About Us

Partners in Development is a Chicago based consultancy that provides expertise on managing and interacting with remote teams.

About Partners in Development

Partners in Development is the leadership, management, and organizational development consulting firm committed to strengthening the skills of your leaders and their team members worldwide. We specialize in “long distance leadership” of virtual teams and addressing the unique challenges they face.

Partners in Development is a network of talented performance leaders, committed to helping organizations raise their industry position and bottom-line profitability. We work with you to identify and establish practical ways to boost workplace excellence in your organization. We offer a variety of performance improvement solutions that will enable you and your organization to achieve more:

  • Consulting to identify workplace performance obstacles and methods to overcome them
  • Specialized development of virtual team leaders and members
  • Customized leadership and management development training
  • Customized training design, development and delivery
  • Executive coaching, team building

Our Leadership

Founder & Principal Partners in Development Lee JohnsenPartners in Development is led by Lee Johnsen, Founder and Principal. Lee has a 20-year record of successfully guiding organizations toward increased productivity and solid work relationships resulting in substantial growth. He has held officer and management positions in Fortune 500 corporations as well as government agencies and has worked internationally to assist organizations in developing their team members. His expertise encompasses executive coaching, leadership and management development training, performance improvement consulting, and leadership of virtual teams.

Our Mission

We find the untapped potential within organizations, and help you see that potential for yourself. We aim to be a valued business partner to organizational executives by increasing the performance of their team members and heightening bottom-line results. We work with you to align people, processes, and technology so that you will accomplish your goals and grow your business.

Our Clients

  • Principal Financial Group | Partners in Development
  • Novartis | Partners in Development
  • Allied Insurance | Partners in Development
  • W.R. Berkley Corporation | Partners in Development
  • Marsh | Partners in Development
  • American Management Association | Partners in Development
  • Monitor Liability Managers | Partners in Development
  • Owl's Ledge, LLC | Partners in Development
  • Continental Western Group | Partners in Development
  • Civic Center of Greater Des Moines | Partners in Development

Get in Touch

Do you have a project that you would like to discuss?  Get in touch today for a complimentary consultation.

Partners in Development will listen to you your needs, assess your challenges, and review potential solutions that will boost your results.

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