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Maika Leibbrandt

Expertise: Organizational health and change management

Location: Imperial, NE

Surprisingly fast at creating crucial comfort Quick-witted connector of ideas
Research-Based, but Real Talk

Surprisingly fast at creating crucial comfort Quick-witted connector of ideas
Research-Based, but Real Talk

Offerings as a WYLD Sage

  • Coaching
  • Select Workshops and Retreats
  • Keynotes and Speaking Engagements


Once an expat, twice a mom, Maika is forever a storyteller. In 15 years of management consulting, she helped leaders of large corporate organizations understand and improve the lived experience of their employees and customers through data collection, individual coaching, and leadership team development. An expert in adult learning and curriculum, she knows what sticks with people, and how to navigate change from a place of abundance.

Maika thinks fast and big. In her private coaching practice, she loves challenging highly-talented leaders in ways that feel real and rare. Known globally as the coach of coaches, Maika’s insights into strengths-based leadership are original and meaningful. She authored and hosted Gallup’s Theme Thursday podcast, downloaded as the primary educational tool for learning the CliftonStrengths assessment more than two million times.

Her favorite Peloton instructor is Robin Arzon, and yes she will encourage you to move your body and straighten your crown.


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  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Neuromindfulness Practitioner, Neuromindfulness Institute
  • Masters of Education in Adult Learning, Regis University
  • Bachelors of Journalism in Broadcasting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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  • Executive Coach, Maika Leibbrandt Consulting

  • 14+ years as a Learning and Development Advanced Consultant and Director of Virtual Learning, Gallup
  • Station Manager and On-Air Talent, McCook Radio Group

Recent clients

General Manager and
Executive Team at a
Global Cosmetics Company

Managing Partners at
Several Law Firms

Consulting with Small and Medium Sized Professional Services Firms


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  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon Mackenzie
  • Quiet Leadership by David Rock
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  • Move your body.

My coaching with Maika has been the best investment I’ve ever made as a professional.

There is no one as normal as Maika, especially for how smart she truly is. She understands me on a human level and helps keep me unstuck and out of my head.

I could not have made the changes that have meant the most in my professional career without Maika in my corner every single week.

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