Leadership for Change is designed to help you develop greater self-awareness, greater awareness of your organization as a system and an understanding of how each impacts the other. This program will help you develop the resilience, emotional intelligence and relational skills required to create healthy, functional and ethical workplaces. 
In this program, you will:
· Gain greater clarity about your purpose and role
· Learn practices to help you become a more reflective, aware, and mindful leader
· Acquire tools to work with difficult group dynamics and to communicate more effectively
· Discover the four leadership discourses (and identify your preferred approach) 
· Gain insights into how your past relationships and behavioral patterns impact the ways you take up your current role 
· Recognize ways you respond to and take up authority
· See the big picture (power structures, organizational dynamics and the larger context/eco-system in which you are operating)
· Develop practical strategies to work more productively within your organization and network and to continue your personal development

The program is go-at-your-own-pace, and it will remain available to you as long as it is offered. Each week’s lesson includes mindfulness practice, video lectures, readings, and hands-on exercises. You also have access to a private Facebook group.

Module 1: Introductions to Systems Thinking and to the coaching model

In this module, we will learn different concepts that underpin systems thinking and this coaching model. We will:

  • Introduce systems thinking and some underlying concepts

  • Explore what is Analytic-Network coaching?

  • Practice mindfulness and meditation and explore its connection to leadership

Module 2: Focus on Self

In this module, we work through a number of exercises to:

  • Identify your key values

  • Explore your true desire and purpose

  • Explore your multiple identities

  • Discover and work from your authentic self

Module 3: Focus on Relationships

In this module we will:

  • Focus on small teams/groups, families, and friends, including distant and virtual relationships.

  • Examine relational patterns from the past and how they impact present relationships.

  • Learn a communication tool to change problematic communication patterns

  • Explore new ways of working with conflict

Module 4: Focus on Leadership

In this module, we explore different approaches to leadership over the past century (described as leadership discourses). We will:

  • Explore how you exercise both leadership and active followership

  • Examine how you take up and react to authority and power and how you influence others.

  • Identify your leadership preferences, using the hidden leadership questionnaire.

  • Address how leadership can be distributed, and how to enable leadership to flourish throughout your team and organization.

Module 5: Focus on Networks

In this module, we work through an exercise to help you visualize your network, so that you can:

  • See where power and resources lie, where strong and weak connections are, and how change takes place.

  • Identify possible opportunities for influence and change, where you may have previously felt stuck.

  • Strategize how to develop or work more productively with your existing network

Module 6: Focus on Strategy

In this module, we review what you’ve learned about yourself, your systems and networks and focus on a personal strategy as well as one for your network and workplace. We will:

  • Evaluate what’s working or not working,

  • Identify what is important to hold on to or let go of and build on success.

  • Explore developmental gaps and how you might work on these

  • Focus on what strategic changes are needed in the workplace.


  • Ongoing access to a private Facebook group with other students

    To stay in connection after the course ends

  • Private coaching session

    Upon completion of the course (including all surveys) you will be sent a link to schedule an appointment for your free individual coaching session

  • Worksheets and Resource Lists

    Keep track of your progress

What People Say...

“I met Prof. Wallach in the 2017 Spring Semester when I took the class of Leadership and Organizations: Gender, Power and Authority in the Gender, Leadership and Public Policy Certificate Program at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. During the semester, I incorporated concepts that will stay with me throughout my professional career…Thanks to Prof. Wallach, I acquired skills that I apply to do more thorough political analysis. I would like to highlight the Prof. Wallach’s sensitive and warm, engaging and dedicated teaching style. She introduced every class with a practical exercise that related to the topic and concept we would be addressing. For example, I remember the network activity where I had to draw and think about the steps and connections I would need to work on to achieve my dreamed professional career. Her dedicated teaching style help me lower the level of anxiety given that it was the first time I was studying in a different language. She was always open and available, encouraging me to reach my whole potential. I personally have benefited from Prof. Wallach’s course and now she agreed to coach me while I plan my next professional steps.”

Julia Cortazar - Consultora at VALORes Efectividad Organizacional

“This is such an important course, particularly for those of us working in groups professionally or academically. Everything I learned in this course has helped me in the anti-racism work I am engaged in. It also gave me a different perspective for looking at groups and how they work or don't work. I will take what I learned and use it forever! ”

Student from Leadership & Organizations class 2020

“The course topics were incredibly useful and relevant. I felt like I could apply the concepts learned immediately. Prof. Wallach was very knowledgeable and explained things well. I appreciated her teaching style and genuine interest in the material and in her students. She was great about feedback. Having the optional Zoom meetings was very beneficial to the class. It allowed us to learn the concepts better, connect with our classmates, and to build a better relationship with the instructor. I truly enjoyed Prof. Wallach's class and hope to be able to take further classes with her. ”

Student from Leadership & Organizations class 2020

“Tracy's enthusiasm, honesty, and focus on self-care helped create a safe, positive learning environment that was really enjoyable to share with her and my classmates. ”

Student from Leadership & Organizations class 2020

“Tracy's leadership training was unlike any other leadership course I've taken. Tracy takes a group dynamics approach to leadership that tackles problems beyond the surface level and enables meaningful and sustainable change. After every session, I was able to take what I learned in her course and apply it to my job leading a marketing team. I highly recommend Tracy's course to value-driven leaders at all levels who want to drive results at work. ”

Jennifer Sweis, Marketing Executive

Meet Dr. Tracy Wallach


Hi, I’m Tracy! I am a leadership advisor, educator, and registered Analytic-Network™ coach, based in Brookline, MA. I began my career as a social worker and psychotherapist before moving into organizational consulting and academia. I have worked with people in public sector, health care, social service and manufacturing organizations. I have a particular interest working with individuals, groups, and organizations interested in creating ethical, just, and equitable processes in their workplaces and beyond. I have taught undergraduate and graduate level classes in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Ethics at U Mass Boston, Clark University, Lesley University, Northeastern University, Simmons College School of Social Work, and William James College Leadership Psychology Program. Currently I am a senior lecturer at UMass Boston, in the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy program, where I have been teaching leadership since 2015. I have also served as a visiting lecturer and scholar at Sha’anxi Normal University in Xi’an, China, Sabanci University in Istanbul, and Al Quds University in Jerusalem, where I taught seminars and workshops on leadership and organizational dynamics. My passion for understanding group and systems dynamics has been the guiding force throughout my professional career. Whether in my work as an academic, therapist, organizational consultant, or at Group Relations events, my focus on group and systems dynamics has helped me understand myself better and be more effective in my roles. It has helped me make sense of the often-irrational processes I see around me.


This price includes unlimited access to all course materials as long as the program is offered. By purchasing, you acknowledge that you agree to the terms and conditions.


  • Who is this program for?

    This program is for leaders at all levels, if you want to: make a difference—in the context of your organization, a non-profit, a volunteer group or community group; be more effective and impactful in your work; experiment, and can sit with ambiguity and uncertainty; explore your deepest values and purpose; embrace organizational resistance and challenges; explore about how organizational dynamics affect you and what you may be contributing to dysfunction.

  • You should NOT enroll if:

    You are looking for easy answers and are unwilling to do the work of deep reflection on your values and purpose; you are deeply uncomfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; you are looking for a “one size fits all” standardized approach to people management at work

  • When does the course begin?

    You will have access to the course in its entirety within 24 hours of enrolling. You can complete the course at your own pace--whether you choose to do one module per week, or one module per month...

  • What is the time commitment for the program?

    The more time you put in to the exercises the more you get out of it. Expect to get a good result if you allocate 90-120 mins to the assignments per module. Similarly, participating in the community and the live weekly group coaching will add to your experience and learning. The online course material will be released on a weekly basis over a period of 6 weeks. You will have access to the course materials and weekly group coaching sessions for 12 weeks from the time you enroll in the course.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Since the course materials are downloadable, there are no refunds available. If you are interested, but still not sure about the course, email me at [email protected] to schedule a free 20-minute discovery call with me to discuss.

  • How long can I access the materials?

    You will have access to the course materials for as long as the course is offered.

  • What if I want to continue coaching beyond the course?

    During your individual coaching session, which will take place once you complete all modules of the course, we will discuss your options for continuing in either individual or group coaching.