Leadership and Team Coach, Business Strategist, Author of “Drive Your Career” and “Raise Your Visibility & Value,” Host of “Be Brave at Work” podcast, and Speaker
Author, Speaker & Leadership Coach
Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid- to senior- level leaders and their teams in business environments.
With over twenty-five years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results.
Known for his business acumen, his ability to resolve complex human relations issues, and his enthusiastic, accessible and responsive style, Ed partners with managers, leaders and business teams to explore clarity and communication, and traverse conflict and change.
…Ed has been a game changer…
“Ed Evarts has helped us look beyond our walls and has given us a perspective we may not seen otherwise, all of which has helped us evolve and improve as a company. Ed has done it in a way that is not combative, destructive, or critical, but one that allows for open and honest communication between all party’s and results in real action steps with real accountability. Ed has been a game changer for Peregrine.”
Brendan C. Kane
“…everyone walked away with increased self-awareness…”
“Our team recently worked with Ed to help us better understand ourselves and how we interact with each other and our internal customers. Ed facilitated activities that raised awareness of our own personality preferences and how others with different preferences might view things differently or interact in different ways. Everyone walked away with increased self-awareness and tools to increase effectiveness individually, within our team, and with internal customers. Ed is an engaging facilitator with a significant real world experience and insight, and he was able to draw out all participants and quickly build rapport.”
“…everyone needs a coach…”
“Everyone needs a coach! I’ve had a terrific experience working with Ed in an effort to understand how my colleagues experience me in the workplace. We conducted a really engaging 360-feedback process from where I identified 2-3 areas that, should I do a little bit differently, would have a tremendously positive impact. To date, despite all the extra workplace complexities that come our way, these efforts have and continue to improve my relationships and the contribution of my team to the organization. Ed’s sound coaching advice and advisory helped make that happen.”
“…fantastic experience working with Ed…”
“I had a fantastic experience working with Ed and I learned a lot of information about myself. My focus was to build my self-awareness of how my colleagues experience me at work and through an in-depth 360-feedback assessment and ongoing 1:1 coaching conversations, I feel I know more about how to engage and lead my team and organization more effectively.”
“…Ed has become an invaluable consultant…”
Ed has become an invaluable consultant and coach since we started working together in 2021. When looking for a leadership coach, my primary goal was to establish myself as the operational leader of our small business. At the time, both my company and I were surviving on hard-work and determination. Ed helped me to elevate into a role where I am focused on providing guidance, direction and oversight to our team and clients. We have since created a work environment where everyone knows what is expected of them, while feeling supported and appreciated. This allows our team to provide the highest quality and consistent service to our clients. I cannot thank Ed enough!
“…helped me drive conversations that needed to be had…”
“As my role and responsibilities at STAG Industrial have been evolving, especially over the last few months, I decided that it would be great to work with a leadership coach to help ensure the leadership skills and behaviors I was already undertaking were known by others, and new leadership skills and behaviors I needed to do were on my radar. I chose Ed to work with me as I felt his experience working with senior leaders and his style and creativity would help me make great progress. My assessment was correct. Ed helped me identify areas that needed organizational visibility, behaviors that needed attention, and he helped me drive conversations that needed to be had. I hope the opportunity arises to work with Ed again in the near future.”
“…provided invaluable ideas, insights, accountability, and motivation…”
“I have begun to create a new business called Partnership to Prosperity. We are creating productive relationships between educators, employers, and learners and this is a unique focus in the workforce development industry. I needed help organizing my ideas and thoughts and create actionable next steps to ensure I was making meaningful progress. Ed Evarts has provided invaluable ideas, insights, accountability, and motivation to help me ensure I am making progress. In working together, we have produced a number of actionable items including a logo, a board or advisors, and a strategic plan that I can use in connecting with, and motivating others. If you need help pivoting your organization to the next level, contact Ed.”
“… significant improvements in how we run our business…”
“Ed Evarts provided Ansatz Capital with significant improvements in how we run our business. Among several accomplishments, my partners and I implemented best practices for leading effective meetings, reducing the time spent at meetings and making those meetings more effective; we created a project planning dashboard to update each other on major firm-wide projects; and Ed helped us make progress in organizing our financials and sharing them with the partners. If you are looking for someone who can listen and help you take action for your business, I would strongly recommend Ed!”
“…focused on helping me raise the visibility of my sales successes…”
“Working with Ed was fantastic! At the start of our coaching engagement, we began “Project Stephanie,” focused on helping me raise the visibility of my sales successes and build a personal board of directors who can help me make better decisions on my career. I truly love my work, my clients and my organization, yet at times, I felt lost and needed direction. Ed and I developed some powerful steps to help me be the driver of my career.”
“… level-headed, practical, empathetic, easy to get along with, experienced, and insightful…”
“Everyone can benefit from Ed’s leadership coaching. As I continued to grow into a senior-level role, Ed helped me define my leadership style and goals and provided concrete steps to get there. He was an exceptional listener—listening to understand. He responded with probing questions that cut to the heart of the matter and helped me gain clarity around tough issues. He is level-headed, practical, empathetic, easy to get along with, experienced, and insightful. His coaching not only helped me flourish more in my role but by extension helped my team function more productively as well. Thank you, Ed!”