Dick Eaton brings over 25 years of experience helping leaders, teams and organizations achieve breakthrough results. He is an executive leadership coach, a team, leadership, and organizational development consultant, “innovationist”, angel investor, and entrepreneur.

His executive coaching is dedicated to guiding clients to build leadership capacity and impact, particularly during crucial transition periods and when faced with major stretch assignments.
He helps clients access untapped potential and make powerful change happen. Through coaching clients innovate, shift limiting beliefs, blind spots and behaviors, leverage their strengths, build organizational alignment behind key strategies and initiatives, and develop results-focused communication and action plans that activate their organization’s growth and development.

His consulting, facilitation, and design work are focused on creating deeply engaging team processes that yield innovation, enhance leadership capacity, create ‘coach-able moments’, bring to life 360º assessments, activate training content, and build relationships that result in enabled networks.

He is the Founder and Chief Energizing Officer of Leapfrog Innovations, Inc. In addition to his work with David Couper Consulting and Leapfrog Innovations, he serves as an executive/leadership coach for MIT Sloan Executive Education, FMG Leading, and the University of Oregon Lundquist School of Business Executive MBA program.


He is certified in the Wisdom Leading™ Executive Coaching process. Assessment certifications include: FMG Leadership Insights 360 and Team Insights, Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, CCL Benchmark360, ESCI360 and the LVI360. With individual leaders and team clients, he also regularly utilizes the Enneagram, FIRO-B, and DiSC psychometric instruments.


BA from Middlebury College, graduating Cum Laude


  • Mr. Eaton has been featured in various media including the Wall Street Journal, Training Magazine, Chief Learning Officer Magazine and Fortune Magazine.
  • Author of the LinkedIn series Tools You Can Use, for Leaders which includes articles such as: “How Great Leaders Navigate Hard Conversations”, “Building Trust in Turbulent Times: A Tool to Help You Become the Leader Others Want to Follow”, and “You Can’t Force Change: How to Align Your Team Around Successful Change Efforts”.
  • An award-winning painter, a ceramic artist and an accredited Reiki Master