Cornerstone Coaching & Training

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

Manager Essentials:

How to Be a Better Boss

An online course that includes skill building, expert coaching, guest speakers, personalized feedback and guidance to build your skills, confidence and ability to becoming a better boss.

Next course starts June 2, 2020

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. 


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60% of workers leave their job because of their manager

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33% of workers say their manager doesn't know how to mange them

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51% of workers are are not engaged at work


  • Newly appointed managers to set yourself up for success on day 1
  • Aspiring managers to prepare for future roles
  • Team leaders and seasoned managers to expand your knowledge
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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 Research Report 2019

The goal of this course is to support you in learning new skills and habits to help you become a more skilled and confident manager and leader - in short, a better boss!

As you implement the tools and skills you'll learn in this course, you will watch your workplace transform - into one that is more positive, effective, and efficient.

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  • A community of managers to support and challenge you
  • Guides, worksheets, tools, and resources you can download
  • Practical skills that can be applied immediately
  • Tools to perform your job with more joy and less stress
  • Training costs are tax deductible!

Overview of Course Sessions

Manager Essentials consists of material delivered over a four-week period, a course discussion group, and weekly live coaching and Q & A via Zoom.

The next course will begin on  June 2, 2020. 
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Your Role as Manager

  • Developing a manager mindset
  • Manager skills self-assessment
  • Setting goals
  • Communication style assessment (STARS)
  • Creating Meetings that Matter (Live and Online)
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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
  • 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 how to gain the skills and confidence to land the job you want and be the best boss you can be.

Becoming a good (or even great) boss doesn't  come naturally - it is 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 that I wish I would have had as a new manager and along the way during my career. 

I cannot wait to support you on your journey to become an even better boss! 

Betty Lochner, Instructor
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Linnea Comstock

Betty has helped me become a much better manager. She has helped me get more organized the employee evaluation process, which has transformed our workplace.

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Michael Fraidenburg

Betty teaches actionable relationship management skills along with teaching/coaching about the principles that make these skills work.

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Jeannine Roe

Betty is a gifted facilitator and motivator. She will inspire you to be a better boss!


Early Bird Discount through April 15:

Use coupon code 50OFF to get $50 off your registration




One Time Payment

  • 4 Training Modules (Released Weekly Over a 4 Week Period). Modules Include: videos, slides, exercises, tools & worksheets
  • Course support and discussion group (Be a Better Boss private Facebook Group)
  • Twice weekly Live Coaching and Q & A via Zoom
  • 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
  • Course support and discussion group (Be a Better Boss private Facebook Group)
  • Twice weekly Live Coaching and Q & A via Zoom
  • E-Book: 52 Communication Tips


  • Individual Coaching & Support including a 45 minute individual coaching session via Zoom ($100)
  • 3 months of continued learning in the "Accelerate Your Success" membership community ($47/month). Includes weekly training, coaching, accountability and support to continue skill building and address challenges. 
Your course fee is fully refundable if requested before the end of the first Module.
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