What Leaders Need Now

Are you leading with courage? Compassion?

Do you know what’s possible …
For you? Your team? Your organization?

Are you finding joy in your work?

“When faced with adversity, leaders have three choices: avoid it, endure it, or transform it. We facilitate transformation.”

– Andrea Chilcote

We Listen. We Guide.
We Enable Transformation.

What leaders need now is not a statement, but a key dialogue at a critical time. What began as questions leaders asked as the world entered one of the most significant crises of modern times became Morningstar Ventures’ founder Andrea Chilcote’s core work. She and her colleagues answered the call.


Introducing the Two 3s Program

Based on compelling and sound leadership qualities as well as core development practices introduced in Andrea Chilcote’s new book, What Leaders Need Now, the Two 3sSM Program creates an opportunity for transformational growth and change in an accessible and affordable format. This highly individualized, virtual or in-person coaching experience helps leaders begin, resume, or enrich their development journey, in partnership with a skilled coach and a small group of peers or team members.

See Andrea’s video and brochure for more information on the Two 3sSM program.

What Leaders Need NowSM

Inner Qualities and Essential Practices

Drawing upon thirty years of experience as a leadership development expert and executive coach, as well as three years of immersion into the effects of a global pandemic on organizational culture and employee well-being, author Andrea Chilcote envisions What Leaders Need Now: compassion, courage, and humility. She presents these three qualities as internal capabilities that can be grown, honed, and nurtured through the essential practices of development, reflection, and acknowledgment. It is then, she says, that you can “begin to embody the leader at the heart of your being.” 

Leaders with a strong sense of purpose, or those seeking one, will find this work simultaneously provocative and reassuring as we seek to unearth the potential in all for compassion, courage, and humility. The essential practices of development, reflection, and acknowledgment allow us to begin to examine beliefs, behaviors, and values and commit to being leaders who are most needed now in the workplace and in our communities.

We’re Here to Help You

"Andrea is courageous, empathetic, and completely focused. She has challenged me to do the deeper work and explore beliefs that sometimes hold me back. It has been a transforming journey for me and has shaped my perspective and the way I work with my clients.”

Executive Coaching

If leaders are to take on the daunting task of transformation – of a team or an entire organization – (indeed, the work of leaders), this requires an inward look toward their own transformation. An executive coach acts as a guide, a mirror to gain awareness, a thinking partner, and a safe place for testing ideas.

Team Transformation

Cohesive, high-functioning teams make better, faster decisions and tap into the skills and opinions of all members. They don’t waste time on the wrong issues, revisiting the same topics repeatedly because of conflict avoidance or a lack of shared commitment. Cohesive teams are a competitive advantage – and a lot more fun!

“While Andrea is a role model for someone skilled at reflection, and she goes deep into her and others' theories on “why” something is or feels the way it does, she is skilled at bringing those theories back into the reality of the complex and uncertain world in which we live and work. That ability to take deep reflection and make the outcome feel actionable is a rare skill not possessed by many. Perhaps the most important quality I/the team needed from her was the ability to portray absolute, unquestionable trustworthiness – trust that content uncovered in the work was completely confidential, trust that she was there for YOU, not for herself or someone else, and trust that she was with you no matter how tough it got. This attribute is a table stakes item that provides the underlying foundation for the hard work we tackled together.”
Janet Barnard
Former Chief People Officer, Cox Automotive & Founder/Owner Era Novum Consulting

Thought Leadership


What Leaders Need Now: Why Have an Executive Coach | Episode 12

Have you ever considered working with an executive coach, but weren’t sure if it would be right for you? Andrea talks with Virginia Neiswender, Associate General Counsel at Cox Enterprises, and David Clapp, Managing Partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, about why they started working with a coach, how they selected theirs, and the benefits they gained from it. They also discuss the difference between a mentor and an executive coach and why they are both so valuable in your career. These executive leaders will provide you with their personal insights so that you make an informed decision whether or not executive coaching can help in your career journey.

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So, You Have an Executive Coach…Now What?

By Andrea Chilcote
This article was born from my latest podcast episode in which I interviewed two clients about their experience with executive coaching. David Clapp of CarterBaldwin Executive Search and Virginia Neiswender of Cox Enterprises kindly spent time with me to help other leaders understand the benefits of coaching and share some of the best practices for maximizing its impact.

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What Leaders Need Now: Courage in Leadership | Episode 11

Often you get advice from people who haven’t actually “done it.” Not this time. Janet Barnard, former C-suite leader, who came up from the ranks to help lead a $3.5B business and was the first female in many of her roles, talks with me about courageous leadership. Her thoughtful and spot-on advice to leaders at any level shouldn’t be missed. Janet discusses her journey, what she learned along the way, and says, “You can do more than you think you can by changing your self-talk.” Believe it!

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“The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”

– Bob Dylan

Leaders need support now more than ever before. So much is at stake. Andrea and our contributors can help you and your team on a journey of transformation through executive coaching and team development.