Fall 2008 - Leta Beam

Leta Beam presented an evening lecture on October 15, 2008, "Creating a Culture of Inclusion" followed on Thursday with two workshops, "Creating the Inclusive Leader" and "Choosing Civility". 

Leta Beam is president of Vantage International, a leadership and business coaching firm. As the corporate name suggests, Leta positions high-performance professionals and organizations to have a strategic advantage and a commanding view of the environment. She knows what it takes to achieve balance, to build a rewarding professional environment, and to get the job done with creativity and ease. Leta is an accomplished and dynamic executive with 22 years of successful experience in building innovative business operations—as an intrapreneur at one of the country’s largest healthcare insurance companies; as president of Kairos Health Systems, a network of retirement communities; and as founder of her own coaching enterprise.

Throughout her career she has been recognized for strong leadership and setting, implementing, and achieving strategic goals through collaborative teamwork and partnership and individual brilliance. Her reputation for creativity, energy, and ethical conduct is well earned. She truly pushes the envelope, asking her clients to expand their horizons and explore exciting new opportunities. This often involves blending inner and outer technology and always results in transformative results.

Leta coaches at every level from executives to management to corporate employees, entrepreneurs, and small-business owners. She has delivered numerous presentations across the country and is recognized for an engaging style and fresh, motivational messages. She is the author of numerous articles on healthcare, managed care, and, most recently, business coaching, leadership, and business excellence. She has co-authored a book, Creating An Extraordinary Business, which focuses on business transformation. She is producing a television project that will bring live coaching to a broad audience.

In May 2005, Leta was recognized as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business in PA.” Leta also has been chosen to appear in a calendar titled “Portraits of Strength” for Pinnacle Health System in Central PA. In June 2007, she was selected as one of the fittest CEOs in Central PA. She is adjunct faculty at the Pennsylvania State University, where she designs and delivers leadership curricula. Leta also is an adjunct professor at Saint Francis University, where she offers MBA courses in coaching and talent planning.