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Our Success is our Clients’ Success

At The Bailey Group (TBG) we have been partnering with leaders in the Twin Cities and throughout the Upper Midwest for over three decades. We specialize in guiding exceptional leaders in market sectors such as healthcare, technology, financial services, and manufacturing. Whether our professionals are advising a CEO, providing executive coaching, or performing pre-hire assessments, our mission is only complete when our client has arrived at a successful outcome.

College Possible
Founded in 2000, College Possible makes college admission and success possible for low-income students. This Twin Cities based non-profit opens up opportunity for bright, hard-working students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products, turned to The Bailey Group in 2015 for help onboarding a new CEO. The company also needed to recruit new executive talent capable of successfully meeting the challenges the company faced. The Bailey Group provided individual coaching for the CEO, and partnered with the human resources department to recruit and develop leaders for today and the future.

“I’ve been extremely pleased with the relationship with Leigh and the entire Bailey Group team. Leigh’s personal coaching for me as a new CEO has been invaluable in terms of growing into the job, and we’ve found multiple ways to use TBG’s resources and expertise to address our leadership needs throughout the board and the management team. I’m an improved leader and we are a better company because of our work with The Bailey Group.”

Mike Happe, CEO, Winnebago Industries

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
As one of 36 independent, community-based, and locally operated Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) employs more than 1,000 people and is the largest provider of health care coverage in North Dakota. The Bailey Group’s previous experience with and knowledge of “the Blues” culture led to the development and execution of a CEO succession-planning project, which expanded to succession planning for other key leadership positions. The Bailey Group’s considerable bench strength helped their organization cultivate a forward-thinking mindset, and prompted a proactive approach to future leadership needs.
“Often, CEO succession planning is discussed but no formal plan is made, leaving an organization scrambling when a CEO leaves. Thanks to The Bailey Group, we put together a formal succession plan, identified three potential internal candidates, and created robust development plans for each, resulting in the hiring of a strong successor and a thorough, thoughtful transition of CEOs. And the dividends of that work didn’t stop there. It cultivated a forward-thinking mindset, prompting us to be proactive with other future leadership needs.”

Tim Huckle, president and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota

MD Financial Management
Launched as MD Management in 1969, MD Financial Management (MD) has a proud history of helping physicians and their families achieve financial well-being. Headquartered in Ottawa, MD has 49 branch offices with more than 1500 employees. In 2006, MD’s new CEO turned to The Bailey Group for support with onboarding and to help create alignment with the ELT around a new vision and strategy for the organization. The relationship has grown to include prehire assessment for key executive hires, onboarding coaching for new executives, and developing high-potential future leaders at MD. MD’s executive team has come to rely on TBG to ask the hard questions, provide insights into key issues, and ensure alignment with the company’s mission and vision.

“From day one of working with Leigh, his astute questions made a tremendous difference to my work as CEO. After I moved to Ottawa, we transitioned from monthly in-person meetings to regular updates via Facetime and one full-day meeting every quarter, allowing for extended conversations about key issues. Leigh has also come to know and work with my direct reports, and he really understands MD’s culture. Those insights, coupled with his ability to get to the heart of an issue, broaden perspectives, and help people maximize their potential, have been invaluable to me and MD.”
Brian Peters, president and CEO, MD Financial Management

Transitioning from physician to impactful administrative leader
Our client has decades of clinical experience, but when he was promoted to the chair of one of the world’s most prestigious medical center’s radiology department, he struggled to transition into his administrative leadership role. When he started coaching with The Bailey Group, things began to change.

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