The best leaders in the world are strong coaches. They know how to pull the best insights from their teams, develop their people, and drive performance without pulling their hair out. Although they're experts in their field, they've learned how to step back and enable performance instead of over-functioning.
This talk will focus on the fundamental coaching skills that top leaders use to drive performance with ease. We'll cover:
- The two most over-used tools in most leaders' toolboxes - How your own expertise gets in the way of your leadership - The key questions to ask to make your life easier and your team thrive - Concrete examples, demos, and practice time so you can hit the ground running
The goal of this talk is to help you lead more effectively using coaching skills (and have fun doing it!).
About the speakers:
Holly Burton Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries She/Her
Holly is a speaker, facilitator, consultant, and coach with expertise in leadership, career development, feminist theory, and the unique mix of issues that make it challenging for women to succeed in STEM fields. Holly spent the first ten years of her career as a mining engineer in an industry that is only 17% female. She now coaches ambitious women that want to advance their careers and works with companies to develop programs to retain and support diverse talent.
Sasha Herman Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator She/Her
Sasha is an executive coach with an expertise in emotional intelligence training, leadership development, change management, and building high-performance teams. Sasha is the founder of The Work Happy Company. She has extensive experience leading in large corporate environments, including TELUS and now brings this background to the work she does with some of the Fortune 100 most senior leaders.
Ask your fellow managers to join us for this event!
5:00 - 5:15pm Welcoming + Social 5:15 - 6:45pm - Talk + Q&A 6:45 - 7:00pm - Wrap up
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Are you working in the software/tech industry? Do you manage a team (or teams) of software developers? Have you ever wonder how you can be a better engineering manager? Come join this group to meet with other software managers, share your experience and resources, discuss about your challenges and learn from one another. We'll be discussing topics in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, scaling development teams and more.