Leadership Development

“The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge.”


Boreal Leadership LLC is a professional learning and development company tucked away in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on the South shore of Lake Superior. Specializing in leadership and talent development, we consult, coach, facilitate, and train. Our customized leadership learning experiences are offered both virtually and on-site. The reason we exist is to help strengthen individual talent and organizational performance with leadership knowledge and action.

We meet you where you are in your leadership development by pairing flexible learning strategies with customized curriculum, 1:1 developmental conversations, team-building exercises, evidence-based cognitive and behavioral assessments, learning resources, shared learning experiences, Northwoods retreats, and training workshops.

Adaptive Capacity, Emotional Intelligence, and Strategic Alignment

We are on a mission to change the world of work for the better one learning leader at a time – no matter their role, title or location – by encouraging adaptive capacity, strengthening emotional intelligence, and aligning organizational strategy with people and activities across functions, processes, and teams.

Leadership is Learned

No matter what we have been taught or how much we wish it were true, no one is born a leader. Leadership skills and abilities are not innate – they are learned. At Boreal, leadership is defined as an identifiable, observable, and essential (not “soft”) set of skills and behaviors that are learned and available to anyone who has a growth-mindset and wants to learn how to be a better leader. We believe leadership has nothing to do with a person’s title or position of authority, and instead it is about behaviors, habits, and actions that are reflected in our relationships, guided by our emotional intelligence, core values and vision for something better, and observed in the ways we communicate, collaborate, and cooperate to make progress with other people.

Get Comfortable with Change, Progress, & Growth

Does change, disagreement, conflict, or doing things in new and different ways make you feel uncomfortable? Join the club – you are definitely not alone! Changing behaviors, making progress, and personal growth are difficult. We help ease the pain of learning and progress by living our values of kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Leadership Philosophy

What is your leadership philosophy? If you don’t have one and are in a leadership role (or want to be), you need one, and we can help. A leader needs to know what they stand for and why because no one voluntarily commits to, or follows anyone anywhere who doesn’t know where they going.

You can learn more about the values, principles, and beliefs that shape our leadership philosophy here.

Advance Leadership Intelligence from Anywhere

One of the benefits of learning leadership with Boreal is you have the option to do it from anywhere. Boreal has been providing virtual leadership learning experiences across the United States from the Northwoods of Wisconsin since 2017. (We also are providing our services on-site anywhere you want us again until further notice).

*To learn virtually with Boreal, you must:

  1. Be at home or in an office setting using a tablet or computer with a camera and microphone. Boreal Learning sessions take place on a video chat platform. We will want to see and hear each other.
  2. Be in a location with strong WiFi. (Thank you to Norvado and to the Telecommuter Forward! Initiative for our fiberoptic connection in the woods.)
  3. Be comfortable using a video chat platform (ex: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, Facetime).
We Know You are Busy and Don’t Have the Time

We know you are busy and don’t have a lot of extra time, but if you do have two-three hours a week to dedicate to your personal and professional development we would be thrilled to work with you, your schedule, and your learning and development budget.

Start a conversation to discover how we become a collaborative extension of your team, ease the pain of learning, and strengthen individual talent and organizational performance with leadership.

Next Level Performance

Whether you are exploring leadership learning and development solutions for yourself, your community, your team, or your organization, and are interested in strengthening talent, and in shifting organizational culture towards next-level performance, where people are choosing to lead in observable, intentional, and strategic ways, we would be thrilled to have the opportunity to share our leadership philosophy, development knowledge, skills, and personal leadership learning experiences with you.

Explore the Boreal Way

Bottom line? We believe leadership can be learned by anyone and from anywhere. If you do too, and want better leadership, we invite you to explore the Boreal Way of strengthening individual skills, team talent, and organizational performance.

© 2021 Boreal Leadership Limited Liability Corporation. All rights reserved. The material presented on this website, may not be reproduced, or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Boreal Leadership LLC.

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