In my first management role, I had zero formal training, rarely saw my manager, and had no idea what I was doing. I quickly figured out that I needed to up my game, but there was a problem. I didn't have the time or money for an MBA. Informal advisors were here today and gone tomorrow. And most importantly, it took too long to get the skills I needed to be effective.
That's why I built 5on4 Group, the leadership development company I needed as a new manager.
In my first management role, I had zero formal training, rarely saw my manager, and had very little idea what I was doing. I quickly figured out that I needed to up my game, but there was a problem. I didn't have the time or money for an MBA. Informal advisors were here today and gone tomorrow. And most importantly, it took a lot longer to get the skills I needed to be effective.
That's why I built 5on4 Group, the leadership development company I needed as a new manager... And you need now more than ever!
We all want to grow our career or business, but yet we feel stuck, stagnant, and unable to push through the glass ceiling.
Welcome to Let Me Speak To A Manager with Frank Cava and Ian Mathews, a podcast that is dedicated to teaching what it takes to build wealth and have fun doing it! Frank and Ian share entertaining business triumphs and failures that are both relatable and actionable.
Developing a well-rounded management skill set can take years without a defined plan. Let us help you accelerate that time frame and unlock your potential.
"It was an incredible experience. Ian has a ton of knowledge, experience, and is a great facilitator. He was great at getting us on the same page, pulling thoughts from folks who were talking less, and making sure that everybody had a voice."
Vice President, Real Estate Firm
"One of the biggest things that I gained was the confidence to speak up, not only at executive team meetings, but also as the manager of my department. The Leadership Essentials program gave me the tools needed to foster an environment for our team members to be sure we reinforce, reward and repeat the performance so we can have a department that runs at the highest level with the most efficient process."
Chief of Staff, Home Builder
"Ian's program is one of a kind and provides you with the tools and resources to level up as a leader. The program provided me with action items that had an immediate impact on me and my team. My favorite topic was "Building a Winning Culture". Ian's program laid out 5 simple steps that I was able to implement immediately to see results with my team."
Branch Manager, Finance Company
"I took Ian Mathews' Leadership Essential course last year, and I loved it. There was so much practical information delivered in these bite-sized videos that were easy to follow. I really liked how it was self-paced and structured, so you can refer to any management topic you need, when you need it.
I highly recommend Leadership Essentials for both new managers and experienced managers who want to continue to improve their skill set."
Head of Marketing, Bio Tech Firm
"I finally found a business coach that has made a real difference for our company. Ian's natural teaching talents and experience leading teams has really helped me learn how to interview potential new hires, onboard them in such a way as to help them assimilate our company culture, and support an awesome team of professionals here at WPA."
CEO, Health and Wellness Startup
"Absolutely recommend! Has changed my perspective on leadership and how a company should run. This was a fantastic program!"
Project Administrator, Construction Company
"It was an opportunity like no other to connect with Ian Mathews. He possesses an invaluable pool of knowledge in leadership, management, strategy, and marketing. I brought in Mr. Mathews as a keynote speaker on the topic of leadership. His ideas and delivery energized the audience and personally helped rejuvenate my career. An hour of listening to Mr. Mathews is equivalent to reading 10 leadership books."
Senior Project Manager, Chegg Inc.
"For over a decade, I witnessed Ian successfully navigate corporate structure without losing an ounce of productivity, Ian takes lessons from some of America’s finest and largest companies and uses these skills to grow small businesses as both consultant and operator. As a small business owner, I rely on Ian as a sounding board regarding growth, staffing, market insight and strategic thinking. I find Ian’s counsel to be priceless to my company’s strategy, growth, and success. I’d not be where I am today without Ian’s friendship and counsel."
CEO, Cava Companies
"As a new leader, I turn to Ian for advice on how to approach specific situations with my team and clients. He shares his experience and helps me build a game plan, while making me think through every potential outcome of my decisions. My team meetings have been far more productive and inclusive as a result of his coaching. This change in approach brought my team together and has changed everything for the better."
Sales Manager, Midway Dental
"When you work with someone like Ian, you might only talk with him a few hours per week but he is thinking about your business *much* more than that - hours a day. He brings to working sessions a depth of analysis and insight that you only find when a dedicated and experienced executive chooses to internalize your struggles and challenges, as if they were his own. The same issues that keep you up at night keep him up at night. This level of involvement is unheard of in the world of executive coaching and strategic advisory services."
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