Our Values: Efficiency ~ Authenticity ~ Possibility
Leigh-Ann Zaharevich, M.S., is Founder and CEO of Aligned Performance, Inc. She brings a unique blend of experience from running a business, and working with companies from 2 to 5,000 employees.
Leigh-Ann was part of the team that was awarded the #1 Leadership Development Program by ASTD (American Society for Training and Development). An important aspect of this program was ongoing coaching. One thing that makes Leigh-Ann skilled at both individual and group coaching is her ability to listen for what is not being said, while considering the broader landscape of the matter. She has a knack for explaining complex matters in an easy to understand way.
Leigh-Ann is continually looking for opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. She invests in herself and her business regularly. As an example, she is 1 of 50 people in the world personally certified by Michael Gerber to facilitate his entrepreneur program. Michael is the author of the bestselling business book, The E-Myth. This program steps entrepreneurs and business owners through the process of prototyping their business for sustainable success.
Leigh-Ann shares her business knowledge with start-ups in the Denver/Boulder area. As part of the Angel Capital Summit, she volunteers as a ‘pitch coach’. Here, entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to investors to fund growth. Pitch coaches help presenters fine tine their pitch to gain the interest of potential investors.
On the AIR
Leigh-Ann went on the airwaves to host the radio talk show, Women Mean Business. She has interviewed experts in business and women’s topics to share information and inspiration. You can find show archives at Today’s Woman Network.
A Little History
When Leigh-Ann moved to Colorado from Connecticut in 2004, she left everything and everyone familiar to start anew. Her strong desire to continue her work, drove Leigh-Ann to start Aligned Performance. Since then she has worked with business from micro size to Fortune 500, in industries such as manufacturing, financial services, advertising, construction and real estate.
In her spare time, Leigh-Ann volunteers at a horse barn, mucking and caring for the horses. Leigh-Ann is an alumna of Up With People. She holds an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has earned a black belt in American Kenpo.
On a personal note, 5 things you would never otherwise know about Leigh-Ann
- She was part of a team that set a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ice cream tower
- She traveled around the world with Up With People
- One of her favorite hobbies is to scoop poop at a horse barn
- She has jumped out of an airplane… twice
- Her homemade pizza rocks
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