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Helping all leaders discover their secret sauce

Maximizing human potential in the workplace since 2004.

Become a Gourmet Leader

Don't just be a good leader. Be gourmet.

Ever wonder what the best chefs and executive leaders have in common? They know the fundamental ingredients that make their work not just excellent, but memorable, inspiring—and even life-changing.

That's the idea behind "Gourmet Leadership" and Carolyn Maue's personalized coaching philosophy that teaches you what truly excellent leadership means—all by mixing together the right leadership "ingredients" and your "secret sauce" of strengths and experiences to excel in today's rapidly changing workplace.

What do we do?

Identify your strengths and development opportunities so you can "turn up the heat" on your leadership and achieve your goals, whether that's a promotion, a career shift, or a more engaged team.
Help leaders learn to recognize the unique strengths of your team members, empowering and motivating their individual and professional growth, always with a focus on well-being.
(Re)focus organizations on strategic goals and improved communication, team performance, retention, and engagement with clear actions and plans to remain resilient in the face of rapid change. 

Who do we work with?

Seasoned leaders responsible for inspiring and executing change 

Senior leaders
making the transition to executive or C-suite roles

Emerging leaders with technical expertise who need leadership support 

Ambitious teams looking to bring their best and 'whole selves' to work

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for individual leaders

The Executive Chef

Six to 12 months of robust executive coaching customized for present and future executive leaders, complete with a 360-degree assessment process and feedback, a personalized leadership development plan, and focused strategies to increase your effectiveness and capacity.

The First Course

Specialized individual coaching designed with managers and supervisors in mind, including up to six sessionsn of 1:10 applicability coaching, a learning plan "recipe" template, and access to The Gourmet Leadership Experience immersive online course.

A Taste of Leadership

Access to 5+ hours of self-guided online learning through The Gourmet Leadership Experience immersive digital course covering the fundamental leadership "ingredients" and downloadable experiences on skills you can immediately apply and access to an online community of support.

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for teams and organizations

Never Eat Alone

Perfect for teams who seek collaborative learning or groups of emerging leaders, including access to The Gourmet Leadership Experience immersive online course, four sessions of group coaching, an optional Facilitator's Guide to support group learning, and a learning plan "recipe" template for each team member. A special version of Never Eat Alone for Working Moms is occasionally offered.

5-Star Leadership Experience

Half-day or daylong retreats that help leadership teams become more focused and successful in working together, clarifying vision, identifying strengths, building skills in collaboration and conflict resolution, and identifying goals and crucial next steps for organizational success—all with an optional add-on Gourmet Dinner Experience to creatively enforce concepts.

Organizational Consulting

Everything from strategy development and strategic planning to organizational culture assessments and other measures that improve team performance and workplace well-being. Engagements can be customized depending on team or organizational needs. Also includes mission and vision work and "train the trainer" services for organizations of all sizes, in all industries.

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Rather read the book or take the online course?

You'll find a feast of leadership tools to help you unleash your finest flavors, no matter your role or aspirations.

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