New Managers

People leave managers, not companies.  And yet, when it comes to developing the mindset and skills you need to manage humans, first-time managers are often left to figure it out on their own.


“The quality of relationships at work determines the actually quality of our work and our overall ability to succeed.”

Esther Perel


As a manager, it’s essential to communicate effectively and develop relationships with trust, respect, and psychological safety.  Without these, it’s really hard to have a resilient, high-functioning team.

The most powerful seat is the one you’re sitting in.  You have more ability than you realize to influence those around you.

I can help you with communication, mindfulness, and leadership.

Reach out to me about 1:1 coaching or how I can work with your organization.

Especially if you are “an only” at work.


Some of the organizations I’ve worked with:

Upcoming Workshops

Crash Course for New Managers

Saturday, October 10th

9:00am – 3:00pm PDT


Monday, October 19th

9:00am – 3:00pm PDT


Friday, November 20th

9:00am – 3:00pm PST


Saturday, December 12th

9:00am – 3:00pm PST

Topics include:  Managing Your Energy, Working with Different Personalities, Managing Up, Coaching Conversations, The Art of Feedback, Authentic Confidence, and Influence vs. Control.



Essential Skills for New Managers

Wednesday, September 30th

6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT


To join my mailing list dedicated to new managers, click here.  It’s different than my general list (the link in the footer), and only has content related to work, career, and developing skills to become a more authentic and effective leader.

The New Manager Podcast

Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and

What Students Are Saying

“I took Kim’s workshop and course on “Essential Skills for New Managers” where I learned a lot about wholehearted leadership and feedback as a form of service. Her expertise gave me a working map and a solid toolkit on how to navigate a fast-paced, dynamic workplace. Now, I feel equipped to not only manage and mentor others, but I also know how to coach myself, as well as how to cultivate positive relationships with leadership.”

— Frances A., Sr. Product Manager, OpenTable


“I took Kim’s New Managers Course and I just have to say Kim is one of the most encouraging teachers I’ve ever had. Not only did she create a collaborative and supportive learning environment during our weekly sessions, but she provided me with tailored talk tracks for expressing yourself in difficult situations, concrete tools for navigating tough conversations, etc. Can’t recommend her enough!”

— Rachel J., Account Manager, Pinterest


“Kim helped to elevate my leadership skills and is a wonderful coach and educator! Her management course was a journey of inspiration and motivation, I came out of it with actionable items and new leadership skills I will use daily. Her calming and authentic approach to teaching and coaching makes learning new leadership skills a joy!”

— Hillary C., Director of Therapy, Home Health Company


This class was extremely helpful and actionable. I have learned more practical skills, that I am comfortable trying out, than any other management class I have taken. Thank you so much for all the great advice and I look forward to implementing my learnings in the months/years to come.”

— Sidney B., Student Community Manager, Course Hero


“I felt like an imposter as I became a new manager. Kim’s deep knowledge, inquisitive nature, and masterful ability to create a safe space in the class, unlocked a passion for management and a confidence in myself about my ability to walk down the non-linear path of management that I didn’t know I had. Thank you, Kim! ”

— Lauren H., Head of Community, WorkStep



Student Body

I’m proud to have served over 1,000 students through my new manager workshops.  My students live throughout the US, and around the world.  They work in many industries and organizations, including:


My students care about their teams and are inspired to grow as leaders, and I am here for that.