What We Offer

Virtual and In-Person Services

Aileron delivers our services in multiple formats, including virtually via video conferencing and in-person on our campus in Tipp City, Ohio. Our upcoming services that are open to the entire Aileron community are listed here, and all of our services are always available for you to schedule with just you and your team. To start that process, reach out and a member of our team will be in touch.

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What to Expect

Those who do the work do the learning.

You’ll do real work during our workshops, because most real learning takes place on-the-job. Plus you’ll see greater results by tackling the business issues you’re currently facing while learning new methods.

We meet you where you are.

There’s no need to get things “good enough” before engaging in our community.

The genius is in the room.

You’ll learn from your facilitator, but you’ll learn just as much from your peers. You know your business better than anyone, so we ask the right questions to pull out the answers and inspiration you need to get where you’re trying to go.

Implementing Professional Management

Experience what your President/CEO did in the Course for Presidents.

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One-on-one time with an experienced business leader who’s been in your shoes and can guide you towards action, continued success, and provide tools and resources along the way.

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Become a campus passholder to get a discounted rate on campus reservations and access to use open work spaces and Focus Rooms at no cost.

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Learn about Aileron’s transformative DOC System, apply it to your business, and put together a plan to reach your vision for the future in a facilitator-led workshop and time with an Aileron Business Advisor.

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Meet with other like-minded presidents, owners, and CEOs as you continue your professional management journey, step out of the day-to-day of your business, and share challenges, ideas, and perspectives in a small group setting.

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Join other Course for Presidents® alumni as you get clear on your priorities for the future of your business and refocus on moving forward.

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An introduction to professional management, a systematic way to run and grow a successful business.

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Leadership. People Development. Culture.

An opportunity to help you become more confident, clear, and purposeful in your decision-making, and increase your capacity for making tough decisions.

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An immersive leadership program, designed to help you maximize your self-awareness and growth, through a series of thought-provoking and skill-building workshops and virtual peer group sessions. You’ll also meet with an accountability partner regularly to help you achieve your goals throughout the program.

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An opportunity to increase your self-awareness and learn how to consciously choose how you want to lead. It’s more than reflection; you’ll take an assessment before the workshop and come away with new tools to grow yourself as a leader, personally and professionally.

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Focus on reaching your personal desired outcomes by meeting one-on-one with a Certified Professional Leadership Coach – your personal and trusted partner as you seek out your best self.

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An opportunity for you to practice communication skills that will ensure the best thinking – from you and others – are brought forth in conversations to achieve optimal results.

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An opportunity to envision your leadership success, to overcome barriers, and come away with a personal action plan.

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Learn new ways to engage others, while building empathy and influence. Increase your impact by understanding your style and how to set others up for success.

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Learn how to build strong teams around you to help your organization thrive.

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As you process unprecedented amounts of change and information, gather with your peers during this 2-hour virtual session. Take time to process your thoughts, hear ideas, share experiences, and get unstuck.

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Understand why you act and react the way you do, and how to be more intentional about influencing culture. Learn new ways to manage stressors, create sustainable change, and create the climate you want around you.

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Strategy. Business Structure. Organizational Performance.

Learn how to map your organization’s systems and lead and facilitate systems mapping across your team. Explore Systems Thinking is a great first step but not a requirement; this service includes a systems thinking overview so those new to the concept can onboard early on.

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A 6-9 month process guided by your facilitator to find and select 3 qualified board members and to prepare and lead an effective board meeting. You’ll receive potential board member candidates, sample tools, and resources.

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Improving your systems can rapidly accelerate growth and support organizational performance – but true change requires a culture that values systems thinking. Before you evolve your systems, ensure their sustainability by onboarding your team to systems thinking and building a culture that supports it.

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A workshop where you are given the tools to create or become a high performing board. You’ll practice using the tools with your peers, have Q&A time with a panel of business owners, and have 1-1 with an Aileron Business Advisor afterwards.

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A process guided by your facilitator to define the vision, mission, strategies and supporting actions to make the next best version of your business.

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In this workshop, your team will develop a value proposition that can take your company where you want to go. You’ll learn a process and tools to create a fit between what your customers’ want, and what you offer, and get real customer feedback to test your ideas.

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A Discovery process guided by an Aileron facilitator to explore your organization’s vision, mission, and values.

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Not seeing what you’re looking for?

We can situationally adjust the work, process, people and environment of everything we offer to help you reach your goals.

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Mapping the Way Forward: How The Hill Hear Better Clinic used Strategic Planning for Growth and Transition

March 17th, 2022|Community, Strategy|0 Comments

Dr. Mike Hill founded The Hill Hear Better Clinic 35 years ago to improve quality of life for his patients. Armed with extensive audiology training, used equipment, and $6,000 in savings, Hill knew a lot about providing excellent patient care, but running a business wasn’t part of his formal training. “Caring for patients was my main priority, but I also wanted to run and expand the business well. I’ve always loved reading, which has given me a lot of ideas for growth,” said Hill. “Finding the time to determine which efforts were strategic for us and how to implement those was difficult.” In those early years, a colleague suggested Hill connect with Aileron to find outside perspective and tips for executing intentional business strategy while also caring for patients. Today, Hill Hear Better Clinic is the largest private practice in Cincinnati and has helped more than 10,000 patients. Dr. Hill credits Aileron with providing the thoughtful partnership and strategic planning tools he needed [ Read More ]

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Creating a Smooth Transition: How Keith Smith Company Built a Succession Plan and Thriving Legacy

March 1st, 2022|Community, Leadership|1 Comment

After years of working in the family business, Jim Smith suddenly became CEO of Keith Smith Company, America’s largest independent producer and provider of broiler hatching eggs, in the early 1990s. Looking for support and guidance in his new leadership role, Jim eagerly connected with Aileron’s founder Clay Mathile through a mutual acquaintance and began his professional management journey – a journey that went on to last more than 25 years and continues today.Jim infused professional management into Keith Smith Company for more than two decades as CEO, using the tools and methodologies he learned from Clay and Aileron to lead the company, culture, and team with intention. But eventually Jim was ready to begin scaling back his day-to-day involvement and invest in training the company’s next leaders. His first step? Connecting with Aileron.Training the next generationWe often say professional management is a team sport, but in the case of the Keith Smith company and many of the other family-owned businesses in the Aileron [ Read More ]

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How We Did More With Less: The Value of Systems Mapping

February 24th, 2022|Organizational Performance|0 Comments

We’ve all been there—stuck. We’re running fast, doing more, but not seeing the results. We’re making a lot of motion but seeing little progress. Sound familiar? It takes courage to step away from the rut and take a look at the whole system in question. But how do you take the first step? Recently, we sat down with Chuck Huggins (COO, Facilitator, and Leadership Coach) and Michaela Van Arsdale (Client Services Associate) and asked that pressing question we all feel at some point in our business: How do we do more with less? Here’s what we learned. What were things like five years ago? Chuck: Five years ago, we had twenty-four employees delivering fifty events a year. We didn’t have any set processes or established practices. For example, five years ago we had no process in terms of delivering events, or to assign a business advisor to a client. There was so much labor involved in each event, we felt we were doing as [ Read More ]