Management is f*cking hard.

Build great leadership habits in 30 days.

The personalized accelerator for remote managers.

We’ve worked with hundreds of managers at

Because leadership courses and books
fail to fix your specific leadership blockers.

“I'm always too nice with hard conversations. Why do I withhold difficult feedback until it’s too late?”
“I’ve tried everything to keep my remote teammates motivated and engaged. It's silent on Slack.”
“We're siloed! I’m struggling to get my team to collaborate and align across time zones.”

A three-step process that fits your workflow.


Leadership Audit

See your leadership blindspots. We audit time management, effectiveness, and personality.

30-Day Action Plan

We design your action plan with tailored leadership habits you can use for a lifetime.

& Coaching Check-ins

Our coaching check-ins keep leaders accountable, without crowding your calendar.

Some of our most common focus areas

Prioritization, Expectations, and Alignment

Set proper expectations, direction, and prioritization to create a culture of high achievement.

Coaching & Feedback

Up-level your people and get honest feedback from your team.

Praise & Recognition

Learn how to recognize great work and motivate your team.

Connection & Engagement

Build a culture of psychological safety and trust while remote.

Uncertainty & 
Change Management

Navigate changing environments and be a harbor for your team.

What our leaders have to say

Thank you, this program has been such a big eye opener. I’m really thankful that I went through it, it helps me become a better resource for my team.

I've made great progress thanks to the program. The weekly check-ins helped me stay accountable for the program and ensured I followed through with the readings and suggestions. It was valuable to chat with Yen and try different activities.

We went over Fierce Conversations and Radical Candor, which have been critical for conversations with my direct reports. I was able to ask for more open questions to my direct reports, and received feedback from them as to things they would like to try as a team. The greatest thing of all is that those suggestions for process changes all come from my agents and that they’re coming to me with feedback!

Jorge Gomez
Customer Support Lead

Thanks to the program, I feel more confident. I was able to receive feedback from my reports. I really liked the audit. Having them fill out the survey and the audit of my areas of opportunity — that was really valuable. It was a really nice cycle of me improving and receiving constant feedback on my improvement at the same time.

All the tools and documentation I received was specifically about my areas of opportunity. Some of the PDFs I’ll never forget. I saved them so I can go back and read through them again.

As a mentor, Yen walked me through the readings and frameworks. They made it feel organic. It made it easier to integrate these learnings into what I was already working with. Our conversations were converted into actions.

Maria Cortinas
Customer Happiness Lead

We really started, truly, in a kind of a blank slate situation where I was having one-on-ones but they weren’t really anything to write home about. This really changed in the past month to a whole different format, which the team absolutely loves. We’re also incorporating a little more in-depth career conversations.

For me, the most valuable part of this program has been the very individualized feedback and getting opportunities to chat through issues that I ran into. A book just doesn’t give you that. It's really easy to forget to prioritize leadership development, but knowing that I had homework and that it’s due made it really easy for me to keep on track.

I’ve gotten so much positive feedback. My boss and my boss’s boss have both noticed. This program built a lot of confidence for me.

Chelsea Long
Customer Support Lead

One of the most important outcomes of Remote Manager Accelerator for me was improving my one-on-ones. Accelerator helped me focus on this part of the management art, and the materials shared by Kona’s team helped me find the most useful format.

The program really changed the way I look at one-on-ones - it was a complete shift. When I wasn’t managing, I thought one-on-ones are just a conversation. Now I know that this is one of the most important things you can do as a manager. During my time in the accelerator, I figured out what not to do - and what we are probably all doing as new managers. I learned that you must prepare a lot for your one-on-ones, and now I block time in my calendar. I also block time post-one-on-ones to ensure that I follow up on what people say to me. I referenced the program’s questions and came up with unique questions per person. I continue using the shared materials almost every time I prepare, to make sure that I do not forget to ask questions from different domains.

Support from Kona’s team helped me to ask bigger questions with more confidence and experience that spark when people open up for the right questions.

I’m super interested in leadership development and reading a lot on my own, but the program added a process and accountability to it. It helped me say, “Okay, I need to work on this thing in particular, and this week I’m going to dedicate my time to learning it” and allow myself to dive into the subject. We often are buried in operational tasks, and external guidance helps us to remember what’s important.

Kate Butenko
Solution Architecture Lead

The readings, rose and thorn exercise, and chatting with Yen were super helpful. It’s helpful having someone outside the company as a mentor. You’re more willing to admit any mistakes or concerns.

I feel more bold in giving feedback and more direct. I recalibrated myself. I’m sure it’ll be an ongoing process but this was a blindspot for me that I feel like I’ve corrected.

Anonymous Tech Lead
at a 100-person start-up

This program really encouraged me to take action. I really liked that format. I read leadership books on my own, but I don’t usually get the opportunity to talk about it. Having someone to bounce ideas off of and coming away with action items is great.

I feel like I made progress in leaps and bounds. I struggled with one on ones as I didn’t know what to talk about. But now, coming out of that block of meetings, I feel really good about where I’m at and where the team is at. It’s been huge—-I’m making effort to make notes for every one on one meeting with the agenda and sections we workshopped. My teammates are coming to me more, they’re looking to collaborate on things we’ve talked about.

This week, I heard feedback from my manager that he’s noticed that projects have been going very well and to keep up the great work.

Rich Truong
Team Lead of Customer Success Engineers

It felt very personalized. The team knew about leadership resources that would be useful and shared them with me according to my needs. The clear direction and actionable process was helpful. It didn’t feel like I was put on a track and the curriculum had enough flexibility to allow participants’ focus areas to evolve.

Yen asked good questions during our check-ins and it helped me go a layer or two deeper into topics. Our conversations around limiting beliefs helped me explore why I feel and act the way I do. Having a person adds weight to the experience. Especially as leaders get busy, having a meeting helps you do the things you wouldn’t otherwise do.

Arlen Byrd
former Chief People Officer

Frequently asked questions

You'll work directly with Kona’s co-founders
(Yen Tan and Siddharth Pandiya), who have interviewed over 1,200 remote managers, led workshops and coaching sessions, and had their leadership research featured in several publications.
Preparation for your custom action plan (audit, kick-off interview, game plan) takes about two hours total. Afterwards, your cadence can be completely customized to your schedule––weekly 1:1s, ad hoc touch-points, async write-ups––it's up to you and your working style!
The only preparation needed is a bit of reflection. Having a goal for the 30-day accelerator and an understanding of your leadership gaps can help us accomplish more! This may include preparing specific examples or goals.
Every program plan is tailored to the needs of each remote manager in the program. While we list five general categories of skills, the exact habits you work on will depend on your leadership audit and needs.
It's hard enough to manage teams, let alone manage budget cuts, lay-offs, and increased pressure. We're creating a limited-time 80% discount for early birds! We also believe great leadership should be accessible, period.

Our Pricing

The Remote Manager Accelerator

$1999 $999

(50% off, limited time offer)

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Three-Step Process
  1. 360-Degree Leadership Audit
  2. Personalized 30-Day Action Plan
  3. Accountability & Coaching Check-ins

What You Get
  1. 360-degree manager effectiveness survey
  2. Enneagram test and work style audit
  3. Time management assessment
  4. Evergreen leadership best practices
  5. Personalized, custom-cadence coaching
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