Invitational Leadership ™
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Break Through Inertia and Status Quo

Break Through Inertia and Status Quo

What makes
us different

HPS Solutions Model™


The HPS Solutions Model™ represents our approach, process and results to offering solutions that meet three criteria: Simple, Substantive, Sustainable. This provides a process framework, guides collaboration, and ensures that only essential resources are being invested to achieve and sustain desired client results.




Our approach begins with something simple: A conversation. We ask questions, listen carefully and acknowledge understanding. We want to earn client trust and learn about their business. We frame the conversation in the context of start, stop and continue. This helps clarify what’s working, what’s not and identify new opportunities not yet considered.




Our process includes a thorough evaluation of the client situation. This ensures that all objectives and desired results are clearly understood and defined. It also ensures that our perspective is part of the solution, our time is being invested wisely, and that our recommended solutions will achieve and sustain desired client results.




Our results and value proposition is based on three criteria: desired results, measures to ensure progress toward and achievement of results, and impact or value of results. Client investment will then be jointly determined by the value of the results and our unique contribution to achieve and sustain the desired client results.


HPS OZ Advantage™


The HPS OZ Advantage™ illustrates an employee, team or organization trajectory from current performance to highest potential. It suggests that deviations from optimal performance result in lost productivity. Minimizing or eliminating deviations improves productivity and accelerates the ascent to World-Class performance. The OPPORTUNITY ZONE represents our unique contributions to accelerating the trajectory via our Simple, Substantive, Sustainable Solutions Model™.



Executive Coaching / Exemplary Leadership™

Want to take your leadership and management performance to the next level? Why not beyond the next and to an exemplary level? Many of the world’s best leaders are enjoying the “life-changing” impact of our Exemplary Leadership™ executive coaching programs.

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C-Level & Executive Team Leadership Development

Most approach learning with an assumption which suggests that understanding will lead to change. The problem with traditional learning methods is that understanding rarely translates into sustained behavioral change, world-class productivity and business results.

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Building High-Performance Cultures

Is your organization culture misaligned with your vision, strategy & business goals? Culture is one of the key differentiators between the good & World-Class organizations. A high-performance culture is imperative to achieving world-class productivity & results.

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Career Change / Entrepreneurship

Considering a career change, entrepreneurial venture, or new business startup? We can help you achieve your dream. Our approach is as much about the what to do as the what not to do and the sooner we answer these questions the higher the probability of your success.

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Leading & Sustaining Strategic Change

Want to plan, execute and sustain a change initiative? We will help you leverage driving forces and mitigate restraining ones. Let us show you how to foster progress and minimize resistance to your plan including metrics and milestones to ensure progress and timely completion.

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Customized Seminars / Workshops / Retreats

Want a custom designed seminar, workshop, or retreat? Generic, one-size-fits-all approaches rarely deliver all of the desired outcomes or sustained results. Our content design process is custom tailored to achieve or exceed your desired outcomes & sustained results.

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Speaking: Conferences & Special Events

HPS creates lasting memories that deliver immediate impact & sustained value. Our content is Simple, Substantive & Sustainable while also being practical & actionable. We will custom-tailor our speech or presentation for your conference or special event.

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Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS

Deep Work on what matters most

Last January, I posed the question: What matters most to you? The question was inspired by the New Year, but not intended to be a one-time consideration. It is a simple question that we can ask... Read More...


One of the greatest compliments that I have ever received is the “ability to simplify complexity”. I don’t take this lightly, but often wonder why some things remain so complex (e.g. programming my... Read More...

The Solution Focused Exemplary Leader

The words “solutions” and “problems” conjure up different thoughts and feelings for me. The former ignites anticipation, excitement and opportunity. The later evokes heaviness.. Read More...

Break Through Leadership Inertia offers more than 30,000 books on leadership. This suggests an abundance of (unique) perspectives or some serious redundancies. Although presumptive, I believe that many of these books are.. Read More...

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Our emotions are powerful and constantly at play. In the context of leadership, our emotions take on a particularly significant role. While IQ remains the most common and widely. Read More...

The Forest and Trees of Exemplary Leadership

We’ve all probably thought, said or heard others say, “….can’t see the forest for the trees.” The connotation is negative. At the least, it’s judgmental and, in most situations, reflects a hypervigilance for detail. Read More...

The Art and Habit of Exemplary Leadership

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting.. Read More...


Last Sunday marked the 100th Anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500. As a native Hoosier, (as those from Indiana are often called) the event prompts memories of having attended the race on several... Read More...

Lessons from the Rear View Mirror

Ever wonder why it’s so challenging to learn from our past? Ever find yourself doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Einstein’s definition of insanity. Looking in the rear view mirror. Read More...


Einstein’s message was compelling, yet insanity continues its prevalence (e.g., business, education, government and politics, etc.) It’s an unfortunate reality of how opportunities for better results go unexplored.. Read More...

Willing more meaningful conversations

We have all said or heard others say something similar, “That was a great conversation…”; “…was an inspiring conversation…”; “…was an enlightening conversation, etc. The operative word... Read More...

Why Creating a safe place matters

Ever wonder why so many leadership development initiatives fall short of intended learning outcomes? Despite falling short, “Over 90 percent of CEOs are currently planning to increase... Read More...


What subscribers are saying about our popular newsletter,

The Architects of
Human Potential ™

"Larry, this is a mini-masterpiece. It is so relevant to our business situation that I have sent copies to our senior management. I bow to you your wisdom and synthesis of proven, but often ignored, best practices."

Michael B., Executive, High-Technology R & D

"Great article. I really like your comments on Leadership. Everything keeps getting faster, more risky, tighter (margins) and more demanding. Lifespan of a win is short, days would be nice, but it’s more like hours or minutes now. Lifespan of a loss is longer and more costly."

George D., President, Air Conditioning & Electric Company

"Thought provoking! Love the phrase “abundantly redundant” and the way you pulled out Einstein’s quote as a standalone; adding the quote about amateurs at the bottom. Totally agree with you that “leadership is an act of invitation."

April R. Executive Staff, U.S. National Security Agency

"I really like this article! I feel like we all have a lot of “conversations” that check the box so few of them are truly meaningful. I appreciate the intentional aspect. Nice work."

John F. DVM, Owner
Medical Director, Veterinary Services

"I still reference your “overused strengths as vulnerability” concept with all of my leaders. Great advice!"

Eric, H. CEO & Principal, Financial Planning Services

"Larry, your newsletters are so positive, uplifting and informative. Thank you for inspiring me!"

Monica M. , RN, Executive, Health Care Administration

"Your concept of Invitational Leadership™ is an interesting one. Truly inspirational leadership is possible only if we as leaders believe passionately in our purpose and can communicate it in a manner that captures the hearts and minds of our people. When this exists our people also have a passion for the vision and respond eagerly to the invitation."

Bruce Bowen, CEO, International Banking & Finance

"You SOARED with this article, Larry. It was very uplifting and a great analogy."

Pam M. Pierce, MA, MS, LMSW / Psychotherapist

"Your unique concept of emergence validated a problem I’d been pondering for some time, thank you!"

Marmie Edwards, Communications & PR Principle

"Very interesting as related to my research on the leadership role in building capacity; thank you for sharing this valuable insight."

Guada Hammad, PhD

"Anticipate change and respond appropriately to maintain a balance and optimization of all resources” – Great Advice!"

Shane Tufaro, Computer Technology


Our clients are diverse publicly & privately held U.S. and International organizations ranging from Fortune 1000 to mid-size to entrepreneurial new/early-stage start-ups.






"Larry, what is obvious to you is a complete revelation to others."

D.A. Benton
President & CEO - Benton Management
NY Times bestselling author of
How to Think Like a CEO & Lions Don’t Need to Roar

"The integrity and genuineness of your commitment to your clients is such a refreshment in a world of pitches and spin and image. And I thank you for that. It is a return to center and a grounding for those of us lucky enough to hear you."

James Michael Bown
Executive - International Sematech

"Larry, some of the best thinking I’ve ever done was with you in the room because you have a great ability to clarify, coach and counsel (3 big C’s in my book) while getting your own ideas into play. It was magic."

Michael D. Gowen,
Executive VP - Bausch + Lomb

"Larry, I appreciate all your support and encouragement. You’re a powerful influence on those you coach – not just me."

Gus Scaiano,
Senior VP - Scotiabank de Puerto Rico

"You bring so much to our business every time we meet. We thank you for the work you are helping us do to improve the role of our professional life in ‘the dash.’ You are incredible!"

W. Eric Hehman, CFA
CEO & Principal - Austin Asset

"You always understood the issues I was facing at the time and you inspired me with greater confidence in my ability to address those issues in an appropriate fashion. For all that and more, I am deeply grateful."

Daniel T. Plummer, PhD
GM - R&D - Sasol North America

"I am so thankful for all you helped me with and through. I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am, without your help and support, confidence, and guidance. I cannot tell you how many times I think about and continue to appreciate our talks."

Barbara Arndt
Senior Manager - Dell Computer

Chief Architect
of Human Potential

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Larry Fehd


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Speaking: Conferences, & Special Events

Larry creates enduring memories that deliver immediate impact and sustained value. His speeches and presentations are powerful, dynamic, and interactive while also being practical and actionable.

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Emotional Intelligence: An Executive Handbook
Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS

(EQ) + (IQ)=100% of Invitational Leadership™ Potential. Get valuable insights along with tips and practical applications to help you perform at your best and inspire the best in others.

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