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CEO Accelerator

The CEO Accelerator is an intense, 3-day deep dive into system leadership for CEO who favour intense learning processes.


Groups of 6 CEO share a transformational learning experience that move the needle on building CEO skills and applying them to their business in real time.


The experience blends rigour with expansiveness, marrying the science and art of leadership in a carefully curated balance.

Refreshed energy

The CEO Accelerator takes place in a secluded private venue over three intense days that are in equal part exacting, thrilling and grounding. The learning program is a build over three days that provides time and space for replenishment and inspiration. With this refreshed energy, CEOs can better plot their growth and the evolution of their business, in the company of peer CEOs with whom to learn from and compare notes.

Re-tooled skill set

CEOs walk away with an entirely re-tooled skill set – that being system leadership – and a clear organisational roadmap and personal CEO Strategy to bring a re-imagined, re-shaped business to life.

The CEO Accelerator blends together a variety of provocations that together form a cohesive executive learning experience

  • Stepping away from the busyness and resetting energy
  • Building system intimacy with the CEOs business and recognising prevalent patterns that are holding the business back
  • Remodelling the business into a more optimal form
  • De-armouring (stripping away limiting beliefs) that dull the CEOs natural gifts and talents
  • Codifying behaviour and motivational patterns by way of the Enneagram, a sophisticated executive profiling tool
  • Immersive time in nature to contemplate and answer a ingle, telling question that informs the CEO’s ongoing development path
  • Forming a sophisticated ‘Success Hypothesis’ for the CEO’s business
  • Developing a clear and comprehensive CEO Strategy
  • Building a deliberate CEO practice

What our clients say

Most of my previous experience with leadership coaches has been underwhelming: theoretical models, loose deliverables, trite commentary, and superficial analysis. Rowan is the absolute antithesis of this and the impact is fast, measurable and deep. The work is often hard but pushes people through doors very quickly.
Jonty Fisher
What the hell should a CEO focus their energy on? It's a question I grappled with for years as our company and its demands on me began to grow. Rowan has helped me figure some of this stuff out and point me in the right direction.
Styli Charalambous
I have had the privilege of being informed and inspired by Rowan over the past few years. His prompts, processes, and conversations are always deeply valuable, intellectual, and practical. His IP is unequaled, but his humanity and his deep belief that being a CEO can be joyful, creative, and energising - and not just something to be endured - is very unique and useful.
Kevin Liebenberg
Rowan has a passion to see CEO's thrive and not merely survive. He has an in-depth understanding of the complexity and demand of the role of CEO'ship and then takes it to the next level by understanding you in the role as CEO. As an entrepreneur and CEO, the input and guidance I have received from him have been invaluable and at times a lifeline. I highly recommend the CEO project.
Philippa Geard
My journey with Rowan has been life-changing and continues to be life-changing. Not only for my CEO work but as a person too. Every time I’ve sat around a table with Rowan and my CEO peers, I feel challenged and inspired. Somehow the topics always hit the right spot at a time I need it.
Carey van Vlaanderen

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Frequently asked questions

Unquestionably. The CEO Accelerator uses the CEO’s business as a canvas and the organisational performance of the business is the primary focus of the Accelerator.
CEOs are carefully vetted for quality: themselves and their business. All CEOs are guaranteed to be of a growth mindset, with a threshold level of experience, and of sound character.
CEOs need time to unplug from the pressures of daily CEO-life to think. With the gift og this time and space, CEOs are able to unlock better thinking and wiser actions. In our view this time is transformational and is necessary to change the course of a CEO – and thus their business’ – growth path.
The Accelerator is for CEOs who are highly motivated to growth themselves and build businesses that matter. The experience is exacting and requires a threshold level of buy-in.


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