Cornerstone Coaching & Training

The Work World is Changing

Are you prepared to lead your team successfully?

Manager Essentials: How to Be a Better Boss

Learn the skills and gain the confidence you need to become a better boss.

This self-paced online course includes expert coaching, guest speakers, personalized feedback, and professional guidance that will build your skills, improve your confidence, and provide you with all you need to become a better boss. and team leader.

Next class starts January 2021

Pricing and registration info is at the bottom of this page

Most managers begin their jobs with little to no training or mentoring. Leading a team of people with varying skills and motivations presents a myriad of challenges and issues.

 Whether you are a new, aspiring, or seasoned manager, you know that managing people is one of the toughest – and most rewarding rolesthat you will ever have. 


sources: and SHRM 2019 Culture Report

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58% of managers say they haven't received any manager training

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60% of workers leave their job because of their manager

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40% of workers say their manager fails to  have regular honest conversations about work with them

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34% of workers say their manager can't lead a team

Learn the Skills and Tools You Need To Become a Better Boss

How To Be a Better Boss will support you in learning new skill sets and habits designed to help you become a more accomplished manager and confident team leader - in short, a better boss! As you implement the tools and techniques you'll learn in this course, you will watch your workplace transform - into one that is more positive, effective, and efficient.

This Online Course Will:

  • Set newly appointed managers up for success starting on Day 1.
  • Prepare aspiring managers for future leadership roles.
  • Expand both knowledge and abilities of team leaders and seasoned managers.
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There is a direct link between effective management skills and employee satisfaction, motivation and productivity.

Good bosses are the key to creating a workplace where employees thrive.

SHRM R2019 Culture Report
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Experience These Benefits and More:

  • Guides, worksheets, tools, and resources available for download
  • Practical skills that can be applied immediately
  • Tools to perform your job with more joy and less stress!
  • Weekly office hours and individual coaching
  • Training costs are tax deductible

Overview of Course Modules

How to Be a Better Boss consists of online material delivered over a four-week period, individual coaching and Q & A.

The course begins when you register. Four modules are delivered to you weekly.
There is no deadline for completion. 
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Your Role as Manager

  • Developing a Manager mindset
  • Manager Skills Self-Assessment
  • Setting Goals
  • Communication Style Assessment (STARS)
  • Guide to Leading Virtual Meetings that Matter
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Managing Performance

  • Hiring and Retaining a Diverse and Inclusive work Group
  • Setting up a Performance Evaluation System
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Effective Delegation
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Effective Communication

  • The Manager as a Coach
  • The Remote Boss
  • Active Listening and Body Language
  • Interacting with Different Styles and Generations
  • Straight Talk and Tough Conversations
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Building and Sustaining a Positive Team

  • Workplace Culture Assessment
  • Engaging and Retaining Employees
  • The Power of Appreciation
  • Leadership Lessons

Course Instructor: Betty Lochner, M.Ed, SPHR

My passion for teaching how to be a better boss comes from my 30+ years in a career that focused primarily on manager and staff development. I loved watching new, aspiring and even seasoned managers transform into great bosses and mentors to their staff. 

As a professional coach and trainer, I have worked with employees of private corporate organizations, small businesses and government agencies.

I focus on teaching individuals, like you, how to gain the skills and confidence they need to 1) land the job they want and 2) be the best boss they can be.

Becoming a good (or even great) boss doesn't  come naturally. It's a compilation of learned skills, continuing education and professional development, self-awareness, and courage. 

I have filled this course with all the information and skill building I wish I would’ve had as a new manager as well as throughout my entire career.

Betty Lochner, Instructor
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Lynda Dennis

I am using the information and resources as soon as I consume them! This is a unique course, unlilke any I have taken, and it is helping me reshape my thinking about what it means to be a good boss.

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Linnea Comstock

Betty has helped me become a much better manager. She has helped me set up an employee evaluation process, which has transformed our workplace. She is readily available for ongoing coaching and questions.

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Michael Fraidenburg

Betty teaches actionable relationship management skills along with teaching/coaching about the principles that make these skills work. She's also a lot of fun to work with!





One Time Payment

  • 4 Training Modules (released weekly over a 4 week period). Modules Include: videos, slides, exercises, tools & worksheets
  • Weekly office hours for instructor access and live Q & A 
  • E-Book: 52 Communication Tips



One Time Payment

  • 4 Training Modules (released weekly over a 4 week period). Modules Include: videos, slides, exercises, tools & worksheets
  • Weekly office hours for instructor access and live Q & A 
  • E-Book: 52 Communication Tips


  • Individual Coaching & Support including two individual coaching sessions via Zoom ($200)
Refunds are available from time of purchase until you begin the program.
There is no time limit on completing the program.  
Email [email protected] with any questions
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