Leading with ease
JAN 11 – MAR 1
APR 12 – MAY 31
SEPT 12 – NOV 1
Would it surprise you to know that “Managing, Supervising, and Leading” are skills that have nothing to do with your age?
Stepping into a Supervisor/Manager/Leader role is not always easy. You go from doing the work, to motivating and inspiring others to do the work. You move from looking at life on the day to day to looking out 1 to 5 years, from one role to overseeing all the roles that come together to get something done. This can be overwhelming.
The bottom line is “Managing, Supervising, and Leading” is about how you show up and deal with your team.
This course has helped many leaders make the switch from doing to leading. In this course I brought together the main learning I needed when I stepped into the leadership role, and the recurring themes I’ve heard from clients. I still use all these skills today and I’m excited for the opportunity to share them with you. I will take you through what you bring to the table as a manager, your role as a manager, how to communicate with those more difficult staff members, and how to share vision & values to help your team reach their goals. And we will tackle the ever-present challenges leaders face nearly every day of “performance management” and “difficult conversations”.
Relax, you’ve got this. These things don’t have to be difficult. We will get you
Leading with Ease
This course includes:
- 4 assignments sent bi-weekly
- 8 weekly 1-hour Zoom calls – that alternate between lessons and coaching after practicing the skills
- An Online DiSC assessment (a personality assessment tool that is geared to the manager/leader role)
What do you mean by “Leading with Ease”?
Taking a leadership role is a big step. It can bring on stress and sometimes anxiety, causing people to question themselves and why they took the role in the first place. Leading with Ease, helps you create the foundation for your team. We all know a house with a solid foundation will withstand anything thrown at it. We want that for your team.
More importantly, we want to make your leadership role feel “easy”. When you have the solid foundation, decisions get easier. As the leader, you know when and how to deal with problems when they arise and you know that no matter what the problem, you have the skill to lead your team through it. This does not mean having all the answers, just the ability to pull the team together to create the best plans and the best outcomes no matter what is happening in the world.
What will I learn?
You will learn about yourself. The strengths you already have and what you might need to work on. You will learn about your own leadership style, and the different personalities you will encounter. You will learn how to set and keep boundaries for yourself and your team. You will learn to ground your decisions in your Vision, Mission and Values so that you can make decisions with confidence. You will learn how to communicate with different personalities and get the best from each of your team members. You will learn to use conflict as a tool to make better decisions.
Why the 8-week format?
Through my career I have taken and sent my teams on many courses and trainings. While the information was amazing I found that after being out of the office for 2-5 days I just didn’t have the time to integrate the learning. The information was there but the emails and phone calls on my return took away from being able to use the information I had just learned effectively.
The 8-weeks are set up so that the fist week is a lesson, from each lesson you are given an assignment to solidify the learning. In the next session we do group coaching and have each person discuss their experience with the assignment. For the most part these are not paper assignments, they are assignments that you will do during your regular day to day, keeping the lesson top of mind. We continue this way for the full 8 weeks.
Each lesson builds on the last, so that during each coaching session we are reminded of the importance of the previous lessons.
This is also the reason we only allow 5 people per session. We want everyone to have ample time to have their questions answered.
What if I want to give this training to my team all together?
Companies have asked us to train their team all at once. When that happens we work out the best way to work with your team. Usually in two 4-hour sessions where we do 2 lessons the first time, practice and then come back together for a second 4-hour session where we take up the lessons in a group coaching session and work through the last 2 lessons.
When we are invited in by a company we use your current Vision and Mission for that portion of the course, rather than use the time for each leader to build the Vision and Mission.
This course was a learning experience from the very first day! Knowing where you are going (vision) and how you show up as a leaser (DiSC) makes a huge positive difference in how you deal with your staff and your clients. My business Partner and I both took this course and it was time well spent. The tools and skills we learned are useful now but will also continue to be relevant as our business grows. Thank you Lisa.
Deb Wilson-Smith, Garden’s of Joy
Would it surprise you to know that “Managing, Supervising, and Leading” are skills that have nothing to do with your age? Stepping into a Supervisor/Manager/Leader role is not always easy. You go from doing the work, to motivating and inspiring others to do the work.
When I first started public speaking, I spoke quickly, quietly and got off that stage as soon as possible. Enter toastmasters, Now I can stand on a stage, drop my script and speak for 20 minutes off the cuff.
Having a coach is having someone in our corner that you can discuss anything with. A coach is held to the same level of confidentiality you are. You have everything that you need, a coach just helps you to find your wisdom and remind you of the skills you already possess.
I found this to be a great experience. Lisa is a true pleasure to work with. Her knowledge and expertise were invaluable to me. The small group was definitely one of the best parts of the course as it felt more personable and provided ample time to share/ask questions. Lisa has been a tremendous support and mentor to me. I am very thankful for al that she’s taught me and reminded me of along the way.