Elegant Leadership

Elegant Leadership offers rigorous developmental training programs for leaders and coaches.

Created by Adult Development expert and master performance coach Rob McNamara, Elegant Leadership programs teach individuals how to apply the insights of adult development to their everyday lives in accessible, pragmatic ways.

Elegant Leadership

Leading insights from the field of Adult Development reveal not only that development continues throughout the lifespan, but that as adults grow, they construct meaning in new and more skilfull ways.

The Elegant Leadership vision is of a world in which more people experience greater well-being through the process of actively participating in their own life-long development. We care about creating a world in which more people experience the benefits of development firsthand, and as a result, are motivated to support the development of organizations, communities and cultures around them.

Our available audio programs include:

Commanding Influence: Your Development for Greater Mastery at Work

Developmental Coaching: The Art of Advanced Listening

Developmental Coaching: Your Unique Methodology

We invite you to learn more by visiting our program pages on the right side of this page.


Elegant Leadership programs offer premiere developmental curriculum for experienced leaders, coaches and consultants.


Rob McNamara is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a Leadership Coach and author of The Elegant Self. He is a leading expert on adult development and human performance, his coaching services help individuals increase their scope of influence where it matters most personally and professionally.

  • “McNamara provides a practical roadmap that both inspires and instructs on how to liberate our true greatness.”

    Rand Stagen, Founder, Stagen Leadership Academy

  • “Rob’s works have become an integral part of my business and my personal life.”

    John Austin Foster, Life Warrior Coaching 

  • “The Elegant Self is one of the most impactful and insightful books on adult development I have read in a long time.  This is a must read for anyone serious about supporting the development of others or advancing their own human journey.”

    Cathy Jacob, Fire Inside Leadership

  • “Profound wisdom, unique insights and gentle guidance.”

    Michael Schwartz, Professor, Georgia Regents University

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Get the most out of your course investment

You will receive the course: including 4.5 hours of videos, course materials from each of the 6 modules and a three session coaching process. Your coach will help you to develop your skills and address specific challenges you’re facing. They provide tailored, one-on-one support in how to negotiate some of the most complicated issues facing you and your team, and build lasting capacity. Receive personalized support for learning, making key distinctions and application: • Three sessions with your Ten Directions coach • Supportive skills practice and feedback • Multimodal learning • An accountability structure to keep the learning process focused and efficient Coaching sessions are scheduled at your convenience, following module 2, 4 and 6. 3 Coaching Sessions plus the Inclusion 2.0 Course

$995 (normally $1,200