We Make Leaders Better

We Exist to Increase Leadership Effectiveness.

We’re enabling today’s leaders to inspire and transform change in business – and around the world. We’re passionate about bringing forward thinking leadership development to business today, creating more connected teams and more effective, innovative leaders.

Led by highly accredited, industry-trained leadership development expert Harriette Schumacher, our team of cutting-edge leadership professionals has helped hundreds of clients identify and overcome their professional roadblocks—and launch big leaps for their organizations.

CEO + Founder, Big Leap Leadership


I’m Harriette Schumacher.

My goal is to make impossible, possible. At the age of 18, my mother gave me this quote in a frame.

Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for it is a thing to be achieved.

– William Jennings Bryant

I’ve carried this quote with me all over the world, you could say they’ve been my words to live by.

Today, it sits in my office, yellowed and tattered but the words still ring true. I’ve lived my life tenaciously pursuing what’s possible, and I want the same for you.

Leadership is changing

What’s allowed us to be effective in the past will not enable us to be effective in the future. The definition of leadership has changed. Today, Leadership is more than just a title, its a way of getting results. Results that are created with connection, collaboration, and courage.

This new leadership imperative requires leaders to shift from an “about me” paradigm, to an “about us” paradigm. Greatness in leadership is accomplished by enabling greatness in others.

Leadership is an inside out job

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

– Aristotle.

The work of becoming a great leader requires us to go inside. Authentic leadership does not happen from the outside in. The journey to leadership starts with self-discovery. Mastery of leadership is really mastery of self.

Your organization is only as strong as it’s leaders

We are living in a world of escalating complexity. If you aren’t investing in your leadership, you’re already falling behind. Your leaders are your most compelling strategic advantage. Are your leaders prepared for tomorrow?

My goal with Big Leadership is to develop leaders who will lead with courage, connection, and candour, modelling the requirements of successful business today.

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We increase leadership effectiveness