Leland can quickly assess group dynamics and individual motivations to identify how to get beyond your previously held threshold of performance or leadership. In other words, he is a “Strength Coach” for highly skilled leaders and teams. Leaders and teams in full growth mode are unable to be flawlessly efficient while maintaining maximum effectiveness. Having a member of the team whose sole purpose is dedicated to maximizing performance is crucial for success in today’s marketplace
In terms of process, Leland helps executive teams expand their leadership mindset (how leaders see themselves, their hidden biases, how they respond to others, how they deal with challenges and conflict, how they strategize, and how they make decisions) to match the growing complexity (with its unpredictability, volatility, and rapid change) that businesses are experiencing today. In doing so, he helps create substantive, enduring change in leaders and cultures.
Over the last 19 years Leland has facilitated positive, sustainable changes for senior executives at a wide variety of life science and medical technology companies in Europe and North America. Clients have included Agouron Pharmaceuticals (commercial team), Amylin Pharmaceuticals, AnaptysBio, Ardea Biosciences, Baxter Healthcare (commercial team), Biocept, Boston Scientific (commercial team), Dexcom, Edwards Lifesciences (commercial team), Eli Lilly (commercial team), ev3, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, KCI (commercial team), Nuvasive, Roche Diagnostics, Volcano Corporation, and others.
Leland holds an M.B.A. (Organizational Systems) from Pepperdine University; an M.A. in Education Technology (Corporate Learning) from San Francisco State University; and a B.A. (History) from the University of California, Berkeley.
He is also certified by the International Coaching Federation, and holds coaching certification from New Ventures West (Integral Coaching) and Minds at Work (Immunity to Change).