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the team of your

Joy to Lead® leadership academy

leader of theirs

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.

hiring is easy & glamorous - coaching, inspiring and leading is the real job

In every story on Instagram it seems another of your business peers has hired a stellar employee yet AGAIN. How do they do it? And do they feel as fish-out-of-water as you?

owning your own business is great... but Where's the handbook on leading a team???

I put my executive & entrepreneurial leadership experience into a curriculum-based program to help you gain all of this and more - all alongside other leaders like you!

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.


Unlock your leadership style & learn to manage your team (and yourself) so your company can grow & thrive.

Meet the Joy to Lead® Leadership Academy

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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....

I've seen it happen time and time again... another entrepreneur falls into the costly hiring spiral

don't lose money, time or passion by falling into the hiring trap

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

Introduction to leadership

leadership

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

teambuilding fundamentals

teambuilding

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

how to coach teams

coaching

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

Hiring, firing & onboarding

hiring strategies

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!

 managing virtual teams & More

management skills

more overviews >

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!

Join the many women who are building their dream teams through the leadership academy.

step into your unique leadership style

I want in!

the leadership academy is the framework you need to build & lead your dream team!

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!)


You have to learn new skills to manage new levels of growth...

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. You have lifetime access and support from this group!

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THE ACADEMY COACHES YOU to explore your strengths, feel out your weaknesses, and pursue self-development through open access to your coach via Slack and weekly open coaching sessions.

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THE ACADEMY TEACHES YOU the fundamentals of business leadership and team management with research-backed curriculum & workshops.

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our mission is to challenge you to realize the team you want & become the leader they need

what we're all about

How much does the Joy to Lead® leadership academy cost?

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best value

One payment of $3,250

(3) 1:1 COACHING SESSIONS
Personal leadership coaching 


PRIVATE SLACK COMMUNITY 
for support as you learn


BOOK CLUB & COWORKING
And other community events

WEEKLY COACHING CALLS
Personalized live group coaching


LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CURRICULUM
30+ online in-depth trainings


LIFETIME ACCESS
For as long as the program lives!


academy pay in full

join the academy today!

get started for $275!

12 monthly payments of $275

(3) 1:1 COACHING SESSIONS
Personal leadership coaching 


PRIVATE SLACK COMMUNITY 
for support as you learn


BOOK CLUB & COWORKING
And other community events

WEEKLY COACHING CALLS
Personalized live group coaching


LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CURRICULUM
30+ online in-depth trainings


LIFETIME ACCESS
For as long as the program lives!


academy payment plan

- 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.

coaching bonus!

valued at $997! Get it today!

When you pay for the Academy in full, you'll gain access to three (3) personal 1:1 coaching sessions to use at any time within one year of sign-up. 

Need to identify your next hire? Want help walking through a tough conversation with a team member? These sessions are at your disposal!

When you pay in full, you'll receive 3 personal leadership coaching sessions!

want 1:1 coaching?

“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…”

this is for you if you've ever thought...

When do the live coaching calls happen?

Each month is full of Academy activities. Open coaching calls currently take place Thursdays at 12:30 pm CST. Coworking calls happen bi-weekly on Tuesdays at the same time.

Can you guarantee results with academy?

When Academy students show up, participate in trainings, complete homework and commit to the community they report feeling higher levels of confidence and stronger leadership.

how long do I have access to the program content?

Once in the Academy, you remain in the Academy for as long as the program lives. You'll have access to all past, current and future trainings and content for the life of the Academy.

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!

how do I know if this is the right investment for me?

This is the investment for you if you thrive in intimate community experiences, crave high-level educational content, and desire more 1:1 attention than typical group programs.

how long are the doors open to join?

Doors to the Joy to Lead® Leadership Academy are open year-round by invitation only and to the public periodically through the year. Doors close to the public Jan 28, 2021.

Common Q's and A's:

hey girl, i have a question...

I know a commitment of this size is nerve-wracking, but don't worry! Your purchase is backed by a full guarantee. If, within 30 days of purchase, you decide the Academy is not best suited for you, you can apply to receive a full refund! All we require is proof of 60% session attendance and proof you've completed each module and worksheet available to you to date. 

your investment is fully backed by a satisfaction guarantee. 

- 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. 

kaylan thompson is a leadership coach for young entrepreneurial leaders

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join the academy today!

best value

One payment of $3,250

(3) 1:1 COACHING SESSIONS
Personal leadership coaching 


PRIVATE SLACK COMMUNITY 
for support as you learn


BOOK CLUB & COWORKING
And other community events

WEEKLY COACHING CALLS
Personalized live group coaching


LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CURRICULUM
30+ online in-depth trainings


LIFETIME ACCESS
For as long as the program lives!


academy pay in full

join the academy today!

get started for $275!

12 monthly payments of $275

(3) 1:1 COACHING SESSIONS
Personal leadership coaching 


PRIVATE SLACK COMMUNITY 
for support as you learn


BOOK CLUB & COWORKING
And other community events

WEEKLY COACHING CALLS
Personalized live group coaching


LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CURRICULUM
30+ online in-depth trainings


LIFETIME ACCESS
For as long as the program lives!


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