Managing Up: Strategies to Confidently Ask for What You Need

Asking our managers for feedback, support or opportunities can feel daunting. Fears of having our requests rejected, undermining our working relationships, or being seen as less capable can have a chilling effect on our willingness to ask for what we need. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right mindset and communication strategies, you can effectively and confidently manage up and advocate for yourself.

In this session, we will:

  • Define what it means to manage up and why it’s so important, not just to you but to your manager
  • Identify common challenges that keep us from managing up
  • Explore actionable strategies you can use to more confidently and effectively communicate your needs to your manager


Kim Meninger is a leadership coach and TEDx speaker focused on empowering professionals and organizations to reach new heights by making it easier to be human at work. As a certified coach with a background in psychology, Kim offers strategies to overcome impostor syndrome and grow professionals’ overall confidence, visibility, and influence. She believes that everyone deserves a seat at the table and that an authentic commitment to inclusion and psychological safety is the key to long-term corporate success. Kim also hosts The Impostor Syndrome Files podcast and leads a weekly Leading Humans discussion forum, which is free and open to all. Kim has a BA in psychology and an MBA from Boston College. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and CCE Board Certified Coach with certifications in confidence, career, executive and leadership development coaching. Kim also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. To learn more about Kim and her work, visit:


Date and Time:  
August 8, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 PM


Agios Pharmaceuticals
88 Sidney St.,
Cambridge, MA 02139 
Members: $15; Non-Members: $35, light dinner included
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