Dealing with people is hard.
Leading them is even harder.

We build leaders for the new ways of work.

Leaders are struggling.

The same old management training won't satisfy today's demand for high-performing teams.

Awesome People Leaders is the first-of-its-kind manager training experience to develop skills that deliver results.

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What makes Awesome People Leaders so...awesome?

Awesome People Leaders (APL) combines neuroscience, emotional intelligence, inclusion & belonging, and healthy workplace behaviors.

It is a mobile manager training experience of micro-lessons with practical application, resources and tools, and support of experienced business team leaders.


Access training and support on topics right when you need it.


In as little as 15 minutes, you will learn what you need to know to take action.


Learn alongside other Awesome People Leaders in a private online community.


Access experienced team leaders to gain insight and support within 1 business day.


Select easy monthly payments...or a one-time payment for the best deal.

Not quite ready to commit for a year? Want to try it out?
Select our Quick Start program!

Quick Start


Per participant, paid annually, USD
  • 3 Month program
  • 15 key topics

Full Program -
Monthly Payments


Per participant, 12 months paid monthly, USD

  • Full 12 month program
  • 50+ topics
  • Pay monthly

What you get as an Awesome People Leader...

A practical masterclass of 60+ micro-learning topics you can apply right away.

Topics include:
Active Listening, Brain Science, Building Trust, Collaboration, Communication, Conflict Management, Decision Making, Delegation, Difficult Conversations, DEI&B Foundations, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Feedback, Managing Performance, Prioritization, Recognition, Resiliency, and more!

Program Details

Content, Community, Support & Guidance

  • Micro-lessons on over 60 Topics

  • Currated content from thought-leaders, simplified and repackaged in a digestible, scannable format.

  • Every topic contains a 3-5 minute video, PDF handout, and recommended next steps to apply what you learned.

  • Recieve notifications for each week's feature topic with direct links

  • Monthly community calls for live, interactive discussion.

  • Online, private community available 24/7 for posting questions and getting fast support.

  • A guided program that also allows you to self-pace and jump ahead to relevant topics when real-life scenarios arise.

  • Test knowledge of key concepts!

  • Bonus Materials and resources!

  • Certificate of completion!

  • Our platforms (Teachable & Circle) are ADA compliant and accessible via mobile app and desktop.

  • Full access to all content, resources, and community for 12 months (full program).

Interested in APL for your company?

Do you have multiple managers you want to enroll?

Looking for volume pricing?
Are you a non-profit? Have a specific need?

Contact us or, better yet, let's set up time to chat!

How Awesome People Leaders creates success for your company


Employee Retention

Reduce employee turnover and increase employee engagement.


Employee Satisfaction

Increase employee satisfaction to drive higher customer satisfaction.



Embed your culture from top to bottom of your company, leading to increased employee creativity, innovation and problem solving.

You could use Awesome People Leaders if you are struggling with......

High Employee Turnover

75% of employees quit because of their manager.

We develop people leaders that people want to work for. Less management by trial-and-error, more leadership through learning, practice, and growth.

Low Employee Engagement

2/3rds of employees are not engaged at work.

We help people leaders grow the skills, experience, and talent of each member on their team.

Employee Burnout

61% of employers report employee burnout.

Our program gives managers the tools and support to create a high-performing team where people thrive instead of survive.

New Managers & No Time

Only 30% of managers get training and support.

In as little as 15 minutes, we help new managers create a sound foundation of practical, actionable practices for effectively leading people.

"Awesome People Leaders is, well, awesome! It's awesome because it is easy....easy to navigate, easy to consume, easy to apply.

Let's face it, managing people is hard work -- and some days it's really hard work. Anything that makes it easier is awesome."

Jen M.

Sr. Vice President of Talent Development, East Coast Bank System

Why 12 months?

Did you learn what you needed to know as a new manager in 4 weeks? 8 weeks?

or even 3 months? No, of course not.

New managers are on a vertical learning curve. There's a lot coming at them. Instead of asking them to drink through a fire-house, we serve it up drop-by-drop. We don't cram in information they won't need or know how to use for a few months. They won't retain it.
And we aren't interested in checking boxes.

We have what they need, when they need it, and when they are ready to use it.
We support them for an entire business cycle - a full year of their grand adventure in leading people.

"LOVING this program! It could not have come at a more perfect time in my career. I'm only three modules in and I want my company to buy and use this program for all managers. It's so valuable!

Christine F.

Awesome People Leader participant

2023 Fire Award

Awesome People Leaders was recently recognized with a 2023 Fire Award as one of the top 40 companies putting Minnesota on the map for innovation! Learn more here.

Join APL and be part of the next start up success story!

Semi-Finalist in the MNCup

Awesome People Leaders was announced as a semi-finalist in the MNCup only six months into its existence! MNCup is an annual startup competition that provides mentorship and resources to accelerate growth.

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What people say about us

We have a proven track record of cultivating high-performance teams and Awesome People Leaders.

"APL has the ability to dial in and drill down on team engagement. We utilized APL to work with our team as we cane back to the office on a more regular hybrid schedule. I highly recommend APL's leadership and team training!"

Mary Younggren


Advent Talent Group

"Try APL! Heather is great to work with, her content is top notch, and her commitment to her clients is obvious. She's responsive, insightful, and creative. If you think you need help in this area, you need APL!"

Dan Raney

Chief Integration Officer

NIC MAP Vision

"The program has been so well received, we are talking about how we can expand on it."

Julie Koepsell

President, Horizontal Digital

Meet Heather

Where Marketing expertise and HR proficiency come together to create business success.

Heather works with businesses to create workplaces where people thrive, great talent stays, and companies grow.

As Heather worked with companies and clients of all sizes, she kept seeing the same gap. A gap that was causing great talent to leave, and costing the business as a result: a lack of training and development for front-line and middle managers.

Heather developed the Awesome People Leaders program to address this gap. She used marketing savvy to make it simple, bite-sized and actionable. She incorporated HR knowledge for credible content. Lastly, she leveraged her experience working in a variety of company environments and leadership roles to make it practical and applicable.

"Heather is a healthy visionary. Pies grow and expand with healthy organized teams. Effective strategy and meaningful context will emerge listening to her and sharing your needs to achieve an outcome. Find results with Heather, look nowhere else."

Marlys Norby

Sr. Program Management Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Still have questions?

We'd love to talk to you and see if Awesome People Leaders is a good fit for you or your company. Contact us today.

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