"Companies Continue To Invest In Corporate Leadership Development Despite Turbulent Economy"

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Silicon Valley Leadership Coaching Firm Reports Companies Continue to Invest in Their People Regardless of Tough Economic Times.

Mariposa Leadership, a San Francisco-based leadership coaching firm, reports that despite the dampening effects of the economy, many companies are continuing to invest in leadership development to maximize their executive and employee performance impact.

Mariposa reports that, increasingly, more and more companies are realizing that leadership development can have a dramatic, positive and long lasting impact on executives and employees working in this volatile economy. While the rise in corporate training continues to defy the economy, corporations are also becoming more selective in what they are buying and who they are working with.

"In today's volatile economic environment, corporate leaders are scrutinizing every dime being spent and scrutinizing vendors with more forethought. We continue to see a steady increase of new companies investing in executive coaching and leadership development despite the economic headwinds," states Mariposa Leadership Founder/CEO, Sue Bethanis. "Companies want capable leaders in place to support corporate initiatives, and they're willing to invest in their employees to accelerate their business environment and differentiate themselves from their competition. Further, they want proven coaching/consulting firms to address their varied needs."

She also expressed the importance of retention: "Even during economic slowdowns, your best leaders are mobile and other companies want them. Formalizing succession planning and leadership development is imperative to retain your top talent -- both your key executives and critical high-potential leaders. Leadership coaching, in particular, is a great way to develop leaders because it's not a one-time event; it sustains learning over time."

Bethanis tells the story of a recent conversation with a client: "A VP of Engineering at a high-tech corporation who was sponsoring a leadership development program told me that despite major budgetary concerns he was still going to do another Emerging Leaders Coaching program for the currently identified high-potential leaders. 'We will find the money,' he said, 'This is way too important to the future of our company.'"

To find out more about Mariposa Leadership and about how your company can improve leadership skills through leadership coaching services, visit http://www.mariposaleadership.com or call 310-462-4633.

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Founded in 1996 by Sue Bethanis, Mariposa Leadership, Inc. provides leadership coaching services to corporate leaders and managers in the high-tech, biotech, cleantech industries in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and the Los Angeles Basin. Mariposa Leadership works with executives primarily through highly personalized, 6-month 1-1 leadership coaching. They also work with emerging leaders, customizing 4-month programs, which blends 1-1 coaching with group coaching. Both programs focus on how improving leadership skills lead to better business results.

Susan J. Bethanis, Ed.D., is the Founder/CEO of Mariposa Leadership, Inc., author of Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate Sage and host of the popular leadership forum Wise Talk.

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