A virtual leadership development program for aspiring and seasoned managers.

Next Cohort Begins... October 5, 2022. Only 2 seats left!

Our mission is to transform managers who are great at getting stuff done into leaders who are great at influencing and inspiring people.

Discover the SUPERPOWER that drives engagement, inspires retention, and shifts culture - The Awareness Advantage!
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You Experience...

Low or No Engagement

High and Expensive Turnover

Struggling and Disconnected Culture

There is one persistent truth at the center of these struggles...

People don't leave organizations. They leave managers. We can help.

Give your managers the advantage they need
to influence and inspire the people they lead.

AWARENESS is the leadership ADVANTAGE!

AWARENESS is the
leadership 
ADVANTAGE!

AWARENESS 
is the
leadership ADVANTAGE!

“Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. We are better workers who get more promotions. And we’re more-effective leaders with more-satisfied employees and more-profitable companies.” 
Dr. Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author.

Most of us think we are self-aware, only 10-15% of us actually are.

AWARENESS is the
leadership 
ADVANTAGE!

AWARENESS is the leadership ADVANTAGE

“Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. We are better workers who get more promotions. And we’re more-effective leaders with more-satisfied employees and more-profitable companies.” 
Dr. Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author.

Most of us think we are self-aware, only 10-15% of us actually are.

Here is what you can expect

Earn More Trust & Respect

People already trust your competence as a leader. But, do they trust and feel safe with you enough to be vulnerable, authentic and transparent? Learn how to build endearing trust with the people you lead.

Communicate Effectively

Most production inefficiencies and relational conflict are the result of ineffective  or poor communication. We think we are getting the message across but we are unaware of how we are perceived and how the message is received. Learn how to make your communications well-received.

Build Strong Relationships

It's been said people don't leave organizations. They leave their bosses. When people love their bosses, they will stay loyal longer than any other employee. Learn how to build stronger, richer relationships with your people.

Make Sounder Decisions

We all have blind spots that hamper us at times from making our best decisions, especially when we deal with people. Learn the art of challenging your perceptions and assumptions while gaining greater perspective and context before making critical decisions.

Reduce Stress & Conflict

The burden of leadership can be intense leading to high stress, unmanaged conflict and physical and emotional burnout. Learn how to identify, understand and manage your emotions and react appropriately to the emotions of others to reduce stress and conflict.

Inspire High Productivity

Conquer the push-pull conundrum! Pushing people to produce is the expectation of a great manager. Pulling people by inspiring them to produce is the art of a great leader. Discover how to inspire your people and they will give you their best energy.

Here is what your weekly journey looks like

Most leadership training programs fail to create lasting change. They appeal to the head without connecting to the heart. The learning simply doesn't stick.

The Awareness Advantage™ is an interactive leadership experience, not just a workshop. Our field-tested methodology equips your leaders with the critical thinking, self-evaluation and relationship building skills they need to lead effectively through 15-weekly, virtual sessions delivered over five months using our proven Awareness Transformation Model™ - Learn - Apply - Reflect - Share.

As experts in human behavior each with 30+ years of experience, we developed a unique methodology to improve self-awareness and emotional intelligence for your managers based on the proven psychology for changing behaviors - CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Each week you will LEARN through a short online lesson with comprehension quizzes. Then you will APPLY that knowledge at work throughout your week. You will REFLECT on what you are observing in a journal. Then we will all gather in live, virtual sessions three times per month for five months to SHARE successes and learn how to get unstuck.
Science and psychology backed online training to increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
Practical tools and mindful assignments in between sessions to make the training stick.




Guided self-analysis and regular journaling to recognize, reinforce, and cultivate personal growth.




Collaborate, celebrate and experience individual transformation and application to real-world problems as a group.




Our graduates develop clarity to drive decision-making, curiosity to fuel creativity, and connection to power communication.

Clarity

When managers see themselves, others and the world around them clearly, they make better decisions. They learn to identify and mitigate their blind spots, challenge their perceptions and assumptions, and better manage expectations.

Curiosity

Curious managers learn to ask the right questions at the right time, starting with their own emotions and behaviors. They develop empathy to understand and value the unique differences and perspectives of others. They create a safe space that inspires and fuels creativity, collaboration and innovation.

Connection

Effective communication with your people only happens when you have connection with them.  Connection is the ability to make people feel seen, heard and valued. It is the energy that fuels healthy relationships and empowers effective communication through humility, vulnerability, transparency and authenticity.

Our graduates develop clarity to drive decision-making, curiosity to fuel creativity, and connection to power communication.

Clarity

When managers see themselves, others and the world around them clearly, they make better decisions. They learn to identify and mitigate their blind spots, challenge their perceptions and assumptions, and better manage expectations.

Curiosity

Curious managers learn to ask the right questions at the right time, starting with their own emotions and behaviors. They develop empathy to understand and value the unique differences and perspectives of others. They create a safe space that inspires and fuels creativity, collaboration and innovation.

Connection

Effective communication with your people only happens when you have connection with them.  Connection is the ability to make people feel seen, heard and valued. It is the energy that fuels healthy relationships and empowers effective communication through humility, vulnerability, transparency and authenticity.

Are you the right fit?

If you are a leader with the desire to grow, willingness to change, and aspiration to be a great leader, you are in the right place. You will develop the awareness superpower that sets you apart from your peers while solving one of the biggest problems facing organizations - attracting, engaging and retaining good people.

If that is you, then enroll now to join the upcoming cohort typically consisting of 12 to 18 managers, senior leaders or executives from a variety of organizations.

New cohorts start every Fall, Winter and Spring with a one-time investment $5,000 per person. Seasonal and Group discounts and scholarships available.

Reserve your seat now. It will change your life forever!

Let's end the struggle.

Transformed Managers Create Exceptional Organizations.

15 Online Lessons

Every program includes 15-weekly concise online video lessons with quizzes, downloadable audio and supplemental resources.

Practical Application

Each lesson equips and challenges the learner to apply what they've learned in real life settings at work and even outside of work.

Printable Journals

Electronic or paper journaling supports the development of critical leadership behaviors following completion of the online lessons and prepares learners for the weekly discussions.

Weekly Group Sessions

15 weekly virtual group sessions with other like-minded leaders are facilitated to dive deeper into the lessons and real-world application of the learned behaviors to produce greater leadership influence.

Next Cohort Starting Soon...enroll now!

Let's end the struggle.

Transformed Managers Create Exceptional Organizations.

15 Online Lessons

Every program includes 15-weekly concise online video lessons with quizzes, downloadable audio and supplemental resources.

Practical Application

Each lesson equips and challenges the learner to apply what they've learned in real life settings at work and even outside of work.

Printable Journals

Electronic or paper journaling supports the development of critical leadership behaviors following completion of the online lessons and prepares learners for the weekly discussions.

Weekly Group Sessions

15 weekly virtual group sessions with other like-minded leaders are facilitated to dive deeper into the lessons and real-world application of the learned behaviors to produce greater leadership influence.

Next Cohort Starting Soon...enroll now!

We serve managers, senior leaders and executives who aspire to become greater leaders through facilitated virtual group discussions, online lessons and practical application tools that inspire growth in self-awareness and emotional intelligence leading to a greater impact in their teams, organizations and careers.

Meet your founders

Kevin McCarthy, CSP

Founder, CEO
Blind Spots Global
Author of the bestselling book, BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, and holds the highest certification recognized globally by the speaking industry, the Certified Speaking Professional.

An award-winning sales professional, he built one of the largest Century 21 offices in America, then developed and sold a dot-com startup. 

In 2004, his boss was arrested for the largest stock fraud in Washington State history. As a result, Kevin spent 33 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit.

There he studied Cognitive Psychology and recognized — then deeply researched — the blind spots that lead to his predicament. 

Today Kevin and his team expose the invisible barriers that impact culture, operations, training, service and leadership.

Likky Lavji

Founder, President
Blind Spots Global
A sought-after keynote speaker, Likky Lavji is passionate about helping others “break barriers” to unleash their human potential. In fact, his middle name, Madat, translates to ‘help’ and he channels this into providing value in every relationship he has – personal and professional.

With over 25 years as a CEO of a top IT company, Likky’s extensive experience in executive leadership has given him a unique perspective that remains unchartered by leaders and organizations in understanding the layers beneath human behavior and how it impacts growth and productivity of an organization.

He has been acknowledged by prominent organizations, including Telus Corporation, Lenovo Canada and Royal Bank of Canada for his ability to create mindset shift when it comes to commitment and powerful performance to achieve results.

Meet your founders

Kevin McCarthy, CSP

Founder, CEO
Blind Spots Global
Author of the bestselling book, BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, and holds the highest certification recognized globally by the speaking industry, the Certified Speaking Professional.

An award-winning sales professional, he built one of the largest Century 21 offices in America, then developed and sold a dot-com startup. 

In 2004, his boss was arrested for the largest stock fraud in Washington State history. As a result, Kevin spent 33 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit.

There he studied Cognitive Psychology and recognized — then deeply researched — the blind spots that lead to his predicament. 

Today Kevin and his team expose the invisible barriers that impact culture, operations, training, service and leadership.

Likky Lavji

Founder, President
Blind Spots Global
A sought-after keynote speaker, Likky Lavji is passionate about helping others “break barriers” to unleash their human potential. In fact, his middle name, Madat, translates to ‘help’ and he channels this into providing value in every relationship he has – personal and professional.

With over 25 years as a CEO of a top IT company, Likky’s extensive experience in executive leadership has given him a unique perspective that remains unchartered by leaders and organizations in understanding the layers beneath human behavior and how it impacts growth and productivity of an organization.

He has been acknowledged by prominent organizations, including Telus Corporation, Lenovo Canada and Royal Bank of Canada for his ability to create mindset shift when it comes to commitment and powerful performance to achieve results.