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Curiosity is at the core of who we are.

And passion led us here. We believe in lifelong learning and we practice it.
We founded Leadership & Co. to help good leaders become great leaders by building critical skills
and cultivating curious minds through extraordinary learning experiences.

Our Global Team

Leadership & Co. was founded by leaders and faculty from CEB and Gartner’s Leadership Academies.
We’ve worked with most of the world’s leading organizations, including 70% of the Global 2000 and 80% of the Fortune 1000.

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Steph Auping

ST. LOUIS, MO USA
CO-FOUNDER

15 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… led the design of a blended learning program for customer service professionals, which continues to garner 95% satisfaction scores, 94% job impact rating, and significantly impact customer service metrics for companies worldwide.

Curious about… the impact of 4-5 generations working together for the first time in history. I’m a generational junkie.

Fun fact… I’ve traveled to 32 countries, but one of my most bizarre experiences was getting a tour of Shanghai with a glass of Champagne in hand while sitting in the sidecar of a motorcycle driven by an Irishman.

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Jamie Hogg

SEATTLE, WA USA
CO-FOUNDER

20 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… helping complete a corporate divestment in under 3 months, a grueling learning experience that taught me the power of a well-aligned team.

Curious about… discourse in the workforce. As a linguist, I’m particularly curious about language used by leaders.

Fun fact… I’ve been teaching yoga since 2006.

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Sam James

Washington, DC USA
Customer Success, Learning Advisor

15 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… co-created an experiential leadership development program for a cohort of high potential senior managers.

Curious about… the implications on workplace culture and the psychological effects on employees of toxic work environments.

Fun fact…I sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for President Clinton’s pre-inaugural gala.

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Adriano Ettlin

CHAM, SWITZERLAND
FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER

25 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… seeing 93% of CEB members companies I’d taught renew their contracts year to year.

Curious about… how to get the best out of a team.

Fun fact… I have a split-personality: I’m both a triathlete and a food-lover.

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Eve Meceda

COLORADO, USA
FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER

20 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… I was named Speaker of the Year for Vistage International from among a group of 1,500 professional speakers and facilitators.

Curious about… the ability of people to radically transform their lives by shifting their Mindset.

Fun fact… despite a fear of heights, I have thrown myself out of three perfectly good airplanes.

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Grace Waldrop

GEORGIA, USA
FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER

35 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… led the “human side” of a merger of two global pharmaceutical companies to consider future competency and role requirements, not just seniority.

Curious about… why leaders feel they must always be in performance mode and so undervalue learning.

Fun fact… I used to cater friends’ fundraising parties and still love challenging baking and cooking.

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Heather Holbert Murphy

WASHINGTON, DC USA
FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER

20 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… at the very start of a 6-day development program, one participant argued vehemently against the very premise of the program, dismissing the research, experts, and me. Then, on the final day, he shared with the class that his mind was changed, he felt differently about his role, had a new appreciation for his work, and he thanked me.

Curious about… how, after all this time, people still underestimate the personal side of leadership.

Fun fact… my husband and I do similar work and “lovingly” debate who does it best.

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Marieke van Dijk

VOORBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER

17 years in leadership development and adult education

Proud moment… making virtual learning feel personal. Keeping a group of 30 participants from 4 continents actively engaged in a virtual learning experience and telling me afterwards they thought they would hate online learning but this was one of the best learning experiences they’d ever had.

Curious about… changing the way we present to better align with the brain, so audiences will act on your story.

Fun fact… I help clients share their entrepreneurial story in the form of a personal magazine. Ask me about mine!

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Peter Whitehead

LONDON, UK
FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER

15 years in leadership development and adult learning

Proud moment… Leading the growth of CEB’s EMEA Finance Practice from $4M to $20M over a 3 year period–an incredible journey with a world-class team supporting amazing clients.

Curious about… enabling high performance at both an individual and organisational level (guess what–the two are not unrelated!).

Fun fact… I’ve worked all over the world, speak French fluently, and thanks to my wife, conversational Swedish, too.