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TLC Leadership Options

The consultants of TLC Leadership Options are accomplished executives and globally experienced leaders from Fortune 500 organizations, who have achieved outstanding performance with their teams. We have focused on leadership development, team building and coaching throughout our 20+ year careers.

As a group, we are successful coaches, assessors, strategists, facilitators, change agents, researchers and educators. We are experienced in working with top management teams and business executives as well as with professional services firms, health care organizations and non-profit organizations.

President and Founder

Tracey L. Cantarutti, Ph.D., M.I.M

Tracey began her career at Motorola in product marketing before moving to team leadership roles in global market analytics and business strategy. Tracey found helping team members grow, reach career goals, and realize their full potential as leaders was the work she found most rewarding.

"In much of my corporate work, I helped senior executives to see things differently, whether through strategic thinking or the cultural/ social awareness I used to present alternative views of a situation or business decision."

After completing her Ph.D. in Organizational Development, Tracey began her second career with the founding of TLC Leadership Options in 2005. As an executive coach and leadership development consultant, she has coached senior executives all over the world in a variety of industries including health care, packaging, technology, chemicals and financial services.

"Using an emotional intelligence framework, I work with individuals and teams to help them become more self-aware as well as to nurture outstanding performances. This, in turn, creates more options for success. I am results-oriented and passionate about my work, and have a track record of motivating individuals and project teams to succeed."

Leadership requires so much more than being great at 'doing the work'. Becoming a financial expert or a great engineer may be what initially captures management's attention to consider someone for a leadership role. Becoming a great leader, however, requires long-term vision, strategic thinking, and the ability to understand the subtle interplay between emotions and actions.
Tracey L. Cantarutti, Ph.D., M.I.M
President and Founder of TLC Leadership Options

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Tracey L. Cantarutti, Ph.D., M.I.M

Tracey Cantarutti, President and founder of TLC Leadership Options, Inc., is an executive coach, leadership development consultant and board director with over 25 years of global business and team leadership experience. Tracey works with executives from Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized companies and organizations, and entrepreneurs. She provides consultation and services that enhance organizational performance by optimizing the effectiveness of human capital, whether the senior leadership team or directors and managers. Through team effectiveness work, coaching and leadership development initiatives, or change strategy programs, Tracey and her colleagues have the tools and experience to help your organization expect and achieve outstanding performances.

As a former corporate executive at Motorola, Tracey understands the issues leaders face from multiple perspectives and makes recommendations based on practical knowledge and experience. She is skilled at group facilitation and consensus building in global organizations. Tracey is a frequent presenter on topics related to leadership and development, emotional intelligence, and the challenges women face in organizations.

She is a certified Hogan LEAD assessor, qualified to use the MBTI and MBTI Type II and certified to deliver the EQi2.0 assessment. She is experienced with numerous other assessments including the LSI, DiSC, the Birkman, Thomas-Kilman and Denison instruments.

Tracey earned her Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University, her Master of International Management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management, and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Economics from the University of Illinois. She is currently a Business Management professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Tracey sits on the Advisory Board of the Center for Values Driven Leadership at Benedictine University, the Board of Directors of a private company and the Foundation Board of a not-for-profit organization.

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