My Why

As a passionate advocate for exceptional leadership, I aim to significantly help elevate leadership quality worldwide to create a more prosperous and equitable future for all. We find ourselves at a critical juncture in our cities, states, nations, and across the globe. Heroes and unsung heroes from every profession work tirelessly to make a positive difference.

The impact of leadership is evident in every aspect of our lives. By uplifting leadership acumen and consciousness, we can initiate a powerful shift to generate a lasting impact that resonates throughout time. I aim to contribute to this shift by cultivating and supporting high-impact, compassionate, and wise leaders who work together to enhance the lives of those they touch and inspire with grace.

The Standard Bio Information

Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a celebrated executive advisor dedicated to positively impacting the world through exceptional leadership. Maureen specializes in helping clients envision success, elevate their leadership capabilities, and enable transformative change.

Holding an Honorary Doctorate in Community Leadership from Franklin University for her significant contributions to the field, Maureen is also a Fellow of the International Leadership Association. In addition, she is the author of a globally acclaimed book series on innovative leadership, which has garnered international recognition and awards.

As the host of the top 1% podcast, “Innovating Leadership: Co-creating our Future,” Maureen engages with a global audience, sharing insights and inspiring new ideas. As a regular writer and expert contributor for, Maureen is a prestigious Forbes Coaches Council member.

In addition to her professional achievements, Maureen is passionate about education. She has taught for multiple universities and serves as the Vice President of the  James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership Studies Advisory Board . She is also an active Franklin Mason Leadership Center Advisory Board Member.

The Innovative Leadership Institute boasts an impressive 20-year history of providing exceptional value to high-performing clients, from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations and the US Armed Forces. Their clientele spans various industries, including technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare. In addition, with a strong international presence, the Innovative Leadership Institute has played a pivotal role in assisting companies throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Their areas of expertise in speaking and coaching encompass a wide range of topics, such as innovative leadership development, emerging leadership trends, enhancing resilience, navigating disruptive times, cultivating the DNA of innovation, and many more. Through their guidance, the Innovative Leadership Institute empowers leaders to adapt, innovate, and excel in an ever-changing world.

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