What clients are saying about Leading Edge LLC
Mays Chemical Company, Inc. has had the pleasure of partnering with Sondra Forester, Leading Edge, LLC for over a year. She is an efficient, competent, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable professional. We have trusted Leading Edge to provide guidance and resources needed to develop and implement strategic planning and leadership development for our Executive team and our entire organization. Sondra consistently goes above the call of duty to deliver exceptional and high quality service. I would not hesitate to recommend utilizing her and the services provided by Leading Edge.
Jeanette M. Jones, Vice President of Human Resources, Mays Chemical Company, Inc.
Leading Edge has been a strategic partner of Starfish Initiative for the past seven years, challenging us to think more creatively about new breakthroughs at getting our message out to the community. Of most value though to us, is Leading Edge’s oversight of the important details which has lead to our development success and significantly greater numbers of connections to those who are best inclined to support our mission. Sondra is a trusted advisor and her perspectives and experiences have been both relevant and refreshing.
Robert L. Kizer, President and CEO, STARFISH INITIATIVE
Sondra is the best there is. After leading teams for over 20 years, she redefined leadership for me and broke down my weaknesses. She showed me how to turn weaknesses into strengths, empower my team to do the same, and to improve the communication and relationships in all aspects of my life. She is one of a kind.
David DeRam, Progeny Foundation
Sondra Forester of Leading Edge, LLC was initially hired to assist with communication among staff and program areas. What we have gained is more like adding a number of staff positions; coaching for department heads; vision and strategic direction for the organization; human resources and functional assignment assistance. We are entering another year with Leading Edge as our partner in making progress in many areas.
Colleen Olund, Executive Director, Mishawaka Housing Authority
Sondra consistently offers sound advice and I would highly recommend her. You won’t find a more knowledgeable, savvy, or straightforward professional in Indianapolis and she has been instrumental in my career (and personal) growth.
Eric Richards, Little Red Door
Sondra designed a plan to gather my coworker input and develop personalized strategies based on that feedback to improve my effectiveness as a leader within Dow AgroSciences. My time working with her has been very productive.
David Anderson, Dow Agroscience
Leading Edge Consulting was selected to assist the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism (FAME) through a leadership transition period during 2012. Sondra’s abilities to guide our Executive Team and the Board of Directors through the process of selecting a new Executive Director and assisting FAME in re-focusing on our goals and directions afterwards, while maintaining our existing staff, was a success. One thing I will always remember is the careful thought and planning Sondra put into the process of the Executive Director candidate interviews. It allowed the interview team to confidently make the right recommendation. Sondra was a real asset to the transition and I recommend her firm to others needing top level guidance.
Rick Berger, Board Chairman, FAME
Sondra Forester of Leading Edge has been extremely valuable in performing a number of vital roles for our organization, which is multifaceted and one of the largest in the State of Indiana. Serving as consultant, facilitator, coach and problem solver, she has done a masterful job of guiding our Strategic Planning process, helping us build a culture of accountability and developing a comprehensive performance management system. Her skills and experiences have offered us that unique blend of big picture thinking/strategies and individual level guidance from the executive to managerial to staff levels. I would recommend Sondra without reservation to any potential organization/business who is interested in gaining real value out its most important asset, it’s people. The value you will receive from working with Sondra will far outweigh your costs in time and money. The best recommendation I can give is that we have hired her on three separate projects and would do so again.
Gary Olund, CEO, Northwest Indiana Community Action
I have had the privilege of working with Sondra for almost 3 years both as a personal executive coach as well as a participant in a management team development program. In that program we covered situational leadership, performance management, communication skills and most importantly, providing and receiving feedback and developing trust within the group. From the team standpoint, we now function as a true team. We are much better at giving and receiving feedback. Trust is no longer an issue. I would strongly recommend Sondra.
Rick Thornburg, SVP – Lending, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union