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  Molly Shepard's 2008 book was sold out and has been re-issued!  Breaking Into the Boys' Club has a new, updated edition released in June 2014.



Peter J. Dean, PhD: The Coachable Leader: What Tomorrow's Leaders Need to Know Today
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Molly D. Shepard, MS, MSM: Preparing for Your Primetime: A Women Boomers Guide to Retirement
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The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design is a leadership development, executive coaching and consulting firm that has partnered with hundreds of C-suite, executive and high-potential men and women to enhance their leadership styles. Our talented team of coaches is diverse, with years of experience working in corporate settings. This ensures that each of our coaches is positioned to strategically develop the specific initiatives outlined by leaders who work with us.


Our vision is to assist executive and high-potential

men and women in cultivating their leadership excellence so they can achieve success in the

top tiers of organizations.

October 8th
The Philadelphia breakfast event is SOLD OUT! 
If you would like to learn more about this topic, consider attending our Washington DC event. Or email Haley Purdy for the waiting list at


October 13th
Join us for a breakfast event with panel discussion on WOMEN & CONFIDENCE in Washington DC!

  • Fully focused in the area of leadership development
  • Established team of well-regarded and seasoned executive consultants aligned around protocol and process
  • Principals of firm continuously contribute intellectual capital to the field
  • Many years of ongoing relationships are a function of reputation for high-quality work

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We recently completed new reserach on women and confidence in the workplace.




The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design has several upcoming speaking engagements. Join us to gain some valuable leadership and development insights:

October 1: Molly D. Shepard at the WIN Summit on How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Women in an Alpha-Male Environment (NYC)

We are raffling off this unique opportunity for one-on-one feedback with an executive coach.
Don't miss your chance to enhance your professional growth ...
Join our private LINKEDIN Group to learn tips, techniques and tools to continue to enhance your leadership skills. Join here!

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