22.07.2024 18:23:13

Leadership Development specialist CLP is acquired by IDG to Expand Global Footprint

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London, 1st May 2024 – CLP, a pioneering leader in change and sustainability-focused leadership solutions, founded in 2013 by Dr. Marcus Gottschalk, is thrilled to announce it is acquired by Inspirational Development Group (IDG) effective May 1st, 2024. This strategic integration marks a significant milestone for both organisations, combining CLP’s innovative methodologies with IDG’s extensive leadership development expertise.

CLP has earned acclaim for its cutting-edge approach to leadership development, catering to major global corporations with a bespoke suite of solutions. The company’s founder and CEO, Dr. Marcus Gottschalk, has cultivated a robust network within Germanic and Engineering markets, positioning CLP as a trusted partner in transformative leadership education.

IDG, a formidable force in leadership development with a focus on education and coaching, sees this acquisition as an opportunity to enhance its offerings and expand its market presence. Following its recent acquisition of Forton Coaching, IDG is poised to deliver comprehensive solutions across leadership development, coaching and education sectors.

“The acquisition of CLP represents a strategic move to broaden our capabilities and respond to evolving client needs”, said Peter Turpie, CEO of IDG. “By combining forces, we aim to offer a holistic suite of services that address the full spectrum of leadership development and change management”.

The acquisition promises several benefits for clients and stakeholders of both organisations:

  • Expanded Portfolio: Clients will have access to a comprehensive range of leadership development, change, coaching and educational solutions.
  • Enhanced Network: A larger pool of trainers and associates ensures diverse expertise and geographical reach.
  • Internationalisation: Clients will benefit from broader geographical coverage and global resources with offices in India (Pune) and the Middle East (Dubai and Riyadh).
  • Career Development: CLP employees will have expanded opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement.
  • Innovation and Transformation: CLP’s innovative approach will drive transformative efforts within IDG, paving the way for enhanced services and offerings.

“We are excited about the possibilities this acquisition brings to our clients, associates and employees”, said Dr. Marcus Gottschalk, Founder and CEO of CLP. “Together with IDG, we will push the boundaries of leadership development and change management, whilst continuing to be a trusted partner to our clients.”

The official acquisition date is set for May 1st, 2024, with both organisations committed to a seamless integration process. Clients can expect uninterrupted service delivery and an enhanced suite of offerings following the acquisition.

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About CLP: CLP is a renowned specialist in leadership development, focusing on change and sustainability leadership solutions for major global corporations. Founded in 2013, CLP has built a strong reputation for innovative methodologies and transformative processes in leadership education.

About IDG: IDG is a leading provider of leadership development solutions, offering coaching and educational services to a diverse clientele. With a focus on continuous improvement and client-centric solutions, IDG is committed to empowering leaders and organisations to achieve their full potential.

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