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  • “Working with Larysa has been a remarkably rewarding professional and personal growth experience. Her approach has enabled me to better understand my leadership strengths and weaknessness, focus on what I can do to improve in work and in life, and provided me with a set of tools I will be using for years to come. It has been an amazing opportunity to grow, as a leader and as a person.
    Larysa takes a calm, thoughtful approach to coaching – with clear and insightful questions, kind (but no-nonsense) encouragement, and unwavering support. She pairs obvious professionalism with a deep personal understanding of what it is like to balance a full professional and family life. And it is clear at every turn that she is deeply committed to helping me succeed in achieving my goals.
    Investing time in honest self-examination of one’s goals and committing to working toward them can be a daunting challenge. Larysa has provided a professional, comfortable, supportive environment that makes this a truly positive experience – one that I look forward to each time we meet”.
    Vice President, Technology Consulting Firm
  • “I stepped into a new role, taking over a team that needed a major realignment, starting with the leadership team.  I engaged Larysa at L4 Leadership to help me, and she added value at every level.  One and one, she asked the good, hard questions to get me thinking and sort through the noise to identify the essence of what I wanted to do to move forward.  She also gave honest feedback in a compassionate and supportive manner.   With my leadership team, she designed a great off site day and helped create a safe environment where they could start to build trust with each other and come together as a team.  With my entire group, she designed a fantastic all day meeting that engaged all 50 participants, where everyone was actively involved and our group generated a lot of input that the leadership team used to plan how we will move forward.  I plan to keep working with Larysa as I continue the journey with my new group.”

    Director, Business Intelligence ~ Global Nonprofit Organization
  • “I have been working with Larysa for over a year and can say that she’s had a huge impact on my personal development and company growth.  As the owner of a young company, I initially hired Larysa to help me work through strategic company decisions.  I realized right away that her coaching was so much more than that.

    Larysa helps me analyze growth, hiring, employees, customers, conflicts and personal development.  The assurance that I have a confidant who also constantly pushes me to see my strengths, weakness, the lesson in every failure and the joy of every success is something I greatly value.  Before I started working with Larysa, I was somewhat resistant to executive coaching.  Now I find myself telling other business leaders of the success I’ve had with Larysa.  Even for those of us with high drive/type A personalities, I now believe that everyone can benefit from someone who helps remind them of the promises they make to themselves.”

    President and CEO ~ Northwest Technology & Engineering Staffing and Recruiting Firm
  • “Larysa was brought into my department to help support and develop management staff who were promoted from within and quickly given great responsibility.
    Larysa engaged me, as the stakeholder, to understand the goals I had for my team.  This was a great reminder, and not the last, that the success of her work is engaging a whole team to ensure there is clarity of purpose from the beginning.  Once the project and coaching was underway, Larysa displayed a wonderful understanding of both the people and the process, helping us identify barriers to success and opportunities for growth.  Larysa’s skill is having a great capacity to understand people, relationships and communication.  She is able to leverage that through incisive questions and well conceived  exercises and learning events.  She is a pleasure to work with and gets results.”


    Vice President, Social Enterprise Organization
  • “Larysa has been working with my program for the last month to improve communication, clarify roles, and to help us move toward an optimal collaborative experience for our team.  She is considerate, thoughtful,
    insightful, and has helped us work through difficult problems. She
    designed our team-building exercise precisely to match our wishes.
    Larysa is a good listener who never makes anyone “wrong”, but allows
    everyone to feel “right”, included and heard. I would hire her again in
    a heart beat”.


    Program Manager, Marine Science Research Industry, Government
Our Team

L4 Leadership Associates


Larysa Slobodian, MA

Founder and Principal Consultant

Larysa Slobodian is an experienced and well regarded executive coach of leaders ...


    Ben Trelease, MA

    Ben works with clients to help them through their struggles and reach ...


      Pam Schmidt, MA

      Pam uses her well-refined leadership skills and organizational development expertise to help ...


        Pam Rechel, MA

        Pam specializes in coaching and consulting with leaders and their teams to ...


          Michelle “Mitch” Shepard, MA

          Mitch Shepard has worked in the wilderness of the outdoors and the ...