About Leadership by Design
Leadership by Design was founded in 1999 by Dr. James Schroeder, a longtime advocate for and mentor of dentists throughout the Commonwealth. Dr. Schroeder grew Leadership by Design with a focus on the dental industry, offering a multitude of services designed to support the dental professionals throughout every stage of their career. Upon his passing, his daughter and Senior Transitions Specialist, Elizabeth Schroeder Craig was joined by Dr. Terry Dickinson, former Executive Director of the Virginia Dental Association. With over 40 years in the oral healthcare industry, Dr. Dickinson has now turned his passion for helping others into professional consulting that is helping countless healthcare leaders of tomorrow.
Industry Specific Consultants
As industry-specific consultants, the team at Leadership by Design understands that even the smallest of transitions requires dedicated time for detailed planning and thoughtful decision-making. More importantly, we've learned throughout the years that one of the greatest challenges dental professionals face today is allocating the amount of time to tend to the details required for any effective transition to occur. Our goal is to provide you with a team of trusted guides to make the experience far less stressful (and more enjoyable) for everyone involved.
Leadership by Design is proud to have earned Virginia Dental Association's endorsement for dental practice transitions.
We believe in collaboration, leveraging our relationships, industry resources, expertise, and depth of experience for each of our clients. Our collective pool of services allow us to easily customize each project scope based on the unique set of needs for every client.
If you have an important change or decision to make – if you want to ensure that you have the important support for you, your staff and colleagues, we're here to help.