We build transformational leadership capability by teaching your leaders HOW.

Let us enable your success.

We start by developing Conscious Change Leadership capability in your leaders. Then, we equip them with our System of Transformation and provide the strategic guidance to tailor it to achieve your desired breakthrough results.

Your leaders
learn
to:

  • Personally transform from the inside out and develop "vertically"
  • Unleash human and organizational performance
  • Design and lead large-systems transformation
HOW WE WORK

Co-founder, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, with Valgerdur Hrund, CEO of Sensa, Iceland

We work in partnership.

We build conscious leadership and change leadership capability in our clients to ensure current and future success.

We help our clients identify the breakthroughs they need and provide the capability development and ongoing support to deliver them.

We bring a structured process and a level of discipline and rigor that is customized to each client’s needs.

We start in the C-suite, because executive mindset and alignment set the tone for what can be accomplished in the organization.

We go deep and help leaders uncover and transform the limiting mindsets and behavior that would otherwise derail their efforts.

We integrate being and doing. We catalyze breakthrough mindsets that spur new innovation, plus provide the transformational strategies and methods that drive informed action.

Co-founder, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, with Valgerdur Hrund, CEO of Sensa, Iceland



Five Key Components Fuel Our Approach

Conscious Change Leadership
This core transformational leadership capability is the foundation of our Approach and provides the philosophical and practical foundation for everything we do.
System of Transformation
This fully integrated suite of services provides what you will need to successfully transform your organization, culture and leadership.
Strategic Guidance
We provide advice, consulting and coaching to your senior leaders to build a comprehensive transformation strategy, and then execute it flawlessly.
Vertical Leadership Development
This revolutionary approach to human and leadership development expands your leaders’ consciousness and worldview to help them solve your most complex strategic challenges.
Methodologies
These operating systems include the process roadmaps, strategies, methods and tools that ensure successful transformation.
Conscious
Change
Leadership
System of
Transformation
Strategic
Guidance
Vertical
Leadership
Development
Methodologies
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This core transformational leadership capability is the foundation of our Approach and provides the philosophical and practical foundation for everything we do.
This fully integrated suite of services provides what you will need to successfully transform your organization, culture and leadership.
We provide advice, consulting and coaching to your senior leaders to build a comprehensive transformation strategy, and then executive it flawlessly.
This revolutionary approach to human and leadership development expands your leaders’ consciousness and worldview to help them solve your most complex strategic challenges.
These operating systems include the process roadmaps, strategies, methods and tools that ensure successful transformation.


Key Ingredients of Our Approach

  • Progressive – Integrates advanced methods of human development and performance, personal transformation, and organizational and cultural transformation
  • Proven – Over 40 years of successful application in virtually every industry and public sector
  • Integral – Addresses all four quadrants of individual mindset and behavior and organizational culture and systems
  • Comprehensive – Provides both strategic guidance and pragmatic tools - everything needed for both personal and organizational transformation
  • Mastery – Develops mastery in all five scales of transformation: self, relationship, team, organization, community
  • Action Learning – Backed by four decades of continuous improvement, learning what works and doesn’t, then developing further from there
  • Universal – Can be applied in any human endeavor at any level of scale
  • Capability – Develops leadership perspectives and skills that are universally applicable
  • Customizable – Fully tailorable to the specific needs of your leaders, organization and culture
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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WHAT OTHER THOUGHT LEADERS SAY
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JamesKouzes1
"The most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious..."

"This is without question the most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious about making organizational change a strategic discipline."

Jim Kouzes
Bestselling co-author of:
"The Leadership Challenge"
KenBlanchard
"Powerful business solutions to the current chaos facing many organizations today..."

“Being First provides powerful business solutions to the current chaos facing many organizations today. Their approach gets to the heart of change, the human dynamics, by offering timeless techniques and tools.”

Ken Blanchard
Co-founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies
Co-Author of "The One Minute Manager"
KenWilber
"The best integral approach to business transformation..."

“This is the best integral approach to business transformation ever written."

Ken Wilber
Co-founder of Integral Life
Author of "The Integral Vision"
BevKaye
"These thought leaders have devoted their careers to developing highly successful change leaders..."

“The founders of Being First are core to the field of Conscious Change Leadership. Their deep and rich approach continues to push its boundaries. Dean and Linda have devoted their careers to developing highly successful change leaders."

Beverly L. Kaye
CEO, Career Systems International
Author of "Love 'em or Loose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay"
DarylConner
"The masters of transformation...."

“The Being First Approach is about how to master leading the transformational change process developed by masters of the craft.“

Daryl Conner
Chariman, Conner Partners
Author of "Managing at the Speed of Change"
MarshallGoldsmith
"A multi-dimensional approach to lead transformation masterfully and consciously..."

“Read Beyond Change Management to learn how to use Being First’s multi-dimensional approach to lead transformation masterfully and consciously!”

Marshal Goldsmith
Coach
Author of "What Got You Here Won't Get You There"
NoelTichy
"A timely how-to guide for leading change in the 21st century..."

“The Being First Approach is a timely how-to guide for leading change in the 21st century. It provides both a conceptual roadmap and practical tools for successfully transforming organizations.”

Noel M. Tichy
Professor, University of Michigan
Co-Author of "Judgement: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls"
RichardWhiteley+Book
"The Being First Approach is a Must for All Executives..."

“The Being First Approach to change leadership is a must for all executives as it creates a comprehensive roadmap for change by offering key concepts, powerful insights, relevant examples and practical how-to’s.”

Richard Whiteley
Co-Founder, The Forum Corporation
Author of “The Customer Driven Company”
JohnAdams
"The most comprehensive and systematic guide for change leadership ever created...“

The Being First Approach, essential for everyone involved in today's organizational change efforts, is the most comprehensive and systematic guide for change leadership ever created.“

John Adams, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Organizational Systems,
Ph.D. Program, Saybrook University

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Let’s discuss how we can tailor our Approach to teach your leaders how to deliver your desired personal, team, organizational or community breakthroughs.

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