200-level Leaders

The 200 to 300 journey

The 200-level leader is a reliable, trustworthy producer. The expectation of a 200-level leader on their way to 300-level is subject-matter expertise in their area of the business, as well as the ability to manage multiple strategic initiatives simultaneously, effectively manage competing priorities, and accurately quantify tradeoffs to senior management to enable decision-making. Furthermore, leading at this level includes the development of a strong team and the individual talent on it (to maintain a pipeline of talent and ensure succession) and continuous improvement in their area of the business.

Common pinch point: 300-level thinking requires a 30,000-foot perspective, yet the Manager/Senior Manager is stuck in the operational weeds of the day-to-day.

Solutions for 200-level leaders

Individual and Cohort

Executive Coaching

The ground truth is that the more effective your leaders are, the better your business performs. Adaptation is learn/unlearn/relearn in motion, and it is so much easier, faster, and more fun with our coaches.

Leadership Lab

Positive Leadership

Equip your team with the transformative tools of positive leadership. Our Lab offers your leaders an exploration into enhancing their effectiveness, adopting powerful mindsets, and mastering engagement techniques. Empower them to meet their goals while uplifting their teams, fostering a workplace environment that’s as productive as it is positive.


Creative Leadership • Leadership and Identity • Values in Action • Strength-based Leadership • Delegation • Feedback • Leading with Trust

Optional follow-on module: Leadership Style Guide (self-directed)


Self-awareness • Professional Courage • Authenticity • Outcome-focused leadership • Values-driven leadership • Development of a well-rounded team • Proactive feedback • Decision-making • Effective Communication

Time Investment

Standard Lab – 4 months/5 hours per month (Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)
Extended Lab – 6 months/3.5 hours per month (single-topic Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)

For new leaders

Leadership Quickstart

Foundational leadership skills for new managers. 

  • Preparing for a difficult conversation, centering mind/body/spirit for the best possible outcome, practice the 60-second opening of a hard conversation
  • OARS with emphasis on Affirmations & Reflections (affirm, validate, reflect) and some insight or element that makes the practice uniquely pLink 
  • List out limiting beliefs (practice); familiarize with best practices of delegation 

Perspective Building for Leaders of Leaders

Leveling Up Leadership

Transitioning to higher level systems thinking

  • Zoom in/zoom out; taking the whole into consideration; one foot in day-to-day operations and one foot in future minded (strategic) thinking.
  • Practice 2.0 (vision and purpose for the team)
  • Trust through the lens of stakeholders involved in mutli-function initiatives who may have zero experience of you and your team. Double click on intentionality. Map Stakeholders. Look at Teaming Trust Practice.
  • Creating a prioritization practice and use delegation to ensure you are focused on creating the outcomes that matter the most
  • Preparing to pitch up (perspective, resistance, framing up)

Thriving Leader

The Thriving Leader workshop is designed to increase a leader’s ability to flourish and develop in a healthy way while successfully navigating the significant demands of the current work environment. Leaders will learn an evidence-based framework for optimal well-being, and the mindsets and competencies needed to turn overwhelm into focused and productive action.

This program delivers insights, provides coaching, and creates opportunities for individual gains in:

  • Resilience and a sense of well-being.

  • Focus and prioritization.

  • Effective leadership in the face of multiple demands.

And collective (team) gains in: 

  • Prioritization and accountability.
  • Productive relationships with others. 
  • Leading effectively through collective leadership.

Duration – 1 day (in person) or multiple session (virtual).

Time investment – varies by format.

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Inclusive Leadership


Leader as Coach

In our experience, leaders who understand, and utilize, the fundamental skills of coaching are better, more effective leaders. They are the kind of humans that others aspire to be like, and the way in which they lead creates positive culture and improves all kinds of organizational outcomes.

Our Leader as Coach program is an inspiration that comes from being positive psychology practitioners, who are also skilled coaches with deep business acumen. Why not equip leaders with foundational coaching skills that they can “learn today and apply tomorrow?” Most of the leaders we interact with love supporting the growth of other people, what they crave is more know-how. Participants, who actively engage in the workshop, will learn how to listen more deeply, ask powerful questions, resist solving problems for others, and gain a new perspective on how they add value as leader and coach.

  • In Person – 2 days
  • Virtual – four ½ days
Course Framework:
  • Creating a Culture of Coaching
  • Mindset & Stance of a Coach
  • The 6 Coaching Skills that every Leader Needs
  • pLink’s Coaching Cascade
  • Practice. Practice.
  • Putting it all together
Optional add-on:

Coaching Circles (series of 8, 6 or 4 practice sessions to fully integrate the skills). Our Coaching Circles are like the after party – no one wants them to end.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply six foundational coaching skillsets to improve leadership effectiveness and business performance.
  • Clearly articulate the value of coaching and how it is different from other developmental techniques.
  • Apply ICF ethical standards to coaching conversations.
  • Facilitate the transformation of managers to leaders.
  • Free up mindshare and minutes to increase creativity and innovation.
  • Cultivate the intersection of organizational priorities and personal development, resulting in better conversations, deeper insights, and greater employee satisfaction.

Leadership Lab

Sustainable Productivity

Improve your team’s longevity and output with our Sustainable Productivity Leadership Lab. We equip your leaders to foster mindsets and competencies that promote long-term high performance. Learn how to balance productivity and well-being, creating an environment where results and resilience go hand-in-hand for enduring success.


Creative Leadership • Healthy Striving • Priorities & Choice • Cascading Strategy • Leadership Flex • Cadence of Communication • Restorative Practices for Energy & Perspective


Self-awareness • Composure • Professional courage • Resilience • Strategic alignment • Effective decision-making • Effective management of ambiguity • Work+Life integration • Well-being strategies • Clarity of purpose and priorities

Time Investment

Standard Lab – 4 months/5 hours per month (Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)
Extended Lab – 6 months/3.5 hours per month (single-topic Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)

Leadership Lab


Cultivate powerful relationships within your teams with our Connections Leadership Lab. We help your leaders refine their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and trust-building capabilities. This sets the stage for authentic connections and collaborative teamwork, nurturing a high-integrity, empathetic leadership style that drives success throughout your organization.


Creative Leadership • Values-based Teaming • Emotional Agility • Navigating Difficult Conversations • Inviting Innovation • Empathy • Courageous Authenticity


Self-awareness • Professional courage • Confidence • Emotional agility • Composure • Accountability • Inclusive leadership • Psychological safety • Trust within and between teams

Time Investment

Standard Lab – 4 months/5 hours per month (Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)
Extended Lab – 6 months/3.5 hours per month (single-topic Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)

Leadership Lab


Enhance your team’s persuasion skills with our Influencing Leadership Lab. We focus on empowering your leaders to build influence across the organization, even without formal authority. This lab particularly benefits those steering cross-functional initiatives, enabling them to manage resistance and communicate with impact.


Creative Leadership • Cultivating Curiosity • Curious Mindset and Stance • Listening for Total Meaning • Pitching Ideas Up & Out • Teaming with Trust • Composure & Somatic Intelligence


Self-awareness • Composure • Resilience • Influence with peers and leadership • Trust • Collaboration • Alignment • Innovation • Positive culture • Steady gains in progress

Time Investment

Standard Lab – 4 months/5 hours per month (Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)
Extended Lab – 6 months/3.5 hours per month (single-topic Learning Lab, Integration Session, and prework)

Dare to Lead™

A novel leadership curriculum on the relationship between vulnerability and courage and how to do both well in life and work. Developed by Dr. Brené Brown, powered by pLink Leadership.

pLink EQuus­™

Our gentle equine “colleagues,” along with your pLink coach, will illuminate blind spots and elevate your leadership in less than a day. It really is that good.

Coming Soon

Leadership Academy