'Ready Now' Exec

Accelerating the Development of Directors & Vice Presidents

We understand that your company is looking for a program that can be offered to leaders identified as ‘ready now’ after the succession planning process is complete and development plans are being put into place.  The most common approach is to send them to a leadership program that has the same agenda for all participants.  As these leadership development programs have a great number of attendees, they are not sufficient to prepare executives for an effective transition at any time.

Allow us to introduce you to our creative and integrated development approach specifically designed for ‘ready now’ executives.  

With EXEC360 you no longer have to wait until a position becomes available to ask: Are your executives ready and how can you verify that?


This program puts the finishing touches on your executives so that you can tap them on the shoulder and move them to their next position with confidence.

What Your Executives Can Expect

This highly customized program is tailored to match your executive’s personal skills and development needs as a leader and uses a proven personalized approach to guarantee optimal results. Better yet, each cohort only consists of 4 to 6 executives which means we’re able to provide each participant with the attention and support they require to excel in this program.


They can expect:

  • Customized development experience specifically tailored to improve his or her leadership ability and capability so that they are ready for that next position.

  • A safe space to ask questions and obtain answers on how to remove hindrances and roadblocks to achieve their full potential.

  • To discover derailers that might jeopardize their next opportunity.

  • Practical takeaways that can be applied instantly when returning to the office.

  • To learn from the facilitators as well as the other members of the cohort.


86% of business and HR leaders believe they do not have an adequate leadership pipeline


38% see it as an urgent problem

Source: Forbes.com

Target Audience

We’re aware that varying companies use slightly different titles for their executives. To help identify candidates within your organization, consider those in current positions who hold titles with any variation of Director or Vice President and were classified as 'ready now' during the succession planning process.  If you have someone in mind and you’re wondering whether this person is a fit, contact us today and allow us to help you find the right answers to your questions.


Development Program Overview

Our 20+ years of experience in leadership coupled with having facilitated workshops for thousands of executives across four continents, allows us to create this uniquely effective design.  There are three phases of the program.

Phase 1

Orientation & Onboarding

Phase 3

Executive Coaching

Phase 2

In Person Workshop

  • Orientation calls

  • Identification of development opportunities

  • Assessments/inventories

  • Establish program goals & discuss pre-work

3 Day residency program that consists of:

  • Skill-based content

  • Experiential activities

  • Group discussions

  • Implementation labs

  • Three 60-minute 1:1 coaching sessions

  • Group coaching check-ins

  • Focus: helping your executives put what they’ve learnt into action

Entire Program Duration is Approximately 6 Months

Our signature mini-qualitative 360 and appropriate inventories/assessments will be used to ensure we have a holistic view of the executive’s abilities today as well as their development opportunities. 


This three-phase program amplifies the learning experience and accelerates the development process while maximizing your ROI.​

Location of the Program

The Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center in Princeton, NJ sits on 320 wooded acres of land. These modern conference rooms are equipped to facilitate learning during the day and retreat ready rooms are available to executives for the evening.



Ready to register an executive or have questions?

Call 732-305-0184 or send an email to EXEC360@PassionateLeaderInstitute.com



Next Program Starts April 2017

Your Facilitators

The lead facilitator is Jennifer L. Smith - renowned thought leader, speaker and Executive Coach. As one of the nation’s experts on maximizing leadership potential, Jennifer Smith is the founder of the Passionate Leader Institute.  A former senior leader working for companies such as General Electric, Munich Re America, and Panasonic she led teams delivering leadership development, succession planning, performance management, employee engagement, compensation and high potential programs while managing million dollar budgets.


Her firm consults with Fortune 500 Companies and human resource departments on leadership topics such as executive team development, social and emotional intelligence, succession planning, employee engagement, communication, influence and high potential development while offering unique insights from her experiences coaching hundreds and training thousands of leaders around the world. 


Jennifer is a Certified Professional Coach and credentialed by the International Coach Federation.  She has been the executive coach for hundreds of leaders across three continents and facilitated workshops for thousands. Jennifer provides executive coaching services for the McNulty Leadership Program at The Wharton School.  As a pioneering woman in the world of leadership, she is a mentor for a woman’s high potential program.






Kevin Pitts is an executive coach, speaker, and facilitator. He has taught classes, conducted seminars and coached executives around the globe. He has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant working with organizations to develop business unit strategies, leadership development, and business acumen solutions. Mr. Pitts has also worked with senior leaders to facilitate the management of budgets, identify and develop leadership talent, improve performance, manage change, and transform teams.


Mr. Pitts has worked with many of the leading Global 1000 organizations such as: EMC, GE, IBM, Xerox, Citigroup, Kimberly-Clark, P&G, Marks & Spencer, Brother, Inc., Unilever, AT&T, HP, Cingular, Shell, Sprint, Panasonic, DuPont, and Motorola. His breadth of experience with these companies has given him insight in the following industries: hi-tech, consumer products, document management, financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, specialty chemicals, and aerospace & defense.


Mr. Pitts attended the Colgate Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he received an MBA with a concentration in Finance/Organizational Behavior, and Colgate University, from which he received a BA in Philosophy. He was a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in the area of Strategic Management and Organization.

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