The Leading With Courage Academy's Co-Founders:

Because everyone deserves to work for a
high-performing organization.
Things can be different, 
up, down, across, and outside a business,
when we are aware of our leadership strengths and blind spots.

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150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800, Chicago, IL  60601

Lee Eisenstaedt

Founder of the Leading With Courage Academy

A well-rounded business man, author, and speaker, Lee designs and facilitates leadership assessments, workshops, and coaching programs that enable individuals and teams to create and realize the possibilities of being more effective leaders.

Lee's 35 years in industry and the C-Suite, as a senior finance and operations executive with two multi-billion dollar, multi-national companies in both the U.S. and Europe, and as the COO of two Top 50 CPA firms, allows him to help clients:

  • Be more self-aware of their strengths and blind spots,

  • See their situations in fresh and more revealing ways,

  • Discover data-driven insights that drive growth

  • See opportunities and possibilities they didn’t realize they had, and

  • Implement results-oriented action plans based on their new learnings and insights.


Once aware of their leadership blind spots, Lee assists clients develop action plans that enable them to make a bigger impact as more effective leaders and managers. These efforts and their effect on organizations can be measured and tracked via regular on-line surveys of employee engagement.

Lee's an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Certified Everything DiSC trainer, Net Promoter Certified Associate, authorized partner of Engagement Multiplier, and a Certified Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. He's also the author of the Amazon Best-Seller "Being A Leader With Courage" and co-author of "Wallet Share." Lee also conducts client loyalty assessments for professional services firms.

Lee received his MBA from Northwestern University and his BA from Franklin & Marshall College. He has attended executive programs on marketing at Harvard, Wharton, and Northwestern Universities, and executive development programs at INSEAD and the Center for Creative Leadership

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