Leadership isn't just logical, it's physiological.

Learn more about our powerful approach to improving your business and your life.

We transform leaders at their core.

Engagement is flat.

Despite the money and attention that has been spent on employee engagement over the last decade, very little progress has been made.  More than half of the workforce is not engageed and the cost is staggering.  

Engaged employees need engaged leaders.

Stress is #1 Workforce Issue

It is costing north of $300 billion annually in lost productivity. Stress isn't something that happens to us, it is what we perceive or believe to be true about our circumstances.  Work is more often a source of FRUSTRATION than one of fulfillment for nearly 90% of the world’s workers (Gallup 2013).

Adaptability is the future of leadership.

Problem:  rapid change, increased uncertainty, anxiety and stress is resulting in catastrophic economic and mental health impact for millions failing to adapt fast enough.  Adaptability is the #1 in-demand skill.  (LinkedIn Learning Workplace Learning 2021)

  • 40% of jobs that exist today will not exist in 10 years time (World Economic Forum)
  • 375 million people may need to switch occupations and learn new skills (McKinsey & Company)
  • Depression & anxiety cost the global economy $1 trillion in lost productivity every year (World Health Organization)

The bottom line

Most leadership development programs provide critical and relevant skill devleopent, but they don't truly change a leader at his or her "core".  If a leader is negative and judgmental before training, they will likely be negative and judgmental after training, just more skilled.

Adding skills without some level of mastery over self-leadership is at the root of this dilemma. 

We help leaders connect inner purpose and values with outer goals and strategies to achieve extraordinary and sustainable results.


Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

We understand that leadership development requires an investment. We strive to ensure that you maximize the return when you invest in individual or team programs by delivering measurable and lasting impact.

We offer customized half- or full-day events that explore a range of relevant topics.. These events foster growth through exploration and participation, and elevate leadership potential for personal and team development.

Our leadership and team development programs are customized to meet the needs of your dynamic and demanding workplace. Whether focused on communication enhancement, corporate culture or beyond, you’ll enjoy a substantial return on investment through better performing teams.

Let us dive into the drivers of your business, your processes and your people to unearth opportunities to align your people and processes to the business strategy and overall vision and mission of the organization.

Training should play a strategic role in your organization. Our team can educate and stimulate the minds of your staff to support the environment of ever changing business landscapes, increasing competition and rapid proliferation in technology.


Coaching & Assessments

As certified professional coaches, we focus on whole-person development. We explore the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, social and environmental influences on our leadership style and effectiveness. We’ll work with you to uncover your personal motivators and take what we’ve discovered to help you achieve unimagined levels of courage and confidence in the way you live, lead and communicate. You’ll realize meaningful and lasting changes that will result in heightened self-awareness and increased effectiveness, regardless of your experience, job title or education.

We are aware of the challenges faced by today’s leaders and will work hard to create development plans that allow you to lead at your best.  We will give you new tools to improve your competencies, your relationships, your communication, and your success.

Astute leaders continuously look for blind spots. Assessments can uncover leadership strengths and gaps, while examining personal leadership styles. By leveraging best-in-class assessments, participants identify skill gaps and target them for closure to increase their overall leadership effectiveness. Through actionable development plans, we facilitate forward movement with tangible benchmarks, goals and strategies. In doing so, our clients come away with heightened self-awareness, increased confidence, and higher levels of personal and professional success.


Team Effectiveness

We help leadership teams work together to create success in their organizations.  Using a customized approach, we develop plans that address the mission-critical skills required of tomorrow's leaders . 

Our facilitated sessions are designed to increase effectiveness and develop your team at every level of the organization using best-in-class tools.  Let us help you...

  • assimilate new leaders
  • clarify values and cultural norms
  • identify and leverage engagement drivers
  • create psychological safety
  • enable your team to execute on strategy, make better, faster decisions in the face of uncertainty, and work toward collaboration around solutions to advance the organization

Schedule a Discovery Call

It doesn't need to be a mystery.

Learn more about our powerful approach by scheduling a quick call.

What we can do for you...

Our workshops, training and coaching programs are designed to increase effectiveness and develop your team at every level of the organization using best-in-class tools.

What you can expect from us...

A compelling R.O.I., well-documented deliverables, confidentiality, best-in-class tools, energetic sessions and workshops, respect for boundaries and schedules.

Erika Alessandrini

Through coaching, assessments, and other leadership development services, Erika will help you to navigate change and to successfully plan for the future.

Work with her to gain mastery over self-leadership so that you can unlock new levels of performance and potential.

Erika is the founder and President of Strategies for Success. With over 23 years as an automotive aftermarket executive, Erika understands the daily challenges faced by upper management. She has a deep understanding of why most leaders fall short, give up or burn out.  

Erika works closely with corporate leaders to help them grow strategically and tactfully from both an organizational and personal perspective. By applying the appropriate strategies and tools, Erika empowers organizations to develop agile, engaged and high-performing individuals and teams able to manage growth and lead in the face of change and uncertainty.

Coach, Facilitator, Consultant

Certifications:  Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Certified Coach, Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Core Dynamics Specialist

Meet Our Team

Judy Hehr

Known for her energetic and captivating speaking style, Judy also offers motivational speaking that inspires audiences to obtain unbridled success.

Just as Judy has inspired her radio audience of over 50,000 for four years, she leaves clients feeling powerful, passionate and purposeful, while challenging their negative attitudes and perceptions. 

As a certified professional coach, Judy can bring exceptional value to your personal and professional life.

By imparting her belief that thoughts impact behavior, Judy has helped clients attain remarkable personal and organizational improvement for over 20 years.

An accomplished speaker and radio host, Judy works with clients whose goals are so bold that they require a new level of power, performance and perspective.

Retired at 35 from the promotional and print industry, Judy uses her experience as a top-performing sales executive to show others how both successes and failures can be used to build a rewarding future. Her tenacious drive and passion helps Judy’s clients to stretch, learn and grow through her business coaching, training and retreats.

Coach, Speaker, Author, Facilitator

Certifications:  Professional Coach (CPC),  Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Conversational Intelligence for Coaches

Vita Unger

Leveraging over 20 years of experience, Vita helps clients to view obstacles as stepping stones to success. A former neo-natal ICU registered nurse and regulatory affairs director in the pharmaceutical industry, Vita has a unique ability to inspire individuals to recognize opportunities. She has coached executives in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, including scientists, nurses, researchers, doctors, and sales, administrative and marketing managers.

As a workshop leader and workshop facilitator, Vita focuses busy professionals on their personal goals, unearthing their true talents. She helps professionals to think in new ways, leading to improved organizational success through inspired leadership. She is truly passionate about helping individuals discover and design a life they love.

Vita’s intuitive coaching style has helped individuals, leaders and teams achieve remarkable results, including enhanced performance, team development, core value alignment and improved work/life balance. 


Vita teaches clients to recognize and modify behaviors that hinder success.  She inspires clients to become outstanding leaders and high-performing managers, and to improve the quality of their lives as well as the lives of their coworkers.


Certifications:  Professional Coach (CPC),  Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Conversational Intelligence for Coaches

Customer stories

Deborah Bjorklund - CEO in transition

Erika Alessandrini gets my highest endorsement as an executive Coach and Mentor.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with Erika during my professional leadership journey.  Erika brings a unique blend of real life experience, passion for personal success, content expertise, conversational and emotional intelligence and honesty in assessments.  Erika has provided for me a transformational launch pad for both professional and personal growth and balance.  Being an effective leader takes time, hard work and dynamic change and with Erika’s commitment to me and my desire for growth, I have been able to see incredible results.

Denise - VP Patient Care Services, Ascension Mercy Medical Center

Judy delivered a message that just plain exceeded our expectations. I appreciate that she actually took the time to learn our language, and arrived early to get a feel for the organization. Her presentation had you on a roller coaster of emotions and you never knew where she was going to take you next which kept the audience on their toes. Everyone left with a sense of peace and pride in the work they do everyday.

Mary Ann H. - Fortune 500 Company

I was looking to enhance our team’s dynamics, not only with our customers but also with each other.  Strategies for Success helped the team by delving into the 7 Core Energy Levels and how people are both present and perceived during daily business interactions. The opportunity for team discussion and development grounded in the science and logic of energy levels provided behavioral skills customized for each team member. We were able to incorporate the new learnings immediately into our daily lives and periodically discuss work challenges and how energy levels can be applied during our staff meetings.  The investment with Strategies for Success was definitely worth it.