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Build confidence, gain clarity,
and take charge of your career.

Next cohort starts: Fall 2023

The 6-Week Expansive Transformation Program

Join our live online course and master the skills, strategies, and tools you need to accelerate your career and achieve success on your terms.

Together, we'll get you there. 

Women supporting women.

In this course, you will...

Build Confidence

  • Overcome imposter syndrome, feelings of insecurity and/or other limiting beliefs and behaviors that have been holding you back.

  • Ground yourself in the truth of who you really are.

  • Stop seeking external validation and instead, trust yourself, your experience, and your intuition.

Gain Clarity

  • Better understand yourself and your  motivations. Make decisions and choices from a place of deep inner knowing.

  • Envision what's possible and set the direction for what's next for you and your career.

  • Understand how to motivate and influence others so you can navigate even the most emotionally challenging work cultures.

Belong to a


  • Build mutually supportive relationships with like-minded women that will stay with you long after the course is finished.

  • Among the generous and talented women in your cohort, you will find wisdom and inspiration.

  • You may even find your next job, or a cherished friendship.

Now is your time.

Ask for that raise. Go for that promotion. Apply for that big job.
Launch that challenging project. Start that new business.

It's all yours for the taking!

You have big dreams. But also, big fears.

You've worked hard to get where you are. But somehow, you know there must be more.

Sometimes you feel an internal battle - the desire to grow and take on bigger, more challenging roles so you can make a tangible impact on the world vs. the belief that you're not quite good enough or even deserving of such a life and career.

So, you don't put forward that bold idea, apply for that new job, start that business, or ask for that raise.

Instead, you make yourself small. You contract into what feels safe.

When we are small and contractive, we deny our own brilliance and talents. And we deprive the rest of the world of those things too. 

And that's a damn shame.

Because the world needs more of you, not less.

We need you to be big and expansive, not small and contractive. 

And that's what you'll work on here at the Expansive Woman Project.

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"On an intellectual level, I knew that imposter syndrome and self-doubt were normal parts of the leadership journey, but it wasn't until I went through the course alongside a group of amazing women that I truly felt like I wasn't alone."

Amanda Kwok

6-Week Expansive Transformation Participant

What our alumni are saying:

Leigh Billinghurst
6-Week Expansive Transformation Participant
The Expansive Transformation course provided an opportunity to collaborate with a group of exceptionally talented women. We challenged each other and held one another accountable on this journey together. I walked away from the sessions with an understanding of my true core values, not ones externally imposed, ones that motivated me and were individual to my wants and desires. Recognizing my values and taking ownership of my success has given me more confidence when developing and driving key strategic decisions.
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Do any of these situations feel familiar?

You want to be more confident, influential and impactful at work so you can progress to a new level.

You feel an internal battle - the desire to grow and take on bigger roles vs. the belief that you're not quite good enough or even deserving of such a life and career.

You're frustrated because you've been stuck in the same job, at the same level for longer than you'd like, but don't know how to move forward.

You're ready for a change, but have little clarity on what that change should be.

Good news!
This is where all that changes.

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"Now, almost everything I do revolves around my core values, which has made me much more confident in the work I do, the relationships I hold and who I am to my own self."

Thi Dao

6-Week Expansive Transformation Participant

What's it like to be an Expansive Woman?

You will be grounded in solid core values and purpose, yet open to new ideas, people, and situations. From this place, you will become hopeful, excited, and passionate about your life and career.


Rather than being influenced by externally determined rules about who and what you should be, you will experience a confidence that arises naturally as a result of being in alignment with your authentic self and who and what you choose to be.


You already have everything you need to be an expansive woman. Together, we’ll help you remember, rediscover, and reclaim her.


This is how we’re going to change the world.


One Expansive Woman at a time.

The 6-Week Expansive Transformation is an investment that will produce life-changing results, even if you are super busy in a demanding, fast-paced job.

You're in the right place if you're...

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with the trajectory of your career and your life and you suspect you might be getting in your own way.

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to stand up, take charge and to make your mark on the world with confidence, joy and kindness.

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to commit the time, do the work and let go of patterns of belief and behavior that have been holding you back (even when it can feel deeply uncomfortable).

Meet your instructor.

Judy Sims
Founder of The Expansive Woman Project and the Center for Expansive Leadership

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More about Judy

Coach. Trainer. Talent Accelerator.

Judy is a pioneering leadership trainer and much sought-after leadership coach.

In past lives, Judy was a corporate vice-president, a start-up CEO and a strategy consultant.

In her current life, she is the author of the book, The Unstuck Leader, and founder of both The Expansive Woman Project and the Center for Expansive Leadership.

Her mission is to change the world, one Expansive Leader at a time.

How we'll learn together:

Videos, exercises and in-class discussions

Each week, you'll unlock new content as you explore what's been holding you back and discover your expansive self. In class, we'll deepen your understanding as you and your cohort members ask questions and receive coaching from your instructor.

Peer-to-peer support and collaboration

This is where the magic really happens. Each session, participants are assigned a new accountability group who they will support and be supported by for the next week. In session, participants learn to support and coach each other. This builds the foundation for lasting relationships with fellow expansive women.

Weekly rhythm of learning and reflection

Tuesday: 1.5 hour live session (noon to 1:30 PM ET)

Friday: Optional office hours (noon to 1:00 PM ET)

Sunday: Assignments due (11:59 PM PT)

Monday: Mutual feedback to/from cohort members

6 week course

2-3 hours per week time commitment

12 months access to content

Weekly live workshops

Weekly live coaching office hours

Course Outline

Course outline:


Pre-course session

Meet your instructor and fellow cohort members for the first time. Learn about what to expect and how we'll work together.

Week 2

What's holding you back?

Discover the limiting patterns of belief and behavior that have been holding you back. Begin to understand how these patterns create internal conflicts  that keep you in a contractive state.

Week 4

Shifting into agency

Explore strategies and frameworks that will help you remain your full, expansive self no matter what the situation or circumstance. Learn to set boundaries, let go of what's not working, and to live joyfully in a world of complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity.

Week 6

Opening to possibility

Discover your purpose, mission and vision for your life. Take what you've learned so far, overcome your internal resistance and create your BIG PLAN.

Week 1

Why you're here

Learn about career plateaus, perfectionism, should values, and imposter syndrome and how they are exacerbated by the contractive state and alleviated by the expansive state.

Week 3

Discovering your expansive self

This is a very big week! You'll explore the states of being and qualities of life and character that are most important to you. From here, you'll identify the unique set of 3 to 5 values that are core to who you are. This is the grounding that allows you to enter an expansive state. 

Week 5

Being your expansive self at work

Learn the art and science of influence, how to understand and manage difficult bosses, colleagues and clients, and how to co-create with those around you for outstanding results. 


Keeping what you've gained

Just as you might have a professional practice or a yoga practice, or a spiritual practice, expansiveness is a practice. Create your plan to ensure you experience expansiveness as often as possible.

You'll leave your expansive transformation with:

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A renewed sense of who you are and what you want.

A strategy and direction for your life and career.

A network of like-minded expansive women.

We're waiting for you!

Next cohort begins: Fall 2023


6-Week Expansive Transformation



  • Unlock access to the fun, engaging videos, reading and workbooks of our one-of-a-kind transformation program

  • Gain access to weekly live learning sessions with our founder, Judy Sims

  • Gain access to weekly office hours where you will receive live coaching with Judy Sims

  • Connect with like-minded women and become a part of the expansive woman community

  • Keep access to all content for 1 full year

  • Build the confidence and clarity you need to succeed on your terms

It's all yours for the taking Fall 2023!

There's nothing more powerful in this world than a grown-assed woman in her full expansiveness.
Let's do this.

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