You’ve Been Promoted to Manager: Where Do You Start?
Learn How to Manage Your Stress, and Navigate Your New Responsibilities

Have you recently been promoted to a managerial role and don’t know where to begin? Or, have you been in your role for a while, but frustrated that even though you’re working harder and longer, you’re still overwhelmed?

We’ll take a look at some of the challenges all managers face. We’ll discuss ways you can harness your existing skills, to help you decrease your stress, and become more effective and happier in your job.  You’ll discover ways you can begin today, to feel more confident in your role.

In this one-hour interactive workshop you’ll have the chance to ask questions, learn new skills, and  brainstorm solutions for some of the challenges you face. You’ll also:

  • Walk away with new ideas for managing your stress.
  • Learn a simple, effective way of resolving a conflict.
  • Discover how to focus on what you can control, as one way to decrease your stress.
  • Learn an easy technique to quiet your inner critic.
  • Gain tips to boost your resilience.
  • Explore ways to embrace the unknown, rather than fighting it.
  • Consider ways to manage your “mistakes”.
  • Discover that you have more influence and power than you think!



Etta Jacobs is the Founder and Principal of Power in the Middle, an executive coaching and training organization that specifically focuses on empowering mid-level managers and their teams. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Etta gained her corporate expertise as an award-winning design executive at two Fortune 500 companies, where she coached cohorts of managers and directed teams of creative professionals on innovative, multi-media projects. She shepherded her teams through continuous technological transitions and multiple corporate reorganizations—helping them thrive through increasingly aggressive deadlines, uncertainty, and industry-wide disruption. Etta draws upon this 20+ years of corporate experience when coaching. Her passion is helping her clients reach their highest potential—by guiding them to look at events through different lenses, question their assumptions, find creative and unexpected solutions to their career challenges, and to build a career that is aligned with their strengths, talents, and values.

Her clients include Novartis, Agenus, Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program, and various non-profit organizations. Etta holds a Master of Organizational Psychology and is a Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Etta earned her MA and her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College. She has a BFA from Syracuse University.

Date and Time:  
August 7, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM




Members: $10; Non-Members: $20

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.

Learn more about and register for our second webinar in this series, "The Two Most Powerful Skills to Becoming a Great Manager - Learn How to Delegate and Empower Your Team" here.