We help leaders navigate change skillfully

Why you should work with us

People-Powered Performance

Brighton Leadership Group was founded with a passion to serve leaders by focusing on outcomes, not methods. We are lighting leaders On Fire so they can cast a light, not a shadow, and eliminate the erosion of human potential in the workplace.

We believe that everyone has value and needs a place to realize their purpose. When the collective value of people is focused it creates exponential value in the marketplace for their organization.

WE HELP CREATE EXPONENTIAL VALUE for organizations through their people.

At Brighton Leadership Group our approach is built on a few simple principles:

  • We are selective about who we work with and expect you to be the same
  • We listen to you and understand your challenges
  • We clarify objectives and the value of the right solution
  • We participate with your team and elevate their capability
  • We deliver outstanding results

We’ve worked in over 30 industries. From aerospace to insurance and for-profit to not-for-profit. We know lots of business models, and see how organizations operate in different fields. We’ve seen it all. We know how things are normally done in your field, and how you might borrow practices from a different field to get an unexpected advantage.

We help you achieve and exceed your strategic goals in an accelerated manner by focusing the right talents and resources to meet those goals as rapidly as possible. We are based in Chicago, Illinois and have consultants located in the United States and around the world.


Regardless of your challenge or situation, we always start with a conversation about results.

Engaged Employees
Changes That Happened
Countries Visited
Bottles of Wine

Our Fantastic Team

In addition to Donna and Scott, there is a core group of consultants that we work with. We draw from a network of twenty highly-respected boutique consulting firms, based in twelve countries, to help us. Some of these people have achieved high honors from organizations like Young Presidents Organization and Excellence magazine’s top leaders. So we give our clients a full set of solutions, without making them pay for junior staff who are focused on billable hours.

Did you know that over 70% of the contributors to Harvard Business Review come from small, independent consulting firms? Half of these thought leaders are in solo consultancies. By contrast, only 18% of the contributors came from large consultancies.

Donna Brighton

President and Founder

A dynamic senior level executive recognized for a strong business acumen and translating strategy into results. Key strengths include the ability to deliver results, effectively influence and impact a wide range of audiences across organizational and cultural boundaries, facilitate teams through complex problem solving to action and create highly effective organizations with a collaborative leadership style.

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Scott Beilke

Vice President

Scott is a strategic advisor to executive teams and boards of large, mid-market and emerging organizations throughout the United States. In his previous position, Scott was a Senior Executive of a Wisconsin-based enterprise that was ranked 5th on the Inc. Magazine list of the nation’s 500 fastest growing privately held companies.
Skilled in helping senior leaders accelerate organizational strategy…

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Client Compliments

”...Scott provided significant value to our company and I would strongly recommend using his services to bring significant value to your organization.”- John Girvan, CAE - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
”There is a transformation taking place here....There is no doubt that you have the best interest of our company at heart....You are a Trusted Advisor.”- Marc Zimmermann - Chief Financial Officer - American Physicians Service Group, Inc.
“I worked with Donna Brighton as we sought to change our senior leadership... The clear identification of the key issues and roles within the organization help us to be significantly more effective.”- Keith W. Cantrell - EII Advisors LLC
“Donna Brighton brought great leadership skill and experience to the work Serving Leaders did to sharpen its vision and values...I consider Donna one of the best...”- Dr. John Stahl-Wert - President - Center for Serving Leadership
“...I am delighted with the progress we’ve made and I unhesitatingly place my trust in Brighton Leadership Group to help us find our way to the other side of this transformation.”- Bill Curry - Chief Operating Officer - Breakthrough Urban Ministries
“Throughout the eight months that Brighton Leadership Group has consulted with us they have consistently delivered results. Accordingly, I have no hesitation in recommending them...”- Maury Magids – President – American Physicians Service Group, Inc.
Live Juicy
We believe in living life to the fullest;
squeeze the juice out of every moment
Our Philosophy
  • Respect – for each other, for the future and for the world we live in
  • Excellence – we expect the best and bring the best of ourselves to what we do
  • Courage – to communicate and act with integrity
  • Fun – we believe that life is meant to be lived to the fullest
  • Wine – just wanted to see if you were paying attention 🙂
Intrigued? We’d love to help you achieve new levels of success!

Brighton Leadership Group is based in Chicago, Illinois and has consultants located in the United States and around the world. As a Charter Member of the Summit Global Network we partner with other members to deliver the best solutions for our clients. We do not manage a bench of consultants and assign people to projects so that everyone is billable. Brighton Leadership carefully selects the smartest, most talented individuals to meet your needs and create the most value for you.