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Are you ready to stop hiring and begin building your dream team?
Social media has turned hiring into a milestone, telling us that once we reach 5-6-7-figures we can have someone else do the work we don't want to do anymore. Instead of cultivating disciplined leaders who inspire others to do their best work, we're building a community of unsustainable businesses led by business owners with shiny object syndrome and micromanagement tendencies.
But, this doesn't have to be you! Building your team is a momentous occasion, but it also requires a leveling up of your role outside of your comfort zone. You'll need to stretch, grow, wield your strengths, mitigate your weaknesses, stay out of tasks that belong to your team, learn to trust, become a coach, serve as a mentor, and so much more.
WALK IN YOUR LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS and understand your unique approach to leadership.
ATTRACT THE RIGHT TEAM MEMBERS by learning how to thrive through the selection & onboarding processes.
SEE YOUR TEAM MEMBERS THRIVE under your coaching & mentorship and WOW you with their performance.
GET THE CONFIDENCE to manage tough convos, give & receive feedback, leverage your strengths & mitigate your weaknesses.
i'm ready to join!
the good news? you're destined to lead - all it takes is learning how!
Hiring should be an investment that produces dividend upon dividend as your hire grows with and leads your team. But, micromanaging & lack of vision sets you and your team up for failure and ultimately results in high turnover (aka, your investment turns into a COST). Every team can be a great team, with the right leadership at the helm.
the bad news? it's never your hire's fault. it's yours. You're the bottleneck...
Without confident leadership and clear vision you'll follow in the footsteps of many of your business owner friends (they just don't post stuff like this on good ol' IG) - you'll hire, micromanage, begin to resent your team member (which further decreases their performance and leeches their autonomy and innovation), then you'll let them go and hire anew....
Discover your leadership philosophy, style and voice and how to cultivate JOY to serve as leader
Learn self-coaching techniques to help foster joy, awareness, discipline and self-development toward goals
Understand and leverage your strengths so you can find confidence in your approach to leading others
Identify your blind spots and learn how to mitigate (and hire for!) your weaknesses so you can stop being the bottleneck
Create your company mission and vision statements to guide your leadership & team communication
Develop core values that your team will uphold and embody
Learn to create a company culture through fostering relationships & conversation
Learn how to communicate compelling, inspiring vision that motivates your team
Learn the 5 developmental phases of your team & how to facilitate growth through each stage
Learn how to lead productive meetings, feedback sessions and tough conversations
Discover how to coach your team for performance, so you can ditch micromanaging
Understand your role as mentor vs. manager & learn techniques to balance the two
Learn how to attract your dream team members with the right kind of job posting & application
Understand when and how to hire and fire a team member
Learn interviewing techniques and strategies to help you identify the right person for the job
Create a 90-day onboarding plan with appropriate KPIs for the role
Communication strategies for keeping virtual teams aligned, connected and informed
Connection ideas for after-hours team get-togethers and workshops
How to manage and lead virtual all-team and individual meetings
How to host in-person or virtual all-team retreats!
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inside the academy, you'll learn...
- Shaina Longstreet, website designer
The support that I've gained through the group program has just been beyond my wildest dreams. These women have become my comrades, my help, my supports. I'm just so grateful to be a part of it.
I'm now clear on what my role as CEO looks like, and I've been able to bring two people onto my team!
- Erin Alexander, agency owner & podcaster
... and learning how to become who I really envisioned myself as in the leadership role of my company. It's my favorite online space and I can't get enough!
When I joined the Academy I already had a team... and needed support in being the CEO, running an agency...
- Natahsa Hemmingway, sales coach & speaker
That’s exactly why I hired Kaylan. I am now the CEO who has hired a team member to help me strategically run the business… so that I can serve more people, impact more lives, and ultimately make more money.
Being an entrepreneur is one thing, but being the CEO of your company is a totally different thing.
join the academy today!
I want in!
Trade "doing it all" for a more concentrated, potent and focused role as the CEO of your business
Trade micromanaging and anxiety for trust in your team members to lead, innovate and perform
Trade avoiding tough conversations for productive coaching that propels your team members forward in performance
Trade hiring, firing and hiring again for hiring the right team members the first time around (and keeping them!)
THE ACADEMY CONNECTS YOU TO A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED LEADERS have your back for support, questions, and growing together. This isn't a one time program. When you graduate, you'll continue on as an Alumni!
THE ACADEMY COACHES YOU to explore your strengths, feel out your weaknesses, and pursue self-development through open access to your coach in Slack, monthly group trainings & optional support like personal coaching sessions & Voxer access.
THE ACADEMY TEACHES YOU the fundamentals of business leadership, hiring and team management with research-backed curriculum & workshops.
our mission is to challenge & guide you to build the team you want & become the leader they need
- Allyssa Barnes, designer & developer
I'm learning that I can dream bigger. That I don't need to reel in my dreams and keep them small. Knowing that I am 100% capable of having a team to help me, means I can really think outside the box and dream big for my business in the future.
Having a community of people who are in the same place as me is powerful. It's so valuable having people who get it and can help support me.
- Cierra Tipton, mindset & energy coach
Now I have confidence to be the leader I know is inside of me and bring my crazy ideas to life. The discussions alone have already helped me step into the leader I am called to be.
Leadership was my biggest struggle, just having the confidence that I know what I'm doing and am in this business on purpose.
- Abbie Smith, designer & agency owner
This process has me thinking about the future much more, and this growing confidence has been looking at my business with a CEO mindset.
I KNOW I'm going to be so good at this! I'm going to make a great leader, and I know my team is going to be fun and engaged.
get coaching today!
When you join as a premium member, you'll gain access to quarterly 1:1 coaching sessions as well as Voxer access to your coach between sessions!
Need to identify your next hire? Want help walking through a tough conversation with a team member? Your coach is at your disposal!
“How do I get my team members to step up? All I’m seeing is mediocre performance. I want to be WOW-ed…”
“I know I need to hire help, but I just don’t know what they’d do or how to find someone I trust…”
“I don’t know how to best utilize my team. It feels like we’re spinning our wheels and I’m flushing money down the drain every month…”
“I’m afraid my team will find out I have no idea what I’m doing…”
what happens if I want to cancel early?
By enrolling in the Leadership Academy, you commit to a 12-month membership. Your enrollment cannot be canceled until your 12-month membership has been fulfilled.
when does my membership officially end?
Your membership will end 12 months from the day you join. Your membership will NOT auto-renew, though you will receive an invite to do so. Once your membership is fulfilled, you'll enter the Alumni community.
how long do I have access to the program content?
You'll have access to the community and curriculum content - including videos, worksheets, templates, etc. - for the length of your one-year membership.
What happens after I hit the buy button for the academy?
Once you hit the purchase button you'll receive a welcome email with login information to your learning portal in Teachable and a link to join our Slack community!
is this a course, coaching program or membership?
The Leadership Academy is a one-year group coaching experience with structured curriculum and optional 1:1 support via personal coaching sessions & Voxer access.
how long is enrollment for the academy open?
Doors to the Joy to Lead® Leadership Academy are currently open to the public for an indefinite time period. Doors may close to the public at any time.
hey girl, i have a question...
- Kristen achziger, ethical sales copywriter
I felt overwhelmed as a solopreneur, and I'm losing my connection to passion and vision the longer I do this alone. I feel unstuck and set free from the lie that leading a team is selfish, and that's helping me cast a new vision for the future that I'm excited about.
I help entrepreneurs successfully step into their leadership role, understand their leadership style, and build their dream team so they scale their dream company.
I’ve seen businesses struggle on all fronts and I saw it came down to two things - vision and leadership in equal measures. I’ve seen what happens when those two are out of balance.
My mission is create research-founded curriculum and to coach with an open spirit so all Academy students step into their fullest leadership power and fulfill their vision for their business and their lives.
join the academy today!