How to Crush the Transition from Peer to Manager

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Getting promoted is an exciting milestone, but how do you know if you’re ready to make the leap, or will be successful when you jump? How do you go from work besties to manager? And how do you lead a disgruntled employee or manage up? Our speaker is a nerd-turned-NFL Cheerleader-turned-Ad Exec, so she’s an expert in navigating major life transitions with authenticity and excellence. Often considered by tech clients as “just another dumb blonde working next to smarter engineers,” she understands how to fight perception and win. Kara’s track record demonstrates that you can be real, and real good at the same time. Audience members will tap into their unique power while learning the tactical skills to be the leader people actually need right now. We’ll cover it all from how to see if you’re ready for direct reports, how to be effective and genuine in your new role, and discuss rarely shared challenges like how to let go of the need to be liked, and playing both sides. If Kara can evaluate multimillion-dollar budgets in a crop-top, you can lead an annual review – and in this session she’ll show you how. (Bring your own crop top though.)