Refound Academy

You can manage better.

Through step-by-step instruction, Refound Academy video courses teach you how to:


Use practical tools and repeatable frameworks with your whole team


Coach people on the behaviors that support collaboration


Create alignment around ownership and accountability

Power Dynamics

Minimize power dynamics that create defensiveness


Ask questions that spark reflection and motivation


Deliver difficult feedback with care

Refound Academy started with a book

How to become the leader your team is waiting for. That’s what the book Good Authority is about.

It’s based on 20 years of executive coaching for startups and Fortune 50 companies, three runs as a CEO, and a handful of shockingly simple tools that make management in a modern organization fulfilling for everyone, at every level.

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Everything you need to lead.

The Refound Academy contains three self-paced online video courses designed for individuals to quickly build feedback and accountability skills.

Step-by-step instructions that help leaders grow and take action.

Videos and worksheets help all Refound Academy members start and maintain the behaviors and have the conversations they need to level up their leadership and meet organizational benchmarks.

Bring concepts to life, wherever, whenever.

Get expertise from Jonathan and the rest of the Refound coaching team. Video courses unpack core concepts, establish effective leadership habits, and show good leadership looks like in action.

Get access to Refound tools, downloadable resources, and worksheets.

As part of our courses, participants get access to proprietary tools that support their learning. These tools are some of the same resources our coaches use with our top clients.

Get insight into your leadership.

Test your knowledge and learn more about your leadership style using our leadership quizzes throughout the Academy.

Learn how to manage well
in our Refound Academy courses

Self-paced online video courses through Refound Academy that contain proven, step-by-step tips, guidance, and support from the Refound Team.


Show up as a better leader. Learn how to leverage your authority to achieve balance, gain headspace for strategic work, and set your team up for growth.
Identify the subtle (and not so subtle) behaviors that impact your team by reflecting on your expression of authority.
Transform your leadership style and promote balance and growth using the More Yoda, Less Superhero framework. 
Apply our frameworks to help you create the headspace and time required for your professional and personal growth.


Get your team on the same page. Learn how to close the gap between your business objectives and the goals of your direct reports.
Reflect on your current team’s alignment (or lack of alignment!) to uncover specific areas for improvement.
Practice the Soul of the Role process to define and align the expectations, responsibilities, and goals of each person on your team.
Create a productive cadence of one-on-one meetings to sustain alignment on your team beyond the first check-in.

Good Accountability

Give feedback without fear. Learn a consistent approach to empower your team through accountability and deep personal ownership.
Reflect on how you currently give feedback and how you currently hold your team accountable.
Learn to start and manage accountability conversations with your colleagues and reports without fear using the Accountability Dial® framework.
Apply the concepts learned through the Accountability Dial® lessons by practicing each step using real-world scenarios.

Better together.

Save over 15% when you buy our three courses together.

What people are saying about Refound Academy

"I ran across the Accountability Dial® framework which captured every feeling I had about how feedback works that is respectful and hopeful and supportive. The approach you've outlined feels more human-centered than anything I've seen in my career. Can't wait to learn more!"

Elizabeth Vaden

Refound Academy Member

“This program created a shift in me that keeps paying for itself, over and over.”

John Gillen

SVP, Learning & Development

JS Held

"Every day, I mean every single day, I hear from someone on the executive team something meaningful about the coaching they're getting from Refound."

Wes Sloan

SVP of Operations


"The Soul of the Role allowed my team and I to really hone into the essence of their roles. We've been able to take our implicit promises to each other, and turn them into explicit agreements, aligned and clear on what we expect from each other. I feel more confident stepping away from key areas of the organization knowing that my team and I are aligned on what they have full ownership over in the company."

Natalie Nagele

Co-founder & CEO


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