Leadership Growth Accelerator™
Building the next generation of business leaders
Is your organization doing enough to build the next generation of leaders?
Leadership development is critical to the success of any organization. Effective leaders have a direct impact on employee engagement, employee retention, attracting talent and ensuring the profitable longevity of the organization.
We have a global problem with leadership bench strength. In the most recent Global Leadership Forecast study conducted by Development Dimensions International, only 11% of surveyed companies rated their leadership bench strength as strong or very strong. Not only does this risk leadership transitions as current top leaders change companies or retire, but it also has a negative impact on how the organization performs today.
Leadership Development Program
We've built the Leadership Growth Accelerator to accelerate the development of key and upcoming leaders.
This 12 month program is designed to instill the ten leadership principles using an educational and experiential approach that can immediately be applied to your organization.
The Leadership Growth Accelerator will fast track leadership growth and bench strength.
About the Leadership Growth Accelerator
The Leadership Growth Accelerator is a 12 month program built for leaders poised for increased responsibility and leadership within an organization. Participants should currently be leading teams and have some P&L responsibility.
The experience is comprised of three in-person sessions, monthly virtual learning modules, on-demand coaching, real world applications and accountability. We only accept 15-20 people per group.
We'll cover and practice the ten leadership principles:
Start with vision
Be a master communicator
Intention before mechanism
Set checkpoints and hold people accountable
Build deep relationships
All feedback is neutral
Be an obstacle hurdler
Be a loving interruption
Celebrate the wins
The Leadership Growth Accelerator is built on a foundation of emotional intelligence. Emotionally aware leaders are able to more effectively coach and communicate with their teams, leading to improved team performance. According to Psychology Today, training in emotional intelligence yields a 1,484% return on investment.
Receive constant feedback on what's working and what's not working in the way you lead
Be part of a community of solid, vision-driven leaders
Learn to effectively interrupt what is not working with your team
Master coaching skills you can apply directly to your team
Put what you're learning into action right away in your current work
Learn to hold people accountable in a way that is respectful and accomplishes the desired results
Key Benefits for Participants
Key Benefits for Organizations
Build your leadership bench strength
Challenge your up and coming leaders to drive the organization forward
Strengthen communication across the organization
Reduce employee turnover
Nurture the future executive leadership of your organization
Ensure focus on the vision of the organization
About the Lead Facilitator
Kathleen Riessen is an accomplished coach, facilitator and entrepreneur. She has the rare ability to work effectively in both right and left brain activities. In college, she majored in two vastly different subjects - Accounting and Advertising.
Her professional career started as a CPA and public auditor with KPMG. She then opened her own marketing consulting firm where she grew her team and client base for ten years.
While she was running her marketing firm, she began to take an interest in training, leadership and emotional intelligence. When she sold her firm in 2017, Kathleen embarked on a three-year journey to learn from some of the world's top trainers in leadership and emotional intelligence.
Now, Kathleen combines her business leadership experience with her extensive leadership and emotional intelligence training to support organizations in creating strong and compassionate leaders that know how to get results.
The following requirements must be met by all participants:
Currently lead a team
Have responsibility for at least some of the P&L
Complete an interview with Kathleen Riessen
Commit to attending four in-person, 2-3 day interactive training sessions
Attend at least 8 of 10, two hour virtual live modules studying each of the 10 leadership principles
Complete the onboarding session and four 1:1 coaching sessions with Kathleen
Complete the suggested reading and movie list
Be a team with other group members
Play all out
Make the financial investment
January 2023 Session
January 17-19: First in-person session (Des Moines, IA)
April 12-14: Second in-person session (Des Moines, IA)
September 13-15: Third in-person session (Des Moines, IA)
December 13-14: Final in-person session (Location TBD)
Leadership Growth Accelerator Interest Form
If you are interested in the Leadership Growth Accelerator program - either for you or for your employees - please fill out the form to schedule a call.