The Propeller Experience Curriculum

Get clear on what you want and catapult your career forward as we rebuild our opportunities - post COVID, post layoff, post kids, post burnout, post horrible work experiences with horrible bosses. 

Clarity, Confidence, Community and a Career Plan You’ll Love.

How it works...

For the first 4 weeks of the Propeller Experience, you'll receive an easy-to-follow video lesson, paired with a “doing” challenge to get you moving toward your career and life goals.

On week 5, you will select your Skill Set curriculum, giving you full access to 12 robust lessons that you can do week-by-week, or choose to do at your own pace. There is no behind in Propeller Experience - only forward!

In the tellent Ecosystem, you'll have 6 months of access to join all of our live events and network with fellow members. Enjoy weekly live group coaching calls hosted by one of our tellent coaches or join us for mentorship hours with industry leading experts where you can ask your pressing questions, get guidance along the course journey and feel allegiance with your fellow learners.

The entire experience is hosted on a private members-only site.

MODULE ONE: MINDSET

Weeks 1 - 4

Get the mindset you need for creating a life you love.

Are you tired of spinning your wheels? Feeling stuck, playing small, wanting more? This first module will set you free. It will get you thinking big about the things in your life and career that you really want (not what you think you should want). Once we know what we are aiming for, we will decide who you need to become to achieve that and how you can get the results you want. 

Even though it might seem impossible right now, we are going to give you the tools you need to overcome the obstacles and challenges that will show up to block you (and they will), the key habits to keep you going and, how to make it all happen. 

We wanted the best and got the best. Hina Khan has changed so many lives (our founder, Jenny’s, included) with a background in psychotherapy, peak performance psychology and success coaching. She helps people create permanent change in a short amount of time.

Dreams are no longer dreams when you’re living your ideal life.

Meet Your Instructor

Hina Khan

Psychotherapist & Peak Performance Coach

Through these four lessons, you will gain clarity on what you really want to create in your career and your life. You will work on your mindset and self-image to match that desire, allowing you to move into the right action. After four weeks of study, you will: 

  • Get clear on what you really want and create a stretch goal
  • Understand the part of the mind that controls your results
  • Move into the RIGHT action. 

Lessons:

  • Your Aiming Point
  • Success Paradigm
  • Creating a Winning Self-Image
  • The Magic of Taking Action

MODULE TWO: RAPID SKILL SET DEVELOPMENT

Week 5+

This next module consists of three curriculum streams designed to equip you with in-demand skills that will help you achieve your goals. The curriculum streams are self-guided and paced and will allows you to rapidly develop the following skill sets: Digital Skills, Leadership or Entrepreneurship. Learners will have full access to all of the skill set streams and are welcome to peruse or complete one or all of them! 

Read on for a more expansive description of content and outcomes in each stream. 

 

Option One: Leadership In the Future of Work

The way we work has forever changed. It’s hard to quantify all of the ways workplaces and workers have had to adapt to quarantines, lockdowns, restrictions and the persistent weight of operating through a global pandemic, as everyone has been impacted differently.  

Leaders in this new normal have had to operate effectively through rapid change, uncertainly, social unrest and a global health crisis. They have had to think and move fast (with empathy) to re-skill their staff, pivot their business and rebuild their operations. No matter what the size of their business. 

But workplaces and workforces are not the only thing that has changed during the pandemic. What employees want and need from their work and employer has also changed. This will have a big impact on workplace culture and how leaders engage and inspire their people. Many got a taste of freedom working from home (or a cottage, or their new house) and don’t want to give that up to return to the office full-time. Others re-evaluated their purpose and roles in society and opted for change. Some crave a return to normal, the office, travelling and have struggled with feelings of isolation and anxiety. 

There is no going back to normal. There is only forging forward, re-building workplace cultures that are agile, inclusive and authentic. 

This curriculum stream was designed with those trends and the required skill sets in mind. Our industry leading experts are bringing you up to speed with best practice and research backed skills to transition into your next leadership role. 

Meet Your Leadership Instructors:

Ashley Michael

Director, Learning Solutions at McLean & Company

Lesson One: Integrated Leadership, Build Key Leadership Skills for the Future

  • Gain a full understanding of why outdated, traditional ways of leading are no longer meeting the mark.
  • Understand all current complications to effective leadership including our VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world, technological expansion, and harmful behavioural tendencies.
  • Learn how to practically use McLean & Company’s Integrated Leadership model to set leaders up for success and shift the paradigms of leadership to improve the working world of the future.

Carly Holm

Founder & CEO, Holm & Company

Lesson Two: How to Lead Through Uncertainty

The pandemic has created massive uncertainty in the workplace and in our lives. In this lesson, Carly will teach you the skills to lead through uncertainty including the importance of communicating, how to build trust, some core leadership principles and how to have an opportunity mindset. By the end of this lesson you will be able to: 

  • Lead with Confidence
  • Improve communication skills
  • Build trust with your team

Laurel Farrer

Founder & CEO, Distribute 

Lesson Three: Long Distance Leadership

Leading a distributed workforce requires a new set of skills and mindsets to drive success and avoid proximity bias. Learn more about how traditional management methods need to be updated for virtual work environments, including productivity tracking, emotional awareness, online meetings, and more.

Paula Parekh

Learning & Development | Diversity, Inclusion & Equity advocate at Deloitte Canada. 

Lesson Four: How to Lead Inclusively and Equitably

In this lesson we will develop a better understanding of what equity, diversity and inclusion means in the workplace and why integrating these key leadership strategies are critical to business, innovation and people success in our new economy. Leaders need new skills to leverage their most precious resource, people. In this lesson you will learn: 

  • The difference between equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Why it matters
  • How to lead authentically and inclusively

Option Two: Digital Skills

This module will give you the tools, strategies and know how to be an effective remote worker and leverage the increasing opportunities in tech. We’ll demystify technology and make it your friend. Be ready to quash your techy fears and say goodbye to overwhelm!

Meet Your Digital Skills Instructors:

Roberta Sawatzky

Professor, Researcher and Consultant at SAM Consulting. 

Candace Giesbrecht

Director, Remote Performance Academy at Teamit

Lesson One: How to be an Effective Remote Worker

Knowing what it takes to be a successful remote worker is vital. But it's more than that, remote workers need to adapt a growth mindset that facilitates the ability to take responsibility for their own self-leadership. This lesson will cover:   

  • Growing our awareness of competencies of successful remote workers
  • Assess the strength of growth mindset
  • Identifying growth steps in developing self-leadership

Helen Knight

Fractional Chief Information Officer, Helen Knight Consulting

Lesson Two: Demystifying Careers in Technology

This lesson has three parts:

  • The history of women in technology and why women are great at technical careers
  • Technology jobs and the training required
  • Feeling comfortable and confident in technology

Emily Sharpe

Lead Instructional Designer, Xpan Interactive Ltd.

Lesson Three: How to get Comfortable with any Collaboration Tool in Minutes

How many times have you seen on a job description "must be tech savvy". Well this lesson is going to tech you how to do just that! We are going to look at the basic principles of user design and how you can navigate virtually any new consumer tech product comfortably. In the lesson we will be looking at: 

  • Common collaboration tools
  • Hacks for accelerated learning
  • Feeling comfortable trying new technologies

 

Seghen Woldai

Manager, Core Business Operations - Digital Care (Health Solutions) at Deloitte Canada

Lesson Four: Understanding Basic Data Analytics

In today’s world, data has become a critical component of our professional and personal daily lives. It helps us decide where to buy a home, what advice we give our children, and what location to visit on vacation. It also helps us stream line business processes, build better products and determine key insights. Segen will help us to define data and better understand its benefits; recognize problems that can be solved by data; and take tangible steps to become a data-drive leader.

In this lesson we will cover:

  • Demystifying data and analytics
  • How to use data in your job
  • How to be a data-driven leader

 

Option Three: Entrepreneurship

Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Learn how your unique skill set or passions can help you build your own meaningful work, along with the tools to refine your business idea and offering, find your customers and market and sell effectively (aka profitably) to customers.

Ideal for: 

  • Those who believe their own gig could be the answer to doing what they love and working how they want. 
  • Those who want to bring more entrepreneurial value to their current organization.

Meet Your Entrepreneurship Instructors:

Vanessa Iarocci

Lesson One: Innovation Through a Design Thinking Approach

Do you have a business idea you are ready to pursue? Having an idea is half the battle, but to translate your idea into a real business (or business case for your team) requires a clear value proposition and actionable 'blueprint'. In this lesson, you will:

  • Learn simple techniques to develop your empathy muscle and gain techniques to continuously gain unique insights about your business;
  • Clearly articulate your target customers, including the ‘pain points’ your business will solve for them;
  • Clearly articulate your value proposition; and
  • Develop key messages that will empower you to ‘pitch’ your business plan to secure resources and support

Annisha Chakravorty

CEO, Positive Influence Inc. 

Lesson Two: Your Business Model Canvas

  • Start organizing your thoughts and ideas into the business model canvas
  • Understand the basics of the business model canvas 
  • Move forward with your business idea

Maria Locker

Founder & CEO, RevolutionHer™ Inc.

Lesson Three: Building your "go to market" strategy

Leverage the work you did in lesson one and two to build out your go to market strategy. In this lesson Maria will look at tips for launching: 

  • Your website
  • Social media strategy
  • Importance of branding and marketing

Andrea Henry

Business and Tax Lawyer, Henry Business Law

Lesson Four: How to Set Up your Business 

Getting a business off the ground, from a legal perspective, can feel daunting and overwhelming. The jargon, terms and minutia we're not accustomed to makes us think we need to get a law degree to get it right. Lucky for you, we have a lawyer that speaks our language, guiding you and taking you through all you need to know to get your business off the ground the right way.

You'll learn the three pillars of the legal framework you need when you're starting a business.

  • Determining if you register as a sole proprietorship or a corporation
  • Properly insuring your business so you are protected
  • Protecting your relationships through contracts

 

MODULE THREE: NETWORK

Duration: 6 Months

Unlike many programs that say “see ya, and good luck!” once you graduate, we choose to take a more sensical approach. From day one of your course journey you’ll be enrolled in our vibrant and supportive tellent Ecosystem, which is kind of like a warm hug and trusted friend to help keep you motivated and accountable as you work to achieve your career goals. 

Here you’ll get:

Weekly group coaching with Career, Life, Mindset, Leadership and Business coaches. Every week one of our tellent coaches hosts an open office hour to help you get clear and take action towards your goals. 

Mentorship Hours where industry experts join us for a Q & A style conversation. It's the perfect time to hear it straight from the source and network with top leaders you wouldn't normally have access to.

Monthly networking events with our community of female job seekers, entrepreneurs and coaches. The power of our collective network is immense and it is how over 60% - 80% of people find their next client or job. 

A library of 40+ career development videos by our coaches and freelancers. We cover everything from goal setting to resume design to how to make your side hustle your main hustle. 

Idea’s Labs to brainstorm and build out your business idea or strategy. We become your extended business strategy team. Being a freelancer or entrepreneur and making all of the decisions and solving all of the challenges that come up can feel exhausting - well, now you’ve got help! 

Flexible work listings and word of mouth opportunities are shared on a weekly basis with a note if an introduction can be made.