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Next Generation

Leadership Development

Is Now Here!

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Welcome To Our Academy Launch

The Leadership Rigor Virtual Academy (LRVA) has now officially launched! We are excited to take this MOONSHOT and bring our innovative learning program to progressive CEOs/Executive Leaders of Private Companies, Family Businesses and Champions of High Potential Leadership Development in their Organizations.

The CODE has FINALLY been CRACKED (and we are now sharing it broadly) on why traditional training methods that have been used for decades in thousands of companies have failed to deliver the results everyone needs and expected. The answer lies in understanding the Leadership LINKS that are required for success and we have structured and designed our program to address these links directly.

With 15 years of “on the ground experiences” partnering with Private Companies and Family Businesses as well as 20 years of large corporate experiences as High Potential Talent, we know FIRSTHAND what works in leadership development. Our customized leadership learning journeys have been co-developed with CEOs and Senior Executives so they have been PRESSURE TESTED and are PROVEN to work!

These insights and approaches are now available to you in a highly personalized and highly socialized format that allows for easy access across your organization, shorter time frames for mastering content material and at investment levels that are fractional relative to other solutions.

A special thanks to our friends, client-partners and supporters who have contributed to this leg of the journey as well as the achievement of this MILESTONE launch of the Leadership Rigor Virtual Academy!

Rigor On!

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The Journey Begins

Take a look at our ACADEMY LAUNCH Videos! We will be sharing more in the coming weeks about the design and approach of the program so you can see how it is unique in addressing the Leadership Learning needs for today’s workplace!

We would love to hear your feedback and feel free to share this information with others who can benefit from learning more!


Celebrating A Client Partner Milestone

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One year ago, we initiated a “soft launch” of our Leadership Rigor Virtual Academy with our first client partner. Our approach was to PILOT—LEARN—PIVOT together as we created 4-Cross Functional Teams across their organizational community. We trained 8 emerging leaders as Rigornauts, serving as internal coaches/facilitators for their monthly Social Engagement sessions with their teams where they shared and discussed learning insights based on their unique organizational dynamics.

The Results in a word—AMAZING! Each month SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT averaged 90% attendance. Each month the achievement level for PERSONALIZED content completion averaged 96%. And, at the end of the first year of their 3-year program, 99% of their organization received Certification for Part 1 of the Program—Leading Yourself!

Congratulations to The Hampshire Companies and their entire community of engaged Change-Ready Leaders on this achievement!


Client Partner Testimonial

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At the Hampshire Companies, we’ve strived to weave a consistent leadership practice into our culture for many years. Erica Peitler’s leadership models, tailored workshops and senior member coaching has been an instrumental part of this foundation. Since launching the Leadership Rigor Virtual Academy one year ago, it has significantly escalated employee learning and engagement around these concepts. The bite sized, easily digestible videos make the content easy to learn, absorb and retain. The tailored group sessions support employees to share in a community safe space; and certain employees aspiring to be future leaders to expand their leadership chops. Coupled with the private social media communication site they have all been very effective engagement techniques. As a Senior member of the Firm, I had high hopes that the LRVA would advance the practice and it did not disappoint, exceeding expectations. I’ve personally observed the cross-functional collaboration get so much stronger on a day to day basis. Another pleasantly surprising result has been the depth of impromptu conversations around the content and discussing effective ways to put these learned concepts on the ground. I’m very excited for Year 2 of the program and confident it will help us achieve our organizational objectives – as well as continue to inspire our employees on their leadership journeys!

Cheryll L. McMurray,
Chief Administrative Officer and EVP Operations for The Hampshire Companies, LLC


Our Exciting Event Sponsorship

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We are proud to announce that we will be a BRONZE SPONSOR of the Family Business Transitions Conference April 19-21 in St. Pete, Florida. In addition to building relationships with progressive and enlightened Family Business Leaders we will be speaking to participants on “Creating Your Signature Engagement.”

Today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world requires new leadership approaches! We will share our emerging views on how and why engagement is facing new challenges in today’s workplace and some new considerations Leaders of Family Businesses can apply to change these dynamics as they imagine their future and create competitive advantage for their organizations!

Registered participants who fill out our brief “online engagement survey” will also get a SWEET TREAT in St. Pete! The Scoops are on us at PACIUGO’s, home of award-winning GELATO!

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Pilot Certification Program LAUNCHED

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We are excited to announce that we have kicked-off a PILOT Certification program for our first 3 Leadership Rigor Change-Partners in April 2023. 

Over the next 12 weeks these highly accomplished business leaders will be experiencing the Leadership Rigor Virtual Academy content, socializing their perspectives and gaining insights on how to be a Change-Partner who facilitates Organizational Journeys.

The work we do with our client-partners is BEYOND Coaching and BEYOND Consulting! We are Change-Partners who have a “trusted advisor” seat at the table in co-creating their Customized Leadership Learning Journeys. 

It all starts with understanding their unique CONTEXT and lifecycle dynamics. From there we navigate together an Organizational Experience that is immersive and breakthrough in building leadership bench strength, transforming cultural readiness for change and accelerating a company’s GROWTH Trajectory both IN and ON the BUSINESS!

In late 2024, we will be launching the first full Certification Program Class of Rigor Change Partners. If you are interested in applying or learning more, reach out to erica@ericapeitler.com


Honored To Be Named Influential

I am honored to have been named an influential business person in 2023 by Time Iconic Magazine.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to share the NEW launch of our Leadership Rigor Virtual Academy as well as our unique learning model. Thank you to our generous and amazing client partners who have Co-Created this amazing body of work with us!

Excited to continue to bring these concepts forward together and accelerate the development of next generation leaders!