Leadership Skills for Rising Managers

About This Event

“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” - John Maxwell

Join us for a workshop over coffee! Leadership is no longer about telling people what to do, it’s about inspiring your people to solve problems on their own and achieve a common vision.

So how do you do it?

How do you get the balance right between clear guidance and autonomy? How you do you achieve a high level of performance without being a micromanager?

In this interactive workshop, we’ll show how you can empower, rather than micromanage, your team to make a shared vision a reality through two critically important tools: powerful one-to-one conversations and radically honest feedback. At the end of the workshop, we’ll create a personal leadership roadmap to help you put your learnings into action.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people who want to...

  • Be leaders, not micromanagers
  • Inspire, rather than instruct


  • 8:30 AM - Check in 
  • 9:00 AM - Workshop begins
  • 11:00 AM - Wrap up


You'll be introduced to practical skills and tools to:

  • Have powerful one-to-one conversations with your team
  • Give and receive radically candid feedback
  • Create a personal leadership roadmap to help turn learnings into action


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About the Instructor

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Coach | Consultant | Speaker | Facilitator

Jane Scudder is a leadership coach, facilitator, speaker, and corporate anthropologist. She supports individuals and groups make progress on positive, sustainable growth and change.

Jane is the founder of The New Exec, a leadership development firm that supports organizations and professionals through a mix of corporate anthropology, human behavior science, and advanced coaching methods. Grounded in empathy, intuition, and observation, her work focuses on enhancing leadership, executive presence, communication, emotional intelligence, and overall effectiveness.

Along with 1:1 coaching she builds and delivers original workshop programs, facilitates team building and difficult conversations, and delivers keynote speeches. Jane has supported leaders and individual contributors at Fortune List organizations, start-ups, and nonprofits from a range of industries and across five continents. She has supported multiple political candidates making first time runs for office on topics including confidence and public speaking, and served as Adjunct Faculty in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago for nearly two years.

Jane frequently contributes to well-known outlets on personal and professional development; she has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Essence, Working Mother, Huffington Post, and more.

Prior to running The New Exec full-time, Jane worked in marketing and brand management for a decade at Fortune List companies and start-ups. She launched major products and campaigns, led a cross-functional team in support of a $3 billion banking acquisition, and launched and led a global Culture organization.

She holds a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Virginia. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the Co-Active Training Institute (formerly the Coaches Training Institute). She has coached hundreds of leaders and spoken to and trained nearly 5,000 adult learners across the globe. Jane will earn her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF) in Summer 2019.