Leadership & Purpose

Companies strive to attract, retain and get the most out of their leaders. Companies strive to get the most out of their teams. Individuals strive to be their best. Our purpose is selfless service. Our DNA is leadership. We help you and your company to be their best. You can trust us to help you.

Husband & Wife team, each with decades of experience in actually leading and developing individuals and teams. Operations, Strategy, Engineering, and Business Development background in the Military and with large, medium, and small businesses.

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified and Accredited
  • Robust Academic background / Certified in Multiple Individual and Company Assessments
  • Co-Directors of the Nashville Chapter of the COO Forum
  • Combined 35 Years Military & 35 years Corporate Experience
  • Combat-Wounded Veteran-Owned Business

In our experience,
great leaders don’t
happen by accident

As a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), we bring to the table over three decades of military experience, paired with five decades of small, medium, and large business across multiple industries and in a variety of roles. By leveraging our ICF and ACC certifications and accreditations, along with powerful assessments such as DiSC, PrinciplesYou, and our proprietary leadership-centric Enneagram, we aim to enable you and your leadership team to realize their full potential.

What We Do

  • Leadership-focused Enneagram
  • The Input-Output Processing Template (I Opt)
  • Principles You ®
  • Everything DiSC®️
  • California Psychological Inventory CPI-260®️
  • Strategic-Tactical Leadership Index-360®️
  • 5 Cultures of Culture (5CCA)
  • 1- 5-day Workshops tailored to your team's needs and your budget
  • Deep Dive into principles of Leadership learned from doing over decades
  • Assessments - which and how many determined by the length of the workshop
  • Discovering individual Purpose
  • Defining personal and professional goals
  • Formulating an individual development plan that addresses all of the above.

Individual coaching is strictly one-on-one, with topics and the durations based on the clients needs. Utilizing the International Coaching Federation (ICF) model and standards, all conversations are confidential and conducted in accordance with the ICF ethical standards. In an atmosphere of trust, the client sets timeline and the agenda for hourly engagements. The minimal engagement time is three months at the proscribed rate.

Business Team development uses the Everything DiSC assessments chosen and customized by the client. DiSC results will identify one of four DiSC styles for each participant and will include team building for improved group dynamics. Team development will be addressed in an orderly fashion top down, starting with the business purpose, vision, and vision statement, and then moving on to the mission, mission statement, and Corporate Core Purpose. 

John & Kristi are Master Certified Leadership Coaches with a coaching philosophy and methodology combining assessments and extensive real-world leadership experiences. Their tailored 1:1 coaching sessions are specifically designed for executives who possess a deep passion for personal growth; recognizing the importance of continuous improvement, they understand that every leader must embrace challenges and be held accountable to surpass their present capabilities and accomplish their ambitious aspirations for themselves and their organizations. This transformative coaching experience typically spans 6-9 months, offering a journey like no other you have ever encountered. Are you ready to rise to the occasion and embark on this extraordinary path of self-discovery and achievement?

John dedicated his entire Army career to operations and strategy, culminating in the remarkable achievement of being one of the rare few bestowed with the coveted Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) of "Army Strategist." Complementing his military background, John's second recognized strength, as per StrengthsFinder 2.0, is his prowess as a "Strategist."

During her corporate tenure with esteemed companies like Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, and Textron, Kristi Hope excelled in developing numerous business strategies. Whether crafting strategies for individual program advancements or spearheading comprehensive initiatives for new business ventures, Kristi consistently showcased her strategic acumen.

Together, John & Kristi form an exceptional duo capable of facilitating your company's strategy's creation, revision, and affirmation. They will also help develop the associated tactics and establish a team charter crucial for transforming these plans into tangible realities. Your organization can chart a path to success and achieve your desired objectives with their expertise and guidance.

It is considered a best practice for businesses of any size to regularly evaluate their corporate culture. Strategy and culture are closely intertwined, but the relationship between culture and leadership is particularly inseparable. When culture is aligned with strategy and leadership, it has a significant impact on driving positive organizational outcomes. An organization's culture is greatly influenced by its purpose, vision, mission, and core values. It is crucial for the company's values and norms to be clearly communicated and shared across the entire organization. Conducting periodic corporate culture reviews helps ensure that there is alignment and synergy between the organization's purpose, strategy, vision, and mission.

John’s DEI certification and Kristi’s firsthand experiences as a trailblazing female engineer give them a deep understanding of what approaches yield positive outcomes and what should be avoided.

Why Choose Us

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Risk Management

  • 50+ years of Corporate Leadership Experience
  • ICF Certified
  • 35 Years of Military Experience
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  • Extensive background in various disciplines in multiple industries and the military
  • Widely Diverse Leadership, Management, and Coaching Background.
  • Subject Matter Expertise and Certified in Instructing Numerous Assessments
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  • 6 Separate Assessment Training Certifications
  • Co-Directors for the Chief Operating Officer Forum
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Academic Background

  • John: West Point Graduate, Master's degree from Army War College, MA Military History Norwich Univ, ICF Performance Coaching Lipscomb Univ
  • Kristi: BS Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso Univ, MBA from Cal Poly Univ, MAS Embry- Riddle Univ, Meditation, SixSigma/ Lean Green Belt

We are so thankful that Leading With Hope joined us at our staff retreat this week to offer guidance on professional development, culture, and team building as we plan for 2023!

Big thanks to Kristi and John!

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Frequently Asked Questions

LWHTN offers individual & team coaching, workshops, and Executive Search, stand-alone or in combination. These services promote a motivated, cohesive & purposeful leadership environment, positively impacting the ability to attract and retain top talent.

First, STOP, and let’s do some self-evaluation. Next, we will discover your purpose-driven goals and determine a timeline. Jointly we create a plan to achieve the goals in the time frame, and I will help and hold you accountable to the plan. That's how you will get to where you want to be. Our purpose is to serve others selflessly, and we have a strong background in leadership. We am dedicated to helping individuals reach their full potential and become their best selves. With our skills and experience, you can trust that we will provide reliable and effective guidance as you work towards your goals.

Based on the specific circumstances, there are different options to consider. Organizing team workshops or assessing the existing corporate culture might be beneficial. Additionally, you may find it advantageous to have a coach available on a retainer basis. This would enable individual coaching for emerging leaders striving for their first management position and provide guidance and support to leaders at middle/senior/C-Suite levels within the organization. This ongoing coaching arrangement ensures a sustained focus on attaining the ambitious goals you have set for your company.

Yes we do! Please contact Kristi at [email protected] to find out more.

John Hope is a combat-wounded veteran, having had an up-close and personal experience with an IED in Iraq during his first of four combat tours. The Small Business Administration is the government organization that certifies this designation.

Leader Development, Performance Coaching,
and Executive Search

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