We power transformational leadership growth

Nobody is born an effective leader

Leaders, like monarch butterflies, are not born – they grow into their beauty and potential. Our mission is to help organizations cultivate consistent leadership growth and develop exceptional, impactful leaders.

Why do we do what we do?

We fundamentally believe that:

  • Leadership development shouldn’t happen 15 years after a person becomes a leader.
  • You can’t teach effective, lasting leadership skills in a classroom or fancy one-week retreat.
  • Leaders and middle managers are busy, and while they have positive intent to learn, they are struggling with doing it regularly and consistently.

In short, traditional leadership development methods fall short of addressing the evolving needs of leaders and organizations seeking impactful, scalable behavior change. Utilizing advanced research, Monark combines 360 assessments, behavioral nudging, evidence-based micro-learning, and generative AI in role play and assessment, to provide unparalleled experiences and support.

We do it because we’re convinced that great leaders are key to solving the world’s most pressing challenges, whether it’s coaxing a five-year-old to bed, building the next Apple, or creating the most fulfilling work experiences. Our goal is simple: to create more Super Leaders in the world.

70% of leaders see positive behavior change

94% of leaders are applying and practicing learnings daily

13% reduction in employee turnover intentions

Solutions for individual growth and organizational change

For People Leaders

Support new and emerging people leaders with the Monark leadership development platform.

For Organizational Health

Uncover organizational strengths and blind spots with an Organizational Health and Effectiveness Profile (OHEP).

For Executive Leaders

Understand executive self-awareness and effectiveness with a Leadership Vigilance Profile (LVP).

Meet our founders

In 2020, two organizational scientists saw a gap in leadership growth programs and set out to build a transformative solution for high-performing, growth-oriented workers.

Kelsey Hahn

CEO & Co-Founder

Amanda Julian

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder
YYC’s Top 10 Startups in 2023
Google for Startups’ Women Founders Program

How we show up each day

We are bold

Curious, growth-oriented, comfortable with the uncomfortable, and constantly pushing ourselves to learn.

We are accountable

We strive for excellence and accountability in all that we do, from our relationships to our commitments to evidence-based learning.

We act purposefully

We are authentic, intentional, and genuinely show up as a team passionate about solving the world’s leadership challenges.

We are inclusive

We have a safe and respectful environment, which means people are collaborative, inclusive, and are able to be their best.

Our partners in transformational growth

We actively build partnerships with researchers and industry leaders across the globe, which embodies our dedication to transparency and the application of research evidence to our practices.

Research Partners

We partner with world-leading academic partners and institutions to support validation and collaborate on key research challenges.

Industry Partners

From strategic consultancies to executive coaches, Monark partners with those who are eager to scale their business and impact beyond the C-suite. Our partners are vetted, certified, and trained on Monark’s methodology and software.

Board of Directors & Academic Advisory

Our Board of Directors guides the strategic direction of Monark. Our Academic Advisory Board regularly advises on new and emerging research trends and offers subject matter expertise in the application of industrial organizational psychology/organizational behavior.

Board of Directors
Neil Grunberg
Karen Macdonald
Judy Fairburn 
Kelsey Hahn
Amanda Julian
Academic Advisory Board
Dr. Nick Turner
Dr. Christina Lacerenza

Learn more about our unique leadership growth methodology

Our team is always eager to talk science, methods, and results.