Dr. Neil Stroul is a professional psychologist, who left the therapy world for organizational consulting and training in 1979. His career has been devoted to helping organizations foster a developmental culture. As a leadership coach, Neil works with senior executives to help them find pathways to maintain their humanity while becoming effective leaders. Neil finds coaching to be the vehicle that allows him to express his "best self." Neil believes that leadership is a philosophical proposition. Great leaders want to make a contribution, and leading is how they bring their vision of what the future could be, to the world. Leaders must be clear on who they are and what they stand for. Through clarity, leaders demonstrate resolve to find a critical path through paradox and obstacles to create a desirable future for their followers. Neil Stroul is a member of the faculty for Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.