to accelerate the effectiveness of you and your
Building leaders since 1978
Leadership is built on behavior. Your success is grounded in understanding that behavior.
SSCA is a behavioral science consulting firm whose core business is to increase your personal and organizational productivity by developing leadership excellence. Decades of expertise in both behavioral science and business management helps you and your leaders through consulting, coaching and training. Services include Executive Coaching, Executive Screening, Leadership Development, Conscious Leadership Training, Executive Workshops and more.
Guiding teams made up of people with different personalities and backgrounds toward the goals you have for your business is never easy. Our experienced coaches come alongside to give you the insights you need for success.
World Class Workshops
What if you could send your key leaders to a multi-day leadership training program to rapidly maximize their effectiveness? SSCA hosts highly effective leadership workshops that empower your key people by helping them to understand and utilize the proven impact of behavioral science.
Change is an essential part of business. SSCA’s coaching system supports your leaders in developing effective procedures and processes. Your teams become focused on the same goals and work together more effectively, improving your bottom line.
The heart of leadership is an effective team. SSCA has a wide range of proven tools and methods that help your teams work together more seamlessly. The result is reduced turnover, increased team morale and long-term profitability.
The Elements of Leadership workshops
Transformative world-class multi-day leadership workshops that rapidly empower your leaders. It’s the fastest way to empower your leadership teams to maximize the impact of behavioral science.
Would you like your leaders to be the best they can be?
Effective leadership is the single most important element of business growth and success. SSCA provides you with a number of effective options to empower your leaders.
SSCA Founder Dr. Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D. (left) with the firm’s first partner, Thomas M. Shenk.
The Science of Leadership
Science. It’s all around you.
Every decision we make as human beings, every response, every action has a foundation in science. That reality lies at the very heart of everything that makes SSCA unique. We’re known for transformative results because our approach is based on proven scientific principles of human behavior. It’s what we’ve been passionate about ever since Bradford Spencer Ph.D. first began providing high quality leadership consulting services back in 1978. We combine systematic analysis with intuitive skills to diagnose both existing and potential problems. Our investigations are not limited to analyzing the symptoms; we probe to identify the underlying causes of the issues that are holding your organization back from its full potential. The overriding mission of every SSCA consultant is to help you and your leadership team transform in order to overcome the common challenges of leadership, thus reaching your goals and achieving personal and professional satisfaction.
The Elements of Leadership. Powerful workshops to empower your leaders.
Four decades of leading the way in Leadership Development
World Class Workshops
Explore leadership insights from our specialists
Take responsibility and measure achievement. Hold the mirror up to yourself and your company and…
The differences we make help leaders personally and professionally, help their companies grow, help them grow. That’s the difference we want to make.
Dr. Brad Spencer, Founder & President
Meet our team. Passionate about your team.SSCA consists of a team of highly experienced experts in leadership development. Your consultant is dedicated to helping your business succeed, and draws on the combined experience of the entire SSCA system to help get you to your goals.
Dr. Brad Spencer
Founder and President
What Clients are sayingWe believe what others say about us is more important than what we say about ourselves
SSCA has been an integral part of our firm for over six years. They have been involved in all aspects; leading our strategic planning retreats, executive coaching, employee development, seminars, and interviewing. We consider Tom a trusted advisor and a valuable member of our team.
Chair, Bolton & Company
I think the culture of an organization is very important, and SSCA has helped us develop a common language in terms of how we communicate with each other and hold each other accountable for what our outcomes are meant to be.
Chairman & CEO, Phanstiel Enterprises
Thanks to SSCA, we established a new strategy for the company and gave our people an opportunity to participate in LPMA - we noticed a major difference in peoples’ behaviors. The culture completely turned around.
Product Line Manager, nPP
SSCA leads and guides companies by helping to create the right culture and communication channels to satisfy the company's objectives. Consultants are constantly educating themselves and willing to share their abundant psychological knowledge with others. Our coach always has the right advice for any situation and is quick to put it into perspective.
President, Nestle Beverages
The hypercare from SSCA has helped hold our leadership team accountable, become better leaders, and to inspire our teams to do great work. SSCA helped our organization move with more speed, agility, collaboration and courage by empowering our teams to make smart decisions with a high level of accountability.
CQO, Texas Health
Our coach Stephanie transformed my approach to leadership and building relationships with team members and peers. An expert in the field of Behavioral Coaching, she is passionate about developing leaders that move their teams towards positive cultures and performance outcomes. I have utilized the leadership and communication methodologies of SSCA on a daily basis to build an engaged and high performing team.
SVP of Strategy, Ascension Health
Our SSCA coach is honest, trustworthy and easy to talk to. She sets high standards for herself and her clients. Excellent listening skills are combined with a great deal of knowledge, which has helped us identify the gap between values and actions and identify ways to close that gap.
Dr. William Barron
SSCA's coaching helps leaders gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those with whom they interact in both professional and personal worlds. The specific approach is through helping people understand both their inner strengths and potential liabilities and how these affect interpersonal relationships. Using this information as a guide, the coach applies a set of tools to help clients build better relationships, with those they lead, as well as their superiors and colleagues at a similar organizational level.
VP Community and Public Affairs, Rapid7
SSCA has a unique ability to help people find the answers within themselves. The expert guidance helps us uncover who we are, what we want, and what we need to do to get there, yet without being prescriptive or domineering. Our coach, Stephanie, is supportive, direct and honest. It's obvious that she wants to help people enjoy a better quality of life. Highly recommended.
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