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  Join us for the Women On Board program April 15 & 16, 2015. Learn more here! 


 Nila Betof, COO, is the current President of the Forum of Executive Women



 Watch the video on Peter Dean's book The Coachable Leader for USAirways Radio  

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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.

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Judy McHugh, Ed.D.
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Check out our ASK THE COACH initiative to connect with our talented team. We encourage you to submit your coaching or leadership questions through our LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or anonymously at askthecoach@the-leaders-edge.com.



Ellen Petersen was recently certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to administer their suite of feedback instruments. 
She also received certification by Hay for the ECSI Emotional Intelligence Tool. 



LINKEDIN Page7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People - learn some tips. Read the article here!


  Congratulations to Molly Shepard for the re-issue of her sold out 2008 book!  Breaking Into the Boys' Club has a new, updated edition released in June 2014.
Dr. Peter J. Dean has released his 10th book, The Coachable Leader: What Tomorrow's Leaders Need to Know Today
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Molly D. Shepard has published a new book titled Preparing for Your Primetime: A Women Boomers Guide to Retirement
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