Leadership Development that's Convenient and Effective

The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is an intensive VIRTUAL leadership development program for individuals ready to take their team and leadership skills to an entirely new level:

  • Delivered LIVE via Zoom video conference.  Fully participate from anywhere in the world; no travel required.
  • Leverages the power of a dedicated and focused learning community; learn in the company of like-minded professionals.
  • Rigorous.  You'll have homework and you'll be held accountable.
  • Application-oriented.  Learning is not enough, you'll be expected to apply what you've learned.
  • Professional instruction with personal attention.
  • Endorsed by leaders in the training and development industry.
  • Does it work?  Absolutely!  Read what graduates are saying CLICK HERE


Leadership for the “Inspiration Economy”

Tom_heck_120 From the desk of Tom Heck
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators

Motivation -- it’s been the number one tool of leaders throughout history. 

Motivation worked during the “Industrial Age” and even the “Information Age” but times have changed.  Leaders that use the old carrot-and-stick motivation strategies find they are struggling today.

What happened?

Answer:  Evolution

We have evolved into the “Inspiration Age” which requires a new leadership approach with individuals and teams.

Motivation vs. Inspiration

The dictionary defines motivation as providing someone with a motive; to move, impel, induce, incite.

To inspire means to infuse with an encouraging or exalting influence, to animate, to stimulate by a divinity, a genius, an idea or a passion.

Inspiration is derived from the Latin root spirare, meaning to breathe, to give life, to express.

The difference is clear
:  Inspiring is other-focused while motivating is self-focused. Inspiring serves you where motivating serves me.

The difference in teams is palpable: inspired people arouse the hearts of others—employees and colleagues, customers and suppliers—and this translates directly into improved business performance.

To build and lead inspired teams YOU must be inspired!

In the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program you'll learn proven strategies, tactics and tools for building and leading inspired (i.e. high performing) teams.

You’ll no longer need to rely on motivational “techniques”, seducing team members with carrots that speak only to their outer lives and superficial selves.

You’ll learn how to inspire superior performance by speaking to the inner lives and deeper needs of team members and anyone with whom you have a business relationship. 

The changes you’ll make will be profound.

You’ll show up differently and people will notice.

You'll receive the ongoing support you need to APPLY what you've learned in street-smart ways.

Best of all, you’ll be working in a community of like-minded people, all of whom are reaching for a higher and better way.

This is your opportunity to learn how to move yourself and your team beyond fear and resignation and into a place of possibility and power.

This is the path of the Leader As Coach.

Read the experiences of our graduates HERE.

This is an exciting journey I look forward to taking with you.


Tom Heck
President and Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators
Lead Trainer at the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program


Enroll Now CLICK  HERE

Becoming a Coach Leader

The best leaders today use the coach approach to build high performing teams because it’s the most effective way to leverage the strengths of the team.

In order for you and your organization to thrive you must learn how to lead using coaching skills.

Coaching is the next generation of management leadership.

In the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program you'll make the shift away from the ineffective traditional "carrot and stick" model of leading to a model based on inspiration, abundance and personal responsibility.

Examples of shifts you'll make:

From Traditional Leader - - TO - - Leader as Coach

1. Managing merely for results - - TO - - Developing the strengths of the employee
2. “You report to me” - - TO - - “Tell me how I can help”
3. Babysitting the employees’ smallness - - TO - - Challenging the employees to be great

>> Click on the link below to view more shifts your key staff will make:


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Endorsed by Brian Biro, one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building

Brian_biro"This is absolutely the most incredible program and it's an amazing value.  The only programs I've seen that even come close to this program cost $5,000 -- $10,000 !"

Brian Biro is the best selling author of "Beyond Success!" and 7 other titles on leadership development.  He is an award winning speaker and trainer who works with Fortune 500 companies.

Read testimonials from program graduates HERE.


How You and Your Organization Will Benefit

By enrolling in the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program, you're guaranteed to learn what it takes to be a high impact leader. 

But learning is not enough. 

There are lots of people who know what to do, but don't do it. 

This program is different because you'll actually put what you learn into action on a regular basis and you'll have the ongoing support needed to make your new behaviors habitual. 

In other words, how you show up in the world is going to change. 

Here are just some of the changes you'll notice...

How YOU (the participant) Will Benefit:

  • Increased personal and job satisfaction
  • Reduced Stress
  • Clarity of Purpose and Life Direction
  • Increased Self-Confidence
  • Improved Ability to Establish and Build Trust
  • Increased Ability to Make Sharper Decisions
  • Increased Ability to Communicate and Build Rapport


How Your ORGANIZATION Will Benefit:

  • Competitive Advantage in Attracting New Employees
  • Commitment Breeds Commitment
  • Increased Productivity
  • Increased Creativity
  • Better Ability to Adapt to Change
  • Staying Competitive

For more details click on the link directly below

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Program Elements

The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is a 7-week program with a proven framework of 7 elements which provide the optimal level of training and support so you experience the results you're after.

7 Program Elements: 

  1. Weekly Live Video Conferences on Leadership and Personal Development Topics
  2. Weekly Group Coaching
  3. Weekly One-On-One Laser Coaching
  4. Moderated Participant-Only Discussion Forum
  5. Private Password-Protected Resource Library
  6. Multifaceted System of Accountability
  7. Special Bonus Sessions and Material 

These program elements are explained in greater detail below.

Program Element # 1: Live Video Conferences on leadership and personal development topics

Weekly Leadership & Personal Development Training

Each week Tom Heck, President and Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators and creator of the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program will lead a live and interactive Video Conference.  Each class is designed to help you make the transition from traditional manager to Coach Leader.

These weekly Leadership Video Conferences are held on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:15 pm Eastern (New York City time zone).  The weekly Group Coaching Calls (detailed further down the page) are held on Thursdays from 1 to 2 pm Eastern.  All calls are recorded and archived for your convenience.

Video Conferencing -- Convenient & Dynamic Learning

The video conferencing is not all lecture - - far from it.  In these video conferencing classes you'll be treated like the professional you are and expected to show up ready to ask questions, give comments, and share feedback.  It's a lot like a graduate level class.

We use Zoom video conferencing in a way that is a lot like a live (in person) workshop.  The instructor will place you in discussion groups of 2 to 4 people to talk (privately) with each other and then "bring you back" to the main (virtual) room.  You'll be engaged like never before.

Recordings Archived

Each video conference is recorded and posted at a special password protected "Members Only Area" where participants can also download class notes and resources.


WEEK 1:  Personal Balance

WEEK 2:  High Productivity

WEEK 3:  Self-Management

WEEK 4:  Communication

WEEK 5:  Healthy Boundaries

WEEK 6:  Quality Work

WEEK 7:  Taking Initiative / Entrepreneurial Mindset


Click on the link below to read a complete description of the curriculum.


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Endorsed by Barry Rellaford, cofounder of CoveyLink and head trainer of "The Speed of Trust"

Barryrellaford"A lot of leadership development tends to be short-term "events" (reading a book, listening to a CD, attending a workshop, etc.).  Though valuable, this type of short-term training doesn't give you the opportunity to get feedback as  you apply what you're learning.  The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is different because you learn new skills over a 7-week period and you have ongoing coaching and support from Tom Heck and the rest of the community as you apply what you've learned.  This program is a great investment."

Barry Rellaford is a globally sought-after leadership development expert. He regularly speaks and trains internationally, having led programs in 15 countries with participants representing over 50 different nations.  His clients include Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Coinstar, Toyota and others. He has worked closely with Stephen M. R. Covey in developing the “Leading at the SPEED of TRUST” training program, organizational assessment, and the SPEED of TRUST individual Audit and is the head trainer for Covey-Link (the Speed of Trust organization).



Program Element # 2: Group Coaching by Telephone Conference Call

How many times have you attended a great workshop or conference and intended to apply what you learned? 

And then the reality of your day-to-day challenges surface.  Time goes by and it's back to the same-old-same-old. 

What you need is ongoing support to fully apply what you've learned.

"What happens after training is just as important and probably more important than the training itself."
   -- Will Thalmer,
Learning Expert

The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program provides you with weekly Group Coaching during the program so you receive the support and encouragement you need to put knowledge into action.

Group Coaching helps you APPLY what you're learning in this program and outside of this program.  Through Group Coaching, you'll convert learning into results that matter.

-- What Is Coaching?

-- Who Will Actually Provide The Coaching?

-- How Does Coaching Work and Is It Really Effective?

-- Does Support Really Continue for 12 Months?


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Program Element # 3: Weekly One-On-One Laser Coaching

In sports, the highest performing athletes work one-on-one with a success coach because they've found that it helps them play at the highest level.  And in the business world, the highest performing leaders have found the same to be true - - working one-on-one with a success coach helps them play at the highest level.

Working one-on-one with a success coach costs between $700 and $3000 per month which can represent a financial barrier for many who aspire to become a high performing leader.

In the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program you'll have weekly opportunities to receive the same kind of one-on-one success coaching  that top leaders receive and it's all part of the program (no extra fee).

It's called "Laser Coaching" and it's 15 minutes of focused one-on-one support with Head Coach Tom Heck.  Tom has years of experience coaching leaders from around the world and he brings all of this to a laser-like focused session to help you. 

Many who enroll in the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program find these Laser Coaching Sessions worth the price of enrollment alone!


Program Element # 4: Moderated Participant-Only Discussion Forum

When you get motivated, like-minded people together magic happens. There is power in community.

Leveraging the power of community is what the Moderated Participant-Only Discussion Forum is all about.

  • Bounce an idea off our objective and knowledgeable community.
  • Get help finding a specific resource or contact.
  • Receive inspiration and motivation.

Program participants can ask a question of Head Coach Tom Heck through this Forum and receive feedback from Tom and the entire community.

No doubt you already have a network of friends and colleagues.  But are they committed to personal and leadership development?  Have they dedicated themselves to putting what they learn into action

At the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program you'll join a group of people who are playing a bigger game and the Discussion Forum allows you to tap into the wisdom and power of this community.


Program Element # 5: Private Password-Protected Resource Library

Enrollment in the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program includes full access to an information rich password-protected Resource Library.  Inside you'll discover valuable resources, recommendations, useful tools, audio downloads, and other member only benefits.

The Resource Library contains valuable information such as:

  • Special Self-Paced and Self-Study Programs
  • Assessments designed to help you grow as a leader
  • Exclusive Audio Interviews with Leadership & Personal Development Experts you can download and listen to at your convenience
  • Special Articles and reports you can use and share
  • Participant supplied resources
  • and more!


Program Element # 6: Multifaceted System of Accountability

If all you do is learn new information then the program has failed.  To be a success, you must DO something.  You must take action.  This piece of the equation is so important that we've built in a meaningful and effective Accountability System designed to help convert learning into action and ultimately, success.

The job of this program is not complete until learning has been converted into results that matter to you and your organization.  The Accountability System helps assure results.

The Accountability System has several layers, all of which are designed to support you and the rest of this learning community.

You'll be supported and held accountable by:

  • Head Coach Tom Heck
  • Your Assigned Study Partner
  • Your Direct Supervisor at Work
  • One of Your Direct Reports
  • The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program Learning Community

Click on the link directly below to learn more about the Accountability System


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Program Element # 7: Special Bonus Sessions and Material

Have you ever attended a conference where a highly paid keynote speaker presented career (or life) changing information and WISHED you had the opportunity to ask the speaker questions? 

If you've ever helped arrange a conference and brought in a highly paid keynote speaker then you know it can be difficult if not impossible to arrange a Q&A session for the conferees (too many people and not enough time). 

The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is different.

Here you'll have the opportunity to speak with some of the top team and leadership development authors and trainers in the world.

Here are a few of the speakers who've visited our program in the past:

David Allen -- Productivity guru and best selling author of "Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress Free Productivity"

Barry Rellaford -- Head trainer at Stephen M.R. Covey's "Speed of Trust" program

Bea Fields -- Gen-Y in the workplace expert and author of "Millennial Leaders"

Gregg Levoy -- Author of "Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life"

You might be wondering why these and other famous highly paid trainers and authors visit the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program as a guest speaker. 

The reason is simple:  40,000 subscribers

That is the number of subscribers to the e-newsletter of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators (IATF).  This list helps Head Coach Tom Heck to convince famous authors and trainers to visit our live classes and be in dialogue with you.  They know I'll be recording the conversation and then posting it at the IATF website where leaders, trainers, facilitators, coaches, and  educators from 103 countries will have access to it.  Yes, these guest speakers do enjoy sharing their wisdom with you AND they also enjoy knowing new and more people will be exposed to their work through the IATF e-newsletter.

Simply put, we're able to leverage the IATF list size to your benefit.

In addition to the special guest speakers, we provide you with free access to recordings of IATF leadership and personal development TeleSeminars that others pay $79 each to access.



The open enrollment Leader As Coach Fast Track Program maintains the following weekly schedule:

Every Tuesday

1 - 2:15 pm EST (NY City time zone) -- Leadership TeleSeminar

Every Thursday

1 - 2 pm EST (NY City time zone) -- Group Coaching Call

One-on-One Coaching

Optional 15 minute long one-on-one "Laser Coaching" sessions are offered weekly by appointment on an as needed basis.  Times to be determined.

Bonus Sessions

Usually scheduled for Monday or Wednesday but may occur on any day of the week due to the schedules of our guest speakers.


Endorsed by Dr. Reldan Nadler, author of the "Leader's Playbook - How To Apply Emotional Intelligence - Keys To Great Leadership"

Relly_nadler "Tom Heck has developed a great methodology for training management and supervisory level staff.  The agreements he's built into the system will help you move from practice to integration to mastery of the leadership skills.  Research shows that if you have training just by itself it's possible to get a bump in productivity by as much as 22%.  But if you combine training AND coaching along with some of the other components of this program you can experience a bump in productivity as high as 88%.  This program is your fast lane to becoming a strong leader."

 Dr. Relly Nadler is a world-class executive coach, corporate leadership and team trainer. He is the president and CEO of True North Leadership, Inc. an Executive and Organizational Development firm.  A licensed psychologist, Dr. Nadler has worked for more than 30 years with over 15,000 top executives, leaders and their teams to become “star performers.”


Do You Qualify?

Quite frankly, the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is not for everyone.

Are you really suited for this transformational leadership program?  You can find out by taking this short quiz...

___  I am a person with goals, and I sincerely desire to advance my career and life.

___  This is the right time for me to participate in a leadership and personal development program that demands 3 to 4 hours (minimum) of my time each week.

___  I value learning, growing, and taking action on what I learn.

___  I can be counted on to follow-through on the coaching I receive as it applies to my unique situation.

___  I am willing to stop or change the self-defeating behaviors which limit my success.

___  I like helping others, and I am open to intelligently and sensibly sharing my knowledge and contacts with others who are enrolled in the program.

___  I am a flexible person with a good sense of humor.

___  I have the complete support and backing of my supervisor making it possible for me to fully participate in all aspects of this course (this is a must!).

OK—so how did you do?

If you checked off at least 6 of the 8 statements above, this is the right program and the right time. 

If you checked off 5 or less of the statements above, this program is probably not for you.

If you checked off all 8, this is perfect for you!


Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Distance Learning

Carbon_footprint When calculating the cost of training and developing you must take into account your carbon footprint.

How many greenhouse gases are produced as a result of the "traditional" model of training and development involving traveling to training events by car or plane?

By enrolling in the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program you can reduce your carbon footprint and thus help save the environment.

And while you're reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment you're also saving a lot of money on air travel, ground transportation, lodging and meals and best of all, the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is ten times more effective at creating long-term positive change than any 1, 2 or 3 day workshop you can find.


Endorsed by Bea Fields, award winning executive coach, author, and speaker

Bea_fields_120"I believe that the best leaders of today are those who bring a true coaching approach to their leadershp roles and organizations.  Why? Because a true coaching approach places the responsibility and the power of decision making and accountability squarely in the hands of followers, which at the end of the day makes people much more capable, confident and productive.  The Leader As Coach Fast Track Program is one of the first programs I feel comfortable endorsing, because it achieves just this.  If you are a manager, supervisor or leader of any size organization, family, congregation or company, you will not only learn how to coach and empower your followers to achieve what you know they are capable of achieving...you'll actually be puting into action what you learn during the program so that the people around you grow before your very eyes.  I give this program 5 stars!  * * * * *"

Bea Fields is the President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc. and the Founder of Five Star Leader Coaching and Training, a leadership consulting firm currently serving over 800 clients world-wide.  She is an expert on Gen-Y in the work place and is the coauthor of Millennial Leaders - Success Stories From Today's Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders which explores the tremendous impact Gen-Y (ages 18-30) are making in today's businesses and beyond.  Bea is also the author of a remarkable leadership book entitled Edge! A Leadership Story.


Everything You Need To Become a Successful Leader -- 100% Guaranteed!

Guarantee_2_2 With this program you now have the opportunity to get all the tools, knowledge, resources and most importantly SUPPORT to make one of the most important leadership shifts of your career - - becoming a Leader Coach.

I'm so confident these resources will fast track you to leadership success - I guarantee that if you "play full out" in this program, apply the strategies and ideas I'll share with you, you'll grow into a successful leader.

You are fully protected by my personal guarantee of satisfaction which means that in the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied, you can claim a prompt refund of your money at any point during the program.  This means you can participate in the entire 7-week program and still receive a prompt 100% refund if you're not completely satisfied. 

With this guarantee, I am assuming all the financial risk.