Global Leadership Initatives


Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc strives to develop excellence in leadership globally.
We offer individuals and organizations holistic tools and programs that
enable them to develop their leadership and business capacity.

Our Services


GLI offers a wide range of certificate programs, workshops, and seminars designed by our team of world-renowned business experts and academics. Our programs offer valuable tools that will equip both individuals and teams to become high -capacity leaders within your organization. To view our courses please see our course catalogue. We also offer custom coursed for organizations as well as significant discounts on our courses through the membership program.


Our highly experienced ICF certified coaches have worked with numerous leaders across a wide variety of sectors. They bring to the table industry experience which enables them to help our clients to find powerful, effective solutions to help them address challenges they may be facing and assist them as they walk through a journey of growth and development to become a stronger, better leader within their organization.


GLI recognizes, that there is no “one size fits all” solution to leadership training. Each organization, leader, and team is unique and situated in a different contextual environment. As such, we custom design our programs to meet those individualized needs. GLI has worked with numerous organizations including but not limited to educational institutions; police, fire, and EMS services; government; healthcare, as well as power generation companies, and is an Ontario Vendor of Record.


Designed by leaders for leaders, this space is your portal to success. Here you can access the most current information on business and leadership. As a member you will have access to informative podcasts from our experts, free webinars and training, discounts on all events and products, free coaching sessions, certificate courses and more. You will also have access to the Leadership Hub’s discussion forum where you can network and engage in discussion and learning.

Clients & Partners



CEO and Founder

Rob Elkington, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc. which exists to “develop excellence in leadership globally.” He currently resides in Canada where he is an Assistant Professor at Trent University as well as an Adjunct Professor at Ontario Tech University in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Rob is also a Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership. Rob also works with Ontario Tech University’s Continuous Learning Centre to develop and facilitate numerous courses for public and private-sector organizations.


COO and Co-Founder

Sarah is the Co-founder and COO of Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc. She has served in this position since 2015. Sarah also has a background in Health Science and is close to becoming a Registered Nurse. She combines her Nursing knowledge and leadership knowledge to focus on wholistic leadership development that addresses leadership as a complex set of interactions informed by diversity.