What does it mean to be a

Contemporary Leader?

The contemporary leader brings together all of the positives, the differences, the drivers and motivators that can create a “new” type of manager. In fact, it retires the term manager and describes the new model as a leader, a coach … someone who works with a team, not over a team.

As a contemporary leader, you will be driven to have the following

Seven Competencies


The ability to be genuine, as in “real.”


You are comfortable with adversity. You don’t allow it to stop you.


You are humble, e.g. respectful, open, modest, willing to look within your own reality of yourself.

Sense of humor

You are playful, have a strong sense of enjoyment and are easily amused. You bring fun to the people around you.


The ability to feel for the hardship or difficulties of another person, and beyond that, a desire to see how you might be of help.

Involvement with others

You have a strong need and desire to be connected with others and to engage them in a powerful way.


You have very strong feelings and desires. You approach life with a sense of enthusiasm. People see the strength of your excitement and they see your “heart.”

Why would a company engage this powerful coaching model for high-potential leaders?

Strong, Functional Teams

The contemporary leader builds strong, functional teams that achieve consistent results over time.

High Retention, Low Turnover

The contemporary leader eliminates costly turnover and increases retention of top talent.

Maximum Productivity

The contemporary leader is capable of unlocking maximum productivity where others so often fail.

Solid Reputation, Public Image

The contemporary leader becomes a cornerstone of the company’s positive reputation and public image.

High-ROI Results

What’s the ROI for a company that helps to develop contemporary leaders?

“Ka-ching”:  Translation:  The company is profitable!


A few of Ann’s clients include:

FedEx Ground, Ilex Oncology, Genzyme, Sanofi-Aventis, KPMG, King Prarmaceuticals, Markem-Imaje,  Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance, McLane Company, Pernod-Ricard, Research Pointe, Shell Oil, TX  Commission on Environmental Quality, W.P. Carey.