learn to lead.

Marc Robertson teaches NewSkills - a series of programs honed by years of experience which encourages dynamic, aggressive, and successful leaders to also be humanistic leaders.

New Skills can reset the dynamic.

We coach executives and managers of all generations and all levels how to become both conscious and effective leaders.

We help you to surpass your competition and build a corporate culture that draws and retains talent.

We encourage dynamic, aggressive, and successful leaders to also be humanistic leaders.

Learn how to connect on a personal level.

By deeply understanding the needs of every human factor in a corporate equation, we will help you resolve your toughest, sometimes bitter, long-term conflicts between executives and employees. We know how to build and reinforce team trust, loyalty, and performance that will result in a lasting corporate culture that draws and retains talent.

The most pressing roadblocks you face within your business are often caused by a collision of personalities and differences. You may find that these issues are due to different goals, different job levels, and different generations - but these issues can be resolved. Over the course of 25 years, New Skills has developed true and tested techniques to provide you with relatable and applicable new skills to resolve every obstacle that your leaders, managers and employees have run into.

About marc robertson

With a client base that includes SpaceX, DirecTV, Intel, and Qualcomm, Marc Robertson has an exceptional track record of guiding executives and managers to incorporate a humanistic and results-orientated leadership style. Marc has successfully coached his clients in emotional intelligence, environmental awareness, leadership skills, and business acumen.

Programs

This unique course teaches young managers the leadership skills they need to earn the respect of their employees, colleagues, and supervisors and effectively direct their teams. You don't have to 'learn the hard way' - instead, benefit from our proven leadership techniques to build the skills you need to succeed now.

Topics

Team-building and conflict management
Communicating with supervisors
Effective management techniques

Techniques

Give direction and ensure that your instructions are followed
Earn the respect of your employees and peers

Length

One two-hour master class
Individual coaching for each participant

Individual Leadership Coaching targets specific leadership issues that need to be solved immedately and effectively. Our individual coaching improves leadership skills, style, and knowledge, including both soft skills and practical skills that are needed to succeed in today's business environment.
Each coaching program is customized to fit the particular needs of each individual client.

When your employees or peers are troubled or upset, they look to you to help them get back on track. With our Compassionate Leadership program, we teach you how to calm your employees down without diminishing why they are upset. Regardless of the reason, their feelings are valid. With this program, we will teach you how to experience real empathy and relatability as well as how to utilize those skills in your everyday professional life.

Topics

Empathy and relatability
Understanding the difference between a professional problem and a personal problem

Techniques

TBA

Length

One two hour master class that includes an individual coaching session for each client.

Bridging the Gap teaches you practical, actionable techniques to overcome the numerous communication challenges that Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials face when working together. Learn to effectively manage employees from any generation by understanding their motivations, preconceptions, philosophies, and needs.

Topics

The motivations of younger generations - what do Millennials want?
Overcoming biases - the hidden strengths of each generation

Techniques

Assign tasks and give direction to members of other generations
Provide the kind of praise and recognition that will improve efficiency and morale
Overcome obstacles through encouragement and understanding
Maintain expectations and have those expectations met by employees
Increase value by teaching and training
Build successful intergenerational teams
Correct performance issues
Address behaviors that derail success

Length

One 90 minute master class that includes an individual coaching session for each client.

This individualized course will teach you the specific management techniques that executives and managers need to use in order to develop their emotional intelligence and engage authentically with employees, colleagues, and supervisors. Learn how to use a supportive (rather than confrontational or authoritarian) leadership approach that will allow you to effectively solve personnel issues and develop your emotional intelligence.

Topics

Creating an environment of trust
Emotional triggers
Proactive vs. reactive management

Techniques

Read emotional cues accurately and understand their meaning
Address chronic complaining
Build stronger, happier teams
Solve emotional conflict effectively
Raise morale
Repair damaged relationships and lack of trust
Improve employee performance sustainably by understanding motivation and emotional needs

Length

Six one-hour coaching sessions for each participant, conducted over a period of 6 weeks
Unlimited calls and emails during the 6-week period

Team Development for the Future will enable you to prepare your team for sudden growth, market shifts, competitive threat, and other surprises. Learn how to develop internal assets (people, products, services) and allocate resources in advance of expansion, so that you're prepared to succeed no matter what the future brings.

Topics

Creating intelligent short- and long-term goals
SWOT analysis and practical application
Developing your team
Resource allocation and management

Techniques

Create sustainable goals with a workable timeline
Develop your existing assets so that you're prepared for changes in the future
Understand your future needs and build a team that can meet those needs
Analyze your team, workflow, and practices to prepare for crises and successes

Length

One four-hour master class
Two individual coaching sessions for each participant

Whether a you run a small business or a division of a fortune 500 company, the ability to think strategically is crucial. This course gives you the fundamental tools that you need to the turn great ideas into successful strategies. By the end of the program, you will have developed a specific strategic plan to achieve your current goals.

Topics

Researching your plan - market and competitive analysis
Resource acquisition, development, and management
Presenting strategy to stakeholders

Techniques

Recruit strong talent
Think linearly
Organize ideas into tasks and subtasks
Avoid common planning pitfalls

Length

One three-hour master class
Two individual coaching sessions for each participant

Critical Path is our proprietary system for successful project management. Bring in a real project that you need to complete and apply the five step process to achieve your goal now.

Topics

Delivering results that satisfy all stakeholders
Communication skills for team harmony

Techniques

Develop a Critical Path for any project that manages teams, resources, budgets, and stakeholders!

Length

One four-hour master class
Two individual coaching sessions for each participant

This course teaches managers to solve performance issues using an easy to remember four-step process that results in employees learning, gaining knowledge, and improving performance. Overcome resentment, hostility, and defensiveness from employees and gain their trust by using this process.

Topics

Understanding capabilities
Root causes
The four step process to solving any problem with any employee

Techniques

Improve employee performance sustainably
Overcome interpersonal issues
Develop trust

Length

One four-hour master class
Two individual coaching sessions for each participant

Zofia is a personalizable coaching app that gives you all of the tools needed for successful leadership right at your fingertips. This app was developed by Marc Robertson as a support system that anyone can use for instant solutions for immediate leadership issues.


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