The leadership transformation facilitators at Authentic Leadership International (ALI) guide leaders across the globe to soar above and beyond their performance goals so they can develop into the leaders they only dreamed they could be. Our clients include individual leaders, small-to-medium enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies; we specialize in working with multi-cultural teams.



Many business coaches specialize in helping their clients with tactical and transactional activities. The leadership coaches at ALI work with international leaders to facilitate transformation on a much deeper level.

We operate from the tenet that Organizations Don’t Change, People Do. In other words, It’s not one individual or team, even with changed policy, who can determine the course for an entire institution.  Instead, organizations are made up of individuals who, when operating in alignment with each other and with the vision and values of the organization, together create transformation for the company.  So it’s not the organization itself which charts a new course, it’s the people within it who do.

We believe that transformation always starts from within. Based on this principle, we help individuals and organizations to identify and understand their true goals so that they may align their actions and behaviors with their core values. This guides them to achieve lasting transformation – and to higher levels of personal and professional freedom, joy and fulfillment.

“Vision without action is merely a dream, action without vision just passes the time. Vision with purposeful action can change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

The stats1 are in…

Commissioned by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the Global Coaching Client Study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that of study participants,

  • 70% reported enhanced work performance
  • 80% said self-confidence increased
  • 67% noted a better work/life balance

Even better,

  • 99% of companies and individuals report a high degree of satisfaction, saying they are either “somewhat” or “very satisfied” with their overall coaching experience.

Is coaching worth your investment?

  • 86% of companies reported that they at least made their investment back. But really, how can you put a price tag on the long-term benefits of experiencing greater freedom, joy, and fulfillment?

Change Versus Transformation:

There’s a difference between change and transformation. You can change your clothes. You can change your haircut. You can change where you live or the car you drive. But you can just as easily change your hair back to the way it was, move back to your old address and reclaim your former wheels.

Not so with transformation.

Transformation happens at a much deeper level. It’s about going deep within your soul to meet the bigger version of yourself. A shift in your consciousness happens, and returning to the “way things were” or the “old you” is no longer possible. That’s our definition of transformation.

Say Hello to the Bigger Version of You:

Truth be told, it takes a lot of courage to be authentic in today’s world. We’re often asked what it means to be bold. Our answer is always the same: you get to decide that. It’s different for everyone. That’s part of what authenticity is all about.

Our purpose as change leadership facilitators at ALI is to help you transform into that “bigger” version of yourself. Your skills, your education, your confidence…have taken you this far. Yet deep within, you know that there’s so much more.

What Does Transformation Look Like?

Our clients often tell us that they are better able to get in touch with their true selves, to more clearly understand where their limiting beliefs about themselves and about what’s possible originate, and to muster the courage needed to step out of that old way of being which no longer works…into a life and career which are infinitely more fulfilling.

That might mean leaving a less satisfying job to take on a more fulfilling one, stepping away to focus on family, speaking up to claim your inner power, going after that promotion, or expanding your reach (or any combination of those!). In short, it means you get to shine even more brightly…

Now let’s take those bold moves – and soar to higher levels – together.

  • "Colleen is an expert in building leadership programs for both emerging leaders and international women leaders. She effectively executed leadership workshops for women in our organization of various levels of professional stages, including executives and women preparing to travel internationally. Her commitment to supporting women is admirable. And the training and mentorship programs are dynamic, engaging, and provide all the fundamentals necessary to succeed abroad, and in new positions of leadership."
    - Bianca Jones
  • "I highly recommend Colleen as a coach and leader. She coached me through challenging experiences. Colleen understood my situations and helped me to see new choices and perspectives with her creativity, logic, intuition and compassion. Her insights opened new pathways for me. I appreciated the professionalism, high energy and problem-solving that she brought to our conversations."
    - Marcia Tank
  • "Colleen has a well organized approach to career building and helps you create a sensible approach to your professional growth. She was very helpful to me when I went through a variety of internal promotion and external job interviews. I achieved all of the goals that were originally identified for my career and Colleen played a critical role in that success. "
    - Matt Markowitz
  • "Colleen is a keen and perceptive listener, unafraid to challenge herself and others. Having lived and worked in different countries, she is able to interact with people from multicultural environments and diverse backgrounds. Colleen has a friendly disposition without losing sight of the task at hand...!"
    - Neha Coureil
  • Colleen, I just read your newest blog today in my email on Transformational Leadership. Thank you so much for writing about this! I have finally found a description of the leadership style that best suits me and know how to move forward without comparing myself to other leaders and how they lead.
    Anne Poole
  • I love your tips and will be sharing your link with others. I like the idea of BOLDLY changing the way one conversation at a time. You are an inspiration for many and I truly appreciate the work that you and your team does!
    Kelley Bell