Leadership Assessment & Development

Did you know that leadership is a muscle that can be developed?

Are you taking on a new leadership role with more direct reports and want to ensure that you have the right knowledge and skills to build trust and empower your team?

Would you like to develop as an emotionally intelligent, creative versus reactive leader in all aspects of your life and work?

Are you an introvert who thinks that only extroverts can be effective leaders?

“ Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is
precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.”

Warren Bennis

A Leader is Someone Who Others Willingly Follow

Self-awareness is a starting point for any leadership journey. To become a successful leader, you must be able to effectively manage three relationships: relationship with self, others and the complex systems within which you live and operate.

An important step to benchmark your leadership journey, learn and grow, is to determine if the way you see yourself is consistent with the way others see you through 360 feedback. Recommended for:

  • Corporate and non-profit sector organizations including hospitals, financial services, management consulting, associations, foundations and educational institutions
  • Mid to senior-level managers / executives and boards within organizations including small and medium sized businesses
  • Physicians and healthcare professionals working within a hospital setting, community or private practice

What is The Leadership Circle Profile™ ?

A competency-based, all in one Self / 360 Assessment that provides a snapshot of creative competencies versus reactive tendencies, quantitative and qualitative feedback with no limit to the number of evaluators, broken out into categories to enhance the learning.

Creative Competencies

Well researched competencies measuring how you achieve results, bring out the best in others, lead with vision, enhance your own development, act with integrity and courage, and improve organizational systems.

Reactive Tendencies

Leadership styles emphasizing caution over creating results, self-protection over productive engagement and aggression over building alignment. These self-limiting styles overemphasize the focus on gaining the approval of others, protecting yourself and getting results through high control tactics.

Inner Game Determines Outward Performance

Your inner game functions like the Internal Operating System (IOS) of a computer. Just as Apple and Microsoft are constantly pushing IOS upgrades, each evolution in our operating system enables increasingly complex tasks to be achieved with greater speed, agility, creativity and mastery of a higher level of personal and leadership effectiveness. Ultimately, The Leadership Circle Profile™ increases the inner awareness that affects outward behaviour.

Your complete Leadership Circle Profile is just a few steps away 

Helped me adjust my leadership style – a marked difference!

“An important aspect of coaching with Mary-Ellen was completing The Leadership Circle Profile. By opening myself up to honest feedback, I better understood the difference in my relationship with peers versus those that report into me which helped to adjust my leadership style. I became more positive and collaborative, convening others rather than dominating the conversation and empowering my team to solve problems as they saw best. My supervisors and colleagues all noticed a marked difference. I look forward to continuing my self-improvement journey, hopefully with Mary-Ellen’s help.”

Maliha Aqeel
Founder & CEO
The Ideas Collective Inc.

How I make a difference

Deliver The Leadership Circle Profile™ self / 360 leadership assessment to benchmark and focus leadership development goals.

Make sense of individual self / 360 results through an in-depth confidential coaching debrief designed to maximize creative leadership competencies and minimize reactive tendencies. 

Identify and process limiting assumptions and beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your personal and professional best.

Make sense of creative versus leadership through Robert Kegan’s Stages of Adult Development and by viewing the self as an operating system that improves with updates.

Incorporate a Creative Versus Reactive Leadership workshop and peer to peer or group coaching to further educate and expand the learning.

Support your leadership development journey with ongoing coaching tailored to your situation and needs. 

Let’s work together 

Client Case Study

Leadership Coaching & Sensitivity Training

Leadership development coaching for internal and external clients which may include self / 360 creative versus reactive leadership assessment. Address self-awareness, values, confidence, trust, communication, judgment, conflict management, empowering others, team building as well as managing saboteur and limiting assumptions and beliefs. Facilitate Sensitivity Training covering professionalism, respect, bullying, diversity and workplace communication.


Invaluable for current and aspiring leaders!

“Leadership is not about job title or authority. It’s all about relationships with others and starts by being able to lead yourself. These were key takeaways from Mary-Ellen’s Coaching to Develop a Leadership Mindset workshop series offered through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Academy. I had the pleasure of working with Mary-Ellen while serving as IABC’s Education Director. The information and guidance she provided is invaluable for current and aspiring leaders.”

Ron Hansen, Ed. D.
Director of Instructional Systems
Chesapeake College

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you
begin to change, grow and transform.”

Roy T. Bennett

A Note About Professional Ethics

Confidentiality is an imperative for each coaching relationship. As an ICF-Accredited, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC, PCC), I adhere to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics and core competencies which protects clients and serves to uphold the integrity of ICF and the global coaching profession.

Other Ways to Work Together

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Do you know the difference between managing and leading?

In this handy reference guide, you will learn the difference between managing and leading, an important first step to position yourself as a forward-thinking leader who others will willingly follow.

Leadership is a muscle that can be developed regardless of your current managerial or leadership role. Take the first step and get the free cheat sheet below.

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Mary-Ellen Hynd | IFC-Accredited Global Coach & Strategic Advisor
Mary-Ellen Hynd | IFC-Accredited Global Coach & Strategic Advisor