Leadership development reimagined, an online program and community for today's busy manager.
The C Factor is a 7-week online leadership development program and includes membership to our exclusive and private C Factor Community for established leaders* in the corporate world (aka people managers or – as our parents would have said – ‘middle managers’).
Through guided assessments and coursework, one-on-one and group coaching, and practical resources, tips and tools, the C Factor Program will unlock the knowledge, self-awareness, support and – most importantly – community you need to reach your highest potential as a manager.
*What’s with the term "established leader"? We coined it because we don’t think ‘middle manager’ comes close to doing justice to what you do or what it took to get there. If you’ve reached the management level it’s because you’re a proven contributor who has been entrusted with a team. You know your way around the organization and your industry.
If you’re a (new or seasoned) mid-level corporate manager who wants to:
Lead your team with confidence
Excel personally and professionally
Name, claim and aim your strengths
Understand and manage your limitations
Manage up effectively
… you’ve come to the right place.
PERSONALIZED LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO AND ACTION PLAN
COACHING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
A STRONG COMMUNITY OF (UN)LIKE-MINDED LEADERS
Start Date: September 2021
Program Fees: $1500 USD*
The 7-Week C Factor Program Includes:
Self-paced guided coursework and assessments to
develop your personalized leadership portfolio
Weekly check-ins with facilitator
Weekly group coaching sessions
Accountability partner match with guided sessions
1:1 training session to develop a personalized
leadership action plan
BONUS: Enrollment in the C Factor Program also includes complimentary membership to the C Factor Community, an exclusive and private online community for C Factor Program participants and alumni.
The C Factor Community includes access to:
Private discussion forum
Monthly networking opportunities
Exclusive access to C Factor webinars, courses, and events
* Special rates are available to organizations registering 10+ participants. CONTACT US directly for details.
C Factor Program
30 Spots Available
Applications are currently open for next cohort, beginning in September 2021.
Are a supervisor, manager, team lead or director who manages other professionals
Don’t have time to sit in a (virtual) classroom for eight hours straight
Have exhausted – or are looking to complement – the courses and/or programs available through your employer
Feel isolated and want to find your people
Crave support and guidance as you navigate the challenges of managing people (especially in the age of COVID)
The C Factor Program was designed for YOU – and we would love to have you join us.
What would it mean to you to have…
A customized leadership development program
A personalized leadership roadmap
A team of experts, coaches and mentors in your corner
A program you can access where and when it works for you
A community of supporters to cheer you on when you’re kicking ass, give advice when you’re getting your ass kicked, and offer feedback to help you to kick ass?
This is the opportunity before you today.
The C Factor Program will unlock all of this for about the same investment as a few coaching sessions, one professional development course or industry conference.
Want to learn more?
What would it mean to your organization to have…
A confident leader fueled by purpose
engagement & motivation
Happier customers, clients, and/or staff
Fewer day-to-day 'issues'
New perspectives, creativity and innovation
Total trust in your ability to do a kick-ass job
Joining The C Factor Community has the potential to pay off (big time) for your employer in addition to yourself. For this reason, program fees are often covered by the organization as a professional development activity. If you need help building a business case to present to your team, contact us and we’ll be happy to provide that support.
Meet Your Guides
Speaker, Facilitator, Coffee Drinker
Libby’s Three Words: Educate. Liberate. Entertain.
Bonus Word: Y’All
Libby has taught professionals from all over the world in a variety of industries and backgrounds how to be game changers in the marketplace.
Speaker, Facilitator, Tea Drinker
Christine’s Three Words: Enlighten. Engage. Ignite.
Bonus Word: Eh?
Christine has worked with hundreds of professionals, managers, and executives to help them reach their highest leadership potential.
The CFactor Community is much more than:
A course you’d find in your organization’s Learning Management System (LMS) or online
The content you’d find in the latest NY Times bestselling business book
The nuggets and networking you’d take away from the annual conference
The C Factor is a comprehensive 7-week leadership program that includes personal development, professional development and – most importantly – membership to a community to help you collaborate and connect with other leaders at your level.
The C Factor Program is the perfect way to:
Earn professional development hours.*
Make the most of your allocated training funds.
Establish networks outside of your industry.
Develop your personal leadership growth plan.
Lead with confidence at every stage of your career
*Contact us today to check if the C Factor can satisfy your required professional development hours.
Having the support, guidance, and knowledge you need to feel confident in your role
Leading a successful, high performance team
Understanding yourself on a whole new level
Breaking through your fears and addressing your challenges head-on
Knowing exactly how to leverage your strengths
Having a trusted community to go to with challenges or for support
This is what’s possible through The C Factor Community. This is leadership development re-imagined –just for you.
Through the CFactor you will get:
A Leadership Portfolio and Action Plan Customized to You
Spoiler alert: there’s no ‘secret sauce’ to effective leadership because every manager will lead differently based on their strengths. So our first step is to help you identify yours through our 7-week leadership program. Then we work one-on-one with you to design a customized leadership action plan just for you. Finally, you join a community of peers to support you as you put your plan into action.
A place to be vulnerable.
Managing is hard. And it can feel isolating. There are many reasons why we don't feel comfortable showing or discussing our vulnerabilities in the workplace. The C Factor Community is a place where you can be honest, be vulnerable, and be yourself with other leaders who get it because they are facing the same challenges too.
The change to learn, grow, and transform with other leaders from outside your organization.
In the C Factor Community, you will share ideas, learn from one another, and see how other established leaders tackle the same challenges as you. And when you need the experience and knowledge of leadership experts, you will have the opportunity to not only learn from them, but ask questions specific to you.
An opportunity to learn, practice and receive coaching.
At the management level, receiving coaching can be just as important as giving it. Through weekly group coaching calls and your partner accountability sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deeper into your challenges and opportunities, learn effective coaching techniques straight from the experts, and practice them on your peers in a safe and low-risk environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any prerequisites?
No prerequisites, though we do ask for one thing: a commitment to show up.
I’m not a manager. Can I still register?
Do you have direct reports? If so, then, heck, yes, this program is for you regardless of your title. If you’re not yet managing people (or at the executive level) this program probably isn’t the best fit for you. There are many wonderful leadership programs for those aspiring to take on a leadership or management position. Contact us and we can help direct you to the right program.
I've done leadership programs before. What makes this different?
That’s a great question that we would be asking too! While there might be overlap with content you’ve been exposed to before, the C Factor Community is so much more than its course material — it is about collaboration, connection, coaching, confidence, and communication. By bringing together established managers like you who have a range of backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets, the value is in the community created—in ideas shared, the advice and feedback sought, and the support given.
What kind of results will I see? What's the ROI?
First we would ask YOU how you define ‘return’? While it often difficult to prove a direct financial return (ask any learning and development expert and they’ll all agree!), the indirect and non-financial returns are often significant. What we can (almost) guarantee is that, if you show up consistently and commit to this process, you will be a drastically different leader this time next year, which will pay off in a ton of ways (both at work and outside of it).
What’s the time commitment?
We’ve coached managers and leaders for over 16 years so we understand how busy you are and that your time is valuable – and have designed this program accordingly. It is all online and incredibly flexible. You should expect to spend between 5 - 10 hours a month with us – but when and where you do it is completely up to you.
Do I have to pay or can my organization pay?
Though some participants do pay out-of-pocket your organization can absolutely pay – and there’s a strong case to be made for them to do so. Managers often have a dedicated budget for training and development and have the fiscal authority to approve course fees. If that’s not the case for you but you’d like to join us, contact us and we can help you make the business case to your immediate manager or HR.
What kind of industries is this geared towards?
We know there are a number of programs geared towards particular industries, but this isn’t one of them. The value in the C Factor Community comes from the diversity of our members, so we encourage a strong mix of industries, backgrounds, professions, geographies, and culture.
How is the program structured?
While guided coursework and assessments will be recorded and available in our resource library to access anytime, there will be two live sessions/week during the 7-week session to discuss the week's topics, answer questions, and receive group coaching. We strongly encourage live participation in these events where possible, as these are very interactive. Rest assured, you will be provided with a calendar of events to ensure you don’t miss out (and that there will be a recording so you don’t miss a thing if/when you can’t attend live).
I work for a big company-is this program for me?
Yes! Even if you have access to a wide variety of learning material and opportunities within your organization, the benefit of external connections and perspectives you’ll benefit from as part of C Factor is invaluable.
I work for a small company/start-up -- is this program for me?
Yes! In fact small and medium-sized companies are our jam. We understand that customized training and development is likely cost-prohibitive and that internal resources are likely lacking. The C Factor Community fills all of those gaps by offering the resources, the world-class training, and the ability to build your network and grow your business.
When can I join?
The C Factor Community is currently open for registration for its September 2021 start date. We limit our enrollment to ensure we have a strong base of members who represent the diversity, professionalism, and thirst for knowledge required to succeed.
What does the name "C Factor" mean?
It will all make sense once you’re inside the program – but, to give you a hint, your confidence as a leader depends on your competence in a number of particular skillsets, and we’ll give you only one hint what letter they all start with.