The Center for Intentional Leadership
Developing leaders who develop leaders ™
Greatness is not a function of circumstance.
Greatness is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.
It has been said that in every community there is work to be done, in every nation there are wounds to heal and in every heart there is the power to do it.
I have known Lisa Hill DiFusco for twenty-five years and encouraged her to start The LightHeart Institute.
LightHeart and the work it does, whether empowering individuals to fill their shoes, or empowering executives to champion their organization’s excellence, is a testimony to their energy, wisdom and experience, and the power of the mind, body and spirit.
It is no accident that many institutions are named sacred heart but none are named sacred head or brain. I have learned that when your heart makes up your mind you heal your life and benefit your body’s state of health. You also help to heal the world.
Bernie Siegel MD
The Center for Intentional Leadership is the premier firm in the greater Rochester area for Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Team and Organizational Health.
We work with individuals, profit and non-profit organizations developing high-capacity, high-impact leaders. Our clients range from chief executive officers producing 600 million in annual revenue, to entrepreneurial start-ups.
How many in your workforce are actively engaged?
Leadership excellence doesn’t just happen.
It is something that is learned and developed by intentional choice.
It is not something few are born with, and fewer get to master.
It is a science, and like any other science, is learned through applying new ways of thinking about, and achieving, business objectives.
If you want to develop a high-impact, high-capacity skill-set, you will need to learn new skills and new ways of thinking, rather than tougher ways of trying.
Business Coaching for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Executive Holistic Healthcare Program
We develop competent leaders. Several years ago at the Oak Hill Ryder’s Cup, 20 pro golfers lined up at the driving range at 5:30 am to practice their shots. Every one of these great athletes had a coach standing behind them telling them what was right, and wrong, with each swing and why. Although they had accomplished a significant level of success to play in the Ryder’s Cup, they still benefited from the guidance of a coach. Leadership Development works the same way. It brings out your best performance.
We build cohesive teams. What is the cost of unresolved conflict or tension on your team? Imagine the expense of lost opportunity when team members are less than enthusiastic or the cost of “hidden agendas,” when team members manipulate for competitive resources. To maximize productivity cohesive teams in a healthy organization need to be forthright in addressing issues of commitment, alignment, accountability and results.
We strengthen organizational health. In today’s fast passed global economy, organizational health is the central element that creates and maintains your competitive edge. It results in flexibility and fluidity when responding to market changes.
We empower entrepreneurs and small business owners.
We maximize performance. Executive leaders are under a unique level of stress today. We optimize business performance and reverse or prevent common chronic conditions such as GI dysfunction, obesity, high blood pressure and premature aging. Based on the cutting-edge principles of Functional Medicine, we provide a proactive approach to prevention and optimal health. We want you thriving. Give us a call to learn more. We can be reached at 585.288.6160.
I began working with Lisa four years ago and as a result I have increased my productivity, and improved my communication style and leadership ability. This has impacted everything from the organization of my office, to the way I manage my time, to my ability to leverage my natural strengths as a leader. As a result I am much more in control of my professional destiny. I wish I had known about Lisa and The LightHeart Institute ten years ago!
Isabel Diana Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Lisa’s Leadership Coaching provides an environment where open dialogue results in sound, practical insights. Conversations are always productive and provide helpful advice for dealing with personal and professional challenges. I have been extremely impressed with Lisa’s genuine care and concern for my mental and physical well being as part of LightHeart’s holistic approach. I recommend and endorse The LightHeart Institute and specifically the leadership of Lisa Hill DiFusco to other business leaders seeking to fulfill their leadership potential.
Bill Goodrich, President & CEO
LeChase Construction LLC
I have found tremendous benefit in both my business and personal life since working with The LightHeart Institute for nearly two years. As a business owner of a medium size construction company, I have been learning how to improve my leadership development skills in business, and self-improvement skills in my personal life – for both myself and my family. Since life does not come with an instruction manual, I would say The LightHeart Institute is the next best thing
Richard Comella, President
Navalis Construction Services, Inc
Members of our senior management team have benefited tremendously from LightHeart’s Executive Coaching. We have more cohesion and open communications; their performance is significantly better. Doyle Security has seen a definite ROI with LightHeart because of improvements in our business operation.
James Quirin, CFO & Senior Vice President
Doyle Security Systems Inc.
I have benefited tremendously from working with LightHeart, in developing both professional and personal strategies, philosophies and attitudes toward effectiveness and balance in many dimensions of today’s busy and often stressful life. Lisa Hill DiFusco’s contributions to personal and workgroup organization, focus, interactive skills, motivation and behaviors have enabled several improvements in the way I and others around me work and think…a most worthwhile investment.
Don R. Lehmbeck, (Former) Manager and Principal Engineer
On behalf of the staff and myself, thank you for rejuvenating our organizational health and helping us make great strides toward delivering excellent customer service.
Kitty Van Bortel, CEO
Van Bortel Subaru
LightHeart provides insights that help simplify the complicated situations inherent in growing a business. Working with Lisa has helped us to refocus on better strategic perspectives and effective techniques for dealing with the day-to-day demands of business.
Candace C. Walters, President
HR Works, Inc.
Lisa Hill DiFusco is very knowledgeable, and her work has depth. Her belief that we’ll succeed inspires us to respond with the same commitment. I will definitely recommend her to other organizations.
Germaine Knapp, (Former) Executive Director
LightHeart’s enlightened approach to management is badly needed in corporate America.
Dan Blossey, (Former) Chief Engineer
Random Comments from Clients…
Over the past twelve months I’ve moved from being stuck to being able to execute freely; from depression and despair to excitement and anticipation.
I’ve gotten more results here with my partner in the past three months than I have in the prior three years.
This program provided more than I could have possibly imagined.
The energy is much better in our office. They’re (the employees) motivated and much more excited about things.
I’m really able to speak to others with greater clarity…
Thank you for the sterling presentation you gave of your program…
WOW! Great session…I learned a lot…Thank you.
Doing this process helps keep me be in control…
Thanks Lisa, for your advice on performance appraisals – I am essentially done now with a “lighter heart”…I appreciated all of your thoughts last week – a big help!
You’ve helped open my eyes to a lot! Thanks…
I very much appreciate the insights you’ve given me, am thankful my manager was able to spare the funds for this course, wish you and I had more time because I still have many questions…
For a scientist understanding it all (change process)…It is really very liberating!
I’m feeling on top of the world because I got done what I needed to get done… my most important projects
We love our work and feel privileged to work with our clients.
To Get Started
An initial confidential consultation will clarify your goals and explore a strategy for achieving what is most important to you. Whether you are seeking organizational health or an increase in managerial or leadership competencies, this meeting will help you identify priorities and take steps to achieve your vision.
To schedule an appointment, please call 585.288.6160.