Hear from Our Clients

We’re proud of the strong relationships we have built with our clients. These partnerships go a long way toward generating extraordinary outcomes together.

“MDA enables us to make really smart investments in our people because their leadership assessment and development solutions are configured to the context of our business, scaled to the right size for us, and integrated together seamlessly. We know that we are driving development that matters and change that will last, and we can see the impact on our business.”
— Paul Georgoff, Former Chief Talent Officer, Dacotah Bank

“We have worked with MDA Leadership for well over a decade and it has been an incredible partnership. When I think about the impact that MDA has had on our leadership bench, on our ability to be really strategic and intentional about where we’re going as a company, and what we want to make sure our leaders are really well-equipped to help lead us through, MDA has been an instrumental part of that. Ultimately, they have united our culture and our leaders as a team.”
— Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources and ESG Officer, C.H. Robinson

“We’ve been very satisfied with our relationship with MDA. They’ve come in and learned our business, gotten to know our leaders and people, and have had a positive impact on our transformation. MDA helped us define our leadership practices and then created a two-day leadership program called The EBSCO Way that over 800 managers have experienced. We even built the practices into the success metrics for our performance management. “
— Tim Collins, CEO, EBSCO Information Services

“We worked with MDA Leadership to take our leadership development program to the next level. The program has been successful in terms of succession. Out of the top 20 leaders in the company, about 15 of them have been through one of our MDA-led programs. It’s an investment in our talent and our company that pays dividends time and time again.”
— Mike Hoover, President and CEO, Sundt Construction

“I learned an absolutely amazing amount during [MDA’s leadership development experience] and I am carrying forward that knowledge to my team of 20. I will provide them with a similar framework taught during the program. My time learning from you has changed my life and the trajectory I am on in a major way, and I can’t thank you enough!”
— Continuous Improvement Program Manager, Sundt Construction

C-suite Selection and Succession: Delivering Leadership Excellence for the Future

MDA Leadership helps CEOs articulate executive leadership needs, identify top talent, and accelerate C-suite transitions.

Senior Executive Blueprinting ™
Succession planning begins at the top. CEOs, in partnership with human resources and their boards, must think carefully about the talent they need for the future in key leadership roles. Similar to CEO Blueprinting™, MDA Leadership helps our clients articulate the executive leadership they will need to successfully navigate emerging business challenges and drive evolving strategies.
C-suite Selection and Succession
Not all C-suite hires and promotions achieve success. We help CEOs select the right executives by bringing an informed, experienced, and objective voice to the table. Based on a CEO’s criteria and an organization’s norms, we assess and analyze executive candidates to provide definitive and well-grounded promotion and hiring recommendations.
C-Suite Transitions
About 60% of executives say they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced in their new senior leadership roles.3 MDA Leadership accelerates effective transition into the C-suite. Through a unique discovery process, we help executives gain deep insight into what it will take to be successful given stakeholder expectations, team dynamics, and the nuances of C-suite leadership. Our seasoned coaches guide leaders in designing and executing highly relevant and engaging onboarding plans.

Board Services: Enhancing Board Effectiveness

MDA Leadership helps boards strengthen their governance roles and internal dynamics.

Board Evaluations
Most boards are required to evaluate their own performance on an annual basis—an exercise that can range from “checking the box” to an experience that truly engages board members in the right conversations. Our services include full board evaluations, individual director reviews, peer feedback, chair role transitions, and action planning.
Board and CEO Consultation
Creating strong board and CEO collaboration requires mutual trust and respect. Forging and maintaining productive relationships cannot be left to chance. MDA Leadership provides trusted advisor consultation for CEOs and their boards to foster alignment in critical areas such as decision-making, role clarity, governance, and communication.
CEO Coaching and Trusted Advisor Consultation
Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach.4 Since a one-size-fits-all playbook for CEOs doesn’t exist, MDA Leadership provides CEO coaching. Whether business performance is hitting the mark or not, even seasoned CEOs benefit from the safe place and counsel we provide to help them evolve their leadership.

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At MDA Leadership, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every organization. We take the time to get to know your business and your leadership needs and recommend a range of options that are the best fit for your growth goals. Let's see how MDA Leadership can optimize your Talent Strategy for the Long Run®.