Dr. Elia Gourgouris
Dr. Elia Gourgouris
Transforming businesses through
“Corporations believe that coaching helps keep employees and that the dollar investment in it is far less than the cost of replacing an employee.”

-David A. Thomas Fitzhugh, professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business Review

The Leadership Journey

Simply put, companies that thrive and prosper do so because of strong leaders. They are the difference-makers. Captain Mike Abrashoff is that kind of leader. Under his direction, USS Benfold, an underperforming Naval War Ship, became the best ship in the Pacific Fleet within 12 months. Through Capt. Mike’s experience, principles and practices—contained in his bestselling business book, It’s Your Ship— The Leadership Journey GLSWorld.com was born.

Dr. Elia partners with GLS Worldwide in facilitating The Leadership Journey, providing company leaders with the information, skills and tools needed to reimagine their leadership and inspire their people to drive results. The Leadership Journey includes reality-based problem solving, accountability trios, TalMetrics, a 360 survey and personal executive coaching every step of the way. In the end, participants will leave with a clear, actionable roadmap and a return-and-report accountability system to ensure successful results.

Company leaders and managers can also expect to know how to coach their own teams on a leadership journey, helping boost employee retention and productivity. According to Capt. Mike, he attributes part of his leadership success to the fact that he “recruited” his crew every day. He won over their hearts and their minds, and, thereby, increased their productivity.

According to a recent Gallup poll on employee engagement, the business community is facing a significant and costly challenge in employee morale, productivity and turnover. The Leadership Journey gives leaders the skills and tools needed to excite, engage and retain a qualified, unified and productive workforce.

Gallup Employee Engagement Index
29% show up happy and engaged in their work
52% show up not engaged
19% show up actively disengaged
(Source: Gallup Poll, October 2011)

Through the Leadership Journey, the 71% who are not engaged or actively disengaged can be transformed into productive and fully engaged leaders!

LDS Executive Coaching offers four options of personal and team development:

  1. The Leadership Journey
  2. Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  3. Your Best Year Yet
  4. Focus Your Vision