Elizabeth Schroeder Craig, President
Dr. Terry Dickinson, Advisor
Practice Transitions & Management
Donna Crosley Thibault
Marketing & Communications
Leadership by Design was founded by Dr. Jim Schroeder in 1999 with the goal of focusing on the collective strengths of individuals within an organization. Our clients recognized then and now that success is largely dependent on the depth and breadth of effective teams within an organization.
DENTAL TRANSITION SPECIALISTS
Over the years, Leadership by Design (LBD) has grown to serve our dental clients with the multitude of transitions that occur within a life cycle of any practice. Today, LBD helps hundreds of clients with dental acquisitions, mergers, practice purchases, retirement planning, selling of their dental practice and recruitment needs. As the endorsed service provider of dental practice transitions by the Virginia Dental Association, LBD has emerged as the premier source for trusted and experienced consulting for our dental colleagues.
Our organization consists of team members with expertise in the areas of dental practice sales and acquisitions, dental marketing and business development, dental recruitment and organizational change. Our combined years of experience within these areas of expertise give our clients the confidence they require to successfully handle each transition taking place in their practice.
Dr. Schroeder's 30+ year career includes working in private practice as a general dentist, teaching as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and leading his private consultancy firm where he and his team serve as advocates for personal and organizational development. Learn more about our Founder here.