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Summer 2023 Cohort

WHen you realize the Adult in the room is yoU


Who Are We



 "When you realize the adult in the room is you" was built on insights collected from over 10 years of working inside high-growth start-ups and over 500 hours of working 1:1 with start-up leaders. We recognize that being a leader in a start-up comes with unique challenges and needs unique development solutions. 


While many training programs spend a lot of time on theoretical leadership concepts, we know that start-up leaders want information that they can act fast on. Our trainings include digestible, easy-to-apply frameworks that work for fast-paced, high-growth environments. This program ensures that your leadership will grow as fast as your company. 

Program Outline

Course 1

When you realize you're a leader now

Leadership doesn't just happen over night because you're given the title. Great leadership takes focus and intentionality. In course one we will define what it means to be intentional in leadership and why that matters for maximizing impact

Course 2

When you realize that change is hard

One of the most common challenges in start-ups is moving through constant change and shifting priorities. In course two we will learn how keep ourselves and our teams encouraged and engaged in ever-changing environments


When you realize you have to be compassionate & move the needle

In fast paced environments, many leaders find themselves challenged with how to strike to balance between care for people, and the need for results. In course three we will learn how to coach our teams with compassion and accountability


When you realize that people are...complex

Leadership is hard because people are hard. In course four we will learn how to break down the complexities of human challenges and work through a framework for solving our most difficult people-related decisions


Chicago Summer Session

Friday, June 16th
9am - 4pm

Join us in person for a full day of growing and development.  Meet other Chicago leaders, take part in an interactive development session, and enjoy the incredible space of Chief.  Coffee, snacks, and lunch provided.


Stay around afterwards for an optional happy hour following the session!

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Many companies cover the cost of development programs. 

We created an email template to make it easy to ask your manager or HR partner to cover your cost.

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