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 to serve dental professionals with a multitude of services designed to support the industry professionals throughout every stage of their career. Dr. Schroeder's daughter, Elizabeth Schroeder Craig, joined her father in 2017 to further grow the company, specializing in practice sales and acquisitions. Upon Dr. Schroeder's passing in 2020, Elizabeth's role expanded as the firm's CEO and Senior Transitions Specialist.
Industry Specific Consultants
As an industry-specific consulting firm, the team at Leadership by Design understands that even the smallest of transitions requires detailed planning and thoughtful decision-making. More importantly, we've learned throughout the years that one of the greatest challenges that dental professionals face today is not with the actual tasks involved, but with the amount of details involved for an effective transition to occur. Having a team of trusted guides by your side can make the experience far less stressful (and more enjoyable) for everyone involved.
Leadership by Design proudly serves as the endorsed provider of dental practice transitions by the Virginia Dental Association. Our team has developed the relationships, resources, expertise, and experience through trusted partnerships that are designed to provide support for dentists in every stage of their career.
If you have an important change or decision to make – if you want to ensure that you have the important support of your staff and colleagues, we're here to help.
Dr. James R Schroeder
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Elizabeth Schroeder Craig, Senior Transition Specialist
Dr. Terry Dickinson, Advisor, Team Development
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