We offer clients a distinguished panel of executive coaches, business consultants, facilitators, and leadership trainers, providing big-firm expertise without big-firm fees. Here's how we do it.
We function as a virtual corporation, with only a small permanent staff led by Dr. Mike Armour and complemented by a team of Associates who form the LeaderPerfect® Network. These Associates are veteran business and leadership specialists from the U.S. and abroad.
From the LeaderPerfect® Network we put together customized teams of highly-experienced specialists to meet your unique leadership and business development needs. Because several Associates own their own consulting or coaching firms, we can tap into the added resources of these firms to serve you even better.
This business model combines high-caliber professionalism with significant cost-efficiency. We can therefore offer competitive fees without compromising on quality of service or depth of expertise. Learn more about several of our Associates below.
The founder of Strategic Leadership Development International, Dr. Mike Armour brings decades of leadership development experience to his management of the company. Mike has been a leader his entire life and has held top posts in higher education, the Navy, non-profit institutions, and business. He provides one-on-one coaching, keynote speeches, leadership training, strategic planning, facilitation services, and general business consulting. A fuller biography of Mike is available elseshere on this site.
As a coach, Gary draws on a unique blend of life experiences that have equipped him to deal holistically with the challenges of managers, leaders, and leadership teams.
Early in his career he headed a family business, then moved into senior executive positions in process management, marketing, and customer relations. In each of these roles he brought about marked improvements in sales by increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Taking this experience into the consulting world, he then guided five companies as they restructured themselves for greater profitability.
Always a people person, Gary was eventually drawn to a new career path that would allow him to be more directly involved as a people-helper. He therefore returned to school and completed a doctorate which prepared him to serve as a hospital chaplain, with subsequent service in major hospitals in Houston and Miami.
More recently he has taken his people-helping skills into the arena of business and executive coaching. He now heads Clark Consulting, LLP. As a consultant and coach he specializes in improving performance through better fitting of person and job, identifying priorities that ensure success, and enhancing company culture while increasing profits and reducing costs.
Mike brings his clients over 20 years of frontline experience in successfully leading individuals and organizations to peak performance. His services include executive coaching, leadership training, sales training, management consulting, and workshop facilitation.
During his management career Mike served as executive vice president and general manager for a global consulting company, general manager of a global systems integration company, and several executive sales and marketing positions for a global manufacturing and IT services company. Prior to management, Mike was a successful salesman and engineer.
Mike is president of Alpine Link Corporation, a boutique consulting company that provides customized training for large corporate clients. He is also the author of Activating Your Ambition: A Guide to Coaching the Best Out of Yourself and Others. Mike received an undergraduate education in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas Arlington and did graduate study in advanced management at Harvard Business School.
Danita specializes in organizational re-alignment, strategic planning, customer satisfaction and performance surveys and metrics, topical research and analysis and business process analysis. Her depth and breadth of experience comes from almost twenty years of innovative work spanning Information Technology, Public Policy, and Higher Education. Her clients include universities, software and insurance firms.
Danita and her husband Scott are the principals in Dynamic Coaching Strategies, located in southern California. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in American, and local and regional policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and political science. In 2009 she was selected to join the Leadership California Annual Issues Program for California women executives, and she participates in the Network for Women Technology Executives.
Scott has invested twenty years as an executive, peak performance and life coach in helping busy executives and community leaders with rapid transformation. As president of Dynamic Coaching Strategies in Los Angeles, Scott uses techniques that align vision, mission and identity so that clients fully achieve the goals they have set for their life and business.
He assists clients in reconnecting to their Core Center of decision making. Patterns, beliefs, and behaviors unfold automatically without effort or having to focus on a list of instructions. His integrative coaching encompasses short term approaches with lasting results.
Scott holds a B.S. in psychology from Abilene Christian University and a master's degree from Pepperdine University. He is certified as a corporate coach and as a master practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Scott also serves as an industry advisor for the Larta Institute, an organization that connects people and innovation for commercialization.
Carol has twenty-five years of experience in coaching, consulting, executive search, and corporate roles in sales and marketing management. She founded and built a multi-million dollar executive search firm, Tricom Group, which specialized in placing senior executives. Later she started her current firm, Limperos Group.
Carol's background includes vice president and C-level positions. She uses her experiences in the business world as a springboard for her work with today's professionals and has worked in a variety of industries, including technology, finance, transportation, management consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, human services, venture-backed start-ups, not-for-profit, and food distribution.
Carol has an MBA from Texas A& M University and a BS from the University of Texas. She received advanced training in coaching from the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Carol has been certified by and is a member of the International Coach Federation. She holds a certification in Appreciative Inquiry facilitation and is a facilitator for Zenger-Folkman's Extraordinary Leader training.
As both a coach and a consultant, Mario specializes in leadership and change management. He serves clients across Europe from his office in Paris and coaches in French, English, and Italian.
Mario began coaching and consulting after years of corporate leadership, beginning in the fashion industry. He served as CEO of several companies before launching his own consulting firm Phoenix Strategies, which helps companies implement Lean Management techniques. He is also experienced as a consultant in Kaizen methodologies.
Mario is highly trained and credentialed in the fields of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Meta-Coaching and brings a strong personal development style to business coaching and leadership development.
Rebekah is the Chief Operating Officer of Ethos Leadership Group, LLC based in Washington, D.C.
An attorney by training, she has an exceptional background in non-profit leadership. She also serves as legal counsel for Ohio Valley University, where she previously served as Dean of Students and Senior Vice-President for Enrollment.
Drawing on these broad experiences, she provides dynamic workshops on generational differences in the workplace, negotiation, communication, strategic analysis and planning, governance, and legal issues. She also consults on fund-raising for non-profits. As the name of her company suggests, she operates from a strong ethical framework and helps organizations clarify their core values and commitments.
Gail is a noted specialist in executive coaching, team coaching, outcome-driven meeting facilitation and organizational consulting.
The founder of Transition Resources, Inc. in 1994, she was formerly a corporate officer with Ryder System, Inc. There she served as senior vice president of human resources and senior vice president of government affairs and communications. Prior to Ryder she held human resources posts at Xerox Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Bankers Trust Corporation.
Gail also served for five years as the chairman of the Coordinating Committee on Health and Retirement for Business Roundtable, a Washington-based association composed of 200 CEOs of large corporations. In this role, she spoke at a variety of forums regarding initiatives that Corporate America is taking to enhance health care quality for employees.
Gail received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and her Master's degree in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Marilyn's specialty is "Human Capital." Her company, Patterson Performance Solutions, specializes in helping organizations attract, develop, and retain their key resources, namely their people.
With experience and expertise in corporate management, executive coaching, keynote speaking, training and motivating, she has earned the reputation of being a true professional, working with individuals and companies to achieve their maximum potential. She is also known for her customized integrated approach to helping clients.
After a 30 year career at Hewlett-Packard, PenDell translated his corporate expertise into a distinguished consulting practice. At H-P he held management positions in sales, marketing, sales administration and quality management.
Since leaving Hewlett-Packard, PenDell has worked with both public and private sector clients as an education consultant, courseware developer and instructor in change management, team dynamics, quality improvement and process reengineering.
PenDell's public sector clients have included the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (USOPM) Management Development Centers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Denver, Colorado, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania USDA Graduate School Southwestern Region Office in Dallas, Texas and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Over the past ten years PenDell's private sector clients have included two large public utilities, three pharmaceutical manufacturers, two food processors, two hard goods manufacturers and distributors, two home entertainment manufacturers and a large communications company. His specialty is ERP implementation, process mapping and improvement, organizational change management and employee training.
John has devoted over 25 years to improving the performance of individuals and organizations in business, government, healthcare, and higher education settings. His diverse background includes leadership development, performance coaching, career re-focusing, employee engagement, and retention consulting.
John is the managing director of Circle P Consulting. Earlier in his career he led the Dallas office of a national human capital consulting company. He has also directed the delivery of leadership development, coaching, and consultation services for a highly successful privately held firm and he has led professional sales and implementation teams serving corporate clients.
John's work focuses on helping executives and business leaders face the challenges created by organizational growth, expected or unexpected business developments, expansion of roles, and other changes that stretch their performance capabilities. His clients have come from high tech, telecommunication, health care, financial services, aviation, manufacturing, and other businesses.
Earlier in his career, John served as a department head and faculty member at Southern Methodist University. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, John received his masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Missouri.
Allen brings a unique blend of career experience to his role as a leadership development specialist. After coaching tennis at the collegiate level, he later worked in mortgage banking, real estate, sales training and management, counseling and ministry.
For the past 12 years, as president of The Tappe Group, he has worked with over 40 different industries and professions, addressing challenges ranging from cultural development and communication to sales and customer service. He created Purposed Performance, a proprietary approach to personal performance, growth, and development. He is a member of the National Speaker's Association and has been the keynote speaker for major conventions and workshops.
Jo is a communications specialist, facilitator, and coach with over 20 years of human development experience. She has served clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, finance, real estate, broadcasting, legal, healthcare, and non-profit organizations.
Jo's clientele represent the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to Main Street businesses across the United States and in Europe, Australia, and Mexico.
Her life work is focused on making a practical and positive difference in the lives and businesses of her clients by helping leaders and their teams measurably increase productivity and teamwork, develop more effective presentation skills, enhance interpersonal communication skills, sell ideas within their organizations, and identify and take the next steps toward improving their leadership.
In the 1990s she was co-founder of Helton Umberger and Associates. Today she is the President and CEO of Umberger Development Partners Inc. Earlier in her career she worked in sales and marketing communications for national, regional, and local businesses.
Jo holds a degree in communication and education and is a contributing author to two books, Nuts & Bolts: Business Edition (2007) and Best of the Best (2008). A new work, Coaching Conversations 4 Leaders, is slated for release soon.
After a distinguished career at Texaco, B. R. co-founded The Global Coaching Network, Inc., which provides top quality coaches and leadership consultants to companies worldwide. He also maintains an active coaching practice himself, using 360-degree feedback to help senior-level executives improve their personal productivity.
As Director of Texaco's Business Improvement Center, he developed far-ranging expertise in business improvement.
For over 30 years he has provided focused business insight to clients in the areas of financial management, process optimization, leadership development and change management. His clients have included senior level executives in accounting, auditing, communication, consulting, technology, transportaiton, and volunteer organizations.
As Director of Texaco's Business Improvement Center, he was responsible for the global Employee Satisfaction Survey, Strategic Planning Consulting, and 360-degree reviews. He also served as an internal coach to senior executives at Texaco.
In addition to this expertise in business improvement, B.R. is certified as a Birkman Method Consultant and is a qualified facilitator of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation Self-Assessment Tool. He facilitates strategic planning for not-for-profit groups and uses the TOP facilitation method to help churches, municipalities and communities establish their vision, values and goals.
B.R. has a business degree in economics, accounting and management from the University of Houston and lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas with his wife, Yvonne.