Manager Event
September 12-14, 2022  |  The Ace Hotel New Orleans


After years of virtual meetings, Ecsell Institute wants to give our clients the thing we need the most: community. Here's what to expect when you join us at the beautiful Ace Hotel in New Orleans:

  • Formal and informal learning opportunities lead by experts in a myriad of learning formats
  • A customized schedule based on your unique coaching needs
  • Goals-based matchmaking so you can tackle specific challenges with the help of your peers
  • A community of leaders who are deeply committed to becoming a great coach and supporting others along the way
  • Open access to the entire Ecsell Institute team
  • Poolside yoga, cocktail parties, delicious dinners... in a word: FUN! 
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Who should attend the Ecsell Together Summit?

All sessions at the Ecsell Together Summit are specifically crafted for leaders who are responsible for helping their teams achieve goals, KPIs, or higher performance. 

The Ecsell Together Summit is an exclusive event for our clients and partners. If you'd like to inquire about attendance but are not an Ecsell client, please reach out to an Ecsell team member.  We suggest that senior leaders attend along with the leaders who report to them to create a cohesive culture of high performance within their teams. 

Is this the same thing as the Coaching Effect Summit?

Ecsell Institute has hosted the Coaching Effect Summit since 2008. After years of virtual meetings and many shifts in how the workforce operates, we took a hard look at our data to determine how our clients' needs have evolved. This new event, the Ecsell Together Summit, is designed to directly meet these new needs.  Our mission is to bring together a community of cutting-edge leaders who are committed to furthering their coaching journey and who will support each other along the way.

What will I learn?

When information is taken in through lecture or keynote, research shows it will yield an estimated 5% retention. When information is learned through demonstration, discussion, or action, the retention can range from 50-90%. What you learn at the Ecsell Together Summit is only as good as what changes you put into practice after you return home, so the majority of our sessions focus on interactive and participatory learning techniques.

We'll share our empirical research in creative ways targeted at helping you not just learn theory, but take action in real time to apply what you've learned. There will be expert-led sessions focused on problem-solving, mindfulness, tactical improvements of the 6 coaching themes, the Growth Rings, and more. Click here to download the agenda. 

What is the ROI?

Ecsell Institute research shows that the top 20% of coaches are responsible for bringing in an average of $4.3 million more per leader per year, compared to the bottom 80%.

The Ecsell Together Summit is designed to ensure all attendees are in the top 20%. The curriculum is built on our in-depth research and allows for leaders to customize their schedule based on their specific coaching challenges and opportunities.

Additionally, our research shows that team members who have access to educational opportunities in their roles are 
  • rated 17% higher than other leaders
  • 14% happier with their jobs
  • have a 12% higher retention rate


Will the event be more focused on fun, or on education?
Both! In fact, we have a lot of research on the importance of "fun." Our data shows that one of the key skills required to be a successful leader is the ability to make work fun. Therefore, the dinners and outings are just as critical to your coaching journey as the formal learning - it's what allows you to be able to perform your best. 


Monday: Learn from Bill Eckstrom & Sarah Wirth, the CEO and president of Ecsell Institute, as they share new, exclusive research and its implications on top-performing leaders. Kickoff will be in the afternoon, and the day will conclude with a rooftop cocktail party hosted poolside by the Ecsell Institute team.

Tuesday: Day 2 will be packed with multidisciplinary learning from leadership experts in a myriad of formats. Attendees will use our event app to customize their schedules based on their specific coaching needs and to connect with one another. The day will wrap up with a special dinner event hosted by the Ecsell team.

Wednesday: Leaders will focus on brain downloading and understanding next steps. Everything learned is only as good as it's remembered and applied, so we help leaders create a plan for change before they depart in the afternoon.


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Ace Hotel New Orleans is in the Warehouse District of one Ecsell's favorite cities.  It's next to up-and-coming art galleries and shopping, museums, cocktails and just a jaunt to the classics of the French Quarter. It's near the burgeoning South Market District, a stone’s throw to many of New Orleans’ best gems like the Sports and Arts Districts, and just a bike ride to the lively Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods - as well as mystical nooks and corners you can explore on your own.

On-site is Josephine Estelle, an award-winning restaurant where Ecsell will be hosting our attendees for an evening of dinner, cocktails, and more. You'll also find a rooftop pool and a cocktail program with a fun-level to match it, which is the site of our first evening's kick-off party.  Your registration for the Ecsell Together Summit is inclusive of both of these events. The Ace Hotel also has Stumptown Coffee Roasters' first cafe location in the South, plus an oyster bar, boutiques on site, and more. 




"Bill, Sarah, and Ecsell Institute gave me the tools I need to be a better leader. This event is a must for everyone who leads a team."

Director of Sales at Manufacturing Company


"I am always eager to learn and expand my education. Ecsell Institute gives that to me and is turning me into a better coach." 

Director at Cosmetics Company


"I honestly walked away with some really practical ideas (not just theory) along with identifying areas where I need to improve."

Training & Dev. at Oil & Energy Company
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