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As the developer of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP), the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College (LDI) is pleased to work with world-class partners from all over the world.

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Network Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

As a network associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), LDI offers internationally acclaimed programs which help individuals, teams, and organizations achieve their potential.

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Strategic Partners

In addition to our longstanding relationship with CCL, LDI selectively collaborates with other credible organizations through shared programming and research to advance the science of entrepreneurship.  We are proud to partner with the following organizations:


The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) is a global thought leader dedicated to expanding human potential through entrepreneurial mindset education. Since its founding in 2007, ELI has impacted classrooms, organizations, and communities worldwide through innovative professional development programs and courseware. ELI is also the creator of the acclaimed Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs. When combined with the EMP, ELI’s professional development programs and courseware provide a powerful methodology for students to further develop their entrepreneurial mindset.


The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is the United States’ leading co-creator and distributor of resources to transform underserved communities through community college engagement. NACCE represents 330+ community and technical colleges and more than 3,000 faculty, staff, administrators and presidents who serve over four million students. NACCE’s mission is to engage members through entrepreneurial thinking and innovative action.

Drexel University

Drexel is at the center of Philadelphia’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Additionally, Drexel fosters the thought leadership, industry knowledge and experience in executive education to identify, assess and address business needs.

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

As an independent school of entrepreneurship, The Close School teaches an entrepreneurial mindset and practice through experiential methods, excellent teaching, thought leadership and creative programming – thus igniting students’ careers and personal aspirations.

University of San Francisco

The School of Management at USF provides experiential learning opportunities that contributes to a rigorous curriculum and prepares students for today’s dynamic marketplace.  The Gellert Family Business Resource Center is committed to working with family businesses to promote networking, facilitate and open exchange of ideas, and advance the field through consultation and scholarship.

ILD (Institute for Leadership Dynamics)

ILD is a European consulting and coaching company that utilizes the EMP as an integrated profiling and development tool in their executive and team-coaching processes.  Please contact ILD if you or your clients wish to take the EMP in the German language.

IWD (Institute Workplace Dynamics)

IWD is a learning and training organization based in Paris, France which focuses on workplace interactions and dynamics.  Please contact IWD if you or your clients wish to take the EMP in the French language.


MoneyMind, a strategic partner in leadership and team development, provides training, certification and coaching in the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) in Brazil. MM also helps clients to solve common problems associated with money choices, patterns, and the day-to-day management of money issues.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, is committed to producing better, more prepared students and impactful, interdisciplinary research that changes our world for the better.

University of Tampa’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center

The University of Tampa’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center (LEC) is a model entrepreneurship space incorporating state-of-the-art design elements to enhance creativity, inquiry, introspection and innovative thinking and learning. LEC is designed to bring together student entrepreneurs, educators and experienced entrepreneurs to see opportunities to create business concepts and to launch new ventures.

University Startups

Founded in 2020, University Startups is committed to creating opportunities for students and lifelong learners to expand their worlds beyond a traditional curriculum. The organization empowers students by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, which helps students to think creatively and find ways to translate their passions into real-world experiences.

Western Carolina University

Founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina, WCU focuses on quality education and preparation for responsible citizenship in a changing world.

Hillsborough Community College

HCC is a community college in Florida that delivers teaching and learning opportunities to empower students to achieve their educational goals and become contributing members of the local community and a global society.

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali is a private higher education institution that is one of the oldest and most traditional Colombian universities.

InnovateHERs: Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top

Through personal interviews with twenty-nine of today’s global, top-performing women in purpose-driven organizations, authors Barbara Kurshan and Kathy Hurley offer readers a unique, insider view into the diverse pathways to success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, corporate leader, or new to business, InnovateHERs provides stories and ideas that show you how to leverage your personal entrepreneurial mindset to accelerate your purpose-driven professional journey.


WeBC is a not-for-profit that has been supporting women business owners across the Canadian province of British Columbia for over 25 years. Working with regional partners, WeBC has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with business loans and expertise, training, resources, and peer network support to help businesses grow and thrive.

Universidad de Navarra

Universidad de Navarra, founded in 1952, is a private pontifical university located in Spain with both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Women Win Win

WWW is a catalyst for the promotion, development, and strengthening of women’s entrepreneurship through a platform that supports, promotes, and disseminates the entrepreneurial initiative of women.

HappenInn Innovación SL

HappenInn Innovación works with companies and regions so that innovation is part of their strategies, processes and teams to differentiate themselves from their competition and achieve better results.

Startup Experience

As part of the Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), the StartUp Experience trains young people all over the world to identify and ignite their own entrepreneurial spirit.

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota is a private higher education institution that is one of the oldest and most traditional Colombian universities.

Warrington College of Business

Located in Gainesville, Florida, the Warrington College of Business is home to the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center which provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the start-up, social, and corporate venture arenas.

Certified Practitioners

Qualified consultants, coaches, and trainers from all across the globe have become certified in the use of the EMP.  These Certified Practitioners meet annually to exchange ideas, share best practices and learn new ways of using the EMP with colleagues and clients.

Become a Certified Practitioner