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Becoming a new manager is both exciting and terrifying.
In most cases there is very little training on developing a management style, understanding the needs of your team, and identifying strength and weaknesses.

It takes most people years on the job to develop what we teach in 8 weeks,
combining principles of management consulting and psychology.​

8 Weeks

Our sessions are 90 minutes per week for 8 weeks. Each session has 30 minutes of course curriculum and 60 minutes of discussion, learning from peers, and hot-seat coaching on challenges you're currently facing.

8 Peers

Each cohort is made up of 8 people who are new to managing and work for different companies. This brings diverse perspectives and allows everyone to learn from each other's challenges as new managers.

2 Mentors

The program is led by our CEO, Natalie Grogan and each cohort will have an additional mentor with expertise in business, management, and talent optimization. Mentors are even available to you after the program ends!

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It Starts with Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the #1 predictor of success in management and leadership.
After we do a deep dive into what drives you as a person and a leader,
your work style, and your communication style we'll move on to...

What it Means to Be a Manager

Dynamics change when you become a manager. You will get clear on how to maintain and develop relationships, support your team from a place of integrity and authenticity, how to be assertive with respect, and most importantly, checking your ego at the door.

The Work to Be Done

What is your team trying to accomplish? Every team has goals and methods of achieving them. We help you get crystal clear on what you're trying to accomplish and help you identify potential roadblocks so you can get in front of them.

Strengths and Blind Spots of Team and Individuals

Who are these people who work for you? What do you know about them? How do they best work? Communicate? Are they independent or do they work best when collaborating? How do their strengths support your strategy? Where do you have gaps that need to be filled?
Learn how to support them the way that works best for them.

Talent Strategy + Hiring the Right People

In checkers, all of the pieces move in one direction. In chess, you move each piece differently based on its ability.
Learn how to use the Talent Optimization framework to play chess and design dream teams.
When you play chess with talent, align the right people to the job, team, manager, and company, everyone wins.

Driving Employee Engagement + Performance

"Discretionary effort" is the difference between employees who do the bare minimum because they 'have to' to avoid getting in trouble and those who go above and beyond because they want and choose to. Most organizations, whether they know it or not, manage performance in ways that motivate people to do the bare minimum. You’re going to change that.

Team Dynamics + Conflict Management

Conflict and power struggles are an absolute waste of time that breeds toxicity among teams and cultures. Learn how to confront conflict head-on and cut the BS. We look at interpersonal relationships, use people data to examine team dynamics, and give you the tools to lead a harmonious team, free from office politics and other nonsense that gets in the way of achievement.

Onboarding, Reviews, Mentoring, + Coaching

Learn the basics of career pathing and coaching individuals to support their career goals.
When you genuinely invest in your employees, that discretionary effort begins to appear naturally.

Access to a Community of Peers + Mentors

After graduating, you’ll have access to the entire community of graduates through an online platform, as well as your program mentors. 

This is a forum where you can continue to receive support and learn from the challenges of others as you grow into exceptional leaders. 

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