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A Coaching Record That Speaks for Itself

Dr. Mike Armour

· Served More than 60 Industries ·

· Coached over 700 Executives, Managers, and Entrepreneurs ·

· Trained Thousands of Leaders on Four Continents ·

· A Featured Podcaster on the C-Suite Network ·

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How Clients Describe Mike

… highly professional, a great leader.

… a fantastic and indepth resource for leadership coaching and mentoring.

… an uncanny ability to relate with people from all walks of life.

… gave me confidence in myself I didn't realize I had.

… one of the highest quality coaching experiences out there.

… direct and honest in his approach.

… passionate about his work and dedicated to helping others achieve their goals

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"I help you fine tune the essential leadership, communication, and people skills to develop top-performing teams and to excel in any management role."

— Mike Armour

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SLDI's Approach to Leadership Development

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►  A Multi-Faceted Approach  ◄

Unlike small firms which offer only one set of leadership development tools, the LeaderPerfect® approach has been multi-faceted for over twenty years. Why do we call it "multifaceted?"

Because with SLDI, your organization can choose from a diverse menu of leadership development services. The menu includes executive coaching, executive mentoring, leadership and management training, business and startup consulting, team-building, corporate retreats, and strategic facilitation.

This catalog of options permits us to create unique combinations of services which best align with your specific needs. It's not unusual for clients to package three or four of these services into a single SLDI engagement.

►  An Integrated Approach  ◄

By offering a broad array of leadership development tools, we are able to integrate our services around a consistent set of concepts and themes which you want to emphasize. As a result, the various components of your leadership development program reinforce one another.

This level of integration is difficult to achieve if you rely on one firm for executive coaching, another for leadership or management training, and still another for team-building.

►  A Values-Based Approach  ◄

SLDI attunes its leadership development programs to the values which you want to shape your corporate culture. Values consistently pursued, we believe, are more vital than vision in sustaining long-term success.

At Strategic Leadership Development International, we are ourselves a values-driven company. And we deliver our services in a way which honors both your values and ours.

Where clients need greater clarity on their values, vision, and mission — or perhaps to define them for the first time — our engagement can include modules to guide lead them through this discovery process.

Why Executives and Entrepreneurs Choose Mike As Their Coach?

Mike brings a unique blend of perspectives and career preparation to his role as an executive coach, including

  • First-hand experience in demanding leadership roles — As a former Navy captain, CIO, CEO, university dean, and college president, Mike knows leadership from the inside out. Because he has been a lifelong leader himself, he fully understands the pressures and demands which leaders face.
  • A lengthy, proven record as a coach and trainer — Mike was actually coaching executives years before the term "executive coach" appeared. And he was conducting leadership and management trainings even earlier in life. He has successfully developed leaders for decades. Few executive coaches match Mike's combined experience in both hands-on leadership and coaching.
  • A gift for imparting clear, unforgettable insight — For Mike, coaching and training are extensions of what he sees as his life purpose, namely, to help people succeed by providing them clarity and insight. True to this purpose, he works tirelessly to make complex concepts easy to grasp. As part of this commitment, he utilizes unique, proprietary models which he has developed to give clients a robust understanding of how to lead, manage, communicate, delegate, and motivate.

Who Are Mike's Typical Clients?

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Mike's clients have ranged from mom-and-pop startups to Fortune 100 giants. The common denominator among his clients is that they want to excel both as managers and as leaders.

  • About a third of his coaching relationships are initiated by individuals whose goal is to manage and lead more effectively personally.
  • More commonly his coaching and management training services are secured by organiations looking to enhance the leadership performance of key managers or to build stronger leadership teams.

Dr. Mike specializes in executive coaching for leaders in strategic decision-making roles. Thus, the name of his firm: Strategic Leadership Development International.

But he routinely coaches leaders in lower and middle management. And he customizes his leadership and management training programs to meet the needs of managers at any level.

What Is Mike's Background?

Dr. Mike is the managing principal of Strategic Leadership Development International, which he founded in 2001. He is also a featured podcaster on the C-Suite Radio Network and an award-winning author in the field of leadership.

As a veteran leadership development specialist, Mike draws on a lifetime of experience in challenging leadership roles.

His far-ranging career has included service as a Navy captain, a university dean, a college president, the CIO and CTO of a large intelligence community, the CEO of an international non-profit, a Congressional candidate, and the senior minister for dynamic urban congregations.