Explearning Academy
Explearning Academy

Professional Development for The Modern Executive

Cultivate Confidence, Improve Communication and Master Social Fluency

Explearning Academy

The #1 Platform for The Modern Executive

What is Explearning Academy?

Explearning Academy is a comprehensive online professional development platform aimed at enhancing employees' communicative competence and social fluency. 

Explearning Academy features a wide range of courses, monthly challenges, flexible learning options, expert instructors, interactive learning experiences, and a structured curriculum covering essential professional skills.

Benefits include progress tracking, certifications, customizable learning paths, and support for continuous personal and professional growth through interactive activities, monthly challenges, weekly calendars, self-assessments, and community support.

It is expertly designed for the Modern Executive.

Why The Modern Executive?

In a world that's constantly evolving, the Modern Executive is agile, adaptable, and authentic. Break free from outdated notions and embrace the qualities essential for success in our digital age.

Ready to ditch the stuffy corporate image and embrace a leadership style that's as dynamic and authentic as you are?

Does This Sound Like You?

  • Lack of Professional Polish: You're skilled at what you do, but something's missing. Maybe it's the way you present yourself or your ideas.
  • Struggling with Authenticity: You've got the credentials, but you're stuck playing a role. It's time to shed the corporate mask and let your true self shine—in the boardroom and beyond.
  • Social Anxiety and Low Confidence: Navigate social scenarios with ease, whether it's impromptu speaking or overcoming stage fright.

How We Help You Become a Modern Executive

Our web-courses, programs, and challenges are all designed to transition you from a traditional executive to a Modern Executive, beginning with The 33-Day Executive Excellence Challenge (available as soon as you join).

We focus on key skills like executive presence, negotiation, and those all-important presentations. 

But we don't stop there! We'll also dive deep into:

Active Listening: Engage in conversations that foster deeper connections.

Storytelling: Create compelling narratives that captivate your audience.

Feedback: Learn to give and receive constructive feedback.

Networking: Build a virtual network that's as dynamic as you are.

Emotional Intelligence: Cultivate emotional intelligence for better interpersonal relations.

Impromptu Speaking: Overcome social anxiety and stage fright to speak eloquently on the fly.

Who Is This For?

Whether you're an entrepreneur growing your business, a freelancer pitching clients, or a work-from-home executive managing remote teams and driving change in your organization, Explearning Academy is for you. 

Being a Modern Executive is NOT about:
  • Dressing up in stiff, uncomfortable clothes just to "look the part."
  • Using jargon-filled corporate speak that no one understands.
  • Putting on a façade of perfection, as if you're not allowed to make mistakes.
Being a Modern Executive IS about:
  • Embracing a style that reflects your authentic self, not just "dressing to impress."
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, cutting through the noise to inspire and lead.
  • Owning your imperfections and learning from them, because that's how real growth happens.

Why Being a Modern Executive is Your Blueprint for Future Success

Mastering the qualities of a Modern Executive is more than just a career booster; it's a life-altering skill set that's crucial for your future success. 

In an ever-changing global landscape, adaptability, authenticity, and effective communication aren't just buzzwords—they're necessities. These skills empower you to navigate complex challenges, foster meaningful relationships, and lead with integrity. 

Whether you're an entrepreneur scaling a startup, a freelancer pitching to clients, or a professional climbing the corporate ladder, embodying the Modern Executive ethos equips you to excel in any setting. 

It's not just about surviving in today's world; it's about thriving in it.

What You Get with a Membership

🎥 Self-Paced Web Courses: Learn at your convenience, anytime, anywhere.

📞 Live Video Calls*: Practice real-world communication strategies and receive immediate personalized feedback to accelerate growth.

🪞Self-Assessments: Keep your progress on track with our carefully designed self-assessments, guiding your learning journey.

💻 Live Webinars*: Stay ahead with cutting-edge strategies taught by experts.

🏆 Monthly Challenges: Push your boundaries and achieve measurable growth.

🌐 Global Professional Community: Network with like-minded professionals across industries.

🫛 Social Pods : Interactive interest groups designed to network, practice the art of conversation, and enjoy engaging social interactions.

🎤 Speaking Opportunities: Engage in meaningful conversations with community members to refine your skills.

🗓️ Daily Professional Development: With weekly calendars, there's something to improve every day—be it reading, writing, listening, speaking, executive communication, social skills, or professional skills.

*Note: Live conversations typically take place between 8 AM and 10 AM US Eastern Time

Special Benefits When You Join Now

🔥 Real-Time Personalized Feedback: Receive bespoke feedback focused on leveraging strengths and addressing areas for improvement right when you need it.

🔥 Small-Group Coaching Experience: Benefit from intimate, focused coaching sessions that allow for personalized attention within a supportive community.

🔥 Exclusive Communications Strategies: Master the nuances of effective communication.

🔥 Targeted Activities: Engage in activities crafted to meet individual development goals, ensuring relevance and effectiveness.

🔥 Accelerated Growth: Experience rapid progress with tailored advice and resources, designed to meet the unique needs of each participant.

Use Your Development Stipend to Get Your Explearning Academy Membership Covered by HR!

To HR Professionals: Empower your team with Explearning Academy, an investment in their professional growth that delivers tangible results and enhances organizational communication. Contact us to learn more.

To Employees: Elevate your career by encouraging your HR team to invest in your growth with an Explearning Academy membership, a step towards unlocking your full professional potential. Contact us to learn more

Your Path to Becoming a Modern Executive Starts Here

Done with the old-school executive playbook? Ready to embrace a leadership style that's authentic, adaptable, and truly effective? 

The time for transformation is now. Welcome to Explearning Academy, your gateway to mastering the Modern Executive ethos.

Take the leap and commit to Explearning Academy today:

  • Because the future of leadership is modern, and it starts with you.
  • Because authenticity and adaptability aren't just buzzwords; they're your new way of life.
  • Because the world needs leaders who are not just surviving, but thriving.

The best time to evolve was yesterday. The next best time? Right now.

See you inside,

Mary Daphne

What is the Executive Communication Lab Plan?

The Executive Communication Plan is for people who are serious about leveling up their leadership skills.

In practice, this means live video calls with Mary Daphne and other Executive Communication Plan members to hone communication skills and share personalized feedback.

This plan is the best way to build your network and get the most of what our community has to offer.

Join this plan here.

What Our Members Are Saying

Real Experiences: Insights from Our Explearning Community

I joined Explearning Academy just two months ago, and I'm absolutely amazed by the progress I've achieved in refining my workplace skills and boosting my confidence in starting conversations within the English-speaking community. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our teacher, Mary Daphne, for her guidance and support.


 Best investment. You won't regret it.


This community is very active, open, and lively. We touch upon various stimulating topics that are relevant to business, professional, and social environments.

- Ishiika

The community’s international diversity is the perfect practice ground to interact in multicultural settings.

- Ishiika

The sessions have been helping me cultivate my personality and communication, which is a great added feature that is not seen in other language and communication programs. 

- Ishiika

Meet your Instructors

Mary Daphne

CEO and Co-Founder

With an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics, Mary Daphne has over sixteen years of experience working in education, cross-cultural corporate communications as well as television and live broadcasting. She loves exploring the intersection of language, culture, and social interaction.

Alongside her corporate engagements, Mary Daphne has spent the last two decades designing social skills, public speaking, cross-cultural communications, and business communications courses. Her lessons leverage technology, empirical research, and data-backed teaching methodologies to produce high-value outcomes for her students and clients.

Mary Daphne is a native New Yorker and an avid traveler. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, painting, strength training, and composing children’s books.

She received her Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University, graduated Valedictorian with an MA in TESOL from Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College with a BA in French and Communication studies.

Languages: English (Native), French (Bilingual), Turkish (Fully Proficient), Greek (Beginner)


COO and Co-Founder

Prior to Advanced English, Greg was COO of Ticket Monster, an online secondary market event ticket retailer based in New York City. After growing the company from three to nearly fifty employees, he structured and closed the sale of Ticket Monster to an industry leader in the entertainment space.

Before Ticket Monster, Greg lived in Beijing, where he launched fundraising operations for the educational non-profit Teach For China, expanding the organization’s annual donation pipeline from under $1M to over $5M in two years.

While at Teach For China, Greg also co-founded The China Step, a web-based travel business that provided recent graduates with affordable services for living and traveling in China.

Prior to Beijing, through a Princeton in Asia Fellowship, Greg laid the pedagogical foundation for Teach For China in its inaugural year as one of 20 Fellows teaching 7th grade English in rural Yunnan Province.

Born in New York City and raised in Hong Kong, Greg likes to spend his time in forests and mountains. But more often than not, he's just typing away at a computer.

Greg received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Master's Degree in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute. He graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English and Chinese Studies.

Languages: English (Native), Mandarin (Fully Proficient) Turkish (Intermediate)

If you're here, you probably know Mary Daphne from her YouTube channels and Podcasts.

🎥Explearning Communication and Social Skills

🎥Advanced English for Professionals

Ready to Lead the Future? Become a Modern Executive Today.

You've seen what it takes to evolve from a traditional leader to a Modern Executive. You've felt the pull to be more authentic, adaptable, and effective. Now, it's time to make it happen.

👇 Here's Your Next Step 👇

Join the 33-Day Executive Excellence Challenge at Explearning Academy

  • Unlock your full leadership potential.
  • Master the art of modern communication.
  • Navigate complex challenges with ease and integrity.
  • Build meaningful relationships in a digital world.
  • Thrive, don't just survive, in today's ever-changing landscape.

Don't Just Be a Leader. Be a Modern Executive.

👉 See You in Explearning Academy


Our Refund Policy

Please note: When you purchase our digital products, you're buying non-refundable, digital assets that cannot be returned. Therefore, we don't offer refunds for any products purchased or services already provided. If you decide to end your membership, it's your responsibility to cancel any recurring payments to avoid future charges.

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