With the help of Ramona’s coaching, I’ve been able to build stronger leadership habits, including the habit of thinking about people around me and identify what will work best when interacting with them. This was a game-changer for me and has served me well in numerous challenging situations since. In addition, through our work together I was able to uncover several blindspots that used to get in my way as a leader. As a result of that, I have been able to develop a new set of tools and skills to navigate conflict and challenges more effectively. If you’re looking for a highly invested leadership coach who goes beyond the surface-level stuff, then Ramona is your person.
Alexis, Data Scientist
Ramona is one of the best coaches I’ve ever worked with. She is supportive, insightful and super knowledgeable about best practices in the management and leadership space. Her style is also strengths-based and goal-oriented and I was able to make a ton of progress in our time together.
The course material was very thorough and gives great tips for becoming an effective leader. Ramona is very knowledgeable and has great tips on how to navigate the challenges that a leader will face over the lifetime of their career. The group sessions were very helpful and facilitated information sharing and relationship building with other new leaders. It was really helpful to be able to share scenarios with each other and obtain objective feedback not only from Ramona but the other group members as well. I would definitely recommend the Leadership Accelerator to any new leaders and to more seasoned professionals as well for a fresh perspective.
Stephanie, Claims Supervisor
Ramona and her Leadership Accelerator program have been a huge help in developing more effective leadership habits and in discovering a career path that I feel passionate about and is effective with my personal leadership style. With that, I’m now able to feel more confident, develop better relationships, and overall be more successful in my role as a manager. She is incredibly resourceful and her arsenal of tools and frameworks will help me for years or even decades to come. Ramona has recently helped me work through a challenging situation and I was so grateful to have had her on my side as a partner and guide the entire way through. I highly recommend Ramona and her programs to anyone who is eager to learn and grow as a leader.
Diane, Global Ethics & Compliance Manager
Ramona was one of the best investments I made in myself in my career. She helped as I transitioned to an international leader, managing remote teams, communicating with teams and executives in other countries, as well as inheriting a team and how to successfully earn and build trust. Ramona will help you uncover blind spots, and help you confidently overcome them.
Ryan, Chief Revenue Officer
I joined the Leadership Accelerator when I stepped into my first official leadership role and had to lead my former peers. This program helped me have a successful start and gave me a panoply of useful toolkits that will benefit me throughout my leadership career. It covered all essential questions and topics that might come to my head as a new leader, including important topics that are often neglected such as how to deal with emotions and presentation skills. I have become notably more confident and skilled as a leader with the help of Ramona’s Leadership Accelerator program and highly recommend it to anyone who is new to leadership.
Ferhat, Team Lead Data Analytics
“Ramona, thank you so much for all the invaluable tips and guidance you’ve been providing that helped me become a better leader for my team and a more influential member of the leadership team. Our conversations have made me more effective as a communicator, helped me resolve conflict, and allowed me to build stronger relationships across the board. I know for sure that these skills will benefit me for the rest of my career.”
Kevin, VP of Finance
“Ramona’s leadership trainings and coaching sessions have been incredibly helpful for me. In every session I learn something that I can apply as a leader. Working with Ramona I’m growing as a leader and a person. I truly recommend her coaching services and the Leadership Circle program for anyone who wants to build a successful career as a leader. ”
Rachel, Lead Product Manager
“My biggest hesitation before I signed up for the Leadership Circle was that there are tons of free coaching resources out there and so I could just keep using those. However, I am somebody that needs accountability. I can participate in a lot of webinars and read a lot of articles but the social accountability that Ramona provides in the Leadership Circle is really how I’m able to grow in my role as a leader. If someone is still on the fence about signing up for the Leadership Circle, I say just try it for a month. That was my initial promise to myself. I had met Ramona last year and always had this idea that I’d be back but it wasn’t until I was prompted that I said ok it’s time.”
Amber, Regional Director
Ramona and her Leadership Accelerator program have been tremendously helpful in providing the resources and framework for me to hone my leadership skills and develop new habits. Ramona is a supportive and thoughtful coach whose insightful advice has been invaluable in helping me identify my blind spots, navigate a number of challenges, and gain more confidence. I highly recommend Ramona and her program to anyone who is looking to grow as a leader.
Helena, Head of Data Science
“This program really helped me reflect not only on myself as a leader, but in many aspects of my life as well. It really challenged me to take a deeper look at where I am, where I want to be, and how I can continue to develop and challenge myself to get there. I think one of my biggest takeaways as a new manager is the confidence that I have the tools to be successful in this position. I now have a solid foundation that I can continue to come back to and build upon as I face new challenges and continue to grow.”
Breezy, Clinic Manager
“Ramona’s training was incredibly valuable and I left with actionalbe tools to implement. I highly recommend her services to anyone who’s responsible for leading a team.”
“Ramona has been a great coach to work with, I appreciate her guidance and ability to listen and share insights on how to communicate effectively. I’ve learned an incredible amount during our time working together.”
Roger, Director, Finance
“Ramona, the coaching conversations with you have been invaluable for me. I always leave our calls with more clarity and confidence about how to manage difficult situations at work and how to grow professionally and contribute value to people around me. Since we’ve started working together, I’ve become a more confident and effective leader, increased my visibility in the company and in our industry, and even got promoted to a VP position. Your advice, the tools you provide and the skills you have helped me develop have had a significant positive impact on me. I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome. Thank you!”
Leslie, VP of Marketing
“The changes I noticed being in the Leadership Circle were getting a better understanding of what principles are important to me and how they guide my views. Additionally, I was able to better understand what principles guide my team members and how they guide their views. What I liked best was having some time to pause and reflect on my thoughts with the new information provided in the coaching sessions. I definitely recommend the Leadership Circle to anyone who is looking to become a more effective leader.”
Timothy, Director of Business Development
“Ramona is an incredible listener and is able to clearly decipher the core issues. She extremely intuitive and gives great exercises to help you to analyze and think about your issues a few levels deeper.”
Stephanie, Product Manager
“The Leadership Accelerator Program touched on the topics that I needed to learn as a new manager. I’m just truly grateful for the opportunity given to me to join this program. The timing was really perfect – this is the perfect training for emerging leaders and even existing managers can benefit from this training. I really couldn’t think of a topic about leadership that we have not covered in this program. If only I could, I would choose to have this training longer. But with continued access to the Members Area’s videos, worksheets, and bonus tools, I can be comforted that if the time comes that I need to apply what I have learned, I can go back to the videos, tools, and even my personal notes to help me get through my leadership journey.”
Michelle, Team Lead, Treasury
“I loved the Leadership Accelerator and got a lot out of it. I also put a lot in. I feel well equipped to lead my team well moving forward and have a lot more confidence in myself as a manager.”
Margaux, Marketing Manager
Working with Ramona has been tremendously helpful in becoming a more effective leader to my growing team. It’s easy to know what I need to do but Ramona helped me see how to apply what I knew which changed my ability to lead in a significant way. Before working with Ramona, I often second-guessed my managerial approach and how best to navigate each situation. Now, I am far more confident in my leadership ability and enjoy it so much more. As a result, I finally have the time to get more involved in the strategic work I’ve been wanting to do, and I can guide my team to achieve higher levels of impact with our work. I highly recommend that you work with Ramona if you’re a mid-level manager who wants to learn new or refine existing leadership techniques. Well worth every dollar invested!
Sony, Executive Director
Ramona has been the single biggest factor in me being able to survive a thrilling and successful but challenging trajectory from individual contributor to Director of Engineering at a hyper-growth technology startup in less than two years.
She’s a terrific person who is fun and interesting to work with, and also very caring. She is also incredibly insightful and forceful in not letting you, as a leader, rest on your laurels, fool yourself with distorted thinking or mis-evaluation of your own impact, nor give up on yourself or your team when the going is tough.
Ramona is amazing at helping you hold up a mirror to how you think, act, and communicate when you are trying to lead and achieve. This helps you to see some bad habits and self-defeating behaviors that you need to stop ignoring or making excuses for, but also to see talent and ability that you might have been too scared, inexperienced, or tentative to notice or cultivate.
If you want to be a better leader or grow better leaders in your organization, Ramona has my absolutely unqualified recommendation!
Joshua, Director of Engineering
The Leadership Accelerator program was hugely beneficial in helping me clearly identify which areas I was deficient in and provided tools to better communicate and increase my productivity.
The program was a great resource while I navigated my new management role and the weekly calls were a great opportunity to talk with others who were experiencing similar situations and find new ways to solve problems. I would highly suggest this program to any new manager, or even veteran managers who need fresh insight into leading your team effectively.
Tarah, Branch Manager
I have absolutely loved the Leadership Accelerator program. Ramona’s guidance and coaching have been fantastic. I am so glad I invested in this course so early in my management career. I cannot imagine what managing my team would have been like without this education and Ramona by my side. It was money well spent! I recommend it for any new manager!
Susan, Sales Manager
Ramona is the first coach I’ve worked with, and I feel extremely fortunate to have had her guidance and support during my transition to a Director-level role in marketing in a fast-growing software company.
Prior to joining the Leadership Accelerator and working with Ramona, I was getting by on intuition alone – but very quickly I realized the benefits of adopting and using frameworks in my approach to leadership.
The program is transformative, and I’m now much better equipped to delegate effectively, coach and inspire success in others, have the tough conversations, and more. I definitely recommend Ramona to existing and future leaders who aspire to bring out the best in their teams.
Garrett, Head of Growth
I found the Leadership Accelerator to be insightful and timely related to issues that I encountered as a manager within their first year in the role. It allowed me to understand my leadership style, and also to grow to meet my team’s and my organization’s unique challenges. This mentorship and training in the Leadership Accelerator were essential for me to fully step into my role and laid the groundwork for regular improvement.
Frances, Clinic Manager
Ramona helped me seamlessly step into my first “official” role as sales leader. She guided me in delegating my previous daily duties so I could focus on driving new business and coach my team in sharpening their sales skills. During my work with Ramona, she assisted me in developing a multifaceted outreach protocol for my team, as we were unable to make in-person sales calls due to COVID. She encouraged us to connect with customers in a manner outside our comfort zone, using social media tools to increase sales, and taught us how to effectively measure our results.
Ramona helped me transition in gaining respect as a leader versus a peer. She guided me in navigating uncomfortable conversations necessary for the growth of my business. She assisted me in preparing for a successful maternity leave, and I can’t wait to pick back up with her upon my return!
Mary-Katherine, Territory Manager
As a new first-time manager, I was worried about making the new decisions and being appropriately assertive. Speaking through scenarios with Ramona and the group in the Leadership Accelerator helped me more than I can describe!
Lauren, Business Operations Manager
Ramona is an excellent coach and working with her has been immensely beneficial to me. Her coaching sessions leave me inspired and confident to take the right next actions to move me forward and help me achieve my goals. What I appreciate most is that she knows exactly what’s important to me and that she always shares resources and tools that I can put to use and see results right away. I cannot imagine having gone (and still going) through this learning journey without her support and guidance.
“Ramona is an excellent leadership coach. With her guidance, I’ve been able to improve my effectiveness as a leader in many different ways. Her frameworks, questions and suggestions have been incredibly beneficial to me and have had a direct impact in the way I lead my team and work with my stakeholders. Plus, the insights gained from the 360 assessments were invaluable. I was able to uncover some of my blindspots through this process which helped me better understand how I’m being perceived by others and what I can do to be more intentional about it. I can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking to strengthen their leadership skills.”
Mark, Director of Talent Acquisition
“Ramona was an invaluable leadership coach to me during a time of transition. With her guidance, I managed many different challenges with greater ease. She was truly invested in my success as a manager and went above and beyond to support my growth (this included replying to my emails during off-hours when I was in an urgent situation). I wish I had met & worked with Ramona before first moving into a people-manager role, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn the ropes of leadership.”
David, Manager, Data Science
“As someone aiming to be a great leader, I felt empowered and enlightened after working with Ramona. She has an incredible ability to offer actionable steps that help me achieve my goals and improve my skills. I definitely recommend her to anyone who wants the tools to become a better leader.”
Christine, Systems Engineer
“It was great working with Ramona as a leadership coach. She had great advise and listened well. It was very easy to open up to her since she has a welcoming and warm personality. Our work together brought my leadership skills to a whole new level. I am going to miss our sessions :-)”
Nereida, Sr. Director, Finance
“Ramona’s expertise was paramount in helping me prepare for and transition back from maternity leave. Navigating the steps of working new parenthood were made possible through Ramona’s empathic style and sound advice. Thank you, Ramona!”
Jessica, VP, Client Services
“As someone who is just starting my leadership journey, the Leadership Accelerator has provided me with a lot of insights on how to think and act like an effective leader. This goes from the way you coach your people, communicate with them, present yourself, and up to building trust within the team and building your influence. The program is well structured. The 12 weeks of hourly sessions are totally more helpful than having longer hours in a span of days. This way, there’s a continuous follow-up on the topics that have been discussed and you are given time to put it into practice.”
Paul, Application Specialist
“I love Ramona Shaw’s method of coaching! The Leadership Accelerator was easy to follow. It gave me a chance to interact with leaders outside of my organization and learned that you’re not alone. I consider myself an introvert and this course opened up my mind and enabled me to challenge my thinking. It also assisted me in doing my mid-evaluation with my team on how to give feedback and provide motivation.”