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Because of size, we can give you and your company greater undivided attention than might be true with a large consulting house or major coaching firm with scores of clients to satisfy. We are also readily available by phone or internet between sessions or presentations. When you engage SLDI, we commit to returning your phone messages quickly, typically within one or two hours, and always by the end of the business day.
While we are best known for our executive coaching and mentoring services, we also provide a full array of support to businesses, non-profits, and professional partnerships. Many of our contracts combine coaching with consulting, training, facilitation, or keynote speeches.
We welcome these types of multi-faceted engagements for a very practical reason. When we are working with an organization in a variety of capacities, we learn much more about its inner workings. This in turn gives us added insight to guide our coaching and mentoring of key executives.
Because we can offer such "one-stop" service, we are an ideal partner for smaller companies who need to meet a variety of needs within a limited budget.
Through Execu-Coach Associates, another component of our parent company, we maintain a close affiliation with veteran coaches nationwide. From this pool of talented leadership development specialists, we put together custom-designed teams of coaches, mentors, consultants, and trainers.
Most of our affiliated coaches had decades of high-level corporate experience before they became executive coaches. And they have all been active as coaches for more than a decade. As a Fortune 200 company told us recently, "You really brought us an A-team of coaches."
Each engagement begins with a careful delineation of your desired outcomes. Once these outcomes are defined, we deliver our services with those outcomes always in mind. We guarantee your satisfaction with both the delivery and quality of our services. Your contract with us offers a refund of your investment if our services prove unsatisfactory.
Because we are a small company ourselves, we fully understand the importance of careful cashflow management and measured returns on investment. We therefore coach on a flat-fee basis, so that you know from the outset what your investment will be for our services.
We then spell out very specific outcomes for the service we provide — whether coaching, mentoring, consulting, or training. This lets you see in advance, before you commit, the benefit that comes from your investment.
Compared to the fees of major consulting and coaching firms, SLDI offers very cost effective rates. We do this by avoiding the proverbial " middle man" costs.
When these large firms contract for coaching or mentoring engagements, they pass only a fraction of the fee to the coach who actually delivers the service. The firm itself takes as much as 60% of the fee — sometimes more — as compensation for marketing and management.
Thus, to offer their coaches a sufficient stipend to attract highly-qualified specialists, the firms must charge significant fees.
Our coaches are of the same high-calibre that these major firms provide. Indeed, all of our affiliated coaches do contract work for these large consulting and coaching companies. But without the high overhead of the big firms, we can provide our services at a more modest charge.
While we provide coaching in all aspects of leadership development, our forte is helping executives and managers increase their effectiveness within the strategic arena — creating strategy, communicating it, and executing it. Thus the name of our company: Strategic Leadership Development International.
Whether we are coaching individuals or teams, our goal is to promote stronger strategic alignment within the organization. When companies are carefully aligned around their strategic goals, the results inevitably add to the bottom line.
In the past three years we have provided coaching, mentoring, consultating, training, and facilitation for companies like Pepsico-FritoLay, Textron/Bell Helicopter, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Honda Motorcars, American Standard, UBS Wealth Management, Raytheon, Nortel, TXU, and McAfee Software, among others. We have large corporate clients at all levels of middle and upper management, from department heads and directors of business units to general managers and C-level executives.
While our recent clients include some of the nation's largest companies, it also includes small professional firms, family-owned businesses, and young startups. Our comprehensive array of services and competitive prices make SLDI an attractive choice for smaller companies who cannot afford the fees of large consulting and coaching firms. We are able to bring these smaller companies the insight and knowledge we have gained from working with corporate giants.