The R.E.A.L. Leadership Academy was founded by professional speaker and author Matt Jones (www.MatthewDJones.com). The idea for the Academy came during his first year of his PhD program in Organizational Leadership as a solution to the leadership gap that exists in many sectors of society. The mission of the Academy is to develop leaders who are inspirational, influential, innovative, and make a lasting impact. This is accomplished through the most up to date leadership theories, practices, and the core characterizes of R.E.A.L. Leadership which are relational, ethical, authentic, and lasting. We provide the following services:
There are six core services currently offered by the Academy. These services range from a forty-five minute keynote to one on one leadership assessments. Each component/service is designed to increase the characteristics of R.E.A.L. leadership in the participant. The model used by the Academy is like a funnel with the services starting out more broad, general, and universal; becoming more specific and tailored to the individual. This allows for the services to be offered to a large group down to the individual and their specific needs. These services are also tailored and benefit leaders in all sectors including: for-profit and non-profit organizations/associations/corporations, governments, college, and youth.
The first part of the model or funnel consists of keynotes/general session talks, breakout sessions, and seminars. Just like each component gets more detailed and specific so does the different options of delivery for conferences, meetings, retreats, or seminars. Matt Jones along with his team will partner with you to develop the best fit for your next meeting or event depending if you are looking for a keynote presenter, breakout session or even a one or two day leadership seminar/training.
The second part of the funnel includes consulting and coaching. These services allow for the characteristics, principles, and strategies of R.E.A.L. Leadership to become ingrained at a core level. This services are result driven and focused on return on investment. One of the main benefits of the services is the ability to apply the principles of R.E.A.L. Leadership to specific cases and situations that leaders or organizations might have.
The last part of the funnel supplements the first two and offers unique insight and assessment of leaders. This is accomplished through the use of the DiSC Profile and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. The DiSC profile is an assessment that shows what major behavioral type you possess. It is important to know not only your own primary type but also those that you lead. For this assessment you can also learn each of the eight types of leader who are based off the DiSC Profile. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire or MLQ will allow you to discover which characteristics of Transformational Leadership you possess. Both these assessments have been highly validated and used worldwide and provide priceless insight to you as a leader.