The Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL) is a leadership development and training organization serving clients globally, from Fortune 500 companies to social enterprises.  Our work draws from the research and teaching of Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa at Columbia Business School, and our team brings strong backgrounds in strategy consulting, human capital, branding, corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, analytics, military and NASA.  

IPL's operating belief is that people at all levels of an organization can deliver ever-increasing outer impact through ever-deepening inner mastery. We help organizations strengthen culture and boost performance by enabling their people to discover, unlock and develop their full personal leadership potential. By tapping the latest scientific research in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, sociology, psychotherapy and behavioral economics, and by integrating case studies of great leaders through history, we have moved the discipline of leadership development from faith to facts.

We offer transformational learning experiences at at levels of the organization through in-person workshops, 1:1 and group coaching, our digital Mentora learning platform, and high-impact webinars. But we recognize that true behavior change comes only from deliberate, targeted, daily practice.  So we complement our teaching of personal leadership principles and techniques with digital touchpoints that provide participants with the opportunity for everyday reflection, application, inspiration, practice and feedback.


We envision a world in which each person and each organization is able to realize her, his or its highest potential, in life and in the marketplace, to create a better future for us all.


We get up every day infused with the belief that inside every person is a great leader—a leader who brings out the best in him- or herself and others in all situations—just waiting to be realized, developed and applied. And we are driven by the knowledge that we have the science, history, universal principles and techniques to make that happen.