Becoming an Effective Manager

Gain the knowledge and skills to level up as a leader, build strong culture, and effectively manage your teams. Discover and define the right management and communication style.

Designed for new managers and emerging leaders who are running in-person or remote teams.

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This Quest includes a live coaching program led by experienced coaches, and a Member Learning Library for on-demand access to guides, best practices and frameworks that you can apply immediately.

The program is composed of 7 sessions, each 2 hours. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to participate in group coaching events. All sessions meet virtually. The Grand Quest is open to applicants from all over the world.

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Registration deadline

March 2, 2022

Program begins

Late March 2022


$400/month, for a total of 6 months. Scholarships available.

Curriculum overview

Session 1
Introduction & Limiting Beliefs

In our first session, we'll cover what effective managers do differently. Participants will define their management goals and shift the limiting beliefs that hold back their best leadership.

Session 2
Making Feedback Less Painful & More Meaningful

Giving and receiving feedback is one of the biggest challenges we see in management. This session will provide participants frameworks for giving and receiving both negative and positive feedback so that it becomes second nature.

See The Grand’s Feedback Method
Session 3
Uncovering Your Blindspots & The Art of Influence

Great managers need to influence downwards, upwards, and across to have meaningful impact. We'll discuss the secret to influence and uncover the blindspots that prevent you from communicating effectively. This session includes a personalized DISC assessment.

Session 4
Coaching Fundamentals

Most managers think they need to have all the answers. The truth is: they don't. In this session, we'll teach one of the most effective and under-used management skills: coaching. You'll learn how to empower your team through empathetic listening and open and honest questions.

Session 5
Delegating & Adapting Your Management Style

Despite having full plates, managers tend to under-delegate responsibilities. Participants will learn actionable frameworks, including Task Relevant Maturity and Situational Management, for deciding what to delegate and how to adapt their management style to each person’s unique situation.

Session 6
Creating Psychological Safety & Healthy Conflict

Conflict is inevitable and important for any team solving challenging problems. The difference is in how conflict is expressed on a team. Participants will learn the four symptoms of toxic conflict and tactical ways to create a culture of psychological safety and healthy conflict.

Session 7
Closing Session

In our final session, participants will make a commitment to uplevel their management skills, hone their user guides, and share their challenges and appreciations.

Meet your facilitators

Born in Miami as the daughter of Cuban-Greek immigrants, I witnessed early on the courage and resilience needed to go after a better life. I packed those lessons with me when I migrated to Barcelona on a solo one-way ticket. Along my journey, I took on many passion-lead jobs including small-business owner, jeweler, photographer, voice-over artist, and co-founder of an e-learning SaaS platform.

After seven years of building my career and community abroad, I took on my next adventure moving to San Francisco to open Typeform’s first US office. While in the US, I have held leadership roles in two hyper-growth tech startups where I built and operationalized teams from scratch.

As an alumni of the original cohort of The Grand Quest, I benefited from its community and curriculum when pivoting my career (yet again) and transitioning to a working mamá bear.

I've always been a romantic, creative, and intensely curious person. As an immigrant, I wanted more than anything to "fit in" and "make it" in the United States. Through The Grand Quest, I got back to my roots and started exploring what an authentic life looks like. I'm still on that journey!

I've spent the last decade working in technology as a marketing and product management leader at Microsoft, Dropbox, and Oscar Health. I'm now a leadership coach and facilitator, partnering with incredible leaders who want to achieve big things without forgetting what matters.

I live in New York City with my partner and two pups (Dug and Remy), and we're slowly but surely building a new home in the woods. I love swing dance, jazz, art & architecture, enabling romance, and learning just about anything.

Registration deadline

March 2, 2022

Program begins

Late March 2022


$400/month, for a total of 6 months. Scholarships available.