Ernest Strickland
"The class was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It was very beneficial for me, and really peeled back the onion. It confirmed what I thought about our city--that there are a lot of people who want Memphis to win. I rave about it all the time."

-Ernest Strickland

Carolyn Hardy
"The LDI is a must for all executives who aspire to be the best. I walked away confident and empowered to lead more effectively."

-Carolyn Hardy

"LDI is a world-class program. I was impressed that they have those kind of facilitators and people in Memphis. Sure you can travel and try to find the same program, but it’s right here. Every year they make it better. They keep it relevant. I mean, it’s only a three-day program, but you really come out of it with a different mindset."

-Antonio Morayta

"My biggest takeaway from LDI was how to give really specific feedback. I was surprised at how every single module we learned had a clear takeaway and practical application. The program is deliberate. Go in with a completely open mind and be open to a lot of feedback."

-Nicole Lauchaire

Nicole Lauchaire
"You might get a tear out of me [describing this experience]. It was the most revealing leadership training class I’ve ever gone to. It really makes you look within yourself. There are some tools there but you have to sharpen them. The encouragement and support that they gave as a group [was rewarding]. It’s cool to be part of that network."

-Darin Johnson

Darin Johnson
Peter Abell
"What I love about New Memphis is that it has programs for leaders of all levels. You can transform an organization from the inside by bringing out the talents of its people. Both the Fellows and LDI programs have really helped me in my career. It’s not about fixing deficiencies but focusing on what you’re good at."

-Peter Abell

Kristin Lockhart
"What New Memphis is doing in terms of educating the leaders of the city is huge. Not only do we bring people here, we offer them opportunities to further develop. A company recruits to the company, but New Memphis is the bridge to the community, giving executives exposure."

-Kristin Lockhart

"A powerful experience, the LDI gave me skills to enhance my leadership while connecting with a remarkable network of leaders."

-Johnny Moore Jr.

"Both intense and insightful, this program helped me understand myself more fully and challenged me to lead in more effective, connected and inspiring ways."

-Scott Fountain

Scott Fountain