The Empowered Leadership Group Program
first-line managers, supervisors, and project managers
you can be the inspirational, motivational, get-things-done leader you want to be (and your team deserves)
Leadership isn’t easy.
Especially in today’s world of part-remote, virtual, work-from-home / work-on-site, dotted-line / matrixed management – yikes. Confusing.
And you’re starting to realize that!
So, yay! you’ve been promoted! But … now what?
Maybe you’re thinking…
- I feel like a fraud – am I actually supposed to be in this role?
- I’m worried my team won’t like me – or, even worse, won’t follow my direction.
- I’m afraid of making a bad decision and costing my company money – or losing a client!
- I just want to feel respected as a leader.
- I hate office politics!
- Strategy? What strategy?!
- I’m uncertain about speaking up in management meetings.
- I feel like I don’t have a life any more, there’s so much to do to keep up with work.
- I struggle with delegation – what if they don’t do it right?
- I have people on my team who don’t report to me. How do I get them to complete their tasks?
- I’M SCARED – I feel l ike a fraud, and there’s no one I can talk to!
What if you could feel confident, respected, and more than ready to succeed as a leader?
In the year plus that we worked together, there were a lot of changes that I was going through. Having your coaching helped me stay grounded through that transition and change. What we talked about was very practical, so that I could then go apply it.
My original reasons for working with you were related to corporate politics and improving communication. What I found was much more in-depth discussions on those topics and much more. It was all connected – keeping promises to yourself and others, thinking about what’s true for yourself and others, understanding when you’re telling yourself “stories” and what’s actually true.
~ Lauren Pickwoad
As a recovering executive myself, I get the challenges and conflicts of leadership.
You want to be decisive … but you don’t want to be mean.
You want to share your expertise, opinions, and ideas … but you don’t want to look foolish.
You want to stay calm in the face of conflict … but you definitely don’t want to be anyone’s doormat.
You want your team to enjoy working for you … but you’re not sure how to inspire and motivate them.
You want to understand strategy … but you’re not even sure what it means, or how it’s different from tactics.
You want to negotiate with confidence … but you’d hate to be called aggressive, demanding, or (if you’re a woman) the dreaded B word.
(Actually, there are two B words*. You don’t want to be called either of them!)
* bossy and bitch
I learned the hard way. You don’t have to.
Hi. I’m Grace Judson, and I’m a leadership geek with (ahem!) a side of MacGyver-like resourcefulness. (Seriously. It comes in handy.)
I spent over 16 years in leadership positions, advancing into executive leadership, corporate officer, and the senior leadership team, reporting directly to the CEO.
But before that, I remember those early days as a team leader… terrified of screwing up, nervous about managing the people who were, only a few days before, hanging out with me after work and (eek!) complaining about management!
I understand the challenges of being in a leadership role, managing remote employees, working with internal and external clients, understanding (and setting) strategic direction, and dealing with managers who more than once told me, in so many words, that what I was proposing to accomplish wasn’t possible. (They were wrong. Did I mention, MacGyver-like resourcefulness?)
I’ve taught classes on change leadership, communication, and navigating office politics for multiple university and college extension schools. And I’ve led private coaching groups for women leaders.
Grace blends her vast corporate knowledge and experience with her outside-the-box thinking, creating results that are immediately applicable while creating pathways for a new approach to whatever you are doing. I truly enjoy working with Grace, as she is not afraid to disagree nor is she afraid to laugh. Both are qualities I find refreshing and critical to any change process.
~ Shannon Thompson, Executive Director, Shakti Rising, San Diego CA
Empowered Leadership: a
10-week breakthrough program to supercharge your leadership skill
This program is a synthesis of all my corporate experience, plus the learning, practices, concepts, skills, and exercises I’ve developed and taught to clients since I became an executive coach in 2005.
Imagine if you could…
- Simply know you’re a good leader
- Stop worrying about being judged by your colleagues
- Know how to inspire and motivate your team so they’re eager to do their best for you
- Present solutions, projects, and ideas calmly and with confidence – and become known as a thought leader within your organization and even in your industry
- Understand how to think strategically and tactically
- Use negotiation tactics that fit your style and personality and achieve your goals
- Become known for clear, concise communication that gets the results you want
- Approach conflict and disagreement with calm confidence in your ability to reach a successful resolution
- Feel confident, powerful, and respected as a leader!
You can be a respected, strong, highly-effective leader who inspires and motivates your team to excel.
Module One – Lead with Confidence: define your unique leadership style and excel as a leader
Discover your personal leadership strengths and qualities, develop confidence in your innate leadership capacity, and build trust with your team and your management as you step into your power as a leader.
Module Two – Manage your Inner Critic: stop the rotten-tomato fight in your head
Learn to dial down the volume on your Inner Critic so you overcome imposter syndrome / fraud factor and exponentially increase your confidence and credibility as a leader.
Module Three – Professional Empathy: instantly connect with and influence the people who matter
Learn the tools of understanding and empathy so you can make connections, motivate your team, and gain respect as a thought leader and valuable contributor.
Module Four – Advanced Communication: influence, impress, and inform your team, co-workers, and leadership
Amaze yourself, your team, and your management with the nuanced power of word choice to convey ideas, spark creativity, offer feedback, and navigate office politics with ease and grace; learn to speak powerfully to your peers, team, and management.
Module Five – Manage Effectively: inspire, motivate, and guide your team to peak performance
Learn to think strategically while resolving the challenges of delegation, feedback, coaching, and the nuances of managing remote workers and matrixed or dotted-line reporting structures.
Module Six – Conflict Transformation: taking the “aaack” out of difficult conversations
Transform conflict, disagreement, and emotional reactivity so you can develop the relationships you want with (and within) your team, your management peers, and the executive team.
Module Seven – Negotiation for Nice People: achieve your goals without compromising your integrity
Learn the negotiation skills that will gain you recognition and prosperity and strengthen your relationships.
Module Eight – Sustainable Success: maintain your momentum on your path to further advancement
Maintain your momentum by evaluating progress, tracking successful habits, and keeping your purpose in mind so you stay motivated and focused as a leader.
Weekly group Tactics / Teaching / Coaching Calls (TTC)
Every week, we’ll meet via videoconference to answer your questions, dive into your specific leadership challenges, and discuss leadership ideas and concepts not covered in the modules. Can’t always attend? No problem; the calls are recorded for review and replay.
I host “office hours” most weeks during which you can hop in at your convenience to ask questions – first come, first served, and times vary to accomodate those with varying schedules.
One-on-one individual support
After you’ve completed the first two modules, you’ll get a personal 45-minute video call with me to dive into your specific situation and help me understand how best to coach you. We’ll discuss:
And, yes, there’s a Facebook group!
Private, secret, and open only for your fellow Empowered Leadership group members, the inevitable Facebook group allows us to stay in touch between calls.
Here’s the whole package in a nutshell:
Fourteen teaching videos
Handouts and worksheets for each module, including practices, tools, and journaling prompts.
Weekly group Tactics / Teaching / Coaching calls, conducted over videoconference line and recorded for your reference (especially if you have to miss one).
Weekly-ish office hours for you to ask whatever questions arise about anything and everything to do with leadership and management.
45-minute one-on-one coaching session, conducted over videoconference line and recorded for you to refer back to. (Video optional!)
Facebook private group, for questions and support in between calls and modules.
Did you know that 60% of new managers fail in their first year?
I’ve been where you are, and I know I can help make sure YOU are one of the successful ones.
So let’s do this thing!
Why this is affordable
I’m on a mission to make corporate life more fun. Not just livable; not just bearable: fun. Work shouldn’t suck. The corporate life shouldn’t be a rat race. Sixty percent of new leaders shouldn’t fail in their first year.
It starts with YOU – the first-line manager and leader.
And I know all too well (from personal experience, my corporate colleagues’ experience, and my clients’ experience) that companies … well, let’s just say they’re not as supportive as they could be.
Since I want to reach as many people as possible, I intentionally created this program as a low-ticket, high-impact program.
You have two investment options:
two monthly payments of $550
one up-front payment of $950
It’s your career.
Let’s get you set up to be successful, to have the essential workplace skills you need to succeed in a meaningful, well-paid leadership career.
The next step is simple: sign up to attend the free Leadership Launch Pad workshop
- What your boss and senior leaders most want you to know – but you’re almost certainly unaware of
- Why it’s so hard to feel at ease communicating with your team – and what to do about it
- And why it’s easier to learn great leadership skills than you might think.
- And you’ll leave with clear next steps for your successful leadership journey.