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Leadership Certifications

Personal, Professional, and Team Development Certification

Lead Today currently offers two certifications:

Personal, Professional, and Team Development Certification

Coaching for Change Certification (only offered to selected clients who have completed the first certification)

The following is a basic outline of the training and requirements for Lead Today’s proprietary certification entitled:

Personal, Professional, and Team Development

This certification includes training in four key arenas (modules):

  • Self-awareness
  • Leading Self
  • Leading Others
  • Leading Healthy Organizations

This course of study, training, and coaching requires a minimum of six months to complete (60 hours) and the construction and implemetation of a personal, professional, and team playbook that meets the requirements of this training.


Each participant will be able to demonstrate competent understanding and application of their human temperament – Jung Typology Profiler (guide and assessment provided), as well as their workplace Strengths provided by Strengths Finder products.

Leading Self

Each participant will be able to demonstrate the ability to recognize how to leverage personal strengths toward their personal goals.

Each participant will be able to recognize personal blindspots and ways to curb these from unproductive behaviors and negative effects upon others.

Leading Others

Each participant will define and differentiate between mentoring, consulting, and coaching.

Each participant will learn and be able to demonstrate reverse engineering toward the planning and attaining of team and organizational goals.

Each participant will be able to demonstrate the basic constructs of leadership effectiveness (vision, focus, influence).

Healthy Organizations

Each participant will be able to explain the difference between the basic functions of leadership with the cultivating aspects of healthy organizations (sustainability values and practices). Each participant will be introduced to a variety of tools to assist them in their current and future endeavors adding healthy habits and practices.

Playbook Construction and Implementation

Each participant will be able to construct a playbook for their personal, professional, and team endeavors. The playbook clearly describes vision, values, mission, goals, goal steps, focus, habits, and the needed character elements to achieve the vision.

Playbook construction begins in module one and continues throughout the learning process. Certification requires each playbook’s ability to demonstrate the powerful effect of reverse engineering or what we call alignment.

Each participant will be able to construct, edit, modify, and update their playbook as needed.


Upon satisfactory completion, certification is rewarded to the participant. The certificate is presented in our attractive display folder and signed by a Lead Today coach and if possible, a representative from the participant’s organization.


Jim is a friend to leaders. His heart beats to help leaders grow and change their world. He has the passion, the tools and the expertise to help leaders lead more effectively. I highly recommend him and Lead Today to anyone with the passion to be a greater influence in the world they lead."
~ Doug Osness Enthusist, Speaker, Author, CEO, Realtor

Jim Piper has a keen sense of business - from fresh ideas for growth to implementation of those ideas. He holds me accountable and pushes me to my limits in attempt to help me achieve the goals I have established! It's obvious his desire to help others succeed in their business will raise up excellent leaders in our community!"
~ Jane Gallagher President, Accurate Financial, Inc

Jim is an engaging speaker and leader. He has a unique ability to address difficult issues in ways that are both challenging and encouraging. He is a catalytic leader that brings out the best efforts of those he leads."
~ Dale Flanders


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