For those of you just now following my journey through the Leadership Acceleration Program or LEAP, this is going to be a 12-month leadership program for individuals passionate about being leaders and reaching the potential in themselves and others. This program will ensure high performance through monthly, half-day skill building workshops; individual personalized coaching and confidential peer interaction. Provided is comprehensive materials and preparation, high-energy and experiential curriculum, reflection and self-discovery time, individual development planning and so much more.

Since the last entry of my journey through the LEAP program, I had just received results on my 360 –degree checkpoint and now, really taken some time to process what it is trying to tell me. It’s almost like one of those 3-D posters you stare at forever, it looks scrambled, and then all of a sudden, your vision focuses and you actually begin to see something meaningful that makes sense. This has been such a turning point for me as I am starting to see myself grow and learn what is truly important not only to me, but those around me.

Communication is one area I have really put a lot of time into. I have begun to think about what I am going to say before I say it as well as process what other say before I comment. Amazing such a small piece can have such a large ripple. Sounds simple, but what I love about LEAP is the small changes that move mountains. It’s about looking at things under a microscope as well through a telescope. We laughed today in our group that “Life is a snow-globe and LEAP is really shaking up our worlds!” I can’t recommend it enough from the bottom of my heart. It’s hard to describe because it’s so different from anything else I’ve ever encountered.

Plan to look for my next journal entry in next month’s issue of Strictly Business to see my journey unfold or visit us online at

If you would like more information on LEAP, please contact Nikki Ellison, Certified Executive Coach at or 402.884.7300. Or visit them online at