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About Us

LWCA Facilitators and Coaches
Leading With Courage® Academy's facilitators and coaches

The Leading With Courage® Academy helps new and emerging leaders make a bigger impact, sooner. We do this by raising the self-awareness of their strengths and blind spots through our assessments and workshops. We then help them address areas of concern with our one-on-one coaching and post-workshop learning sessions.

Clients typically contact us when facing one or more of these challenges:
• Merging in or acquiring a company, on-boarding a major new client, adding a new board member
• They have some high potential or new leaders who are struggling because they lack the leadership behaviors required to make an impact;
• They want to realize the benefits of improved workplace productivity, teamwork and communication.

Our core programs are:
• The Leading With Courage® Workshop, Self-Assessment, and 360 Assessment, are based on the Amazon best-seller "Being A Leader With Courage" by Lee Eisenstaedt, co-founder of the Academy. They have been designed and are facilitated by former C-Suite executives and certified executive coaches who bring corporate real-world experience and understanding to programs and clients.

• As an authorized partner of EVERYTHING DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, we are proud to be able to offer the Wiley-suite of assessments, reports, programming, facilitation and more that have been designed to help people build better relationships and teams.

Our Founders
Trent Clark is a member of Entrepreneur Organization, and serves as a global EO Mentorship Facilitator. Trent was a strength and conditioning coach for 12 years in Major League Baseball - including 3 trips to the World Series. He worked with the Detroit Tigers, two-time American League Champion Cleveland Indians and World Champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Lee Eisenstaedt is the author of Being A Leader With Courage, as well as Wallet Share. He has nearly 4 decades of experience as a finance and operations executive, primarily with SC Johnson, in the US and Europe. He was a COO with 2 Top 50 CPA firms and received his MBA from Northwestern University. He has attended executive programs at Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard, Wharton, Northwestern and INSEAD.

They are working on a new book, "Leading with Courage® in Sports" which will be published in 2018.

Testimonials for Leading With Courage Academy, LLC

  • (The Leading With Courage Academy) is one of the BEST leadership training and coaching programs around. I will be proud to refer you to relevant organizations.

    Recruiter of mid- and senior-level IT executive
  • I attained valuable takeaways that I will be implementing in my role at my organization. I read the provided book, which was helpful to reinforce the presented concepts – I marked a number of pages for future reference as I continue to work on goals with my team and enhance my department’s value to the organization.

    Director, at a national association of physicians
  • I am excited to share with you that (my bosses) complimented me on working with you and building upon my executive presence. They both said they can see changes already. Thank you for giving me the focus and courage to work on these! It’s true that feedback is a gift and the fact that I am trying has earned points. You were totally right about that

    Chief Marketing Officer at a Top 25 CPA firm
  • Thank you so much for an inspirational and educational hour! It was fun, creative and a great way to learn some leading practices about leadership!

    Manager, Advisory, People & Change at a Big Four CPA Firm

Our Solutions

  • Nine Behaviors of Leaders With Courage Workshop

    This leadership development program is based on Lee Eisenstaedt's Amazon best-selling book "Being A Leader With Courage." The motivation for writing it was understanding why 40%-50% of C-level executives fail in the first 18 months in the job.

    This Workshop is designed for high-potential / high-performing individuals who want to be:
    • More aware of their leadership strengths and blind spots;
    • Better prepared for more complex, demanding roles;
    • The leaders they and others want to work for; and
    • More likely to make a bigger impact, sooner

    Participants in the program have told us 82% of what they’ve learned can be applied immediately on the job, so attendees can be assured the takeaways are practical and pragmatic. The best candidates for the program will have:
    • At least 7-years of work experience
    • Responsibility for managing the performance of other people
    • The courage to ask others “what do you think?”

    This program is often paired with EVERYTHING DiSC Workplace.

  • Leading With Courage® 360 Assessment

    The Leading With Courage® 360 Assessment is based on the 26 attributes of effective leaders with courage identified in Lee Eisenstaedt's Amazon best seller, "Being A Leader With Courage."

    By gathering feedback and advice from an unlimited number of Raters you can leverage your strengths and address the blind spots, perceptions and misalignments that need attention to allow you to increase the impact you make on the business by being more effective at creating a sense of esprit de corps and trust, and being more successful at implementing your strategies and plans.

    The Assessment measures four key attributes of effective Leaders With Courage:
    • Astute Generalist
    • All Star Relationship Builder
    • Champion of the Culture and Sustainable Competitive Advantage
    • Courageous Decision Maker

    Based how you're perceived by others, you'll discover which of nine behaviors that can derail a leader's agenda, impact, and/or career you may need to be alert to minimize or avoid.

  • Leading With Courage® Client Loyalty Assessments

    Designed for professional services firms -- CPA firms, law firms, etc. – that are:
    • Frustrated by partners who have become complacent and satisfied with the status quo,
    • Interested in organically growing their practices,
    • Surprised by the departure of key clients who they thought liked them, and/or
    • Tired of their services being perceived as a commodity.

    Our client loyalty assessments identify with certainty and specificity who will refer the firm onto others, what additional services clients need, and which client relationships need to saved or strengthened.

    They reveal gaps in perceptions between clients and the partners and staff serving them and discover why clients retained the firm in the first place and stay with it for the long term.

    The only pre-requisite for this service is having the courage to ask your clients “what do you think?”

  • Everything DiSC Workplace® Solution

    Objective: Create more effective and productive working relationships

    Uses: Team building, employee communication, conflict management, motivation, productivity, career development

    Best suited for: ANYONE in the workplace, regardless of role or title

    Key take aways:
    • Gain insights into your own behavior and that of others.
    • Understand and appreciate the styles of the people you work with.
    • Learn how to communicate and persuade more effectively.
    • Create strategies for overcoming challenges when working with people of different DiSC® styles.

    Other information:
    • On-line assessment takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
    • You’ll receive a personalized, 20-page workplace-specific report that focuses on your priorities and strengths as well as those of others.
    • Facilitated on-site half-day to full-day interactive program to introduce, practice and reinforce Everything DiSC® concepts

  • Everything Disc Work of Leaders® Solution

    Uses: Leadership development, executive coaching, career development, increasing the likelihood for success

    Best suited for: ANYONE leading a group or organization, regardless of their level

    Key take aways:
    • Discover your DiSC leadership style
    • Understand how your tendencies influence your effectiveness in specific leadership situations.
    • Learn a simple process to help you approach the fundamental work of leaders: Vision, Alignment, and Execution.
    • Create strategies for overcoming challenges when working with people of different DiSC® styles.

    Other information:
    • Based on best practices and four years of developmental effort
    • On-line assessment takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
    • Receive your personalized leadership-specific report to help break down the work that leaders do into intuitive, actionable components—over 20 pages.
    • Full-day interactive program to introduce, practice and reinforce Everything DiSC® concepts

  • Who We Help & How We Help

    The attached PDF shows who are the best clients and prospects of the Leading With Courage® Academy and the ways we help them make a bigger impact, sooner.

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 20 – August 20, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • August 13 – September 10, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 2 – 3:30pm CET
  • August 23 – September 23, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 10 – 11:30am CET
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 21, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

With a primary purpose to increase confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace®, this course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and supporting research. Learners will gain the expertise and credentials needed to deliver Everything DiSC Workplace within their organization by completing online pre-work and two days of practical application led by Wiley's expert trainers.

In this course, learners will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC model and supporting research
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Everything DiSC Workplace reports
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC®, a mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to the Everything DiSC product suite

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator.  

Upcoming Classes

  • June 26 – June 27, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • July 31 – August 01, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in London
  • October 09 – October 10, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • November 13 – November 14, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 12 – December 13, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Copenhagen
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Showcases

Be my guest at an Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into Everything DiSC Productive Conflict and experience exercises from the program. You’ll also receive a complimentary assessment code to generate your individual profile. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • EVERYTHING DiSC assessments
  • Preparing high potentials / emerging leaders for more demanding roles
  • 360 Leading With Courage® Assessment
  • Mentor / Mentee training
  • "White labeled" leadership academy for middle market companies
  • Leading With Courage® Client loyalty assessments
  • Keynote addresses on leadership and client loyalty
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    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

    S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

Credentials

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