The best startup managers instinctively know the secret or have learned it the hard way:

 
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Managing well is not about goal-setting acronyms or recycling hand-me-down meeting templates. It's not something you can learn from a slide or a Quora post.

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To truly excel as a manager requires a fundamental mindset & skill set shift. Because, let's be honest, experience building product or closing partnerships doesn't translate directly to managing a team. Especially a team of former peers.

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The good news? We regularly offer a two-day coaching program aimed directly at helping startup managers make these shifts. We also bring the program in-house to help our clients initiate or bolster their manager development programs.

 

Here’s what to expect

Focused & Time-Efficient

20 hours of group coaching over two jam-packed days.

No Lecture Halls!

Small-group learning enviroment. (max 10 participants per coach)

Startup Focused

Designed for the startup setting. No corporate copy and paste here.

Deep Personal Insight

Uncover the assumptions and blindspots that get in the way.

Peer Accountability

Turn training into practice via built-in peer accountability for 10 weeks.

Build Your Own Playbook

Create a tailored manager playbook so the tools you most need are at your fingertips.

Most startup manager trainings fail because they:

  • Over-emphasize tools and frameworks
  • Often take place in large-group, slide-based lecture setting 
  • Are borrowed from corporate setting without being adapted for the startup context
  • Don't have accountability measures build in — so they fade in time
 

So we designed our startup manager program to:

  • Emphasize the mindset shift needed to succeed as a manager
  • Take place in a small-group, highly interactive setting (no slides)
  • Fit the specific needs and challenges of startup managers based on our experience as startup executive coaches and former operators
  • Turn training into practice via built-in peer accountability for 10 weeks

We still have room in our August and October Sessions! Sign up by clicking the tiles below:

Testimonials

According to the managers we’ve worked with…

"Anyone looking to grow as a manager in a startup environment should attend this program in order to explore elements of leadership that are crucial for success, put these concepts into practice, receive rapid feedback, and think about new ways to show up as manager of yourself and others." Read the rest of Sophie's story.

Sophie Randolph

Chief of Staff, Xola

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According to the managers we’ve worked with…

"This training is uniquely valuable because you are able to open up and be vulnerable with your colleagues in a safe space that will help you grow in ways you previously might not have considered or thought possible. These are guru coaches who have an incredible ability to make you think deeply about critical issues of the human condition (setting expectations, feedback and support and advocacy) that are central to a well functioning and supportive workplace."

Greg Ceccarelli

Director of Analytics & Operations, The League

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According to the managers we’ve worked with…

“The program provides such an effective balance of reflection, support, and strategy. I left feeling not just energized and confident, but also committed to specific behaviors I'll implement as soon as next week.”

Jocey Karlan

Former Director of Product, NoRedInk

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Testimonials

According to the managers we’ve worked with…

“Instead of starting with tips and tricks, this program starts by helping you discover some of the ways you see the world and uncover your deeply embedded assumptions, and then lets the management ideas flow naturally from that. The concrete suggestions are great, too.”

Gilman Tolle

Co-Founder & CTO, Boon + Gable

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According to the managers we’ve worked with…

"The content/structure blended theory and practice very well. The relationships I built with my cohort and coaches were genuine and caring. My takeaways felt personal and meaningful. I feel committed to applying what I learned. I do not think I would make any of those statements, let alone all of them in conjunction, to describe any previous work training.”

Dan Ettinger

Director of Business Development & Partner Success at GiveCampus

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According to the managers we’ve worked with…

"I really loved this whole experience. I do not have one negative thing to say. You guys were amazing. I was engaged, stimulated, challenged, and educated. I am so grateful that a program like this exists. I am looking forward to putting the ideas and words into actions, and then to revisit them with my accountability partner to figure out how to keep improving and learning!” 

Alex Kubal

Head of Procurement at Man Crates

According to the managers we’ve worked with…

Testimonials

According to the managers we’ve worked with…

“There isn't enough material out there to help startup managers, so this course is great. It helped me uncover trouble areas that I didn't even know existed.”

Paul Dsa

Senior Software Engineer, MyVest

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If you have any questions or would prefer to have us run our startup manager program within your company, let’s talk.