Long Run Leadership

Does your team know how much great teamwork matters?

About Us

Founder and Principal Consultant, Eric Zakovich

Long Run Leadership Consulting was founded on the belief that the world is experiencing a crisis of short-term thinking. We want to help inspire people to know what their "long run" is, whether it is their organization, their team, or their individual "long runs." We believe that when we know what that long run is, we can set up systems and take daily actions to move closer and closer to that long run vision.

While we were officially founded in 2018 in Saint Paul, MN, we have been helping clients since 2002 working with organizations who want to make changes that last.

Most of our work happens by developing leaders and teams to achieve their long runs. We coach, train and develop leaders through a variety of approaches.


  • Leader & Team Coaching & Development

    When we make the biggest impact with our clients, it is through a combination of approaches. We often start by working with the leader and team members to understand the team and its needs. We will include the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive team to help the team understand its needs and to help team members understand their role in the team's dynamics. Together teammates will learn about the personalities of their teammates and how they can better work together by understanding the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Focus on Results.

Facilitator Accreditation

Become an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors® Team Development to unlock organizations’ untapped potential with this breakthrough program. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to this team development solution, this course will increase your knowledge and strengthen your Five Behaviors facilitation skills.

With The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation, you will dive deep into the Five Behaviors model and facilitation best practices. This five-week course will help you build the confidence and expertise to navigate The Five Behaviors Team Development sessions, fine-tuning your skills to deliver an effective experience for any team.

Online Program Includes:

  • Five week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Three to four hours of self-directed online study per week
  • Final exam
  • Accreditation certificate
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew

The Five Behaviors offers SHRM credential-holders the opportunity to earn 19 professional development credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management when they complete The Five Behaviors Facilitator Accreditation.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!


Upcoming Classes

  • October 05 – November 09, 2022

    The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation-Clients: OCT 5 (2 PM Chicago/8 PM London)
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Featured Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Training/Facilitation
  • Coaching
  • Team coaching
  • Teamwork Optimization
  • Leadership Consulting


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