Meet the challenges ahead by developing your leaders from within. 

Leadership Accelerator

The Epic Teams Leadership Accelerator program is Silicon Valley's premiere training experience for today's leaders. 

To remain competitive in today’s market, your people need to embody a different kind of leadership. 

This isn’t a top-down, directive approach. This is an approach that fosters the actualization of self and team to fulfill an extraordinary mission.

What do leaders learn?

Our 6-month program is informed by the most relevant insights from talent management and social science to develop high caliber team leaders. 

The content is based on the three core principles of high performance leadership.

#1: Own Your Growth and Performance

  • Epic Team Leaders plan, track, and evaluate their own career growth and performance. They also have a high sense of social-emotional and work-life intelligence to flourish as human beings. 

#2: Develop Your People

  • Epic Team Leaders attract, land, and retain top players for their team by developing and coaching them for high performance. They create a healthy accountability structure that results in extraordinary outcomes. 

#3 Coach Your Team for Results and       Continuous Learning 

  • Epic Team Leaders motivate and guide their team towards ambitious OKRs, with the ability to diagnose team problems and successfully intervene when necessary.

The above content is scaffolded and delivered in three phases so that leaders continuously build on their skill set - transforming from novice managers into Epic Team Leaders. 

Who is it for?

This 6-month program is perfect for:

  • early-stage and mid-level managers who are learning to manage direct reports and teams 

  • high-potential millennials who are in decision-making roles 

  • experienced leaders who are cultivating their craft as people and team developers

How does it work?

Our approach utilizes the most effective training modalities in today’s workplace for sustained behavior change. During the course of 6 months, we provide:

A Dedicated Coach: Each leader works one-on-one with an executive coach to make performance improvements in the areas of greatest impact to self and team, as revealed through our multi-pronged behavioral assessments.

Group Trainings:  Each leader is paired with a group of peers for sharing and learning together as a team in onsite trainings.

Peer and Direct Report Coaching: In between group sessions, leaders coach peers and direct reports to apply their new skills as people developers. 

Metrics-Based Evaluations:  Leaders track their growth in along specific competencies, as well as track improvements in business results that occur as a result of the training. 

Exec Summary: We keep your execs in the loop and offer additional ongoing support programs for your executive leaders.  

How will your company benefit?

  • Improve Your Leadership Pipeline: 82% of companies say they do not currently have a strong leadership pipeline to meet future business challenges. (ATD

  • Decrease Turnover: 60% of companies say that poor frontline leadership has resulted in turnover of leaders themselves or their team members (DDI

  • Increase Productivity and Engagement: 65% of companies reported a loss of productivity and 69% reported a loss of team member engagement due to weak management. (DDI)

  • Attract and Retain the Best: 87% of today's young professionals say that leadership development is very important to them in a job. (Gallup)

"This is my favorite time of the week!" 

overhead in a recent Epic Teams training

Why Choose Epic Teams?

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  • We do it in groups. The most effective form of behavior change happens in groups. 

  • We do it live and in-person. The human brain learns best with high-quality, experiential interaction. 

  • We make it personal. The most impactful development experience is highly personalized, using a variety of data sources to understand temperament, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. 

  • We are full-stack people developers. Developing the leaders of tomorrow requires more than just coaching experience. We bring real-world expertise as business leaders and social scientists to fully activate the potential of your people.  

  • We seek system-wide improvements. We are not about incremental impact at the individual level. We help you experience significant company-wide improvements by focusing on several leaders at once. 

  • We transfer skills efficiently - and enjoyably. We believe the best trainings don't feel like trainings. Our leaders love their sessions and experience serious FOMO in the event that they have to miss one. 

  • We impart critical social tools needed to use management tech tools well. A tech platform does not solve your management problems - nor does it effectively teach management skills. That said, social skills + tech tools = rockstar leaders. 

  • We are metrics-based. As the saying goes, what gets measured gets managed. We administer pre-, mid-, and post-assessments to measure the reactions, learnings, behavior changes, and business impacts of the program.

  • We are research-based. Our content is continually evolving to distill the latest insights in human and team development, as well as to focus on the issues that matter most in today’s changing workplace. 

  • We are Bay Area-based. We love the Bay, know the Bay, and serve the Bay's most forward-thinking companies.

What Clients Say:

Epic Teams has been the biggest innovation in leadership development for me. During my tenure as Director of 72U at 72andSunny, I’ve led 12 multidisciplinary creative teams. Over this time, I’ve explored many different techniques to help teams grow creatively and professionally. The skills we learned have been a total game-changer. I am seeing huge improvements in the way we communicate and create together. I cannot recommend this training enough to anyone who leads and works within teams.
— Maria Scileppi, Creative Resident at IDEO and Former Director of 72U

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