We create human-centered leadership experiences that ignite transformational and sustainable change in individuals, organizations, and communities. Download our brochure to learn more.

Our innovative leadership solutions are steeped in our pioneering research and our experience gained from developing leaders around the world over the past 50 years.

That’s why over 2/3 of Fortune 1000 companies have worked with us.

About Us

At CCL, we’ve earned a reputation worldwide as the premier leadership development organization.

Mission Driven

As a nonprofit, we’re guided by purpose and fueled by passion.

Our work focuses on the areas where leadership has the most potential to improve lives and create lasting change — from bottom-line business results to improved societal outcomes.

Together, we lift the leaders who lift our world.

Client Focused

Your growth is at the center of everything we do. We take a deep dive into who you are and where you want to be — because your leadership journey should be as unique as you are.

Our many talented employees and associates are dedicated to the partnerships we create with clients.

One way or another, we’re all with you on your journey.

Proven Solutions

Assessing impact and achieving client ROI are at the forefront of our partnerships.

  • 96% of our participants say they are stronger leaders.
  • 98% of participants rated our live online solutions as equally or more engaging compared to other online programs.

For more than 50 years, our human-centered solutions have developed talent, increased engagement, and grown bottom-line results.

Global Perspective

We’ve conducted programs in 160+ countries.

We have the largest globally managed network of faculty and coaches in the industry.

Our diverse work with global corporations, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations gives us privileged insight into leadership best practices that transcend boundaries of industry and geography.

Our engagements with organizations and nations allow us to address pressing social challenges.

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Years Pioneering the Field
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Our Mission

To advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.

Our History

Our story begins in North Carolina, when Lunsford Richardson and his son H. Smith Richardson, founded a company to sell and distribute a series of home remedies he had invented as a small town pharmacist. The company, built around one of these remedies, Vicks VapoRub, a salve containing menthol that relieved head and chest congestion, eventually grew into the Vick Chemical Company. Learn more about CCL history.


CCL has 2 governing bodies – Trustees and Governors. Learn more about CCL’s governance.