I am so grateful I had the opportunity to participate in the 12-week Leadership Accelerator program offered by Ramona Shaw. This was certainly a journey of leadership development and career growth for me. Every week, I watched the pre-recorded videos, completed some hands-on activities, attended a coaching call with 2 other fellows, and took actions on the prompts and followed through. From the beginning of the program, we were encouraged to keep our long-term perspectives in mind, which was very helpful to stay focused and maximize the learning from the program.
During the weekly group coaching calls, we discussed our successes and some ongoing challenges each of us were facing at work, which helped us gain different perspectives and broaden our understanding of the challenges other people were dealing with. We also learned how to coach by observing others being coached, which was quite helpful. The coaching calls were very engaging and dynamic. Through the program, I was able to engage with my colleagues at work (including my manager and direct reports) by bringing some of the materials from the Leadership Accelerator program back to them and sharing what I had learned. Some of the topics we discussed in the program included: Roles & Expectations, Delegate Effectively & Improve Productivity, Coaching as a Manager, Giving & Receiving Feedback, Navigating Conflict, Managing Up & Across, Executive, Meeting Management & Presentation Skills, Employee Motivation, and Influence & Persuasion.
Ramona is an excellent career coach and an expert in leadership development. It was a privilege and pleasure working with her in the Leadership Accelerator program.