According to Harvard Business Publishing Survey, 7 percent of organizations believe that their leadership development programs are best-in-class. Additionally, only 19 percent of managers agree that their programs have high relevance to the business issues they face.
Adeption’s Head of Experiences, Garrett Gatlin, points that enabling an endless leadership development journey for all is challenging for organizations to execute due to its unscalability. Also, over the years, the market has become more complex, unpredictable, and volatile, demanding a continuous need for a development across the organization, not just senior leaders. But, the highly-priced, customized, and exclusive approach of the traditional programs used by most organizations fails to address this need. As a result, leaders are not developing fast enough or in the right way to align with the new business environment.
Adeption is set to move the needle to democratize leadership development by addressing these challenges with a technology platform that leverages the latest in leadership science and human development.
Founded by Carl Sanders-Edwards, Adeption provides access to high-quality growth and development — once reserved for a certain elite group of CEOs and other senior-level officers — to everyone through a platform that combines both synchronous and asynchronous modes of coaching. The firm adopts a conversational approach by leveraging artificial intelligence to offer an engaging customer experience. The platform blends and encases lean thinking, behavior change, and adult development into a space that turns knowing into doing.
“Adeption is like having a leadership coach in your pocket. The platform is accessible at anytime for in the moment development,” states Gatlin. “We enable participants to translate their knowledge into action instead of only focusing on content.
Adeption is like having a leadership coach in your pocket. The platform is accessible at anytime for in the moment development
Being AI-driven, the company creates an experiential ecosystem through digital conversational workouts centered developing the mindsets and skillsets leaders for the modern era. Coupled with a dedicated team of real-time coaches, the firm offers a customizable and scalable leadership development journey for every participant. Also, with a robust library comprising micro-learning tools targeting particular challenges, the platform provides recommendations to keep leaders informed about the latest trends and experiences. “We help leaders gain fresh perspectives for their growth,” comments Gatlin. “We allow leaders to come together, share their perspectivesand reflections, as well as get clarity through actions and experimentations.”
Over the years, Adeption has grown organically into a successful venture with numerous satisfied clients. For instance, it has deployed an experiential onboarding program comprising assessments, workouts, and digital coaching conversations for the executives of a Fortune 100 company. On a recent note, the firm partnered with a Fortune 500 company to create a solution for 7000 leaders in the US on Unconscious Bias & Diversity and Equity & Inclusion.
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has also illuminated the importance of leadership development programs, accelerating the growth of Adeption further. The firm is expanding its portfolio with more endless leadership journeys powered by the latest AI integrations. “We are also exploring technologies like augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and other enhancements to further strengthen our vision of democratizing leadership development,” concludes Gatlin.