Why Executive Coaching?

The current economic expansion is creating some very critical needs in present and future leadership.  The bench is not very deep with capable executives ready to step into CEO and other Senior Executive roles.  This condition coupled with the current demand of the economic expansion are placing a huge demand upon creating a dynamic emphasis on leadership development.

Leadership models are changing based on sound research!

One must be sure that when they embrace leadership development is not “old school” and embraces the new mindsets, attitudes and competences that work well for both the leader and their teams.

The time is NOW to address a holistic approach to leadership development that will reward all those engaged today and tomorrow!


CEO Maker

Transactional or Transformational Leader

Hard Data focus or incorporate Soft Data

Subject Matter Expert or Agile Leader

“Command & Control” or “Collaborative/Relationship Focused”

Consideration for Excellent
Leadership Development


Have you reached your full potential as a leader?

Do you know the 3 Mastery Competencies companies are seeking today?

What would it take to move you to the top 10% of leaders and ahead of your competition?

The future belongs to those who are prepared and aware of the opportunities when they surface!


Research reveals that leadership competencies developed best when there is a focus on strengths.  Strengths have passion and purpose built into them.

Areas for development generate the most improvement when they are coupled with the energy in the strength.  It is using the natural energy and thirst in the strength to bring purpose and desire into the development area.  Win – Win!



Leadership development has too often focused on the mind or behaviors.  The integration of body, mind and spirit brings a broader and deeper depth to understand an individual’s true offer in sync with their purpose.

Dr. Jim is a Certified Leadership Coach of the Strozzi Institute in somatic coaching – integration of body, mind and spirit.




Does internal talent provide sufficient depth to progress to their next level?  If not, what development, experience, etc. is required for each one to be ready.

If internal talent is not available or cannot be developed within a realistic time, how will this need be address.




Have you tapped into your
​​​​​​​Full potential?

Executive Leadership Institute Inc. brings a depth of experience from Executive  Coaching, Executive Recruitment combined with years of experience to guide you through the process.

One of our recent examples of Succession Planning is David Sweiderk who moved from EVP/COO of one organization to President & CEO of a $3.4 billion company.  Listen to David’s recommendation below:

Why Executive Leadership Institute Inc.?

​​​​​​​The combination of using an Executive Recruiter who is a seasoned Executive Coach to CEO’s and Executive teams is what sets Dr. Jim Rives apart from the competition.  Jim continues to seek out the latest research on leadership, leadership agility and an understanding of dynamic cultures and markets.

CEO’s say that they retain Jim for these primary reasons:

  • Brings an understanding of the deeper elements of human interaction and the critical behaviors, mindsets, attitudes along with experience and competencies to generate a winning combination.
  • Clarity: CEO’s state that his ability to bring clarity to the process and how it interacts with the culture and potential of the organization are superb.
  • Winning Track Record:  The ability to discern the current and future needs of the market and the organization and match this with potential leaders for the organization is why CEO’s seek him out year after year.
  • The continued depth of his learning hones his insights and skills to bring understandings much deeper than other coaches bother to consider

And over 40 years  leadership experience

Dr. Jim Rives
Executive Coach

​​​​​​Jim enjoys a depth of leadership experience from 9 years with a major national bank, CEO of several corporations, community and municipality leadership experience as well as served on the Board of Trustees for a Graduate School.

He has worked with major banks and credit unions across the  US along with community organizations as an Executive Coach/Recruiter.  He formed Executive Leadership Institute Inc. over 10 years ago to bring a deeper understanding of leadership development in a world who is rapidly losing mentors.  The warmth of his care and concern is quickly felt allowing him to gain a deeper rapport and trust.

His passion is bring clarity and freedom to make wise choices that better the lives of both the executive and the organization they serve.

Coaching is one individual at a time to surface their individual uniqueness, strengths, passion and impact.  He believes each individual has more to offer and only needs help and insights to embrace a future with more possibilities.






So Many Executives –
​​​​​​​   So Few Leaders


David Sweiderk
President & CEO

You will be surprised at the level of excellence, the enrichments
and the value from working with Dr. Jim​​​​​​​

Give Jim at a call at 602 826-1238 or send him an email today
​​​​​​​to set up a time to chat about Executive Coaching
to take your future to the next level!