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Asking for and receiving feedback - basic

Join this program and start building the skill of asking for and receiving feedback. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.

Webinar + on-line course + daily practice

On-the-job practice

3 new daily habits
3 conversations

You decide!

Self-lead or team-lead

We recommend you follow the program with a buddy or with your team for best results. Send them the link!

3 - 6 weeks

6 weeks = best results per separate skill
3 weeks = optimal for holistic skill improvement, focusing on building several skills in a shorter time frame
Total time investment

3,5 hours

Webinar: 1 hour
On-line course: 1 hour
Weekly practice: 15 minutes

1% better
every day.

"It's our job at SkillsGym to make skills mastery easy for you. You don't need to go through a ton of programs or books, or test a dozen techniques that don't work. We have deconstructed the process into a few essential habits and conversations for you to have."
Sarah Cherif - CEO at CUTESolutions
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

How do you know if you're doing a good job?
You need feedback to learn and grow, but how do you get the focused input you need? And if your boss is stingy with pointers and advice, how do you encourage them to give you more? Who else should you be asking to help you improve? And do you know how to receive feedback? Can you "work" with feedback without compulsively accepting everything as true or discarding it as false because it's emotionally too overwhelming? If you haven't fully mastered this skill yet, you are missing out on many growth opportunities and a better life. Research shows that feedback-seeking behavior is one of the best predictors of better performance and job satisfaction.
  • Evidence-based: the best habits for you to build in order to master this skill according to research
  • Tested and approved by thousands of participants
  • Designed for social learning: go through the program with your buddy or team to build in social accountability and support

Master the skill of asking for and receiving feedback

We have deconstructed this skill into 3 sub-skills. And you will build one habit, and have one conversation around each sub-skill in a period of 3-6 weeks.
The program consists of a 1-hour webinar to kick-start your 3-6 week practice period in the workflow or in your personal life.

Master this skill step-by-step

You don't need tons of time or willpower to build a new skill. What you do need, is consistency. That's why after the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills:


Week 1 - 2 

Set focus when asking for feedback

Identify the One Thing that you really want and need to get feedback on.
#TheOneThing #80/20Rule #PointOutExcellence #MarcusBuckingham #BestReflectedSelf


Week 3  - 4  

Have a go-to question

Develop a standard go-to question that you ask in order to get feedback quickly and consistently.
#SheilaHeen #continuousfeedback


Week 5 - 6 

Manage your feedback triggers

Have an open conversation with your colleague/team about what makes it challenging for you to receive feedback, and to figure out a way to avoid these feedback triggers in the future.
#SheilaHeen #FeedbackTriggers
In the world of personal and professional development, we understand the undeniable value of feedback - it's the breakfast of champions. However, the challenge lies in not only seeking the feedback you need but also distinguishing it from potentially harmful input and, most importantly, leveraging it for your growth. Our program is your guide to mastering the art of asking for and receiving feedback, ensuring it becomes the fuel for your journey to success.

What you will achieve by following this program

Focus on What Truly Matters for Your Growth

Are you overwhelmed by the abundance of feedback in your life? In our program, we guide you to identify 'The One Thing' that holds the key to your personal and professional development. Drawing inspiration from the 80/20 Rule, Adam Grant's 'Best Reflected Self,' and the concept of 'Pointing Out Excellence,' you'll pinpoint the specific area where feedback can make a significant impact. This personalized approach ensures you invest your energy where it truly matters for your growth and success.

Efficiency in Feedback Collection

Time is valuable, and continuous improvement should be seamless. Our program empowers you to craft a standard, go-to question for soliciting feedback, following Sheila Heen's wisdom. This question streamlines the process, allowing you to receive valuable insights quickly and consistently. No more guesswork or uncertainty; with this skill, you'll continuously elevate your personal and professional life with ease.

Master Your Emotional Responses to Feedback

Feedback can often trigger strong emotions. Our program equips you with the tools to manage your feedback triggers effectively. By understanding and controlling your emotional responses, you'll not only become more open to constructive feedback but also better equipped to provide it to others. Transform the way you engage with feedback and unlock the potential for growth within yourself.

Strengthen Relationships and Enhance Results

Effective feedback isn't just about personal development; it also impacts your interactions and outcomes. As you master the art of focused feedback and emotional management, you'll enhance your communication skills, build stronger relationships, and achieve better results in both your personal and professional life. This program equips you with the tools to create a feedback culture that fosters continuous improvement and drives success.

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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Asking for and receiving feedback

Build the skill step-by-step, one conversation and one habit at a time.