Posts By Mic Berman

How to Give Feedback in A Crucial Conversation

One thing we know EVERYONE does not do well is giving (and receiving) feedback - it’s the first place we start our training at every organization we work at! Many of us think we are giving feedback to others in a constructive, non-hurtful way, and the reality is we often use judgmental, accusatory language that frames the other person as the one to blame, instead of focusing on the facts and beh... continue reading >

“The Bro Culture” + Our Intentions

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Over a year ago we began to hatch ideas to support and impact the imbalance of women in tech. The culture that seemed to be pervasive in high-growth tech was - what the community termed ‘the bro culture’. It’s a seeming default based on the overwhelming profile of young men who are funded. In the report A Force to Reckon With: Women, Entrepreneurship and Risk, women are far less likely to ge... continue reading >

Leadership Conversations: How to Award a Promotion

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Late last year we announced that we were making a move into the leadership coaching space because there was so much unrealized potential without the proper guidance to be a successful leader.  From startup developers that have been thrown into a lead role with no experience managing people, or a young entrepreneur who has never been through scaling a company - we’ve seen it all. Well we encoura... continue reading >

Three Ways to Know When Coaching is Right for You

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As a certified coach, people often ask me how to know if they could benefit from coaching. Many think it’s just for executives and high-profile leaders they’ve heard use it, like Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg – and then they assume they aren’t senior enough or can’t afford it. Some think of coaching with its old stigma (“If I need a coach something is wrong with me”). Some confus... continue reading >