Muscle Up Your Courage

The 12 weeks Muscle up your courage programme is designed for Change Agents

Experiential learning
Weekly live sessions (incl Hatch Labs)
Online learning with rich media
Unique materials, both online and physical
Personal guidance and support
Connect with peers from other organizations and abroad

Your courage as a change agent

The world of work is changing rapidly, whether it’s digital transformation, the energy transition or a more inclusive work environment.
As a change agent, you’re probably at the forefront of this change.
And it’s this change that sometimes gets a lot of pushback – not only from co-workers and stakeholders, but also from those closer to home and even from your own inner voice. So, how do you deal with their and your own uncertainties, unconscious biases, old habits and increasing polarization?

We created Muscle up your courage to help change agents like you strengthen your courage and resilience and develop an experimentation mindset – based on new and existing attitudes, skills and behaviours.

Through this programme, you will develop:

Problem solve courageously: Challenge the status quo and push boundaries
Act courageously: Make bold, courageous decisions
Inspire courageously: Communicate with confidence to inspire sustainable and inclusive change
Live courageously: Be your true self at all times 

Experiental learning

Real-life experiments

Gather data about yourself, making note of your physical, intellectual & emotional responses to a specific area of focus


Process your findings, identify trends and uncover your own hidden capabilities


Extend your learning by processing with others in your learning community

Including Hatch Labs

What does courage at work mean for you, as a change agent?

Everyone has a personal understanding and association with courage, recognising and showing courageous behavior differently. And at work, it even gets trickier. Join us in this session to find meaning and make sense of 'courage at work', together with fellow participants, through sharing your stories and tips & tricks.  

Practising failing at work – cultures of fear v.s. innovation:

The future demands us to dare to be innovative. Only if you dare to think and act differently, is true success achievable. This can be challenging because it requires focus, demands time, and means many trials, which means many failures. All the while though, you’re building resilience, moving forward, and continuously learning vs. experiencing feelings of doubt, insecurity, or stagnation. In this thematic session, the focus will be on developing a culture of courageous trying and innovation, and communicating vulnerably, yet courageously.

How to deal with increased polarisation - bold conversations

Those dreaded conversations: the call from a colleague for a meeting, knowing it may not go well; sitting restlessly across from a colleague, receiving feedback in the most uncomfortable way and not knowing how to react; standing up for something you truly believe would be good for business and people; or stepping up to support a colleague who is put into a difficult situation. Especially when you 'work from home', spending your time signing in and out of back-to-back meetings, being exposed to 'the good, the bad and the ugly' of online social interactions, how do you bring focus to commonalities?  How do you close the gap between polarities? In this session, we will dissect  bold conversations, turning the pieces upside down and inside out to reframe our attitudes, as well as equip ourselves with some hints and tips to support us along the way.

Unconscious bias, inclusion and diversity

You can run but you cannot hide from your unconscious biases. The reality is, they are plentiful and no one is immune to them. However, becoming aware of your biases and their implications in your interactions can open your eyes and change your attitudes and behaviors. Building upon this, we add on our Hatch twist, by putting some difficult questions on the table. We help each other to push our own and our collective boundaries by sharing, discussing and aiming to create shared meaning about 'inclusion' and 'diversity'. This is the first step to becoming an ambassador of this topic, not only in your private life but especially at work.

Courageous leadership - a role or an attitude

What are the new skills that are required from a courageous leader? What makes a leader courageous? The topic is focused on leadership, and let's give you a little hint: leadership is not about carrying a title.

Standing up for what you believe

Standing up for what you believe and making a career does not just depend on the quality of work: it also depends upon to what extent you are seen and valued by the people around you. In this session, you will learn how you can 'show off' your accomplishments, in a non-annoying or non-arrogant way, and how to negotiate effectively. 

Is this programme right for ....


Without exploration, there can be no innovation. Explore innovative solutions to common issues such as corporate governance, legacy technology and legal barriers, as well as company culture and politics. Learn how to keep ahead of the game by'muscling up' your and your team's courage, resilience, innovation and critical thinking. As a leader or key team member, work on a range of skills to become the change agent your organization needs to implement positive and inclusive communication and strategies.

Start-ups & scale-ups

What works today won't necessarily work tomorrow, especially in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of start-ups and scale-ups. Learn to think quickly and respond rapidly, both individually and collectively, while creating a culture of innovation and freeing your team from modern-day distractions and other insecurities.


Climate change, economic crises and pandemics are just a few of the political and societal challenges facing government bodies and agencies in the modern age. They demand courage and resilience of our politicians and civil servants.Learn to function even more effectively as a team, build a democratic and inclusive system and lead by example.

How is the programme structured?

Module 1 : Courage in the workplace (3 weeks)

Understand: Why are courage and resilience so important at work - now and in the future? How they can be shadowed by fear and uncertainty? Learn to recognise patterns in your own behaviour in work related situations.

Module 2: Strengthen your courage & build new behaviours (3 weeks)

To experiment on: Patterns that we like, we want to change
To observe and recognize: Certain behaviours of others at work
To learn: How your colleagues come across this way.
To design: Your own take on how your strengths, your good behaviours and some other behaviours you like of your colleagues and make it your own. 

Module 3: A stronger you as a change agent – part 1 (3 weeks)

To continue to work with: Strengthening the ‘courage’ and ‘resilience’ muscles.
Testing and trying adoption of new behaviours.
To identify: The ‘good’ behaviours and pre-conditions that create an inclusive environment.

Module 4: A stronger you as a change agent – part 2 (3 weeks)

To design: An approach to create an inclusive, open work environment where all colleagues feel supported, encouraged.
To share the approach with your management team.

Hatch Celebration

Un-comfortability counselling’ end-gathering to commit to accountability and receive final tips by our uncomfortability-experts on your progress

Use our experiments to strengthen your future-proof capabilities and instantly feel the positive impacts - both on your personal life and at the workplace
Future Leaders
We are there for high potentials seeking to broaden their abilities and increase their agility,  and opportunities
Satisfaction warranty
When you rate us less than a 8 (out of 10) we will do our best to make it an 8 or higher. If that still didn't help we will pay back 100% of your investment.
Hatch Labs
Including bi-weekly Hatch Labs to experiment with and learn from each other.
Lots of fun
We don't do boring, theoretical trainings. We offer you real-life experiments, instant evidence, amazement and fun.
Coffee Klatches
Including bi-weekly and rolling coffee klatches to mentor and get to know each other.

Change agent: muscle up your courage

12 weeks
Including all materials
Weekly live sessions
3 personal Deep Dive sessions
Excl. 21% VAT
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Josja van der Maas
"Recently had the privilege to be part of one of the experiential learning programs of Hatch. I am amazed to share that something that looked liked a tough experiment ‘to ditch the digital distractions’ after 2 months is still continuing to deliver- YES it works! This is one of the few learning programs i’ve ever joined that have helped me establish a lasting change in me."
Lianne Heite
Havas Lemz
"Two weeks ago I joined an experiential learning program of Hatch, since I find it important to keep inspiring and developing myself. It feels like a great decision already! All elements of the program are developed and conducted with care and dedication: the theory presented is spot-on and immediately applicable, the live sessions are hosted very professional and sharing experiences with the other participants is truly inspiring, the learning tools work great, even the notebook feels like a treasure. I can’t wait for the rest of the program to rollout and experiment with an array of new ideas and behavioural techniques."
Ananta Khemradj
"Being part of Hatch gave me a great opportunity to explore my learning journey with other people. Reflecting on different topics and sharing them with others not only creates a great bond with people, but it helps you to gain new perspectives as well. I’m looking forward to the rest of the journey with Hatch."


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