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"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders"
— Tom Peters

An Experienced Leadership Coach & Management Consultant

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Build a better, solid foundation for your  business. We help startup founders & leaders overcome the toughest challenges to success.

Leadership & Strategic Business Management


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Family businesses face unique challenges, especially when it comes to leadership and succession. Find out how to ensure a bright future for your family business.

Family Businesses
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What do you want to do with your life? We provide guidance and advice on career choice and career advancement to help you reach your full potential.

Career Transition

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About Spinnaker Leadership Associates, Inc.


Based in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout the United States. We coach leaders of businesses of all sizes - from startups to family businesses, to large corporations - helping our clients boost their leadership impact, improve their bottom lines and manage their businesses. Our services are perfect for family businesses, public corporations, and nonprofits.

We provide leadership coaching and management insight based on proven, practical principles. With our help, you'll be able to adapt to a fast-changing business landscape and enhance your business results. Give us your toughest challenges and we'll provide refreshingly practical solutions.

Our founder and chairman, Ron Smyser, is a straightforward, experienced, no-nonsense leadership and business management advisor. Ron formerly held leadership positions in a Fortune™-100 company and subsequently led family businesses in a variety of industries. For more than 25 years, Spinnaker Leadership Associates, Inc. has assisted scores of leaders build new startups into successful family businesses with global operations.

Spinnaker Leadership Associates, Inc. was founded in San Jose, CA as a leadership and management consulting business with a very different approach. We save you valuable time and money by applying forthright, insightful, experience-based leadership and business counsel aimed squarely at improving your leadership impact and bottom-line results. But don't take our word for it. Contact us with your most important problem. We will work together to solve it faster and better than you think possible.

Our Vision

Preeminent Business Leadership

Our Mission

Insightful leadership and business management counsel, based exclusively on proven, practical principles

"Rather than direct others, effective business leaders ask questions - insightful, stimulating questions."

—Ronald P. Smyser


Thank you for your interest. Please provide the information listed here and submit your questions or comments. We will respond promptly.

(610) 274-3151

Hours of Operation
9 AM to 6 PM East Coast time, Monday through Saturday, by Appointment