The LeadershipDNA Difference  
 

What Clients say is distinctive about our work:

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 


Great Bottom Line Impact

Marshall Merrifield
CEO, Clark

"My company saved hundreds of thousands of dollars from an idea that a manager brought to our attention, which he would never have voiced before going through DNA's leadership program. Even without that specific benefit, there is not a better investment I could have made as CEO during the past year and a half of DNA's working at Clark."

Ken Kelley
CEO, Founder,
IntraBiotics

"The payback on our investment in DNA consulting since late 1998 has been more than ten-fold."

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Focused on Results

Glen Younger
COO,
Clark

"DNA's work is not touchy-feely. It is very specific, practical, and results oriented, with a well defined, structured process that allows the work to impact our day-to-day results."

Susan Kuruvilla
CFO, Clark


"DNA's data-driven approach, customized for us and delivered in a non-judgmental way, enabled people to let go of things they had held onto for years. DNA's approach to leadership development impressed me because it was very practical and focused on action."

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Data-driven and Measurable

Tej Sidhu
CEO,
Industrient.com

"DNA's approach of making the "soft stuff" quantifiable and measurable helped us make milestones so we can track our progress as we change and grow."


Ken Kelley
CEO, Founder,
IntraBiotics

"Working with Drew and Mark, we developed a survey instrument to baseline measure how we walk the talk of our mission, values, and guiding principles. I believe it provides a valid measure of behaviors and trends over time. DNA's analysis of aggregate data for the officer group has enabled the top team to see clearly how it is viewed by the rest of the organization."

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Tailored to the client - not "cookie cutter"

Marti Haskins
Senior Director
Clinical Affairs,
IntraBiotics

"What Drew and Mark do that stands out above other consultants who did team building in other companies where I've worked is that they are very willing to adapt their tools to the needs and culture and language of our organization. That has made a huge positive difference."


Therese Hymer
Corporate Council
VP Human
Resources, Clark

"DNA's approach has never felt "cookie cutter." My biggest concern with outside consultants is they come in with answers they have already figured out, and impose those on clients regardless of the specific situation. DNA has done the opposite. Drew has listened very carefully, focused on our needs (not his), and allowed the truth to develop out of the data."
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Motivating, Positive

Hank Fuchs, M.D.
Vice President
Clinical Affairs,
IntraBiotics
"The interactions with DNA consultants are very supportive and nurturing. There is equal attention to what we do well as to opportunities for improvement. DNA take the time to understand you as an individual and be motivating in where you want to take yourself. So it feels motivating, exciting, important, and fun."

Marshall Merrifield
CEO, Clark

"DNA's is a positive, optimistic approach to developing senior talent. People have come away from the one-on-one feedback sessions energized around a specific action plan. Drew has a unique gift in making people feel like they have a personal champion in him. As a result of DNA's work I have a reinvigorated and focused group of senior managers!"
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Trustworthy and Caring

Ken Kelley
CEO, Founder,
IntraBiotics

"Drew and Mark have established great trust and rapport at IntraBiotics. They have treated us with great respect, and they have handled our information with extreme confidentiality. It is clear how much they care. They are a trusted coach to me and many of the other senior officers."

 
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Gets at the real issues

Kent Thiry
CEO, Vivra
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"Drew and Mark were very skilled at getting my senior executives engaged with sufficient intensity and comfort to be fully honest. DNA had just the right balance of structure and customization. And underneath all the process was the right kind of sincerity and intense listening necessary to break through to deeper levels of interaction, and get to the real issues."
 
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Empowering

Kent Thiry
CEO, Vivra
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"Even though DNA provides structure for safety and honest communication, they were also sensitive and flexible to our needs and dynamics in the moment. Drew and Mark were competent and willing to co-manage the meeting with me - to let me know if they viewed things going too slowly or too fast in an unproductive way, and let me as CEO make my own choice of what risk to take."

Hank Fuchs, M.D.
Vice President
Clinical Affairs,
IntraBiotics
"DNA helps you learn how to harness what is within you to make a big impact on how you interact in the organization. It is not something DNA does to you; it is something you do for yourself with their expert assistance. As a result, we have taken personal responsibility for the change we want to see."
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Supportive and safe

Susan Kuruvilla
CFO, Clark


"The process Drew employed with us was accepted because it was methodical, structured, and safe. The promise of confidentiality and anonymity was honored impeccably, so people were honest and candid. Drew met people where they were, without judgment."

 
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Wisdom, Maturity, Insight, Inspiration

Ken Kelley
CEO, Founder,
IntraBiotics

"I am very struck by the wisdom, maturity, and insight on the part of both Drew and Mark. It is clear they have each spent time and effort in personal growth work themselves, and I have found that personally inspiring."

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