This is a transformational moment for leadership Development

It is Time for a Different Approach to Executive Coaching & Mentoring

We are a global firm of experienced CEOs, independent directors, and global business leaders who specialize in an organization’s most valuable strategic asset: Leadership.

About Us

Who We Serve

  • Leaders
  • Boards
  • Organizations
PUBLIC COMPANIES · PRIVATE COMPANIES · PRIVATE EQUITY · VENTURE CAPITAL · NON-PROFITS

We bring our experience as operators to every engagement

What We Do

Senior Executive Development Senior Executive Development

Senior Executive Development

One-to-one executive coaching and mentoring to help accelerate a senior leader’s performance against today’s strategy and prepare them to deliver on tomorrow’s strategy

Executive Assessment Executive Assessment

Executive Assessment

Empowering leaders to own their development against what matters

Succession

Return on succession

Assisting boards in the high-stakes, mission-critical responsibility of succession planning

Emerging Leaders Development Emerging Leaders Development

Emerging Leaders Development

Equipping emerging leaders for next-level challenges

High-Performing Leadership Teams High-Performing Leadership Teams

High-Performing Leadership Teams

Helping leadership teams align around strategy and behaviors to execute faster and respond to the inevitable challenges of constant disruption in order to adapt for the future

Enterprise Transformation Enterprise Transformation

Enterprise Transformation

Enabling organizations to more effectively execute their transformation strategies

What Makes Us Different

Our People

Our deep bench of executive coaches and mentors bring real-world experience to leadership development, helping executives ask better questions to drive better outcomes.

Our coaches/mentors offer an unparalleled skill set that combines empathy, courage, and experience to help clients generate practical insights for expanding their leadership impact.

  • 200+Board positions held

  • 300+private and public companies where our mentors have held executive roles

  • CXOWe’ve held every role in the C-Suite

Our Approach

Are you getting your Leadership Return on Strategy®?
Rooted in our fundamental belief that Leadership is the “How” of Strategy™, our approach to executive development is customized, measurable,
impactful, and grounded in the implications of the strategy.

Our approach strategy

Outcomes That Matter

We believe the bar should be raised for the leadership industry. We believe in better questions, in delivering Leadership Return on Strategy®, and in helping leaders create understanding and alignment from the board of directors to the front lines. And, we believe in helping boards, CEOs, and succession planners clarify and prioritize the needs of the day and the demands of the future.

Black X impact

Our Scale

Our coaches/mentors have collectively seen nearly every business cycle, executive role, and competitive landscape. We bring these insights, combined with our ExCo methodology, to our clients at a global scale to meet them wherever they are or need to be.

Scale ExCo
  • Operated in 90+ Countries

  • Languages Spoken 15

What our clients say

Senior Executive Development

“I have had a few coaches in my day, and I can clearly say she is the best I have ever had. She was insightful and challenged me to think differently. She brought great ideas, templates, and structure to our sessions and helped me develop in the areas I really needed to grow in to be successful. I would not be being promoted to VP without her guidance and incredible experience she shared and guided me with. The match was perfect, and I would recommend her to anyone needing a coach that really has a vested interest in understanding the client and helping them develop. I will be forever grateful for getting time and growing under her leadership.”

Chief of Staff to the CFO, Global Financial Technology Firm

Senior Executive Development

“I’m operating as the CEO of a social networking company at the bleeding edge of what’s going on in the world…. I don’t think I need a lot of mentorship by Silicon Valley minds. This kind of raw, thoughtful, insightful, tested, pragmatic leadership that [The ExCo Group] brings from a completely outside perspective has been really valuable to me.”

CEO, Leading Global Social Networking Company

Assessment

“The way The ExCo Group approached the assessment and their perspective and triangulating what they’ve learned from their experience was a really groundbreaking and eye-opening hour. It really unlocked a lot of things that I’ve been trying to break through for myself. It was one of the most valuable hours I’ve had in my tenure as CEO of the company. It was very valuable, meaningful, and emotional. It unlocked a ton of value.”

CEO, Leading Global Social Networking Company

Succession

“We valued the fact that The ExCo Group knew our business and was thorough in understanding our strategy and what was required for the next leader. The process was comprehensive, yet completely relatable for our board. The entire board commented about the process, their engagement, and the clarity of the reporting which made the decision — which is always a difficult one — a lot easier. I would highly recommend The ExCo Group and would use them again any time for succession work.”

Chairman/CEO of a CEO transitioning out, Large Convenience Retailer

Emerging Leaders Development

“My mentor definitely influenced how I show up, engage, on-board, and communicate with my team. Even before moving into my new role, we spent a lot of time thinking about how to influence key stakeholders, approach conversations, and how to position my interactions with the CEO. That was extremely useful. I changed how I show up and work with the team and the CEO.”

Director of National Field Service, One of the Largest Youth Organizations in the US

High Performing Teams

“A game-changer. Your experience and approach pushed us as a team. We learned more about each other than I thought possible and have been clicking ever since. We keep bringing them back to help us grow even more which the team looks forward to.”

CEO, Private Equity Portfolio Company

Enterprise Transformation

“One of the biggest changes I made to the business is changing how I think about the role. I shifted from, ‘This is my job, and I need to accomplish these tasks,’ to setting up the systems, processes, and culture so others can accomplish the tasks. That was a big change and a very good thing.”

COO, Educational Non-Profit

Senior Executive Development

“My experience working with you made a difference to how I addressed the change. It didn’t change my strategy, necessarily, but it changed how I carried out that strategy. How I worked the change, the sequencing of what I did, when. My mentor was patient and persistent. I kept going for two years because he added real value.”

Global Practice Leader, Professional Services Firm

Succession

“I’ve done lots of these feedback sessions in my career, and this one with The ExCo Group was by far the clearest and most impactful. I learned more in my debrief than I did in 30 years of hearing similar types of debriefs.”

One of multiple succession candidates, $44B Fortune 100 Firm

Emerging Leaders Development

The diverse leader accelerator has been a phenomenal experience, not only my individual experience, but what you were able to do with customization. Your amazing diverse talent really connected with our participants and it makes a whole world of difference. We’re hitting not only leadership development, but also connecting at a whole new level as a company. It’s a tremendous value add to the individuals and we’re so pleased as an organization as well.

Fortune 50 Company Leader and Cohort Participant

Senior Executive Development

“My mentor helped me ensure I was working on the right things and managing at scale. That was critical. I was driving a three-year strategic plan, and during that time we doubled the size of our team. My coaching was for a year and a half of that and was incredibly helpful.”

CEO, Global Financial Technology Firm

Succession

“We are so happy to be working with The ExCo Group. Our CEO and CHRO were blown away with your insights, reporting, and the thoroughness of your work. We loved the simplicity. It was very traceable for the leader from the inputs to the outputs. Historically, we have struggled with getting inputs to connect to the outputs, but you nailed it. We look forward to and remain committed to working with you in the future.”

Global talent leader who led the succession process, American Diversified Global Insurer