Leaders Road Trip

I've used the spirit of true road trips to create virtual experiences that help you get from one place to another in a different way. Road Trips are virtual coaching adventures (led by me, an ICF-certified coach) that happen over the course of six to eight weeks. It's a car-full of your company's managers and team leaders who are all after a positive and – quite possibly – life-changing experience.

What happens when a group of leaders head out on a road trip?

Put a handful of leaders in the same car and you might think everyone would want to drive. Or at least navigate. Maybe that would have happened in the past, but today's leaders are all about leveraging the expertise of everyone in the room. Or, in this case, the car. This is an eight-week journey for leaders who want to be better than they already are. Leaders who know ongoing learning makes all the difference. Leaders who recognize how comparing notes with people who share the same pressures of leadership can be a career-defining experience.

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Eight weeks that
will evolve your
company's leaders.

We didn't want to say change them as leaders. The very fact you're looking into a program like this one demonstrates you already have people in place who get what leadership is. The responsibilities. The possibilities. This isn't about changing them. It's about stretching them and giving them the opportunity to develop their skills. As John Wooden famously said, "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." 

Why "road trip?" Think back to that epic road trip you took in college. Or the most recent one with family. You learned about each other and you learned about yourself. The things you're good at and the situations you might struggle. You learned new ways to help others and you got better at asking for help yourself. That's what happens here for your company's team leaders and managers. And it happens because they build trust. They may get in the car only knowing the person in the seat next to them in passing, but before long they will find themselves with lifelong friends and business compatriots. 

 

The thing about road trips is sometimes they're not so comfortable. They'll have to overcome challenges and stay flexible. While the destination is important – in this case, developing their leadership skills – it is the journey that they will remember most. It is the journey itself that sharpens those skills. 

During this Road Trip leaders will...

  • Remember why they've chosen to be a leader. They'll connect back with their own North Star.

  • Learn the critical elements of Psychological Safety and how to infuse them in your organization.

  • Lock in their unique leadership brand.

  • Come to better understand today's work force.

  • Expand their breadth of leadership styles so that they can meet any situation the right way.

  • Improve their ability to communicate, handle hard conversations, and inspire their people. 

  • Practice their skills in a confidential, supportive environment. 

  • And, just maybe, have some fun along the way.

The Leaders Road Trip is a virtual coach-led experience. We meet on Zoom, once a week for one hour at a time. There will be a total of nine group calls, weekly peer coaching, and each person will have individual coaching sessions with me. We’ll follow a Travel Guide that contains tools and resources, and travels a proven path. So we'll have a map. But, like any good road trip we also get to stay in the moment and take interesting side roads when they show up. 

 

I was the founder of a company I led for more than 20 years, so I recognize how hard it can be to lead in real time. Today, I'm an ICF-certified executive coach and a designer and facilitator of leadership programs for the public and private sectors. Of course, I'll be happy to share more of my leadership experience when we talk. 

 

To learn more about how this trip can work for your company, reach out and let's talk. You can email me here or call me at 410-458-2298. As with all my Road Trips, the Leaders Road Trip comes with the Road Trip Satisfaction Guarantee. If your people don’t enjoy the ride and return refreshed and ready to roll, you will have all of your gas money returned.