We have a point of view. A point of view rooted in 30 years of experience working with global leaders. If we don’t tell you, who will? (no one). We are the person you want in your corner. The one who lets you know when you have spinach in your teeth. The one who suggests that your presentation doesn’t make sense. The one who tells you you’re being a jerk. And we’ll work through recommendations to fix whatever it is that is getting in your way. We’ll give you the honesty that you deserve.
But you have to do the hard work. Be the first to acknowledge when things didn’t go well. Be candid about your challenges. Come with potential solutions. Be willing to put things into practice, try a new approach, communicate in a new way, and lead in a new way.
…you don’t just have another “coach” in your corner — you have SNP.
You’ll often have two SNP team members involved in your coaching experience: one who will set up, coordinate, and manage your coaching package. The second – most importantly: your coach. And we don’t have an algorithm to match you with the right coach. We go – as they say – old school. We’ll get to know you, in your own voice, and then introduce you to the right SNP coach from our elite coaching community. After the introduction, your first, 30-minute introductory session is on us. Get to know your coach. Share more about yourself, and maybe even coordinate calendars to get your sessions scheduled. Then: you get to work.
Steps 1-4 can happen within one week, or one month. It’s based on your schedule, your priorities, and when you want to get to work.
“One-on-one SNP coaching has been one of the pillars of the APM (associate program manager) program from it’s early days to the present. Current APMs often cite their SNP coaches as instrumental to their growth and development on their paths to becoming the current and future leaders of silicon valley.”
Diana Ly, former APM Program Manager and PM Staff Lead at Google
Coaching dedicated to C-level executives, organizational leaders, and – our sweet spot – founders.
Coaching dedicated to people-managers (and managers-of-managers), team leaders, and product managers.
Back in 2013, Asana was still a young company and some of their managers were experiencing leadership roles for the first time. So they needed to learn how to be, well, leaders. Like how to be more influential, directive, confident, and how to deal with conflict. Because if they could flourish then Asana could start to scale even faster (and without so many growing pains).
We started with just one 1:1 coaching relationship. But the good word spread fast. Soon enough more people from Asana’s management team were seeking our unique third party perspective, skill-based approach, and communications expertise to build their personal brand, strengthen their careers, and achieve more. (And did we mention the coaching program was a perk that attracted new talent? We didn’t? Well...) Eight years later and Asana is still scaling. And we’re still by their side helping them do it.
Investing in a dedicated coaching program can support professional development and business goals. A warning: benefits may include meeting deadlines, retaining employees, and increasing accountability – at scale. Whether you are a team of 10 or an organization of hundreds, reach out to learn how we can design a customized program to fit your needs.
Develop connection, increase trust, and manage up
Develop your goals and aspirations
It’s your responsibility to plan out what your career development can look like. Our approach gives individual contributors a framework to assess not only themselves and their skills but also to create an environmental and industry assessment that can be the starting point for any career conversation.