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Three Workshops to Accelerate Your Growth as a Leader

Inspiring Authentic Leadership

Best For:

CEOs, C-level leaders, team leaders, managers, SLT members, VPs and directors who would like to better understand human behavior and lead more confidently will benefit from this course.

Key Benefits:

Participants can expect to leave the program with a broader array of tools to apply in their leadership, a better understanding of why people behave as they do, a greater sense of confidence in their own abilities, a more engaged team, and a greater sense of fulfillment while leading their teams.

Coaching for Higher Performance

Best For:

CEOs, C-level leaders, team leaders, managers, SLT members, VP and director-level executives who would like to better understand human behavior and lead more confidently will benefit from this course.

Key Benefits:

Participants will leave the program ready to lead their teams, collaborate effectively, and delegate to mold their team into a highly effective one.

The program also includes access to the renowned StandOut© Strengths assessment and two 45-minute 1:1 professional coaching sessions with executive coach Andy Scantland for each participant.

C-Level Mastermind

Best For:

C-Level Mastermind is a program designed specifically to enhance the leadership skills of C-level executives.

Key Benefits:

Each moderated monthly meet-up will bring out questions, solutions, practices and ideas that are not routinely discovered in the hectic pace of daily business. This, combined with the benefit of the experience of peers is a powerful way to propel a mind to new planes.



Our work is directed toward improved performance through engaged, authentic leadership. Areas of practice include team dynamics, executive coaching, building a strengths-based enterprise—ensuring the senior leaders of the organization understand and are executing effectively in alignment with the strategy. Authentic leadership refers to the idea that, ideally, we should all bring our ‘whole selves’ to work. That is, our values, our skills and talents, our humor and emotion, joys and pains. So many of us feel we can be ourselves at home but need to be someone else at the office.  By bringing our whole authentic selves, we bring all of the values, our creativity, our resourcefulness and initiative for the benefit of the organization. We focus on leaders because they have the greatest impact on the success of any organization.  Look at any industry and the clear differentiator in terms of performance is the quality of the leadership. Not just because good leaders bring out the best in their people, which they do.  But also because great leaders bring out resourcefulness in the organization that supports creativity, engagement, singularity of purpose. In short, the leaders establish a world in which people are asking ‘how do we get this done?’ rather than ‘why are we doing this?’ Further, great leaders learn how to leverage the unique strengths of the individuals on the team.  As noted by Marcus Buckingham, people are more engaged and perform better when they spend 75% of their time working in their strengths. Our process for leadership development involves both Leadership Coaching and Team Facilitation. The approach utilizes a Socratic, Co-Active technique of understanding the core drivers and limiting beliefs that are impacting the performance of the organization.  Further, the process involves identifying key strengths and how to leverage those strengths to increase engagement and organizational performance. Upside Partners is eager to discuss our approach to improving performance through leadership development.




We believe in the potential of human spirit, ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. Anything is possible to those who can dream and lead. We can help you turn that dream into power—and power into results.

– Andy Scantland, Founder




“I’d like to bottle Andy’s style and sell it to all! He listened, asked curious questions and led me to find my own solutions. The fact that we build out plans together rather built my confidence and reaffirmed that with some effort I have what it takes. I am a more confident leader for having spent time with Ready2Lead and I’m very grateful.”

Chuck, Virtual/Augmented Reality Executive

“Andy was a great sounding board for helping me talk through what I consider a foundation for my management philosophy, and what success looks like for how I support people.”

Kevin, Engineering Manager

“[My coach] helped me to have a better understanding of myself. Instead of telling me what I am doing wrong or what I need to focus on or develop, he continuously helped me figure out the things I need to work on. He did a very good job on this. He asked questions and helped me find the answers. He helped me to manage my stress, build self-confidence, and build good relationships with others. I would definitely recommend him to others.”

Archana, Product Manager