Preparing for the Program

After you submit your application to join a Squad, it takes the our team a few weeks to create all the Squads and select Squad Mods. While you're waiting to get introduced to your Squad, we encourage you to take some time to think about where you are in your career and where you'd like to be in the next 6 months to a year. Brainstorming (and envisioning) where you'd like to be is the first step in narrowing down the goals that you want to focus on during the 3 months that you meet weekly with your Squad. To help you with organizing your goals, thoughts, and ideas, feel free to use the Squad Goals Worksheet attached to this article. Once you've had a chance to jot down your ideas, make sure to share them with your Squad so that your fellow Squad mates have a better understanding of how they can help you. 

Sample Goals You Can Focus On

Not sure what to focus on? Here are some examples of goals that members decided to focus on in previous Squad cycles:

For Entrepreneurs

  • Focus on building a stronger client base
  • Learn how to secure funding for my business
  • Strengthen my presence on social media platform

For First-Time Managers

  • Focus on best practices for leading a team
  • Learn coaching tactics to help team members succeed
  • Focus on collaborating with senior managers/leadership team stakeholders

For Changing Careers

  • How to pitch previous experience in a different industry to secure an opportunity in a different industry
  • How to navigate the transition to a new industry
  • How to navigate the transition from an office job to running your my own business

For Caregivers

  • Best ways to transition going back to work after parental leave
  • Balancing self-care, family, and your career

Whatever your goal(s) might be, know that a little bit of preparation goes a long way in helping you make meaningful progress toward achieving your goals.