Develop Conscious Change Leaders who can lead transformation successfully.

One has to ask, “Why do 60-70% of transformations fail? What are our change leaders missing?” From our research, three things: 1) Leaders do not have big enough perspectives to handle the complexity they face; 2) They use outdated change approaches and methodologies that are insufficient to the task: and 3) They inhibit performance by the over use of command and control leadership styles.

We can help you ensure successful transformation
by developing Conscious Change Leaders who are:

Complex transformation requires evolved leadership mindsets and behavior.

Conscious Change Leadership begins with expanding leader’s consciousness, opening their minds to more inclusive perspectives that enable them to handle greater complexity and solve bigger challenges. This requires leaders to pursue self-mastery  leadership development from the inside out. They need to increase self-awareness and develop self-management skills to operate in the “flow” of high performance. They need vertical leadership development to grow over time to higher stages of human development.

Advanced transformational strategies are needed to ensure sustainable results.

Mainstream approaches are not sufficient for transformation. More advanced strategies and methods are required that fully address culture, systems, behavior and mindset, promote earlier stakeholder engagement and ensure ongoing learning and course correction. We provide two change operating systems fit for guiding large systems transformation: The Breakthrough Process for enterprise and community transformation and The Change Leader’s Roadmap for leading strategic initiatives and workstreams.

Our Breakthrough Process guides your enterprise transformation and culture change.

Our Change Leader’s Roadmap guides your strategic change initiatives that support enterprise transformation.

A more evolved leadership style is required to unleash the full potential in others.

Leadership style either promotes or inhibits human performance. Command and control styles most often inhibit it, while co-creative leadership styles promote it. Based in mutual support and understanding, open communications and coaching, co-creative leaders catalyze trust, openness and high engagement. They unleash human potential.

Which benefits can we help you achieve by developing Conscious Change Leaders?


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"Strategies and tools for leaders using strategic change as a competitive advantage..."
“Being First captures the science and the art of orchestrating organizational change by providing both practical and insightful strategies and tools for leaders who must use strategic change as a thoughtful competitive advantage.”
Jackie Alcalde Marr
Director, Org and Talent Development
Oracle US
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"I recommend this approach to any leader...”
“Being First has developed a very rare business approach to change. They provide a relevant and practical guidance system for developing capability to manage change as a strategic advantage. I recommend this approach to any leader who is responsible for driving change in their organization.”
James Hereford
EVP, Group Practice Division, Group Health Cooperative
Kaiser Permanente
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"Essential for anyone managing complex change..."
“This approach is essential for anyone managing complex change, especially today’s healthcare leaders. It's a comprehensive and practical system that will significantly increase your likelihood of success and lower your risk of costly setbacks. Based on 15 years of experience managing complex clinical and operational change, I highly recommend Being First.”
John Haughom
MD, Senior VP, Clinical Quality and Patient Safety
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"They challenged me to think in ways that will improve our productivity..."
“Being First gets it. They are relevant, concise and effective. They expanded my knowledge and challenged me to think in ways that will improve our productivity and the way I show up to consult to change.”
Krystal Jennings
Change Consultant
Wachovia Corp.
“Being First guides leaders safely through the turbulence of leading change..."
“Being First guides leaders safely through the turbulence of leading change, helping them mitigate the transformational dangers of overwhelm, chaos and uncertainty. Whether you are launching new products, restructuring, cutting costs or growing, you’ll learn how to take effective action with confidence.”
Faith Ralston
Faith Ralston and Company
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"Enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy..."
“In my role as Executive Head of the New Brunswick Region of HRSDC, I planned the transformation of our organization's structure and culture using Being First's Change Leader’s Roadmap. It was enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy to the 1200+ people in our Region.”
Lousie Branch
Assistant Deputy Minister
Service Canada, Atlantic Region
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"A unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence..."
“Being First has a unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence. You leave the experience with hope and a clear picture of how to proceed.”
Jack Healy
United Way of Greater New Haven
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"A must for anyone responsible for complex, large-scale change efforts..."
“The Change Leader’s Roadmap provides access to a rare experience: creating real, transformational change in a grounded, easy-to-understand manner. This is a must for anyone responsible for complex, large-scale change efforts.”
Debbie King
Organization Development Leader
Kaiser Permanente
"This work balances the heart andhead work that's necessary to lead change..."
“The key differentiator of Being First's work is that it balances the heart and head work that is necessary to lead change in a way that doesn't scare away your stakeholders!”
Amy Keil
Community by Design
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"Enabled and empowered our managers to lead our company through transformational change..."
“Being First provided excellent insight to our staff, providing the tools and skillsets necessary to our managers, enabling and empowering them to lead our company through transformational change.”
Carolyn Young
AVP, Finance
Servus Credit Union
"Their approach makes the change leadership process understandable, clear, and actionable—so you can succeed..."
“Being First brings its many decades of practical experience in supporting leaders in system-wide change to their Approach. It makes explicit the relationships among mindset, leadership actions, project planning, and complex change. While it's never easy to accomplish complex change at an enterprise level, their Approach makes the change leadership process understandable, clear, and actionable—so you can succeed.”
Katheryn Goldman Schuyler, Ph.D.
Marshal Goldsmith School of Management
Alliant International University
"The most comprehensive set of strategies and tools I have come across globally..."
“The Change Leader's Roadmap is the most comprehensive set of strategies and tools I have come across globally and the most practical in its guidance toward understanding what works best in each individual situation.”
Christian Forthomme
Real Change Network, Inc.

Given the global pandemic, digitization and our social, economic, and environmental challenges, continual change and transformation is our new normal. Thriving in this complexity requires masterful change leadership skills.

Join the two masters of transformation to learn their best practices, culled from 40 years of being strategic advisors to senior executives in Fortune 500, government, and global NGO organizations. Individually and collectively, these key strategies will generate a paradigm shift in your approach to change.

Learning these strategies will significantly increase your personal presence and capability as a corporate, government or community leader, activist, or change consultant. They will forever up-level the way you both think about and lead transformation.


Conscious Change Leadership
Training Programs


10 Strategies for Breakthrough Results

Change Leaders & Consultants


10 Strategies for Breakthrough Results

This instructor-led online course teaches you how to cut through today’s chaos with a clear path for transformation. You’ll learn the 10 proven and essential transformational strategies, drawn from over 40 years of best practices from the masters in this field.

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Walk the Talk of Change

Executives, Leaders & Teams


Walk the Talk of Change

A powerful executive development program that delivers breakthroughs in leaders and teams.

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The 10 Key Strategies to Leading Transformation Successfully

These transformation strategies are cutting-edge and proven to ensure full adoption and sustainment of desired results. They provide a systematic approach to consciously leading people through the complexities of transformation with the least cost to them personally, to the organization and the people it serves.


Awake at the Wheel: Moving Beyond Change Management to Conscious Change Leadership

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This eBook outlines a new leadership paradigm, skills and methods to achieve breakthrough in business results, culture and leadership in all your complex change efforts.

Recommended for CEO’s, C-Suite executives, change sponsors, project managers, change managers, executive coaches, and other change leaders and professionals.

Authors: Drs. Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson


What it Takes to Go Beyond Change Management

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Change management practitioners frequently feel they are not positioned to provide strategic guidance to how their change projects are launched, led and planned.

This webinar delves into the skills and knowledge of the strategic change consulting role, which can expand the positioning and brand of change management in significant ways.

Once you see where you can add additional value, without rocking the boat, you can do just that, beyond the confines of traditional change management.

Instructor: Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson


How Conscious Change Leadership Ensures Achieving Breakthrough Results

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In this webinar, we unveil how Conscious Change Leadership develops transformational leaders who are inspired, self-aware, engaged in personal transformation, and equipped with the advanced methodologies to consciously design transformation that delivers enterprise success.

Instructor: Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

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The 10 Key Strategies for Leading Transformation Successfully

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