Leigh Ann Errico is the principal of LAeRRICO & partners Leadership, which she founded in 2007 to focus on Executive Development, Individual & Team Coaching and Leadership Strategy. Leigh Ann is dedicated to guiding business leaders to transform their lives and their careers by astutely addressing their choices and their challenges to achieve their desired results. She equips her clients to strengthen their teams for peak performance by fast-tracking individual growth and optimizing group dynamics. Her career trajectory enables her to wear the hats of executive coach, team coach, advisor and consultant, depending on the needs of each individual client or team.
Leigh Ann is committed to continually expanding and deepening her knowledge. She completed the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University to become a certified Executive Coach (ICF) and is certified to administer the instrument “The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory” (ESCI) for Emotional Intelligence with the Hay Group. Additionally, she is a Corentus-certified Team Coach, which has further strengthened her team coaching toolkit and expanded her skills to create sustainable, measurable and lasting effects to improve team performance. Further supporting her expertise in team dynamics, Leigh Ann is also certified to administer the Team Conversational Norms Diagnostic Instrument. She has studied Somatic Coaching with a Master Somatic Coach to harness the power of areas such as Sensation, Breath, Voice, Mood and Center. Adult Stages of Development, based on extensive research from Harvard and Dr. Suzanne Cook-Greuter, is a large foundation of her practice.
Leigh Ann’s achievements in academia are complemented by her success in the business world, across numerous industries and within various areas of expertise (e.g. sales, marketing, technology and finance). She has held roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resources for two decades. In 2016, Leigh Ann joined Daiichi Sankyo, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, to drive their corporate transformation as VP of HR. Earlier, she served as a VP within HR for Schering Plough Global Pharmaceuticals. In summer 2018, Leigh Ann returned to her core passion – to apply her wealth of experience to LAeRRICO & partners Leadership.
Leigh Ann taps into her understanding to support change in leaders, cultures and outcomes. By customizing interventions and trainings for teams that require third-party support in order to put more useful systems, processes and rules of engagement in place, her clients are better able to serve their organization, their team and themselves. Furthermore, she is a public speaker and trainer on leadership topics that drive inspiration, commitment and results.
In addition to the Georgetown University & Corentus Certifications, Leigh Ann holds two Master’s degrees in Organizational Behavior Psychology and Corporate Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Human Resources Management from Salve Regina University.
Children are Leigh Ann’s number one priority as a proud mother of four young children. In 2013, she founded Wear the Cape™ along with the 501 C3-approved kidkind foundation. The mission of this initiative is to promote kindness and heroic character throughout communities. To date, Leigh Ann’s “passion project” has impacted over 15,000 students’ lives with scholarships and over 50 schools with assemblies, in addition to providing free educational resources and children’s books across the country.
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