As a boutique company, we have experienced significant and continuous growth under a conservative, deliberate business plan and was recognized most recently for those efforts by Leadership Excellence magazine as one of the top U.S. firms in leadership development. Therefore, we continue to live by our values of HAVE FUN, INTEGRITY IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO, QUALITY TEAM MEMBERS, CLIENTS & SERVICES, DO WHAT YOU LOVE, and BE YOURSELF
Excelerant started in 2003 as The Training Source with two partners and one common vision. Through their independent work, founders Elise Bouchner and Christina Harper Olivier, noticed that business leaders were challenged to put in place fundamental training and human resources building blocks. They saw the opportunity to better equip leaders for success by maximizing the owner’s return on the investment made in their people. Bouchner and Olivier quickly realized that they could combine their experience and expertise in leadership training and employment law to offer a new kind of service to business owners, CEOs and leaders alike.
Partner Phyllis Arceneaux joined the team in 2004, bringing with her an expertise in leadership and coaching. In 2005, partners Jennifer Adcock and Jill Meaux came onboard, providing additional expertise in team development, instructional design and human resources. In 2008, The Training Source became a certified woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBEC). The Training Source formally changed its name to Excelerant in 2010, and in that same year was recognized as the Acadiana Small Business of the Year.
From 2009-2014, we created, administered and delivered The Moody Executive Institute, an executive leadership training and development program series, in partnership with the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Because of our unique ability to custom-design training curriculum and our history of success working with local companies, in 2016 we were selected by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) to facilitate the Acadiana CEO Roundtable Series.
Since then, we have been growing and developing the systems, processes and people that support our work. We continue to be focused on delivering the Excelerant experience that we promise.
Excelerant is an award-winning leadership development and human resources consulting company based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Using a unique approach, Excelerant combines expertise in training, coaching, human resources, and facilitation to solve problems with practical, executable solutions that deliver high-impact, sustainable results.