How to Support a New Manager’s Journey from Technical Expert to Technical People Leadership

Technology leaders are essential to manage digital transformation, product innovation, and security. But a new tech manager’s success or failure when dealing with these opportunities and risks — and leading their teams — is not theirs alone. It’s a shared responsibility and one that can be detrimental for organizations that don’t support them appropriately. 

Data breaches and delayed projects are not the only risks companies face. When these essential leaders don’t have the support and tools they need, it reduces their effectiveness, innovation, and engagement — and that of their teams. A technical leadership gap can result in other business outcomes that are extremely costly.

In this webinar, Sounding Board will illustrate how having leadership coaches as a developmental and support mechanism can transform high-performing technical talent into equally adept people leaders who can help their teams meet enterprise-level goals. 

We encourage leaders in technology, L&D, and HR to attend. During this webinar, you will:

  • Understand why having poor people leaders in tech is so costly for companies and how coaching can accelerate leadership readiness and increase retention.
  • Discover the benefits of investing in your new managers’ growth beyond their technical skills, specifically why expanding their leadership thinking and capabilities will help you both achieve a higher ROI.
  • Learn the importance of helping managers shift from an individual to a team focus that amplifies a culture of empathy and inclusiveness and increases engagement.
  • Understand how leadership coaching can help new managers motivate and grow their direct reports to increase internal mobility and performance.
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Kathy Hadizadeh
Leadership Coach, Sounding Board

Kathy Hadizadeh, MSc, PCC, UCLA TMF is a certified integral and data-driven executive coach, facilitator, and founder of the Los Angeles California-based coaching practice Heart Mind Tuning Corp. For the past five years, she has brought her 15 years of corporate tech leadership within Fortune 100 and 500 organizations to bear as a coach and mentor for more than 500 executives and leaders in tech, product, engineering, and fintech spaces.

Using neuroscience-based emotional intelligence, mindful leadership techniques, and her trademarked PAUSE to RISE method, Kathy accompanies her clients on the journey to optimize their focus, attention, and mental capacity. This level of optimization directly shapes and transforms the energy and rigor these leaders have to offer their organizations, and this translates into thriving cultures, higher retention rates and systemically exceeding financial expectations.

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Janice Lichtenwaldt
Leadership Coach, Sounding Board

Janice Lichtenwaldt is the Founder of Virago Coaching and a Leadership Coach for Sounding Board. Over the past 25 years Janice has held management roles at industry-disrupting companies like Ticketmaster, Expedia, and T-Mobile before transitioning to leadership coaching. Each role required relationship building, business and product development, integrated communication, and creative problem solving in internal and external functions.

Janice has experience coaching executive leaders across small, medium, and large-scale enterprises in technology, social media, and entertainment. She is passionate about helping leaders discover and navigate their leadership styles with the ultimate goal to inspire their employees and teams to thrive. When she isn’t coaching Janice is an aspiring novelist and host for the I Am Virago podcast, which showcases powerful women doing amazing things in the world.

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Talia Rosenblum
Senior Manager, Customer Support, Sounding Board

Talia Rosenblum is the Senior Manager for Customer Support at Sounding Board. Talia started her career in the luxury hospitality industry, and her passion for customer service and process optimization led her into the software technology world. Now Talia works to build customer support teams, provide the best customer service for her clients, and an internal work environment where her team members can thrive.

Janice has experience coaching executive leaders across small, medium, and large-scale enterprises in technology, social media, and entertainment. She is passionate about helping leaders discover and navigate their leadership styles with the ultimate goal to inspire their employees and teams to thrive. When she isn’t coaching Janice is an aspiring novelist and host for the I Am Virago podcast, which showcases powerful women doing amazing things in the world.

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