SkillFitness, LLC and Leadership Ecademy, LLC to Partner on Leadership Development and Coaching Solution


Contact: Darcy Zimbrick (612) 723-2131

Strategic partnership of technology and content has initially been contracted to an undisclosed government agency of 35,000 team members as a pilot program.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 9, 2015) – SkillFitness, LLC announced a partnership with Leadership Ecademy, LLC to deliver a unique leadership development and coaching solution to provide material and logistics support for a pilot of 35,000 team members and, eventually, an array of companies in a variety of industries.

The objective of the pilot is to train and coach team members within a contracted government agency through OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc. The combined resources present an array of leadership development skill classes and individual coaching, powered by SkillFitness. This partnership is formulated through a shared vision to provide meaningful learning and development experiences for personnel that delivers immediate and long-lasting results. 

Bill Young, President of SkillFitness, stated “Leadership Ecademy understands the power of coaching and feedback to deliver long-term results. Its program is the first to fully leverage those aspects of the SkillFitnessTM platform to deliver a complete evidence-based training and coaching solution. Leadership Ecademy’s “One Hour, One Day, One Month” coaching enforcement technique is a terrific match with our ‘learn, practice, share, prove’ learning system.”

Tom Smith, Managing Partner for Leadership Ecademy, added, “The SkillFitness patent pending platform offers us an opportunity to create an integrated solution that includes virtual role play and reflective exercises to better develop leadership competencies for the armed forces and other government and private sector clients. Our combined approach will assure compliance with leadership skill building and job requirements.”

Terms of the technology licensing agreement were not disclosed, other than that they included cross marketing and renewal options. The agreement reflects plans by both organizations to offer and promote the combined Leadership Ecademy courses and solutions across many industries where leadership and business skills development can create value.


About the SkillFitnessTM Solution

The multi-award-winning SkillFitness app leverages the latest in mobile technology to deliver an innovative training and team engagement solution by integrating tools such as two-way video, social learning models, and game-like mechanisms for motivation and sharing. It gives organizations a better way to ensure employees have mastered key skills, product knowledge, and messages while improving engagement and performance. Managers and peers can also provide coaching and feedback in a way that gives them the ability to share wins, expertise, and best practices.

SkillFitness is an enterprise skills and product training solution. The app received finalist recognition at the 2014 MobCon and a coveted Vision Award at the 2015 Technology Services Industry Association Service Revolutions competition.

Watch this video for a demo of the SkillFitness app

About SkillFitness, LLC

Inventors and entrepreneurs Bill Young and Wilson Garland co-founded SkillFitness in 2013 with a two-fold vision:

“Harness mobile technology to create a new learning and communication solution to improve performance and engagement.”

“Help professionals reach their full potential through training, collaboration, and self-discovery.”

Young’s and Garland’s 50 years of combined expertise in sales, learning, marketing and product development was developed at organizations such as IBM, 3M, NCS, Capella University, and J. Walter Thompson. Their commitment to human potential and innovative applications of technology contributed to a strong team-based culture of innovation, creativity, integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

About Leadership Ecademy

Leadership Ecademy LLC was founded in Appleton, Wisconsin in 2014 by Tom Sather, Mike Rosera and C. Thomas Smith and has offices in the Edison Center.  Sather passed away unexpectedly in January but positioned the company to succeed in his absence. Smith is the past owner of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Wisconsin and assumed the managing partner responsibilities in February, 2015. Rosera, who has held executive positions with Neenah Paper, Kimberly Clark and HC Miller, is responsible for operations and technology.  They were recently awarded an exclusive contract with OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc., Kennesaw Georgia, to conduct employee development events for an undisclosed government agency.

For further information:

Bill Young, SkillFitness, LLC

(612) 309-7879 

C. Thomas Smith, Leadership Ecademy LLC

(920) 428-7475

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