Who We Are

We Help People In Leadership Positions
Become Leaders

People in leadership positions are grossly misunderstood. To outsiders, they seem like the ones sitting in high places with unbridled power. After all, they’re the ones calling the shots.

But insiders know that calling the shots doesn’t mean you have unbridled power;
it means you have overwhelming responsibility.

That responsibility may have come with a recent promotion. Or you may have been carrying it for so long it feels like it’s crushing you. Or maybe you’re finding that once-reliable strategies for dealing with the overwhelm aren’t up to the challenges you’re facing today. You may be wondering if you’re really cut out for this leadership thing. You may be dealing with doubt, imposter syndrome, anxiety, dread, or a belief they promoted the wrong person or that it’s too much or that you’re simply not cut out for this anymore.

We get it. People depend on you for so much—from encouragement to strategic decisions to flat-out livelihoods. Shareholders, your board, your employees, and your customers are pulling you in 100 different directions as you try to set a vision for your organization, increase profits, and sustain growth.

So what would it feel like if you could get the people who are pulling you in a 100 different directions to start pulling for you in the same direction?

If you ask our clients, they’ll tell you it feels like getting a good night’s sleep. It feels like no more knots in your stomach. It feels like looking forward to going to work, being recognized for a job well done, reflecting and planning more, struggling less, having room in your brain to remember an important birthday, to think about your future, to enjoy time away from the office without feeling guilty.

And it feels like that because you’re no longer struggling to fulfill the responsibilities of a leadership position but rather you’re leading your organization toward a bigger, brighter future on a course you yourself have charted. It’s a path of organizational growth that parallels the path of your personal growth and fulfillment as a leader—a path we call The Leader’s Journey.

At CLG, we develop leaders. We help you imagine, define, and chart a course for your company and for yourself.

You determine the destination.
We help you become the person you need to be to get there.

Read on to find out how we do that, or

We utilize a proven approach based on our ongoing proprietary research, decades of industry experience, and time-tested tools tailored to your specific needs. Our approach centers on:

  • Helping you to be yourself at work—helping you discover, own, showcase, and lead from your talents, strengths, personality, and values.
    We’ll show you how being yourself will get you your greatest results at work while allowing you to have the most fun.
  • Defining how your role will fulfill both your personal goals and the goals of your organization.
  • Ensuring that you adapt to the times and don’t force solutions that worked 50 years ago but are ineffective or irrelevant today.
  • Providing you with direction in the face of conflicting demands.
  • Creating a unified vision that inspires your board and staff to pull for you in the same direction, on a course you have chosen.
  • Being your informed, caring, safe sounding board in an environment where you’re not always sure whom to trust.

Along the way, we’ll also help you

  • create lasting change in your organization that’s still grounded in your history, shared goals, and branding.
  • improve staff engagement and collaboration—and therefore job performance & satisfaction.
  • navigate strained relations, even with hostile labor unions, to build trust around a common vision.
  • identify self-destructive patterns in order to root out self-sabotaging beliefs and systems.

If you are experiencing leadership churn or if you’re feeling pulled apart by competing demands or overwhelmed with responsibilities, the Concord Leadership Group can help. We offer a range of programs for C-Suite executives, founders, owners, boards, and teams, all designed to help people in leadership positions to become the leaders who drive growth, improve culture, and build bottom lines.

The sooner we get started, the sooner everyone starts sleeping better.

Set up a discovery call today.

MEET CLG’s CEO, Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman leaning against a wall

Marc is the founder of Concord Leadership Group and has served as its CEO for 20 years. In that time, he has presented trainings and keynotes to over 25,000 participants in North America, Europe, Mexico, and New Zealand; coached more than 120 CEOs, C-suite executives, directors, and owners; and in the last two years has certified an additional 29 Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaches, who have gone on to coach and train more than 15,290 leaders in corporations, government, associations, and nonprofits. Marc holds his masters in organizational leadership from Regent University.

He is a Certified Franklin Covey Coach, a Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association, and president of the South Carolina chapter of the International Coaching Federation. He has appeared in or been recognized by media outlets and publications including NBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Success magazine, Real Simple, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Marc is the author of Ask Without Fear!®, which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin. His latest book is The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be. Marc speaks nationally and internationally on leadership, influence, storytelling, and fundraising and is the voice behind FRC, one of the longest-running blogs in the nonprofit sector (est. 2003). He is executive director of The Nonprofit Academy; an advisory board member of innovative fundraising platform Pennybridge in Orebro, Sweden; and a former advisory panel member of the Rogare Think Tank at Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom.

He is married to his best friend and is the father of three amazing kids, who, if he’s belting ’80s tunes, will deny they know him.

MEET CLG’s COO, Emily J. Pitman

Emily J. Pitman, leadership and creativity coach
Emily is a mid-life leader. With leading experience from kitchen table to board table, leading as a volunteer and in corporate leadership, adventuring in education and service in faith communities – Emily has made a habit of watching, testing, trying, and learning as she leads in many directions at one time.

Trained with the renowned Co-Active Training Institute (CPCC in June 2023) and accredited through the International Coach Federation (ACC), Emily coaches individuals who have been trusted with so much that they’ve begun to lose sight of who they are and what makes them identify as a leader. Too many times leadership overwhelm invites us to discard ourselves. Emily believe’s that leadership should include you becoming even more yourself, not putting on someone else’s leadership shoes.

Marc utilizes stories, research, and tools to help us take our leadership to the next level. He challenges leaders to engage in self-reflection to learn more about the stories we believe and the ways in which our life impacts our leadership style.

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CEO, Sharp Brain Consulting

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