Stress physiologist, Author, TedX speaker and start-up school founder Rebecca Heiss PhD has launched The Leap, an inclusive digital networking platform for women offering educational credits, webinars, and live speakers to support women of all backgrounds in their chosen careers through common challenges, including stress and anxiety, imposter syndrome and boundary setting.
Bringing together high achieving professionals under a digital networking umbrella, The Leap offers members a small group onboarding and coaching experience designed to meet the needs of high achieving female professionals in the areas of business, health and wellness and family and relationships.
“Life happens in leaps. We graduate, get our first job, get promoted, become girlfriends, partners, wives, mothers, CEOs, presidents, entrepreneurs, divorcees, widowers, grandparents, retirees….and we want to be there to support it all,” says Heiss. “As professional leaders, moms and entrepreneurs, we are strong independently, but unstoppable together,” she adds.
Education and development is an ongoing process and The Leap is committed to delivering continuously updated courses, webinars, and live speakers in digestible formats to meet the needs of the professional woman.
As part of its membership, each individual is selectively placed into a carefully curated small group composed of approximately 12 other professional women from around the world. The Leap offers them a six-week onboarding course, The Fearless Accelerator, which teaches stress and anxiety management, how to navigate fear and imposter syndrome, and gives women the tools and permission to discover their authentic selves again. Additionally, members will have access to six weeks of live coaching sessions resulting in high trust bonds between the women in each cohort where issues can be processed and resolutions found. This experience sets the tone for engagement in the larger community.
The Leap is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
About Rebecca Heiss, PhD
As an author (INSTINCT, Kensington Press -April 2021), founder and CEO of the 360-review mobile application, icueity, and highly sought-after professional speaker, Dr. Rebecca Heiss has found her calling in helping others recognize the power of biological applications in their own lives.
Unpacking the paradoxes of the way humans think is Dr. Rebecca Heiss’ life work. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation. Heiss uses her background in biology to work with individuals and organizations to re-mold our instinctive
brains and change behavioral patterns in order to overcome limiting beliefs and ancient, often subconscious fears, that hold us back from our optimal performance and our happiest lives.
She taught at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and later was recruited to be among the founding faculty members to develop a startup school to nurture entrepreneurial minds and approach learning through impact. She is the founder and CEO of icueity, a continuous 360 review app providing users ongoing fearless feedback and challenging them to grow in self-awareness. Rebecca’s book, Instinct, was recently released this year and she stays busy speaking internationally about her work.