Leadership training for small businesses

All successful companies have one thing in common: impactful leadership

I train your new managers to become mission-driven leaders who create high-performing teams so you have the foundation you need to scale with ease.

Leadership training for small businesses

All successful companies have one thing in common: impactful leadership

I train your new managers to become mission-driven leaders who create high-performing teams so you have the foundation you need to scale with ease.

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2 out of 3 new managers fail within their first 2 years

(Yes, really. And as someone who was once a new manager, this number (unfortunately) didn’t surprise me.)

2 out of 3 new managers fail within their first 2 years

Yes, really. And as someone who was once a new manager, this number (unfortunately) didn’t surprise me.

I know you’re busy so I won’t go into all of the horrifying statistics of why this should matter to all small business owners, but I want you think about this:
How much do you think failed management costs a company in terms of ROI?  Hint: The return will always be negative.

Kinda scary to think about, right? Ineffective leadership not only crushes your forward momentum(so forget about hitting those revenue targets you’d originally set), but also forces you back into roles you swore you would never do again.

Your managers play an important role in the financial performance of your business. Every day you put off properly training your new leader means a day that money is being left behind, that you likely won’t be able to pick up at a later date.

A manager is the closest leader to the people doing the actual work and their daily actions affect efficiency, employee morale and the overall reputation of your company.

In a nutshell: 
Solid, well-trained management comes with a huge ROI. Poor or untrained management will set your company back.

I’m here to make sure you experience the former.

I know you’re busy so I won’t go into all of the horrifying statistics of why this should matter to all small business owners, but I want you think about this:

How much do you think failed management costs a company in terms of ROI? 

Hint:
The return will always be negative.

Kinda scary to think about, right? Ineffective leadership not only crushes your forward momentum(so forget about hitting those revenue targets you’d originally set), but also forces you back into roles you swore you would never do again.

Your managers play an important role in the financial performance of your business. Every day you put off properly training your new leader means a day that money is being left behind, that you likely won’t be able to pick up at a later date.

A manager is the closest leader to the people doing the actual work and their daily actions affect efficiency, employee morale and the overall reputation of your company.

In a nutshell: 
Solid, well-trained management comes with a huge ROI. Poor or untrained management will set your company back.

I’m here to make sure you experience the former.

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5/5

"Working with Makeda brought structure to a fast-growing company and new team."

Throughout my career working in startups, there is usually a ton of chaos and no proper team training or intentional development of company culture. After the workshop, the team had a renewed sense of energy and a clear understanding of the company and our roles within it. If you are a small business owner with a growing team, the New Manager Accelerator is exactly what you need to develop a culture that your employees can thrive in. If you recently became a manager and want to learn how to be a leader and get your team to produce necessary outcomes, the program is also for you. You'll have every single template and resource you need to hit the ground running as you start to manage people and KPIs.

Here are three ways I set leadership teams up for success:

Here are three ways I set leadership teams up for success:

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Customized training for new managers

Onboard, Align & Accelerate

A customized onboarding and alignment for your new manager(s) so they have the clarity and confidence to take ownership of their role… while allowing you to scale your company with the support you require.

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Group Coaching & Training

New Manager Accelerator

A 12-week intensive group coaching and digital training program designed to accelerate the development of your new manager.  Your new leader will walk away with all the resources, tools, training and support required to be effective in their new role immediately. 

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Align your company

Strategic Alignment Workshop

A 2-day, facilitated workshop for you and your leadership team to get crystal clear on what you do and why you do it. The result will be buy-in across all levels, laser-like focus on your most critical business drivers, supported by systematized processes for communication and decision making.

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Customized training for new managers

Onboard, Align & Accelerate

A customized onboarding and alignment for your new manager(s) so they have the clarity and confidence to take ownership of their role… while allowing you to scale your company with the support you require.

SSS Get to Work 8 (1)

Group Coaching & Training

New Manager Accelerator

A 12-week intensive group coaching and digital training program designed to accelerate the development of your new manager.  Your new leader will walk away with all the resources, tools, training and support required to be effective in their new role immediately. 

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Align your company

Strategic Alignment Workshop

A 2-day, facilitated workshop for you and your leadership team to get crystal clear on what you do and why you do it. The result will be buy-in across all levels, laser-like focus on your most critical business drivers, supported by systematized processes for communication and decision making.

In case we haven’t met, I’m Makeda

I’m a leadership and team-building coach with an ardent belief that well-trained, effective managers are the linchpin of the organization. Not only do they have the power to change lives every day through their leadership and example, but they are the single, most critical element to align day-to-day activities with organizational objectives, drive results and achieves goals. 

With over 15 years of experience as a mentor, guide, manager and leadership coach, I am now on a mission to help more businesses thrive and meet their mission by training their managers how to effectively lead their teams, perform strategic planning and produce outstanding, consistent results. 

 

In case we haven’t met, I’m Makeda

I’m a leadership and team-building coach with an ardent belief that well-trained, effective managers are the linchpin of the organization. Not only do they have the power to change lives every day through their leadership and example, but they are the single, most critical element to align day-to-day activities with organizational objectives, drive results and achieves goals. 

With over 15 years of experience as a mentor, guide, manager and leadership coach, I am now on a mission to help more businesses thrive and meet their mission by training their managers how to effectively lead their teams, perform strategic planning and produce outstanding, consistent results. 

 

5/5

I was promoted to manager after my boss was let go and found myself in a mess knowing I lacked the skills. Due to this and other factors (being in fire-fighting mode) I was not able to lean on upper management to provide me with the training to be effective. But I knew I wanted and needed to be skilled as I work in a trillion dollar industry in a software performance testing role and was expected to manage a team across two continents! I had watched a few of Mak's videos on YouTube and found the principles she shared very helpful and she had a great energy vibe. So when she opened up NMA it made sense for me to enroll.

After taking the program I feel confident. I know how to delegate properly, manage my time and see how it impacts other tasks. I am able to better communicate with my team and upper management. More than that, I'm able to anticipate issues and as a result I am better equipped to provide what upper management requires in a shorter frame of time because my team is up to speed with the operations. I've even added on new team members who are performing at the levels they need to be! If you are considering joining the program, go for it! It's definitely worth the investment and you will learn a lot. It's a blast at the group meetings and there's lots of great discussions. As a side note, I suggest holding on to all the materials she provides as you will want to re-read and revisit it when you need some guidance.

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New managers, take note! If you are looking for clarity in how to excel in your new role and want to move forward and upward in your career, enroll in Makeda's New Manager Accelerator Program. If you are someone who cares about creating a lasting positive influence on the people who you lead, you know it's vital to invest in yourself - especially if you need to encourage growth in your organization.

This program stands out because it's so much more than a "how to" presentation stuffed full of philosophy. It's real, hands on and engaging. I'm usually the listener in a group and found myself instantly comfortable speaking up. Taking an active role in group training I found it easy to connect with other new managers and expand my network. I gained confidence as I explored practical ways to improve my mindset, implement more intentional conversation, and navigate my company's rapidly changing organizational structure amidst a global pandemic. If you are looking for an opportunity to start your role on solid ground, here it is.

“Hey, Mak! I’m a new manager, not a business owner. Can you help me?”

(Help a fellow manager upskill and reach their full potential as a leader? Uh, yes please!)

“Hey, Mak! I’m a new manager, not a business owner. Can you help me?”

Help a fellow manager upskill and reach their full potential as a leader? Uh, yes please!

In all seriousness, I am SO happy you found me. Believe it or not, it’s only a small percentage of new managers who take the initiative to work on their leadership skills outside the workplace. I love that you are one of the few! That’s why I do what I do…to support you on your journey of excellence.

My Elevate Team Performance ™  was built specifically to help you lead your team, build a positive environment and feel confident as a leader even if you’re terrified of having difficult conversations, don’t know a KPI from an OKR or feel totally unqualified right now.

To get going, I suggest you start with my free masterclass “How to Build a High-Performance Team as a New Manager” where I break down some of the most common mistakes new managers make as well as walk you through my 5-pillar Elevate framework.

In all seriousness, I am SO happy you found me. Believe it or not, it’s only a small percentage of new managers who take the initiative to work on their leadership skills outside the workplace. I love that you are one of the few! That’s why I do what I do…to support you on your journey of excellence.

My Elevate Team Performance ™  was built specifically to help you lead your team, build a positive environment and feel confident as a leader even if you’re terrified of having difficult conversations, don’t know a KPI from an OKR or feel totally unqualified right now.

To get going, I suggest you start with my free masterclass “How to Build a High-Performance Team as a New Manager” where I break down some of the most common mistakes new managers make as well as walk you through my 5-pillar Elevate framework.

FREE MASTERCLASS

How To Build a High-Performance Team as a New Manager

Even if you're feeling overwhelmed, under-confident and strapped for time.

FREE MASTERCLASS

How To Build a High-Performance Team as a New Manager

Even if you're feeling overwhelmed, under-confident and strapped for time.

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"I USED TO ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THE BAD GUY"

When I found the New Manager Accelerator I had recently been promoted to a manager role in a call center.  I was struggling a lot particularly with my team. I was getting daily feedback that I was unapproachable, and unsure in my answers to them. I felt like I was doing a terrible job and was considering quitting before I stumbled across your resources! 

I have learned so much since taking this program. I feel a lot more confident in myself as a manager. The program has helped me to become a more effective communicator across the board. I’ve also been able to develop better relationships with my team, think more strategically and as a result, I have seen a tremendous difference in the way we work together and this has helped us improve our customer relations.

Sandra, Call Center Manager

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