Transformational Leadership Coach

Inspiring Action | Achieving Results

ELISA SPAIN is a leadership coach, blogger, and an executive peer group facilitator. In addition to her private coaching practice, Elisa is the leader of a Vistage CEO advisory board, whose members include INC 5000 and Crain’s Fast Fifty winners, Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces, and Crain’s Largest Privately Held. Elisa’s commitment to executive development is reflected in her leadership agenda, “Inspiring Excellence, One Person at a Time,” a mission that has earned her the designation of Vistage Master Chair. She was also the recipient of the organization’s Star Award, which ranked her in the top 2% of Vistage chairs worldwide.

Throughout her life, Elisa has followed her passion for excellence. She began studying business at an early age, a pursuit that led to a Kellogg MBA, 18 years in a leadership role at Northern Trust, and the establishment of her leadership coaching practice, EKS Ltd., 20 years ago. Her dual experience as both executive and entrepreneur has given rise to a unique perspective, one that adds value, dimension, and sustainability to her work with business leaders. She continues on an innovative path, finding new ways to leverage her communication and team building skills, and developing high-caliber leaders that achieve transformational results.

Elisa is a difference-maker for those she coaches. Her motivational approach is a harmonic blend of emotional intelligence and unwavering accountability that enables her clients to maximize their outcomes in both individual and group settings.  She challenges them to embrace their excellence, focus on their genius, and delegate or let go of the rest.