Global Expertise

Excel Leadership Solutions is a global management consulting firm that works collaboratively with business leaders to raise the potential in their organizations and deliver critical business priorities. We approach each project with both global & local perspectives.

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Personal Focus

Our highly experienced professionals and advisors leverage deep industry knowledge and practical experience to solve complex business problems. Our fresh perspective and creative thinking deliver results across industries.

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Exceptional Results

Succeeding requires agility and a radically different way of thinking about strategy and execution. We deliver tailored results that drive significant, sustainable business performance improvements, without disruption.

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Why Choose Us

For over 24 years, clients have trusted us to help solve their most important and toughest business challenges. Lean, fast-paced and entrepreneurial to the core, we are independent thinkers who bring our problem-solving, creativity and objectivity to every problem, making a difference to the clients we serve.

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Excel Leadership Solutions delivers results. We work with business leaders at the local and global level to co-create and implement solutions that achieve lasting, sustainable results.

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The Power of Paradox

"The Power of Paradox insightfully guides one on navigating through a world where black and white solutions rarely exist."
— Ward Klein, CEO, Energizer Holdings, Inc.

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Real Leaders inspire vision, engage teamwork, and enable action - then go on to change the world.


How do you focus the organization in an increasingly competitive environment? How does leadership identify and clarify key business strategy? How do you communicate a focused vision throughout the organization?



How do you align actions at all levels? How do organizations plan for transition, develop action plans, and allocate resources? How do you ensure leadership sets measurable, achievable targets and is accountable for business results?



How do you engage people at every level to share the vision and perform the actions required to deliver results? How do you engage customers and empower teams? How do organizations engage leaders to retain talent?



How do you integrate strategy, process, technology and people to deliver exceptional customer service and achieve business targets? How do successful companies sustain excellence? How do you create a winning team?


Testimonials from our clients

Debbie provided an outstanding series of strategic meetings for our team and got us – looking at our direction together!

Financial Services Firm


Simply put, you are a problem solver. Thank you for helping us to see problems and take action!

Interim Dean

Private University

You wowed them! Thank you again for your enthusiasm, amazing talent and friendship!

Christine Chadwick

Executive Director, Focus St. Louis

These people have gotten inside my head. They have really rejuvenated me and given me a vision of where I think the potential lies for this company.

Tom Reilly

CEO, Reilly Industries

I met Deb when I sat next to her at a fund-raiser. I was impressed with her energy. I was drawn to her. When I had the chance to use her, I did. She is enthusiastic, professional engaging, intelligent, and articulate!

Mary Ann Owens

Director, Girl Scouts

St Louis is getting a lot more air-play in our firm since you showed up!

Executive Vice President

Professional Services Firm

The pathway to excellence process was an effective catalyst for turning our business around.

Kirk Gerber, General Manager


Thank you so much for facilitating a powerful session-both fun and informative.


Loved it! Thought it was extremely interesting and thought-provoking.


It was a new way for me to understand myself better and to learn about the other styles in the group. Deborah did a great job facilitating and challenging the group on how we thought about each style. I realize the need to flex my style when working with others and recognize the benefits their styles bring.


Meet Deb

Deborah Schroeder-Saulnier is the founder and CEO of Excel Leadership Solutions. Deborah works with global executives and top business teams to improve performance and drive results.

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