About Us

We are dedicated to providing leadership development services to executive and high-potential women and men to enhance their effectiveness as senior leaders.

Founded by Molly D. Shepard in 2001, The Leader’s Edge was established in order to address the limited representation of women in the highest ranks of American businesses. Research shows that when both men and women lead an organization, all stakeholders benefit, and there is a direct positive effect on the bottom line.

However, these studies also confirm that women leaders face distinct issues and challenges as they enter the executive ranks – issues that may derail them or cause them to leave their companies prematurely. Our powerful assessment and coaching processes support senior women in building their leadership skills, increasing their self-assurance, and enhancing their overall effectiveness.

Through our partnership with Leaders By Design, we expanded our leadership development and coaching services to include men. Our process helps men appreciate cultural and interpersonal differences to successfully lead a diverse workforce in a global business environment. Through personal and leadership assessments, analysis of skills and experience and individual coaching, male executives will better understand their strengths, leadership capacities and opportunities for continued growth and development.

We are also a certified women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.