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Soderquist Leadership

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About the Soderquist Center

The Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing values-based leaders around the world. The Soderquist Center is affiliated with John Brown University and operates two facilities in Northwest Arkansas. Don Soderquist, retired COO and Senior Vice Chairman of Walmart Stores, Inc., founded the Soderquist Center in 1999. Since that date, we’ve worked with hundreds of organizations and impacted thousands of leaders who are making a difference in the marketplace today.

Executive Coaching—by actual executives

What makes Soderquist Executive Coaches different than others? Ours have executive experience—20 years on average. Imagine that—executives coaching executives.

These one-on-one sessions are designed to provide a sounding board for decision-making, assistance in developing succession plans, and preparing for future executive roles. Our coaches use assessment instruments, tailored for senior leaders, to identify specific development needs.

Meet our Executive Coaches.

MILESTONE | Open-Enrollment Leadership Development program for highly-promotable individuals

MilestoneTM is a high-impact, 4-day, total immersion experience at Greystone Estate in Northwest Arkansas for 15 high-potential leaders from a variety of industries.

The week includes personal interaction with accomplished senior leaders, assessment-based personal coaching, facilitated content sessions, purposeful peer discussion, and outdoor experiential learning.

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Leadership Academy | 3-tiered Leadership Development program for highly-promotable employees

Leadership Academy is a dynamic process for your emerging leaders that compliments your internal development efforts and couches leadership into your organization's cultural context.

3 distinct themes - Lead Yourself, Lead Others, and Lead Your Organization - provide a multi-format approach beyond classroom learning alone. Participants will learn from accomplished senior leaders, experiential initiatives, personalized assessments, and assignments between courses.

How does Leadership Academy fit into your organization?

Team Building

Accelerate team formation to high performance through Soderquist team-building programs. These offerings are a blend of components including content facilitation, personalized assessments, and indoor or outdoor experiential learning, commonly hosted at either one of our two ropes course locations in Northwest Arkansas. Ropes courses feature both high and low elements that challenge participants to go beyond their comfort zone. What we find is that, working together under constraints toward objectives not directly related to a team's day-to-day activities often surfaces dynamics that have tremendous impact on their performance at work.

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FREE Leadership Videos

A growing library of great video content featuring admired leaders. Watch for your own development or use a video in your next leadership talk. Watch more videos.

Video Discussion Kits

Pre-made slide decks with embedded video, printable discussion guides, and participant handouts for you to host a meaningful leadership conversation with your team. Browse Video Kits.