Buddy to Boss: Successful Transition As A New Leader

About the Workshop

One of the most challenging business experiences anyone will face is transitioning into a leadership position. Being a new manager means potentially supervising friends and former peers. This workshop will show how to adopt the mindset of a leader and gain new skills including communication, coaching, goal-setting and giving feedback.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned how to:

  • Build a foundation for a new leadership position
  • Communicate with former peers who are now subordinates
  • Develop coaching skills and provide feedback


About the Facilitator
Leadership Johnson County

Brad Coy is the Assistant Fire Chief of the Greenwood (IN) Fire Department. He received his master’s in organizational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and his B.A. in Biology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Franklin College. Brad is in his 30th year as a public servant, serving more than 25 years with the Greenwood Fire Department. He has been awarded many honors with the fire service including the 2016 Van Valer Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. Brad is a proud graduate of Leadership Johnson County (Class of 2010) and has been a member and Past President of the LJC Board of Trustees.  

Leadership Johnson County

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January 23, 2024


9 a.m. - Noon


$59 per person LJC and Franklin College alumni, Franklin, Aspire and Indy Chamber members; $69, general public


Johnson County Armory
325 Minuteman Way
Franklin, Indiana 46131

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