Home Study Course for Leaders of All Levels

Every leader knows this truth: leadership is loaded with challenges. Some of these challenges are predictable. Others come out of the blue. None of them are easy.

As a leader, you’re expected to know exactly what to do when challenges hit.

On the outside, you focus on holding it together, putting on a front, wearing a façade of poise and confidence. But on the inside, you feel the weight of stress, uncertainty and anxiety.

In Obstacles to Opportunities: How to Beat Common Leadership Barriers, you’ll discover how to:

  • Overcome imposter syndrome and be seen as a confident, inspiring leader
  • Make meetings work for you and your team
  • Have your toughest conversations and feel good about the outcome
  • Stop running yourself into the ground
  • Lead remote or virtual teams that get things done
  • Deal with an imperfect boss

Plus, you’ll get NINE top strategies to motivate your team – even when you don’t set the goals!

*PMP-certified course participants can earn seven (7) professional development units (PDUs) for maintaining PMP credentials.




  • Module 1: How to make meetings work
  • Module 2: How to overcome a lack of confidence / impostor syndrome
  • Module 3: Just Say It: Making ANY Conversation Easy, with special guest Shari Harley

Sneak peek into Shari’s session:

No one wants to hear that she isn’t doing a good job. Thus no one wants to tell her.  Telling your boss you’re frustrated or aren’t hitting your targets is even more difficult, and thus many of us don’t. Worse, is that most feedback, positive or negative, is useless because it’s vague.

Get a simple formula to make even the most difficult conversation easier. Conversations will be short, specific and on point. They won’t be personal. They will be actionable. You’ll be able to say what you want to say, when you want to say it, in a way that the other person can hear you and take action.

  • Module 4: Stop running yourself into the ground
  • Module 5: The secret to successful virtual teams, with special guest Vickie Nickel
  • Module 6: How to overcome an imperfect boss, with special guest Karin Hurt

Sneak peek into Karin’s session:

 It’s not your boss’ job to develop you, motivate you, or inspire you. That’s your job. This highly interactive session will delve deep into the awkward, unnatural boss-subordinate relationship, and help you find you to navigate even the scariest relationship more elegantly.

We start with the simple concept: “Your boss is just an imperfect human being, doing the best she can… just like you.” We then explore how to deal with some of the trickiest difficult bosses (e.g. moody, disengaged) and scenarios (e.g. persuading your boss, giving them bad news, finding out where you stand). You’ll leave with an assessment tool you can use in improving your own relationship with your boss, or with the people you lead.

  • Module 7: How to motivate your team even when you don’t set the goals


David DyeDavid M. Dye, founder, owner and president of Trailblaze, a company dedicated to producing exceptional leaders, managers and supervisors. David works with leaders to build teams that get more done – without the headaches. Prior to founding Trailblaze, he served as a nonprofit executive and elected official. His book, The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say, combines personal stories with real-world examples to inspire confidence and success in leaders of all levels.



Guest Speakers:

Shari HarleyShari Harley, author of the book How to Say Anything to Anyone, is known globally as an engaging, funny, content-rich business speaker. Hertraining firm, Candid Culture, is making it easier to tell the truth at work.From ‘Making Meetings Work’ and ‘Delegating Better’ to ‘Managing Your Career’and ‘Saying Anything to Anyone,’ Shari’s tips are sure to delight and inform in a real, direct and very funny way. Watch videos and learn more about Shari at www.candidculture.com.




Karin HurtKarin Hurt, MA and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an award-winning blog that has grown into a highly interactive, international community of aspiring and developing leaders. Karin is the author of Overcoming an Imperfect Boss. She was recently recognized as one of the top 100 thought leaders in Trusted Business Behavior by Trust Across America and as Multiplier of the Year by the Wiseman Group.




Vickie NickelVickie Nickel, owner and founder of Vickie Nickel & Associates, a business management firm specializing in providing specialized marketing management to speakers, authors and coaches. A marketing and communications manager turned entrepreneur, Vickie is experienced at helping professionals and businesses conquer complex business challenges.


What would solving just one of these problems do for your career? Your influence? Your salary?




 $497 Registration