If you know who you are and what you value – then you’ll be able to lead more effectively when life is good or a little rough. Every leadership training includes an emotional intelligence theme woven throughout.

We don’t just teach communication techniques, we dive into the motivations that drive us and conflict triggers that disrupt us.

We hope that over time – when leaders lead well – business grows, leaders are more effective and passionate and go home with a smile on their face ready to be awesome friends, parents and spouses. It might be a bit lofty – but, hey that’s ok.

It’s time to go deeper and make your organization healthier.

Surface level leadership isn’t going to cut it.

Find your voice and go from there.

The Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy is a great opportunity to meet other leaders who are facing similar challenges. Getting to talk about those things in a safe place with high-level people is a great experience.
— Darren Mccrillis, Chief Financial Officer, Bank of England Mortgage

Michael Brown

Founder & Principal Consultant, Insight Leadership Group

Michael Brown is a husband, father, leadership practitioner, entrepreneur, and church planter. Michael has extensive experience coaching, training, facilitating and developing leadership programs for some of the world’s largest organizations and best-known brands. He holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University. Michael is a certified TotalSDI Facilitator, Core Strengths Facilitator and DiSC Certified. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas, Ozark Christian College, and Cincinnati Christian University.

Michael has developed customized leadership training programs and curriculum for the past seven years for senior level leadership. Michael also launched Thrive Christian Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In his spare time, he makes divots in fairways, tries to fly fish, mountain bikes and coaches his kids’ U8 and U12 world championship soccer teams. Okay, they might not be world champions yet.

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Laura Tronzano

People and Experience Officer, Insight Leadership Group

Laura Tronzano is a mother, wife and people expert. Driving cultural transformations, coaching & influencing executive leaders, attracting talent and growing skilled & healthy teams comes from Laura’s 20+ years as a Human Resources leader. 

Her experience spans several multi-billion dollar organizations in the hospitality, financial services, retail and manufacturing industries.  

Laura’s passion resides in providing “ah-ha” moments for all levels of leadership as she guides them in improving business results through investment in human capital. 

In her free time, she enjoys perfecting her skills in vegan cooking, rocking out at any live music event, spending time with her two sons and traveling with her husband. 


Stephen Caldwell

Strategic Partner, Insight Leadership Group

Stephen Caldwell, born just in time to qualify as a Baby Boomer, is a veteran writer, consultant, and entrepreneur whose work has appeared in a variety of platforms across a variety of markets—from the sports and family sections of a statewide daily newspaper to an award-winning business magazine; from leadership development training for the world’s largest company to the New York Times bestseller list for business books.

As the founder and chief word architect for WordBuilders Communications, Stephen lives out his passion for helping people grow personally and professionally. He has more than 30 years of experience with a broad background that includes projects with ministries, start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, pastors, and CEOs. He has been a ghostwriter for multiple best-selling leadership books and written and designed training and development for some of the world’s largest companies. He has served as a consulting editor or ghostwriter on 16 books and is the author Grow Like Jesus: Practicing Luke 2:52 Discipleship and co-author of Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance.

Stephen and his wife Audrey share a blended family that includes seven children and thirteen (at last count) grandchildren. They enjoy spending time together however possible, but especially when it involves traveling or spoiling their grandkids.

The content, presenters, networking, self-assessment and overall quality of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy was incredible. Arkansas is better off because of this new academy.
— Ted Clouser, President, PC Assistance, Inc.