Why join TSEP? – Reason 2: Coaching

Our management style centers around coaching and developing close relationships between leadership and colleagues. Talented people today expect managers to act as more than just taskmasters and decision-makers. They want managers to coach their performance and value them as employees, teammates, and people. At TSEP, we have frequent one-to-one feedback sessions as well as weekly team meetings.

One employee said, “Manager is a good mentor.” Another employee commented that leadership “provides amazing mentorship and is very invested in our individual professional growth. We sometimes have autonomy and individual leadership in our own development areas which is fulfilling and motivating. The manager always pushes us to strive for extremely high quality work and is incredibly motivating and inspiring.”

Entry: No specific degree or experience is required.

Most people who have joined TSEP have never done the specific job they are hired to do. Most don’t have a degree in the subject matter – generally speaking, college degrees for the economic, downtown, and community development work we do don’t exist. As we like to say, “the side door is the front door” for our organization.

We will train you, we will teach you, we will mentor and coach you. We will pay for you to get the professional development and certifications you need to learn and grow. For your first year, we will book weekly mentorship and coaching sessions with senior team members to help you grow and adjust.

Fundamentally, we are looking for smart, hard-working, talented people who can work effectively with others, can get things done, and who want to learn and grow. Anything above that is icing on the cake.

Academy: We learn and strengthen valuable skills.

Are you interested in learning skills and developing abilities that will serve you well, no matter what you do professionally? TSEP is a great place to learn new skills and abilities you don’t have and strengthen the ones you already do. If you already have some strengths, we will work with you to help you further practice refine those into areas of excellence and expertise.

Here is a listing of 74 Skill Areas that different team members have the opportunity to learn, practice and hone while employed at TSEP – in conjunction with team mentoring, coaching, and professional development. There are 46 Skill Areas that apply to many different jobs and organizations (General), as well as 28 Skill Areas that are more specific to our organization (Technical). Of course, no one team member is involved with all of these, but most are involved with many of them.

General Skills & Abilities (46 Skill Areas)

  • Marketing & Communications (12 Skill Areas)
    • Brand Management
    • Content-Based Marketing
    • Corporate Communications
    • Email Newsletters
    • Graphic Design
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Media Relations
    • Public Speaking & Presentation
    • Research
    • Social Media Management
    • Surveying
    • Writing (Business, Copywriting, Storywriting)
  • Organizational Development (7 Skill Areas)
    • Business Planning
    • Data Management, Analysis, Evaluation & Reporting
    • Event Planning & Execution
    • Financial Management
    • Quality & Lean
    • Risk Management
    • Teamwork & Internal Collaboration
  • Personal Development (16 Skill Areas)
    • Adaptability & Change Management
    • Confidentiality
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Desire to Grow and Receptivity to Feedback & Criticism
    • Determination & Persistence
    • Ethics
    • Passion, Energy, & Enthusiasm
    • Performance & Results Tracking & Reporting
    • Proactiveness & Initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Project Management
    • Reputation Management
    • Self-Learning & Learning Agility
    • Strategic Planning
    • Stress Management
    • Time & Workload Management
  • Sales & Relationship Management (11 Skill Areas)
    • Advocacy
    • Collaboration & Committee Management
    • Conflict Management
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Customer Service
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Leadership
    • Networking
    • Sales
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Volunteer Recruitment

Technical Skills & Knowledge (28 Skill Areas)

  • Development Areas & Activities (14 Skill Areas)
    • Community Development (incl. Brownfield Redevelopment, Infrastructure)
    • Crisis/Controversy Management
    • Downtown Revitalization & Main Street
    • Economic Development (Commercial, Industrial, Residential)
    • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development
    • Incentives & Resources (Consulting, Finance & Funding, Grants, Tax, Other)
    • Industry Sector & Business Knowledge
    • International Business
    • Negotiation
    • Policy Development
    • Project Facilitation
    • Rural Development
    • Tech-Based Economic Development
    • Workforce Development
  • Information Technology & Software (14 Skill Areas)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (Acrobat, InDesign)
    • Agorapulse (social media management)
    • Camtasia
    • Canva
    • Constant Contact
    • Dropbox
    • Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets, Docs)
    • Information Technology (devices, network, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • salesforce.com
    • Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • SurveyMonkey (SurveyMonkey, SurveyMonkey Apply)
    • Website Development/Maintenance (incl. WordPress)
    • Zoom (meetings, webinars)