Scale Yourself Workshop +

Growth Plan with Executive Coach

500 Startups Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has teamed up with Abroad to offer 15 founders the opportunity to  generate a growth plan with an executive coach and attend three 2-hour virtual leadership sessions to unlock hidden growth potential, at no cost. To apply, all you need to do is take Abroad's 15-minute Assessment.

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What's Included

Through this program, the selected founders

will receive the following benefits 

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You begin by taking Abroad’s 15-minute Assessment which thousands of founders have used to identify opportunities to grow and thrive. 15 founders will then be selected to proceed with the Program (“Participating Founder”).

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Growth Plan
with Coach

After taking the assessment, the Participating Founders will be selected to review their results with an executive coach to gain deeper insights and design a growth plan

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The Participating Founders will then attend three 2-hour live community sessions where Abroad will provide coaching for the most critical areas identified in the group assessment.

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For 12 months, as a Participating Founder, you will be able to access Abroad’s coaching and educational audios, track insights, and measure your learning progress.

Community Sessions

*Focus areas subject to change based on group assessment results

(Aug 24-26, 2020 from 8:00 - 10:00 AM KUL)

Growth Mindset & Self-Compassion

According to Abroad's global research, self-compassion is the number one blind spot for founders regardless of geographic location and stage of company. Growth Mindset is a good way to address self-compassion, which is why it's among the important skills that Google teaches all high performers when they make the leap to management.

Emotional Intelligence

This module explores why emotional intelligence is arguably one of the most important skills for the next decade, and how increasing your EQ impacts your ability to lead and foster healthy workplace cultures.

Fear & Decision-Making

In this module we explore the evolution of fear and anxiety, and how fear has a massive impact on our In this module, we explore the evolution of fear and anxiety, and how fear has a massive impact on our judgment, decision-making, and ability to adapt in the face of unexpected outcomes. 


Each session will be led by a senior Abroad executive coach who will support you in identifying deeply held assumptions and mindsets that are preventing you from actualizing your potential.

Meet the Abroad Coaches & Facilitators

Abroad's executive coaches are experts on entrepreneurial development and will soon release a global study on the mental and emotional health of founders. 

Mina Lee
As a prior resident of Southeast Asia and executive at BCG, World Bank, and Xiaomi, Mina skillfully balances eastern and western cultures and management principles to create high performing teams and cultures. 
Janine Parziale
As an Executive Coach at Abroad, Janine helps leaders and teams cultivate their three centers of intelligence to unlock greater performance and leadership.
Justin Milano
As a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and expert on the mind of the entrepreneur, Justin offers sessions to support founders in identifying blind spots and actualizing hidden potential. 
Dana Menlove
As an executive coach with Abroad, Dana guides leaders and teams to serve with purpose, presence and integrity during times of global complexity.
Nigel Wylie
As a prior Southeast Asian entrepreneur, Nigel understands both the cultural and business context for start-up founders. He is also Abroad's expert in improving co-founder dynamics.

Apply for the Leadership Program

In order to apply, please complete Abroad's 15-minute Awareness Assessment* below. Regardless of being selected, by taking the assessment you will gain insights into personal, leadership, and team growth opportunities.
*Individual assessments are 100% confidential and will not be seen by anyone outside the Abroad coaching team, so please answer honestly. 

Abroad is a coaching, education, and research platform designed to actualize leadership and organizational potential. Our offerings are powered by evidenced-based research, practical business application, ancient wisdom, and mindfulness-based practices.

About Abroad
About 500 Startups

500 Startups is a venture capital firm on the mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. To date, we have backed more than 2,400 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Most significantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers all over the world. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startup ecosystems worldwide.


This Scale Yourself Program is operated by 500 Startups Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. ("500 Startups Malaysia"), in collaboration with The funds advised by 500 Startups Management Company, L.L.C. do not participate in any revenue generated by these activities. This program is provided for educational and informational purposes only and under no circumstances should any content provided as part of this program, services or events be construed as investment, legal, tax or accounting advice by 500 Startups Malaysia or any of its affiliates. The information on this website is provided and delivered by Abroad, a third party that is independent and not related to or controlled by 500 Startups Malaysia. 500 Startups Malaysia makes no representations as to or guarantees of specific outcomes from attending or relying on the contents of this website or the program. This program is supported by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation and the Ministry of Communications & Multimedia of Malaysia.