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Driving Impact As a Middle Manager

First Session: 

Hosted by Kent Wills

Director of Engineering - Engineering Effectiveness at Yelp

Starting as an engineer and now operating as a Director across 70+ engineers I've had to build up trust in my own organization.

Circle Description

This four-session Circle is designed specifically for Eng Directors/Manager of Managers with less than five years of experience in the role. I focus on two critical changes I discovered in moving into the role myself. Mastery of these skills early on sets you up to be a leader who drives impact in an inspiring way.

Limited to 10 spots

Total Cost:  $750

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Kent will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Less than 5 years of experience
  • Manager of Managers

Cohort Includes:

Sr. Engineering Director at Shippo

Head of Engineering & ML, Product Analytics at Autodesk

What people are saying about Kent

Thanks for the great advice as always !

Vijay Krishna Dandu - Senior Systems Engineer @ Momentive

Kent's advice was exact to the needs of my team. I am delighted I had this conversation and am looking forward to putting these into action.

Manjunath Basaralu Srinivasa - Engineering Manager @ Atlassian

Thank you Kent for valuable perspectives on things related to engineering effectiveness and productivity

Manoj Pahuja - Engineering Director, Quality and Productivity @ Shippo

Kent understood my situation better, shared similar scenarios, and gave very specific actionable advice. He is very inspiring and super helpful. I would like to check all the boxes above - actionable advice, candor, great listener, inspiring, preparedness and productive conversation.

Hem P - Developer @ Not Applicable


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