Rigorous programs. Transformational results. Are you up for the challenge?

Our next event is: Leadership Excellence Summit

Houston, TX |October 9-12

The Leadership Academy is built upon dynamic, yet pragmatic, approaches and leadership philosophies for self-developing leaders across all industries.Our challenging and rigorous programs are designed for the ambitious leader who is determined to improve their value and create a direct impact on their organization.

Utilizing best in class curriculum, our graduates improve their executive brand and leadership competencies at the individual, team, and organizational level.

All aspects of the Academy are based on three core components: increasing self-awareness, driving high performing teams, and strategic thinking and decision making. Master these concepts...become a highly effective leader.



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Brainard Strategy is an innovative executive development consulting firm with one purpose: transform leaders and organizations to drive measurable and sustainable business results. We are proud to have instilled change through thousands of leaders across hundreds of companies for more than a decade. The transformation we have seen in individuals and organizations is what drives us to continue practicing and innovating.

Our programs are disrupting traditional leadership practices, advancing and adapting to the rapidly changing business environment. Brainard Strategy Certified facilitators and coaches are executives with deep business experience, which makes the learning directly applicable to the ever-evolving challenges a leader faces.



Taking Your Leadership Development to Great Heights

October 9-12, 2018

Key Takeaways

The Leadership Excellence Summit is a rigorous and innovative program designed to yield a transformative impact on your development as a leader. This highly interactive and applicable program will be led by Michael Brainard along with three key industry leaders.


  • Gain awareness of your own leadership strengths and tendencies through participation in online self-assessments
  • Develop crucial leadership skills to further your career as an emerging executive leader in today’s global economy.

An emerging leader needs conclusive steps to increase self-awareness, enhance organizational culture, and improve leadership effectiveness. You will leave the Summit with a transformed perspective of how you lead and clear methods to achieve your vision.



"Brainard Strategy’s EXCELerate program has been a catalyst for change of our organization. We have already seen the impact it has had on our executives’ direct reports and are excited to watch the impact continue long after the program concludes."

-Jeff Filley, BEHR

"Super engaging, a little confronting in a great way. Michael is an amazing presenter who

obviously knows his stuff!"

-Jeff Baietto, Injoy Global

"It has been a great experience working with Brainard. We have especially enjoyed the program on Unconcious Bias. While this topic could be uncomfortable and somewhat controversial, Michael’s style of being real and authentic created an ease of learning in the room. The program created great discussion and we all to realized habits and thoughts we experienced without even being aware of them. Once the program was complete, we continued to have discussions about the topics raised in the program, and now months later, we are working to change some of our ways so that we can become a stronger, more diverse firm."

-Tricia Esser, KTGY Architecture and Planning

"Appreciate the practical approach and different perspectives. I can see this as applicable to many levels within the organization. This kept you thinking about yourself and how to contribute to your organization. I found myself in many "Ah-Ha!" moments trying to connect gaps."

-Christian Glazier, Louis Vuitton

"We partnered with Brainard Strategy to ensure, that while our organization was experience significant growth, our executive team was fully aligned with our culture and continuing to progress towards its strategic objectives. Brainard Strategy created an environment that allowed us to be open, honest, and constructively challenge each other for the greater advancement of the team. We left the off-site as a more cohesive unit, standing firmly behind our mission, vision, and values. Brainard Strategy was a vital part of this evolution of our team."

-Larry Webb, The New Home Company

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