BUD TO BOSS

Solutions for New & Frontline Leaders

Preview a World Class Learning Experience and Join Us for Bud to Boss at a Discounted Price!

Join Us for a 2-Day Workshop Preview to See How Bud to Boss Can Transform the New Leaders in Your Organization

The transition from individual contributor to supervisor is a complex transition and one that requires the support of the organization to be successful. New leaders must learn how to lead others (many of whom are their friends), make high-risk decisions they’ve never had to make before, give difficult and uncomfortable feedback, and strike the delicate balance between delegation and control. That’s a tough list to tackle, and it’s just the beginning!

To ensure success through this difficult transition, it’s critical that organizations actively engage in providing new leaders with the preparation they need to transition effectively into their new role.

Over the years, with an increasing gap between the need for and supply of new leaders, many organizations have had no choice but to rapidly promote high performers. As a result, these organizations are then unprepared to support their new leaders with the training and resources they need to succeed.

You can help your company and your employees by providing them with solid management development training – training that goes beyond the technical nuts and bolts of their daily task list. They already know that stuff. Now they need to leadership skills to take them to the next level, to prepare them for all of the unexpected challenges they’ll face and to help prime your leadership pipeline for years of organizational success.

And now, we are offering you the chance to preview this learning experience. When you preview Bud to Boss, you will get the chance to experience and learn the skills yourself, to determine if the workshop would work in your organization.

We aren’t looking for people to sit in the back, observe and spend half of the day on their email. We want people to roll up their sleeves and laugh and learn with the others paying the full investment for the workshop.

How Do I Qualify for a Workshop Preview?

You qualify for “preview pricing” if:

  • Your organization is already looking to develop coaching skills for your leaders.
  • You are or are being sent by a decision maker to determine if we are a good fit.
  • The organization expects to take action in the next 4-6 months.
  • There is some budget set aside for developing coaching skills.

In the Bud to Boss Preview, you will have the opportunity to learn the same invaluable leadership principles that every attendee in the workshop does, but at a vastly discounted price! Together as a group, we will explore your leadership situations and work to develop solutions for each. We’ll learn the essential management techniques and strategies that every leader (new or not!) needs to succeed.

After the workshop, a member of our Learning Concierge team will follow up to get your feedback, discuss your own leadership development need and determine your next best steps. If, after attending, your organization works with us on developing coaching skills in your organization (whether the workshop itself or some customized version) within the next six months, we will credit the $400 from your preview investment, making your cost to attend zero.

Your Workshop Preview includes:

  • A conference workbook for note-taking and to help guide your learning
  • A copy of Kevin’s best-selling book, From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership

Preview Dates: You may choose to preview the workshop at any of the dates/locations of our upcoming In-Person Workshops. You can find these dates at the bottom of this page.


Workshop Preview Investment: $600


The Workshop Agenda

Setting the Stage for Leadership Success

  • Create a personal definition of leadership
  • 13 keys to leadership success

Successfully Navigating the Transition to Leadership

  • How to transition to your supervisory/leadership role, “from Bud to Boss”
  • The 11 components of the supervisor role
  • The control/empowerment balance
  • The power of expectations

Communicating Powerfully & Persuasively

  • How to effectively communicate with different people
  • 7 ways to make your communication more powerful, persuasive and memorable
  • 6 ways to listen better at work tomorrow – and every day
  • 6 keys to winning presentations

Impactful Coaching and Feedback That Produces Real Results

  • Use the Coaching ABC’s
  • 3 sources of feedback
  • 4 types of feedback
  • 10 ways to give better feedback
  • 6 ways to make performance reviews less painful and more effective
  • 10 ways to be more supportive
  • How to use a practical coaching model

Leading and Championing Change (With Less Resistance and More Success)

  • The 4 levers of change – what they are and how to use them
  • The critical differences between managing, leading and championing change
  • Why resistance doesn’t have to be a bad thing
  • 3 ways to overcome resistance
  • 5 ways to accelerate organizational change

Building, Developing and Leading a High-Performing Team

  • How to use the 4 stages of team development
  • How to manage conflict on your team
  • 3 ways to increase team energy and effectiveness
  • 7 keys to better meetings
  • The role of a team leader

Setting and Reaching Goals – for Yourself and Others

  • 5 keys to a successful goal-setting mindset – and why it is important
  • 10 steps to setting achievable goals
  • How to engage others in team goal setting
  • 5 ways to improve goal achievement success

Ready to Apply for a Bud to Boss Workshop Preview?

Your investment is just $400 to get the complete Bud to Boss experience! Click the link below to complete the form and submit your application fee and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your next steps, including choosing your workshop dates. 

Upcoming Workshop Dates

May 1-May 15, 2023

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