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ELS has worked across industries and across the globe to enhance the leadership skills of mid- to senior level executives in the areas of strategic agility, decision making, change and strategic execution.

Industries include Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Products Technology, Education - Secondary and Higher, Energy, Financial Services, Industrial Products, Health Care and Life Sciences, Multilateral Organizations, NGOs, Professional Services and Retail.

Global locations include North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Allow us to share direct feedback from our clients below.

Dara Chamides
VP, Global Executive Education Strategic Initiatives for the Executive Chairman – The Estée Lauder Companies

“Our industry faces unprecedented change that requires our leaders to manage uncertainty and move with agility. We have worked with Kathy across our brands, regions, and functions within the company to enhance our strategic thinking capabilities and develop an effective decision making process that improves our odds of success. Kathy’s style is high energy, practical, and application focused. She listens to and understands our opportunities and challenges. She uses storytelling and humor to bring her deep knowledge and global experience to bear in helping us address them. Executives leave these interactive sessions with a set of specific tools they can use on a daily basis. Kathy’s tremendous impact on our leaders and our organization cannot be overstated.”


Tracy Johnson
Senior VP, Human Resources
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

“We have enjoyed a long and impactful relationship with Kathy Pearson through our work with the Wharton Executive Education program as well as directly with ELS. Kathy and her team have been great partners in helping us design and implement custom programs that meet our immediate and long term needs. In addition to focusing on the content and learning experience we prioritize understanding the impact to our organization and ensure we have ways to measure the impact and ultimate outcomes. Most importantly the work has helped us retain our top talent and invest in our future leaders in a meaningful way. Kathy has vast experience in our industry and outside so not only does she bring credibility in being able to speak our industry language she brings a fresh perspective and new ideas from her interactions with other top clients.” 


Mike Campbell
VP, Head of U.S. Sales &
Professional Marketing, Ophthalmics - Takeda Pharmaceuticals

“In 2018 we hired Kathy Pearson and her firm ELS to develop and deliver an integrated development intervention for my leadership team. The purpose of the program was to enhance key strategic leadership capabilities customized to our leaders’ specific needs and also allow them the opportunity to apply these skills to our business unit. Kathy and her firm expertly managed the entire project which involved many complex components, including content selection, overall design of a multi-modular intervention, external company visits/learning journeys, and action learning. ELS secured an external site visit that gave our leadership team the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas/best practices with organizations outside our industry through learning journey visits. Faculty provided mentoring for internal action learning groups. The impact for the team has been seen through improved brand and business planning processes along with holding each other aware/accountable in decision making assumptions. The content, learning, and quality of the courses was excellent. The fun learning environment was what kept engagement high and what separated the learning from other similar course content.”


Kathy Pearson, founder and president of Enterprise Learning Solutions and a 2018 NAIS Annual Conference featured workshop speaker, talks about the importance of agility and adaptability as independent schools balance the need for short-term and long-term results.

In this NYSAIS-Now Interview with at the NYSAIS Annual Conference for Heads of School in November 2018, Kathy Pearson touches on some of the hot topics facing independent schools including pricing, value propositions, and international students. Ms. Pearson also discusses effective decision-making in our VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) world and how to raise the probability of making good decisions.

Interview of Kathy Pearson at 12. AHRMIO Annual Conference in Roma, Italy.