“When Jason approached me about this concept, I could see how useful this could be for so many managers that end up in the role, and Jason’s the guy to make this happen!”
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How many people would write down “manager” or “supervisor” as a career goal? 

None I would guess – but many top performers end up in that role anyway.  Top sales person, top CSR, top accounts payable clerk – in most organizations the next step is to a supervisory or management role.

Not surprisingly, they all struggle to move from a “doing” job to a management role.

Who can blame them? There is no one course someone can take that fills in all the critical learning required to successfully manage people and achieve organizational goals at the same time.  It can be frustrating for both the manager and the organization.  And even if you have a boss that is well meaning and a good mentor, they won’t have the time.

That’s where a coach comes in – to help you Become a Better Manager, sooner.

I work with managers to help them understand their role and learn the process of being a good manager.  My sessions are in person or via phone and usually an hour in length. Everything discussed in these sessions is confidential.

“Our coaching sessions really helped me calm down and not let work get the best of me (when it really could have!).” 
Healthcare Manager
The topics covered are wide-ranging, but can include:

Making it Work as a Project Manager – It takes a special kind of person to lead a project where few, if any, of the team are direct reports. I’ve run cross-functional project teams inside companies, and a few that included players from outside the organization, like parent company overseers and clients.  I can help you

Establishing a Sales Commission Structure – Finding the right compensation plan for your sales team, that works fiscally and motivationally, takes a little bit of science and a little bit of magic. Step into my lab and let’s see what we can cook up.

Managing a Multi-Generational Team – 2015 was the first year that millennials made up the largest percentage of the workforce in North America, and they will be in that spot for the next 30 years.  If you are hiring Millennials or a young manager working with a seasoned team, I can help you bridge the gap. In the last decade, I have hired and managed a team that were all 20 years younger than me, and hired and managed a team a decade older than me.

Being a New Manager in a Tech Company – Nothing makes the move into a management role more difficult than doing it in a startup environment – where everything is new to everyone.  I can help you navigate the late nights with cold pizza and the long days with your hair on fire to be the kind of manager you always wanted to work for.

Managing in a Union Environment – Making the move from union member to “management excluded” can be difficult, as can coming into a union organization for the first time as a manager, especially in highly bureaucratic organizations like government or education.  We can identify ways to get on the same page as your union and its members to benefit you and the organization.

Managing Your Time So it Does Not Manage You – Do more with less might as well be the mission statement for most companies and it’s up you, and me, to decide how your time is best managed so that you continue to grow in your role and demonstrate that you are ready for more responsibility.

Maximizing Your Strengths as a Manager – Have you thought about what parts of your job really make you shine?  The things you do for love and not money?  Let’s talk it out and then find ways to minimize or off load the stuff you don’t like doing to people who really love it.

Recruiting the Right People – Nothing will have a bigger impact on your organization, and your career, than hiring the right people and getting them in the right role.  If you don’t have a pipeline of potential star hires, I can help you build one.

“I am new to the management world and have had such a positive experience with Jason’s coaching. I would recommend this to anyone else new to managing who is looking for some guidance.”
First Time Manager in Advanced Education

If you  want to Become a Better Manager, please read a few of my blog posts, which will give you some handy tips and outline my manager centered approach to coaching.  If you like what you have read,  please email me:  theaccidentalmgr@gmail.com and tell me who you are and how I can help.

– Jason Scriven