Find Confidence and Success in Your New Leadership Role Fast.

ManagerMaker.co's FIRST90 Program for First-Time Managers

Thrive in your new role from the start with FIRST90, ManagerMaker.co's first-time manager training course and 90-day action plan created just for new leaders.

60% of new managers underperform in their first two years and here's why:

A study of over 500 new managers revealed that only 15% received any sort of training prior to switching to their managerial role and 59% said the support they received was insufficient.

There's no doubt - snagging your first managerial role feels pretty amazing. You know what else is amazing?

How quickly that awesome feeling of achievement can give way to something else. You see, those first few months in your new leadership role can make-or-break your success as a manager. 

Without the right (or, hey, any) guidance and resources, it’s easy for first-time managers to feel like they’re fumbling the new responsibilities they worked so hard to call their own. 

Excitement shifts into overwhelm.

Confidence fades into uncertainty.

Even the brightest, most capable new managers are left vulnerable to feeling like they don’t have what it takes to get the job done.

And then what?

You’ve left a role you shined at for one with bigger challenges and higher expectations and you’re not sure how to meet them.

But this doesn't have to be your experience. 

ManagerMaker.co was created because companies large and small are not offering new leaders the support and training they need to succeed in their roles.

Here's what this means for you: just like you’ve done all along, you’ll have to be more proactive and resourceful than most.

You’ll have to work to close this training gap yourself. But, with ManagerMaker.co's first time manager training course, you won’t have to do it by yourself.

Statistics from The Ken Blanchard Companies.

FIRST90: First-time Manager Training Course and 90-Day Action Plan

In FIRST90, first-time managers have a full-fledged 90-day program and playbook for navigating the challenges of their new roles with the most success and least stress possible. The course includes 4.5 hours of video instruction and 80+ pages of supporting documents including a 12-week calendar pre-populated with a suggested timeline for implementing all FIRST90 strategies and activities.



Go to work each day with a here’s-what-to-do, here’s-how-to-do-it playbook in hand.

When you enroll in FIRST90, you'll receive credentials to access ManagerMaker.co's online school. Once you receive those credentials, you'll have immediate, any-time access to all FIRST90 materials.

The course is presented in multi-media format, but all materials are conveniently located in one place: the online school. You will find videos, your printable guides, workbooks, and worksheets, a few Excel-based workbooks, and your 90-Day Calendar. So, whether you prefer to watch, read, write, or click cells, there’s something for you! You can move through the course at your own pace and revisit sections any time to brush up on specific strategies.

Plus, FIRST90 is continually updated with new strategies and tools. Enroll once and you'll have access to all future FIRST90 course updates!

You Don't Need 'Tips'. You Don't Need 'Advice'. You Need a Plan.

FIRST90 takes must-have leadership skills and must-know management strategies and weaves them into a full-fledged program and 90-day action plan. 


The result is a system that brings the would-be amazing leader in you to life via super-actionable tasks and activities supported by step-by-step guides, fill-in-the-blank templates, scripts, and 'distribute these to your team' worksheets.


As you move the FIRST90 course and implement what you learn, you will be managing.

The 90-Day Calendar

One of the most valuable tools in the FIRST90 course is the 90-Day Calendar, which is a roadmap for productively spending 4-6 hours of your day, every day for your first twelve Monday-Fridays in your new role.


This downloadable calendar details a suggested timeline for implementing all of the strategies and tasks you'll learn throughout the course modules. It takes FIRST90's "here's-what-to-do, here's-how-to-do-it"-style program and tells you "when-to-do-it".



Find Confidence Fast

New managers that sign up for FIRST90 are

going to work each day with a playbook in hand. They're trading overwhelm and uncertainty for confidence and clarity. They’re getting good at their new roles fast. They’re proving to their bosses, their teams and, hey, themselves that yes, they very much ARE the right person for the job.


Instead of spending their first year flailing, they're making meaningful impacts on their teams, their customers and their companies on the whole.


Low-Stress Success

First-time managers often underestimate just how choppy the waters can get during the first few months (okay, year) in their new roles.


You might be managing people, money, strategy, and how company time is spent for the first time. These new responsibilities will likely present you with something else you’ll need to learn to manage: stress.


FIRST90 takes into consideration the human side of leadership, offering strategies to protect you - and your team - from burnout. 

FIRST90 Course Syllabus

Take a look at what's inside!

1

Module 1: Course Orientation

A quick overview of the course, including a brief description of all core and bonus modules, an introduction to company-of-fiction Giant Pool Floats Co., and a few housekeeping items like troubleshooting our course hosting platform, Teachable.


Approximately 12 minutes.


2

Module 2: Getting a Grip

In this module, you'll learn specific strategies for building a multi-perspective, high-definition vision of what your job actually entails and, more importantly, what success looks like in it. The result? A crystal-clear understanding of needs, expectations, and goals.


Approximately 45 minutes.


3

Module 3: Building Rapport

The secret to making a meaningful impacts on your company, your customers, and your team during your first year on the job? It's to get people to want to do good work for you. In Module 3, you'll learn exactly how to do just that.


Approximately 65 minutes.

4

Module 4: Strategizing

Instead of simply following someone else's well-laid plan, being a manager means you now have a boss and a team looking for you to develop strategies that will take them somewhere faster, further, more innovative. In Module 4, you'll learn how to identify and prioritize strategic goals.


Approximately 65 minutes.

5

Module 5: Managing Yourself

With Modules 1-4 under your belt, there's really just one thing standing between you and an amazing managerial career - and that's you. In Module 5 you'll learn how to make sure you to stay your own best asset by tackling time, stress, and self-confidence.


Approximately 45 minutes.

Bonus modules

3  Bonus Modules Will Really Set You Apart

FIRST90's core course modules will provide you with the must-have leadership skills and must-know management strategies you'll need to build a low-stress, high-success first year in management. These core modules? They'll ensure a strong, steady performance from the get-go.


But, FIRST90 doesn't stop at strong and steady. The course also includes three bonus modules on more nuanced management topics. The expertise you will develop in these Bonus Modules will set you apart from even the most seasoned managers.

Bonus MODULE 1
Meetings that Matter

The purpose of this module is to help you become known as the manager whose meeting actually mean something.  In it, you'll learn the Golden Rule of Meetings, discover ideas for consistently holding high-value meetings, and two Meeting Mantras to live by.


This module also contains a downloadable, 10-page meeting prep guide and checklist to help you make sure each and every meeting you hold is a meeting that matters.


Approximately 20 minutes.

Bonus MODULE 2
Time Blocking

In this Module, we dive deep into the game-changing time management strategy known as Time Blocking. You'll learn exactly what time blocking is, how to do it, and a few basic and advanced time blocking tips. The result? You'll become a master at spending - or not spending - one of your slipperiest and most important resources, time.


This module is also where your 90-Day Calendar "lives".


Approximately 25 minutes.

Bonus MODULE 3
Company Culture

30 years of research in the field of organizational theory tells us that company culture is one of the most powerful forces at play inside organizations...and yet leaders rarely factor it into their managerial approach.


In this module, you'll learn about the fascinating phenomenon that is company culture. You'll also learn how to diagnose your company's culture and how to use what you learn to fast-track building rapport and achieve meaninguful goals.


Approximately 25 minutes.

About The Course Teacher,
Morgan Greenwood

Morgan found herself in a Director role in her twenties. Plan-less, mentor-less, and totally overwhelmed by the thought of fumbling a dream job so early on in her career, she took action…and quit. 


And she doesn't want the same for you.


Ten years of management experience later, Morgan created the FIRST90 course to offer first-time managers what she was missing in her first leadership role: a little training and a solid sense of direction.

 

The FIRST90 e-course and 90-Day action plan are based on Morgan's experiences as a manager, but also in being managed and paying close attention to the skills and strategies of other managers at the Fortune 100, Fortune 500, mid-size, and one non-profit start-up companies she's worked. (Psst. Only one of these offered a leadership training program.)

How Far Can You Go With a Little Confidence and a Plan? How Far Will You Go Without?

Having a successful first year in leadership matters.


Your early performance will set the tone for how quickly you'll be taken seriously by your manager, by other department managers, and by your team. If you can show them you know what you're doing, you'll get easier access to additional resources, less resistance to new ideas, and more invitations to seats at decision-making tables. That early buy-in and support? It'll impact your first performance review, potential salary increases, whether you're considered for new opportunities at your current company or wherever you want to take your talent next. FIRST90 is an investment not just in your next 90 days, but in your next 3-5 years.


So, what does that investment look like?

Registration costs for on-site leadership training workshops can run anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000. And that's just the cost of the workshop, right? That price tag doesn't include travel expenses and it doesn't factor in the value of the time you spend travelling to and from the course. These workshops throw a lot of information at you in one sitting with little mind to your attention span (or whether you do your best learning in business casual or, you know, athleisure). Rarely do these workshops offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied with the product.


In all of these ways, FIRST90 is different.


FIRST90: E-COURSE AND 90-DAY PLAN

New manager training and off-the-shelf management plan.

$

397

  • Instant access
  • Learn at your own pace
  • 4.5 hours of video instruction
  • 80+ pages of action-oriented downloads
  • the 90-Day Calendar
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
4-month payment plan

The same course content, paid over a four-month period.

$

100

/month

  • Instant access
  • Learn at your own pace
  • 4.5 hours of video instruction
  • 80+ pages of action-oriented downloads
  • the 90-Day Calendar
  • 30-day money-back guarantee*

*Please note! Your 30-day money-back guarantee period begins on the date of your first payment.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

If you complete the course, and don’t feel as though you’ve been provided with a detailed program for getting a grip on your role, building rapport, or fast-tracking your confidence and success, then you can email me within 30 days of purchase (a whole month!) for a full refund…and zero hard feelings.

FIRST90 Course FAQs

Have a question about the course? Here are the questions we get asked most frequently. Don't see what you are looking for below? ​Email us with your question and we'll respond with two business days

What if I’ve been a manager for longer than 90 days?

A: If you’ve been in your role for longer than 90 days and feel a little – or a lot - lost, FIRST90 can help you find direction, close performance gaps, or completely hit the reset button. Bottom line: If you’ve been in your role for a year or less (and still feel a little like a hot mess), then I would recommend FIRST90.

This course would be a big investment for me. Is it really worth the price?

A: I'm glad you’re thinking about this purchase as an investment, because that’s exactly what FIRST90 is.

Here are my thoughts on this: if you think it makes sense to invest in an ‘interview’ haircut, plus a new blazer and shoes to help look the part, then, yes, I believe investing in a course to help you actually be the part is also worthwhile. This course is an investment. Your returns include: reduced stress and self-doubt, time-savings, and an actionable plan for proving to your manager that s/he made the right hire.


Can FIRST90 help new managers that are managing people for the first time?

A: FIRST90 is especially helpful for managers who have direct reports for the first time. There is a heavy emphasis on human leadership throughout the course, including worksheets intended to be shared with your direct reports, strategies for building rapport, a guide to offering flexibility without sacrificing productivity, and a bonus module dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and integrity company culture in to your managerial approach.

How long do I have access to this course?

A: Short answer: years.


Long answer: Legally-speaking there’s no such thing as “forever”, but here’s the gist - FIRST90 runs on the Teachable platform. As long as Teachable and ManagerMaker.co are in business, you'll have access to the course materials, which are continuously updated with new strategies, videos, and course materials.

Anything else I should know?

A: Yes! If you’ve spent much time on the ManagerMaker.co site, then you know ManagerMaker was created for managers who understand the impact they have on the work (and home) lives of other living, breathing human beings. For managers that are willing to own the responsibility and opportunity of leadership. For managers who want to make work meaningful. If this is you, then so is FIRST90.


If that’s not-so-much the manager you care to be, then, honestly, FIRST90 might not be an off-the-shelf fit for you…but it will still help you become a better manager, faster.

FIRST90: E-COURSE AND 90-DAY PLAN

New manager training and off-the-shelf management plan.

$

397

  • Instant access
  • Learn at your own pace
  • 4.5 hours of video instruction
  • 80+ pages of action-oriented downloads
  • the 90-Day Calendar
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
4-month payment plan

The same course content, paid over a four-month period.

$

100

/month

  • Instant access
  • Learn at your own pace
  • 4.5 hours of video instruction
  • 80+ pages of action-oriented downloads
  • the 90-Day Calendar
  • 30-day money-back guarantee*

*Please note! Your 30-day money-back guarantee period begins on the date of your first payment.

You've earned this opportunity. Let me help you make the most of it.

Somebody with decision-making authority recently pegged YOU as someone with the brains, the talent and the no-guts, no-glory work ethic to take on a role in management. Somebody believes in you.  


I created FIRST90 to help you believe in yourself.


Let's let the would-be amazing manager in you get to work.

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