Fundamentals of High-Performance Leadership

6 weeks of live online training by  Silicon Valley veterans and certified Executive Coaches.

Just 40 students per cohort.  Classes begin May 19th.

Knowledgeable instructors, quality content, hands-on exercises, valuable reference materials, and connection with fellow leaders.

JEANANN NICHOLS and TRACY WILK

The next session starts soon and seats are limited. 

THE COURSE

Leadership is hard.     We know this very viscerally from our own history as long-time business leaders - and from our more recent vantage point as Executive Coaches serving clients across a range of functions and industries.  

This class combines the learnings from those 50+ years of leadership experience and from our experiences in coaching hundreds of clients along their own leadership journeys.

Specifically, we've taken these learnings and designed a class to help leaders to better anticipate and address the most common opportunities and challenges that they will face in their careers.

The class combines live online instruction, valuable reading and reference materials, and hands-on exercises conducted jointly with other leaders in a friendly, low-stress environment.

In our view, high performance leadership requires confidence and competence in three key areas. 

The first is managing one's self, i.e., mastering how you show up as a leader by drawing upon your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence.

Second is leading one-to-one; i.e., engaging powerfully and authentically in setting direction, measuring performance, providing effective feedback and coaching for growth.

The third is leading a team; i.e., maximizing a team's impact and performance by communicating a compelling vision, providing purpose, and creating a supportive, inclusive culture.

In each session of the course, we will focus deeply on one of these facets of high-performance leadership and provide actionable tips and tools to apply in your workplace.  These activities will help you define your unique leadership profile.

Come prepared to share your challenges, advice, and stories, and learn from one another to increase your leadership impact.

"The course and the instructors were amazing. The quality of information and practices will help me a lot in my job experience."

COURSE AGENDA

In each live on-line session, we'll dive deeply into a single topic.  Sessions will typically consist of a lecture, 1-2 group exercises and follow-up discussion.  All sessions will be held via Zoom and will recorded.  

 

Students will receive all course materials including session recordings, presentations, exercises, recommended readings, and quick reference guides for each topic.

 

As you work your way through the course, you'll create your own "Leadership Log" to apply and retain course learnings.

Session 1  

BUILDING YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

Session 2  

DELEGATING AND COACHING FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE

  •  What is it and how do you do it?

  • Developing the necessary mindset, skills and delivery

  • Stoking a reinforcing cycle of Competence and Confidence

  • Techniques to prepare and use 'in the moment'

  • Exercise:  Preparing for peak performances 

  • Delegation: A win-win-win when it works

  • When to delegate? To whom? How?

  • Overcoming fear, confusion and the need for control

  • Coaching for performance using the GROW model

  • Exercise:  Finding an extra 20% to delegate

Session  3 

RECEIVING AND GIVING FEEDBACK

  • The neuroscience of feedback

  • Fostering an environment of feedback in all directions

  • The ONE question that will get you useful feedback and help build your team

  • Receiving and accepting feedback

  • Giving feedback that will be heard and acted upon

  • Exercise:  Practicing productive, healthy giving and receiving.

Session 5  

MAXIMIZING TEAM EFFECTIVENESS

  • Hiring the right people and creating an inclusive culture

  • Creating and communicating a compelling vision

  • Measuring results

  • Understanding the behaviors of Multipliers and Diminshers

  • Exercise:  Manager as Multiplier

"The instructors are knowlegeable and clearly put a lot of work into the courses. The format is excelllent. The platform is great. The instructors keep the attention of the students very well. The topics and contents are excellent."

Session 4  

MANAGING CONFLICT 

  • Managing your mindset and controlling your emotions

  • Knowing your conflict style - and those of your colleagues

  • Acknowledging recurring roles and patterns

  • Exercise:  Let's fight!  Conflict in action.

Session 6 

LEADING TEAMS LEADING THROUGH CHANGE

  • Why we resist change

  • David Rock's SCARF model

  • Bridge's Managing Transitions

  • Exercise:  What to do and when in the phases of transition

COURSE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Duration: 75-90 minute classes will be held weekly for 6 weeks

Day: Tuesdays (see below for times)

Start and finish dates: May 19 - June 23

Platform:  Courses will be delivered via Zoom

Students/class: Classes will be limited to 40 students

Fee: $495

 

There are two cohorts.  Choose the session that best fits your schedule. You will attend the same time each week and get to know you peers. 

 

  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm PST

  • 5:00 pm-6:30 pm PST

 

Note: Full refunds will be provided up to May 28th (i.e., one day after the 2nd class).

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JEANANNE NICHOLS

TRACY WILK

Tracy is an Executive Coach. PreviouslyTracy held senior management roles at companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, he spent twelve years at Google as Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Google Payments Corporation and received Google's Great Manager Award. 

JEANANN NICHOLS

JeanAnn is an Executive Coach.  She specializes in coaching women and underrepresented minorities to thrive in the technology sector. She is also a frequent writer and speaker on leadership and executive development.  Previously, she was a Vice President at Intel Corporation, where her career spanned from engineering to sales and marketing.

CONTACT US

For more information, contact:

JeanAnn Nichols - jeanann@jeanannnichols.com

Tracy Wilk - tracy@tracylwilk.com

"JeanAnn and Tracy provided a great course together. From their lectures to the way they interact with the students, you can tell JeanAnn and Tracy are passionate about people and leadership."