Supervision and development of individuals is the number one complaint we hear from managers. Do any of these quotes sound familiar?

Why does my staff behave like children?

Why do they ask the same question over and over every week?

I’m so sick of holding people accountable.

Even managers who invest in leadership and training programs, who develop their skills, and have relevant experience, can still find the humans they manage to be frustrating.

A manager coaching their staff

Are you a Manager with Authentic Coaching Skills?

Management and training programs often fail to teach authentic coaching, which is a valuable tool for your management toolbox.

Learning how to move easily between manager responsibilities and authentic coaching will make developing and holding people accountable less draining.

This is an Intensive Workshop to Quickly Develop Essential Coaching & Management Skills

Regardless of whether you’re a new or experienced manager, you believe that there has to be a better way to get the best out of your team. We provide a way to get those skills fast and highly effectively in an interactive experience with fellow leaders.

Our most successful clients take this workshop when they’re ready to:

  • engage in sustainable skills for managing others, to avoid burn out, anger, and resentment.

  • foster a culture that is proactive and solutions-based.

  • eliminate conflict, lift their staff up, and lead the organization for the good of the whole.

  • coach their staff to be motivated and engaged, achieving measurable improvement.

  • stop allowing emotions to derail hard conversations.

  • develop a management persona that engages with curiosity, fosters collaboration, builds competency.

To get the most out of this workshop, The depth and intensity of the workshop exercises will demand Your complete attention.

What Participants Can Expect

This is a 3-day intensive, hands-on, and confidential workshop facilitated by Beth Wonson and Sasha Mobley.

  • Introduction to the foundational components of Navigating Challenging Dialogue®.

  • Explanation and hands-on practice of proven tools and strategies for improving personal accountability, self-awareness, and communication. Experience improved collaboration and clarity of communication.

  • Explanation and hands-on development of effective coaching and management skills and your coaching framework.

  • Development of your personal coaching toolkit.

  • Experiential activities working with your real-life scenarios to better learn the tools and strategies in a meaningful way, discussing concerns and challenges, and heading-off imminent problems.

  • Individualized support and spot-coaching for personalized implementation and next steps.

  • Exploration of each attendee’s DiSC profile, and how understanding these patterns of behavior can be leveraged for the good of the whole.

Requirements Of Each Participant

  • Agree to actively participate and engage with integrity, respect, timeliness, honesty, kindness, and confidentiality.

  • Complete an Everything DiSC online assessment which we’ll provide to you via email.

  • Submit at least one real-life management challenge you are currently facing, to be used in the exercises.

  • Complete the Assessment and Feedback forms.

Participant Takeaways

  • Able to model the skills learned.

  • Able to give and receive feedback with more clarity and consistency.

  • Know when to pick coaching as the appropriate management tool.

  • Able to develop staff through coaching.

  • Able to motivate and engage staff to achieve measurable improvement.

  • Support staff to develop their own solutions.

  • See improvement in management skills, effective communication, and self-awareness.

  • Get improved performance from the team by using the tools of Navigating Challenging Dialogue.

Beth Wonson came to us in a time where as a non profit we needed to evaluate ourselves and our direction as we took another step of growth and change. She is a professional who quickly understood our issues and dynamics. She is skillful with facilitation, evaluation, and team building. Beth Wonson helped us work through challenges at a critical moment in an effective way such that we are on a better path to meet our mission. I was utterly skeptical at the beginning and by the end I was entirely grateful.
— Andrew DeFranza, Executive Director, Harbor Light Community Partners

Workshop Components

  • The comprehensive Coaching & Communication Skills Manual.

  • Worksheets and materials you need to effectively practice these skills, plus to coach your team.

  • Hands-on activities and interactive assignments.

  • An Everything DiSC online assessment (for those who haven’t yet taken it).

  • 3-months enrollment in the private online Workshop Resource Center where you can download the course worksheets, and forms. Includes a private Discussion Area moderated by Navigating Challenging Dialogue facilitators.

  • You’re invited to the CCS Follow-up Webinar. This is a 1-hour online event that takes place within 60 days of the workshop close. This is your chance, having taken your skills into your workplace, to discuss your progress, ask questions, and refine your workshop experience with Beth Wonson.

  • New weekly content through our leadership podcast, blog, and video series. 

  • Membership in the Navigating Challenging Dialogue online community where you can dive deeper into this work, connect with other participants, and learn new skills.

  • Credentials for your résumé and personnel file.


Workshop Logistics


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Beth Wonson & Company is committed to bringing this methodology to more community-based nonprofit organizations. In that spirit, if finances are a barrier to full participation, and you’re affiliated with a nonprofit organization, check out our scholarship opportunities