The Leadership Journey

A Leadership Program For New Finance Managers 


Invest in Yourself.

Improve Your Future.

Find Meaning & Purpose.

Make Your Impact.



Does any of this sound familiar? 



  • You have never been taught to lead, inspire, or build a team.

  • You feel uncomfortable with conflict and difficult conversations with staff who were once peers.

  • You hesitate to challenge or correct underperformers or older team members.

  • You have difficulty expressing your opinion to senior management.

  • You feel like you have to be pushy to get results.

  • You don't want to, or don't know how to, delegate.

Imagine how it would feel if ...


  • You stop feeling like an imposter
  • Your team and boss trust you
  • Your family and friends look up to you
  • You deliver the expected results
  • You get that next promotion
  • You're achieving your full potential

You don't have to fake it till you make it.


Join The Leadership Journey and you'll get everything you need to lead with authenticity, clarity, and confidence.  

  • Grow with a seasoned global CFO, executive coach, and award winning professor of leadership.
  • Get the tools and feedback to understand yourself and to listen and trust your intuition.
  • Find a safe and supportive community to share - Be Heard, Learn, and Grow.

Expand your leadership ability and improve your performance, relationships and impact.

I'm Ready to JOIN →

Get Everything You Need

  • A highly experienced teacher who really cares about developing the next generation.
  • Expert Coaching to build confidence and shift you from your comfort zone.
  • Masterclasses with ongoing implementation support to accelerate embodiment.
  • Neuroscience-based tools and frameworks.
  • Mindset, habit, & competency training.
  • Supportive community to encourage and foster accountability.
  • Curated resources for faster, easier, and better learning.
  • Structured process to get you where you want to be as a leader!

This is NOT JUST an online course!

This is also an online, get it done TOGETHER, Membership and Community.


Sometimes, more "knowledge" and online courses aren't what we need to get results. Coaching and community are usually the missing piece.


That's why I created this program - to hold your hand and help you along your journey.  You don't have to grow your leadership alone!


Developing new leadership habits and skills

Increase self-awareness & confidence to understand and connect to the deepest and most authentic part of yourself 

Leverage your increased self-awareness to create your vision and the change you want for yourself & others

Learn and embody authentic leadership skills and habits and live and model a life of meaning, belonging, and purpose 

All possible because you get:


And let's not forget about....


Borrow the courage and wisdom of highly engaged fellow members, all helping each other become unstuck, and progressing towards that desired future state.


Learn how career savvy individuals take control of their career and get the jobs they want. Learn how to:

  • Develop key relationships for advancement and support
  • Leverage informal HR processes and position yourself at the right time
  • Navigate the minefields of office politics
  • Leverage tools & techniques to self-promote
  • Develop any competency needed in the moment

Look at what past students have commented!

The Leadership Journey is a diamond!

Arif masterfully weaves together all of the cutting edge research and schools of leadership thought, going beyond the theory creating a unique “vision course” for the individual with practical advice and applications. Arif emphasizes one’s identity, while also demystifying the chessboard of promotions, bonuses and the unwritten rules of the executive committee. The most valuable lessons I wish I had come to earlier in my career were the empirical formulas of trust and credibility, which over used strengths become what weaknesses, the most common derailments that can negatively impact career, defining the high potential, and skillsets of the politically savvy. Arif brings an inclusive and warm teaching style ... I would recommend to anyone looking for career advancement or entering management.

Safi Majid - Associate Director @ The Siegfried Group


A practical deep-dive to learn about yourself!

It will help to better understand your values, your leadership styles, your self-management practices, and the hidden power of corporate politics in enabling critical activities. The program brings to light the underlying processes that are taking place in the corporate landscape, with or without your awareness, and invites you to acknowledge them while managing your own tendencies and inclinations to maximize your impact.

Bruno Occhipinti - General Manager - AICS


I gained the tools to be the very best version of myself and found a lifelong friend and mentor!

Three years ago I took Arif’s course “Managing Yourself For Career Success” during my semester abroad in Japan when I was eighteen. That’s when he started coaching me, sharing his life’s advice with me and told me that he was sure I’d be a leader sometime. Not being able to grasp the potential that was in me back then, through all of his support, wise lessons from his course and private coaching session I am now at 23 years Head Of Sales Development at my company with 20+ people in my team. Arif helped me BE a leader and was the first person to believe in me when I was so far from knowing my own worth and potential. If you ever get the chance to work with him, please do. Thanks to him I gained the tools to be the very best version of myself and have found a lifelong friend and mentor. Thank you Arif.

Johanna Schöllauf - Head Of Sales Development, Finmatics GmbH 

You'll Absolutely Love This Membership!


  • 19 modules explaining important leadership themes & how to practically implement & embody them
  • Curated resource library (audio/video/text) to focus learning and save time and effort
  • Anytime & everywhere Membership Portal access (24/7/365) on both desktop &/or mobile
  • Private Community for connection and peer support
  • LIVE Monthly Group Coaching events with Arif Iqball
  • Downloadable workbooks to help you master the frameworks
  • Monthly assignments & challenges to ensure progress
  • Discounts for 1:1 Coaching and other Course Offerings


Accelerate your growth with all of the above + exclusive 1:1 coaching sessions with me! I recommend this to people who REALLY want to ramp up their leadership growth as fast as possible.

You can cancel your membership at any time.

Letter to Convince Your Supervisor

Hi. I'm Arif.

Coaching and developing others is much more than work for me - it is my calling. I really care about developing the next generation.

In this membership, I am going to help you develop the awareness and habits that you need to lead effectively so that you can make a positive difference in your own and in other lives. 

Experience Summary

  • Global CFO of USD5B Public Company
  • Multiple other CFO experiences (Public and Private Companies)
  • Board Experience in 15+ Companies
  • 25+ years of Corporate Experience; Multiple Industries/Functions
  • Award-winning Professor of Leadership (tenured)
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach + multiple other accreditations
  • MBA, MA & MME from Top Tier Universities

Over the course of my career, I was promoted many times and moved across industries and job functions and found my own way to manage work-life balance and to lead authentically and ethically while navigating office politics. 

I want to share all my lessons learned about leadership and help you improve your future, find meaning and purpose in your life, and make an impact by being of service to others.

These next 12 months could be your best yet if you are willing to dive in with me and the rest of The Leadership Journey community.

I am here to help you - and I know you have a lot to offer as well.


Please join me and see you on the inside!


Learn more about Arif



Time for Action -
You got this!!!









I'm Ready →

And in case you've got some questions ... I've put together some answers below. 


Thank you for your interest in The Leadership Journey.

Enrollment is currently closed but we'll be opening up again in January 2023 and I'd love to have you with us!

Enter your info and I'll let you know as soon as we're open!

I'll also email you some helpful tips and leadership coaching in the meantime.

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