Amid Rising Corporate Executive Exits, Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Launches Ambitious Franchise Growth Strategy

February 24, 2022

At a time when COVID-19 has caused many people to reassess their priorities and change their careers, executive and leadership coaching franchise Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching® (ILEC) is ramping up its franchise growth efforts amid unprecedented demand for its services, aiming to reach a whopping 80 franchise owners by the end of 2023.

One of the most respected names in the coaching industry, ILEC offers a suite of award-winning training, certification and proprietary tools that allow the brand to measure the program’s ROI, making it unmatched in the industry.

ILEC was co-founded in 2010 by award-winning executive coaching authority John Mattone and Terry Powell, a legend in the franchising industry. Powell has been franchising virtual coaching models for nearly 40 years, putting the systems and support in place to help franchisees be successful. Mattone reached out to Powell, and they were quickly aligned on the value of creating a revolutionary franchise offering for those who wanted to take control of their careers, do what they love and fill a massive gap in leadership development globally.

The ILEC blueprint has transformed the lives of nearly one thousand CEOs, entrepreneurs and executives — including the late Steve Jobs of Apple, top government agents, entrepreneurs, company leaders and athletes — and impacted the success of thousands of organizations across 53 countries to date.

According to Powell, profound personal and professional changes fueled by the pandemic have created gaps and needs across the board. Executives exiting their positions to start their own companies need guidance, the younger leaders replacing them lack the ability to inspire and motivate the team and companies navigating “The Great Resignation” need to focus now more than ever on retention strategies.

“Organizations are more vulnerable than in the past due to fast-moving shifts in business models and major disruptions as a result of uncontrollable circumstances,” said Powell, who is also the founder of career ownership coaching brand The Entrepreneur’s Source®. “In turn, company culture feels the impact as unanticipated change infiltrates organizations and demolishes employee engagement. And with a robust millennial workforce replacing many boomer-generation professionals, a lack of leadership training has resulted in management that is not adept at leading people and teams.”

A recent Gallup poll found only 18% of managers demonstrate a talent for managing and mentoring others – which means 82% of managers are not adept at leading people. This lack of leadership costs United States corporations up to $550 billion annually.

This is where ILEC comes into play. The brand’s proven coaching methodology develops stronger leaders at all levels — from C-suite executives to middle managers, small business owners to high potentials — accelerating the development of leaders while helping organizations build and sustain strong cultures.

With demand for leadership coaching at an all-time high, ILEC — which launched its franchise program in 2020 — represents a unique opportunity for franchisees who enjoy helping others succeed.

According to ILEC Co-Founder John Mattone, the brand looks for franchise partners who have achieved real results in their businesses and lives and are passionate about helping their clients achieve the same. ”We’re looking for mid-to senior-level executives with ten or more years of experience who are looking for the ‘next chapter’ in their professional lives,” Mattone said. “They should have a big vision and passion for personal networking and interactive business-to-business relationship development.”

But that’s just for starters. ILEC franchisees are trained by the best in the business, including Mattone — recognized by as one of the top three coaching authorities in the world, alongside Tony Robbins and Marshall Goldsmith.

After a 10-day classroom training session, franchisees earn their executive coaching certification and within 60 days receive their Master Certification. ILEC then helps its partners jumpstart, accelerate and sustain their businesses. Monthly phone calls with experienced coaches who pioneered ILEC’s coaching system teach them how to leverage the system in order to get the highest ROI possible. To promote continued learning and growth, ILEC provides access to a 24-hour virtual learning center and hosts a system-wide annual conference that allows franchisees to network and exchange ideas.

“Just as we are dedicated to growing leaders, building cultures and driving results for our clients, we are equally dedicated to helping our franchise partners find success as they empower leaders to unlock and unleash their potential,” Mattone said. “We are proud to be working with our talented trailblazing U.S.-based franchisees, and we’re looking forward to working with even more as we expand our footprint at a time when there’s a true need for our services.”

The total cost to open an Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching franchise ranges from $113,340 – $124,090, which includes a franchise fee of $75,000. For more information, visit

About Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC)

Established in 2010, Co-Founder John Mattone is globally recognized as the world’s #1 authority on Intelligent Leadership (IL), the world’s top executive coach, and the pioneer of the unique, powerful and game-changing Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching® blueprint for success. Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching® (ILEC) is the world’s top executive coaching franchise dedicated to growing leaders, building cultures, and driving results. The ILEC unique coaching methodology provides a proven philosophy, system and tools to empower leaders and future leaders to unlock and unleash their potential. ILEC clients benefit from a high ROI that delivers real results.

To learn more about how you can join the IL Movement as a coach, or how you can benefit from bringing IL Solutions to your organization, contact us today

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