Emerging Leader Initiative

Our Strategic Objective is to equip emerging leaders to apply their personal faith into actionable steps that impact the marketplace. We do that with a three-track series designed to connect emerging leaders with highly qualified Marketplace Disciplers (MD's) and lead them through proven Christian business content

ELI LogoThe Emerging Leader Initiative is a key component in ABBA’s strategy to connect people with purpose. When asking Christian business executives, "What impacted their leadership development?" one answer rises to the top: personal investment from a high-level leader further down the road. We have crafted a program specifically for leaders with a desire to grow spiritually and professionally. All course tracks are steeped in biblical theology with practical applications that can be applied to new or existing for-profit business, non-profit organizations, civic, Christian ministry opportunities, or brand new businesses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications are now open for the ELI Program Re-Launch in the Fall of 2023. Please click below to apply!

Class Formats

Class meetings are held monthly for nine months on the first Monday of each month August - May. December has no meeting.

10 months of one-to-one personal coaching with a high-level business leader in the Austin area.

Grow your leadership network through ELI Alumni Gatherings throughout the year.

Class Description

  • We've reformatted the ELI program to focus on current leaders who wish to grow their skillset up to a CEO/Owner position within their organization.

Leader and CEO/Owner Pathway - Cost is $100 per month, or $1000 in a one-time payment

  • Geared towards people who are currently in a leadership role and want practical examples of how to lead with their faith from within.
  • One-to-one coaching, one hour per month for ten months (August through May) with a professional coach, marketplace leader, or career mentor.