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AEI Leadership Changes

Letter from Bob Biglin

I am writing to share some exciting developments at AEI. As of April 1st, my colleague Alicia Del Real assumed the role of CEO. Alicia is a highly skilled executive coach and has led numerous efforts over the past five years to develop and deliver thoughtful and impactful coaching and leadership development programs in partnership with our clients. She brings the unique combination of over 20 years of executive and operational business leadership experience, and extensive experience in executive coaching and group facilitation.

In addition, AEI Partner and Executive Coach Amanda Felt has stepped into the role of President. Amanda has been an executive coach with AEI for several years and knows the organization and our clients very well. She has more than 20 years of experience working with executives and talent development experts from around the world and previously served as an Executive Coach for the University of Chicago Booth Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) program and as Senior Associate Director of Executive Education at Chicago Booth.

These leadership transitions have been something we have been working on for many months and are part of a broader range of initiatives to help us expand our offerings and enhance our existing services. I will continue to be actively engaged with AEI and our clients, continuing as an executive coach, team coach, and facilitator. I will also be focusing more time on developing innovative and impactful leadership development programs, and identifying the most current research that we can integrate into our client work.

While our leadership may be changing, our commitment to offering best-in-class leadership development and executive coaching to leaders like you and your firms remains the same. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and supporting your efforts to develop deep benches of world-class leadership.

Thank you for placing your trust in us - we deeply appreciate the opportunity to work with you over the past few years on the cohort programs, coaching, and team workshops, and look forward to doing so for many years to come.

Best regards,



Bob Biglin

Senior Partner & Executive Coach

Center for Advanced Emotional Intelligence