Development for people managers

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today.

Finally you have a program for managers of people.

This is excellent for first time people managers, people who have been managing for a while and need to take themselves to the next level and those employees where managing a team is the next step in their career. 

Delivered online and supported with group coaching,  GrowingSuccess is a layered program designed to drive management behaviour, capability and action.  

“As a coach of managers at all levels, I have seen common themes emerge. I’m pleased to say we have created a program that delivers the essentials that make great managers great.” – Chris Harper – Founder of MetaPeople

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Christian Harper - Founder of MetaPeople

Positive outcomes for GrowingSuccess Graduates

Improved Team Problem Solving

Improved Confidence

Greater Self-Reflection

Stronger Interpersonal Effectiveness

Stronger Team Engagement

Effective Time Management

Improved Feedback Capability

Improved Self-Awareness

Better Task Effectiveness

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When people are given the responsibility of managing a team, most are not given any support to develop the routines necessary to succeed.

Frequently, first time managers learn from other managers in the business.  While a mentoring approach is essential, it is not always the most effective learning pathway. At this critical stage of development, GrowingSuccess provides the essential ingredients for new managers to build their model for managing by drawing on the course content, trying new routines and building their awareness around the habits that make managers successful. 

GrowingSuccess address this through a layered journey that includes; developing emotional intelligence through self-reflection and the management of emotions, the importance of building trust, delegation, managing difficult conversations, building high performing teams, lifting the capability of individual team members and much more. 

Delivered through 6 key modules over a six-month timeline, participants have access to an online learning management system, that delivers witten and video content, online quizzes and writable PDFs. Group coaching is provided at the conclusion of each module. 

Finally each participant completes a project that involves a ten minute presentation of their GrowingSucces journey, their model for managing teams and their plan to move forward post the workshop. 

Course Structure

Module 1 - GrowingAwareness

Participants discover the power of self-awareness and accountability in action. They reflect on the role of management, define their personal understanding of success, and explore their values and aspirations. They assess their strengths, current focus, level of activity and identify areas for improvement using the The Action Matrix. They discover the importance of small steps of improvement and how that leads to significant results.

Module 2 - GrowingYourself

Participants continue their reflective journey as they unlock the secrets to their personal growth. They learn the significance of building trust with their team as they develop greater emotional intelligence by effectively managing emotions. Models such as the Whole Person Concept give greater understanding of the drivers that impact their behavior and facilitate greater acceptance for the behaviours of others. The power of a Growth Mindset and Locus of Control are additional concepts that are introduced at this point.

Module 3 - GrowingCompetencies

This module introduces the essential competencies needed for managerial excellence. Communication, effective planning, and performance management along with their underlying skills are reviewed. We help participants to recognise indicators of capability gaps and embark on a self-assessment process. Participants set development goals and create actionable plans for growth. They learn skills such as giving feedback, managing conflict, time management, goal setting, delegation, setting expectations and much more.

Module 4 - GrowingTeams

This module unlocks the secrets of team management to unleash the full potential of the team. Participants set a clear vision for their team and learn the dynamics that drive collaboration and success. They explore the MetaPuzzle framework, which helps them to understand the levers for success that impact their team culture. They learn and develop the routines that build high-performing teams to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Module 5 - GrowingIndividuals

Participants learn to facilitate the success of individual team members while building great teams. They discover three fundamental coaching methodologies: The GROW model, Reframing, and Scaling. They use powerful tools such as The MetaEquation, a tool to assist in assessing targeted support for individuals and The Chat Map, an extension of The Action Matrix, a tool for effective feedback and coaching support. They learn effective coaching skills that create an environment where individuals thrive.

Module 6 - Wrap-Up

Module six serves as a review of the course content. Participants share their journey and their unique model for managing in a final project presented to the group. They identify their management routines and self-management strategies, demonstrating their growth and development as a manager. They join their peers in a final online workshop or in-person presentation, where they celebrate their achievements and inspire others with their success.

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Why GrowingSuccess?

Easy to use online learning technology

+30 videos delivered by Chris Harper

If you have access to the internet you can access GrowingSuccess. The workshop uses a sophisticated online learning management system that is easy to use and easy on the eyes.

Many of the models are facilitated by Chris Harper through these videos. We know videos are another great way to learn. Course content is explained as well as the details of the models, their value and how to work with them.

Writeable PDF workbooks

Online quizzes

We have created workbooks so participants have a record of their work, thoughts and plans. A great deal of the course exercises involve self-reflection, self-assessment and the creation of goals, plans and next steps. When access to the system is gone the workbooks are retained by the participants.

Where possible we have included simple knowledge quizzes and comprehension quizzes. They are scattered throughout the workshop and are a simple way of reinforcing learning and tracking participant progress.

Participant tracking and reports

Ask the coach

Our learning management system tracks course completion as it is registered. Reports are gathered and provided to the business as requested. They form a useful review process with senior management.

Chris Harper is available through the length of GrowingSuccess for questions and assistance. This is in addition to the group coach sessions that occur at the end of each module.

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Not just training...

Behavioural change takes time. It takes practice and it often requires support to reinforce the benefits. Participants in GrowingSuccess are paired as “buddies”. They are also supported by a coach who provides group coaching in the fourth week of every module during a two-hour online or in-person coaching session. 

Additional services include:

Private coaching

If required additional one-on-one coaching sessions can be provided. This is very useful for in-depth support and customisation of the participants development journey. 


The SuccessMap is like a rolling forecast for a position. It identifies the conditions for success in a position as it unfolds over time. It is an excellent review document that can be shared between the participant and their boss. 

Leadership Profiling

Chris Harper is accredited in Life Styles Inventory. This is an excellent tool to continue the development journey of a GrowingSuccess graduate. 

Turn your first time managers into future leaders

Book now and get your first time people managers growing successfully before the end of 2023

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