'The REAL Program' Resilient Empowered Authentic Leaders
8-week online group coaching program


-> Only 3 hours a week commitment
-> 8 weeks of online group coaching and training
-> Twice weekly virtual training sessions and personal implementation
-> Supportive community of like-minded career driven women like you
-> Plus additional bonus 'O' week (orientation) to get acquainted with the resources and baseline assessments.

WALT Institute have designed this program for women to develop Authentic Leadership skills, confidence, and clarity, to lead themselves and others with power and strength. This is an 8week online LIVE program (plus bonus pre-work 'O' week) to help researchers, academics, executives and professionals grow their authentic leadership skills to a whole new level. Lead yourself and others REGARDLESS of your job title!

We know that when we work with people they get results, and we facilitate this in a way that is helpful, effective and transferable across life AND career. This career and leadership accelerator program is designed to support and develop future female STEM Leaders.

Grounded in positive psychology, the science of happiness and subjective well being, we coach and train skilled professionals to release their untapped potential. Using an Authentic Leadership approach, we promote higher levels of self-awareness, self-regulation, psychological capital (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism) and an increased ability to take action to promote an efficacious presence across all levels of the organisation.

We are ALL Leaders - of ourselves and others regardless of our job title. Authentic Leaders will integrate these skills of self-awareness, self-regulation, psychological capital with agency (ACTION) to flourish and thrive in all areas of their career and life.


Executives, researchers, academics, clinicians and professionals working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Medicine (STEM) and corporate organisations. Our programs are tailored to both those with a formal leadership title or role,  AND those who do not.

We all require the skills to lead ourselves with Authenticity before we can lead others.

The Results of this program are:

Our Vision

A global community embracing Authentic Leadership practice, where individuals are able to be the best version of themselves and bring their strengths to the world while thriving in life and career.

Program Schedule

Intake #11
February 13, 2023

Pre-work bonus week. There will be no group calls in 'O' week. There will be short videos to watch and some assignments to get everyone on the same page, ready to launch next week. Group Coaching and training calls start 20th February, 23. for 8 weeks.

Intake #12
May 29, 2023

The 8week immersion program with additional bonus 'O' week. There will be 2 calls per week with homework challenges in between. The exclusive numbers in each cohort allows for customisation of the material to the specific needs of individuals in the group.

A Little About Us

Christine Burns is the CEO and Co-Founder of WALT Institute and a performance leadership coach working for the last 15 years with over 2000 people from over ten different countries, challenging the status quo and beliefs that are holding people back. She partners with researchers, academics and executives in STEM and corporate organisations to amplify their growth and impact in unconventional and Authentic ways.

Christine typically works with international executives, professionals, athletes and teams, in organisations like ANSTO, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Bionics Institute and employees and executives from universities, research/medical institutes and corporations. She believes people can achieve success in their life AND career by being Authentic, having fun and unleashing the best version of themselves.

Dr Elizabeth Pritchard is Director and Co-Founder of WALT Institute and a leadership, researcher and facilitator with over three decades of experience, working with over 1000 leaders managers and executives across ten different countries. She partners with researchers, academics, health professionals and executives in STEM to unleash the best version of themselves and their teams.

Elizabeth moved countries to complete her PhD in 2014, and also leads research projects through Monash University School of Public Health. She provides coaching and training to organisations like ANSTO, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Bionics Institute and employees from universities, research/medical institutes and corporations. She also contributed to the Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa- Occupational Therapy New Zealand as President 2007-2010; and presenting widely in her field and publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals.

She believes that every person has the ability to stand in their own authentic truth and believe “I am enough”, and feel empowered to lead themselves and others, regardless of their job title, as an Authentic Leader if they choose to do so.


What People are Saying

I do things totally differently now. I say 'no', I set aside time to write and I'm a much better team leader.
Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu
Team Leader/ Lab Head, MCRI
I really enjoyed the course both the online component and the 3-day face-to-face workshop.
Dr. Jun Yang
An opportunity to reflect and clearly define what the problem is and to take actions in addressing it.
Assoc Prof Shalini Arunogiri
Thank you for helping to teach me that being vulnerable isn't a sign of weakness, it's a form of incredible strength.
Dr. Erin McGillick
PhD Research Fellow, Hudson Institute of Medical Research