Challenges to creating this kind of environment:

Many leaders don’t realize character can be developed or that their communication skills need improving.

Training or coaching is often reserved for those in upper management roles, so not every leader gets an opportunity to learn these skills.

The importance of practicing a skill on the job—and the impact of that practice on performance—is often underestimated.

Our best-in-class assessment and development tools address these issues while building strong leaders.


Our customizable 360 feedback online platform makes it easy to gather feedback about individual strengths and prioritize individual development. 


Participants strengthen character and communication skills that are essential for effective leadership using our two books, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 and 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙬 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧, and 200+ micro-practices in a powerful online program designed to create real behavior change. They work with a coaching partner for support and accountability.

Participants form peer coaching partnerships to build communication skills using our two books, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 and 𝙋𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚, supported by 45 videos.

Three books support the strengthening of the skills that impact
work relationships and results.

Grow Strong Character

A Guide for Developing 36 Character Skills to Achieve Excellence in Every Area of Your Life

Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.

Connect with Your Team

Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills

Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.,  and Meredith M. Bell

Peer Coaching Made Simple

How to Do the 6 Things That Matter Most When Helping Someone Improve a Skill

Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.,  and Meredith M. Bell

If you’re looking for a stunning solution to continuous performance improvement, look no further.

“Grow Strong Leaders is not just the company’s name – it is a core belief. It is a privilege to recommend the incomparable team of Meredith, Paula, and Denny and recommend tools that assist in optimizing our potential.”

Kristin Ford Hinrichs

Chief Effectiveness Officer, Best in Learning

I have known and worked with Grow Strong Leaders for 25+ years.

“It is true to say that I have learned an enormous amount from everyone at GSL. I value the relationship both from a business point of view as well as a personal point of view—their friendship, professionalism, and compassion as human beings. I feel that they value me as a businessperson and individual as well.”

Graham Da Costa

CEO, Shine Feedback Limited

They are more like a Partner than a vendor.

“I have worked with the Grow Strong Leaders (GSL) Team since 2005. Their tools and resources are excellent, and their service is even better! The GSL team is responsive and ensures we have everything we need to meet our client’s needs.”

Suzie Price

Founder, Priceless Professional Development

Pioneers and Disruptors of 360 Surveys

“What separates the Grow Strong Leaders team from everyone else is their deep-rooted culture of support and genuinely wanting everyone to succeed. Everyone is part of a supportive ‘Family.’ It’s why clients frequently remain for decades. We simply love being part of their family.”

Alex and Julie Kulesza

Co-Founders, Stow Park

I was both reassured and inspired by GSL’s commitment to long-term relationships.

“I love knowing that customers have worked with GSL for more than 20 years, and was delighted that the owners have been business partners for over 30 years!”

Theresa Campbell

CEO, Her Life Her Legacy



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