From Co-Worker to Boss: The Changing Relationship with Your Team

Getting promoted to a management position usually comes with a lot of excitement and joy.

While it is fantastic to acknowledge this recognition and celebrate, it is equally important to understand and accept that, to be successful as a manager, either as a first-time manager or as an experienced manager taking over a new team of former peers, it requires a major transition for which many people are not adequately prepared.

Far from pretending to offer an easy guide to navigate the shift from co-worker to boss (because there is no such thing), this session will include a realistic view of what can be expected in this process.

Learn from those who have done it successfully and walk away with tips, tools and techniques to implement right away.


  • Barbara Gondim da Rocha
  • Rocha Marinho
  • Jack Thompson (Sanofi)
  • Deeanna Fleener (Integreon)