And be excited when you deliver great projects?!
And put the constant battles to make users a priority behind you?!
And know the problems you're solving are the right ones to solve?!
We know you feel like you’ve tried everything to get buy-in from stakeholders. You’ve sought out every technique for persuading them to see the power of UX as you do.
You’ve done your best to solve your complete puzzle by pulling all the pieces together. It’s hard. Especially when every suggestion still leaves you with an incomplete picture. And when you don’t have the right support to bring the picture into focus.
This means that you're standing still no matter how much action you take. For an action-taker like you, that feeling of stalling out is so defeating. It’s exhausting.
We get it. We’ve been there.
We also know how to get through it. And we know how to get you through it.
Win over the hardest of the hard-to-convince stakeholders in your organization. Get teams to adopt a user-centered approach. Wake up excited about your UX work.
To sell the toughest of stakeholders on the value of UX research and design, you have to persuade them that UX design is not a “make it pretty” afterthought but rather a core part of every product and service.
You’ll make solid contributions to your organization’s product roadmap based on what users genuinely need and want.
You'll work with stakeholders who appreciate your great UX work and who understand the value you contribute to their efforts.
Your senior executives will champion even more research because they now see how the entire organization benefits from it.
Every UX leader reaches a point where their work needs to shift. Creating great designs and conducting meaningful UX research isn’t enough. They must overcome the pressures of the organization and, most importantly, they need the help of key stakeholders to make that happen.
UX is a team sport. You need support and buy-in from your partners in product management and development. However, that support won’t come by itself.
We’ve spent the last two decades studying how successful UX leaders get their peers to make UX a top priority. We’ve collected the techniques and perspectives that give these UX leaders an advantage in their organization.
We’ve packaged these up into eight important themes. We call them…
Realize the power you already have to influence positive change throughout your organization.
Align stakeholders on how people’s lives will improve when you deliver great products.
Grow the language, communication, persuasion, and sales capability necessary to influence others with your ideas and get buy-in for your initiatives.
Uncover how to find common ground and identify opportunities for influence.
Reveal the forces and currents within the organization that will deliver you sponsorship and support.
Demonstrate how UX achieves key business objectives.
Put your experience, knowledge, skills, and capabilities to work as you address every stakeholder’s priorities and agenda.
Create a solid base of evidence that fortifies the importance of your initiatives.
As you master the skills, tools, and mindsets of each pillar, you’ll immediately feel as if you’ve been released from the restraints that have been holding you back. You’ll see results right away because your ideas and suggestions won’t get the pushback they have in the past.
Instead, you’ll become empowered to push for even bigger and better things. Most importantly, your contributions will be appreciated and encouraged. You’ll finally have the support you need.
We want you to get the support you need to attain a new level in your UX career.
That’s why we invite you to enroll in our brand new How to Win Stakeholders & Influence Decisions program.
This 16-week program has everything you need to master each of the 8 Pillars of Stakeholder Influence. You’ll work closely with the program leaders, Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman and Jared Spool, to learn new skills, attain a new set of tools, and develop the necessary influential-leadership mindset to propel your career in a whole new (and much more fun) direction.
Meet the 8 Pillars:
Every two weeks, for the 16-weeks of the program, Leslie and Jared will introduce you to a brand new pillar of stakeholder influence. They’ll share the techniques, tips, and methods that will expand your current skill set and put you on a path to success.
Practice your new skills:
During the two weeks, you’ll develop a plan for how you’ll put your new skills into practice. You’ll see what works best for you and start building new habits of persuasion and influence.
Live Coaching Sessions:
Each week, join one of our live coaching sessions, where Leslie, Jared, and the Center Centre team work with you and your fellow program attendees. Receive mentoring on your questions, big challenges, and plans for how you’ll win support and influence change.
We’ll host the sessions in a private program space inside our Leaders of Awesomeness community. There you’ll find the recordings for all the lessons and coaching sessions, along with session notes and workbooks for the practice sessions. You’ll have access to that space as long as you’re in the program (with an option to extend access once the program ends).
We’re quite serious when we say this. What you learn in this program will be skills, tools, and mindsets that you’ll use every day for the lifetime of your UX career. We’ve seen UX professionals take these techniques and successfully make a case for…
Everything you learn in this 16-week program comes directly from the experience that Leslie and Jared have. They’ve been working for decades across industries, discovering the best practices of successful UX leaders.
Leslie and Jared joined forces in 2012. Since then, they have worked with top UX leaders at organizations like IBM, NASA, GE, Fidelity Investments, GM, Exxon Mobil, Dolby, and Adobe.
Leslie’s deep knowledge about leadership and human relationships is mind-bogglingly astute. You’ll find yourself asking, “how does she know that my stakeholders are exactly like that?”
You’ll love Jared’s always-relevant stories and his ability to demonstrate every point with a simple, concrete example. He’s done this work for a long time and will share every corner of his knowledge and experience with you.
Most importantly, you’ll love how much more confident you’ll feel each week as you take in and start to use what you learn. Leslie and Jared have poured their experience-informed wisdom into this program. They’ve listened to what you’ve been struggling with. So don’t pass up this opportunity to learn everything you can.
Think about your future.
Does that get you excited?
Then you’re ready. You’re ready to get the right skillset, the right toolset, and the right mindset to positively impact this world. You’ll have the power to make a difference. You’ll love the work you do every day. You’ll be energized and excited about the problems you’re solving.
And Leslie and Jared will be there, right beside you. They will support you all the way. With the knowledge and expertise they’ve acquired over decades, they know what works for the most successful UX leaders. With their help, you’ll join that select group of outstanding professionals.
This can be your reality. And it starts today with one simple step. Enroll in the program.
Enrolling solo? Use the Individual button.
Do you have two or more people from your organization enrolling in the program? Use the Team button.
That’s it. That’s all you have to do to get 16 weeks of Jared’s and Leslie’s support. That’s all you have to do to get on the path to changing the trajectory of your UX career.
As in, your money back. Seriously.
These techniques work. We’ve seen them work with UX leaders all around the world.
We want you to succeed. We want you to feel 100% confident that you’ll know how to align your UX capabilities with key business objectives. Even your toughest stakeholders — the ones constantly blocking UX progress — will find it difficult to argue with solid ideas that support their own priorities.
That’s why we offer this guarantee. There’s no risk here. Sign up, and you’ll see why we’re so confident about the 8 Pillars.
If you’re a UX leader or someone ready to jump into UX leadership, this program is for you. You’ll get the full mentorship and coaching you need to grow your responsibility and influence in your organization.
You can pay $899/month for 4 months. Or you can save $899 with a one-time payment of $2,697 when you enroll.
When members of your UX team learn these skills and techniques together, the entire team becomes a more effective force to be reckoned with.
Do you have peers or direct reports on your team who will benefit from this program? Each of you can enroll for $799/month for 4 months. Or you can save $799 when you pay a one-time payment of $2,397.
This discounted price is only for members from teams of 2 or more people. Use the button below to get the discount.