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What We Do

Whether you’re a startup creating a desired leadership culture to attract a talented workforce, an established firm looking to develop your leaders, or a whole company looking for a culture makeover, Marcel’s team can help you get there.


Organizational Leadership Assessment: The OLA measures servant leadership styles to create optimum organizational health. The OLA is understandable and easy to complete, and takes fifteen minutes on average. It is designed to be taken by people at all levels of the organization (Top leaders, Managers and Workforce).

Marcel Schwantes and his team of talented leadership coaches provide weekly and monthly coaching sessions to maximize each individual’s personal and professional growth as a servant leader to meet organizational needs. All executive coaches are highly educated, experienced and certified. Success is measured by the extent to which you can positively influence, grow and develop others. Length of coaching engagements vary. We offer six-month, nine-month, annual or multi-year options.
Keynote Speeches

Marcel Schwantes speaks passionately to both secular and faith-based audiences on the power of servant leadership, drawing from convincing research, case studies and illustrations that leaves audiences in awe of its impact and potential for their own organizations. Marcel’s keynotes combine thought-provoking advice, practical steps and applications with interactive and experiential audience participation that informs, transforms, entertains, and inspires.

Servant Leadership Programs

All levels of management will walk away with a deep and practical understanding for servant leadership. They will recognize and adapt the six core behaviors that impact organizational life and work relationships. Not just a “training,” leaders will focus on specific ways to practice and improve their servant leadership behaviors, and master those behaviors in their decisions and actions as leaders.

Available as an eight-part webinar training or as a one or two-day retreat for management teams. In-person workshops are highly participatory, experiential, engaging, and interactive. It includes breakout discussions, exercises, assessments, videos, and a peer-level teaching component.

Team Dynamics and Communication Effectiveness Training (Onsite)

Team Dynamics and Communication Effectiveness Training (Onsite)

Always a hit, and we guarantee fun and laughter. This very interactive and experiential training is designed for full participation in mind! Its true impact is in how it drastically improves communication of teams and subordinate-manager relationships through mastering of personality types.

Participants will walk away with a thorough understand of their own and each other’s style of leading, communicating and getting work done. Think of this event for your company events, or leadership and staff retreats.

Typical outcomes include: improving morale, increasing collaboration, diminishing silos and developing greater interpersonal effectiveness between team members, departments and across functions.

Includes the ever-popular PeopleMap™ Questionnaire, plus participant workbooks.

Who Should Attend: Staff, supervisors, middle managers and high-potentials.


The Foundational Servant Leadership Development Series

This eight-phase training series is offered as a curriculum—not as “stand alone” webinars—for maximum learning and application.

We set the standard for servant leadership and model the behaviors and practices that need to take place for culture change. The curriculum is process-oriented, and each workshop will build on the last for increased learning.

Participants will benefit from action planning after each phase of training, where they will be asked to come up with behaviors or actions that they will need to practice to improve their leadership.

Each webinar is 90 minutes long and designed to be participatory, experiential  and interactive. Workbooks, PowerPoint slides and a certificate of completion are included.

Who Should Attend: Anyone in a leadership role with direct reports as well as high-potentials identified as future leaders.

Custom Programs

We understand every organization is different. Therefore, we will co-create and customize a servant leadership program that will not only meet your specific needs, but integrate seamlessly with other strategic initiatives for sustainable change. Contact us so we can begin the process of learning about your organization and current challenges.


4.6 out of 5.0

Our servant leadership training and workshops are consistently ranked high by participants.

Would recommend Leadership from the Core to others.

Overall quality of training program (Rated “Excellent” or “Very Good”).

Equipped me to be a better leader (Rated “Excellent” or “Very Good”).

What People Are Saying

Leadership from the Core is a must have for any organization. Their training is a unique, inspiring and empowering way of learning. This session brought me and my 60+ leaders back to the basics of leadership. Rediscovering our leadership styles, and learning how to optimize our talents to serve each other and the lives that are placed in our hands was the highlight of our year!

Gemma Rama-Banaag, Chief Nursing Officer at Paradise Valley Hospital

Leadership from the Core’s Marcel Schwantes is a gifted coach with a wealth of business background. He is focused, not on how much he can make, but how effectively he can serve his business clients who aspire to being premier servant leaders. The kicker is that he models the inner attributes which make servant leadership possible.

Gary Hedges, Founding Partner, The John Maxwell Team | President/CEO, Hedges & Assoc.

My coach’s insights make you think deeper about the situation you are in then you would probably been able to do on your own, which is a tremendous help when trying to speedily solve your problem or improve your current state of being. He is a natural teacher, a natural coach and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Marc Van Hoek, Business Development Manager at Senn Delaney

Leadership from the Core was a great resource for me in my career. I was able to take what my coach taught me to further develop some skills that most certainly will help for many years to come. I would definitely recommend them if you want to get ahead or just learn who you are and how to relate to others better.

Trent Rhoads, General Manager, Amerilife and Health Services

Our team of eleven managers has begun working together effectively and efficiently. Their meetings are productive and lead to positive changes within our organization. They have learned how to communicate with each other as well as their employees. Through Leadership from the Core’s coaching and training, the team has learned how to define their mission, motivate their employees to get behind the mission, and to make decisions that are mission oriented. They are a much more positive force within the organization.

Becca Davis, M.Ed, LPC-MHSP, Director of Men’s Co-Occurring Program, The Ranch
Ready for change? Contact us today to schedule a discovery call – this one’s on the house. Let’s explore new possibilities together.