higher learning, no formal degrees, hours, credits. Check out our disclaimer here.

3.  I don’t work in banking/finance, law, consulting, or technology industries. Will taking a course or receiving coaching still be a good fit for me?

While the content we customize targets young professionals who work in the aforementioned industries, we’ve worked with, and are happy to consider the applications of, those who work in other industries as well, including non-profit, health, retail, hospitality, entertainment, and more. If you work in a corporate environment, office place, or for a hierarchical organization, then this program can help. 


4. I’m older/younger than 20s and 30s. Can I still take a course(s)?

Course content is designed for early career professionals looking to transition to mid-level management and/or embrace their leadership. If you are outside of this age range, some courses may not be able to directly provide the promised results.  

5. Do I have to be a minority to participate in the program and/or take the course? How do I prove it? 

The content for our courses is designed for underrepresented minorities, specifically women and people of color. If you do not identify as a member of one or more of these groups, this program may not be able to directly provide the promised results.  


6. I’m currently not employed/I’m self-employed. Would this course/program still work for me? 

Absolutely! Our courses cover critical core work that focus on a range of topics applicable to any young professional who is trying to make moves. You can desire a positive change or a “level up” within your current organization, outside your organization, you can be working to land a job at a new organization, own the organization, or to change industries or career paths totally. 

If you still have questions or are unsure, reach out and we’ll be happy to give you more information and help you decide. 


7. Can you guarantee that I’ll get a pay raise or promotion? 

Building your career confidence is the fastest way to accelerate your career. However we can’t guarantee that you personally will get any specific result because in the end, it’s up to you to do the work and apply what you learn to your life and your career. We fully stand behind helping you discover exactly what you need to do differently in order to accelerate the speed and increase your chances to get the pay raise or promotion you want. In fact, we’d be honored. Give us a try ;-).   

Admissions FAQs

1. How long is each trimester? 

Each trimester is 2 months long (inclusive of breaks for holidays) + a one month break in between each trimester. Some classes span the entire trimester, and others are shorter in duration. Check the details of each course to confirm the length of the course. 


2.  My schedule is really packed and sometimes unpredictable right now, so I am unsure if I can commit to a full course. What are my options? 

Each course is 2 months in length, with breaks within and between courses factored in. There is a month break between each course/trimester as well for you to rest and reflect before you begin your next course. 

You can refer to the Academic Calendar here. 

3.  What happens if I miss a class, or can't make all of the classes in one course? 

It is strongly recommended that you attend all classes within a course. The purchase of a course only guarantees your seat for that trimester. Before enrolling in a course, you are encouraged to check your calendar and the Academic Calendar to make sure you can attend all dates and times listed for that course. Immediately block these dates and times on your calendar to prevent accidental double booking. 
If extenuating circumstances cause you to miss more than 1 class, contact the Dean’s office to request placement on a waitlist for the next trimester the course is offered.  


1. How long is each trimester? 

Each trimester is 2 months long (inclusive of breaks for holidays) + a one month break in between each trimester. Some classes span the entire trimester, and others are shorter in duration. Check the details of each course to confirm the length of the course. 


2.  My schedule is really packed and sometimes unpredictable right now, so I am unsure if I can commit to a full course. What are my options? 

Each course is 2 months in length, with breaks within and between courses factored in. There is a month break between each course/trimester as well for you to rest and reflect before you begin your next course. 

You can refer to the Academic Calendar here. 

3.  What happens if I miss a class, or can't make all of the classes in one course? 

It is strongly recommended that you attend all classes within a course. The purchase of a course only guarantees your seat for that trimester. Before enrolling in a course, you are encouraged to check your calendar and the Academic Calendar to make sure you can attend all dates and times listed for that course. Immediately block these dates and times on your calendar to prevent accidental double booking. 
If extenuating circumstances cause you to miss more than 1 class, contact the Dean’s office to request placement on a waitlist for the next trimester the course is offered.  


Registration and Attendance FAQs

1. Will learning take place in person, online, or both?

Learning will take place virtually via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere. 


2.  Are courses pre-recorded or on-demand? 

Courses are conducted in a live virtual format. You will meet with your professor and the other students in your class for consecutive meetings during the trimester, via Zoom. 

3. How big are the classes?

Depending on the subject, classes range from 5 people to 25 people. 

4. Do I have to take the courses in a particular order?

Considering your most immediate needs, you can begin with any course you’d like. Note that certain programs, with multiple courses packaged, may have a set or recommended order of courses for the sake of the cohort. 

5. Can I take more than one course at a time? 

It is recommended that you take one course per trimester to ensure the best results. This will allow you to really focus on understanding and digesting the content instead of rushing through it or feeling overwhelmed.  

But if you still want to be an eager beaver, we admire your ambition. We also understand there are exceptions to the rule. Why? Because we break rules at the School of Disruptive Etiquette. Shoot an email to the Registrar at registrar@leaddisruptive to discuss the best option for you. 


6. I’ve already taken some of these courses. Does it make sense to take them again? I’m worried the course material might be redundant. 


If you aren’t where you want to be in your career yet, we’ve got to look at what you’re missing. While there are several courses out there on similar topics (i.e. personal branding, public speaking) the angle of the School of Disruptive Etiquette is unique - our radical approach is not found anywhere else.

We offer a bold, unapologetic deep-dive into relevant topics for diverse young professionals like you, coupled with exercises, activities, practice, and genuine support so you can see the changes you desire and get the results you want. 

1. Will learning take place in person, online, or both?

Learning will take place virtually via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere. 


2.  Are courses pre-recorded or on-demand? 

Courses are conducted in a live virtual format. You will meet with your professor and the other students in your class for consecutive meetings during the trimester, via Zoom. 

3. How big are the classes?

Depending on the subject, classes range from 5 people to 25 people. 

4. Do I have to take the courses in a particular order?

Considering your most immediate needs, you can begin with any course you’d like. Note that certain programs, with multiple courses packaged, may have a set or recommended order of courses for the sake of the cohort. 

5. Can I take more than one course at a time? 

It is recommended that you take one course per trimester to ensure the best results. This will allow you to really focus on understanding and digesting the content instead of rushing through it or feeling overwhelmed.  

But if you still want to be an eager beaver, we admire your ambition. We also understand there are exceptions to the rule. Why? Because we break rules at the School of Disruptive Etiquette. Shoot an email to the Registrar at registrar@leaddisruptive to discuss the best option for you. 


6. I’ve already taken some of these courses. Does it make sense to take them again? I’m worried the course material might be redundant. 


If you aren’t where you want to be in your career yet, we’ve got to look at what you’re missing. While there are several courses out there on similar topics (i.e. personal branding, public speaking) the angle of the School of Disruptive Etiquette is unique - our radical approach is not found anywhere else.

We offer a bold, unapologetic deep-dive into relevant topics for diverse young professionals like you, coupled with exercises, activities, practice, and genuine support so you can see the changes you desire and get the results you want. 

Course FAQs

1. Professional development seems to be a BIG investment. Will this pay off?

This is one of the best investments in yourself and your career you can make. Here’s why:
- What you pay for a course or coaching is a mere fraction compared to the money you’ll be making with your new salary, increased clients, speaking engagements, and other career opportunities!
- This is a long-term investment in your future. 
- Confidence is PRICELESS
- Confidence is life-changing and life-long - it is something you will take with you the rest of your life. 
- You deserve it. You’ve earned it. You owe it to yourself. 
- Think about how much you spend on coffee, happy hours, brunch, dinners, trips/travel, and on impulsive purchases anyway. With a little creative budgeting, you can make this happen, and it will be an experience you’ll never forget, plus become the gift that keeps giving. 


2. I’m really interested in signing up for a course/program, but I’m not in the best financial position to pay for the entire program right now. What options do I have? 


We completely understand. Our goal is to offer affordable programming, and to do what we can to help you get to where you want to be. Here are a few options we offer: 

Program Discounts - SIgn up for our email list to receive special discounts 

Payment Plans - For certain courses we offer payment plans. 

Client Referral Bonus - We offer client referral bonuses for every client referral. For every person you tell about the Career Confidence Incub8tor who signs up for the program, you get cash in your pocket, which takes the price down significantly. Think about it - if you get 5 people to sign up, you get the program for FREE! The client referral bonus also applies to individual courses as well.  

3. What happens if I don’t like a course? Can I get a refund? 

We stand behind the quality of our classes, courses, and programs, and offer a risk-free guarantee. Please see “Our Promise: Risk-Free Guarantee”.  

1. Professional development seems to be a BIG investment. Will this pay off?

This is one of the best investments in yourself and your career you can make. Here’s why:
- What you pay for a course or coaching is a mere fraction compared to the money you’ll be making with your new salary, increased clients, speaking engagements, and other career opportunities!
- This is a long-term investment in your future. 
- Confidence is PRICELESS
- Confidence is life-changing and life-long - it is something you will take with you the rest of your life. 
- You deserve it. You’ve earned it. You owe it to yourself. 
- Think about how much you spend on coffee, happy hours, brunch, dinners, trips/travel, and on impulsive purchases anyway. With a little creative budgeting, you can make this happen, and it will be an experience you’ll never forget, plus become the gift that keeps giving. 


2. I’m really interested in signing up for a course/program, but I’m not in the best financial position to pay for the entire program right now. What options do I have? 


We completely understand. Our goal is to offer affordable programming, and to do what we can to help you get to where you want to be. Here are a few options we offer: 

Program Discounts - SIgn up for our email list to receive special discounts 

Payment Plans - For certain courses we offer payment plans. 

Client Referral Bonus - We offer client referral bonuses for every client referral. For every person you tell about the Career Confidence Incub8tor who signs up for the program, you get cash in your pocket, which takes the price down significantly. Think about it - if you get 5 people to sign up, you get the program for FREE! The client referral bonus also applies to individual courses as well.  

3. What happens if I don’t like a course? Can I get a refund? 

We stand behind the quality of our classes, courses, and programs, and offer a risk-free guarantee. Please see “Our Promise: Risk-Free Guarantee”.  

Tuition and Fees FAQs

1. I still have more questions. Is there someone I can speak with? 

Sure. You are more than welcome to contact us by email at info@leaddisruptive.com with any questions. We are happy to set up a quick call if we can’t answer your question by email as well.  


2.  Do you offer individual coaching? 


Yes! We offer coaching packages for 1:1 coaching on specific topics. Email info@leaddisruptive.com for more information, including “Individual Coaching” as your subject line. 

1. I still have more questions. Is there someone I can speak with? 

Sure. You are more than welcome to contact us by email at info@leaddisruptive.com with any questions. We are happy to set up a quick call if we can’t answer your question by email as well.  


2.  Do you offer individual coaching? 


Yes! We offer coaching packages for 1:1 coaching on specific topics. Email info@leaddisruptive.com for more information, including “Individual Coaching” as your subject line. 

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