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We ignite your leaders.

We believe the most impactful learning comes from life experiences. That every leader is offered oodles of powerful learning opportunities that are meant to address their current Growth-Edge and develop their fullest potential to Play Big. These opportunities take the form of adversity, challenge and change. In order to reap this profound learning and gain deep wisdom, they must embrace a transformative quest. Yikes!

We energize your people.

We believe it’s the interactions of humans in your organization that either increase or decrease Productive-People-Energy. That creating and maintaining this energy is critically important to business success. That when leaders Play Big they have a unique opportunity to engage people’s will and desire to play a part in the bigger game. The result? Amplified participation and enthusiasm – expanded Productive-People-Energy.


Quotes from the beginning of time reveal the truth: Adversity is a powerful learning tool.


“There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties. Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.” - Ovid (43 BC-17 AD)


“Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hid it.” - Horace (65 BC-8BC)


“The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. - Confucius (551 BC-479 BC)

William Hazlitt

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.” - William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Lord Byron

“Adversity is the first path to truth.” - Lord Byron (1788-1824)


“There is no education like adversity.” - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Edgar Allan Poe

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” - Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)


“Adversity is the mother of progress. - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Helen Keller - Brave

“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” - Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Helen Keller - Happy

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” - Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Napoleon Hill

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” - Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Margaret Mitchell

“Hardships make or break people.” - Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (1900-1949)

Walt Disney

“All the adversity I’ve had I my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…” - Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Daisaku Ikeda

“Adversity gives birth to greatness. A life without adversity, a life of ease and comfort, produces nothing and leaves us with nothing. This is one of the indisputable facts of life.” - Daisaku Ikeda (1928-)

Maya Angelou

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Zig Ziglar

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” - Zig Ziglar (1926-2012)

Bill Clinton

“It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” - Bill Clinton (1946-)

Oprah Winfrey

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” - Oprah Winfrey (1954-)

Matshona Dhliwayo

"Beautiful souls are shaped by ugly experiences. Your greatest highs come from overcoming your greatest lows." - Matshona Dhliwayo

Shannon L. Alder

“You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.” - Shannon L. Alder

J.K. Rowling

"Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” - J.K. Rowling (1965-)

Change is Messy

The quest is lonely and arduous.

Yep, the transformative quest can be messy and chaotic. The leader can be lonely. It is not easy or simple. Their people can be unhappy, drained and non-productive. There are no shortcuts. Some leaders try to delegate or avoid the quest. The learning opportunity is lost. Darn!

Tactical know-how is needed.

There’s a dearth of practical information about how to navigate the quest. Little is known about how to survive it. How to lead people through the journey to the other side. And thrive. What works? What doesn’t work?


Turns out, there is simple yet profound framework to help leaders navigate the quest. There are tools to help lead their teams and organization through transformation. We’ve developed them. Yeah!

The Leader’s Quest – A proven, universal framework that supports leaders to progress their knowledge and abilities past their current Growth Edge. They Play Big. They discover how to be a Masterful Leader. The framework accelerates the process, deepens the learning and locks in new wisdom.

Expand P²E – Is a pragmatic, innovative toolkit designed for leaders to increase Productive-People-Energy (P²E). The tools help re-energize teams and up-level people. They make the difficult tasks of alignment and adoption of transformational change much, much easier.

We bring these methods to every aspect of our work. They have profoundly changed our clients’ views on learning and leading. They help create better business results.

The Leader’s Quest

Are you ready to play a bigger game?