President, Leichtman Executive Coaching
Steve Leichtman is a seasoned executive who has been running his own executive coaching practice since 2008. For over twenty-five years Steve has helped leaders and companies achieve business results through building individual and organizational effectiveness.
Because Steve has been a member of executive teams responsible for creating and executing strategy during turbulent times, his coaching is reality-based and business-driven. This pragmatic coaching approach reflects a deep understanding, across many industries and corporate cultures, of what really works for leaders who successfully grow their skills to address changing circumstances.
Steve’s executive coaching client companies range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, cover many industries including Technology, Financial Services, and Healthcare, and represent all functions - particularly IT, Operations, and Marketing. Primarily through his coaching in many of Harvard Business School’s Executive Education programs, he has supported the development of leaders across the globe.
Due to the innovative and successful results of Steve’s coaching, his approach has been profiled in the books “The Coaching Organization” (James M. Hunt), and “Creativity, Inc.” (Jeff Mauzy). Steve is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Leadership Versatility Index, Personal Resilience Profile, Conflict Dynamics Profile, and Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Applications of these instruments often play a key role in his coaching process.
As a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, Steve served in both Corporate and Business Unit leadership roles, where he provided executive coaching and leadership development support to senior executives and their teams. Steve helped build and deliver the executive coaching components of Fidelity’s Executive and High Potential Development programs.
As a member of the Executive Team at Tufts Health Plan, Steve served as Executive Coach to Tufts' CEO, its President, and to many Executive Team members and their direct reports. At Tufts, where he served as Vice President of Organization Effectiveness, Steve headed Executive and Leadership Development, Management Training and Internal Communications.
Earlier in his career, Steve provided business coaching to senior executives as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting, Bain and Company, and Associates for International Research. Steve received a B.S., magna cum laude, in Labor Relations and Political Science from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He earned an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, where he concentrated in Marketing and International Management. Steve is married with three adult children and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.