Leadership Discovery

Learning from experienced leaders

Leadership Discovery is an innovative and skills-based leadership program that will allow emerging business and community leaders to learn from experienced regional leaders. 

Through Leadership Discovery, participants will build strong peer relationships, community connections and valuable leadership understanding in this accelerated mentor-based program.

See who’s in the 2021 Fall Leadership Discovery class

About the Program

Fall 2021 Mentors

Thomas Anderson, Market Executive, Wells Fargo
Bryan Derreberry, CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Darrin Goss, President and CEO, Coastal Community Foundation
Sheriff Kristin Graziano, Sheriff, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
Col. Marc Greene, Commander, Joint Base Charleston
Nancy Mace, Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives
Kyra Morris, Owner, Morris Financial Concepts

Fall 2021 Schedule
  • Tuesday, September 21 (9 – 12 pm): Orientation and Everything DiSC Workshop w/ Jean Meeks-Koch, Positively People
  • Tuesday, September 28 (4:30 – 6:30 pm): Leadership Discussion with Bryan Derreberry, CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Happy Hour to follow
  • Tuesday, October 5 (9:30 – 11:00 am): Mentor Session with Nancy Mace, Congresswoman, U.S.  House of Representatives
  • Tuesday, October 19 (8 – 9:30 am): Mentor Session with Thomas Anderson, Market Executive, Wells Fargo
  • Tuesday, October 26 (4:30 – 6:30 pm): Leadership Discussion with Bryan Derreberry, CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Happy Hour to follow
  • Tuesday, November 2 (11:30 – 1:00 pm): Mentor Session with Darrin Goss, President and CEO, Coastal Community Foundation – Lunch Provided
  • Tuesday, November 9 (4:30 – 6:30 pm): Leadership Discussion with Bryan Derreberry, CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Happy Hour to follow
  • Tuesday, November 16 (8 – 9:30 am): Mentor Session with Col. Marc Greene, Commander, Joint Base Charleston
  • Wednesday, December 1 (8 – 9:30 am): Mentor Session with Kyra Morris, Owner, Morris Financial Concepts
  • Tuesday, December 7 (8 – 9:30 am): Mentor Session with Sheriff Kristin Graziano, Sheriff, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
  • Wednesday, December 15 (5:30 – 8:30 pm): Business Etiquette Dinner with Cynthia Grosso, Charleston School of Protocol
Benefits
  • 3-month program with a total of eleven sessions
  • Gain leadership skills that will directly impact current work
  • Receive a personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment
  • Attend a 3-course business etiquette dinner
  • Improve communication skills through interactive dialogue with peers and executives
  • Build valuable community connections
Ideal Candidate
  • Career-driven with a strong focus on professional development
  • Eager to learn from both mentors and peers
  • Charleston Metro Chamber or Charleston Young Professionals member

Not sure whether Leadership Discovery or Leadership Charleston is the right program for you? Learn the difference between the two.

Cost

There is a $775 fee to participate, which includes:

  • Leadership Discovery workshop
  • Personal DiSC assessment
  • 3-course business etiquette dinner

Personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment by Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People.

In Their Words

Charleston has no shortage of business and community leaders and the Chamber does an outstanding job of bringing out the best of those leaders as they shape the next generation.

Najeema Davis Washington, Office of Alumni Affairs, College of Charleston

In Their Words

“Leadership Discovery has allowed me the opportunity to network across industries and gain inspiration from proven leaders within our own community.”

Kevin Braitsch, Kiawah Island Golf Resort

In Their Words

“I am incredibly grateful for Leadership Discovery. I was connected with many leaders from a variety of industries, who shared their leadership styles and experiences."

Ashley Heffernan, Tri-County Cradle to Career

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

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