OUR PURPOSE

We wake up those who will wake up the many, by inspiring them to discover their purpose and equipping them to lead authentically.

About Us

We are a global leadership development firm with a focus on leading from purpose and authenticity. Working alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, we uncover the human creativity, impact and purpose that lays the foundation for significant market growth.

The Core Leadership Institute, formerly the Authentic Leadership Institute, brings the latest applied and theoretical knowledge to our mission. We have done so since our founding, in collaborating with Bill George on the pioneering research, publication and teaching of authentic leadership at Harvard Business School.

From top team interventions to company-wide rollouts, our transformational leadership development programs engage individuals and organizations, inviting them to unlock their purpose and lead from it. Participants collaborate, explore and define their purpose, allowing them to be more authentic and effective in supporting organizational impact and change.


Since 2006, we have helped more than 10,000 leaders discover and lead from purpose. When:

  • Ben & Jerry’s top team decided it was time to step into a deeper level of alignment with their purpose and take their game to the next level, we were there.
  • DBS Bank in Singapore wanted to access its purpose more fully, we helped them rediscover “Making Banking Joyful.”
  • ING Bank in Amsterdam wanted to bring purpose to the top 5,000 leaders, they turned to us.
  • LEGO® in Denmark wanted to figure out the world after Toys “R” Us and how to step more fully into its purpose, they called us to help.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory asked if we could bring our work to rocket scientists and researchers, we created a program that everyone still talks about.
  • Unilever needed to scale, they trusted us with their top 1,500 leaders, from London to Singapore.
  • West Point’s Center for the Advancement of Leader Development wanted to bring purpose and authenticity to a select group of faculty, they chose us.
  • West Point officers’ spouses, who had all dealt with multiple deployments, wanted the same, we delivered.

As the world becomes increasingly uncertain, and what used to be strategic appears as a text message or a tweet, where do leaders find the solid ground they desperately need? Purpose. It is the one thing that doesn’t change—the key to clarity, focus and confidence to act.

Connect with the Core Leadership Institute

Are you ready to discover the purpose that leads you? Does your organization need a bold and innovative approach to leadership development? Contact us today to start on your transformational journey.

10+ YEARS
GUIDING LEADERS TO
THEIR CORE PURPOSE

10,000+
ALUMNI WORLDWIDE
LEADING FROM PURPOSE

25+
GLOBAL AFFILIATES
CERTIFIED IN
OUR PROGRAM DELIVERY

4
CONTINENTS: DELIVERING
PROGRAMS GLOBALLY

84%
OF EXECUTIVES SAY HAVING A SHARED PURPOSE HELPS ORGANIZATIONS’ TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS SUCCEED1


The Core Leadership Team

Nick Craig

Joshua Kobb

David Hopley

Don Andrade

Benjamin Olendzki

Jodi Scarbrough

Jennifer Valcourt

Celine McElvery

Melanie Galloni


Our Affiliate Team

We work extensively with a wide global network of facilitators and coaches certified to deliver our programs.

AMERICAS

Dana H. Born

Lisa DeAngelis

Tim Dorman

Bob Halperin

Toye Honeyman

Harry Hutson

Carol Kauffman

Steffen Landauer

Rick Lent

Jack MacPhail

Juan Mobili

EUROPE

Jessica Austin

Patrick Boland

Marjio Bos

Michelle Brailsford

Didier Dallemagne

David Hopley

Alph Keogh

Kasia Królak

Matthias Malessa

Haydn Rees

Artur Rzepecki

Wolfgang Schneider

Olivier Schobbens

Peter Soer

Ann Van de Perre

ASIA Pacific

Steve Asimoudis

Dina Pozzo

Kevin Smith

Dani Traum

Brian Truman

Luke Wardle

1Reference: The Business Case for Purpose: Harvard Business Review (2015)