This is a 2 hour workshop for first-time leaders

Making the transition from employee to manager for the first time can sometimes be a stressful and challenging event. Companies might hire new college graduates and put them in a supervisory role for the first time because of their education, training and knowledge. However, most companies like to promote from within for several reasons:  

  • Current employees know the operations of the business and understand how things are done in the company
  • Internal employees are usually promoted because they are very good at what they do and have developed specialized skills. It seems natural that the next logical career step would be into a management role. 
  • Promoting from within also validates an employees’ value and contribution to the business and can act as a motivator and incentive to excel. 

Regardless of how individuals end up in their first management role, the experience is unlike anything they will encounter as they continue to get promoted up the organizational ladder. 

Many times, new supervisors or managers find that their expectations of their first supervisory experience are incomplete and simplistic.  Once in a management role, they realize that management has more demands, administrative tasks, planning, organizing, and people challenges than they ever expected.

In this workshop, participants will explore the challenges and opportunities that all new manager face when making that first leap into a supervisory role. To be successful, new managers need to embrace a collaborative mindset and earn the trust and respect of their team which may be difficult to do if they are now managing people they once worked with side by side.

Join us in this workshop to learn about:

  • new manager mistakes and how to avoid them
  • the key roles and competencies of management
  • challenges and opportunities for the new manager in any organization
  • best practices that can encourage mutual respect between the employee and manager
  • your greatest opportunities to step up as a manager and embrace success! 


This 2 hour workshop will empower conversations, Moving Past Conflict to Cooperation

Most of us want to avoid having difficult conversations at all costs and usually it’s based on a misconception that all conflict is bad. In reality, difficult conversations and conflict can push teams to be more innovative and take relationships to a new level of openness, honesty and understanding.

Most of us don’t consciously manage difficult situations. Rather, when having to engage in a hard discussion with someone, we are used to it getting emotionally charged and people jumping to defend themselves, resulting in an argument. This is a normal human reaction called “the fight or flight” syndrome. But there is a better way!

The key to handling these difficult conversations is to slow down, assess the situation from a non-judgmental point of view and decide what approach to take given the situation. This type of conscious behavior can be learned and is our focus today.

If handled appropriately, working through difficult conversations can create strong bonds between team members and pave the way for improved communication. However,

if handled inappropriately, these tough conversations can quickly destroy workplace relationships and cause team members to become disgruntled and dissatisfied with their jobs.

In this workshop, participants will explore “elephants” in the room and benefits to addressing these sensitive topics before they grow out of control. They will identify symptoms and sources of the issue, including exploring their natural approach to handling difficult conversations to determine if there is a better way.

Join us in this workshop to learn about:

  • To identify symptoms that difficulties exist and the root cause
  • To learn various approaches in response to difficult situations
  • To identify strategies to move from conflict to cooperation
  • To learn how to invite and offer constructive feedback when handling a difficult conversation
  • To use helpful language to ask for what you need 


This 2 hour Workshop is designed to raise the Emotional Intelligence in leaders to create a higher level of success.

When you think of an outstanding leader, what comes to mind? Someone who always keeps their cool and never lets their temper get out of control? Or maybe it’s someone you trust implicitly? Someone who listens, values your input and understands when to push you, coach you, and when to lift you up.

These are the attributes of someone with a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ). Research shows a strong correlation between success in life and at work and a well-developed emotional intelligence muscle. EQ is widely recognized as a key factor in professional—as well as personal—success.

This training workshop will help you to identify the key domains that impact emotional intelligence and to practice activities that build emotional competencies, as well as help you to adapt your responses and reactions for better outcomes.

Join us in this workshop to learn strategies that will:

  • Build a clear understanding of the Emotional Intelligence Model
  • Help you to understand your responses and how your mindset and emotions have an impact
  • Help you consider opportunities and situations where you want to lead with a new approach
  • Have you practice using tools and strategies to adjust your emotional mindset in the moment