The Story of Why We Do What We Do

Our co-founder and President, shares with you the details of why she and John Gregory Vincent walked away from their corporate gigs to start the movement for more effective leadership development they call, The Submarine Way.

Directly below is an overview of our patent pending model that is changing leadership development for the first time in decades.

The Patent Published Model

Our methodology sets the stage for developing leaders,  with the mindset of tapping into the best of us. Combine this with our system and process and the result is the only inclusion focused, leadership development model, we are aware of, issued a published patent by the U.S. patent office. 

Talent Based means two things, first focus on what is right with people, what they do best. Secondly, encourage partnering with others who are better at certain things. This creates a culture of inter-dependence and synergy. 

Inclusion Focused is produced by a strength based culture. To be your best, you must include others who have talents and expertise in needed areas, but areas outside your expertise. 

This drives crew-munity. 

Mission Oriented is the measurable results your teams, departments,  and organizations must be laser focused on. We replace jobs with roles, to accomplish the mission.The Circle denotes these are all completely interrelated and continuous. Break the circle, skip an element, and success cannot be sustained.  Let’s dive in together!

How We Drive Engagement

For 20 years we have been spending tens of millions of dollars, in an attempt to drive the benefits of higher employee engagement. The numbers have not gone up. There is a reason, and we not only know it, we know how to fix it. Short answer is you do not drive higher engagement by doing engagement training. It requires behavioral change. Consulting, assessments, coaching, training and significant reinforcement, all come in to play.

After checking out this short video, check out the crew that brings it to life.

Learning more

Our patent pending system drives inclusion, which drives engagement, which reduces conflict, and drives ROI.

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Sample Our Podcasts

From interviews with city mayors, business leaders and community organizers, to frank discussions about current events, click here to take a deeper dive. These are individuals who have said, let’s go make things better!


Listen to Our Forbes Books Interview

Get a real feel for what is so different about this approach to inclusion than anything that has come before it. Not theoretical, based on proven principles, used not just on submarines but in the private sector as well.

Submarine team work coaching

Keynote Speaking Site

Because of pure demand for our speech, Igniting Inclusion through Strengths, we have created a dedicated site for those seeking a world class keynote speaker.

Downloads For You and Your Organization

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the social impact circle (pdf)

21st Century Leadership, The Submarine Way (pdf)

3 Tips For Driving True Inclusion (pdf)

Submarine Way Brochure (pdf)

Our Training System (pdf)

the submarine way program overview (pdf)

candidate_interview_evaluation_form (pdf)

Certified brochure (pdf)

TSW Program Business Case UPDATED (pdf)