Hi! I'm Lara Hogan.

Former VPE at Kickstarter, Engineering Director at Etsy

I've transformed my renowned in-person workshop for managers into this self-paced virtual program. It's accessible, actionable, and will level you up each step of the way.

Demystifying Management's 5 Courses

What will I learn?

  • Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsoring

    You’ll unblock your teammates and accelerate their growth.

  • Dealing With Surprising Human Emotions

    You'll minimize conflict and maximize productivity with your team.

  • Setting Expectations as a Manager

    You'll recognize when and how to be more empowering, or more directive with your team.

  • Delivering Feedback

    Your improved feedback delivery will lead to demonstrable change.

  • Building Resilience

    You'll have more energy to tackle your goals and withstand the tough times.

We've worked with

This program is built from renowned workshops and trainings given to executive leaders around the world

  • ACLU
  • Meetup
  • Pivotal
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Strava
  • Vend
  • Vox

... and a few Fortune 100 companies whose logos we can't show :)

I've taught this content to companies large and small. Now you can learn the same material, wherever and whenever works best for you.


Demystifying Management Workshop Attendees

“This workshop was critical to my development as a leader. Lara challenged the group in an approachable way, leaving us with the tools and knowledge to transform into the managers we hope to be. This training was not only beneficial for my professional future, but also my personal growth as well.”

Community and Experiences Lead

Olivia Rogine

“Lara’s Demystifying Management workshop fundamentally changed how I manage and communicate. I put the skills I learned into practice immediately and have seen nothing but positive results.”

Principal Cloud Advocate

Emily Freeman

“Concepts like sponsoring, setting expectations, or understanding a person’s emotional state seems obvious, but as managers we rarely ever think about them. Lara’s workshop did a great job of highlighting these aspects of people management, explaining their relevance, and giving me the tools to support and address them in my daily work to get the best out of reports.”

Engineering Manager

Arjan Singh