why coaching and feedback?

One of the biggest challenges growing startups face is how to maintain agility and performance as they scale.  Building a culture of ongoing coaching and feedback is one of the best strategies to accomplish this goal. In addition, coaching and feedback are two critical skills that both new and experienced managers must master in order to build high-performing teams.

In this hands-on, neuroscience-informed workshop, you will learn and practice key feedback and coaching skills, while developing practical strategies for making coaching and feedback an integral part of your team and company culture.

you will learn how to:

  • Practice active listening that builds trust
  • Give feedback with courage, care and precision
  • Receive feedback in a way that ensures more feedback in the future
  • Diffuse defensive behavior in self and others
  • Transform one-way feedback into two-way coaching conversations
  • Ask powerful questions that challenge limiting beliefs and reveal new insights
  • Generate strong commitment for action


Making coaching and feedback into a healthy habit requires real-life, iterative practice and ongoing support -- not just classroom learning. This is why this workshop combines four short and intense learning sessions and three practice-and-integration sprints over a six week period:


This workshop is best suited for fast-growth startup leaders and managers who want to minimize management overhead and remain relatively flat as the company grows. They believe in building high performing, self-managing teams and are committed to nurturing a culture of ongoing development.

How is this workshop different?


Many workshops teach new skills and assume that new behaviors and habits will form as a result.  In reality, workshop learning must be followed by rigorous practice and careful reflection in order for lasting change to occur. In this workshop we don’t just focus on skill building. We also help you design and implement plans that integrate coaching and feedback into your day-to-day work.

Agile and Iterative

Inspired by Agile, this workshop is designed over three two-week sprints, with clear outcomes at the end of each sprint. Your action-learning is supported by a clear plan, a peer accountability structure, and regular checkins where you receive coaching to help you make steady progress. With every iteration, you become more confident and skilled at weaving coaching and feedback into your everyday work.


Contact us to schedule an exploratory conversation.

"I am amazed at how productive this workshop was. We accomplished so much in just a couple of hours! I wish all of our sessions were this  productive and useful!"

Director, HoneyBook


"I liked how interactive it was. It didn't feel like a training session. We learned new ideas and skills, and were able to practice them right then and there."

Manager, HoneyBook

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