Transform Your New Manager into an Authentic Leader of Teams.


Workshop for New Managers, December 14 - 15, 2023

The New Leader Lab™ workshop transforms new managers into authentic leaders of teams.

Participants design their 90-day leadership plans by applying tools, systems, and frameworks from the workshop.

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Participate in the December 2023 New Leader Lab.

Discover what's included in this comprehensive program:

Comprehensive Workbook and Materials:

Gain access to a comprehensive workbook, thoughtfully crafted exercises, and valuable resources that will serve as practical tools to bring back to your team, enabling you to implement your learnings effectively.


Personalized 90-day Plan

Craft a tailored and impactful 90-day leadership plan using our comprehensive framework designed specifically for new managers.

Post-Workshop Coaching Sessions:

Take advantage of two follow-up coaching sessions, allowing you to refine and finalize your 90-day Leadership Plan with the guidance and expertise of a seasoned coach.


Curated Book Selection:

Receive two meticulously chosen books, individually selected to suit your specific needs and interests, further enriching your leadership journey.


New Leader Lab is designed for:

Newly Promoted Managers Who:

  • Lack awareness of fundamental management and leadership principles.
  • Struggle with the necessary skills to effectively lead their teams.
  • Face challenges in earning the respect and trust of their team members.

Previous Top Performers Who are Now New Managers and:

  • Previously excelled in their roles but are now grappling with the demands of a managerial position.
  • Feel overwhelmed by managing their workload while also leading a team.
  • Experience frustration due to underperforming teams and not meeting expected results.
  • Seek guidance and strategies to become more effective and successful in their management role.

Transitioning Managers to a New Management Role and:

  • Anticipate transitioning into a management role within the next year.
  • Desire to cultivate confidence in making team decisions and taking ownership of their new role.
  • Look for direction and guidance to navigate the challenges of their new managerial position.

Included in the program:

  • Intensive 2-day workshop for new managers to ensure rapid success.

  • Small group setting for personalized learning and support.

  • Workbook, materials, and exercises as tools for the manager's team.

  • Catered lunches for nourishment and networking.

  • 2 follow-up coaching sessions to finalize the 90-day Leadership Plan.

  • 2 Curated books tailored to each participant.

The Schedule

Embark on a transformational journey with our agenda designed to develop and refine your leadership skills:

Day 1

Lead Yourself and Guide Your Team

Discipline 1: Mastering Self-Leadership
Discover the key to effective leadership by leading yourself with intention and purpose.

Discipline 2: Charting the Course for Your Team
Craft a compelling team vision and foster a culture that aligns with your shared goals.

Set Performance with Priorities and Decisions

Discipline 3: Driving Performance and Prioritization
Establish clear performance goals for your team and prioritize tasks to maximize productivity and results.

Discipline 4: Empowering Decision-Making
Equip yourself with valuable tools for making confident decisions and empower your team members to contribute to the decision-making process.

Day 2

Foster a Culture of Communication and Accountability

Discipline 5: Cultivating a Culture of Communication
Cultivate an environment where open and effective communication thrives, fostering collaboration and teamwork within your team.

Discipline 6: Delegation and Accountability Mastery
Learn to delegate effectively and hold team members accountable, ensuring tasks are accomplished efficiently while fostering growth and ownership.

Build Bonds and Chart Your Leadership Path

Discipline 7: Building Strong Team Relationships
Nurture meaningful relationships within your team, fostering trust, collaboration, and engagement, leading to heightened performance.

Mapping a 90-day Leadership Plan
Construct a personalized 90-day leadership plan tailored to your unique aspirations and goals, providing a roadmap for continuous growth and development.


New Leader Lab™ Workshop

Limited to 10 New Managers

December 14 - 15, 2023

  • Comprehensive Note-Taking Workbook:
    A valuable tool for capturing insights and key takeaways, serving as a go-to resource for future reference.
  • Personalized 90-Day Leadership Plan:
    Tailored to your specific goals and aspirations, this plan provides a clear roadmap for your growth and development as a leader.
  • Curated Book Selection:
    Two carefully selected books, chosen specifically for each participant, to deepen your knowledge and expand your perspectives on leadership.
  • Post-Workshop Follow-Up Sessions:
    Two one-on-one sessions following the workshop, dedicated to debriefing your experience and creating momentum for implementing your learnings.
  • Engaging Experiential Exercises:
    Hands-on activities that foster experiential learning, enabling you to practice and apply your newfound skills in real-world scenarios, enhancing your effectiveness in leading teams.
  • Proven Tools, Systems, and Frameworks:
    Gain access to a collection of tried-and-tested resources that are readily available for immediate implementation, empowering you to make an immediate impact as a new manager.
  • Assessing the Fit for New Managers:
    Explore whether the role of a new manager aligns with your strengths, skills, and aspirations, allowing you to make an informed decision about your career path.
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Listen to my letter to you.

Hi, I’m Christopher,

Having faced the challenges and setbacks of my first management role, I found myself in a situation where I was asked to resign. It was a humbling and frustrating experience, leaving me wondering how I had reached that point.

From the moment I secured a part-time job at the world headquarters of a fast-growing technology company even before graduating, I felt a sense of excitement and opportunity. As my career progressed, I was promoted to various roles within the company over a span of 10 years, eventually reaching a managerial position.

Becoming a manager was a dream come true for me. I had witnessed both remarkable and terrible examples of leadership throughout my career. The exceptional leaders made it appear effortless, while the awful ones seemed to actively pursue their own incompetence.

It didn't take long for me to realize that leading teams was far from easy. Despite my efforts to impress my boss and mold myself into the leader I believed they wanted me to be, I found myself struggling to earn the respect of my team. When I eventually made the difficult decision to leave that company, I was filled with self-doubt, questioning whether I was cut out for a managerial role.

In that moment, I made three promises to myself.

First, I vowed to never feel the experience of such failure and doubt again.
Second, I promised never to lead teams in the same ineffective manner.
Last, I committed to learning the essential skills and principles required for effective management and leadership.

Through introspection and experience, I discovered that a significant factor in my managerial failure was my lack of authenticity toward both my team and myself.

Since then, I have dedicated myself to identifying the key disciplines that new managers need in order to successfully lead and manage teams. Over the past 8 years, while running my business, Authentic Leader™, I have validated these disciplines through coaching and consulting with numerous clients.

The New Leader Lab is a workshop designed to provide new managers with the essential tools, systems, frameworks, skills, and methodologies that I wish I had access to over 25 years ago.

During the workshop, new managers will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights into various leadership disciplines and understand how they intertwine.
  • Identify the obstacles hindering their success in leading their teams effectively.
  • Develop a personalized management and leadership plan, providing a solid foundation for implementation within 90 days.

I will personally guide and coach participants, sharing proven approaches and providing them with a practical, results-focused framework that goes beyond mere theory. This framework will enable them to translate their learning into action within their own teams.

Moreover, participants will use this framework to craft an authentic leadership plan and devise actionable strategies to execute their plan successfully alongside their teams.

The New Leader Lab equips managers with the necessary resources to effectively plan and hit the ground running with their teams.

I look forward to you joining us.

Authentically yours,


Experience the following benefits included with your registration:

Personalized Leadership Plan:

Create a robust and tailored leadership plan using proven tools, systems, and frameworks.

This comprehensive plan will empower you to take decisive action and achieve accelerated success over the next 90 days.

Increased Confidence:

Develop the confidence needed to excel in your new managerial role.

Through our program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to navigate challenges and achieve your goals with a heightened sense of self-assurance.

Comprehensive Supporting Workbook:

Receive a meticulously crafted workbook designed specifically for the workshop.

This valuable resource will guide you through interactive exercises, allowing you to refer back to your progress and insights in the weeks, months, and even years to come.

Follow-up Sessions:

Benefit from two follow-up sessions to refine and perfect your leadership plan.

These sessions offer personalized support, ensuring that you present a polished plan to your manager, setting you up for success in implementing your strategies effectively.

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What Participants Say

Testimonials from participants of past public programs.

Tiffani Norris

Senior Loan Officer,
Village Bank

"I cannot say enough good things about what Chris is doing and I am so grateful to have had an opportunity to be a part of this experience."

Brad Strouse

Location Managing Dir. & Sr. Event Producer,
East Coast Entertainment

"This summit surpassed my expectations.

As a new manager, I especially appreciated the opportunity to ask immediate questions about real-life situations.

I'm referencing my notes and the workbook materials that I received at the summit frequently."

Will Hopkins

VP of Operations,
Reliable Payments

"The summit provided me with the framework I have been looking for and that fits how I lead my team.

It helped that we had a small group so that we could receive one-on-one attention about real-world examples."

Mindy Flanigan

Chief Inspiration Officer,
Inspiring HR

"Fantastic presenter, but an even better facilitator.

Chris, you kept the event warm and collaborative, which was key to keeping me engaged and reflective."

Amy DuFour

Director of Marketing,
Capital Ale House

"I liked the accountability of having to put things in writing, be specific, and create a timeline."

Mary Foley

Business Coach,
Mary Foley

"What makes Chris' programs and coaching so powerful is that he LIVES authentic success every single day!

I've taken his course, I've received his coaching, and I've observed his actions over time.

He is truly authentic in everything he does and he's always aiming for his - and your - best success!"

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