©2017 by April Armstrong, AHA Communication, LLC

Executive Development

Be the leader you were born to be.


If you are an executive, whatever your industry, odds are that your prime directive is to get a whole lot of (other) people to change. Leading successful change, however, requires a toolkit most leaders - especially those who rose through the technical ranks - were not taught in school. In April's experience leading change with top executives for 25 years, there are 12 core "executive success" competencies without which your success as a leader is at risk.


April is a Master Certified Coach Trainer with the International Coach Federation-Accredited Center for Executive Coaching - but April is not your typical trainer. She is an expert in these areas with decades of first-hand experience who happens to also be a dynamic trainer. Her workshops are highly interactive, fun, customized to your challenges, and use proven action learning techniques that allow executives to put new behavior-based competencies to work immediately.

You can take these classes as stand-alone modules or take them all as part of a year-long program. Speak with April about becoming a Certified Leadership Coach, and the option to receive ICF certification upon completion of these workshops. 


Executive Success Competencies include:

  • Self-Awareness

  • Change Dynamics and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaboration

  • Productive Conflict Resolution 

  • Consensus-building and Commitment

  • Communication and Influence

  • Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol

  • Meetings that Matter

  • Get out of the Ditch: Move Things Forward

  • Powerbase

  • Psychological Resilience

  • Strategic Thinking