Our Story

Leaders Excellence had its first meeting with a select group of founding members and fellows at the Harvard Faculty Club in 2014, the same year as it was incorporated in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. At this meeting, Dan Hoeyer laid out the vision for Leaders Excellence.

“We want to connect leaders globally and bring accessibility, flexibility and affordability into high-quality business education and lifelong learning. This should be accomplished by an innovative approach and a powerful academic network.”

Headquartered in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, Leaders Excellence is a top-level global leadership development provider. We offer uniquely designed, expert-led online executive education programs as well as an exclusive, members-only club online from Harvard Square. As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of Harvard Faculty Club. We are also a member of AACSB International, which places us in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.

The Leaders Excellence membership framework fosters knowledge sharing and personal growth by providing relevant resources. Our goal is to empower driven professionals to cultivate a robust network of fellow leaders, one that facilitates long-lasting and beneficial business relationships. With a Leaders Excellence membership certification in Harvard Square, you gain the right to use the esteemed membership title: MLE℠ – Member of Leaders Excellence, an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41 and business management class 35.

Leaders Excellence is supported by some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders, deans, chairs, professors, and academic affiliates from such prestigious universities as Yale, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard. Our most recent honorary fellows include the father of modern marketing Philip Kotler, as well as Harvard Business School professors Frank Cespedes, Tom Eisenmann, David Fubini, Ashley Whillans, and Francesca Gino. Several of our honorary fellows are professors at Harvard Business School, but Leaders Excellence is not affiliated with Harvard University. To preserve the integrity and exclusivity of our network, membership is offered on an invitation- or qualification-only basis.

Our executive education programs are available on key topics that drive personal and organizational growth, ranging from professional certificates to our Mini-MBA programs online from Harvard Square. Comprised of self-paced online courses, our programs offers participants flexibility and an affordable price. Leaders Excellence Education℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41. As an educational institution, LeadersExcellence.Education is a registered domain with extension dedicated to learning.

Since 2014, more than 5,000 professionals from 50+ countries, ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies to startups, have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership. We have visitors to our website and blog from most countries in the world, which is named one of the “Top Leadership Blogs You Should Follow”.


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