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Dearborn Station
47 West Polk Street—121
Chicago, IL 60605
Toll free 888-588-5891
Direct 480-659-9700
Fax 480-907-2029

Company Background

The concept for Today's Leadership Coaching was developed in 2000 by Stephen Fairley who wanted to bring to the Chicago market a high quality leadership development and executive coaching firm that specialized in assisting small to medium-sized businesses enhance their leadership skills, improve the performance of their managers, and increase the profitability of their company.

Stephen Fairley is a 3-time author, former graduate school psychology professor, and experienced entrepreneur having previously started TechMaven, a leadership consulting and training firm in Virginia and co-founded two high-tech start-up companies here in Chicago, WorldCast Technologies and Touch Media.

Stephen officially started Today's Leadership Coaching in 2001 by targeting executives and managers at high-tech companies in the Chicago area, but with the collapse of the dot.coms and the economic recession he quickly found he had to broaden the target market into other industries.

By the summer of 2001, Stephen had asked Tom Horne, a successful business executive with strong ties to the manufacturing industry here in Chicago, and William “Biff” Roman, a seasoned small business owner with 18 years of experience in direct sales, to join the leadership team.

Today's Leadership Coaching now focuses its time, energy, and resources to targeting small to medium-sized business in several different industries including: professional service firms, manufacturing, banking/financial services, high-tech, consulting, among others. Click here for more information about our small business clients.

Even with this niche focus, the leadership team of Today's Leadership Coaching has been privileged to coach, consult, train, and counsel with executives, managers, and leaders from more than 25 Fortune 500 companies including: Bank One, JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Motorola, Unilever, Abbott Labs, SC Johnson, KPMG, and Microsoft. Click here for more information about our large corporate clients.

Mission of Company

At Today's Leadership Coaching, our mission is to provide the highest quality coaching, executive leadership development, management training and speaking services possible that deeply impact individuals, transform organizations, and produce significant and lasting results.

You can read more about our mission statement by clicking here.

Executive Bios

Today's Leadership Coaching is a Chicago-based executive coaching and leadership development firm. Currently, there are 3 members on the executive leadership team and one affiliate coach.

Stephen Fairley, M.A., RCC President
Executive and Business Coach
Direct number: 480-659-9700
Email Stephen

Tom Horne CEO
Executive Coach
Direct number: 773-764-7646
Email Tom

William “Biff” Roman, RCC Vice-President of Business Development
Business and Sales Coach
Direct number: 312-925-9772
Email Biff

For more complete biographical information on our executive team, please click here.

Press Releases

Top 3 Needs of Today’s Hi-Tech Executive


How to Market Your Professional Service Business: Proven Strategies for Finding New Clients Fast


How HR Directors Cope with Challenging Executives


What Do Experienced HR Directors Know That Less Experienced HR Directors Don’t: Finding Qualified Employees

TLC in the News

Stephen Fairley, president of Today's Leadership Coaching, has been featured in:

Entrepreneur Magazine


Inc Magazine


Fortune Small Business Magazine


Business Advisor (publication of Wells Fargo Bank)


The Chicago Tribune (Front page of the business section) (PDF opens in a new window)


Advantage Magazine (Front cover feature article, publication of Nightingale-Conant)


HI Magazine (Feature profile in “Young Executives” column)


New Business Today (Florida newspaper for executives)


American Management Association Monthly Newsletter


The International Coaching News (Front cover article, European coaching journal


Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM.org, online article July 2004)


Chicagoland Television—Your Money


ePrairie online interview


The Internet Executives Club Newsletter


Today’s Life Coach—an on-line newsletter

Listen to Stephen's interviews on these radio shows:


Entrepreneur’s National Radio Program—Customer Catcher Radio (March 8, 2004): listen online


MIBOSO Radio (May 19, 2004): listen online


The Coaching Show (May 25, 2004): listen online


CoachVille Association (twice in March 2004): listen online


Executive Coaching Club (March 14, 2004)


Practice Pay Solutions Expert Series (March 12, 2004)


Coach Live Radio Show (Boston, MA radio station, November 26, 2004)

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about coaching and our services.

Reference List for Media

We have a list of companies and individuals who have used our coaching and training services. This list is available to any qualified media person who contacts us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Company Name
  • Purpose of Inquiry

If you would like a copy of this list please contact us at: Stephen@TodaysLeadership.com

Or call our president, Stephen Fairley, directly at 888-588-5891 and he will provide this to you ASAP.

Resources for Media

As a reputable executive coaching company we have executive level contacts in many industries. If you are looking for a good source, a quote, industry trends, or a company profile in any of the following industries or from any of the following levels of leadership we may be able to help:


Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists
Executive Search and Executive Recruiting
Financial services (from start-up to Fortune 500)
Hi-tech (software and hardware from start-up to Fortune 500)
Insurance companies
Law firms
Professional speakers
Professional service companies


C-level commentary
Owners of small businesses
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Directors
Managers and Executives
Human Resources
Various business consultants
Minority business owners
Executive coaches
Personal coaches
Business coaches
Corporate trainers

Please direct all Media Inquiries to:

Stephen Fairley
Today's Leadership Coaching
Dearborn Station
47 West Polk Street—121
Chicago, IL 60605
P 480-659-9700
C 630-253-4290
F 480-907-2029
E Stephen@TodaysLeadership.com


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