About Premier Leadership Coaching
Alexa Sherr Hartley
President and Executive Coach, Adjunct Professor, Attorney, Author, Mother, Wife, Marathoner
Alexa Sherr Hartley is a former Big Law litigator gone rogue. Reincarnated as a Columbia University trained organizational and executive coach, Alexa works with high-achieving and high-potential mavericks, outside the box thinkers, and progressives interested in disrupting the status quo to achieve outstanding greatness in their careers. Having made the leap in her own life, she inherently understands the courage, risks and rewards involved in pursuing one’s passion. Through her work with leaders across multiple industries, Alexa has honed a powerful set of techniques to reinvigorate top executives and infuse a renewed sense of purpose within their work. She is a highly sought-after speaker who regularly presents to professional groups including NextEra Energy, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the Broward County Bar Association, the Florida Bar, Connecticut College, the Downtown Development Authority of West Palm Beach, and the Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers, to name a few. These professional development sessions provide concrete strategies and long-term action plans for improving soft skills that are critical for success in today’s global economy. Recent presentations included topics such as Talk Your Way to Success, Making Team Structures Work for your Firm, Lead and Succeed with More Successful Communication, Introduction to Emotional Intelligence, and Managing with Less Effort and Greater Impact.
As President of Premier Leadership Coaching, an executive and organizational coaching firm, Alexa has consulted with industry leaders in the fields of business, law, financial services, and non-profits about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development and decision-making. Facilitating sustained development is Alexa’s mission and where she is at her best, helping clients achieve personal and organizational effectiveness, while drawing upon the tenets of positive psychology. She serves clients in the private and public sector, guiding them in enhancing focus, improving individual and team performance, and aligning leaders with corporate missions and strategies.
Whether an individual or a corporation, Alexa dives into her client’s world to understand the pain points and create customized programs and solutions to improve staff motivation, productivity, clarify organizational goals, refine leadership skills, optimize ideas, cultivate teamwork, and increase profits. Past clients have affectionately referred to her as a “change agent and thought leader.” In her weekly blog, “Becoming Outstandingly Great,” Alexa outlines specific strategies for developing the leadership and management skills professionals need to be successful at the highest levels of their careers.
Always looking for a new challenge, Alexa joined Florida Atlantic University in May 2014 as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business. She instructs professional MBA students enrolled in a Global Leadership Assessment and Career Development (GLAD) course, delivers assessments and leads the group in executive coaching exercises to demonstrate factors critical to successful leadership and organizational success. Alexa also served as a faculty member for the 2013 – 2014 inaugural class of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, has written several entries for the Westlaw Legal Solutions blog and appeared as a contributing author for the Florida Bar publication, The Professional.
Prior to her metamorphosis as an executive coach, Alexa was a Litigator in both the Manhattan and West Palm Beach offices of Greenberg Traurig with a focus on business and commercial litigation. In this capacity, she represented, counseled and negotiated on behalf of individuals, business owners, and partners of investment banks, law and accounting firms. Given her own successful experience in the legal trenches, Alexa now specializes in advising attorneys on business development and achieving partnership, in addition to designing curricula and teaching Continuing Legal Education courses.
Alexa holds her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida, Levin School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Connecticut College. In 2011, she completed a Graduate certificate in Executive and Organizational Coaching from Columbia University Teachers College and is certified in the Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI™) Assessment Tool. Alexa has provided expertise to advisory boards and she’s active in a number of professional associations such as the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
The evolution of Alexa’s professional and personal journey have equipped her to truly understand the challenges and opportunities individuals and companies face in this rapidly changing global economy. Maintaining the status quo is not an option and one must continually develop to thrive. The combination of Alexa’s industry experience, engaging coaching style and passion for cultivating leadership and management skills has allowed her to usher numerous clients from professional atrophy to unimagined heights within their careers. She is particularly attuned to the issues of career development and emotional intelligence. In her free time, Alexa enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, training for marathons and listening to This American Life.