When Breakthrough Partners walks with leaders, we are intentional in taking on the role of a coach in a long-term process. There's good reason: With executive coaching over an extended time period, local leaders increase productivity, retain top staff, and realize their plans for change by an average of 88 percent versus just 22 percent with training alone. We evaluate our success by the personal transformation and effectiveness of these leaders. Only with strong local leaders will there be long-lasting community development.