Managing people is hard…

especially amidst a global pandemic.

 

We’re here to make it easier and more fun.

Managing people is hard

especially amidst a global pandemic. 

We're here to make it easier & more fun. 

If you’re a (new or seasoned) mid-level corporate manager who wants to:

  • Lead your team with confidence

  • Manage up effectively

  • Name, claim and aim your strengths

  • Understand and manage your limitations

  • Excel personally and professionally

… you’ve come to the right place.

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Leadership development reimagined, an online program and community for today's busy manager.

 

The C Factor Community is a 6-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 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.

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Take your spot in the March 2021 cohort

Through the CFactor you will get:

PERSONALIZED LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO AND PLAN

COACHING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

A STRONG COMMUNITY OF (UN)LIKE-MINDED LEADERS

What's Included?

Unlike traditional leadership programs that require lots of time away from the office, The C Factor Program is designed to be flexible so you can learn and participate when it works best for you. As well, it includes year-round access to:

A personalized leadership portfolio. 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 and design a customized leadership plan around them.

 

The chance to learn, grow, and transform with other leaders from outside your organization. You will share ideas, learn from one another and see how other established leaders tackle the same challenges as you.

Info and support from experts. The support and guidance of peers is invaluable, but there are times where we benefit most from the experience and knowledge of the experts. Inside the C Factor, you will have the opportunity to not only learn from them, but ask questions specific to you.

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A place to be vulnerable. There are many reasons why we don't feel comfortable showing or discussing our vulnerabilities in teh workplace. The C Factor Community is a place where you can be honest, be vulnerable, and be you with other leaders who get it because they are facing the same challenges too.

Answers and input. Whether you are looking for advice, feedback, or the best cannoli in Boston (it’s Mike’s Pastry, in our opinion) , you now have a place to go where others ‘get it’ – and can support you. 

An opportunity to learn to coach and be coached. At the management level, receiving coaching can be just as important as giving it. Through weekly office hours and your partner accountability sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deeper into your challenges and opportunities and also learn effective coaching techniques straight from the experts. 

A carefully curated resource library. Courses, books, articles, TED Talks, and more just a click away. 

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Meet Your Guides

Libby Spears

Speaker, Facilitator, Coffee Drinker

Libby’s Three Words: Educate. Liberate. Entertain.

Bonus Word: Y’All

Hello! I’m Libby Spears. For over 20 years, I’ve had the good fortune of building a successful career and business around my two favorite things: communication and leadership. I educate and speak for a living – and have a blast doing it! That’s because if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to connect with an audience in a way that’s transformational and entertaining at the same time. 

So, how did I get here? After earning a master's degree in communication studies, I taught college for ten years and, after an unexpected consulting contract fell in my lap, I took a chance and started Bravo Communication and Consulting, or Bravo cc for short. I had no idea what it took to start a business so I got to Googling and the rest, as they say, is history. I teach professionals from all over the world in a variety of industries and backgrounds how to be game changers in the marketplace.  I love what I do and pinch myself daily that I get to work with people who are driven to succeed. I’m based in Texas, love any 1980s pop culture reference (shout out to my Gen X crew), can recite every word to the rap classic “Bust a Move”, and worship at the altar of the great Dolly Parton.

Christine LeLacheur

Speaker, Facilitator, Tea Drinker

Christine’s Three Words: Enlighten. Engage. Ignite.

Bonus Word: Eh?

Hi there. I’m Christine LeLacheur. I’ve had the good fortune of building a career focused on two of my favorite (or favoUrite for my fellow Canadians!) things: talking about ideas and organizing them. Especially ideas about leadership, team and personal development, interpersonal communication, and relationship building. The individuals and teams I’ve worked with appreciate my direct-yet-gentle approach (I was once lovingly referred to by a client as an iron fist in a velvet glove) and my ability to distil ideas down into simple and digestible takeaways delivered with a side of humour.

 

So how did I get here? After completing my Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees, I gained some experience in the marketing and HR world, and then began teaching these subjects at colleges and universities across Canada. Similar to Libby, a consulting opportunity, which fell into my lap while on maternity leave, marked the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey when I started Cheurfire Consulting Inc., and I haven’t looked back since. 

 

A decade later, I’ve worked with hundreds of professionals, managers, and executives to support their personal leadership development through coaching, consulting, and facilitating and building communities to bring these ideas together. I’m based in Toronto, love dishing out Canadiana trivia (especially when talking to Libby), adding as many stamps to the passport as possible and going to concerts and events with my husband (who I met at a Pearl Jam show!).

What would it mean to have …

  • A customized leadership development program

  • 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 Community will unlock all of this for about the same investment as a monthly coaching session, professional development course or conference.

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What would it mean to you to have …

  • A customized leadership development program

  • 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.

What would it mean to your organization to have…

A confident leader fueled by purpose

Increased team
engagement & motivation

Happier customers, clients, and/or staff

Reduced turnover

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.

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Applications are currently open for next cohort, beginning in March 2021.

Start Date: March 1, 2021 

Program Fees: $1500 USD*
 

The 6-Week C Factor Program Includes:

  • Self-paced guided coursework and assessments to develop your personalized leadership portfolio

  • Weekly facilitator 'office hours' to ask questions

  • Accountability partner match with guided sessions

  • One-on-one coaching session to develop a personalized leadership plan

  • Networking opportunities

  • Resource library

  • Call recordings

  • Community directory

 

BONUS: Enrollment in the C Factor Program also includes 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

  • Community directory

  • Exclusive access to C Factor webinars, courses, and events

* Special rates are available to organizations registering 10+ participants. CONTACT US directly for details.

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

It is a comprehensive 6-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.

Collaboration

Connection

Coaching

Confidence

Communication

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If You...

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.

IMAGINE:

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.

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.

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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 workbooks will be recorded and available in our resource library to access anytime,'office hours' will be live weekly. 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 March 2021 and May 2021 start dates. 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.




What happens in the one-on-one coaching at the end of the 6-week C Factor Program?


At the end of the 6-week C Factor Program, participants will have a one-on-one coaching session to develop their own personalized leadership development plan. Imagine having a leadership plan in place that helps you find and fuel your purpose, stand in authentic power, and expand your potential.





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