About Grace Cleaves

Stand up, stay calm and lead

Grace Cleaves brings the wisdom and experience of C-level leadership and training to her work with executives, senior leadership, physicians, and other health care leaders.  Her approach is practical and behavioral, focusing on what works in various challenging situations, including the fast-paced environments where customer, investor, and patient care is delivered.


  • Behavioral and tool-based improvement training and coaching for high-status physicians and executives

  • Leadership skill development

  • Retreat facilitation

  • Staff development

  • Team-building

  • Special expertise in working to equalize high/low status relationships. 


You can see more about her background and connections at www.linkedin.com/in/gracecleaves .


Grace Cleaves is a corporate leader and executive and has consulted with health and business organizations throughout the U.S. Her direct, compassionate style puts high-performing health leaders and executives at ease, while expertly guiding them through outcome-focused work. She is a results-oriented, tech-savvy entrepreneur whose passion for training medical professionals was the impetus for the founding of LegacyMD and Beyond Clinical Competence LLC, and she has since expanded her focus to address the needs of busy business executives and their teams. Cleaves received her B.A. from the University of Maine and her Professional Coaching Certification from the UNH Graduate School's Professional Development and Training division.


As an avocation, Cleaves is the Treasurer and business manager for Portland Playback Theatre Company, with whom she performed and directed for 10 years. She has done theatrical and comedic improvisation for more than 25 years. She’s studied with teachers from Second City, ImprovBoston, Acorn Studios and Laughing Stock Comedy Company. She lives in Westbrook, Maine, with her husband and Human Resources consultant, Mike Miles .


Grace Cleaves is an expert group facilitator and leadership coach for physicians, executives, and other high performers. Her respectful, direct approach teaches skills to those stepping up to new challenges within their organizations, health providers needing support to transition to roles that include administrative duties, and disruptive physicians who need help to develop new behaviors in clinical environments. 

Wisdom. Maturity. Results.

"I was facing significant life and professional transitions. Grace brought wisdom and professional expertise to our work together that supported me in ways beyond my expectations."          Executive Nurse Leader

“Grace helped our team grapple with big questions in a time of intense change. Her facilitation of sometimes difficult conversations was clear, moved us toward our goals, and was always respectful.”

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