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Managing Up Or Managing Out

May 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We will discuss how as Black women we need to learn how to “manage up” to leadership and how to “manage out” when we are no longer thriving

The skill of “managing up” is one of the most critical for professional growth and career advancement; but it’s rarely ever taught, especially to women in the workplace. Managing up is a necessary skill for taking your career to the next level. Many of us don’t share our successes at work, or we expect higher ups to notice our hard work and be aware of all the contributions we are making. Empowered with the right tools and strategies, you can effectively take your career trajectory out of the hands of others and steer your own career progression.

However, there are times when organizational structures and cultures create an environment that is simply not conducive to your personal wellbeing or your career growth. In those circumstances, you may need to “manage out” – of your team, department, or organization. Even with frustrations of a work environment going sideways, you can learn how to “manage out” and gracefully exit without burning any bridges.

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Tiayon will provide guidance on how to manage upwards in the workplace. She will also review key indicators that may signal that it’s best to manage yourself out instead. Participants will come away with best practices for “managing up” or “managing out” with self-assuredness and style.

Join Dr. Shanna B. Tiayon and the THRIVVE community for this free workshop for Black professional women.

Who are we?

Asila Calhoun is a certified coach whose coaching business, Calhoun Coaching & Consulting, focuses on partnering with new leaders through executives from a variety of professional backgrounds who are ready for change. Asila facilitates this change during one-on-one and group coaching sessions with her clients and through her consulting services of delivering leadership training, team facilitation, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging coaching, consulting and training.

Asila has a direct yet supportive style that facilitates self-discovery and growth in her clients. Asila is recognized as a coach and facilitator who deeply listens to what her clients say – and do not say, inquiring about what she’s sensing while offering a different perspective.

Asila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and she holds PHR and SHRM-CP HR certifications. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a Certified Inclusion Coach (CIC). Asila is also a certified meditation teacher.

Joelle LaGuerre is a certified HR professional – a consultant and coach with a passion for positive psychology. A trainer and facilitator by trade, she is a dynamic presenter with an evident enthusiasm for both individual and organizational growth.

Through her company PRO-YOU, Joelle works with coaching clients to focus on self-awareness and exploration as the foundation for meaningful career and leadership development. An equally passionate consultant, she seeks to help organizations develop strategies that promote optimal individual and team performance.

Joelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Oakwood University as well as a graduate certificate in leadership development from George Washington University. She is a certified professional in talent development (CPTD) and she is a Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Shanna B. Tiayon, PhD, also known as “The Wellbeing Dr.” is a Social Psychologist, former Senior Global Human Resources professional, speaker and writer. Shanna has over 20 years of experience in the field of international HR. While in academia she was a National Science Foundation and Ford fellow. Her academic research focused largely on mental and physical health in minority populations.

Currently she’s the Founder and CEO of Yes Wellbeing Works, LLC a consulting firm focused on employee wellbeing. Wellbeing Works partners with organizations to foster employee wellbeing, through data and metrics, training and strategy.

Shanna writes and speaks on topics of wellbeing and the ways we may infringe upon the wellbeing of others. She’s a TEDx speaker and her writing has appeared in Greater Good Magazine, The Guardian, Longreads, Yes! Magazine, Pipe Wrench, Food and Wine and Narratively. She was a 2022 National Magazine Award Finalist. She is a frequently quoted expert in the mental health space.


May 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Asila Calhoun
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