Elevate Your Career

Learn the exact process I used to go from first-time manager to director in 14 months, and receive personalized support every week to help you level up your results.

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

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

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


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. Having a forum for conversation with those outside of my organization was also novel for me, as any past training I've done related to development has always been with my company.”

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."

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

    How to deliver feedback effectively and master the art of tough conversations, because if you can't communicate, you can't lead. Developing these lifelong skills will elevate your confidence and career as a leader.

  • Leading Remotely

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

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: Assignment

    • Lesson 6: Group Coaching

    • 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

    • Lesson 5: Group Coaching

    • 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

    • Lesson 5: Group Coaching

    • 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

    • Lesson 4: Group Coaching

    • Resources: The 4S Feedback Model

    • Midway Survey

  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

    • Lesson 5: Group Coaching

    • 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

    • Lesson 6: Group Coaching

    • Resources: Creating A Team Charter

    • Bonus #1: Interview with David Burkus, PhD

    • Bonus #2: Remote/Hybrid Team Check-in Tips

Bonus Content

When you join you'll also receive:

  • Bonus #1

    Free access to The New Leader Essentials Course, valued at $299.

  • Bonus #2

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

  • Bonus material

    Access to The Leadership Acceleration Community, a private LinkedIn group for participants to connect with Ian, learn from their peers, and continue developing their skills.