Courses for NOW to get to NEXT

Based on the unwavering foundation of candor, compassion, and courage, our leadership courses will meet you in your NOW and guide you to your NEXT.

You’ve been recognized by your organization for your industry expertise - or would like to be. But NOW what? The Avenue 8 On Demand courses cover the intangible traits and competencies of effective leadership.

We've worked with thousands of leaders at all levels and across every major industry. Our courses will enhance your skills and knowledge, allowing you to have the confidence to be the leader your organization needs.

We break down the 3 key learnings of strong leaders:

              Communication – effectively convey your message and develop relationships

              Perspective – externally evaluate your presence to your stakeholders, and internally reframe your story

              Authenticity – eliminate interference to your potential, driving focused outcomes

Our on-demand style courses have consolidated decades of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and CEO. Let us cut the learning curve in your growth as a leader from NOW to NEXT.   

About Our Courses

Components of our courses:

  • Video learning sessions taught by Danessa Knaupp, recognized leadership expert, elite executive coach, CEO and founder of Avenue 8 Advisors, keynote speaker and author
  • Downloadable PDF of takeaways
  • Real-life exercises and corresponding worksheets
  • Video transcript
  • Additional reading, resources, and more  


Will I be able to fit this into my day?

The courses are delivered as bite-size pieces tailored to work into your full days. They are self-paced.

What if I need more time?

Courses are on-demand so they are convenient for your schedule; you can pause and return as needed.

Is this the same as having a private executive coach?

While nothing can replace the personalized support of on-going private coaching sessions, these courses deliver the same type of information as our executive level workshops. The topics are applicable to all levels of leadership.


Can the courses be used as a training tool for an entire team?

These classes can be taken by individuals, or you can contact us to create a group-enrollment package for your entire team to learn together.

Danessa Knaupp

Avenue 8 Advisors CEO Founder

and Course Facilitator

Danessa is a CEO, executive coach, and best-selling author shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the best-selling leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity and regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results.

Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance with key leaders, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership and executive team effectiveness. She has coached CEOs, boards, and C-suite teams on issues related to leadership effectiveness, succession planning, M&A integration, and conflict intervention. Her clients have included Anthem, BMW, AmerisourceBergen, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard, and more.

Danessa earned her executive coaching credentials from Georgetown University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary. She spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a senior executive and ultimately, CEO.

What Clients Say About Our Work

Very helpful content. I’ve used it today. I used it last night. I’ve already shared tidbits of it with two other business leaders including my husband having to make very tough decisions and communicate tough things to employees.”

Kristin R. | Chief Sales & Marketing Officer


"Danessa’s work on authenticity and engagement is impressive and timely."

Session Attendee


Danessa, your teachings hit on so many important things we need to be present to during these changing times. Candor. Compassion. Courage. What a perfect combination for success at work and at home. My mind is now full of ideas related to how our firm can use this change to prompt innovative ideas to support our clients and our staff, while also increasing support in the communities where we serve."

Michelle H. | Business Development Manager