Maureen Metcalf, Founder, CEO, and Board Chair of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning book series used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. In addition, she and the Innovative Leadership Institute have developed and certified hundreds of leaders who amplify their organizations’ impact worldwide.
For years, she has shared her hard-won insights – through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk shows, and video presentations. She is a regularly featured author for Forbes.com. She hosts Voice America international radio show focusing on innovative leadership. She is the author of an award-winning book series on Innovative Leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award.
She was recognized for her contributions to leadership, innovation, and technology fields by being named Business First BizTech Executive of the Year 2019, ComSpark Power Player 2018 and 2019, Ten Influential Business Leaders to Watch 2020, and ComSpark Central Ohio’s Outstanding Woman in Technology 2020.
The Innovative Leadership Institute has a 20-year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial, and medical services. The Innovative Leadership Institute also has an international presence helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe. ILI won the Global Excellence 2020 Award: Most Outstanding Leadership Development Consultancy 2020 – Ohio.
Maureen is a valued board member of several organizations. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture as a Senior Manage transforming organizations.
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She is an avid cyclist, skier, and hiker. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.