THE AG LEAD SHORT COURSE BY SARAH BETH AUBREY— a 6-month virtual coaching program for emerging managers and leaders
CART OPENS JULY 14TH—get on the waitlist now!
VIRTUAL TRAINING STARTS JULY 23rd.
Calling all emerging managers, leaders, and growers who want to take control of their career and be set up for success in the future.
ONLY A HANDFUL OF SEATS AVAILABLE
You probably have a lot more questions about the future of your business than answers.
Let’s start with a heavy hitter:
Do you expect your business to be here in another generation?
If so, how do you better prepare emerging managers to lead global businesses locally?
Have you identified the next CEO of your operation?
Are they experienced today in:
- on-boarding new hires,
- managing people,
- and building a business…
…while somehow working in a seasonal enterprise where there is always a lot to do?
If you want to grow, you need a convenient, modern plan for sustainability and people development.
You need to be a leader in your business.
You need to learn from the leaders before you.
You need to train the leaders after you.
You need Ag Lead.
I’ve been to organizations that have no clear path forward for their business or their employees. New grads return to the farm with agronomy training, and no management experience. Often, the first thing that’s delegated to them is scheduling employees, hiring, firing, and employee conflict resolution.
Knowledge about one aspect of the business is held by a single person: bookkeeping, seed or ordering, taxes, bills. When someone gets sick or must leave the business, knowledge is order Lamictal online no prescription Pharma Life lost.
When there is no one set up to lead and take responsibility, chaos reigns.
I’ve seen it again and again.
You must plan for the inevitable and the unknown.
You can learn from others in your same position—peers in ag who are experiencing the same lack of training, lack of direction, the same problems on a daily and annual scale—but a small enough group to make real, lasting connections.
A cohort of like-minded emerging leaders who are committed to becoming leaders of change in their organization.
And most of all, you need a coach.
- A coach who has been in the trenches in their own business and also sees the big picture of success in your future.
- A leader in ag change and ag management who has coached people just like you across the United States in companies and farms of all sizes.
- A trainer who gets what you need to thrive.
You need a simple, 6-month program with live chats, robust discussions, problem solving connections, and the ability to discuss your specific needs in a confidential setting.
You need the this link Ag Lead Short Course lead by Sarah Beth Aubrey.
A six-month short course covering the essentials of management for ag and agribusiness begins early August.
CART OPENS JULY 14TH SO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST AND GET AN EXCLUSIVE, FREE EBOOK RIGHT NOW.
dating sites for 17 year olds free throuth What’s in the eBook?
My ten strategies for communicating across generations in business, laid out in an easy-to-use mini eBook.
You’ll be able to start implementing these strategies with your whole organization, family, and network right away to provide clarity, understanding, and facilitate better communication, no matter what generation you are in or are talking to.
We’ll be focusing on these 6 KEY areas in the course to elevate your business know-how and take control of your career path.
In the next six months, you will learn:
1. EFFECTIVE INFLUENCE & COMMUNICATING YOUR VALUE
We’ll define what influence is and looks like (and what it’s not), how to use it effectively in management, and what your employees need from you as a leader. Communicating your value as a leader and an employee is also critical.
2. EFFICIENT MEETINGS & TIME MANAGEMENT IN SEASON
How to run a meeting in person and over the phone, how to schedule your time effectively (particularly during season), how to develop a communication model and plan for your team.
3. QUICK CONFLICT RESOLUTION STRATEGIES & REAL-LIFE PRACTICE
What causes conflict, how to diffuse it, how to handle conflicts between others and when it includes you, and real-life practice with other members.
4. BUILDING A TEAM PART 1: HOW TO GET STARTED, JOB DESCRIPTIONS, AND DETERMINING ROLES
Building a team means you need to know who you need on your team, how to write a job description for current and new staff, how to interview and determine the best fit for your operation, and the differences between a job description and a role.
5. BUILDING A TEAM PART 2: ON-BOARDING STAFF, PERFORMANCE METRICS, AND MOTIVATING YOUR TEAM
Once they’re hired, you need to train and on-board staff appropriately and without glossing over important details. Setting metrics, measuring performance, and motivating your team in the good times and bad are essential to a well-rounded, functioning team.
6. WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAD: YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Chart a course for your own career with a capstone project designed for your professional growth and development plan, achievable goals, and how to reach your potential.
A small piece of what’s included in the Ag Lead Short Course curriculum:
- Monthly live training video on a new module each month.
- Monthly live Q and A conference call.
- Discuss that month’s module.
- Discuss member scenarios and questions.
- Provide actionable ideas to solve real-time problems.
- Homework assignments each month and the opportunity to post questions or comments on homework in the group to receive feedback and coaching.
- Capstone project where each participant completes their own professional growth and development plan and goals for continuing their improvements going forward.
- Complimentary paperback of my newest book, “Who’s Running your Farm Next?: 5 Steps to Develop and Coach Your Next Generation.”
- Optional: all interested members will be paired with an accountability partner in the group to help them improve success and stay on track with the training and implementation.
Your Host and Leader: Sarah Beth Aubrey
Sarah Beth Aubrey is a certified professional coach specializing in ag. She has been in the ag industry for 20 years, the last 15 in entrepreneurial ventures. Since 2015, Sarah Beth Aubrey has been an active voice in the industry, providing thought leadership, coaching, training, keynote speeches, and peer group networks for ag and agribusiness.
She provides leadership and business coaching & advice via SarahBethAubrey.com, her ag-centric Facebook group Farm Next, her social media channels, and her Ag Lead podcast show.
Sarah Beth Aubrey knows how to speak, train, and coach – and she has the certifications and testimonials to back it up.
- National Speakers Association
- Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation
- Forbes Coaches Council official member
Sarah Beth Aubrey has coached the biggest names in ag
“I wanted to say thank you once again for working with us. The materials you have put together will go a long way in helping all of us to better understand the foundational elements of a successful business.”
-Chris Haag, LG Seeds Marketing Manager
“I was impressed with you and your presentation in Kansas City. In New Orleans, you out did yourself yet again. Thank you for pushing me to be a better leader in my business and in general. Also, you are pushing me to be a better person.”
-Craig Meeker, Leadership Sorghum
“Thanks for all the knowledge you bring to our program- it is amazing!”
-Shelee Padgett, Director of Leadership Sorghum
“Great tips. I was glad you gave me great examples of how my personal strengths add value to my operation!”
-Jennifer Meyer, Farmers Union Oil
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course was specifically designed to meet a need I’ve seen over and over again in my two decades in agriculture.
- Ag Lead Short Course is designed to push you from competence to excellent, and from excellence to genius (thank you, Gay Hendricks, for this great concept).
- Ag Lead Short Course is six months, not a week, to build and implement these principles.
- Ag Lead Short Course is designed around a peer group, not individual checkboxes on a worksheet, to build your network and confidence talking about issues in a way to solve them.
- Ag Lead Short Course is virtual, convenient, on-demand, and accessible from wherever you are, any time of day, but it’s also interactive with live Q&A sessions, frequent online discussions, and individual feedback.
Everything in this course implements what I’ve seen, heard, experienced, and learned about the knowledge transfer gap and skills gap for new managers in agriculture.
There’s no handbook for how to deescalate conflict among family members, no checklist for creating a job description that fits your specific needs right now, no single way to hire and on-board seasonal staff. Together, you and I and your cohorts in the Ag Lead Short Course will use experience and wisdom to tackle these topics and so much more using strategies, discussion, live coaching, and collaboration to elevate your ability to deal with future changes in your operation.
Please note this is an interactive workshop and NOT for you if you:
- Want free resources that require no investment in time or money.
- Are actively job searching outside the ag industry.
- Feel like you know all the answers and can handle everything coming in the future.
- Want to gift the short course to someone who is resistant to change and feedback.
- Aren’t in a position (financially or emotionally) to invest in yourself right now.
- Don’t have the time for at least 4 hours of work on yourself during a month.
The program cart opens July 14th, so join the waiting list now and don’t miss out.
“Listening to other group member’s problems helps me figure out some of the challenges I face every day.”
“Sarah keeps all members (especially the more introverted) relevant & involved.”
“There is good interaction and constructive feedback on everyone’s difficult situations.”
“Since inception, we have been able to reach critical mass as a peer group, largely due the guidance and facilitation of Sarah Aubrey. Our group meetings are action-based and result-oriented sessions that have yielded results for our members.”
“Sarah does a a great job re-directing & keeping the focus on the topic.”