Dedicated To Providing Customized Executive Coaching Solutions
We believe in customizing our engagements to each leader to enhance their performance and align their career goals with the organization’s goals. What sets us apart is our reputation for quality of delivery, flexibility of solutions and partnership with clients to meet their objectives.More Information
Signature Programs Immersive Leadership Programs
Executive Leadership Institute For Women
Designed to provide senior women leaders with an understanding of the skills necessary to achieve leadership excellence.Read More
A Leadership Experience For Black Women
The Experience is a virtual program to help Black women build their leadership skills.Read More
Customized Development Programs
Programs for high-potential and director-level leaders customized to the organization.Read More
Emerging Women Leaders
This program prepares emerging talent to make greater contributions to the organization.Read More
Our Team Dedicated To Helping Leaders Succeed In Their Careers
Molly D. Shepard, MS, MSMFounder & CEO
Molly D. Shepard is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of The Leader’s Edge and has more than 30 years of experience in career counseling, leadership development, executive coaching and executive search. Through her leadership as Chairman, President and Co-founder of Manchester Inc., one of the world’s largest career development consulting firms, she helped thousands of people a year transition and reach their potential as leaders under her guidance.Read More
Kristin LytlePresident, The Leader's Edge
Kristin Lytle is President of The Leader’s Edge and brings significant experience in talent assessment, leadership development, succession planning and organizational design to the firm. Kristin has worked at well-known companies including Vanguard, Kohler, Whirlpool, and Target. She has held leadership roles in business operations and human resources in both domestic and global capacities throughout her career and developed HR solutions that align with business priorities while enabling talent to unlock their full potential.Read More
Peter J. Dean, PhDPresident, Leaders By Design
Peter Dean heads Leaders By Design – the men’s leadership development and executive coaching division of The Leader’s Edge. With over 30 years of national and international experience, Peter bases his executive coaching and consulting work on current research and best practices in the field of leadership development. Leaders By Design helps executives recognize and understand the intricacies inherent in global leadership and dealing with diverse cultures and sub-cultures.Read More
Shelley Potente, MAExecutive Vice President, Client Relations
Shelley Potente is the Executive Vice President, Client Relations at The Leader’s Edge. As part of the executive team Shelley’s focus is on strategy, business development and marketing. Shelley is known for her trusted partnerships and innovative approaches to promoting introductions and connecting clients and colleagues for their mutual benefit.Read More
TESTIMONIALS We Partner With Our Clients For Success
3400COACHING & PROGRAM ALUMNI
I cannot say enough about The Leader's Edge and the difference they have made in my life. I would not be the leader I am today without their guidance and support through both educational programs and executive coaching.
MICHELLE BRADEN Vice President, Global Talent Development
I have seen an emerging leader blossom as a result of participating in EXCEL. She is now more focused on driving business outcomes.
SHIRLEY WHITFIELD Sr. Director, Global TA Planning & Launch Excellence
My year in this program was nothing short of transformational! ELIW was an excellent, enriching development opportunity that I highly recommend.
VONDA HAMPTON Director, Global Marketing
A Leadership Experience for Black Women exceeded my expectations and I feel motivated - and equipped - to bring the next level of leadership to my work.
PAULA MANCHESTER Senior Director, Global Commercial Development
The seasoned Leader's Edge facilitators create a learning environment that encourages participants to openly share their personal and professional experiences, which was an effective method.
LORI SABET Chief Human Resources Officer, The Carlyle Group
MAXIMUS is proud to have sponsored women in A Leadership Experience for Black Women. The program provides our valued Black women leaders with both a community of support and builds key workplace skills.
ARVENITA WASHINGTON CHERRY, Ph.D. Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The coaching sessions were invaluable to our leaders! The coaches challenged and encouraged them to dig deeper which has strengthened their ability to bring their authentic self to work and has helped them to show up even more powerfully.
CAROLINE DEMARCO Vice President, Customer Engagement, Northeast
I have participated in a number of leadership development programs throughout my career, and The Leader's Edge was by far the most impactful!
SAMANTHA WILSON JONES Chief of Staff
A Leadership Experience for Black Women has cultivated a safe space that integrates the unique journey of Black women with edifying leadership principles and strategies.