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Hiking Trail


Our definition of

Courageously using your talents

to make a way for others

to courageously use theirs

Our Core Values

Compassionate Leadership

True leaders focus on cultivating individual growth, building courageous organizations, and contributing to a more just and caring world.

Conflict Transformation

Impactful leaders transform the energy-draining friction of conflict into generative productivity through use of social and emotional intelligence, perspective-taking, communication and motivation.


Leaders that integrate all elements of wellbeing into their personal and team practices catalyze thriving and resilient organizations.


Leaders know that each person has unique value and should be uplifted as such.  We seek to amplify the unique talents of each individual so that both they and those who they lead can flourish. We seek to inspire and design just and compassionate workplaces that transform communities.

Our Leadership Development Model

Ground Grow Give

Our leadership development model is a cyclical model with clear outcomes.  As leaders, we travel through each of these phases multiple times through our careers.

Ground: To effectively lead, leaders must first know who they are.  We help leaders gain clarity on their strengths and values so that they can lead with authenticity and impact. Outcome = Clarity

Grow: Continuous learning and development is a must for leaders.  Learning from experts as well as personal successes and missteps enables leaders to hone their skills and adapt to our VUCA world. Outcome = Confidence

Give: Leadership development is for the benefit of others.  You develop yourself to enrich the lives of others and create a more just and caring world. As an added benefit, giving of yourself to your teams and to your community is one of the best ways to continue to develop your skills and enhance your own wellbeing. Outcome = Connection

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Founder & Director

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Teri Schmidt is passionate about human connection and the leadership potential within each of us. 


Her career has weaved through the educational, corporate, and nonprofit sectors but has had a consistent thread throughout: In each role, her focus has been either on developing the potential in others or working to remove barriers toward people expressing their potential. Using her 20+ years of coaching, leadership, and performance improvement experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she transforms overwhelm into impact.

Teri is the CEO of Stronger to Serve Coaching & Teambuilding where new and mid-level leaders hire her to gain the clarity and confidence they need to unleash potential, drive team performance, and become changemakers in their organizations and communities.

She also hosts the Strong Leaders Serve podcast inspiring leaders to make their workplaces more compassionate and just through their leadership, without burning out.

Teri is an Ironman triathlete and loves to be in nature backpacking, camping, and doing some occasional rock climbing.  She currently lives outside of Dallas with her three favorite people, her husband Jeff and her two teenage kids, Tyler and Megan.

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