Who you’ll learn from:

Page Crahan

  • Leads Google X’s Moonshot for the Electric Grid
  • Founder and Director of Persistent Ventures, working with entrepreneurs in high-growth startups

Ayanna Edwards

  • SVP of People at Tala with 15+ years of experience in business operations, talent, leadership development, and people operations
  • Passionate about executive coaching and leadership development

Erik Goosens

  • Entrepreneur and Founder with 20 years + of experience in the gaming industry
  • Certified leadership coach with the mission to support young leaders and entrepreneurs looking to improve their leadership skills and unlock their potential.

Nick Handler

  • Social enterprise leader and operations
  • Certified leadership coach that helps mid-career social enterprise professionals becomes stronger leaders

Ravi Poruri

  • Technology Executive with 20+ years of experience in data, platform engineering, and technology management
  • Multiple-time advisor to high-impact ventures across the globe

Ken Rahn

  • Leads enterprise sales at Medallia, which brings in $400M+ in annual revenue
  • History of building and managing high-performing future leaders, at one point growing a 50-person financing business to 1500+ person marketing, sales and installation business

Jarrett Sidaway

  • A globally experienced sales leader who has owned and delivered revenue goals for numerous high-growth startups, currently SVP, GM at Ziff Davis
  • Multiple-time advisor to high-impact ventures across the globe

Managing at Your Best

Leading with intention and purpose as a rising manager

As a new people manager, you play a critical role in scaling your venture. Transitioning from an individual contributor to a new manager is hard. We built this program to support new and rising people managers in developing the mindset, emotional intelligence, and critical managerial skills needed to become effective leaders.

In this three-month virtual learning program, new managers will:

  • Develop an effective manager’s mindset to thrive as a new people manager
  • Take action to create a trusted and safe environment for their teams to show up authentically
  • Hone your skills in providing effective feedback to enhance your team’s performance
  • Learn to coach team members to reach their full potential
  • Learn to drive results in a fast-paced, rapidly changed context by making quick and effective prioritization decisions and delegating productively
  • Learn to adapt your leadership style to motivate your team
  • Gain access to a network of leaders across sectors and functional areas from around the world
  • A certificate of completion from Rippleworks Leaders Studio upon program completion

Who Should Attend:

New and rising people managers who have been in their role for less than 2 years.

Schedule for the program

  • Thursday, August 17th, 8-10 am PT – Growing Oneself
  • Thursday, August 24th, 8-10 am PT – Building Psychological Safety and Trust
  • Thursday, August 31st, 8-10 am PT – Feedback
  • Thursday, October 12th, 8-10 am PT – Coaching
  • Thursday, October 19th, 8-10 am PT – Driving results in a fast-paced environment
  • Thursday, October 26th, 8-10 am PT – Adapting Your Leadership Style


Leaders often ask for credentials to demonstrate their commitment to learning and showcase their newly acquired skills. Leaders Studio developed the certification program to support and celebrate leaders’ commitment to their professional growth. We are excited to offer certification for leaders who complete 85% of the program, which includes attending 5 out of the 6 sessions and reflections forms.

About Rippleworks Leaders Studio

Rippleworks Leaders Studio is a series of expert-led learning programs designed specifically for social ventures. We partner with leading industry executives to run interactive, results-driven learning programs where social venture leaders gain critical skills so ventures can deliver impact at scale.
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