Creating the future is now the primary requirement of leadership.


The Strategic Breakthrough Results℠ (SBR) Program is the result of a tireless quest for the core principles, structure, and actions necessary for performance breakthroughs that has withstood the test of time, geography, and economic dislocations. It is the result of pain-staking experience, research, and field application. It is now distilled into the vital few actions that support leaders to raise the bar on performance and inspire stakeholders to commit and fulfill goals, formerly thought to be unobtainable.



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  • L&A showed consistent sensitivity to cultural nuance and helped us forge a highly coordinated, results focused leadership team as we expanded throughout Asia. Dave Laveman provided executive coaching to me in my capacity as CEO of the region. He had a great grasp of the strategic, cultural and people factors that enabled our successful strategic implementation. Through our coaching relationship I grew as a leader and even more importantly, as a person.
    — D. Steven Lin
    CEO GMAC Commercial Holdings, Asia
  • Dave Laveman has been a trusted coach to me, my executive colleagues, and the broader senior management team. He earned our trust by quickly grasping the essence of our business, making excellent, practical recommendations and assisting with the implementation. His integrity and trustworthiness are of the highest caliber.
    — Barry Gersten
    President Capmark Investments, EVP Lending and Mortgage Banking.
  • During his two years of coaching me and my leadership team at Cargill Ventures, we clarified our mission, created the right organizational structure for our objectives, and successfully reformulated our strategic priorities in the face of significant market change. Dave showed a rare sensitivity to the outer demands of leadership while guiding me to take much greater advantage of my own inner resources. He introduced practices and perspectives that I continue to apply successfully and whose benefits have been clearly noted by others.
    — Jim Sayre
    Senior Managing Director, Black River Asset Management and Former President, Cargill Ventures
  • Dave created a very effective development tool that helped me understand how I was perceived by others and what I could do to be more effective. He challenged (and guided) me to look in areas I often pay little attention to and that is where I made, what I know are, life and career changing discoveries. I now have a clear, conscious vision, a daily focus, and a renewed and sustainable enthusiasm.
    — Philip Long
    Chief Risk Officer, Leucadia and former EVP and Board Member of Capmark Finance and Capmark Bank.
  • During our company’s acquisition, Dave’s forward-thinking approach was pivotal in establishing clarity as we mapped out the future. This was invaluable to me both personally and at a professional level; I’ve also taken the lessons learned to my subsequent opportunities in a very effective way.
    — John Weaver
    Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, GMAC Commercial Holdings
  • Dave Laveman and his team at L&A have helped me improve my leadership in significant ways. His questions are provocative and recommendations go to the heart of the issue. My ability to successfully envision the future I want to create and then do it has been of great value.
    — Gilad Kuperman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director of Quality Assurance & Informatics, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Former Director Clinical Informatics, Partners HealthCare System
  • Dave prodded me to think ‘outside the box’ with an approach that was consistently empowering. This led to increased organizational presence and helped me appreciate my own capabilities as a leader at a much greater depth. In turn I was able to obtain a CAO position at a major Healthcare Organization.
    — Mark F. Hulse
    CAO, Moffett Healthcare, former CIO, Northshore Medical Center
  • Dave Laveman has been an advisor, and personal coach to me, our CIO and our executive team at Partner Healthcare Systems. He and the L&A team have done a variety of assignments including turning around major stalled initiatives, improving key processes and helping us cut our IT expenditures in half without any loss of either “lights on” effectiveness or research into new technologies. They identified the core issues in a concise and readily understandable way without oversimplifying the solutions. They helped us develop a clear, actionable and effective set of interventions.
    — Mary Finlay
    Deputy Chief Information Office, Partners HealthCare System
  • Dave and his colleagues delivered a customized approach that developed our leadership team. Their flexibility, cooperativeness, and adaptability to our needs goes beyond a standard coaching engagement: they have helped us create relationships with individuals and companies outside of our normal network that support our key transformational initiatives and have provided valuable recommendations to us as individuals and as a team, significantly improve the way we educate and learn.
    — Mark Mooney
    Senior VP and CIO, Global Technology Systems, McGraw-Hill Education