LEADForward℠ Roundtables


LEADForward℠ Roundtables

The Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg is proud to partner with Accendo Leadership Advisory Group to offer executive-level training for high-potential women leaders in Tampa Bay.


Accendo Alumni - Rachael M. Crews
Shareholder at Gray Robinson

“Accendo’s LEADForwardsm program has been exceptionally valuable to me as a female lawyer trying to excel in a field, which is still strongly male-dominated.

Participating in the sessions helped me sharpen my vision for the future, hone my negotiating skills, and perhaps most importantly, rethink my leadership roles and capabilities.”


LEADForward℠ Roundtables are peer support groups led by Accendo partners who are accomplished C-suite female leaders and certified executive coaches.

Roundtables are comprised of up to 15 female leaders at a similar stage of professional growth, whether it be high potential leaders who have been successful to date and aspire to grow their careers at least another one-to-two levels, or business owners ready to take their company to the next level.

Members can be from the same company, network or industry, own their own business or simply opt in individually. The “low coach to leader” ratio allows for exclusive access and a hands on experience like no other. The group meets nine times over the course of one year to learn, share and challenge each other. Additionally, every member gets their turn in the FeedForward Opportunity Seat. The “Seat” is a positive way for each member to maximize and leverage the collective wisdom of the group to help solve a pressing issue requiring break-through ideas.

Each participant receives three individual sessions with an Accendo executive coach. Cost is $4,800 per person which includes member registration and materials.
The next Tampa Bay cohort begins on Aug. 20, 2020.

Topics and Themes

  • Leading through Self-Discovery and Personal Vision
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Practicing Balance and Renewal
  • Developing Confidence and Executive Presence
  • Negotiating to Get What You Want
  • Communicating with Power and Authority
  • Accelerating Your Career through Development, Networks, Mentorship and Sponsorship
  • Leading and Coaching to Ignite and Engage People
  • Leadership Simulation and Celebration

Executive Coaches

Accendo partners are certified in the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching methodology, which has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 CEOs and associated teams take their game to the next level.


Karen L. Dee

Karen Dee is an executive coach, thought leader and speaker. She is a former chief executive with a 30-plus year track record of driving profitable business growth. Karen has a strong sales, financial and operational background. She has coached hundreds of leaders to achieve higher performance, while helping already highly performing teams accelerate to the next level.


Cari Coats

Cari Coats is a leadership strategist, executive coach, business advisor and speaker. Her 30-plus year professional career includes deep operational experience at the highest level, including executive roles in professional sports and financial services. Cari has worked extensively with corporate founders, CEOs and their teams to improve both individual and team performance.

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Ignite Your Career

Accendo’s LEADForward℠ Roundtables are a year-long journey with regular half-day sessions. By delivering a winning combination of both individual and group coaching, LEADForward℠ Roundtables are well proven to accelerate leadership success.

Cost is $4,800 per person which includes member registration and materials.
Questions? Please contact Karen.Dee@accendoleader.com or call (813) 240-1642.