Course for Presidents


Set Your Direction and Advance Your Business

The Course for Presidents® sets you on the pathway to the next best version of your business. You’ll join forces with your Aileron partners and get an introduction to Aileron’s Professional Management System. Through two days of interactive learning with peers and one-on-one time with a Business Advisor, you’ll develop a plan for where you want your business to be. This is where you take possible and make it certain.

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If you’re asking these questions, this is a right fit for you.

What do I want in the future? Where are we headed?

How can I grow my business?

What’s a better way to manage/lead my company?

Why are we stuck at good?

How do I develop a high performing team and culture?

How do I grow my people?

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Why sign up?

Because you want your business to be better—like the one that you envisioned when you became a business owner.

What is it?

In 2 days you’ll learn a systematic way to grow your business and then work one-on-one with your Business Advisor to engage your employees and implement what you learned.

Who should register?

For-profit privately-held business owners or President/CEO who want to work on the next best version of their organization.


  • Ed Eppley
    Ed Eppley
    Consultant, advisor, catalyst and “thought organizer” are how clients and friends describe Ed Eppley.
    A life-long entrepreneur, Ed is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in professional management, sales strategy and performance management. He deals with a “Who’s Who” of business category leaders that include BMW, STERIS, Sara Lee, Legends Hospitality Management (owned by the Yankees and Cowboys), Speedway, Steamboat Ski & Resort Company, Emerson Electric, Safelite Auto Glass and others.
    Clients have come to realize he brings an unusual ability to help his clients achieve their strategic objectives in less time, with less collateral damage and use fewer resources doing so.
    Eppley, a graduate of Franklin University, has been an Adjunct Professor at Wright State University and is a Guest Presenter at the University of Dayton. He also is on the adjunct faculty at Aileron, America’s top site for the development of entrepreneurs located in Dayton, Ohio. He resides near London, Ohio with his wife Fran.
  • Wes Gipe
    Business Advisor, Facilitator and Leadership Coach
    Wes Gipe
    Business Advisor, Facilitator and Leadership Coach

    Wes Gipe works with business owners and their teams as a trusted facilitator, business advisor and coach. Known for his enthusiasm and high-energy approach, Wes’s willingness to boldly approach tough issues and go the extra mile have gained him loyal clients who look to him for help with strategic planning, leadership and culture development, and conflict resolution.

    Wes started his journey as an Aileron client in 2008. After applying Aileron’s Professional Management principles to build a self-managing company, he now spends much of his time helping other organizations—big and small—build a strategy that endures. Through this work, he has logged over 9,000 coaching hours with more than 500 individuals throughout North America and Europe. His work has been featured in Forbes as well as other national media outlets. Wes resides in Miami County, OH with his wife and three rambunctious boys.

What Our Community Says

“I feel excited. There is a plan/formula for improvement and the next level.”

“I call it the ‘full meal deal’ – everything was covered.”

“I am excited to know what I have to do, to be and create a successful sustainable business.”

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