Find yourself a pod: getting on to Fastlead
Summary: Looking to take the initiative and either persuade yourself, your manager, or your organisation to invest in your leadership development? Here's how to persuade them to find you a place in the Fastlead program.
Written by Alistair Gordon 31 Dec 2018

Want to get proactive?

Most managers are unaware of options like Fastlead which offer them the opportunity to:

  • invest in their direct reports directly - without having to wait for months and years for ‘organisation-wide’ programs from the learning and development department to be organised;

  • start straight away - because it is small group coaching, managers can quickly form a pod of three participants from their organisation;

  • customise topics to exactly what they want their direct reports to work on;

  • even have one of the their direct reports join a multi-company pod, organised by Fastlead.

If you want to accelerate your career and leadership development, you need to lead them to this site.


  1. Make sure your manager understand you want to develop your leadership skills. Be prepared to explain what the benefits would be for not just you,but also your manager, your team and the wider organisation.

  2. Give your manager easy-to-say-yes-to options. They will want to know the program is proven to work, established, has major companies already investing in it, gets excellent scores from participants and their managers. Fastlead ticks all of these boxes. Go to our product pages to download easy to read and explain information on the program to give to your manager.

  3. Explain to your manager they will be involved every step pf the way. You manager will get briefs on what you will be learning, they also have access to all of the materials, and they’ll get to meet your coach twice during the journey. Many managers want to know what you are working on, and at Fastlead, we make sure they are in sync all the way.

  4. Choose your Fastlead Pod type. If you are promoting the program, you have to decide whether you can put a pod together internally (that is, find two other leaders who want development as well), and thus you suggest an pod made up from leaders from your organisation. Or do you want to nominate for a multi-client pod, where you will be in a group with two other leaders from different organisations. Make the case to you boss and then contacts us so we can help you get started.

  5. Be ready to justify the expense. Contact us to understand the costs, and when we provide these two you, we’ll also provide a sheet explaining the long term organisational benefits of investing in growing the leadership skills of staff.

It is worth the effort

Even if you don’t get on a Fastlead program immediately, you’ll have signposted your ambition to your leader and the wider organisation to be the best leader you can be, and your commitment to self-learning.

And if you do get on a Fastlead program, you’ll join more than one thousand leaders who have told us its the best leadership training they have ever had.

Want to know more? Contact us using the form below.

Find yourself a pod: getting on to Fastlead