Executives drive the success of your business.
Preparing them to deliver outstanding results is where we excel.
We partner with Senior Leaders to help them become more effective in their current roles and to achieve their business objectives. In addition, we prepare leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.
Our coaching and development services bring top talent to a higher level of performance, and enable them to meet their true potential. Our approach to coaching is focused on leaders creating and implementing development plans, which address both business and career objectives.
We distinguish ourselves by our deep understanding of how businesses operate, and of what is required of those who lead successful organizations. Our reality-based coaching process starts with data from assessments and interviews, and pragmatically builds upon lessons learned as leaders execute their plans.
We are business people who speak the language of business and its leaders. We focus on your bottom-line, by building leaders who help their organizations win.
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.
“Redefining the Organization”,
Reengineering Human Resources Processes”,
Human Resource Professional
“Applying Performance Engineering to Medical Care”,
Redesigning Healthcare Delivery
“Managing Change: The Importance of Personal Resilience”,
Harvard University: Harvard Business School and Harvard Extension School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Sloan School of Business
“Executive Coaching for Maximum Impact”,
Linkage, Inc. Coaching and Mentoring Conference
“Executive Development at Tufts Health Plan”,
Manchester, Inc. Leadership Development Conference
“Reinventing HR: Was the Gain Worth the Pain?”
IQPC Reengineering HR Conference
Our coaching approach is built on a foundation of 360 data and other assessments, and driven by the needs of the business. This approach results in leader created individual development plans that address current issues and long-term objectives.
The unique combined strengths and challenges of leadership teams are identified using a rigorous data-driven approach. Methods to strengthen group performance are agreed to and implemented.
We help create and implement processes that result in the right people being ready at the right time for the right positions.
Programs to build the skills required to meet the challenges and opportunities shared across groups of leaders are identified, customized and delivered.
We ensure that leaders understand and fulfill their critical roles in large scale transformation.
"Through my employer I was provided the opportunity to have Steve as an executive coach for a six month engagement. The experience was outstanding and the impact of the coaching is still being felt. His approach wasn't to "rewrite me", but rather focus on my strengths and help me become more aware of the interests and needs of my audience and counterparts.".
"Steve’s coaching work with our senior team was instrumental in our ability to successfully meet the leadership challenges that come with growth and change"
"Steve's work as an executive coach is first rate. He has successfully coached a number of senior leaders in our firm and all of them credit Steve with helping navigate through a number of challenging business issues and opportunities."
"Due to his strong abilities to coach individuals and groups, Linkage has used Steve as a senior coach and learning team leader over many years at our Global Institute for Leadership Development. He has done outstanding work with executives from many different industries and backgrounds".
"Steve served as my Executive Coach during my transition to a new role. He was extremely effective in helping me organize my thoughts, plan for development, and implement behavioral changes. As a result of my work with Steve, I believe that I not only became more effective in my "day job", but also gained insight and perspective that assisted me in my personal life.".
"With Steve's coaching, our physician leaders developed the management skills required to run a successful business".
"Steve's ability to connect his vision of coaching with the business goals of senior management, coupled with a systematic rollout of a developmental coaching protocol, for all managers, illustrate the strategic nature of the effort".