Leadership & Reputation Academy

Well worth the effort…designed to hone skills critical to organizational leadership in a way that maximizes the limited time available to most executives.

J.D. Strong

Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

By far, one of the best professional experiences of my career.

Heather Griswold

Deputy Chief of Staff, Oklahoma State Superintendent's Office

In 2015, STF launched its Leadership & Reputation Academy, an eight-part leadership development program aimed at new and emerging leaders in and around Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Each class is limited to 25 to 30 participants and sessions include lectures, group presentations and role-playing, and draw on materials from a variety of respected sources, including the Harvard Business Review, best-selling authors, successful corporate executives and STF’s own time-tested, proprietary content.

In addition to group classes in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, STF also offers a corporate Leadership & Reputation Academy option for organizations with 15 to 30 employees who could benefit from the leadership development program.


Not only is the academy beneficial to participants, it is beneficial to companies and organizations as a whole.

Benefits to Participants

  • Development: Exposure to intensive development in executive coaching, leadership and reputation management, unavailable anywhere else in Oklahoma.
  • Problem-Solving: Preparation for challenges unique to leadership roles using quick thinking and real-life scenarios.
  • Connections: Provides a network of peers likely to face similar issues regarding leadership and reputation

Benefits to Companies or Organizations

  • Leadership: Prepares new, emerging and established leaders for their roles in your organization.
  • Talent Development: Sends the message that you value your employees by investing in their professional and leadership development.
  • Value: Fraction of the cost of retaining a firm or sending executives to out-of-state business school and leadership development programs.

Our next Academy will begin in August 2018. Tentative topics and dates have been determined for the OKC and Tulsa classes.

To learn more or sign up for our next class:

Contact Rachel Anderson



Alison Anthony, Tulsa Area United Way
President and CEO

Carl Edwards, Price Edwards & Company

Lindel Fields, Tri County Tech

Mark Graham, Tulsa Area United Way
Retired President and CEO

Ted Haynes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Secretary Lisa John, Chickasaw Nation
Secretary of Culture and Humanities

Dave Lopez

Bill Major, Zarrow Family Foundations
Executive Director

Mike Mears, Magellan Midstream
President & CEO

Sanjay MeshriAdvanced Research Chemicals
Executive Vice President

Pierce NortonONE Gas
President & CEO

Beth Pauchnik, INTEGRIS
Chief Administrative Officer

Commissioner Mike ThompsonOklahoma Army National Guard
Adjutant General

Roy Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
President & CEO

Dr. Don BetzUniversity of Central Oklahoma