Ignite Leadership Training

Whether you’re new to leadership or a seasoned veteran, Ignite can help.

Wherever your people are on their leadership journey, they will increase their leadership self-awareness and develop successful leadership behaviors, and build their teams with the guidance of Ignite’s experienced trainers.

Ignite Leadership Training is virtual, hands-on, application-based learning offered at an affordable price delivered in 90-minute sessions over the course of several weeks.

Ignite is relevant, interactive, practical, and group-guided enhancing the leadership skills of managers who are building teams within in a virtual, hybrid or traditional work setting.


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For more information please contact Therese Smith.
Email: Therese@TheBestAndBrightest.com

Ignite Training Track One

Leadership Development Jumpstart

For new and experienced managers, individuals moving from peer to supervisor, newly hired managers, and staff demonstrating the potential to become a leader.

Led by two trainers, this program offers an individualized, group-guided coaching approach to developing leadership skills.

5 Week Program
September 22 – November 17, 2021
(every other Wednesday)
11:45am – 1:15pm ET (90 Minutes)

Ignite Training Track Two

Practical Leadership Advancement

For experienced managers (from executives to hi-potential emerging leaders) who are ready to take their results to the next level.

Led by an entrepreneur CEO/trainer, this practical leadership development program offers just-in-time solutions to today’s complex leadership challenges.

8 Week Program
September 22 – December 15, 2021
(every other Wednesday)
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET (90 Minutes)

What are students saying about Ignite?

“I was able to immediately start implementing things we have been learning to my job. We have made some changes internally, that I believe are really making a difference with the team.”

“I like how the trainers keep the participants involved. I have been in numerous leadership classes where it is all the instructor talking with little to no participant involvement. That makes for a long class that I usually walk away with no further knowledge.”

“Keying in on the areas I need to improve as a leader has shed great light on where I can apply what I’ve learned to make those improvements a strength.”

Ignite Training Track One Details

Leadership Development Jumpstart

Track One is designed to build the overall capability of both new and experienced managers, individuals moving from peer to supervisor, newly hired managers, and staff demonstrating the potential to become a leader.

Led by two trainers, this interactive, application-based learning experience is ideal for leaders who have limited formal leadership training because of its individualized and group-guided coaching approach.

Price: $1,500/student

Multi-student discounts available.

5 Week Development Program
Session Dates: September 22 – November 17, 2021 (every other Wednesday)
Session Time: 11:45am – 1:15pmET (90 Minutes)

Training Schedule

Session 1: Creating Leadership Self-Awareness – September 22nd
Session 2: Achieving Clarity in Communications – October 6th
Session 3: The Art of Feedback – October 20th
Session 4: Building High-Performance Teams – November 3rd
Session 5: Keeping Teams Engaged – November 17th

Meet Our Trainers

Cathy McCafferty-Smith has a diverse background within private industry and nonprofit, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and banking serving as a Leadership talent development/organizational change consultant. Her focus is on strategic, influential leadership development, talent development, coaching, organizational change, and employee engagement programs. She has co-designed multiple award-winning, action-based leadership development learning and succession programs Cathy’s focus: leadership learning integrated back on the job.

Denise Roberts has helped professionals in Michigan businesses increase their revenues by teaching them how to connect with and create strong relationships with their coworkers, customers and prospects. Her high energy, experiential training style offers a simple but effective method that changes people’s beliefs, leading them to new behavior and stellar results. Denise provides customized training programs that teach people the skills necessary to engage and retain employees, customers and prospects without missing revenue opportunities.

Ignite Training Track Two Details

Practical Leadership Advancement

Track Two is designed to build the overall capability of experienced managers (from executives to hi-potential emerging leaders) who are ready to take their leadership influence and results to the next level. This reality-focused, action-oriented practical development program offers students just-in-time solutions to today’s complex leadership challenges. Led by a successful entrepreneur CEO/trainer, this program is ideal for managers and high-potential staff with prior leadership training who want to re-inforce and apply principles to real-time issues.

Price: $1,800/student

Multi-student discounts available.

8 Week Development Program
Session Dates:  September 22 – December 15, 2021 (every other Wednesday)
Session Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET (90 Minutes)

Training Schedule

Session 1: Leadership 101 – September 22nd
Session 2: Climbing the Leadership Ladder – October 6th
Session 3: Developing Your Leadership Influence – October 20th
Session 4: Developing a Culture of Ownership – November 3rd
Session 5: Know Your Team – November 10th
Session 6: Accelerating Teamwork – November 17th
Session 7: Selling Your Ideas through Story Telling – December 1st
Session 8: Self Awareness & Strategies to Win With People – December 15th

Meet Our Trainer

Steve Lowisz is an authority on all things talent, business leadership, and personal development. With a unique and unconventional delivery style, Steve understands how to connect with everyone from executives and entrepreneurs to human resources and recruiters. As a result, companies including Cisco Systems, Starbucks, Whirlpool, Coca-Cola, Miller, Walgreen’s and many others have engaged him to educate, inspire, and uncover the true potential within their teams. With more than 25 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and CEO, Steve Lowisz developed these 8 sessions based on his own failures and successes as a leader. What Steve shares throughout this program is not based on philosophy, but on daily practices and real results.

For More Information

Therese Smith
(586) 393-4396
Therese@TheBestAndBrightest.com