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“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pine

Professional Development

Every time I’m asked to speak, my goal is to be useful and provide engaging content that is relevant and applicable immediately. I don’t want to leave you with sound bites, I want to leave you with something to bite into, to affect real growth, real change and to help you break through the barriers that have held you back for way too long.

Leadership Podcast

Leadership is a way of life. Whether you are looking to become a leader in business, or just taking the lead in your own life, you’ll want to tune into my podcast: Leaders Inspire Leaders, where I talk with leaders who have figured out how to rise above and stand out in all they do.
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Career Development

I partner with some of the largest universities in the country. Working with future and recent graduates to development the soft skills needed to make them irresistible to future employers. During these boot camps students learn public speaking, leadership principles, and have mock interviews with some of the world's largest tech companies.

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“A leaders is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John Maxwell

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"He communicates great with everyone, and everyone from the older generations to Millennials enjoyed him. I would highly recommend him for anything!" - Karen Reaves, Project Coordinator, Texas Department of Transportation

Managing Millennials

As demographics are shifting and the influx of employees will come from the Millennial generation, we will discuss best practices to help you effectively communicate with Millennials, understand their mindset, and begin "Speaking Millennial." Takeaways: Develop a strategy to attract the best young talent. Understand what the must haves are to keep your best and brightest from going to your competition. Create a roadmap for succession planning.

Overcome Generational Tension

With workforces becoming more diverse and the "Great Recession" of 2008 pushing so many retirees back into companies, it is vital to create succession plans as well as understand the motivators of the new workforce. Takeaways: Create productive multi-generational teams. Build teams with diverse perspectives as a core tenant. Develop reverse mentoring strategies to ensure cross functional training.

Drive Employee Engagement

Much like any other company effectively sourcing talent is at the forefront of your growth strategy. With the proliferation of technology, an aging population and an always connected society, we agree that the gaps in communication styles and needs of employees are an important factor in employee engagement. Takeaways: Begin to bridge generational communication gaps. Develop a framework for generational communication strategies. Engage employees based on data and personal assessments.

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About Koy

I’m not sure if there is such a thing as a quarter life crisis, but not long after college I hit one!

Hadn’t I worked my way through school so I could get a respectable job and be a responsible adult?

Well the answer is yes…and…NO!

It was in this place of uncertainty that I began to really explore what was in my heart. I tuned in to my talents and realized that my ability to coach individuals and businesses to new levels of success was a natural ability for me. And the best part is…I absolutely love doing it.

I had always worked hard to apply myself and enjoyed helping others, but until I had an opportunity to really question my purpose, I didn’t know that my path toward success was entirely in my hands. It was up to me to say yes and take action.


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Coaching Testimonials

Written Testimonials

" If you are an entrepreneur and need some help getting coached, set an appointment with Koy McDermott at Leaders Inspire Leaders, LLC! It will most definitely be worth your while! I’ve been meaning to write this personal testimony, but he inspired so many ideas for my website that I have been working on that and I haven’t had time lol. He has an amazing gift of inspiring things that you never thought of in a way that is so natural. You give him a vision, he will make it clear, and help devise a plan to achieve it! Hands down one of the best coaches I have ever had, and I have seen the growth in my website!
Tressica Thomas
Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Written Testimonials

" Koy’s coaching helped me get laser focused on my project, going from stuck to moving forward. The momentum helped me get out of the ditch and back on the road to success. He is excellent at getting to the crux of the issue and encouraging success.
Stacy Curtis
Founder of Writeyourownlife.com

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" I have had a lot of mentors and teachers along my path and none have had the unique approach that Koy is able to bring to the table. Instead of teaching me the “right” way to do things he has coached me to utilize my strengths and passions to do what I do very well. Instead of memorizing a set of “skills” he has grown me into the passionate and driven person that I am today. I would recommend spending some time with Koy. It won’t take you long to realize that his passion is making you a success.
Dave Williams
Account Executive

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" Koy is professional and his energy/enthusiasm is contagious. Unlike some previous coaching experiences, I felt Koy had my true interests at heart. Instead of pushing a specific agenda, he spent the majority of time listening and helped me see some blind spots that have been holding me back for a Entrepreneurial Leadership Coaching while.

In just one 45 minute session with Koy, I went from 2 course “ideas” to outlining specific action steps of what I need to do to actually make them happen. My experience with him was truly invaluable. Best of all, he didn’t accept the BS excuses that frequently came out of my mouth. I can’t recommend him enough.
Bud Hennekes

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