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Leader Readiness

It's your team saying 'We're with you–let's go'. It's knowing you're worthy of their trust. It's charting a course for the future, and working together to get there.
You can be ready. We can help.


Strengthening Leaders

Organizations need leaders who are ready to lead; who catalyze change and who elicit trust and commitment from those around them. We coach leaders to become fully followable and achieve outstanding results.
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Building Skills & Knowledge

To achieve the future they’ve envisioned, all leaders in an organization must continually upgrade their management skills. We help client companies provide critical learning that changes attitudes and behaviors.
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Clarifying Vision & Strategy

In order to be ready for the future, people need to know where their organization is going and how it will get there. We help leaders articulate their vision of the future and engage everyone in achieving it.
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Proteus: At a Glance

We take our name from the Greek god Proteus, who changed form at will and who could see the future. We believe that the future belongs to those individuals and organizations that can change and grow to meet its new demands.

Believing this, we support our clients to envision the future they want to create for themselves
and their business, and to develop the skills and mindset to make that future a reality.

Why We're Different



We will support you to see your world and yourself more clearly: we will catalyze your ah-has. When you see clearly, you can choose well.



You will feel more capable and confident when you work with us – not less. We support you to become who you’re capable of being.



We will always be fair witnesses: we will tell you the truth even when it’s hard. We will keep your confidences and deliver on our promises.

How Can We Help?

Questions about how Proteus can help you or your organization achieve your hoped-for future? Drop us a line!

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Meet Our Team

Erika Andersen

Erika Andersen


Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business-building that are tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. She and her colleagues at Proteus focus uniquely on helping leaders at all levels get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.
Jeff Mitchell

Jeff Mitchell


Jeff Mitchell, a partner and president of Proteus since 2000, helps executives and leadership teams envision the organization they hope to create, clarify the essentials of their most pressing challenges and create practical plans to make their vision a reality.
Laird McLean

Laird McLean


Laird partners with organizations to catalyze positive change through his expertise in organizational development, process improvement, and learning. Laird’s ability to listen intently, develop trust quickly, and distill complex information down to a few key challenges makes him a valuable long-term partner to his clients, which include Thomson Reuters, Target, Mattel, Toro, General Mills, and Kraft Foods, among others.

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We look forward to partnering with you and your team!

Proteus is a coaching, consulting, and training firm focused uniquely on supporting leaders to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.

New York Office

276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 715
New York, NY 10001

Minneapolis Office

123 N. 3rd Street, Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55401


New York: 212.830.9870
Minneapolis: 612.926.9627