Group Coaching Intensive for Leaders of Leaders (remote)

This experience is for leaders of leaders who want to lead with productivity and joy.
Directors, Managers, Deputies, Presidents, VPs, Business Owners & Chiefs

This is for leaders who don’t need another training. Instead, this is for you if you want:

  • Authentic connection with dynamic leaders who understand you and your challenges

  • Engagement with leaders in other industries & organizations

  • Scheduled “me” time for reflection and future-focused strategy

Next session: August – December 2022!

Only $1,720, valued at $2,999!
(1-on-1 coaching for this same type of support is $3,800)

Are you ready for transformation and support? Would you like to set up a 15-minute meeting with Julie to talk about the Group Coaching Intensive? Email

BUDDY BONUS: Sign up with a friend or colleague by June 15 and you both get a free masterclass on 10 Keys to Building Resilience!


 $100 off 5 One-on-One Coaching Sessions w Julie for only $2,850
(1.5 Hours each)

Only offered as a Group Coaching Intensive Add-On. Be sure to take advantage before availability runs out!

Would you like to be optimally effective, happy, and strategic at work and in life? Research shows that 70% of Fortune 500 executives get coaching. It’s for you if you are committed to making a positive and significant change in your life and work.


You will participate in five 2-hour group coaching sessions, + a few extras.

You will be in the role of coachee, and at times, coach. You will create clear goals and strategies to reach them, and will be with dynamic, intentional individuals who are also inspired to learn, grow, and thrive. These 10 hours away from your daily work will allow you to reflect and strategize forward, all-the-while getting the support from others who believe in you and are also creating lives that inspire.


Between each of the five sessions, you will participate with co-mentors, who will be at your similar leadership level, as possible. You will be the champions for one another’s efforts and will connect remotely 3 times between sessions to share successes, challenges, and goals. These individuals will become lifelong connections.


Cohort A (Spots Still Available!) (Top Executive Focus)

Group Coaching session #1: August 12, 2022 8:00-10:00am
Group Coaching session #2: September 9, 2022 8:00-10:00am
Group Coaching session #3: October 7, 2022 8:00-10:00am
Group Coaching session #4: November 4, 2022 8:00-10:00am
Group Coaching session #5: December 2, 2022 8:00-10:00am

Cohort B (Spots Still Available!) (Local/Flagstaff Focus)

Group Coaching session #1: August 12, 2022 10:30-12:30pm
Group Coaching session #2: September 9, 2022 10:30-12:30pm
Group Coaching session #3: October 7, 2022 10:30-12:30pm
Group Coaching session #4: November 4, 2022 10:30-12:30pm
Group Coaching session #5: December 2, 2022 10:30-12:30pm

Cohort C (Spots Still Available!)

Group Coaching session #1: August 18, 2022 8:30-10:30am
Group Coaching session #2: September 15, 2022 8:30-10:30am
Group Coaching session #3: October 13, 2022 8:30-10:30am
Group Coaching session #4: November 10, 2022 8:30-10:30am
Group Coaching session #5: December 8, 2022 8:30-10:30am


+ Meet-and-greet backyard event in-person (location TBD) August 10, 6:30-7:30pm. This is for all cohorts of upcoming, local GCI participants.

+ 1 extra 1-hour Q & A call Sept 26 (8-9am) & 1 celebration call Dec 9 (8-9am) (recordings will be available)

+ 1 free masterclass on Developing Your Leadership Presence

+ Your own co-mentors

+ Each module includes a video, worksheet, assessment, article & book recommendation

+ An intake form to clarify your goals and obstacles

+ Access to Lancaster Leadership’s Client portal with copious resources

+ Invitation to a private Facebook group for Lancaster Leadership Lifelong Learners that has community, free videos and more!

Note: These times are Arizona times.  Arizona does not follow Daylight Savings, so if you live in another state, sessions #1 & #2 will be MST and sessions #3-#5 will be PST.

Fall 2022 Topics:

  • Succession Planning
  • Being a Coach to Your Team (And Teaching Them to Coach)
  • Creating a Culture of Trust & High Morale
  • Exemplary Customer Service & Emotional Intelligence
  • Meeting Effectiveness

Spring 2022 Topics:

  • Future-focus, Visioning
  • Creating a Culture of Leadership Agility, Innovation & Healthy Risk Taking
  • Self & Team Accountability
  • The Art & Science of Making Hard Decisions
  • Essential Components of Organizational Health

Previous Topics (Fall 2021):

  • Building Resilience (for yourself & your team)
  • Work Reimagined / Expert Critical Thinking for Lasting Solutions
  • Boundaries: Saying No Well & Focus Management
  • Leading with Productivity and Joy
  • Strengthening Political Acumen

Previous Topics (Spring 2021):

  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
  • Giving Corrective & Performance Feedback
  • Buy In & Rolling Out Change
  • Creating a Culture of Feedback
  • Developing your Leadership Presence

Led by expert coach and mentor and certified group coach, Julie Lancaster.

Exemplary Leader Spotlight

Each month, we are highlighting one member from the Group Coaching Intensive for Leaders of Leaders. Because we believe in learning from our community, we offer these leaders to share some wisdom and experience with us. Read about their stories by clicking on their photos below.

GCI Graduates:

Aspey Watkins & Diesel PLLC Molly Garcia Practice Manager
Banner Health Donna Furlong RN, Clinical Services, Senior Director
Benefit & Financial Strategies Emily  Giralt Agency Manager
Blue Russ Health Coaching Blue Russ Career Transition Coach
City of Flagstaff John Saltonstall Business Retention and Expansion Manager
City of Flagstaff Shannon Anderson Senior Deputy City Manager
City of Flagstaff CJ Perry Director of Information Technology
City of Flagstaff Greg Clifton City Manager
City of Flagstaff Heidi Hansen Economic Vitality Director
City of Flagstaff Jessica Huleatt Customer Service Manager
City of Flagstaff Dave McIntire Community Investiment Director
City of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Police Department Allison Hughes Support Services Manager
Coconino Community College Dianna Sanchez Chief Development Officer
Coconino Community College Lisa Blank Dean, Career and Technical Education and Adult Education
Coconino County Cynthia Nemeth Parks & Recreation Director
Coconino County Adult Probation Tessa Carr-Studer Lead Probation Officer
Coconino County Education Service Agency Cheryl Mango-Paget Coconino County Superintendent of Schools
Coconino County Elections Eslir Musta Elections Director
Coconino County Facilities Management Department Tom Hanecak Interim Director
Coconino National Forest Laura Jo West Forest Supervisor
Coconino National Forest Amber Dorsch Stewardship Staff Officer
Discover Flagstaff Jessica Young Sales & Marketing Manager: Meetings & Events
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport Brian Gall Airport Programs Manager
Grand Canyon Conservancy Mindy Riesenberg Director of Marketing and Communications
Greater Flagstaff MetroPlan Jeff “Miles” Meilbeck Executive Director
Health Choice Arizona Holly Figueroa Tribal Liaison
Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging Jemma Williamson Case Management Director
Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging Nicole Kiddoo Executive Director
Maricopa County Department of Transportation Jesse Gutierrez Deputy Director
Maricopa County Department of Transportation Traci Ruth Strategic Communications and Outreach Division Manager
Maricopa County Department of Transportation Cynthia Zbiegien Administrative Services Division Manager
Maricopa County Department of Transportation Mary Ann Roder Finance Division Manager
Maricopa County Department of Transportation Jennifer Toth Transportation Director
Mountain Line Heather Dalmolin CEO and General Manager
Mountain Line Kate Morely Deputy General Manager
NACOG – Head Start Jennifer Brown Head Start Director
NACOG – Head Start Maria Hastings Assistant Director of Comprehensive Services
NACOG – Area Agency on Aging Kathy Kent Client Services Manager
Native Americans for Community Action Victoria Leone Communications
Northern Arizona University Erin Grisham Vice President
North Country HealthCare Melinda Morales Director, Human Resources
North Country HealthCare Kayla Cake Accounting Manager
North Country HealthCare Amanda Guay Director of Community Health
North Country HealthCare Marica Martinic Director, Education
Northern Arizona Health Maraka Oltrogge Vice President of Philanthropy
Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority Estella Hollander Mobility Planner
Northern Arizona University Ann Marie deWees Associate Vice President of Marketing
Northern Arizona University Beth Hickey Director of Annual Giving
Northern Arizona University Stephanie Smith Associate Vice President – Alumni Engagement
Northern Arizona University John Heick Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Northern Arizona University Mary McGee Alumni Engagement Communications Manager
Northern Arizona University Tina (Christina) Zecher Evaluation Associate
Northern Arizona University Amy Waltz Director of Science Delivery
Northern Arizona University Amy Phillips Director of Communications
Northern Arizona University Cassie Petit Assistant Director of Learning & Organizational Development
Northern Arizona University Kyrie Fry Assistant Director, Client Services
Northern Arizona University Andrea Stalker Director, ITS
Northland Pioneer College Chato Hazelbaker President
Northland Pioneer College Maderia Ellison Vice President for Administrative Services
Rocky Mountain National Park Koren Nydick Chief of Resource Stewardship
The Guidance Center Nicole Ellman Finance Manager
University of Arizona Emily McCarthy Senior Director of Career Development
Victim Witness Services for Coconino County Jennifer Runge Executive Director
W. L. Gore & Associates Leah Romero Sales Operations – North America
W.L. Gore & Associates Jennifer Recknor New Product Development Business Process and Data Steward
W.L. Gore & Associates Amanda Perkey Sales Education Leader, Medical Products Division
Yavapai County Adult Probation John Morris Chief Adult Probation Officer

Having trouble deciding or concerned about the money? Email Julie directly to set up a 15-minute discovery call to see if this is the right path for you:

NOTE: Although many leaders pay out-of-pocket for this experience because they see the value it adds to their lives, several employers are willing to pay for a portion of your development.

NOTE: The group is carefully curated to have exclusive participation.  What that means is that we will take care to not place you in a group with your direct or indirect reports to ensure that you feel the freedom to speak openly.

“If you never chase your dreams, you’ll never catch them.” – Unknown

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence & courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

From 2020 & 2021 GCI grads:

“I have gained a better sense of self-worth and the opportunity to admit my shortcomings, gain new perspectives, understand I am not alone and I am worthy to be me and use the tools I have received to motivate others to join me in changing and pushing ourselves to new limits of growth.” – Amber Dorsch


“Julie’s energy has revitalized me to look deeper and provided me with tools for self-reflection and implementation.  I’ve especially learned how to engage a group in a virtual world.”


“This experience has been transformational with creating a space for development, connection and vulnerability.  I feel more confident in supporting my team.  The wealth of experience and commitment from the group is inspiring and has helped shape my leadership journey.”


“I appreciate hearing that others are wrestling with some of the same things I’m working through. It’s helpful to me as a leader to know that these are more universal than I realized and that it is not my own lack of knowing how to lead that prevents me from finding these answers.” –  Donna Furlong


“The honesty, openness, and acceptance that happens in one short meeting Julie leads, leaves you feeling understood, focused, inspired and ready; it is worth every penny spent and every moment of energy.”


“I have gained the wisdom as shared by my peers. There is so much value in learning from those who serve in similar positions. It is truly enriching.” –  Greg Clifton


“Since I started this program, my life has forever been impacted in the most amazing ways. I take the lessons I learned and apply them daily. I am a better listener. I am very aware of my impact on other people’s lives—business and personal. I am aware that I must keep my cup full if I want to be able to lead.” – Cheryl Mango-Paget


“The ability to make connections with other leaders and have real talk about things in our lives that are important, relevant, and urgent. I love the mix of big and small groups and am so happy about the new connections I have made. This group is caring, supportive, and positive. A ray of light!” –  Cassie Petit


This experience has been an investment in my well-being and the returns are lasting – I have felt cared for, had the opportunity to be curious, received actionable solutions, connected with incredible leaders in my community, and am inspired (and energized) to take the next step.” – Stephanie Smith


“This experience (as all of my experiences with Julie’s classes and courses) has helped me find more strength, more connection to myself, a further insight to my own complexity while also developing deeper connections and understanding with others.”


“Hearing experiences from other inspiring professionals and seeing the resonance and commonalities we hold allowed me to learn a few techniques for reshaping thoughts and patterns.” – David McIntire