Elevate Your Career

In this course you'll learn the exact process I used to go from first-time manager to director in 14 months.

  • Overcome insecurity and increase your confidence in just a few weeks.

  • Deliver tangible results within the first 45-60 days in your role.

  • Build skills and capabilities that will elevate your career for the rest of your life.


Sherri T.

Sr Manager, Sales & Marketing

“ I loved how Ian boiled the content down to simple and actionable frameworks grounded in science. I was able to use what I learned immediately, which helped to solidify the learning. I feel a lot more confident in my ability to lead now. I have the right set of skills and approaches to build trust, create a cohesive and positive team environment, and coach each individual to reach their full potential."

Saffron B.

Sr Brand Manager

“I would hands-down recommend this program as a great confidence booster for a new people manager. I walked away from this course with a short-list of tools and techniques that I could immediately put into place to help improve communication and trust with my direct reports."

What you'll learn:

  • Coaching Excellence

    How to develop your coaching skills, even if you don't consider yourself a people person. You'll learn a simple, 5-step process that will build trust, elevate performance, and grow your credibility quickly.

  • Mastering Communication

    If you can't communicate, you can't lead. You'll learn how to deliver feedback effectively, and master the art of tough conversations. Developing these lifelong skills will elevate your confidence and career as a leader.

  • Leading Remotely

    Leading in today's world requires more intention than ever before. Easily set yourself apart from the pack by learning how to be a leader of the future, whether your team is F2F, hybrid, or remote.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • A word from Ian..

  2. 2
    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Why Is This Important?

    • Lesson 3: Course Overview

    • Lesson 4: How Will We Work Together?

    • Lesson 5: Self-Reflection Question

  3. 3
    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Why Does Trust Matter?

    • Lesson 2: The New Leader Trust Framework

    • Lesson 3: Implementing The Framework

    • Lesson 4: Assignment

    • Resources: The New Leader Trust Framework script

  4. 4
    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: What is Coaching?

    • Lesson 2: Why Should I Coach?

    • Lesson 3: The Five Fundamental Coaching Questions

    • Lesson 4: Assignment

    • Resources: Five Fundamental Coaching Questions one-pager

    • Bonus: Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

  5. 5
    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: The Importance of Feedback

    • Lesson 2: Delivering Effective Feedback

    • Lesson 3: Assignment

    • Resources: The 4S Feedback Model

  6. 6
    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Why Tough Conversations Matter

    • Lesson 2: Why Do We Struggle With Tough Conversations?

    • Lesson 3: The Tough Conversation Starter

    • Lesson 4: Assignment

    • Resources: Tough Conversation Starter tool

    • Bonus: “Don’t Isolate Yourself” and Other Advice For First-Time Managers (Harvard Business Review)

  7. 7
    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Remote Work Is Here To Stay

    • Lesson 2: What Impact Has Remote Work Had On Us?

    • Lesson 3: What Do The Highest Performing Remote Managers Do?

    • Lesson 4: Creating A Team Charter

    • Lesson 5: Assignment

    • Resources: Creating A Team Charter

    • Resources: Interview with David Burkus, PhD

    • Bonus #1: Remote/Hybrid Team Check-in Tips

  8. 8
    • Next Steps

    • Bonus #2: My Favourite Team Building Exercise

Bonus Content

When you join you'll also receive:

  • Bonus #1

    Lifetime access to the course, including all content and updates 24/7.

  • Bonus #2

    The greatest team building exercise you'll ever use. Stand out as a leader by instantly strengthening connection and trust among your people.

  • Bonus #3

    Remote/hybrid checklist. Five simple tips to effectively engage your team, and elevate your credibility as a leader.


Ian Daley

Ian is the founder of Daley & Co, a leadership education and training company that helps managers to build confidence, decrease stress, and deliver better results. He is a writing contributor for Harvard Business Review, host of The New Leader Podcast, and shares daily insights on LinkedIn to his 24,000+ followers. As a former director of Learning & Development in the pharmaceutical sector, Ian has deep experience developing new leaders.