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“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”

— GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

Meet Ed

Ed Chaffin, is the CEO and Founder of The UnCommon Leadership Institute, LLC. He founded the Institute to live out his passion for changing the world one life at a time by helping leaders and their teams be the best version they can be!

Ed is an international leadership consultant and certified executive coach. With over 30 years of experience, Ed has coached more than 300 executives from around the world as well as worked with numerous companies, their leaders and their teams to bring them into better and stronger alignment and a higher level of performance.

Ed’s approach to leadership development is to build trust quickly and then work with the leader or the team to understand the “roots of their leadership” and then coach to the source of the issues that will help unlock positive change. In addition, Ed has developed the capacity to work with leaders that need to completely reinvent their approach to leadership starting with self-leadership.

“Ed’s ability to understand human nature and provide proactive guidance are both pivotal and instrumental to professional growth.”

— Michael M. — CEO —

From Barriers to Breakthroughs

Discover the source that keeps you from reaching your full leadership potential. Keynote speaking, coaching and workshops designed to help people breakthrough to the next level in their leadership journey.

“Ed continues to shape the industry through innovation, creativity, and thought leadership.”

— Michael M. — CEO —

Team Transformation

Improve relational dynamics, reduce turnover, reform toxic teams, Improve productivity and forge better results. Workshops and off-sites that will inspire teams and individuals to achieve better results by aligning and working better together.

Team Transformation

Improve relational dynamics, reduce turnover, reform toxic teams, Improve productivity and forge better results. Workshops and off-sites that will inspire teams and individuals to achieve better results by aligning and working better together.

“Insightful discussions and challenges help drive the thought process. Regular check-ins guide the progression. Ed’s international experience also provides very useful cross-cultural insights.”

— Paul C. — CFO —

Knowledge that Empowers

A method that reveals each person’s unique personality. A proven, repeatable method that unlocks the key to each person’s individuality and how to inspire growth.

“Ed and his team worked with us using the Birkman assessment, a comprehensive evaluation that goes far beyond DISC or Myers-Briggs. It helped us understand our natural and stress styles of operation and how that impacts our interpersonal and team interactions.”

— John P. — CEO —

Have You Reached a Plateau?

Maybe you realize there is another level of growth that you want or you’ve become aware that you’re just stuck! Perhaps the team you’re leading or of whom you’re a member, seems out of sync and you know there’s another level of collaboration and productivity that could elevate the company. You want to reach for the next big thing, but you’re not sure how or where to start.

It’s not unusual to plateau before you reach the next peak. The first step is to look within. By understanding what your true “why” is, your strengths and gifts and then explore the gaps that exist, you can learn to equip yourself for the next big change. The same goes for your team. When we understand what motivates us and those around us, we can inspire a real movement!

Transforming Your Leadership
in 3 Simple Steps

Own It

Leadership starts with a self-examination of where you are versus where you want to go. Through a series of exercises and evaluations, we’ll begin to understand the real you. That journey allows us to identify the source of your strengths and identify the path forward for growth.

Embrace It

We’ll put those revelations into context, turning barriers into perspective that can help you serve and step higher.

Leverage It

From a clear vantage point, you can focus on your gifts and learn to embrace and improve upon the areas that will accelerate your growth!

Choose the Transformation Path That’s Best for You

Executive Coaching

Team Transformation

Assessment

Speaking

Executive Coaching

“Ed has been a coach, mentor, and leader throughout my career. His wisdom and guidance allowed me to excel and perform at a much higher Executive level” – Michael

“Working with Ed as a coach has been a rewarding experience.
Ed’s commitment to understanding not just the individual, but extending to the wider context of colleagues, company and overall industry circumstances provides a 360-holistic starting point. Insightful discussions and challenges help drive the thought process. Regular check-ins guide the progression. His international experience also provides very useful cross-cultural insights. Working with Ed as a coach has been a rewarding experience.”

Paul C.

CFO

“I met Ed the first time at High Performance Leadership program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland in March 2018. He was my designated coach during this week which literally changed my life. Then when I relocated to Canada and started my new position as VP, General Manager, he definitively was the coach I wanted to have by my side.

Ed is a sensational listener and a very experienced senior leader. His deep knowledge of the business and international cultural differences is a great support. He’s raising the right questions which make me think deeply and beyond for me as a person and as a leader. He’s always enthusiastic, supportive and available for me, especially in the difficult moments. I can tell you he’s been an integral part of the success of my transformation!”

Carine P.

VP GM

“Ed has been a coach, mentor, and leader throughout my career. His wisdom and guidance allowed me to excel and perform at a much higher Executive level. His ability to understand human nature and provide proactive guidance were both pivotal and instrumental to my professional growth. Ed will continue to shape the industry through innovation, creativity, and thought leadership. I am very blessed to have gotten to know Ed and his impact on my life will never be forgotten! “

Michael M.

Founder
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Team Transformation

“All around a profoundly impactful experience and well worth the commitment and investment.”  – John

“Ed is personable and insightful. He is able to work with a variety of cultures and organizational structures, quickly getting to root opportunities for improvement. Ed’s not afraid to say it “as it is”. Ed can be trusted…”

Mike R.

Fortune 25 Exec

“Ed is an inspirational, very trustworthy and results driven career coach. He brings a sincere interest in working with each person individually to help them develop personal goals and reach their potential.”

Chris M.

President

“Your coaching at HPL filled me with grace, confidence and humanity at its best and comes home with it so you care and keep in touch.”

Adama S.

United Nations Development Program

Assessments

“Ed helped me assess my strengths and development areas. My confidence has improved and my stress level has decreased thanks to Ed’s coaching skills.” – Michelle

Utilize the Power of The Birkman Method

Ed Chaffin has been using the Birkman Method for 21 years and is an expert in analyzing and interpreting the information. His expertise has been developed by providing consultations to over 3000 people and working with over 50 different teams around the world! He considered Dr. Roger Birkman one of his mentors and is blessed to stand on his shoulders to continue the legacy of impact on people and their lives that Dr. Birkman desired and accomplished.

The Birkman Method Assessment provides reports that deliver data-rich insights to drive successful organizational development and to help you grow professionally.  The high-level personality data will help you increase emotional intelligence, amplify growth, and strengthen performance.

Highlights of the reports include:

  • Can be used to coach individuals through each stage of the employee lifecycle
  • Covers insights such as strengths and blind spots
  • Measure interests, behavior, and motivation
  • Data on eleven different behavioral Components
  • Can be used in any area of your organization to empower performance
  • Powerful tool to harness the power of the team

Speaking

Leadership That Changes Everything: Enduring Principles That Drive UnCommon Leadership®

Have You Ever Questioned What Makes a Great Leader?

Or why maybe you’ve tried to elevate your leadership game and you didn’t succeed? Creating sustainable change in the way you lead can be a challenge for most people. One reason? – it’s driven by the way the brain works and it wants and needs efficiency. In this dynamic, interactive talk Ed showcases the 4 principles of leadership that unlock the reasons why change and growth can be elusive. Ed guarantees that you will acquire a new perspective of what it takes for your leadership growth if these principles are absorbed, practiced and applied!

“An Unexamined Life Isn’t Worth Living.”

— SOCRATES

Leadership starts with a self-examination of where you are versus where you want to go. Then you can learn the knowledge, skills and competencies required to get you there. In this interactive session you’ll learn four (4) principles of leadership that have the power to change everything for you as a leader and the people who follow you. We’ll explore a brain-based framework for understanding ourselves and others. And, we’ll connect that information with key insights to become a Secure Base leader, as developed by Dr. George Kohlrieser, former hostage negotiator. The closing is a bonus that disrupts the conventional thinking about employee engagement and how leaders truly drive dedication and commitment on their team or organization!

Unleash Team Potential

Ed Chaffin has worked with teams all over the world and his successful team program based on the Birkman Method Assessment is a powerful program guaranteed to drive positive results, inspire creativity and innovation and reduce the conflicts present in most teams. How is this accomplished?

Accelerate Team Performance

Productive collaboration is paramount in today’s VUCA world! More and more our work and success depends on working in teams – in-tact teams, cross functional teams, matrix teams and especially virtual teams in all shapes, forms and sizes and at times, across world time zones.

We also know that one of the key elements of people working effectively and productively in teams is the brain based leadership concept of psychological safety – creating an atmosphere where everyone on the team is valued and their voices are heard.

Ed Chaffin Team Dynamics Workshop

Ed Chaffin Team Dynamics Workshop

Improving team emotional intelligence is the key to creating more efficient, effective teams. Team Transformation builds the emotional intelligence of your teams so they work at their best.

Ed Chaffin Team Dynamics Workshop

Improving team emotional intelligence is the key to creating more efficient, effective teams. Team Transformation builds the emotional intelligence of your teams so they work at their best.

Ed Chaffin Team Dynamics Workshop

Improving team emotional intelligence is the key to creating more efficient, effective teams. Team Transformation builds the emotional intelligence of your teams so they work at their best.

Ed Chaffin Golf Workshop

Team Dynamics
Team Tee Off Workshop

Are you looking for a unique way to engage with your team, clients and customers?
The Team Dynamics Team Tee Off Workshop is exactly what you are looking for.

Team Dynamics
Team Tee Off Workshop

Are you looking for a unique way to engage with your team, clients and customers?
The Team Dynamics Team Tee Off Workshop is exactly what you are looking for.

Better Approach

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Unconventional Method

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Systematic Progression

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Online Support Group

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Better Approach

Unconventional Method

Our Promise:

– Increased Group Emotional Intelligence

– Improved Trust, Identity and Efficacy

– Greater Participation

– Cooperation, Collaboration

– Better decisions, more creative solutions, higher productivity

And, you’ll have fun!

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