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As the Founder and CEO of Leap into Leadership, Lela Panagides provides innovative approaches that elevate and advance individual and organizational performance. Recognized for her deep resolve and unwavering passion to create environments where everyone can contribute and thrive, Lela harnesses the power of design thinking to help individuals and organizations develop pathways to solve complex problems, strengthen performance and build leadership capacity.


Hailed as a “difference maker and thought leader,” and named as “one of the most influential women,” by The Springfield Business Journal for her innovative work, Lela continues to be recognized as a dynamic advocate for advancing innovative, feasible and sustainable approaches and solutions to small and large scale challenges. 

“Transformational leadership requires that we step into the uncomfortable to bring about the improbable.” 

-Lela Panagides